Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 2 hours ago
Have any of you seen ads for this? One just popped up in my FB feed today. Looks... potentially interesting? And they have bariatric formulations. Need to do more research. https://gettespo.com/shop/bariatric-bundle-womens/#undefined

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 4 hours, 12 minutes ago

I checked my surgeon's instagram this morning and he posted another video of me!! It's super gross, NSFW, not safe for watching while eating, etc. But it's fascinating to see how the mastopexy works.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYHHRIvnziH/


Gwen M. posted a comment 2 days, 18 hours ago
If you have reflux, why are you getting VSG?

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 3 days, 21 hours ago

I'm feeling great!

I started with 10mg of oxy every 6 hours and 5mg of Valium every 6 hours (so one or the other every 3 hours) and I'm now done with the Valium and only taking 2.5mg of oxy every 6 hours. Tomorrow I plan to switch to tylenol


Gwen M. posted a comment 5 days, 15 hours ago
Keep drinking them. Try experimenting with other protein powders to...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 1 week, 1 day ago

Surgery was yesterday. Art and I got to Sibley shortly before check in at 530. Quick drive from a nearby hotel. It wasn't too long before I was called back for pre-op stuff. Peed in a cup, got my hospital gown on, got my IV in.

Then Dr Michaels


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 1 week, 1 day ago

Surgery was yesterday. Art and I got to Sibley shortly before check in at 530. Quick drive from a nearby hotel. It wasn't too long before I was called back for pre-op stuff. Peed in a cup, got my hospital gown on, got my IV in.

Then Dr Michaels


Gwen M. posted a comment 1 week, 4 days ago
Some people have excess skin that causes problems, some people...

Gwen M. posted a comment 1 week, 5 days ago
Kathy S is correct. If you're concerned, start saving money for...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 1 week, 5 days ago

Aaaaaah, three days to go! Today I start surgery prep - arnica, stool softener, and hibiclens!

It's super weird getting dressed and thinking, "wow, this is one of the last times I'll ever wear this bra" and "wow, this is one of the last time


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 1 week, 5 days ago

Happy Friday, everyone! It's three days until surgery for me, so I get to start arnica, hibiclens showers, and stool softeners today. I've also got Tai Chi and my monthly massage! Lots of fun and excitement.

Any big plans for the weekend?


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Good morning VSGers! I'll post this quick and then edit in a moment.

1: protein shake
2: protein shake
3: gangnam style pasta (just the sauce for me)

liquid and vites: on track
exercise: nope

How about you? Ho


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 5 days ago

How long did you wait to buy new bras after having your breasts done? For swelling, etc?

What did you wear in the meantime?

Did the style of bra that you preferred change after surgery? If so, how did it change?

(Please


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 5 days ago

I had my pre-op for surgery #2 today! It was also a two month post-op for surgery #1.

So let's see. He put silver nitrate on the oozy spot where my right hip drain was. He thinks upping my protein will help with the hair loss so I need to ma


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Morning all! I'll go ahead and get this started. I've got two weeks left to exercise, so I'll try to make them count. It's challenging, though, since I'm having a hard time finding that fine line between doing enough and doing too much! When I do t


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Morning all! Weird to put an August date in the subject line. This means I'm two weeks pre-op for reconstructive plastic surgery #2. EEEEEK. I'd really like to see 145 on the scale between now and then but it seems impossible. I had been down to 1


Gwen M. posted a comment 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Yes, it would be wrong to advance your diet faster than your...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 3 days ago

I'm super stiff and sore from yesterday's activities, so I'll be resting today so I don't put myself in the place I was last week which was exhausted all week from the weekend. Listening to my body is still a daily challenge.

No big plans fo


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 3 days ago

My second surgery is in 15.5 days and I realized I haven't thought much about what my recovery will be like. I'll be having an upper body lift (back, sides) and mastopexy (lift, no augmentation).

What can I expect movement wise in my arms?


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Good morning, all! I'm still feeling a bit run down from my weekend/week so I decided to sleep in a little and just go to Tai Chi class this morning. I can't wait - I haven't been except to visit briefly since I had my last surgery! Then I've got a


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Do I really get to start the meal thread today?! Yay rah!

Today should be a busy day here. I've got to get my pre-op blood work done this morning, so I'm fasting until after that. Then I'm back home to work on school before meeting up with


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Hi!

I use Trendweight and love it a lot, but I always find myself wishing that I could add annotations to weigh-ins. Like "period started today" or "had surgery." Or whatever.

Do you know of any weight tracking apps or websites th


Gwen M. posted a comment 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Why do you have to wait until September?!

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

Deanna, Future PinUp Girl, Sharon? Anyone else? (Sorry for misspelled names.) How are you all doing?

I'm 7 weeks post-op from my LBL and brachioplasty and 3 weeks pre-op for my mastopexy and UBL.

Doing well. My butt hurts a lot -


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

Hi all.

Today I had my pre-op appointment with my PCP. (I've got my second round of reconstructive surgeries coming up in, omg, 20 days.) This was the first time I'd seen her since my last surgery. She was super impressed with my results s

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