Roselane posted a discussion topic 9 months, 2 weeks ago

I just had a CT scan because they are monitoring my stomach due to a GIST tumor discovered in my resected stomach at surgery. I don't see my surgeon for a week, but I was able to access the report through the portal. Does anybody know what this might

Roselane posted a discussion topic 9 months, 3 weeks ago

I am one year tomorrow and am still getting the foamies a few times a week. I recently realized that I don’t think it is related to what I am eating or how much. I say this because it often happens when I haven’t eaten for at least a few hours. I

Roselane posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

i just did my six month labs and they just did the standard CMP and CBC. Did your surgeon look at other tests? My dietitian would like to see the following and I am wondering how common these tests are for bariatric patients, especially around the si

Roselane posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

I have been taking the Optisource chewable multivitamin recommended by my program since shortly after surgery. They want us to take it twice a day forever. However, from searching the boards, I know that most stop the chewables within a few months af

Roselane posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

When were you able to look in a mirror and see a different body? Was it while you were losing or only after you hit goal?

I know my body is getting smaller because I am fitting into clothes that used to be too small and I am down 95 lbs from m

Roselane posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

I was thinking today about how much music has helped me to cope through the different stages of this entire process. I especially remember the night I was in the hospital because I did not sleep well at all and I was so glad that I had a "relaxing" mu

Roselane posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

Within the past few months, somebody posted an outstanding article with overall bariatric recommendations. I think it was a literature review published in a journal, but it might have been a best practices (EBP) position statement. I have b

Roselane posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

Long story short, my insurance should have paid for my surgery, but they refused and I gave up after appealing once because otherwise I would have had to wait another eight months for surgery to work with my job schedule. I had surgery three months ag

Roselane posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

Tomorrow I will hit 12 weeks out and I am confused about a couple of things.

First off, I have been thinking of dense proteins as dead animal/fish only; is that accurate? I was just now searching the boards and a lot of people seemed to also

Roselane posted a discussion topic 1 year, 8 months ago

I will be one month out tomorrow and I have noticed that I am already starting to worry about regain. I am not freaking out, but it does cross my mind multiple times per day. Does this seem helpful or harmful? Did you take more of a one-day-at-a-tim

Roselane posted a discussion topic 1 year, 9 months ago
Hi all, I am now 10 days post-op. I didn’t have the best experience because the hospital did not do a lot of things they said they would do (eg, no pain pump, no trapeze, etc). I am also having minor complications like thrush in my mouth and hives ne

Roselane posted a discussion topic 1 year, 9 months ago
I am wrapping up my two-week pre-op diet and will have VSG in a couple of days. Although the diet was not too difficult in terms of hunger or cravings, I have not had much energy and sometimes I don’t feel like I am thinking clearly at all. I am getti

Roselane posted a discussion topic 1 year, 10 months ago

I have been reading lots of old posts from people who cheated on their pre-op diet and I am one of those, except my cheat is a little different?it was spinach. I was initially told that my pre-op diet would be under 1200 calories and would include vegg

Roselane posted a discussion topic 1 year, 11 months ago


I am trying to decide if I should order some of the Nectar fruit protein powders for the clear liquids phase that I need to be on for one week post-op. The dietitian wasn't sure if these are allowed because she didn't know if they are see-

Roselane posted a discussion topic 2 years ago


I was mostly looking forward to my education classes until I found out that I will have to announce my weight every week in front of the entire class. Did anyone else have to do this and if so, did you find it helpful and how did it help

Roselane posted a discussion topic 2 years, 3 months ago

i live in a rural area right now and also have a pretty demanding job where I can only take so much time off. I am overwhelmed by everything that is necessary before WLS, especially since I live over an hour away from the hospital where I would be havi

Kathy S. wrote 2 years, 3 months ago
Welcome to ObesityHelp! We are glad that you have joined our OH community. Be sure and check out the tutorial that appears when you log in. As you check out OH, you'll see many features and tools that are created for our members as you embark on your WLS journey. We suggest you upload your avatar, fill in your surgery type, date and surgeon. If you have not done so, let us get to know you by adding some information on your profile "about me" section. Hang out on your surgery type forum to interact with those that had the surgery you are going to have. Great support and information. If you want assistance with finding a surgeon, and or have any additional questions please email us at [email protected] Regards, Kathy ObesityHelp Community Services 866-957-4636 Ext 393
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