Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag wrote a blog post 4 years, 3 months ago
5 week update - I'm a little more than a month out of surgery, and I'm a little amazed at all that's happened. Here's a bit of a recap, as much for my recollection as anything.   It...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago
How much can you eat in a sitting? - Hi all,   I'm a month out from surgery and finding that I'm having a hard time eating much. Yeah, a feeling of restriction is great, but it makes it very hard to get eno...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago
The hardest thing... - I can live without cheeseburgers and pizza. I can live without cookies (my trigger food!). But today, I would KILL for a diet coke. Before surgery, I didn't drink th...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago
Persistent heartburn - Hi all, I got to start purees on Tuesday, so I tried 1/4c of egg beaters, scrambled and mushed to paste. It went down OK, chewed thoroughly, itty bitty bites, and eaten slow...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago
Dr. gave me a gold star... Huh?? - I went in for my post-op checkup yesterday morning. I've had kind of a rough go of it since getting home-- since I'm a super-rapid metabolizer of opiate pain meds, and I'm doing...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago
To pre-op folks who wear glasses - So I've been home from the hospital for a week now, and there's a ton of great advice on what to take to the hospital and such, but I thought I'd share something that made my st...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag wrote a blog post 4 years, 4 months ago
To share or no? - I am deliberately open about health-related stuff, particularly my bipolar disorder. I think that it's important to show that I, and others, can live a (mostly) normal life desp...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago
Preparing for the worst - Here's one I haven't seen mentioned... VSG is safe, I've done all my homework and I have tons of confidence in my surgeon, the hospital, and all of that. However, there's a ...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag accomplished a goal 4 years, 5 months ago
schedule a surgery date

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago
Approved! Now time for details... - OMG I want to send flowers to my surgeon's office or at least give my insurance coordinator, Binda, a HUGE hug! I got a call from Binda today, I'm approved! Apparently, BCBS...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag wrote a blog post 4 years, 5 months ago
Something to look forward to - Thursday, I decided I was fed up with my falling-apart bras and braved Wal-Mart in a quest to find something that doesn't pinch, poke, or slip. A fool's errand, if you will! ...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago
Catheters in hospital? - Hello VSG'ers, Did any of you have to get a catheter put in while you stayed in the hospital? My sister works for the government in hospital-related infection control, and i...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag wrote a blog post 4 years, 5 months ago
Why I'm choosing VSG - I need to get motivated to blog, so why not start with something easy? :) When I first started contemplating WLS, I looked into the lap-band. I didn't like the idea of somet...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago
Fitbit needs new home - Apologies if this is in the wrong spot, I'll move it if needed... i have a blue Fitbit Zip activity tracker that I don't need anymore, since I'm upgrading to a smart-watch. ...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago
The wait begins... - Friday, my surgeon's office submitted my paperwork for BCBS pre-auth. Eek! It was supposed to go in around Halloween, but the psych letter was a bit late, and my GP didn't s...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago
Can't get excited-- is this weird?? - I'm getting close to making surgery a reality, since my paperwork will be going to the insurance company early next week. I've done my homework, I've got a plan of attack for af...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag added a goal 4 years, 6 months ago
schedule a surgery date
About Me
33.3
BMI
VSG
Surgery
12/10/2013
Surgery Date
Aug 11, 2013
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Before & After
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At my brother's wedding, several weeks before attending my surgeon's info session
290lbs
My first triathlon!
180lbs

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