Daniel B. posted a discussion topic 1 week, 6 days ago

Met with Dr Cardena at OH2017 and was so very impressed. She is personable and her work that I have seen is impeccable.

Anyone else considering Dr Cardena or have used her before?


Daniel B. posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Let me first say that OH2017 was another awesome experience. If you have not had the chance to join in please plan ahead and join us for OH2018 in Anaheim October 5/6 (11 months ahead and counting)

When I am with other people that have had WLS

Daniel B. posted a comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Dennis, you are a rock star and I am so lucky to know you. Keep...

Daniel B. posted a discussion topic 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Today I went to a WLS presentation with my niece as she is thinking about surgery. She was impressed with my care at Ohio Health and I had a great experience so I welcomed this as well. Session started at 9a and the Dr walked in shortly before 9a, se

Daniel B. uploaded a new photo 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Daniel B. posted a comment 7 months ago
3 months post op and protein shakes are a god send to get my...

Daniel B. posted a discussion topic 9 months, 1 week ago

I had my surgery on January 20th so today is my 4 week mark and I have lost 45#!  I am really happy and can already tell a big difference.  

Looking forward to the future and each day with my new tool.



wandak wrote 9 months, 1 week ago
Keep up the good work. I am down 100 pounds and loving my new life.

Daniel B. posted a comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago
LOVE premier products! Great customer service as well.

Daniel B. posted a discussion topic 9 months, 3 weeks ago

I had my 2 week (12 days) post op appointment this morning with the surgeon.  

He was very pleased with my progress and I have lost 26 pounds since surgery and down 75# since starting the program in October!

I also advanced to the puree

Daniel B. posted a discussion topic 10 months ago

Well it is official, I joined the team last Friday.


Surgery went well (RNY) but the doctor noted that I was a bleeder.  Also after surgery I asked for some pain medication (which I don't even take medicines at home as I just hate pill

ohiogal58 wrote 10 months ago
Hey Dan, So happy to hear the deed is done. Hope you are doing great. Let us know what's up as soon as you can. Hope all is going in the right direction.

rachelp wrote 10 months ago
Congrats on your recent surgery. I hope all is well!

Kathy S. wrote 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Congratulations on your upcoming surgery! Here are some links to information you may find helpful: http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/photographing-your-weight-loss-surgery-journey http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/weight-loss-surgery-hosptial-stay-what-to-pack http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/four-on-the-floor-self-care-after-weight-loss-surgery We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

Daniel B. posted a discussion topic 10 months, 4 weeks ago

So my RNY is scheduled for January 20th and I want to eat all my favorite foods and enjoy my friend (food) now.  My surgeon has turned people away on the day of surgery for gaining weight.

Of course I want this surgery but I really want one las

Daniel B. posted a discussion topic 11 months ago

I received the called yesterday that my insurance was approved and today the surgeons office called with the date.

I am scheduled for January 20th!  

Daniel B. posted a discussion topic 11 months ago

I am having a difficult time finding chewable vitamins for after surgery.

Here is what I am looking for;

Multi Vitamin

Calcium Citrate with Vit D

Vitamin D3


B Complex


I have found th

Daniel B. posted a discussion topic 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Had my final nutrition appointment today.  The program requires only 3 visits and during that time I have lost a total of 41#, 26 the first month and 15 this month.  After my appointment the dietitian walk me and my file to the insurance coordinator an

Daniel B. posted a comment 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Love all the flavors! Tried Carmel in #OH2016 but our Costco does...

Daniel B. posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Had my second dietitian appointment today and after keeping a food journal and increasing my exercise I lost 26 pounds in one month!  She was extremely happy as was I.  She said that a normal male only loses between 4-8 pounds the first month after sta

Daniel B. posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

I had my first nutrition appointment on October 6th.  18 days later I can fit into jeans that I quit wearing last spring and 1 full shirt size down.  I have not weighed myself but I already feel so much better.  All that she asked for was for my to jou

Daniel B. posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Went to my information session in July, then orientation in August and they ordered all my blood work.  Next was my medical evaluation and she ordered an ultra sound and a scope and said they would schedule the scope closer to my surgery date.  


Daniel B. posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Where are all the Ohio folks?


Just starting the WLS journey myself.  I have selected Ohio Health in Columbus and Dr Sonnanstine.


Any tips or suggestions for a newbie?

Daniel B. posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

I have UMR insurance and they are administered by UHC.  I have called UMR and no one can give me a definite answer as to what is needed for approval.  I have contacted my HR department and they have emailed UMR direct to get the exact needs for approva

Daniel B. posted a comment 1 year, 2 months ago
Just received the sample packs of the peanut butter protein and...
About Me
Mansfield, OH
Surgery Date
Feb 22, 2002
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Before & After
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Night before surgery (January 19, 2017)
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