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on 11/22/17 6:40 pm - Jacksonville, FL
VSG on 09/29/17
Topic: RE: What are you thankful for in 2017?

I am thankful that I have a husband that I can trust and who is kind and loving (even if he is messy).

I am thankful that my mom lives with me. She is my best friend. I value every moment we spend as she will at some point forget who I am.

I am thankful that I got my surgery before they eliminated my position at work.

I am thankful that I am now free and can pursue my career and get paid what I'm worth.

I am thankful for all the support of the OH community and all the people who share their opinions, outlook, tips, tricks and stories.

I am thankful for my fur babies.

Finally and most importantly, I am thankful that I have re-kindled my relationship with God and trust him. He waited patiently for me to come back to him. Even though I never know what is in store in the next moment, I know that he will see me through any challenges.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


VSG with Dr. Wanchick - Sept 29 2017

Age 52 Height 5'2" HW 585 (2012) SW 460 (9/29/2017) CW 410 (11/14/2017) Next Goal 400 Starting BMI 95.5

Pre-Op: 62 M1: 36 M2: ?

Cecily C.
on 11/22/17 5:20 pm - CA
VSG on 02/22/17
Topic: RE: What are you thankful for in 2017?

I am thankful for every moment I get with my dad.

I am thankful for surgery.

I am thankful for my awesome dog.

I am thankful for wonderful friends who challenge me to be active and support me in everything.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 CW: 167 GW: 170

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-10.6 M3:-10.4 M4:-8.4 M5:-12 M6:-8.2 M7:-8.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-7.4

Goal reached 11/9/17!

on 11/22/17 3:08 pm
VSG on 12/28/16
Topic: RE: Thank goodness for WLS lifestyle lessons!

Yum! How fun is that to pick out such great treats. One of the things I love about my sleeve is that I finally feel I have control over food vs. vice versa. I can now be around food and not have the slightest desire to eat it.

on 11/22/17 12:58 pm
VSG on 01/12/17
Topic: RE: Benadryl & Weight Gain

Thanks! I am excited and nervous. It's been a long time since I needed to do any heavy studying.

on 11/22/17 12:40 pm - Florence, SC
Topic: RE: Interested in gastric bypass In SC

Had mine at the same practice but different doctor. Was very pleased and it was 4 years yesterday that I had my gastric bypass. I have state insurance which doesn't cover weight loss surgery so I was private pay. Good luck!

T Hagalicious Rebel

on 11/22/17 12:17 pm - Brooklyn
VSG on 04/25/14 with
Topic: RE: What are you thankful for in 2017?

I'm grateful for meeting some cool people on this site. Either in person or online, their support has been amazing & I've developed quite a few friendships as a result.

Thanks to the people of OH for running, keeping & making this site for what it is.

Ok sappy post over. lol

No one surgery is better than the other, what works for one may not work for another. T-Rebel

on 11/22/17 10:10 am - Putnam, CT
Revision on 02/04/15 with
Topic: RE: Is this what "Enjoy your turkey" means?

Ain't that the true about mares.

My Saddlebred is a tall, elegant, red head who is nothing but a hussy. My poor gelding I had years ago would be tortured by her. It didn't matter if she was in heat or not her butt was always in his face. The look on his face was priceless. He was such a gentlemen that he wouldn't even bite her to get her away from him. He just turned his head away in hopes she would leave him along. LOL

Dr. Sanchez Lapband 9/12/2003
hw305/revision w280/cw197/gw150

Revision from Lap Band to Bypass on 2/4/2015 by Dr. Pohl


on 11/22/17 9:50 am
VSG on 08/14/14
Topic: RE: Study showing alcohol effects post-WLS

Yes, of course anyone could "throw back two shots in two minutes!"

But my observation, stated more clearly, is that most people who drink do not drink at that speed.

ANN 5'5"  AGE 71  HW: 235.6 (BMI 39.2 SW: 216  GW: 150  CW: 135.0  

WEIGHT LOSS:  Pre-op: -20  M1: -10  M2: -11  M3: 10  M4: -10  M5: -7  M6: -5  M7: -6  M8: -4  M9: -4    
NEXT 10 MOS. -12  TOTAL:  100+ LBS.

Shannon S.
on 11/22/17 8:47 am - Lusby, MD
VSG on 11/07/17
Topic: RE: Benadryl & Weight Gain

Informatics is an awesome field. That makes sense on the Benadryl. Thanks for the info.


on 11/22/17 8:26 am
Topic: RE: Study showing alcohol effects post-WLS

After WLS I didn't start to drink till about three months after. In the beginning I would only drink two and feel a buzz.

Well since I was already an alcoholic one was never enough. It just snowballed. When I had the surgery I thought I would never drink again. But my addiction was still there.

I could drink as much as I could before surgery. Well at least I thought I could.

I just know for me there will never be alcohol in my body again. One lead to another. There was no moderation.

I know this article was about having a lower tolerance for alcohol. But for me I would keep going till I could feel nothing.

That is why I have a good therapist.

The head part is the hardest.




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