bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 2 days ago

I would like to lose another 13lbs by Christmas. Do you think that is a realistic goal? I had VSG on 8/28 and I am down 25lbs so far. Happy Halloween!


bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

As of last week, I have had off and on bloating and I don't know why. I haven't eaten anything new and I have not yet progressed to fruit and raw vegetables yet. My abdomen feels so distended like I'm 9 months pregnant again. A couple of times I have


bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

I began my liquid diet on Aug. 14 and had surgery on the 28th. I am now down 19lbs. Am I doing okay or should I have lost more weight by now? I am still following my surgeon's post-op meal plan and walking too.


bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

The nurse at my surgeon's office believes I had a dumping episode due to the sugar alcohol in sugar-free Popsicles. Does this mean that I can no longer have any kind of artificial sweetener in the future? I really enjoy drinks like iced tea, Crystal


bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Has anyone else experienced back pain after their surgery? I was sleeved on Aug.28th and for the past few days my back has been killing me.


bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I just had band to sleeve surgery with a hiatal hernia repair as well as a liver biopsy done on Monday 8/28. Can anyone tell me when the post surgical bloating will subside? My belly is so big and uncomfortable it reminds me of being 9 month pregnant


bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

I have been on liquid protein since Aug. 14. My surgery is August 28th. I feel like I'm about to go crazy. I can't stand the thought of liquid protein anymore. I'm starting to get headaches and sometime I feel shaky yet somewhat lethargic in the afte


bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 1 week ago

I'm having sleeve surgery next month. I seem to be more scared and intimidated of the pre-op diet than the actual surgery itself. Has anyone else felt like that prior to their surgery?


bridget1970 posted a comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Michael: You look awesome. I will be having VSG in August. ...

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago
Hiatal Hernia - I had an upper GI series done this morning and found out that I have a hiatal hernia.  Does that mean I need an unfill or to have the band removed?  I don't see my surgeon until...

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago
Hiatal Hernia - Had an Upper GI series done this morning and I have a hiatal hernia.  Does this mean that I need to have an unfill or that the band needs to be removed? I don't see my surgeon u...

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago
Pressure in the Head After Swallowing - Sometimes after swallowing food I get this pressured feeling in my head.  Has anyone every heard of this or felt this before?  I know it sounds kind of strange.

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 6 months ago
Lap Band and Gastritis - Does anyone know what the treatment is for gastritis if you are banded?  I have an HMO and am waiting for the authorization for an upper GI series to be done.

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Head Pain and Lap Band - Has anyone ever experienced head pain with the Lap Band.  I think my band is too tight but lately I am having discomfort where the band is, along with acid reflux and I get stopped...

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Acid Reflux - I believe my band may be too tight beacuse I have been having acid reflux since getting adjusted.  I'm going back to the surgeon next week.  Can anyone recommend an effective antia...

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Sensa - Can anyone tell me how Sensa works?  Has anyone tried it and had success with it?  Thanks.

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
What is Sensa? - Can anyone tell me anything about this product and how it works?  Has anyone tried it with success?  I went on to the website but it really didn't say a whole lot about the product...

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Getting Back to Exercising - I haven't gone to the gym to do any kind of exercising since May of this year.  I lost my father in May and have been dealing with a lot of grief related issues ever since.  Now, I...

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
Bette's Bitchfest - Did I miss Bette's Bitchfest for this week?  I look forward to it so much.

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago
Great New Surgeon in L.A. Area - I met my new surgeon for the first time yesterday.  He is not the one who put my band on.  Because of insurance changes and changes with my medical group (I have an HMO) I had to g...

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago
Not Sure if my Band Slipped - I had an endoscopy done the other day.  The gastroenterologist felt that the band was loose because the scope had passed through easily and he felt that the placement of the band w...

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago
For those Dealing with a Loss - I haven't been on OH for a while.  The last time I was on I was struggling with a plateau.  Well, I finally broke that plateau but not in a good way.  You see, on May 31 my best fr...

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Needing to find a new surgeon - I have an HMO and our medical goup was bought out by UCLA Healthcare.  Our family was assigned to a new medical group and all of our doctors are with the new medical group except m...

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
An Accurate Scale - Can anyone recommend a brand of scale that is accurate?  I currently have a Weight Watchers Scale which is terrible.  I stepped on the scale  4 separate times this morning and got ...

bridget1970 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
Dread Seeing the Surgeon - Got banded March 2010. I have only lost about 35lbs since then.  Right before Thanksgiving 2010 I went to see the surgeon for a fill and left his office feeling kind of bad because...
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Los Angeles, CA
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VSG
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08/28/2017
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Jul 16, 2009
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