NCMTNEER13 posted a discussion topic 1 week, 4 days ago

I am about halfway through my insurance-required 6 month Weight Management Program. It has been going really well and I have lost about 35 lbs. I feel great and am really excited about this journey I am on. My WLS doctors are extremely impressed and ev


NCMTNEER13 posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 6 days ago

I would really like to hear from anyone that has had their VSG for more than 10 years. If so, have there been any unexpected side effects or problems as a result of VSG.

I am still nervous about VSG because it still seems "new". I know its actu


NCMTNEER13 wrote Pre-Surgery Update- Part 2 4 weeks, 1 day ago

It's been a few weeks since my last blog post and a lot has happened. here is Part 2

May 17th- I had my uper ednoscpopy (EGD)scheduled with my surgeron. Because of family history and my age,...


NCMTNEER13 wrote Update on Pre-Surgery Program- Part 1 4 weeks, 1 day ago

It's been a few weeks since my last blog post and a lot has happened.

May 3- Took my at-home sleep study. Picked up my equipment that morning, got a 20 minute tutorial on how to use it. I to...


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NCMTNEER13 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

So as part of my pre-op, this Thursday I have to do a sleep study, but the pulmonologist recommended a home sleep study instead of staying overnight at the sleep clinic. Has anyone else taken a home sleep study? Is it difficult to set it up? Are there


NCMTNEER13 wrote 2nd Month of 6 Month Program 2 months, 1 week ago

I had my 2nd appointment with Dr. Tomcho today, who is overseeing my medically supervised 6 month pre-op weight management program. I also did a resting metabolic rate (RMR) test today. No surprise...


NCMTNEER13 wrote RMR Test Tomorrow....What does that mean? 2 months, 1 week ago

I have a RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) test tomorrow. So I'm in the 24 hour window of no exercise, no medications, no vitamins, no alcohol, and no caffeine. After 8 PM it will be no food or liquids ...


NCMTNEER13 posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

So I am a VSG candidate now, but I'm not the first in my family to have WLS surgery. My wife had a LAP BAND procedure in 2008. And yes she did initially lose a decent amount of weight but not as much as she wanted (my wife asked me not to use specific


NCMTNEER13 posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

Seems like this board is dead, but I'm in my 30's and would definitely like to chat with others my age about WLS. I'm currently in my insurance-required 6 month Weight Loss Program. Once complete I hope to be approved for VSG. I'm 36 and have weighed a


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Yes I am meeting with a nutritionist, but unfortunately not for another...

NCMTNEER13 wrote 1st consult for 6 month program 3 months, 1 week ago

On Monday, I had my first consult for my insurance-required 6 month weight loss program. Visit started off with weigh-in, which I was disappointed to see I had gained almost 1 lbs. since my last vi...


NCMTNEER13 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Hello all. New member here. 37 yrs., 6'0", 320 lbs. Married and father of 2. Carolinas Weight Management- Charlotte, NC.

I had my 1st VSG consult on 2/14/18. I will officially start my 6 month pre-op weight management program (to qualify for in


NCMTNEER13 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Hello all. New member here. 37 yrs., 6'0", 320 lbs. Married and father of 2. Carolinas Weight Management- Charlotte, NC.

I had my 1st VSG consult on 2/14/18. I will officially start my 6 month pre-op weight management program (to qualify for in


NCMTNEER13 has a new goal: Lose 20 pounds before surgery. 3 months, 3 weeks ago
6 month monitored weight loss program, required for my insurance to cover VSG surgery. Making diet changes and increasing my daily amount of physical activity

NCMTNEER13 wrote Fitness Assessment/Consult Vist- 12 days later 3 months, 3 weeks ago

 It’s been 12 days since my initial consult. I haven’t technically started my 6 month program yet, but I have been making minor changes to my lifestyle. I have cut out soda, am down to 1 small cup ...


NCMTNEER13 wrote Not your typical Valentine's day- Starting My Journey 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The date I began my weight loss surgery journey will be easy to remember. While most couples are sharing gifts, chocolates, flowers, and enjoying romantic dinners on Valentine's Day, I spent the mo...


Kathy S. wrote 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Welcome to ObesityHelp! We are glad that you have joined our OH community. Be sure and check out the tutorial that appears when you log in. As you check out OH, you'll see many features and tools that are created for our members as you embark on your WLS journey. We suggest you upload your avatar, fill in your surgery type, date and surgeon. If you have not done so, let us get to know you by adding some information on your profile "about me" section. Hang out on your surgery type forum to interact with those that had the surgery you are going to have. Great support and information. If you want assistance with finding a surgeon, and or have any additional questions please email us at [email protected] Regards, Kathy ObesityHelp Community Services 866-957-4636 Ext 393
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