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  • Wow David! That is a lot of weight. Any brain surgery (never mind the complications) burns a huge amount of calories to heal. We used to supplement with a LOT of protein and high calories when patients had brain surgery or burns. (I worked in ICU for a number of years) Just keep pumping the good stuff in. Quite the thing - grateful to have narcotics for the pain, but not so happy with the side effects!
    Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 14th 2012. Height: 5'7"
    Primal low: 186 lbs
    Current weight: 221.4 lbs
    Goal weight: 140 lbs

    "You are free to choose, BUT you are not free from the consequences of your choices."

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    • Still feeling light-headed and funky, I'm probably rushing things. One thing is that with the sudden weight loss, my blood pressure medications are all screwed up and my BP has been very low. Like 85/50 at times. So if I stand up quickly I get light-headed. I called the Doctor and we're playing with the meds to get it right.

      While I slept for the first few days coming home, now for the past two nights I have insomnia. Sucks.

      I did go to the gym today and talk to Trainer Cliff about getting back into some exercise. My last surgery was June 9th so I can start light movement, yoga, and very light resistance exercise on July 9. He will work up some programming for me, and I'll run it by the doctor for his blessing before starting. I can't start lifting heavy weights until Autumn.

      Things to look forward to, to ease a troubled, sleepless mind. :-)
      Height: 5' 10"
      Highest Weight: 292
      Recent Starting Weight 287
      Current weight: 237.6
      Goal weight: 195
      Body Fat 28.9

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      • Sorry about the insomnia. When that happens to me, I just get up and watch tv or read or journal or read MDA. Usually am able to get some sleep 6-9am and make it thru the day.
        Female 55
        Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
        Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

        With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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        • Wow! So inspirational. I know you are making light of what was obviously a hard long struggle. Glad to hear you are on the mend. I feel like I've been holding my breath for a long long time. Cheers from across the pond!


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          • Hey David, just read my journal, it'll put you right to sleep!
            My journal - The Walrus: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread108103.html

            Be silly, be honest, be kind. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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            • Thinking of you David. Hoping you are continuing to heal and gain strength.
              Female 55
              Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
              Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

              With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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              • I've been thinking of you also, and hoping you are well down the road to complete recovery.
                My journal - The Walrus: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread108103.html

                Be silly, be honest, be kind. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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                • It's dusty in here... I'm alive :-) Sorry I dropped off of the face of the planet.

                  So the whole tumor, removal, and recovery was this very weird dark time for me. Now that a couple of years have gone by, I still don't like to think about it. I didn't want to face what I had been writing in my journal (I almost started another) but, what the heck, I'll just ignore it.

                  I got home from the hospital, I gained back all of the weight I lost. Oldest son got married and I'll be a Grandfather in December :-).

                  I never stopped going to the gym (thankfully) I still see trainer Cliff 5X a week (2 personal training sessions and three fitness classes).

                  I likely owe the man my life.

                  I've been in a tug of war with depression, but in April things turned around for me and I'm on the right track again.

                  I hope things are alright for you all :-)

                  David
                  Height: 5' 10"
                  Highest Weight: 292
                  Recent Starting Weight 287
                  Current weight: 237.6
                  Goal weight: 195
                  Body Fat 28.9

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                  • David! So glad you dropped in! I think about you a lot and wonder how you are doing. Hey! I got MARRIED! To an Australian!
                    My journal - The Walrus: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread108103.html

                    Be silly, be honest, be kind. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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                    • David, so glad to hear from you. Grandchildren are the best! I've got two now, a 2-year old boy from son #2 & wife and a 6-month girl from son #1 & wife.
                      Female 55
                      Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                      Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                      With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                      • David, so very happy to hear from you, that you are alive, kicking, and still cranking it. I'm very happy you seem to have put the "dark times" behind you and you have some positives coming through. Congrats on the grandfather expectation, I've got 2 grandsons and love to watch them grow and mature.
                        Please don't disappear on us again!
                        The Buck stops here. I am responsible for my past and my future. So for today: I choose to be happy. I will seek wisdom. I will be a servant to others. I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit.

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                        • David, the warmest welcome back. What a history.
                          Annie Ups the Ante
                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                          • Thanks all, for the warm welcome! Nice to see so many familiar names! Walrus! such wonderful news! Congratulations to HIM! (my mother taught me never to say congratulations to the Bride, congratulations are for the groom), so best wishes to you!

                            I wrote a longer post... but the new forum format ate it. I'm on my way to the gym so I'll have to try to post it again later. DC
                            Height: 5' 10"
                            Highest Weight: 292
                            Recent Starting Weight 287
                            Current weight: 237.6
                            Goal weight: 195
                            Body Fat 28.9

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                            • Ah yes, the new forum! You will love it! (Can you hear the sarcasm?)
                              My journal - The Walrus: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread108103.html

                              Be silly, be honest, be kind. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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                              • Yes, I can hear it!

                                I tried to reply before and when I previewed the post, it was from "guest," not my Username. So I backed out to see if somehow my login was bumped, but before I did I copied the post. But when I got back in and pasted, there wasn't anything there. The restore from autosave only brought back the first sentence. Sigh...

                                Folks have had issues, I assume?
                                Height: 5' 10"
                                Highest Weight: 292
                                Recent Starting Weight 287
                                Current weight: 237.6
                                Goal weight: 195
                                Body Fat 28.9

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