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Twenty Most Recent Questions:

  1. is my protein shake ok to use? (Nov 16, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  2. Are there any gummy vitamins with selenium? (Nov 8, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  3. Anyone in AZ with UHC? How long did the Prior Auth take? (Nov 5, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  4. Had gastric bypass 10 yrs out have regained 50 lbs bmi is 40 never was 20 (Nov 5, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  5. I'm 12 years post RNY, and apparently 100% lactose intolerant, has anyone else had th (Nov 5, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  6. will I be approved b/c I have an aneurysm on my assending aorta? am I high risk? (Oct 28, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  7. Does anyone know where Dr. Joseph Colella from Pittsburgh, PA is practicing? (Oct 13, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  8. Has anyone had problems with Elevated B12 levels? (Oct 7, 2014) (View) (2 answers)
  9. I'm having pain in my chest after trying to drink. (Sep 28, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  10. Need advice on treating ileus, slow moving intestine. (Sep 24, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  11. Still diabetic (Sep 3, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  12. I received my approval letter for predetermination. What next? (Aug 19, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  13. I'm having a panniculectomy and massive hernia repair (Aug 18, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  14. Will Dr. still do surgery if blood sugar is 185...Surgery is tomorrow the 18th (Aug 17, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  15. OMG Dr Kuhn died in July 2014 but I am scheduled for RNY 08/28/14 (Aug 16, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  16. Revision Lap RNY scheduled 8/28/14 very nervous tips? (Aug 16, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  17. Nissen Fundoplication (Aug 15, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  18. Has anyone found out the place that you can get grant money? (Aug 14, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  19. Trying to get my profile (Aug 11, 2014) (View) (1 answer)
  20. Care first administers (Aug 4, 2014) (View) (1 answer)

Thirty Most Recent Answers:

Q: is my protein shake ok to use?

[Nov 17, 2014]     Looks like these are the details from the description: Amount Per Serving Calories 140 Calories From Fat 25 Total Fat 2.5 G Saturated Fat 1 G Trans Fat 0 G Cholesterol 75 Mg Sodium 95 Mg Potassium 190 Mg Total Carbohydrate 3 G Dietary Fiber 0 G Sugars 2 G Protein 25 G If these meet your Surgeons post op nutrition guidelines - and it looks like they should - then watch what you mix it with and take the appropriate amount .     — dustinplus4     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Are there any gummy vitamins with selenium?

[Nov 10, 2014]     I did a search and the URL is below. You might try PatchMD since all you need to do is wear a patch for your vitamins. They also have Garcinia Cambogia in a patch too. http://www.obesityhelp.com/profiles/product/multivitamin-plus-topical-patch-30-day-supply/ https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=gummy+vitamins+with+selenium     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Anyone in AZ with UHC? How long did the Prior Auth take?

[Nov 10, 2014]     Post your question on the Arizona state message board so AZ members will see your post. Here's the URL: www.obesityhelp.com/forums/az     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Had gastric bypass 10 yrs out have regained 50 lbs bmi is 40 never was 20

[Nov 10, 2014]     I had gastric bypass 13 years ago and had regained 30 pounds. I had a Stomaphyx seven years ago. It helped me to lose 10-15 pounds but that's it. I wouldn't recommend having it because it didn't make a big difference long-term. What worked for me to lose regain is to go back to the basics and do what I did before the regain. I stopped grazing, cut back on my carbs and exercised. I also adjusted my thinking because losing weight regain is much slower than when I lost it after having surgery. It was slow but it did come off. Best of luck to you!     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: I'm 12 years post RNY, and apparently 100% lactose intolerant, has anyone else had th

[Nov 10, 2014]     I think it is fairly common. Dairy bothers me especially milk and ice cream (which is a good thing). I'm 13 years post-op so we're both long-term.     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Has anyone had problems with Elevated B12 levels?

[Nov 5, 2014]     dr said mine was high...but nothing to worry about...doesn't hurt you if its high.     — insideout     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: will I be approved b/c I have an aneurysm on my assending aorta? am I high risk?

[Oct 29, 2014]     I'm not a doctor but I think this question needs to be asked of your primary care physician, specialist and/or bariatric surgeon. I wish you the very best of luck, and that you obtain multiple opinions so you can make the best decision for your health.     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Does anyone know where Dr. Joseph Colella from Pittsburgh, PA is practicing?

[Oct 29, 2014]     I did a search for Dr. Colella and found the information below. I hope this helps. OH professional profile: http://www.obesityhelp.com/profiles/bariatric-surgeon/dr-joseph-colella/ Google search shows him at: Address: 3380 Boulevard of the Allies #390, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Phone:(412) 641-3632     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Still diabetic

[Oct 29, 2014]     Did you have your surgery on 8/27 or when did you have surgery? An improvement in your A1C is a good thing. I know for me, continuing to lose weight made all the difference with my A1C. At one point, I was a 9.8 and after my surgery and losing weight, it went down to the normal range and has stayed there. Continue to lose weight is the best thing you can do for yourself and your health.     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: I received my approval letter for predetermination. What next?

[Oct 29, 2014]     Hopefully you've heard from your surgeon, obtained a date and had your surgery and doing well. If not, feel free to PM me or post an update on the General Discussion board: http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/amos/     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: I'm having a panniculectomy and massive hernia repair

[Oct 29, 2014]     I lost some hair after my gastric bypass too. I hope your panniculectomy and hernia repair went well and that you didn't lose your hair. :)     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Will Dr. still do surgery if blood sugar is 185...Surgery is tomorrow the 18th

[Oct 29, 2014]     If you re-activate your account, please provide us with an update on how you're doing. You could post on the surgical boards or the General Discussion board at: http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/amos/     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Revision Lap RNY scheduled 8/28/14 very nervous tips?

[Oct 29, 2014]     Did you have your revision RNY? How did it go? You can hang out with other RNY'ers on www.obesityhelp.com/forums/rny too. Wishing you well!! :)     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Nissen Fundoplication

[Oct 29, 2014]     Have you considered getting a second opinion? With the recommendation of the Nissen Fundoplication, I'd want a second opinion. If you haven't already, post this on the RNY message board so other RNY post-ops can add their experiences and thoughts. www.obesityhelp.com/forums/rny     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: Care first administers

[Oct 29, 2014]     I hope by now you've had your surgery. With many insurance companies, the squeaky wheel gets oiled first! That meaning I would suggest to call your insurance company to keep up on the status as you go through the approval process.     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: just diagnosed with osteoporosis 4yrs post RNY what med can I take to absorb?

[Oct 29, 2014]     I had RNY and I take Fosamax tablets, and have for quite a few years. By the results of my Dexa scans, I don't seem to have had any issues with absorption. Talk to your PCP and let him or her know of the copay difference, and ask to try the tablets.     — Cathy W.     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: I'm having pain in my chest after trying to drink.

[Oct 25, 2014]     I don't have any ideas, but I hope you have contacted the surgeon and that everything is ok now.     — SandyB_in_CA     (See other answers/post your answer)

Q: I want food!!

[Oct 25, 2014]     I know the feeling. I am to have surgery Monday 27th. I am not hungry until I smell food. Most of my family and friends have been very nice to plan around me. Its only temporary and I will get through. Thats what I tell myself.     — jlinn     (See other answers/post your answer)

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)