I am 46 years old and have always been fat, but since the birth of my 11 year old, I have gotten HUGE and can't seem to do anything about it. I am scared about surgery, but also scared not to have it.
4 Dec 2003
I got a letter today from Dr. Roger Blake's office stating that I have an consult appointment for April 13, 2004 at 1:15 pm. I called and confirmed. The appointment taker told me that I shouldn't do anything prior to my consult. She said Dr. Blake will refer me to those I need to go to.
14 April 2004
Whew! After the longest wait, I had my first Appt with Dr. Roger Blake At UMMC in Jackson. I really liked Dr. Blake and he said I was a perfect canidate for WLS!!! I will have an open Roux-en-Y gastric by pass possibly in July or August!! Friday, April 15, I have an appt to do a pulmonary study. An appt is in the works for an appt with the obesity/dietician doctor, They will let me use my regular psychiatrist, Dr. Gupta. I have an appt with him tomorro (15 april) and that will get my psychological profile!! I have been so down in the dumps, but am very encourage by yesterday. I don't know my weight, but my sister, Barbara, wrote it down and will tell me as I go how much I lose, and when I get brave will tell me where I started. Dr. Blake approved that idea.
15 April 2004 (Thursday)
I met with my psychiatrist, Dr. Gupta. He is a tiny, little Indian man that runs about 10 miles a day. You'd think he'd distain the idea of WLS, but he said there is absolutely NO reason that I should not have this surgery!!! And immediately went to fire off a letter to Dr. Blake's office giving him the okay!!!!! Folks, it really helps if you already have a psychiatrist that you see on a regular basis who knows you well. Dr. Gupta is such a lovely little man...He is extremely supportive and said he can't wait to see me as a "sweet 16 year old". He told me "sweet, not sour, not mean...just sweet". He's a doll!!!
16 April 2004 (Friday)
Went to UMMC main hospital in Jackson to have my pulmonary study. It was no big deal, but you blow out your breath until your face turns red, then purple, and then blue!!! The tech said I did good with my breathing, but she doesn't know what criteria they are looking for. She was very much interested in hearing about WLS. She was a little heavy, but not near enough to qualify for surgery. She wants support for eating healthy. I told her about this site and told her to come on and look around. She was VERY, VERY kind and supportive! She also drew blood for blood gasses out of an artery. She drew it from inside the elbow. It stung a little bit, but didn't hurt. She got it first time. I think from this study they will decide if I have to have a sleep study done or not. Very good day!!!! Next up is my appt with the obesity/nutrition doctor. I will get notice of my appt in the mail.
3 May 2004 (Monday)
I got my appt for the obesity clinic on Saturday. It is June 10, 2004 at 2 pm. I called this am and told them I would have no problem moving up if someone else cancels. They told me to keep checking back with them and they'd move me up if they can!! June is such a long time away!!!
8 May 2004 (Saturday)
I got my bill for my pulmonary study.
1 blood gases, arterial.......................... $144.00
1 Multiple Breath N2 Washout................ $ 61.00
1 Carbon Monoxide Diffusing CAPA.......... $210.00
1 Spirometry...................................... $178.00
1 Arterial Puncture-LT...........................$ 27.00
CHAMPUS PAYMENT (Tricare)................-$102.44
PLEASE PAY THIS AMOUNT...................$517.66
Now bear in mind, DH had cancer so we have met our catostropic cap for the year (back in January) so we don't pay co-pays anymore this year, and Tricare leaves us responsible for 20% of the medical bills. Help me with my math here, she, who has a bachelors in Mathematics, says. I think Tricare may have paid the 20% and left me with the 80%!!!!
Monday, I am going to call the billing department, and beg!!!!I will tell them my life history and beg some more. Usually, if a place takes Tricare, and Tricare doesn't cover the whole bill, they will write it off. I will try that route, too!!! If all else fails, I will ask for a payment plan, but I am terrified that I'll have to have it paid before surgery is done. My DH told me to tell them to send it through Tricare again!!!! I haven't gotten my statement from Tricare yet concerning this visit.
Ok, breath in, breath out.....it's gonna be okay.
13 May 2004, Thursday. I got my pulmonary study bill last week and I was in a panic because Tricare only paid $102.44, and left me owing $517.96. I told the lady I needed to talk about my bill - that I didn't understand why Tricare hadn't paid more and that I was really upset with the bill. She said, "why are you upset with THIS bill?" I said, "Because I owe you guys $517.56, and I don't have the money, and I thought Tricare would do better than this." She said"What are you talking about???? Your file says your balance is $0." Seems that due to the contractual agreement with tricare, all is written off that they won't pay and I had gotten the bill (automatically spilled out of the computer when bill sending time came) BETWEEN the time Tricare paid and UMC wrote off the balance!!! Well, let me tell you, I professed my undying love for this woman right then and there!!!! And then we both got to giggling!!! Ya'll, if this is not God saying, I need to do this, I don't know what sign it would take!!!! (as you may remember, dh is in remission from colon and liver cancer, and we are flat broke due to his hospital bills - we pay $50 a month to bout every hospital and clinic in Meridian!) This is such a relief!!! Thank God He looks so carefully after me!!!!!
May 29, 2004 Saturday I had my dietician appointment on Thursday. Here's what happened....
First thing after I go into the back, they weighed me(UGH!!!), Checked my height (I grew 2 1/2 inches, since April 13!!! ??????), and stuck my finger for the diabetes test. My Blood sugar was 86 - that's good!!! Then I went back further into the maze and FINALLY a doctor (nurse/Practioner) came in and asked me bunches of questions...then I got nakey....well, I got to keep my unders and socks, and she listened and poked and prodded, then I got dressed and went down to the lab and had all my blood drawn out!!!! 4 or 5 vials.... Then I got to go back to the clinic and sit around and wait forever until the sleep doctor came in. Now, the only sympton I have is snoring.....But he seemed convinced that I had sleep apnea and would die instantly!!!! (He didn't say that, but he was sort of hypercondriackish, and I mentioned that if I get cold, then get snugged up with a pillow and blankey, I go to sleep. He about freaked!!! I thought he was going to pull my driver's license right then and there!!! Made me promise if I get sleepy driving, I will pull over and nap. I AM NOT NARCOLEPTIC!!!!!! He sort of had narcolepsy and apnea confused, I think....) Anyhow, he was real nice, but tended to over re-act....So I am getting a sleep study in about 3 MONTHS!!!!!!!! I bout had a fit...But he said to call in every other day, and they would move it up. I have to call this afternoon for the appt. I am considering going to Meridian, but if I stick with UMC then I won't be out any $ for co-pay and co-share. so I am thinking....
Well Friday was another fun filled day!!! Went to Dr. T, my regular PCP. He will fax the paperwork to get me a scooter, but says he really doesn't think I'll need it long enough to be worthwhile....Even 1 day, at this point would be worthwhile to me....Anyhow, I told him that about the hypercondriac sleep doctor and how it would be about 3 months before I got my sleep study and he say, "oh, no, it will not....You will have one next week in Meridian" Well Lindy (the nurse) called and I have an appt for Tuesday at 1:30 for a screening (found out it was a screening later from Kristie from Meridian). I am going to call Monday and see if we can skip that part and move right on to the nappy time.... But in the meantime, I did call UMC to see about a sabout a sleep appt, and the lady told me that they already had me a sleep appt and that it was Oct and I was on the move up list as a priority.... Now count with me folks, June, July, August, Sept., Oct., I count FIVE months, don't you??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!But God always looks out for me so I will get the best appointment possible for me...and if it really is Oct, then He has a reason for it. I don't have to like it- most of the time it is I don't like it!!!! But God knows what's best for me so much better than I would choose for myself. I just have to trust that.....and wait.... and wait... and wait......
Thursday, June 3, 2004 I got a call last night about 8:45 and a lady asked me if I wanted to come on to Anderson's and do my sleep study. Yeah Buddy!!!! Off, I tore!!! I got there, got wired up, lay down, and all I could think was I HAVE TO GO TO SLEEP.....I HAVE TO GO TO SLEEP.....I HAVE TO GO TO SLEEP.... For about 2 hours! Finally I said, I need something to make me sleep. I was not comforable on my back, but I was as comfortable as they could get me. I had 2 pillows under my knees, a pillow under my head and the head of the bed elevated about a fraction of an inch. Finally, I guess I went to sleep. Because they came in and woke me up and told me to sleep on my side for a while. I am a side sleeper, so that was no problem. Then a little before 7, I had to go potty, and I told them that. I thought it was about 3 am. It was pitch dark in my room, no clocks, and the technician had turned my air down to polar (at my request). Then they announced after my little trip, that I was to stay awake until they told me to nap. It wasn't long, until I napped. Then they woke me up for breakfast. I had been told that I would probably have to nap at 7,9,11,1, and 3, since I was late coming in. Not a problem, but after my 7 am nap, they told me they had enough data and I could go home. So I go back on June 14 to get the results, and if all is well, shortly after that, I will get my surgery appt!!!! If things didn't go well, I will have some other appts to go through depending on what the doctor advises.. Yeah!!! One step closer...
18 June 2004, Friday Well, I found out that I have mild sleep apnea. I quit breathing 13 times during the night. The doctor said my real problem is snoring that I woke myself up constantly snoring...I didn't know, I was oblivious! I went back on Wednesday night of this week for another sleep-in at Anderson's. I was fitted for a mask, wired up, and hooked to the CPAP machine. It sort of made me panicky at first, but then I relaxed and went to sleep. I think I felt better on Thursday than usual, but I really did enjoy being hooked up to the CPAP - the trick is to relax and not think about it. But I guess I did think about it because I had all these dreams about being on oxygen and having to carry oxygen tanks with me!! Today, I am going to call Dr. Blake's office and see how long it's gonna be before I get my surgery date. I think I am threw with all the pre-ops except for picking up my CPAP machine. Hopefully the surgery is now in sight!!!!
Saturday, August 7, 2004...Well I have been using my CPAP for a little over three weeks, now. Last Thursday, I went back for my CPAP follow-up - basically they checked the machine to see if it had the proper settings on it, and I gave them the fax cover sheet that the nutritionist had given me. Well obiviously, they faxed the info promptly, because yesterday I received a call from Nancy at Dr. Low's office (nutritionist). SHE TOLD ME I HAVE BEEN CLEARED FOR SURGERY!!!! I should hear from Dr B's office early next week for an appt!!!! I can hardly believe it!! I am moving so much closer!!!
Tuesday, October 28, 2004. I know it has been a long time since I updated my profile. I had to redo my psychiatric testing. I went to Dr. Gupta early on and requested that he send a letter of approval to UMC. Well, he faxed my psychological profile with no letter or anything! So I went back and requested a letter from him be faxed to UMC stating I was okay to have surgery. He did that and then I found out that I need to have some actual tests and Dr. Gupta doesn't do them. So I went to Dr. James Gilber in Meridian, who tested and approved me. I finally got a call that my pre-surgery visit would be Oct 3 and on that day I would get a surgery date. Well, on the first of October, they began canceling all of Dr. Blake's appointments and surgeries because he is on some sort of leave...maybe a family emergency. So I have been stuck in limbo ever since. I don't know when I'll get another appointment or when I will have surgery....It's just wait..wait...wait.. But on a brighter note, I have met so many of our wonderful Mississippi folks! The UMC meeting last night was great. Met lots of new friends. I know that someday my time will come. It is very hard to be patient.
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004.. Well, I got off my lazy duff this am and started making calls. Yesterday I talked to Daphne at UMC and they STILL don't know anything.... So yesterday I called Dr. Whitehead's office (Hattiesburg - Christine Clayton's Doc) and left a msg for Janet to call me back. She called today and they, of course, don't take Tricare...But she suggested that I talk with voc rehab as Dr. Whitehead's office is working on getting approval to use voc rehab. She was an absolute sweetheart and very concerned. Well, while I was on a roll, I googled and got the Keesler AFB Medical Center number and called them. I was routed to the general surgery clinic who let me speak to the bariatric nurse, Lisa. Talk about sweeties!!! I told her she is now the new love of my life!!! Here's the info I got....They do 1 surgery per week - taken on a most needed basis....(of course the Queen :eyes: is a most needed according to herself and will gladly tell them so!!!) I asked if there was a size restriction, since I am rather pudgy (!!) and she said she would talk to the surgeon and get back to me, of course I am thinking :eyes: yeah right....Well they are now doing the procedure lap RNY UNLESS you have too much scarring from other surgeries - and a C-section won't interfere with the lap- They have done 28 or 29 laps, but have been doing the open gastric bypass for years and years...Deaths 0, Severe complications 1 and that one was a person that bled heavily, but they got the bleeding controlled and stopped and it turned out well. Now to get on their list, all I have to do is get Dr. T, my PCP, to refer me - which is no problem EXCEPT he is on vacation until Nov 16...And after we talked, Lisa called me back (in less than 15 minutes!!!!) and said the surgeon told me to get my referral in! And she asked about co-morbidities and stuff. Also she gave me the billeting (like a military hotel on base - cheap) numbers for Keesler. So come next Tuesday, I will be calling Dr. T and having him refer me and we will see where this goes....I think I may see just a tad of light at the end of the tunnel!!!! On another note, I had my disability hearing on the 27th of October and it looks very likely that I may be approved. The judge only had two questions - 1) how mobile is "somewhat ambulatory" and 2)how did my last job end...I answered and Mr. George, my lawyer, stated we still had one medical report from the psychiatrist that we were waiting on...AND THE JUDGE SAID, "WE WON'T NEED THAT"......
Wednesday, November 23, 2004... I have been looking into going to Keesler for my surgery and had talked to the bariatric nurse, Lisa, there. She could not find me in the system and said it appeared I was not on DEERS. She gave me the number of the DEERS rep to call and get it straight. I did so immediately and was told by the DEERS rep that I would probably NEVER get an appointment at Keesler since I am a retiree's dependent on Tricare Standard - we are the lowest of the low on the priority list. Well, I did all this calling on Monday. Today (2 days later) I got a call from an appointment setter at Keesler and I have an appointment on Dec 2 at 1 pm in General Surgery for a evaluation for obesity surgery with Dr. Mann!!!!!!
Saturday, Dec 11, 2004. My appoint was changed from Dr. Mann to Dr. Jenkins and it was on the 9th (Thursday). My sissie, daughter, and I went down early Thursday morning and I went to see the doc. First I met Lisa, the bariatric nurse, who is just about the sweetest thing in the world. I went back and we talked and talked and talked. Finally an intern came in and talked to me. I forget his name. Then after he left, Dr. Jenkins came in. He is a very dear man and had gone thro all my paperwork. He asked me a few questions and had a list in his pocket of things he wanted Lisa to round up for our use when I have my surgery. Then Dr. Jenkins brought in both Dr. Mann and Dr. Banks. All three will be there for my surgery. I will go down on Sunday, the 9th, stay in base billeting. On Monday, the 10th, I will do all my pre-op stuff and go back to billeting for the night. Then on Tuesday, I will go in and have my surgery! I am excited, happy, terrified and stunned. Dr. Jenkins asked me when I wanted my surgery and I told him it would be best after Christmas so as not to mess up the holidays. I cried and told them how scared I was and how excited and I promised to be the best patient ever!!! They all hugged me and said they couldn't wait for me to be back and they could do the surgery. They all looked at my tummy and pronounced it round (!), smooth, and perfect!! So I added all three to my "next husband list"! And told them so. They liked that! My emotions are all over the place and there is still a month to go!!!
24 January 2005 Monday My surgery was January 11, 2005. All went really well and I have had no problems. Now for the complete gruesome details! On Sunday, Jan. 9, Jim and I went down to Keesler, in Biloxi, and spent the night in billeting (base hotel). Monday, we got up and went for my pre-op appointments. First stop was the surgery clinic, where Jim met my docs and Lisa, the bariatric nurse. During the day, I got a chest x-ray, blood work, and an EKG as well as going to admissions and doing some paperwork. To my great delight, I found that I had lost 30.2 lbs since Dec 9! I was slated to return to check into the hospital Tuesday am at 6:30 am. Tuesday am, we were up early, and at 6 am, the phone rang. It was the hospital asking if I intended to come to my surgery. I said yes, and they said I was supposed to be there at 5:45!!! (When we got ome, there was a message on our answering machine stating 5:45!). So off we hurried! We went to 2B, which is admitting. The folks from the "holding" pen were there about the time I got there with the stretcher. After coming back 3 times, the folks at 2B, told them they'd bring me down when they had me ready. A chaplain, that I had met the day before, came by with a man (a preacher) whose son was hospitalized. They prayed for me and told me how great I would do. Then I was whisked down to the "holding pen". There, I met some anethesia folks. Immediately upon getting there, they were told that the Docs were in the operating room waiting on me! So quick as they could they got me ready - and I don't even remember what they did! Then I went to the operating room - which is a cold, scarey place, but all my docs were there. Dr. Mann sat beside me, held my hand, and rubbed my arm. Later he told me that he was also praying. The last thing I remember is Dr. Mann saying, "Do you know who I am?" I squinted at him because I didn't have my glasses, so he got right up in my face so I could see him. When I saw those sweet kind eyes of his, I said, "I KNOW who you are." He said "that's right, I'm Dr. Mann." Next thing I know, somebody is hollering at me to take a deep breath and I am gagging - They were pulling the tube out of my throat and I was in recovery! That is all I remember about recovery!! Next thing I remember I am in ICU sitting up on the foot of the bed, SICKER THAN SICK!!! I was SO nauseated that I could not bear it! (It was from the anthesia and possibly from the morphine - I refused morphine after that!) The ICU nurse was chatting away, telling everybody in there what the rules and etc were. I don't know who all was in there, but Jim was standing in front of me holding my hand and Wendy (a friend of my brother's who works at Keesler and has guard at the ANG center in Meridian with him and Ed.) was to my right holding my hand. I kept thinking if the nurse would hush, I'd be alright. SHE DIDN'T. I kept going "Shhhh!", but I think she thought it was lamaze breathing or something cause it didn't faze her. Finally I leaned over to Wendy and said, "Would you shut her up." Jim said that he and Wendy almost hit the floor laughing. They gave me something for the nausea and I got better really quickly. I hope nobody else has this reaction. It was the sickest sick I have ever been. Somehow, in the rounds, I had acquired 5 IV sites. Some were for fluid, some were back up and some were to draw blood from so that they didn't have to keep sticking me. Gradually, they all failed except one. One inflitrated - not a fun thing! The IV fluid went into the tissues of my skin instead of the vein and my arm looked like it had two baseballs just under the skin - one above the IV site and the other below and it stung. Other great fun things in ICU, was the potassium in the IV! It felt like they were lighting matches and sticking them up my vein and they weren't going out! I sat and cried and cried. This wonderful nurse, Darrell, stood and held my hand the whole time. Because of this they decided to have me drink my potassium....EUUUUUUuuuuu, it is nastier than can be believed. I kept jello to use as a chaser! The day after surgery, I journeyed down to x-ray to have the famed barium swallow test. Not a picnic! The Doc in x-ray told me it tasted good....lies, lies, lies....I had to stand and I don't stand very easily. I guess the Doc (x-ray doc) was nervous because he made some really blunt statements to me. He said I couldn't lay on the table because I would crush it. I had to stand. Then they put me between the table (it was standing up) and the x-ray machine. It was a VERY tight fit and he remarked that it was 3 feet wide. I said, well, I am wider!!!Then after standing forever - maybe two minutes - my knees were giving up and I said I needed to sit down. The x-ray doc said it would take a few more minutes and I could just stand there. My hero, Darrell, the nurse, said, she is sitting down NOW and took me out of the machine and back to my bed. Then x-ray doc informed me that after I rested I would have to stand up again. I told Darrell that I thought between him and me, we could take him! I did have to stand for a bit more, but it was in front of a different machine and I wasn't squeezed in. I dunno why we didn't use that one first. Well, when it was all over, the x-ray doc was very nice and sweet to me. I decided he was worried about how things would work with me and wasn't being nasty.....but a couple of my docs from my team, I heard, went back and had a talk with him....At any rate, NO LEAKS and I was cleared for clear liquids. I began with ice pellets!! And they were gourmet ice pellets, I know! I spent two nights in ICU. The first night is standard for CPAP patients. The second night because they couldn't get any blood out of me! Dr. Jenkins said it was because you cannot get blood out of a turnip!!! I said, I beg your pardon, I am a rutabegga (sp)! He told me if they could not get blood out of me by the morning he would call in a neo-natalogist and they would be able to find a vein and draw it. Later that night a nurse or tech came in and told me he was gonna draw my blood. I lay in my bed and cried and cried and cried. Finally, I thought, that poor guy. It's bad enough he had to draw blood from a bloodless patient, but there I was making it worse by carrying on so. So I dried up and started telling him he could do it and would on the first try. HE DID!!! He also drew it the next morning and then they sent me to a room. Nothing interesting happened in the room other than they pulled the catheter and I got broth for the first time - it was supreme!! (I think they have a contract with gourmant broth and ice pellet people!) They let me go home on that day - Friday. Jim and I went back to billeting and spent the night. Just getting out of the hospital exhausted me! Now, the VERY WORST PART OF ALL THIS WAS the following: 1. the soreness - I felt like I had been stomped in the side. 2. drinking potassium ~shiver~ 3. drinking crushed zoloft - it burned!!!!! 4. the barium swallow test - and that was mostly because I had to stand far longer than my knees allow. AND REMEMBER, THE ENTIRE TIME YOU ARE IN THE HOSPITAL YOU WILL BE THINKING, "I MUST BE NUTZ. WHY DO PEOPLE DO THIS TO THEMSELVES. WE ARE ALL CRAZY! WHY DID I DO THIS?" And you will have crying jags. I cried for my Mother (died in 1997 on Easter Sunday) while I was in ICU and I don't even remember what made me start crying...Dr. Jackson came in and he said, "Mrs. King, why are you crying?" I said, "I don't know." and I stopped..... And per Kristi E. I chanted the whole time, "tomorrow will be a little bit better than today". And Kristi was right. And NOW I FEEL GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! January 20, I had my one week followup. I had lost 10.5 lbs and Lisa fussed at me about drinking water! MORE, MORE, MORE!!!
11 February 2005. 1 month anniversary. Yesterday was my one month followup visit. I had lost 31.2 lbs in the last 3 weeks. And a total of 40.5 since surgery and a grand total of 71.7 overall!!!
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WEIGHT LOSS CHART
| DATE || WEIGHT LOSS || TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS || WEIGHT |
| BMI |
|12/09/05 || 521.4 |
| 79.2 |
| 01/10/05 |
| 30.2 |
| 30.2 |
| 491.2 |
| 01/20/05 |
| 10.3 |
| 40.5 |
| 480.9 |
| 73.1 |
| 02/10/2005 |
| 31.2 |
| 71.7 |
| 449..7 |
| 68.3 |
| 16.3 |
| 88.0 |
| 433.4 |
| 65.9 |
| 04/12/2005 |
| 24.4 |
| 112.4 |
| 409 |
| 62 |
| 5.1 |
| 117.5 |
| 403.9 |
| 61.3 |
| 4 |
| 121.5 |
| 399.9 |
| 60.7 |
| 05/11/2005 |
| 6.1 |
| 127.6 |
| 393.8 |
| 59.9 |
| 06/9/2005 |
| 10.3 |
| 137.9 |
| 383.5 |
| 58.4 |
| 07/11/2005 |
| 19.3 |
| 157.2 |
| 364.2 |
| 55.3 |
| 08/11/2005 |
| 15.0 |
| 172.2 |
| 349.2 |
| 09/13/05 |
| 14.6 |
| 186.6 |
| 334.6 |
| 50.9 |
| 10/11/05 |
| 16 |
| 202.8 |
| 318.6 |
| 48.4 |
| 11/11/05 |
| 3.6 |
| 206.4 |
| 12/11/06 |
| 4 |
| 210.4 |
| 311 |
| 47.3 |
| 01/11/06 |
| 8.6 |
| 219 |
| 302.4 |
| 46 |
| 02/11/06 |
| 8 |
| 227 |
| 294.4 |
| 44.8 |
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Dr. Jenkins was the head of my surgery team. Team members were Dr. Riley, Dr. Jackson, Dr.Mann and Dr. Dockendorf. They all were the most excellent of the excellent. ALL were extremely caring, concerned and kind. I have ABSOLUTELY no qualms about recommending any and all of them. As far as I am concerned, God put these 5 men on earth just for me and my surgery. That sounds snobby, but that is exactly how these Docs make you feel. There are not enough words in the universe to competently explain the merits of these Docs. They are supreme!
As for the negatives, the only bad part of the surgery and hospital stay was having to stand for the barium leak test (I have degenerative arthritis in both knees and CAN'T stand), drinking the barium and drinking the potassium (mine was low). And of course, the soreness!