losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Overall, I think I'm doing okay!  I'm currently in the middle of the dreaded "third week stall."  I intentionally haven't weighed myself in several days, since the stall is a little depressing.  I know the stall will eventually stop, though.  I'm weigh


losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Do you take any oral supplements in addition to using the patches?  My shipment of multivitamin patches is on it's way to me, but I'm wondering if I should take any other supplements as well.  My vitamin D was low prior to surgery (I work midnights and


losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

I just had my band-to-bypass surgery a little over 3 weeks ago now.  I'm trying to make sure I weigh myself only once a week, since I got obsessed with the scale when I first had my band surgery, and I don't want to do that again.  When I last weighed


losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

My doctor wants me to take 3,000 IU per day.  I've got 2000 IU softgels, so I'm wondering if 4,000 IU would be okay to take, especially since I'm low on vitamin D anyway (pre-surgery, it was 12).  


losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Take the calcium chews, for example.  They're delicious (the lemon ones are my fave), but geeze.  They're 15 calories per 250mg chew.  My doctor wants me to take 1500mg of calcium per day.  That's 90 calories for just the calcium, not counting the mult


losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

My doctor requires all of his patients to take B-Complex vitamins as part of the vitamin regimen, starting around 2 weeks post-op.  I've got all the other required vitamins, but I need to get recommendations for B-Complex.  I tend to choke and gag on p


losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

I'm kind of freaking out because I have to get tested for H. Pylori during my lab work, but they've scheduled everything so quickly that if it's positive, I'll probably have to delay surgery for treatment. My band-to-bypass surgery is on the 24th, and


losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

I just found out that I'm getting my band-to-RNY revision done on August 24th!  I'm thrilled, but I'l also freaking out because I've only got about 2 1/2 weeks to get all of my medical clearances done (blood labs, chest xray, cardiac clearance, etc.).


losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

After 7 months of trying, I finally got approval to have my band removed and be revised to RNY!  I can't wait!


losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

I finally got approved for revision from lap-band (my second one) to RNY!  I'm so excited.  The surgeon's coordinator doesn't want to schedule me until I have all my medical clearances done, but I really want to go ahead and get a date.  My mom is goin


losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

I had my initial nutrition consultation with my surgeon's nurse and coordinator yesterday, and she thinks that my insurance SHOULD approve me for a revision/conversion from lap-band to RNY with only a letter of medical necessity from my PCP, a psych ev


losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year, 8 months ago
I finally found a protein drink I can tolerate! - All of the whey protein mixes that I've tried are horrible, since I'm extremely sensitive to "off" flavors and the taste of artificial sweeteners.  Plus, a lot of them give me stom...

losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year, 8 months ago
Back to the drawing board... - Had my first consultation with a surgeon today for revision from the band to either RNY or VSG.  It went okay, but I don't think this surgeon is the one for me.  I like him okay, b...

losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year, 8 months ago
Was set on VSG, but now wondering if RNY would be - I'm meeting with the surgeon next week to hopefully start the revision process.  I was going into it just interested in VSG, but I've been having second thoughts recently.  Now I'm...

losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year, 8 months ago
Do protein shakes give anyone else "stomach i - I'm trying to get back on track and consuming more protein, but every time I've had a protein shake, it gives me gas and sometimes diarrhea.  I don't know if it's the artificial sw...

losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year, 8 months ago
How do you work out the logistics of surgery if yo - I'd like to do my revision to sleeve without anyone knowing, but I'm not sure it's possible.  Every time I've had surgery in the past, the doctor required someone to be there with ...

losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 1 year, 8 months ago
Hoping this works this time! - I just made an appointment for a consultation with a surgeon to do a revision from the band to a sleeve.  I first had my lap-band surgery in 2007, and had really great success for ...

losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
Looks like my screen name is coming true. - I had my first appointment with my new surgeon yesterday. Since it had been two and a half years since I'd seen my original one, he did a fluoroscopy on me. We saw that my ba...

losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
Lks like my screen name is coming true. - I had my first appointment with my new surgeon yesterday. Since it had been two and a half years since I'd seen my original one, he did a fluoroscopy on me. We saw that my band...

losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
Frustrated by my old surgeon's office - My new surgeon's office sent me an email on Tuesday that they would need my old surgeon's records for my appointment on Monday. I'm now living two time zones away from my old su...

losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
Band to sleeve revisions - how long until back to - If you had a band to sleeve revision, how long of a recuperation time did you take before going back to work?

losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
Fed BCBS? - I'm looking for anyone that was able to get Fed BCBS to cover a revision surgery when they had a BMI under 35.

losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
Made my initial appointment! - I finally decided to go ahead and make an appointment to get my band looked at and to see if I would be a candidate for band-to-sleeve revision.  It's been 2 1/2 years since I've b...

losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
Okay, tell it to me straight (insurance) - I've got a lapband that probably needs to be removed completely, and I want to convert to a sleeve.  My BMI is about 33 right now.  What is the likelihood that I can get insurance ...

losing_the_band posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
Straight to Mexico? - I'm not quite ready to have sleeve surgery yet, but I think that once I have the money saved, I'm just going to go straight to Mexico (Dr. Aceves in Mexicali) to have it done.  I h...
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