Pat R. posted a comment 1 year, 4 months ago
Thank you Kathy S for your support!! :)

Pat R. wrote 7/5/16 1 year, 4 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, 4 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, 5 months ago

After some technical difficulties blogging, I am back!!

I have finally gotten...


Pat R. wrote a blog post 4 years, 5 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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!!!

Pat R. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago
Choosing a "Goal" Weight - I like feedback from anyone on how you chose your goal weight. Did you go by a healthy BMI, did your surgeon choose, did you use a height and weight chart, or did you pick a num...

Pat R. wrote a blog post 4 years, 7 months ago
4/10/13 - Pre-Op appointment 4/24/13, can't come soon enough. I hope my surgical date is early May Please!!!

Pat R. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 8 months ago
Antidepressants and weight gain - Anyone with slowed weight loss possibly due to antidepressants?? During my Psych consult, the Dr. noted my gradual weight gain since on Abilify. For me it's turned out to be a b...

Pat R. wrote a blog post 4 years, 8 months ago
3/21/13 - UGI scheduled for 4/2/13; it is going to take a lot longer to get "my date" than I hoped.   :(

Pat R. wrote a blog post 4 years, 8 months ago
3/18/13 - Found out on Friday that insurance approved revision to RNY, but Dr's office didnot return my call. This am I called  Dr office; yes, they are aware of approval but they can't w...

Pat R. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 8 months ago
Lyme Disease + Revision = ???? - Hi, I'm a bander waiting for insurance approval for revision RNY with Lyme Disease. Is there anyone out there with Lyme disease who has had RNY???  I'm on long term antibiotics,...

Pat R. wrote a blog post 4 years, 8 months ago
3/2/13 - Submitted to insurance over 2 weeks ago, still waiting...  

Pat R. wrote a blog post 4 years, 9 months ago
2/26/13 - WOW, years since my last blog. Sooo many medical issues since then. My band has slipped and must be removed. The soft diet I've needed to be on has made it east to pack the poun...

Pat R. wrote a blog post 7 years, 11 months ago
12/28/09 - WOW, I've really been away for a long time!!! Recovering from Gall Bladder removal on 12/17/09. Even though it was right before Christmas, I felt better than I have in months.  ?...
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Burrillville, RI
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RNY
Surgery
09/08/2016
Surgery Date
Feb 13, 2007
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