swim_bike_smile posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

I saw that there were a few procedures that dermatologists can use for minor excess skin issues, and I'm wondering if anyone has seen a dermatologist for this? What procedure did you have done? I understand that for major excess skin I'll need to hav


swim_bike_smile posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure that this topic has been covered in the past, but I haven't seen a thread recently. Before WLS, I never really had to feel my feelings. I just ate food instead of actually dealing with things. Now after surgery I'm noticing


swim_bike_smile posted a discussion topic 9 months, 1 week ago

So, I have a friend who inspired me to have gastric bypass after she was incredibly successful.  For that I am eternally grateful.  However, whenever she introduces me to her friends she'll tell them my name and then add "swim_bike_smile had surgery ju


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swim_bike_smile posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

If so, when did you notice it start to happen?  I'm 3 months in, and I'm just waiting for it....

In the meantime, I'm taking all of my vitamins, and getting 80-100g of protein in and just crossing my fingers.


swim_bike_smile posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

I keep reading in forums about hormones released during weight loss.  Does anyone have any research on this? I can't find any information, and I like to read up on things.  

On a related note, I've been noticing that my skin looks absolutely ho


swim_bike_smile posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

I'm looking at this post-op planner feature, and there is no way that I am going to reach the weight it is telling me I should expect to be by month 2.   ** I'm not disappointed, or even taking this as a guideline for my own weight loss.  However, it g


swim_bike_smile posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Is anyone else working on increasing their NEAT (activity besides exercise to increase metabolism) ?   I'm learning that I can't just say "well, I worked out today so I'm good" and then just go home and loaf around on the couch.  What other non-exercis


swim_bike_smile posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

I just got my bill/EOB for my RNY surgery, and the surgery/hospital stay cost my insurance provider $47,000+.  Holy cow!  That was incredibly shocking, considering that I got an estimate for $12,000.  Luckily, I am only on the hook for approx $850.00,


swim_bike_smile posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

So, today I vomited after eating tuna fish.  I had about 4 "heaves" (idk what else to call it) and the last one was bright red, approx 1 T.  Now, yesterday (24 hours ago) I ate some red sauce.  Would it stick around in my pouch that long or should I be


swim_bike_smile wrote My surgery story; the lead-up and week of 1 year, 5 months ago

The entire pre-op process was pretty breezy.  I had 6 months of a medically supervised eating program where I had to log my food every day, then attend a meeting once a month to read a 'module'.  D...


swim_bike_smile posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

How were you "fortunate" (sarcasm) enough to find out that you did?   Vomiting is probably #2 on my list of things that I hate-- I'm even a 'sympathetic vomiter' (i.e, if someone else vomits or I smell vomit, I also vomit)

 

While the f


swim_bike_smile posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

The countdown begins-- my  surgery is Monday morning.  What are some things you did/purchased before surgery to prepare yourself for coming home from the hospital?  Any particular foods or comfort items that you had that were helpful?

Also, con


swim_bike_smile has a new goal: Wear knee-high boots that actually fit on my calf 1 year, 5 months ago
I will be diligent about my diet and post-op instructions.

swim_bike_smile has a new goal: Make it through Surgery without Complications 1 year, 5 months ago
I will trust that my surgical team has the tools necessary to transition me safely from pre-op to post-op gastric bypass patient.

swim_bike_smile has a new goal: Reach Onederland 1 year, 5 months ago
I will be diligent in not drinking while I eat, and following the guidelines set forth by my bariatric team.

swim_bike_smile has a new goal: Fit comfortably in any seat I choose (lawnchair, movie theater, airplane etc.) 1 year, 5 months ago
I will purchase tickets to shows in advance, and set weight goals according to these dates.

swim_bike_smile posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

So, I really like to do endurance events, and I know that I am going to have to fuel myself differently after surgery.  Now, I just pop a GU or shot block and am on my merry way.  

How soon after surgery were you able to get back into sports, a


swim_bike_smile posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

  Were any of you prescribed this?  For the RNY folks, did your pouch tolerate the pill?  These pills are huge and I'm worried that I am going to vomit if I take these after surgery.  I'm not saying that I am not going to take them, j


swim_bike_smile posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

   Who are your favorites?  I've found a couple that I really like, but would also like to see who others are watching.  I've been watching YouTube videos almost every night in preparation for my surgery Monday. 


swim_bike_smile posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

Did any of you go a bit crazy before you started your pre-op diet?  I feel like I am having a "last supper" of sorts...  Pre-op liquid phase starts tomorrow.

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06/13/2016
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Jun 01, 2016
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