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fomer0506
on 2/15/18 7:59 pm
Topic: RE: Park Nicollet Bariatric Clinic...Good, Bad, or Ugly?

Hi, I'm going to meet with the nutritionist next month.

How is it going so far? Any issues. With your surgery? I'm so afraid but I can't continue to live this way either. Did you lose 80lbs since Jan.? I'm 246 and need to lose 50% of my wt.

Thanks for any feedback

F

TERI R
on 12/29/17 10:02 am - Brooklyn Park, MN
Topic: RE: 10+ years out -

Howdy there Darla. I remember you and how active this board used to be. I also hardly ever check back on it, but whenever I do I am shocked by how little chatter is going on. Wonder if the medical establishments are no longer listing this board as a resource.

Hope all is well with you. Happy holidays.

SNCplus2
on 12/17/17 4:42 am
Topic: Any feedback on Park Nicollet?

I am considering WLS thru Park Nicollet. I'm VERY interested in feedback from anyone who has gone thru the process with them in past year or two. (Everything I could find on this site is a few years old.) I went to an information session last week and thought it sounded like a good program, but would value any personal insights from people on this forum.

Darla S.
on 10/23/17 12:41 pm - Hanover, MN
Topic: 10+ years out -

This MN group used to be so incredibly active! There were days when there were upwards of 40 new posts, and all had many replies. It looks like those days are long gone, which is sad.

I had my Roux-N-Y in April of 2007. My top weight was 377 (I'm 5'11"). My lowest weight was 209, I've been hovering around 225 for years now. Never did break through to 'Onederland", but I'm okay with that. I look NORMAL now, people tell me they'd have never guessed I'd had a weight problem! And when I was down in that 210 range, people would tell me I didn't look well. Numbers are just numbers. My size hasn't changed in years, 90% of the meds I used to have to take went away 9+ years ago. I always used to say I'd have the surgery annually if that's what it took to be successful, and I still would ~ but I'm glad I haven't had to! My tool still works when I pay attention to it.

Anyway, any of you 'newbies' on here - congrats! Respect your tool, and it'll do what you ask of it!

~Darla


  Imperfect does not = unsuccessful

Mary S.
on 6/6/17 7:56 am - Eden Prairie , MN
VSG on 05/15/17
Topic: Does anyone participate in this board?
Hi, I am looking for a group for coffee and conversation. Are there any casual groups out there? Hope so.

Original surgery 12/5/06 - 238

VSG 5/15/17 - SW 213.5, CW 203.5, GW 140

Mary S.
on 5/17/17 4:12 pm - Eden Prairie , MN
VSG on 05/15/17
Topic: Surgery Went Well
I'm so happy to be on the other side. The removal of my lapband and new VSP went smoothly. Healing, resting, drinking, etc., I can't believe how good I feel, other than soreness, swelling, etc., this could be the honeymoon phase, but so far, so good.

Are there any coffee groups? Would like to make some friends who have had VSG. Thanks. Mary

Original surgery 12/5/06 - 238

VSG 5/15/17 - SW 213.5, CW 203.5, GW 140

Mary S.
on 5/6/17 7:27 am - Eden Prairie , MN
VSG on 05/15/17
Topic: RE: Revision surgery band to vertical sleeve
Day 2 of liquid preop diet required by PNC - I"M HUNGRY....hope it gets better.

Original surgery 12/5/06 - 238

VSG 5/15/17 - SW 213.5, CW 203.5, GW 140

Mary S.
on 4/20/17 3:12 am - Eden Prairie , MN
VSG on 05/15/17
Topic: Revision surgery band to vertical sleeve


Hi - I have surgery scheduled for May 15, 2015. I am excited and scared. I'm doing a lot of research and trying to stay focused and letting go. Praying and taking one day at a time. Looking forward to reading more. Mary

Original surgery 12/5/06 - 238

VSG 5/15/17 - SW 213.5, CW 203.5, GW 140

vacationlover
on 3/24/17 4:00 am, edited 3/23/17 9:00 pm
Topic: RE: Need plastic surgeon recommendations...

Just went to see Dr Fasching this week - OMG, love him! However, SO EXPENSIVE! I'm going to make appts with a few others that were mentioned here, so I can make a comparison. Can't wait until I can get my surgery in October! It will be a LBL and BL.

CW: 130ish HW: 264 SW:254 Hgt: 5'2

Goals-Dr:159-MET Mine:140-MET!!! Final Goal: 135-MET!!!!!

W4:-22 W8:-11 W12:-10.5 W16:-12 W20:-11.5 W24:-9.5 W28:-8 W32:-7.5 W36:-8 W40:-7.5 W44:-5 W48: -4.5 1Yr/W52: -7

vacationlover
on 3/9/17 12:22 pm
Topic: RE: Need plastic surgeon recommendations...

Hi! I have an update :) I didn't pursue the plastics in 2013... However I am looking into it again! So tired of my saggy tummy :)

CW: 130ish HW: 264 SW:254 Hgt: 5'2

Goals-Dr:159-MET Mine:140-MET!!! Final Goal: 135-MET!!!!!

W4:-22 W8:-11 W12:-10.5 W16:-12 W20:-11.5 W24:-9.5 W28:-8 W32:-7.5 W36:-8 W40:-7.5 W44:-5 W48: -4.5 1Yr/W52: -7

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