- HEALTH TRACKER
My surgery was 4/30/13. I stayed in the hospital two days. They get you up and walking, this is very important because you want to keep your respiratory open and prevent blood clots, plus the walking helps to deal with the pain, trust me. The first day was rough, but the nurses were very encouraging and helpful and the more I walked, the stronger I became. Robyn, be strong, just think of the goals you made for yourself, when you get there you will be able to say you did it and with God's help, you can! Read Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" to encourage you and surround yourself with people who love you and support you in your journey. I think what would also help you if you seek out a support group in your area for bariatric patients who have had the RNY procedure. That way, there will be someone local to cheer you on and help you in your new life. I just joined a support group and can't wait to attend my first meeting. I will be going for my two-week weigh-in on Monday, and I will be praying for you while you are in surgery and during this new life we have chosen. You can always drop me a line to let me know how you are doing, and again-YOU GO GURL!!!!!
This is soooooo what I need(ed)!!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!! I'm sitting in my office at work and every two minutes I'm in tears. People come in to say hi and to see how I am and I break down....I'm printing this out so I can read it over and over....THANK YOU!!!!
How were you feeling after the surgery while you were in the hospital? How long did you stay in?
Hi Robyn! I just had the gastric sleeve on 4/30/13 and I know where you are at. You are going through the mental struggle I went through because lets face it, this is a very serious procedure to achieve weight loss and you are naturally concerned about your well being and life afterward. Just relax and be reassured that when you chose this journey, you reached a point where you are taking back your life and getting in control. Kind of like hitting the restart on the computer, you are restarting your life from the madness of crash diets, fitness fads and insanity. I went through a little anxiety, but I began to pray and ask God to give me peace and take me through the surgery and recovery and remind me of the responsibility I have to live my best life. Robyn, you will be fine, and I applaud you for taking the step to take control of your life, and think of it this way, we who have gone through bariatric surgery are some pretty brave souls, because we made a life choice for us! Many people struggle just to decide what to wear each day, but we chose to go through countless insurance hurdles, out of pocket expenses, classes and the like to live our lives free of chronic illness, pain and a lifetime of bondage. I pray God gives you the peace you need and remember, follow your doctor's recommendations to the letter, including diet, exercise and keep your appointments and you will be successful. YOU GO GURL!!!!!!
I am on my 6 year journey with my lap band and I am doing GREAT.
I haven't been on here in a long time but I am going on...My walking isn't as much because I have had 2 hip replacements so I can't walk as far as I used to.
April 1 and I wish what the scale read this morning was a joke.
Am committing myself to getting back to the basics: weighing, measuring, 30 chews with each bite, drinking at least 80 ounces of water per day, and at least 30 minutes of exercise.
Had been avoiding the scale, eating what I wanted and in a way that got me to the place that I was before my by-pass surgery.
I know that when I am using the tools, eating properly, and getting enough exercise how much better I feel, how my head is clearer, I am less emotional, and my relationships are better because I am not filling myself with sugar and carbs.
thanks for listening
I have schedule an appt with Fairfield county Bariatric. I have an appointment on 04/01. When i spoke with the receptionist she said I may not qualify because i do not have any other symptoms like high blood pressure. They are going to send me for sleep apnea testing, but I doubt that I have sleep apnea although I do snore really loudly so I've been told .
My question is what do you have to have in order to qualify? My BMI is 41.2 does Husky require that plus high blood pressure, diabetes, ect? Should I also go see my doctor in advance?
Did you meet? I am new to post-op (1/23/13) and brand new to this site? I live north of Hartford and am now beginning to look for support, recipes and more. Best... IM
Thanks. Looking forward to the update. I think he is there until the end of this month :(. I miss this month's support group, and really wanted to go to wish him the best. He's an awesome doctor and person!
I will be seeing Dr Bell this Friday, March 15th. I have not received a call that he will not be present. I will ask him about the support group and if he will attend, then post a message. I was unaware he was leaving. Thank you for this information. There is another surgeon in his office. Has anyone had an experience with him and would share? Duffy perhaps? I had surgery on January 23rd, 2013. I just found this site and hope to make contacts and be a good listener when the time arises. Best..... IM
He'll NEVER give you a hard time; that's not him at all. He'll be his encouraging self, something no other doctor has the ability to do. He truly is one of a kind! I'm hoping to make it to support group to say good bye and wish him the best in March. I hope he'll go to that one. He's usually at all of them.
Good luck at your appt. You'll get back in the swing of it once you are on the mend. Just always remember, he gave us a "gift" - he calls it a tool; I call it a gift!
Haha.... I told my husband we are moving to Jersey. At first he **** himself and then was like "it can't be worse than Connecticut"!
I rescheduled today so now i will actually see him next week. I am up in weight this year (I had tendonitis surgery and blew my rotator cuff I think so my activity has been zero) but I'm hoping he won't be giving me a hard time since I will be friggin crying !
I know this is an older post, but I wanted to reach out to you and tell you that you would be making the best decision of your life if you chose to have the surgery. Life will be totally different and will actually be "fun" again.
Yes, food will always be your demon, but with the right counseling and diet, you can do it. I hope you will post and let us know what you decided.
8.5 yrs out - Lap RNY - 100lbs FOREVER!
Whether it's NJ/PA/NY, I think we should plan on going to him once a year there! We can get a bus and make it a field trip !
I too got a phone call and letter.... I too heard that he is opening his own practice in PA ... I will certainly miss him as I am 4 years post-op and worry about who I will see after he is gone. He is "top notch" in my book ... hard shoes to fill! I do wish him all the best in his move. Fortunately, I was able to get in to see him before he leaves.
I missed my summer appointment for the first time and was supposed to see him on 3/28. The letter says appointments after that day will be rescheduled. Maybe I will get lucky and they can fit me in somewhere before he goes.
I understand he is going into private practice with a college friend in New Jersey. I am so upset as well. I just had my 8.5 year follow up with him, as I missed my summer appt. I'm glad I went. I'm hoping he will be at March's support group and we have an opportunity to wish him well.