DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 3 days ago

On Thursday I had a revision to the gastric bypass. I have now had the band, the sleeve and the bypass.

My question is, did anyone experience a lot of pain after the surgery? My surgery took an hour and a half so my husband feels they probably


DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Hi. I am having bypass surgery in a couple of weeks. It is a revision from gastric sleeve. How long did you need to recuperate?


DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Hi. I am having gastric bypass on August 31st. I weight 178 and am 5'7". Anyone start out this low. I really don't want to loose too much weight. I have to get the surgery due to complications from the sleeve and lap-band.


DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

I am having a problem getting food (especially meat) stuck. I am a revision from lap band and it feels just the same as when things got stuck with the band. I am chewing enough although sometimes I could eat slower. Any advise?


DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

I had VSG February 2,2016. I have come to realize that I get very ill when I eat sugar. Does anyone else have this happen? Of course I shouldn't be eating sweets. 


DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

Okay, on January 5th I went to the ER aspect my surgeon due to pain around the lap band area. They did emergency surgery. A week ago I got a letter saying they wouldn't approve the surgery due to the fact that the doctor was out of network. He isn't so


DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

I had the sleeve on Feb. 2nd. How do I change that in my signature? Thanks!


DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

Hi. I will be eight weeks out on Tuesday. I had:

a few bites of popover with a wee bit of butter

few teaspoons of mashed potatoes

2/3 crab cake

We went out to dinner and it was great. I didn't feel deprived at all! 


DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

I revised to a sleeve 2/2. How do I change my ticker? Thanks


DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

I am three weeks post surgery. It just occurred to me I never see salad listed in the "what are you eating" posts. 

Please tell me we can eat an occasional salad in a few months.


DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 1 year, 7 months ago

So I had the gastric sleeve a little less than two weeks ago. Today I was watching the food channel for about an hour. Finally my husband came in and said "how can you watch food shows when you are only drinking liquids"? It occurred to me that I hadn'


DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 1 year, 7 months ago

i met with my nutritionist this morning and was told I will be on mushies for a month? I know every doctor is different but it seems like a long time. Of course I will follow doctors orders. 

Just would like to know others experience. 


DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 1 year, 7 months ago

I had my revision from lap band to gastric sleeve yesterday. I woke up I. So much pain. Apparently I had a ton of scar tissue and a hihatial hernia. 

I am waiting to hear on my swallow test but they already told me I am staying tonight 


DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 1 year, 8 months ago

Hi. After a three year fight to get the sleeve I am having it February 2nd. I had emergency surgery January 5th to have my band out. 

I just met with the surgeon Wednesday and he kind of scared me. Went over the chances of leaks, possible compl


DonnaMaria wrote Great advice from a fellow member! 1 year, 11 months ago

You are blessed with a beautiful family and they give you plenty of exercise. Here are some food ideas:

Keep the snacks out of the house. You and your family will be better off without them ...


DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 1 year, 11 months ago

Hi. I just got my letter in the mail today. My surgeon recommends I get the band out first, wait two months and then get the sleeve. My husband doesn't like the fact that I will be having two surgeries. 

Anyone else have the band out first? How


DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 1 year, 11 months ago

My name is Donna. I have been a member here since 2006 when I got my lap band. I got a call on Thursday that my revision from the band to the sleeve has been approved. I have been trying since 2012 to get the sleeve. It took changing insurance companie


DonnaMaria wrote a blog post 1 year, 11 months ago
Great Advice... - Hello all! I can't believe it but, tomorrow is my 3 month surgeriversary! As someone recently posted on their 5-month anniversary post, I am in awe of the results I have gotten and...

DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago
Having surgery the 14th, I think! - Hello. I am having my hernia repaired and my band re-adjusted on the 14th. Unfortunately I just found out that my thyroid is low and will need meds. Does anyone have hypothyroid...

DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 4 years ago
Denied... - I just found out my sleeve surgery was denied. Appeal takes 60 to 90 days. At this point I would just be happy to keep my band but the doctor got insurance approval to get it out. ...

DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 4 years, 1 month ago
Please send some karma or prayers my way! - I am shamefully asking for prayers or good karma my way. I am patiently waiting to find out if my insurance company has approved my surgery. They declined the first time stating th...

DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 4 years, 1 month ago
What exactly is insurance looking for? - I was denied my first go around with insurance for a revision from band to sleeve. They said that I didn't comply because I had not been to my surgeon all of 2012. Well of cours...

DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
Denied, for now... - So, I got the call from my surgeon's office today. I was denied for the sleeve because I did nothing with my lap band for 2012. I didn't go once to the surgeon for fills or anyt...

DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
Anyone have hernia after lap band? - I have gained 20 lbs. the surgeon found a hiatal hernia and wants to repair it. I am awaiting insurance approval to switch to the sleeve. I have to be honest that I won't be bummed...

DonnaMaria posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago
Starting my pre-insurance approval diet... - I have decided to do a pre- insurance approval two week diet. My doctor does not require a pre-surgery diet however I feel like I should do something to prove I am up to the task. ...
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