babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I just received a call from my surgeon's office stating that my surgery is denied because BC/BS does not approve "two stage procedures." My VSG was my one shot. The insurance handler at the office wants me to give my surgeon permission to appeal on my


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Have any of you had joint replacements prior to WLS? I have such severe arthritis in my knees that I can only exercise in the water. My original plan was to have the knee replacement after WLS, but as you can see by my post below, I've been denied. Tho


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I just received a call from my surgeon's office stating that my surgery is denied because BC/BS does not approve "two stage procedures." My VSG was my one shot. The insurance handler at the office wants me to give my surgeon permission to appeal on my


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

For those of you who are revising to one or the other or have done so, what is/was your reasoning? I'm set up for a Loop DS (NO COMMENTS ABOUT "REAL"DSs PLEASE!) but find myself wondering if I should revise to a RNY. Thoughts/experiences? Thanks!


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Has anyone here had joint replacement surgery? I have severe osteoarthritis in both knees and my ortho doc wants to do a replacement on one. I want to have my WLS first so that I'll be in better shape for the knee surgery. Have any of you faced this? T


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

Has anyone seen a list of high nutrient-dense foods for DSers? I'm thinking about how to get maximum nutrition while having malabsorption. There must be scores of books about this. Also, related to this but in a way that delivers them much more intensi


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

When I saw my nut today, she gave me the pre-op diet. I meant to ask her for the post op diet so I can cook and freeze, but forgot. What was your diet like immediately post op? Is it strictly clear liquids (soups, etc.) and protein drinks or can you ha


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

When I saw my nut today, she gave me the pre-op diet. I meant to ask her for the post op diet so I can cook and freeze, but forgot. What was your diet like immediately post op? Is it strictly clear liquids (soups, etc.) or can you have other liquids an


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

Hi Everyone -- I just had the best appointment with my surgeon. I'm down 2 more lbs and have worked hard to wean from caffeine, swim/water aerobics 3X per week and get used to protein first and drinking lots of water. She was really pleased with my pro


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

Hi Everyone -- I just had the best appointment with my surgeon. I'm down 2 more lbs and have worked hard to wean from caffeine, swim/water aerobics 3X per week and get used to protein first and drinking lots of water. She was really pleased with my pro


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

Did anyone here who's post-op feel ambivalence *even while being rolled into the OR*?? Thank you!


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

I had my sleeve done in 2010 and have regained. My surgeon is very supportive of a revision but she has concerns about how my meds -- especially psych meds (I have treatment resistant depression) -- will absorb post-op. I tried tapering off 2 meds rece


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 9 months ago

I'm prepping for a revision: sleeve to DS probably in March. I'd like to take vitamins starting now. It looks like I can put together everything I need from Celebrate, which would make things simple. I'm trying to get the most nutrient dense supplement


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 9 months, 1 week ago

I had my second visit with my surgeon yesterday (technically more because she did my VSG 7 years ago). She has a new nutritionist in the office and I met with her as well. She basically described and prescribed a Keto diet for me. Animal protein, veggi


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 9 months, 2 weeks ago

So I'm part of a FB group about the DS and its relatives (no shaming those who choose other options, please) and there a lot of poop and fart talk. So I need the straight story here: am I going to ruin a dinner party, send other bathro


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

I love Click, but everything they sell is loaded with caffeine! Recommendations please! :)


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babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

I've gained all weight back after initial success with a VSG. I'm heartbroken and want to fix this so I'm asking for feedback re: your experiences with revisions. Many thanks!


babettes_feast posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

Greetings everyone!

I had a VSG 7 years ago and have gained all my weight back. I'm shocked, depressed, ashamed, angry and frustrated. I did so beautifully for 4 years then was hit with a series of losses: my father died, my mother's dementia b

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