- HEALTH TRACKER
Exciting news: 8 new speakers added to the Conference line-up, Early Bird (Save $25) extended for 10 more days and another great giveaway added on for the Early Birds!
remember that WLS is considered "elective" as well as plastic surgery and it is covered! Any time your Dr puts you out of work, you qualify for state disability....FMLA is different than state disability but most people lump them together. You can take FMLA to take care of a family member or yourself and it keeps your job safe for up to 12 weeks (if caring for yourself) but it doesn't pay you...state disability is how you get paid. So go to the edd.gov website to look up state disability to see if you qualify....hope this helps :D
Hello CA Members.
East Bay Bariatric is an independent, peer support group with hundreds of members throughout the bay area and from many surgery types and medical groups. We've been meeting for 12 years now...still hard to believe.
It's meeting time again for East Bay Bariatric:
Date: Saturday, May 18
Times: Pre-op & Newbies Q&A from 2-2:30 p.m. / Everyone from 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Location: Alameda Hospital, Conf. Room C, 2070 Clinton Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501 (enter through sliding doors to the right of the ER)
Please note, this group used to meet at the San Leandro Hospital but that is no longer the case as of January 2013. San Leandro tossed ALL support groups from their hospital (so much for "community relations"). If you see any materials from or in your doctor's offices that mention the old meeting info, please alert them of the location and time change. We still meet the 3rd Saturday of the month but now start at 2 p.m. and not 1:15.
Thanks to you all for the feedback. Dr. Cirangle is definitely a well-known and respected doctor so all the roadblocks to see him were odd to her. She has been procrastinating the last several months out of fear of seeing him because apparently (I later learned) that when she was telling him like a year ago that she thought something was wrong, he was nasty telling her she was "wrong" and even calling her a "failure." Very odd and totally not cool. So she had been afraid to call his office back but her symptoms got worse.
He is now in like four offices each week, including an office in Hawaii so it's a lot trickier to see him now than it was 5 years ago.
She did get brave and went to the office to get an appointment and that finally worked. Nothing has been done yet but hopefully it will soon.
Ah, congrats! Such an exciting moment in your life. Enjoy the next ride. Stay close to your bariatric community as that's the group that will understand what you are experiencing and discovering along the way.
I would suggest you contact the surgeons office that you want to do your surgery, ask them what THEY take.
It's been long time since I was on this site, hope all is well, I am going to scan thru messages and see who all is still here...
I have heard of it but the diet is 500 calories a day and I couldn't figure out how to get 100 grams of protein out of 500 cal.
Maybe if you did the drops but kept the calories higher than that.
Back on track is 100 grams of protein ( less if you are short) no more than 5 grams of sugar or fat per meal. I eat something every 2-3 hours.
Vitamins are a must
Best wishes !!!!! I hope something works for you !!
Donna Q. --5'8" -59 years old
hw320 sw276 lw with band 195 gw 160-180?
pre sw 258 sw 244 cw 168
I have a few questions...I am a post rou-n -y gastric bypass patient, 5 years out. I lost 80 lbs and have gained back 40. Nothing I do seems to help me get back on track, by the way I am 53 years young, my diabetes is completely controlled and that is what I am most happy with. However, I am now anemic and tired all the time, I take all my vitamins and iron on a schedule, but am still feeling this way...now to my questions?
Has anyone ever tried Omnitrition and used their hCG drops for weight loss after being post op from gastric by pass? If so, did it work for you?
Would love to hear from any of you, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am in the insurance approval phase now through Dr LePorts office :)
Hi SoCal people, I have a couple of suggestions for our planned meet up and would like some feedback. Do you want to go back to the Santa Monica pier? Ports of Call in San Pedro? Meet up at Miss Bobbie's low carb shop in Tustin and then go shopping in the shops nearby then head to a nearby beach? Or, meet up at a Starbucks in the Newport Beach area then go hang out at the beach? Or, we can skip the beach area altogether and meet up at a Starbucks in the IE, go shopping at Ontario Mills, and maybe go ice skating?
Let me know what you think. I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone. Oh, for those who want to make a full day of it, we can have dinner somewhere before we head for home.