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Old 05-07-2005, 08:10 PM   #1
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Guess what, guys?

i'm up to 104. the feeding tube is doing it's job. it dumps an extra 1600 calories per day into me, plus i eat regular food. i'm so excited! i've been trying to top 100 for so long now. i was stuck at 97.5 for like 2 months, then all of a sudden i gained. this means i've gained 32 pounds so far! i'm so much healthier now; when i was 72 lbs. the nurses used to have to drag double up and literally drag me if i needed to get up or i'd have to drape one arm over the nurse and one over my feeding tube pole's machinery. i'm at 82% of my ideal body weight. at 72 i was at 57%, barely. one more ounce and it wouldv'e been 56%.
i just can't explain how proud i am of myself. it's HARD to gain weight!

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Old 05-07-2005, 08:47 PM   #2
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WONDERFUL NEWS!!! I'm proud and happy for you!

Hey, do you have a wedding date set yet??
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Old 05-07-2005, 09:06 PM   #3
 
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Hard to gain weight!!!!!!

I'll give you some of mine, dear.

I know you have been sick. When I was ill with a over active thyroid condition I was below 100 lbs too. Now my thyroid is underactive, and I won't tell you my weight now.
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Old 05-08-2005, 12:24 AM   #4
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Congratulations!! I am so happy for you. Glad to hear that you are doing much better. Keep up the good work!!
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Old 05-08-2005, 08:56 AM   #5
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thanks, my friends. hey, choc, i had both an over and an underactive thyroid when i was 20. didn't affect my weight one bit.
PDS, not a date yet. it is a very casual engagement; he just proposed to me one night when we were on a bender and i cried and said yes. he wants a baby very soon, though. VERY. looks like i'll be a momma by 25, hopefully, God Willing. maybe me and the other new Mommies on here can have a virtual playgroup for our tots!
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aww luvs that's great to hear !!! keep up the great work !!!
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You know, I just noticed, I didn't say what I meant to say. It is that dang gone oldsheimzers again!

I am sure you knew what I meant to say........

Luvs, I am glad you are doing better! And thank you for "reading" my forgetful mind.
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Oh I am so happy for your gain Luvs, though I am not around as much these days (I think my new address is the gym) I often think of you, and you medical problems, and wondered how your little tubey friend was doing!!!! I am so glad you are getting stronger and healthier, and I'm glad the pounds I have lost have gone to good use, I sent them straight to you!!!!!
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Old 05-08-2005, 05:10 PM   #9
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Luvs, I'm very happy to hear about your gain. Really. Now, what I'm going to say is because I really do care about you a lot:
Please, please, if you are thinking about a baby, you really need to get yourself completely back to 100% of your goal weight beforehand, and keep it on for many months. Those little critters need that. Also, you need to stop having the drinking binges - it's not safe, sweetie..We want you to be healthy. Also, I'd recommend some time between the wedding and having a child. You and your boyfriend need to have "together time" for quite a while before having your baby. Because, after that, a lot of your free time won't be free anymore. Please know that this is coming from another mommy, and someone who really cares about you dearly!
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luvs jkath is right. listen to her please. oh and we went to see pics of the new you *smile*
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