I am SOOO excited. I decided to go with the first surgeon I consulted with, Dr. Douglas Forman of Bethesda, MD. I have had multiple great interactions with him and his staff. He is also well reviewed on OH, RealSelf, Yelp and the local press, including
I had my second plastics consult today and the surgeon talked about quilt stitching the abdominal skin back in place after tightening the muscles. He explained that it helps to reduce the fluid build up so there is little need for drains. I saw another
I had my 6-month followup Dexa scan yesterday and overall the results were good. My total body fat is still low at 17.3 but that is up from 16.7. I exercise alot, swimming and walking so I'm not surprised that it is low. My doctor wants it at 25%, whic
I have lots of loose skin on my abdomen and upper thighs since I have lost weight. I am hoping to have a tummy tuck or lower body lift but not until fall or winter. My body has always easily gotten infected hairs and rashes in the "moister" areas, so I
I had my first PS consult today with Dr. Douglas Forman in MD. He was very pleasant and professional and made me comfortable even during the examination, which could be awkward. His evaluation was that I could use 1) an extended mastopexy (including re
I am 13 months post-RNY and have lost 125 pounds. I have alot of loose skin although I have been lucky that some has tightened up a bit. I am considering a TT/LBL and breast lift with no augmentation. The cost is a real consideration but I also want so
Hi folks. I had my RNY a year ago and have eaten a high protein diet with mostly dense protein. Only in maintenance have I added more veggies, fruit and some healthy carbs like oatmeal. It has worked well for me.
My wife is also SMO with co-mor
Today is my one year surgiversary. It is certainly a day for reflection on all of the wonderful things that having gastric bypass surgery has brought to me.
I have lost more than 125 pounds and have been in maintenance since October at below my
Good morning weekenders! I got to come home last evening about 7:00 and it was great to sleep in my own bed last night. I got some good rest and don't feel too bad this morning. I think the hard part is that my healthier body is making my recovery much
I have noticed that in the 11 months since surgery that my nails chip and break alot more than they did. I am wondering if I may have some type of vitamin deficiency. I take multi-vitamins, iron, calcium, B12 and Vitamin C. I eat 80-100 g of protein a
Happy New Year to all of you in OH Land, but particularly you my friends in the menu thread! It's cold here and I'm up early as usual, so I thought that I'd start us out for the new year.
I didn't make it very long last night but I did wake up
Since I up'ed my iron dosage several months ago, I have had some problems with my stomach. Some of you have said that you use iron vitamin patches. My doctor is not familiar with them. Do they require a prescription? Where do you get them? Are they exp
I have always heard that one should wait 30 minutes after eating to have anything to drink. Post surgery I am always careful to take note of the time when I am done eating and not have any beverages for that time. I do notice, though, that when I do dr
Since surgery, I am cold most of the time. It isn't even winter yet and I am already freezing. Now that the weather is getting colder, I am looking for extra layers to add. I am having trouble finding something like long johns in the usual places that
Not the best images, but I wanted to share the results of my Dexa scan. I have 16.7% total body fat with the most in my arms and hips. That is no surprise. I will work on the arms with weights to see if I can improve that somewhat. Also my bone density