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    No intention of leaving the site. I love being here. We are going to be the old pro's now!
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    It is so true though. Like night and day. You look amazing. And definitely 20 years younger!! Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving as well. This journey has been amazing and I have enjoyed sharing it with you!
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    While I have seen them several times, I just have to say that your before and after pics freaking rock! Totally a different person!
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    Thank you very much Tamera I feel wonderful and my life has already changed so much, just everyday life is so much easier and better in so many ways. I appreciate your feedback and support (hugs)
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    I think my nutrition approach is similar to what you described for yours. I'm tired today. Really tired. Going to Lie down now. Thank you for letting me reach out to you. I'm sure I will
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    you look awesome !!!
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    I am in the mend. Taking sips and walks. Mainly chicken and beef broth and water. Can't stomach the protein shakes yet although it is part of this phase for me according to my doc. I'm thirsty. Can't get it quenched. Oh doing popsicles too. Went for ab15 min walk this morning. Starting to feel excited again. Surgery robbed my excitement for a few days. Lol. But your pics and story and many others truly inspire.
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    Wow your before and after photos!!! Amazing. Awesome work. Congrats.
  9. Hi Shay, will be praying for a safe successful surgery. Hope you have a good flight. Please let me know how your doing. Get ready to join the Losers Club. Lol
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    I couldn't send a private message.
    Thank you I'm trying to make my thoughts 100% positive. I leave tomorrow at 7am. I'm so nervous.
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    Hello
    Good morning.
    I have a few questions if you don't mind
    Can you tell me your starting BMI? Current BMI?
    What did you eat the first 30 days?
    How often do you have to have follow up care?
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    Hi Tamera, I know what you mean about this being one of the best summers in a long time! I've worn my swimsuit not only in front of our annual 4th of July crowd here at the house, but I went to a water park with my grandson and never batted an eye. I feel so much better and don't know HOW in the heck I lugged around those extra 94 pounds! I can't carry a gallon of milk in each hand without struggling, and just shake my head when I look at ALL the fat photos of me! I'm glad you checked in!
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    Hi! I just saw your post on my visitor message page and responded there
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    Happy 3 month sleeversity hope all is still going well!!
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    You just made my day, thank you very much.... I started exercising in 1992. I walked every day, i mean every day until around 2010 when I got laid off from my job, I was out of work for 4 years and gained 100lb. I got a job and started walking every day and after a year did not lose any weight. I had my sleeve on 12/2/13. I'v exercised every day since then... As I type getting ready to go walking. EXERCISE is the Key... Thank you for the kind words.... I eat what i want.. I don't like carbs.. I still feel my restriction... I eat a lot of meat, protein....
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About Tamera2
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
Biography:
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.
Location:
Vancouver Wa
Interests:
Hiking,Mountain & Rock Climbing are my passion.I love camping/backpacking,boating,snowshoeing
Occupation:
Homemaker
Name:
Tamera Anderson
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr Mario Almanza
Surgery date:
2017-01-24

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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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Picture BEFORE 288.00 lbs. - before
Picture AFTER after - 138.00 lbs.

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Surgery date: 01/24/2017

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