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Petetrox posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

For the past couple of weeks, I have felt so down and defeated. Since my surgerycon 7/18/16, I have dropped from size 26 jeans to 18's. They are snug in the waist but getting baggier in the crotch and back. I see the difference, but felt like I wasn't


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 9 months, 1 week ago

OMG I just realized my BMI is now 48.7!  When I started this journey, it was 53.  This would not be significant to anyone but you all.  My tool is working!!!


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 10 months, 1 week ago

About a week ago, I tried a little bit of Salmon.  It didn't stay in me very long until I was in the bathroom returning the wonderful package that I had eaten.  This past Sunday, I baked a turkey drumstick, ate 4 small bites and again ended up in the b


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 11 months ago

Yesterday was my first meal since surgery.   Who knew cream of mushroom soup could be one of the most delicious things I have ever put in my mouth.  Life was good and I woke up this morning looking forward to breakfast of...yep cream of mushroom soup. 


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 11 months, 1 week ago

My surgery was yesterday and I feel fabulous! I have been up and walking and eating ice like crazy. I have only used my PCA pump a few times and they are removing the catheter in a minute. After rounds, I may be discharged. I am officially on thd loser


Petetrox wrote on mamimoni15's support wall 11 months, 2 weeks ago
You and I will be having RNY on the same day. We've got this!

Petetrox posted a discussion topic 12 months ago

I want to purchase a sweetner, but don' t know what is best.  When I was on Atkins, I used Splenda only to hear that it is not good.  Then when I was on Weight Watchers, Truvia was the in thing, now I hear about Stevia.  So what is best for us?  I like


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

I just received my first shipment of Nascobol B12 Nasal Spray, calcium, multivitamins, and iron.  Because my family had met the deductible on 1/2/16, I don't have any out of pocket cost.  I hope when the time comes (post op), I will be able to tolerate


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

I had my last vsit with my surgeon yesterday. Even though my insurance has me pending, he said we will move forward and be ready when approval happens.  His surgery scheduler called this afternoon to let me know I am on the schedule for June 6. If I do


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

A couple of weeks ago I wrote to say I was denied by my insurance.  My surgeons office and PCP were quick to get the appeal sent back a week ago and now we wait.  Usually I am the calm in the storm of emotions...for others, but this time I am a wreck. 


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

OK Here's my question...

Has anyone ever mixed protein powder with their protein shakes?  Post op, I will have to take in 60-70 grams of protein per day.  I can't stand those protein shakes, but if I could boost one bottle by adding powder, I w


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

I just got a call from my surgeon's office saying that my insurance denied me because my PCP didn't write the words that she recommends the surgery.  Nope she sure didn't.  Instead she wrote that it would benefit me and I would be a great candidate for


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

A couple of days ago my surgeon's office had me ask my PCP to write my letter of medical clearance. I thought it was a little premature since I still have 3 1/2 more weeks of the pre op weight loss.  Well, my PCP wrote the letter and the surgeon's offi


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Quick question...

Is WLS covered under FMLA?

Time is getting closer and I want to tie up any loose ends now verses waiting until the last minute.

 

 


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Now, I know that may not be something that just rolls off the tongues of most of us, but in this case, I couldn't be more happy.  I just called to be sure that my allergy testing and chiropractor appointment would be covered.  Yep 100%.  Then, I took a


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Now, I know that may not be something that just rolls off the tongues of most of us, but in this case, I couldn't be more happy.  I just called to be sure that my allergy testing and chiropractor appointment would be covered.  Yep 100%.  Then, I took a


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Now, I know that may not be something that just rolls off the tongues of most of us, but in this case, I couldn't be more happy.  I just called to be sure that my allergy testing and chiropractor appointment would be covered.  Yep 100%.  Then, I took a


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Would it be too much to ask my surgeon to remove my gall bladder during my RNY surgery?  I haven't had any issues with it, but my mother had to have hers removed (non WLS related) and it seems like so many post op people have gall stone issues.  Just w


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Would it be too much to ask my surgeon to remove my gall bladder during my RNY surgery?  I haven't had any issues with it, but my mother had to have hers removed (non WLS related) and it seems like so many post op people have gall stone issues.  Just w


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Would it be too much to ask my surgeon to remove my gall bladder during my RNY surgery?  I haven't had any issues with it, but my mother had to have hers removed (non WLS related) and it seems like so many post op people have gall stone issues.  Just w


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Hello all,

I am 6 weeks into my 3 month physician assisted weight loss, have done my EKG, lab work, psych eval, and my PCP is in the process of writing my letter of medical necessity.  To date I have lost about 15 pounds and I have been samplin


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

While I am pre op, I am sampling a variety of protein drinks. As a child I was allergic to milk and although I outgrew the allergy, I have a true aversion to it. OK so I trhow up if it touches my lips. Anyway I amy trying New Whey protein shots tonight


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Last May, I started my bariatric endeavors in Illinois.  I attended the nutrition class, and began meeting monthly with the dietician in June, July and August. I had my psych. eval, was cleared by the physical therapist and then moved to Texas in Octob


Petetrox posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

My first weigh in for my 90 day pre op.  I have lost 11 pounds!  My PCP was very pleased and encouraging.  She said she thinks I will be very successful post op as she sees my determ

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