Pat R. wrote 8/24/16 1 year, 6 months ago

Did the big shopping trip today. Chicken to poach for broth and meat. Low fat cottage cheese and string cheese. Triple 0 greek yogurt. No cal drink mix to make by the Qt or single serve. Sliced boi...


Pat R. posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

Anyone with an upcoming September surgery want to stand up and be counted??   

This way we know who each other is, and can support and commiserate with each other, as well as reaching out to the more experienced for guidance.

Patty   By


Pat R. posted a comment 1 year, 6 months ago
Thank you Kathy

Pat R. posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

 It's been a long journey. My 1st consultation with my surgeon was 10 years ago.

Band in and out and failed RnY due to band damage, and n


Pat R. wrote 8/19/16 1 year, 6 months ago

Yes, yes, yes!!!!!! I have a date!!!!!!  9/8/16   Inhale, exhale...   Lovenox will be extended due to PE history, that ...


Pat R. posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

Last post went wonky so I deleted it!!   Has any one heard of this? I saw it in the grocery store today.

0 carb, sugar,fat.  28 calories, 7 gm protein from whey protein isolate. Taste--haven't tried it yet... :)


Pat R. wrote 8/17/16 1 year, 6 months ago

I need to relax!! 

Got a call from the surgeons N.P. early this am looking t...


Pat R. posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

Had my pre-op labs drawn this morning!! The tech was surprised at the 10 tubes she needed to fill. 

I finally admitted it was for bypass surgery. She congratulated me and said she can't wait to follow my progress when I come in for follow up la


Pat R. wrote 8/10/16 1 year, 6 months ago

Still having issues with blogging!!   Last blog title is where i put the date, last date was in the future I guess!!  One week till my pre-op ap...


Pat R. wrote 8/27/16 1 year, 7 months ago

Have a pre-op appointment!!! Not until August 19th though. ???? I remain cautiously optimistic that I will have gastric bypass.


Pat R. wrote 7/13/16 1 year, 7 months ago

Spoke with health insurance rep yesterday, Dr will review paperwork and decide by this pm.  Shouldn't be any problems, but fate has taught me "d...


Pat R. wrote 7/8/16 1 year, 7 months ago

UGI and EKG done.  Connected with health insurance and surgeon's office, approval process underway!!  Deep breath in...and out.      


Pat R. posted a comment 1 year, 7 months ago
Thank you Kathy S for your support!! :)

Pat R. wrote 7/5/16 1 year, 7 months ago

Just re-read all my blog posts from the begining. So much has gone on over the past 10 years. Had no idea what would be going on in my life, but...


Pat R. wrote 6/29/16 1 year, 7 months ago

Nutritional and Psychological evals. completed. Upper GI series and EKG scheduled! Next step is getting the pre-op appointment....


Pat R. wrote 6/3/16 1 year, 8 months ago

After some technical difficulties blogging, I am back!!

I have finally gotten...


Pat R. wrote a blog post 4 years, 8 months ago
6/6/13 - Well, a good thing has happened since the lap-band has been removed, NO GERD symptoms. Gone completely. It's hard to believe after 5 years of torture!!!

Pat R. wrote a blog post 4 years, 9 months ago
5/26/13 - Had my post op visit on Friday. Belly is healing well but my mind is a different story. I told my surgeon that I would not try again for the RNY. He still wants to see me again ...

Pat R. wrote a blog post 4 years, 9 months ago
5/14/13 - well, today is the 1st day I could bring myself to this page to say the word FAIL.  Sooo much damage from the lap-band that revision to RNY would have been dangerous.  I still f...

Pat R. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 9 months ago
Major Disappointment - My revision to RNY was unable to be done. The slipped lapband caused too much damage to my stomach. Very depressed by this news.  Surgeon may attempt again in 6 months.

Pat R. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 9 months ago
Tomorrow is my day! - I'm nervous and excited at the same time!! Surgery time is 10:00 am, all packed up and ready to go. Thanks to all of you here who give guidance and support.

Pat R. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago
Band to RNY next Thursday....STRESS!!! - Although my surgeon is very experienced, he did have to tell me that he may NOT be able to revise to RNY after removing the band. A second surgery would need to be done a few mo...

Pat R. wrote a blog post 4 years, 10 months ago
4/27/13 - Reflux really bad last nite, had to sleep upright on the couch. May 9th can't come soon enough!! 

Pat R. wrote a blog post 4 years, 10 months ago
4/24/13 - I finally have a date 5/9/13, 2 weeks!!!! Lets Pray revision to bypass goes smoothly!!!  

Pat R. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago
I got my date too!!! - After months of waiting due to other medical issues, I'm cleared for By-pass. My date is 5/9/13--- 2 weeks!!!
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Burrillville, RI
Location
34.5
BMI
RNY
Surgery
09/08/2016
Surgery Date
Feb 13, 2007
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