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  1. So happy for you! Start slow in the exercise, you've been through so much. Are you on Facebook? I'm Sharon Dahlen Baer. I think we're pretty booked for summer with Africa most of August, but I'd love to come out there sometime. Or sraebaer@gmail.com

    You sure have a come back to life story! Are you suing the doctor in Mexico, or would that be a worthless cause? Just to get back your medical expenses!!
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    Tamera, you've been so kind and supportive to everyone. Love you photos, you look great. I hope all good things are coming your way. I'll keep you posted on my progress. Take care!
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    Hello how are you
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    Thanks for the support. I know you had a few hiccups along the way following your posts here, but you've done an amazing job and look fantastic!
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    Hi, Weekend was lovely, but it all seems a blur now! work, work, work! Hope you are doing well as well.
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    Thank you Tamera!!! I'm feeling pretty fabulous!!
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    Wow Tamera!! You are looking absolutely stunning!! Your hair is super cute, too!! Hugs!
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    AWESOME!!! Love the new “do” too! You look fabulous!
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    Thank you Tamera :-) x
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    No nothing new Tamera but actually I do 5 crossfit sessions a week now and I only used to do 3 or 4. You have inspired me with rock climbing as I have always thought about it and we have a place down at the cliffs by the river here where they run some sessions so who knows one day I might try! They also do a night where you go out on the river in canoes and go through the city then come back for a barbecue. I did that and gawd it was the worst night of my life!!!! It was dark and I thought the river cat ferry was going to wipe me out!!!! Terrifying! But I might try the rock climbing though I'm not the best with heights so it is a bit scary... thats probably why it is worth doing! Much love Tamera, you look so amazing and I am so happy for you x
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    Thank you Tamera, you look absolutely amazing too! You are like a different person!!! Such an inspiration xx
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    Hi Tamera! Sorry it took so long to answer. I do not log in ofetn enough. I am doing good. Looking forward to weighing in on the 15th. That will be my 1 month anniversary. There is an awesome possibility that I might be under 200#. I started the year at 233#. I don’t remeber the last time I was under 200#. I am also back in the gym. Mostly cardio but getting used to the routine until I can lift again. How have you been? Have a great rest of your week.
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    Hi Tamera2. I just read one of your responses on the forum and was instantly relieved. I fly into San Diego tomorrow. My surgery is Thursday with Dr. A. Thank you!
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    Hello !!! I am so excited to have this done but scared,anxious and every other feeling is starting to hit me too . I started the pre-op diet yesterday and it is hard especially as I am fixing meals for my family and then had to go to the grocery store today. Talk abut never noticing how many temptations are around. You have had an amazing success story and I hope to have the same. I am really worried about my flight home though. I already get motion sickness and then to add the nausea from surgery to it.Also worried about blood clots. Maybe I am just over thinking things. Thanks for the support !
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    So do you hon! I love how you always put your pics. I need to do that occasionally.
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I'm a married mom of 2, a grandma of 4 and Aunty of 2. I love all three roles. I also love the ocean,spending time with family & friends. I also love discovering new places. I've been overweight for many years. It started when I developed MS in 1997. I became depressed and became an emotional eater. I would conquer the depression and every time I would push through and try different diets; I'd loose weight than my MS, CHF or another one of my diseases would flare up and I would have to ease up on exercise, depression would worsen and the emotional eating/snacking would start again. I'd overcome than I'd develope another disease and have a set back. I was not happy with my life, didn't like how I felt or looked. My weight was out of control and I made a decision to take control of my life and improve my health. After working with a counselor and attend some classes I choose to have WLS. I got my health stable except for developing diabetes,sleep apnea,high B/P . I had the Sleeve and joined the Marathon and found my passion. Hiking and Mt.Climbing. I no longer have diabetes, High B/P, Sleep Apnea. Bye Bypap/Oxygen Woohoo!! I would love one day to help others battling obesity and regain their life back. Maybe one day I will become an Motivational Speaker. I went from living my life either in bed or in the hospital and the little time in between went to my family!! NOT anymore!! I’m free to enjoy life since having WLS. I can do what ever I set my mind too. That is an amazing feeling!!!
Completed Climb school for Mountaineering and Rock climbing in 2018. 11-16-18 I had my Sleeve converted into a bypass by a Doctor in the States! I developed acid reflux around 14mos postop. Around May 2018 I developed A-Fib and started having breathing issues. Turned out a new Hiatal Hernia dragged my stomach into my chest. I had a stoke in September of 2018. My reflux was continually getting worse despite stronger PPI’s. Unfortunately with my history of Hiatal Hernia, acid reflux. Dr Almanza never should have excepted me. Revision’s are very risky and I know this first hand. I had multiple complications and I almost died during complication #2. I spent months in the hospital with short stretches of being at home. I first was feed through my central line and received TPN and now feed formula through my G-Tube. I had severe nausea and frequent dry heaving for months living off of nausea meds & Ginger tablets. has of March 2019 I’m starting to see improvements. I loved my first year being sleeved and it was a wonderful tool. If I knew then what I know now I would have choose either RNY or DS instead of VSG. I recommend seeing a surgeon that does other W.L.S too not just the Sleeve. That way you stand a better chance at getting the best option for you.
Vancouver Wa
Hiking,Mountain & Rock Climbing are my passion.I love camping/backpacking,boating,snowshoeing
Tamera Anderson
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Highest weight- 288 / Wt at Surgery 268
1 month 236 -29lbs 2 month 214 -22lbs 3 month 206 -08lbs 4 month 196 -10lbs 5 month 185 -11lbs 6 month 178 -7lbs 7 month 172 -6lbs 9mos -12lbs 156 13mos later wt.144lbs, Wt.138 -150lbs in 15mos


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