KDBaker posted a discussion topic 1 week, 5 days ago

I'll be 5 months out on the 16th of this month and this is still the best decision I've ever made for myself! I'm 4 clothing sizes smaller. I have little to no back, hip, knee, or foot pain anymore. I can climb stairs! My only frustration is that I

KDBaker posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I'm about 2 and a half months post-op and I just have to say this is the best decision I've ever made. I've gone from a size 22 to a 16/18. I can walk more than a block without getting tired and sore. I am an active teacher again, rather than spendin

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KDBaker posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Ok ladies. Up until surgery, my period was regular. It came once a month and lasted less than 5 days. I'm 6 weeks post op now and have my period for the second time this month. My last one ended 2 weeks ago. This happen to anyone else? If so, ple

KDBaker posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Does anyone else feel sick after taking their multivitamin? For the first week or two it was fine, but for the past few days, I've started feeling sick after I take it. It's just a chewable multivitamin with iron like my doctor told me to take. I ta

KDBaker posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Tomorrow marks 2 weeks post-op for me! It's also the end of this liquid diet. I have a nutrition class at 11:30 tomorrow to find out what the next stage is. I can't wait! I've bee sick of protein shakes since the end of the first week! Looking at h

KDBaker posted a discussion topic 5 months ago

Got sleeved 2 days ago at MGH in Boston. I have some pain, but it's easily manageable. My day has been sipping liquids, taking a shower and getting dressed, napping in my recliner, and doing a lap or two around my apartment. Not bad I'd say.

Kathy S. wrote 5 months ago
Congratulations on your upcoming surgery!? Here are some links to information you may find helpful: http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/photographing-your-weigh t-loss-surgery-journey/ http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/weight-loss-surgery-hosp tial-stay-what-to-pack/ http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/four-on-the-floor-self-c are-after-weight-loss-surgery/ We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

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KDBaker posted a discussion topic 7 months ago

After years of telling doctors I need help losing weight, too many goes at various diets, and months of waiting....I got a surgery date! I am getting sleeved at MGH in Boston on October 16!

I am both really excited that the wait is almost over

KDBaker posted a discussion topic 1 year ago


So I have new patient orientation at MGH tomorrow and I'm wondering what I should expect. I have filled out the 11 page questionnaire they sent me about my health, my weight issues, and my history. Other than that I have no idea what

KDBaker posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

Hello!  My name is Kathryn.  I'm sitting at around 240 pounds and typical weight loss programs have not worked for me in the past few years.  I'm in pain.  I'm always exhausted and I do not feel like a normal 30-something.   I've been researching weigh

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May 21, 2016
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