NCMTNEER13 wrote on HollyB26's support wall 1 week, 4 days ago
Hope your surgery went well. Good luck with the recovery.

NCMTNEER13 posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 4 days ago

I'm curious what kind of weighing habits WLS patients (pre & post surgery) have. I know some weigh daily and some only weigh weekly (or even longer intervals). That is a more serious debate, but I was more curious about funny quirks, habits, or superst


NCMTNEER13 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Today I had my physcological consult. I've never been to a conseling session before. My bariatric surgery program requires that I have at least 1 counseling session with a psychologist. After the session, the PsyD said she was going write a recommendat


NCMTNEER13 wrote Blog Update- July (month 5) 1 month, 1 week ago

Well its been almost two months since my last blog update so here is an update.

The last blog was focused on my EGD/colonoscopy and diagnosis of sleep apnea. Nothing real exciting to report ...


NCMTNEER13 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

So me and my wife are concerned that she may have developed a eating disorder after 10 years of having the lap-band. Long, Long, Long story short...she had a lap-band placed in 2008 and has lost over 100 lbs. since. However along the way she has been u


NCMTNEER13 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 3 weeks 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 2 months, 4 weeks 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 2 months, 4 weeks 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 3 months, 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 4 months 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? 4 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 5 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 5 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


NCMTNEER13 posted a comment 5 months ago
Yes I am meeting with a nutritionist, but unfortunately not for another...

NCMTNEER13 wrote 1st consult for 6 month program 5 months 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 5 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

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