aphephobicfriend wrote Absolutely devastated 1 year, 5 months ago

I was obese my entire life- from early childhood. My identity was formed in that shadow. When I was in college, I got serious about wanting to do something about it. I wanted gastric bypass- I want...


aphephobicfriend wrote Pre-op surprises 1 year, 5 months ago

I had my pre-op appointment yesterday. I can tell this whole process is well thought out and they do a lot of smart things to minimize risk and ensure success.

one thing I hate is that they ...


aphephobicfriend wrote Finding time 1 year, 6 months ago

Last time I went through this process I was 21 and in college. Man, what a different world I live in 14 years later. 

My office- my dream job- is a dumpster fire lately. Not enough s...


aphephobicfriend wrote Jumping through hoops again 1 year, 8 months ago

Pre-op requirements look different when I'm working and mom'ing three small children. The first go-round I was in college. I have much less free time now.

 

The surgeon I picked seems...


aphephobicfriend posted a discussion topic 1 year, 11 months ago

Hi everyone,

I have Aetna and they require twelve diet notes from a multicomponent behavioral intervention. My surgeon recommended CVS minute clinics but they do not appear to have an online platform and the in person ones are not available


aphephobicfriend wrote Through ups and downs 6 years, 8 months ago

It's nice to return to these pages and remember the journeys that I have gone through. It's nice to be at a place now where my weight isn't such a constant thought and struggle, but is just one fac...


aphephobicfriend wrote Hope shines through 8 years, 8 months ago

Life is a never ending journey, which so often feels like a never ending struggle when it comes to health and weight. You'd think with all the attention I'd given to it, that'd I'd be a guru master...


aphephobicfriend wrote a blog post 9 years, 1 month ago
Creeping back - I managed to keep my weight off for a few years. That plus a tummy tuck has put me in a place where I generally feel happy how I look and feel, though I always have my ups and down...

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aphephobicfriend wrote a blog post 10 years, 9 months ago
Keep the weight off, advanced version - So, I'm here for another one of my sporatic posts. I am 4 1/2 years out from my sleeve/emergency fix to my band, about 5 years out from starting the whole process, and 9 months ...

aphephobicfriend posted a comment 10 years, 9 months ago
the pain was a lot, but I have a high tolerance, and I think the results...

aphephobicfriend wrote a blog post 11 years, 6 months ago
New life to go with the new body... - One thing I am not a fan of about plastics is the healing process. man bariatric surgery is like a walk in the park compared to this stuff. I am almost 6 weeks out and I'm suppo...

aphephobicfriend posted a discussion topic 11 years, 6 months ago
Anyone have a TT or LBL and NOT drop a size or two - I was just wondering this- I'm almost 6 weeks out, and I am the same size I was before. I can tell I am still swollen in certain areas, but I'm not even close to the next size d...

aphephobicfriend posted a comment 11 years, 6 months ago
WOW- truly amazing results!!!

aphephobicfriend posted a discussion topic 11 years, 6 months ago
swelling after they remove the drain? - Hey guys- I had my last drain from my TT removed at about day 18 or so... it was still putting out about 40-50 cc's or whatever their unit of measurement is, but it was really l...

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aphephobicfriend wrote a blog post 11 years, 6 months ago
I hate drains - I'm at 2 weeks. should have gotten the drains out but I'm still oozing too much liquid, so the doc is making me keep it till monday. boo. I'm so over it. I'm going out of town t...

aphephobicfriend posted a discussion topic 11 years, 6 months ago
Two weeks out from tummy tuck - Today I hit my 2 week mark. I feel mostly back to normal, except sleeping in stupid recliners. I was supposed to get my last drain removed yesterday or today, but its still putt...
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Ocala, FL
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40.7
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Surgery
03/17/2009
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Feb 09, 2008
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