While getting dress for work this morning, I realized that I might be down another pair of jeans. Oh no, I already decided that I was not going to buy any more clothes especially jeans before I have WLS( hopefully in Aug-Sept timeframe). Anyway the pair I put on today started to sport that warn, I’m on my last thread look in the inner thigh area. I don’t know what’s going to happen if my jeans start to give way to my rubbing thighs. I hate buying any type of pant and I hate having to break in new jeans. My major problem is that no matter the cut or type, all my bottoms become low rise. I guess I’ll start wearing my stretch/yoga pants to work… Oh boy that will be interesting have you ever seen a big girl in low rise yoga pants. I hope the my jeans make it… Is there a Patron Saint of Clothing?
So yesterday there was a thread (2) posted just asking people that had the band and had complications to share their experiences (something to that effect) but clearly nothing to bash the people that had success with it. This Naomi character (trust me a great description), chimed in and started blaming the people that experienced compilations for their suffering. Of course people, those that had /have the band and those that had other WLS procedures, commented (mostly in disagreement) on her response. I was very disturbed that someone that has many years dealing with weight loss could be so “thick”. What really got me pissed is the next day she changed her story, she professed that she did not have any complications and the very next day she had complications. Then went on to describe that a complication is when you have to be hospitalized (how insane is that). I hate it when people flip flop to suit their needs, stick to one story. Anyway as a newbie I would have thought that one could come to this forum and get informed and support when needed and under any circumstances (if your tool failed you or if you failed your tool). I’m reasonable enough to know that this is still the case but, damn… it was very eye opening to see someone act like that. I thought that we all were all here for the same reason (learn, help and support) after all WE all have the same thing in common and that common factor is what got us here in the first in place. Venting over, moving on from the lunacy that is Naomi
Today I went to my second nutritional meeting and weigh-in out of six. The meeting was very informative and I got some useful tips. So, have to add three more goals from my list… I chose, decrease starch foods, increase fruits to 2 serving a day and stop high caloric fluids. The last goal is going to be a real challenge, while I don’t drink a lot of soda, I do LOVE my cranberry juice. I do drink it diluted with water or vodka . Umm it can be done I can try light cranberry or just stick to my MIOs . I’m also 5lbs lighter from last month (not much but it’s something).
The greatest outcome of the meeting was the end… I met 2 very nice ladies today, and when I mentioned that I was a member on OH. One was already a member (we exchanged username) and the other never heard of it. When I went to add my new friend, lo and behold we were already friends (small world). The other young lady became a member today as well.
My weight gain came after the birth of my son (he’s 17 now), and I really started packing it on about 6-7 years ago, but here’s what I would like to know… So I’ve been blessed with certain attributes (which I had before the weight gain). I just want to know do we lose it ALL? I know that our breasts go south (before and after WLS), but do we lose our butts too? Oh lord I hope not
In my very first post to a forum titled: Anthem BCBS of CA… 6 month supervised dietary program question. I was wondering if anyone with the same insurance had to do the 6 months. I received LOTS of helpful information and I just wanted to give everyone an update and say thank you. So I spoke to the insurance company today, and the representative was VERY helpful and informative… Here’s the deal even though I have Anthem BCBS of CA. I live in Maryland and surgeons have to follow BCBS requirements for pre-authorization in said state, and Maryland requires 6 months documented diet within the past 2 years (2, consecutive 3 months or 6 consecutive months). I don’t have documented weight loss for the last two years that would qualify. I feel better that I know why the 6 months, but I still rather have 3 pre-op and 6 post-op. Appointment 2 of 6 is on the 19th of April.
I started my WLS journey in October 2009 with the informational seminar and debated with myself if this was the correct choice for me. I knew I had a “little” problem with my weight but I was in good health and didn’t think I looked too bad until I saw myself in skinny jeans( not a good look). Just like everyone else I did the many diets available ( LA Weight Loss(my first diet ever), Weight Watchers, South Beach, Diets To Go blah, blah, blah) and I had some success but couldn’t seem to maintain the loss for more than year. Fast forward to the beginning of this year; I had a cough for about two weeks and using my inhaler 2 -3 times a day (not normal for me, I could go months without use). Anyway, one day at work I just didn’t feel right so I went to the health center at my job, I was diagnosed with a respiratory infection and given a prescription for Flonese and antibiotics, but here’s the kicker. When the nurse practitioner came into the examination room she introduced herself then asked me how long I had diabetes. I was floored because I didn’t have diabetes (well I didn’t think I had it). I asked her why she asked me this; after she checked my neck, her response was, that the dark marks around my nose and neck could be acanthosis nigricans which is a skin condition that can be brought on because insulin resistance. After doing my research and already monitoring my blood pressure, I stopped the debate with myself and decided to have WLS. I had already had a doctor’s appointment with my PCP scheduled a few days after the visit to the health center, to go over my lab work. Well wouldn’t you know it… my levels showed that I was pre-diabetic. So here I am today getting healthy and waiting to be on the losing side.