Terri70 posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

Day #7! It's been a full week since I smoked last! It's been a little hard from time to time, but all in all it's not been major. I also had my 11th monthly health education program phone call today with my insurance. My graduation date from the progra


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

Had an appt with my Bariatric Psychologist yesterday. He was a little disappointed in me. You see, I had taken myself off of my appetite suppressant and gained the 10 lbs back that I had lost.


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 9 months, 2 weeks ago

I'm struggling trying to quit smoking. I've tried everything almost. I've been smoking for 34 years and it is like losing a best friend. One that has been there for me through EVERYTHING! I'


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes, I smoke. If you're going to be mean to be, just pass on by this post. I've heard most of it all and I came here for help, not judgements. I'm pre-op, with RNY to happen in May or June. I have to quit at least 3 months before the surgery or they wi


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

I know that I'll need to ask my surgeon when I see him, but thought I would see what all of you say. Do most surgeons approve FMLA and Short-term disability?


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Went to my follow-up appt with the pulmonologist about the 2nd sleep study. He is putting me on an Auto-pap. He said he would not clear me until I've been on it for 90 days and I have to follow the 90/70 rule. I have to use it at least 90% of the time


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Went to my follow-up appt with the pulmonologist about the 2nd sleep study. He is putting me on an Auto-pap. He said he would not clear me until I've been on it for 90 days and I have to follow the 90/70 rule. I have to use it at least 90% of the time


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

So frustrated but also know it's ok. I'm pre-surgery and on Saxenda shots (appetite suppressant) and Chantix (to help with quitting smoking). I know it's ok to have issues with all that going on, but it is still frustrating. My bariatric program only r


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

I had my follow-up for the psych eval and it went well. He said I'm okay but wants me to start counseling to work on my stress eating. To be honest I didn't realize that's what I did! Talking to him today and telling him about the past, well it really


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

Went today to get an ultrasound of my stomach and a chest xray. So during the ultrasound she concentrated on my gallbladder and liver not my stomach?? I'm confused. They said stomach ultrasound but she didn't do it?? Help me in understanding, please. I


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

I completed my 1st sleep study with a mild obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis. I go October 18th to do the sleep study with CPAP. I'm so sleep deprived that at this point, all I want is to sleep for more than 90 minutes at a time. I'm so exhausted all t


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

MAN! I about died when I looked on my insurance website and seen that my part that I have to pay for my first sleep study is $536. OMG! I won't even be paying that much for my surgery! AND I have to do a second one in October with the CPAP. *faint* Thi


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

So my results from my sleep study shows that I have mild obstructive apnea. During REM sleep, I quit breathing 37 times in an hour. Yikes! Next step is to do another study but with the CPAP this


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

So I had my sleep study last night. I can't tell how I did. I know that I woke up at least 3 times. The wires on my legs kept coming off and it would wake me up. They said it will take up to 2 weeks for the results. I'm kinda back and forth on how I wa


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Going Monday night to do my sleep study. Very anxious about it. I'm afraid I won't sleep since they only want you to sleep on your back. I'm a side sleeper. I've tried every night for the last week to do it and just can't. I don't know what to do. Will


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

I'm looking for others like me. I am in my 4th month of my 12 month health education program through my insurance. I have 8 more months to go. UGH! It's went fast so far, but when I look at the time that still needs to go by I get depressed. 12 months


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Do any of your pre-surgery people use appetite suppressants? I finally decided on Saxenda to help me. My RNY won't be until May or so of 2017. My copay for this $1200 med is $45, so I'm getting a 3 month supply for $135. The pharmacy had to order it bu


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

I was turned off by any "sparkling" water due to trying Lacruex (or however you spell it) water. Bleh OMG it was the nastiest stuff I've ever tried. BUT I just went to Kroger and they had the ICE water on sale for 10/$10 so $1 each. I got several diffe


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

I signed up for Aflac yesterday. For accident and hospitalization. I know there is a 12 month time frame prior to a claim that anything can be considered "prior" illness or whatever but I'm hoping I can sneak a few in. lol Do any of you use Aflac? How


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Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

So last night I was going back over my notebook I received from my surgeons office. The very first page is my checklist of things I have to do before surgery. I don't know why but I totally missed the part that says "12 mos medically supervised diet by


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago
I have another 9 months to go on my insurance required health education program. The reason I'm so afraid to lose much is because the clinic says I can not gain

Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

I so keep getting this feeling that I'm gonna fail one of these tests/appts and I'm going to have wasted a year of my life on this. I have 10 more appts with my insurances health education program. Each time I talk to them (once a month on a 30 minute-


Terri70 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

How did you get into the right mindset to start on your healthy journey? I mean, I'm supposed to lose 5-10 lbs in this year with no gains. I can't for the life of me get on track and start eating right. It's going to be a long 12 months and I guess I'm

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