gracegetsgastric posted a discussion topic 5 months, 1 week ago

Hi all!

I've seen the term "starvation mode" thrown around a bunch on the boards before with varying degrees of eye rolling, so I though some of you might find this YouTube video interesting/informative.

gracegetsgastric posted a discussion topic 6 months, 3 weeks ago

My program wants me eating up to 3oz of food every 2-3 hours. Up to 2oz of "dense" protein, with up to an additional ounce of cheese or veggies, or just 3oz of softer things like cottage cheese, yogurt, etc. Which has been totally doable for me for the

gracegetsgastric posted a discussion topic 7 months, 1 week ago

I had my VSG on Tuesday and so far I'm doing really well! The first day/night in the hospital was really rough, and I definitely experienced that "dear lord, what did I just do to myself?" moment, but every day gets easier. I haven't needed any narcot

gracegetsgastric posted a discussion topic 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Hello! I've seen a few lists that recommend bringing a front clasp bra or a wireless bra or a sports bra to wear post-op and I'm wondering how necessary/useful that is. All of my bras are back-clasps, and given my bust size, I don't have any without un

gracegetsgastric posted a discussion topic 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I have a surgery date! It's in less than five days on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 and I am super excited! (and nervous)

I still don't know what time my surgery will happen (should find out tomorrow) but the plan is for my sister to take me to the

Kathy S. wrote 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Congratulations on your upcoming surgery!? Here are some links to information you may find helpful: t-loss-surgery-journey/ tial-stay-what-to-pack/ are-after-weight-loss-surgery/ We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

gracegetsgastric posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Tomorrow I have my "final review" with my nurse coordinator and my surgeon. This is when we'll send off all the paperwork to insurance and really get things rolling! Trying not to hyperventilate with excitement--I'm feeling really positive about this c

gracegetsgastric posted a discussion topic 10 months, 1 week ago

I'm still a ways out from the point where I'd even schedule my VSG, but my hyper-organized brain is already trying to think about logistics.

I live in the same city where my surgery will take place, but I am debating whether or not to stay with

gracegetsgastric posted a discussion topic 11 months, 4 weeks ago

My bariatric center has a support group that meets every month. While attending pre (or even post) surgery isn't required, they do suggest that it's a beneficial exercise. I'm a little hesitant, however, because I tend to feel shy and uncomfortable in

gracegetsgastric posted a discussion topic 12 months ago

I met with my surgeon today to go over the results of my endoscopy! Everything looks good, and I was super excited that his recommendation lined up with the surgery I'd been leaning towards. If all goes well, I'll be getting the VSG at the end of the y

gracegetsgastric posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Long time lurker, first time poster, etc. etc. :)

I'm currently in month two of the 6-month medically supervised weight loss program that is one of the requirements to get my insurance to approve bariatric surgery. I did a ton of research befor

Kathy S. wrote 1 year, 1 month ago
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