akindofmagick posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

I need recipes and ideas, please. I bought a large container of Chike several years ago, but after one failed attempt, am ashamed to admit I never could figure out what to do with it - finally threw it out.  I drink coffee every day; cappuchino on the


akindofmagick posted a comment 3 years, 6 months ago
In general, your chances of losing the weight and keeping it off are...

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akindofmagick posted a discussion topic 5 years ago

I know I am only 4.5 days out, and I know I swell up terribly whenever I have an IV, but I gained 11 pounds during the surgery - from 228 to 239. Sur


akindofmagick posted a discussion topic 5 years ago

just curious if anyone has a pet name for their sleeve, one that can be used amongst the family, but that outsiders not in the know are maybe not so likely to twig on. ???  For example my sister has called her belly (tiny as it is) "Pucci" or "Poochie"


akindofmagick posted a discussion topic 5 years ago

It's finally time - after almost six years of waiting - sleeve surgery at 0900 tomorrow, Johns Hopkins Bayview.  Asking for prayers and well wishes. THANKS!! See y'all on the other side!!  Wheeeee!!!!! CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!  :)


akindofmagick posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago

29 days to my surgery - whoo-hoooppp! Going in for anaesthesia pre-op tomorrow. My boss wants to know: how long will I be out??!!  TIA!


akindofmagick posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago

My paperwork was submitted to Aetna on Tuesday, 5 May 2015, after cardiology clearance was obtained on Monday; approval came ONLY TWO DAYS LATER! The staff at Johns Hopkins Bayview was shocked!  Surgery date with Dr. Schweitzer scheduled for 18 June. 


akindofmagick posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago

VSG - 18 June, JH Bayview, Dr. Schweitzer.

After almost six years of trying, it is finally going to happen!!  YAY!!


akindofmagick accomplished a goal 5 years, 4 months ago
Update my Will and Guardianship papers.

akindofmagick posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
Surgery clinic recommendations (by cost) - east co - Hi, have been a member here since 2009. Have been turned down multiple times for VSG by 3 different insurance companies - bmi is 36% and no comorbidities. So am self pay. For job s...

akindofmagick posted a discussion topic 9 years ago
Clinic/Surgeon recommendations, East Coast USA? - Sigh - this is it. I'm self-pay. Three different insurance companies in 3 years due to my company being bought out, then me changing companies last month - and NONE of them are wil...

akindofmagick selected a surgeon: Michael A. Schweitzer M.D.. 10 years, 2 months ago
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akindofmagick wrote a blog post 10 years, 6 months ago
Them's the breaks... - So, today is the day I had planned to go to Dr. Aceves in Mexicali... I decided to have the procedure back in August... I had booked the first slot on the surgery schedule for tomo...

akindofmagick wrote a blog post 10 years, 7 months ago
Tricare Prime?? - So today I called Phyllis at Bethesda again, and she answered the phone - yay!  I asked her if I had to have a Tricare Prime PCP write me referral - and she said NO. Wow... I hope ...

akindofmagick wrote a blog post 10 years, 7 months ago
Informational meeting - Tonight I'm going to an information meeting for Johns Hopkins' Bayview Medical Center's Bariatric Center.  I think I know which doc I want to use there. It gives me great heart...

akindofmagick wrote a blog post 10 years, 7 months ago
Setback. - Not to go into too many details, but my parents found out from my sister that I was planning WLS in Mexico and they went totally orthongonal. It was beyond awful. Truly. I've m...
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