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Twenty Most Recent Questions:

  1. Does anyone know where Dr. Joseph Colella from Pittsburgh, PA is practicing? (Oct 13, 2014) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  2. Has anyone had problems with Elevated B12 levels? (Oct 7, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  3. I'm having pain in my chest after trying to drink. (Sep 28, 2014) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  4. Need advice on treating ileus, slow moving intestine. (Sep 24, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  5. Still diabetic (Sep 3, 2014) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  6. I received my approval letter for predetermination. What next? (Aug 19, 2014) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  7. I'm having a panniculectomy and massive hernia repair (Aug 18, 2014) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  8. Will Dr. still do surgery if blood sugar is 185...Surgery is tomorrow the 18th (Aug 17, 2014) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  9. OMG Dr Kuhn died in July 2014 but I am scheduled for RNY 08/28/14 (Aug 16, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  10. Revision Lap RNY scheduled 8/28/14 very nervous tips? (Aug 16, 2014) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  11. Nissen Fundoplication (Aug 15, 2014) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  12. Has anyone found out the place that you can get grant money? (Aug 14, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  13. Trying to get my profile (Aug 11, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  14. Care first administers (Aug 4, 2014) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  15. just diagnosed with osteoporosis 4yrs post RNY what med can I take to absorb? (Aug 2, 2014) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)
  16. six weeks post-op, only lost 6 lbs. (Aug 2, 2014) (View) (2 answers)
  17. Dr's in Fresno California that take Calviva Health for GVS? (Jul 23, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  18. I want food!! (Jul 23, 2014) (View) (4 answers)
  19. I can not find a Baritrac Dr. that takes HorizonNjhealth. Can anyone help? (Jul 23, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  20. PLEASE Help; Define excessive thick mucous vs. foamies (Jul 22, 2014) (View) (no answers yet; please post yours!)

Thirty Most Recent Answers:

Q: Has anyone had problems with Elevated B12 levels?

[Oct 12, 2014]     yes, i have! are you taking b12? just stop taking it.. cute does down     — valarie30     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Need advice on treating ileus, slow moving intestine.

[Oct 11, 2014]     It can be caused by abdominal surgery, or just exist on it's own. They use an NG tube to get excess gases out of the intestines or stomach, and hope that eventually transit time and gut motility (motion) returns. Not fun. Slow motility can happen anywhere from swallowing all the way through the other end of the digestive tract. taking a prebiotic can help, like Aloe, and a probiotic, like yogurt with active cultures. But check with your doctor for treatment that is specific to your situation     — Bibo     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Is 56 to old to have weight loss surgery?

[Sep 9, 2014]     I am 67 and am having the sleeve done October I feel very good about having it done. It is giving me a chance to live a better life Life is full of chances and sometime we need to take a chance. Good Luck     — lindalue     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: 2 weeks before surgery and I'm eating like a razorback!

[Sep 3, 2014]     OMG!! I thought I was the only one, my surgery date is sept 16,2014 and I have been having a food funeral like crazy. I praying that it don't stop me from having my surgery I would be devastated so keep me in your prayer and I will do the same.     — Mztonij     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: 10 days post op and have cheated--have I ruined everything?

[Aug 31, 2014]     what type of surgery did you have     — devmar2123     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: 10 days post op and have cheated--have I ruined everything?

[Aug 31, 2014]     what type of surgery did you have     — devmar2123     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: how do i remove a ticker from my profile?

[Aug 29, 2014]     Click the right hand top corner where your name appears and go into settings, then go under Tracking. Then under the height section, there is a Weight (update your weight). Punch in your new weight and it will move the icon.     — Nina1119     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Is 56 to old to have weight loss surgery?

[Aug 24, 2014]     I was 64 when I had my surgery. It has been a life saver. I'm off all my medication for high cholesterol, my glucose numbers are normal, my blood pressure is actually low, my knee and back pain has substantially lessened. I lost 70 lbs. in a year and I've kept it off. My docs were not concerned about age, just health and being able to get through the surgery.     — Patty129     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: OMG Dr Kuhn died in July 2014 but I am scheduled for RNY 08/28/14

[Aug 17, 2014]     OK, sanity finally returned to me as the day went on. Yes, I am still upset about the death of my surgeon, that has not changed. He was such a good, decent, reputable man and surgeon that was why I researched so hard to find him. My heart goes out to his family and staff. It must be very devastating for them. I cannot imagine! Their lives have been turned upside down and will never be the same. I feel ashamed of how I overreacted on some levels. As all of us know whenever you have to have surgery of any kind it is so imperative to have a surgeon that you trust as this is no joking matter, people have died from weightloss surgeries before for a variety of reasons. My gut reaction was I do not want to be one of those who dies. I am putting on my big girl panties and going to meet with his partner as planned and begin my trust journey with him. I am sure my doc trained him well and he had better be watching from heaven when I have my surgery!!!!     — Awillis     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Has anyone found out the place that you can get grant money?

[Aug 15, 2014]     grant money for what?     — bob-haller     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: six weeks post-op, only lost 6 lbs.

[Aug 14, 2014]     Call your surgeon. Are you in ketosis? With terrible bad breathe. Its really a good thing...Try increasing your activity level. Go for brisk walk etc     — bob-haller     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Trying to get my profile

[Aug 14, 2014]     Hi just click on your name at the end of the question, it will take you to your profile:)     — bob-haller     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Am I eating too much?

[Aug 11, 2014]     Have you ever grazed? If so that could have stretched your pouch. I was told that after a year post op RNY I would be able to eat 11/2 cups max. I'm at stage 3 in eating plan right now can have one half cup if I want. But am satisfied with eating just one fourth cup. Have you talked with your surgeon or dietitian?     — gammongirl64     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: six weeks post-op, only lost 6 lbs.

[Aug 11, 2014]     I'm 6 weeks post op and I've lost 25 pounds, but nothing so far this week my only change was adding saltine crackers and double protein bread so now I'm eliminating those. I've also changed my exercise from walking for 35 min daily to dancing to my Just Dance video. I'm thinking carbs are the culprit . I had RNY surgery. I hope you figure it out if not contact your dietitian and ask for suggestions     — gammongirl64     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Is 56 to old to have weight loss surgery?

[Aug 9, 2014]     I'm glad to see this question. My surgeon is being very thorough and having me obtain clearance with cardiologist and pulmonologist. The pulmonologist who also handles weight loss, was not very positive, meaning he recommended another approached based on negative effects the surgery may have.     — sds0029     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: I had the sleeve on only lost 40lbs in a year? Please help

[Aug 8, 2014]     I would start by working with a dietician and follow their plan exactly. Include lots of exercise. The sleeve isn't magic its only a tool that you need to learn to use and control.     — quiltpainter     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: I can not find a Baritrac Dr. that takes HorizonNjhealth. Can anyone help?

[Aug 8, 2014]     Start by calling your insurance company and ask for a referral. They will check to make sure you have bariatric coverage and then should be able to give you a list of physicians that accept your insurance. Good luck.     — quiltpainter     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: I want food!!

[Jul 27, 2014]     http://www.obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity/members/profile.php?N=H984352619     — bob-haller     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: I want food!!

[Jul 27, 2014]     My name comes up no profile found:( must be a bug:( Heres a link to my profile     — bob-haller     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: I want food!!

[Jul 27, 2014]     My name comes up no profile found:( must be a bug:( Heres a link to my profile     — bob-haller     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: I want food!!

[Jul 27, 2014]     Your surgeon should of given you instructions on food for each phase. I pushed things a bit, but its better to follow instructions exactly. Early on I went to ross park malls food court and had full meals (for me) just eating the free samples:) My surgery was way back in 2001, and the best decision of my entire life:) Today I weigh about 223. wish it were 200, but I am thrilled to be 223 so far out.     — bob-haller     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Dr's in Fresno California that take Calviva Health for GVS?

[Jul 24, 2014]     Sorry I meant VSG. I hate auto correct lol.     — Tiana_fresno     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Is 56 to old to have weight loss surgery?

[Jul 22, 2014]     Good grief! Way to scare somebody! 56 is not too old. Riskier? Maybe. You need a good surgeon. I had mine at 51 with a revision at 56. Would do it again in a heartbeat. It can help you live longer and healthier and happier. Re. the other unfortunate person; no Dr. worth his/her "weight" would cope such an attitude. You need to find a caring MD. Try back at the bariatric place or go online at ASMBS and find some one who can help you. You don't have to suffer!     — rtempes     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Is 56 to old to have weight loss surgery?

[Jul 18, 2014]     You are not too old for the surgery, however, you might have more complications. I had the RNY 12 yrs. ago, and now I am almost disabled with problems. I have severe problems with both early and late dumping syndrome, where I try to avoid eating very much at all until late afternoon or early evening. After I dump, I have extreme problems with fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness, mental confusion, shaking, sweating, and many other problems. This problem started about two years ago, and is making my life extremely difficult. I am trying to find someone who will treat me, but I am not very successful. The medical community believes that if you have the surgery, then you have to live with the symptoms even if you are not able to function. I also have had to deal with problems absorbing B12 and iron. I would not recommend the RNY for anyone.     — Jane65     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Has anyone had the vertical sleeve done at the weight of 205lbs?

[Jul 12, 2014]     I just got the sleeve on 7/9/14. I am 4' 10" tall and weighed an even 200 when I had the procedure. I am also diabetic and have Barrett's esophagus. I chose the sleeve because it seemed to have lower risks than bypass. My surgeon told me I was not a candidate for the band.     — kkm727     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: How Do I Get Back On Track?

[Jul 4, 2014]     I've had the same problem four years out after vertical sleeve surgery. It's frustrating, and any advice would be welcomed.     — tony S.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: How Do I Get Back On Track?

[Jul 4, 2014]     I'm sorry that you're going through this! It is really tough to lose a lot of weight to later start putting it back on. If you don't have any medical problems causing the weight gain, I assume that you've overeaten. To get back on track, for good, I would suggest to address what brings you to overeat. What triggers you to overeat? What makes you want to cope? If you don't come to term with the root causes of your overeating, it will resurface one way or the other. Bariatric is a fantastic jump start to lose weight, but as you know it too well, it's not a cure.     — bellsai     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: lapband or gastric sleeve?? advice please

[Jun 24, 2014]     UF Health, where I got my sleeve done at will not even offer the band anymore, because it has over a 20% re-operation rate due to complications. That helped me make my mind up right there.     — Sandra J.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Bioton before you have WLS

[Jun 21, 2014]     I don't believe Biotin helps at all. I took it before and after, and I still had hair loss and my hair after 4 years still is thin. It never grew back the way it was before and I did all the vitamins, biotin, Vitamin D, Zinc; just anything I could think of, but still my hair is thin.     — P. Javellana     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Is 56 to old to have weight loss surgery?

[Jun 15, 2014]     Had my surgery two months ago at age 71 with absolutely no problems.     — Tigboa12     (See other answers/post your answer)