bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 3 years, 1 month ago

Greetings all.  Just over the first month, doing great for the most part.  No problems except getting in my water and protein.  I am so sick of drinking protein, I dread it, thus don't do it.  Had to throw out my blade to the NutriBullet so no smoothie


bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 3 years, 2 months ago

We have family coming for Easter.  Because they travel 8+ hours, Easter will be on Saturday.  I will be on full foods that week and am making a menu.  IF I can find affordable lamb, I will be grilling (weather dependent) it slowly.  Cloud Bread will de


bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 3 years, 2 months ago

Day four, life is good.  Pain, minimal.  Incisions are healing nicely, some bruising around the largest, where I suspect they pulled the stomach out.  Dr. Richards said I had one of the largest stomachs she has ever seen.  May be why I can tolerate my


bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 3 years, 3 months ago

Day 1 of my pre op diet.  Had my protein drink, two cups of tea (herbal), 2 waters, and now working on a sf lemon jello tea.  I weighed myself two days ago and 335 popped up on the scale.  A big surprise as I expected 350


bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 3 years, 3 months ago

I know my dr. has a support group in town (Elko) but would like to know of any other sleevers around?


bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 3 years, 3 months ago

I thought I had posted this but guess not.  Yes, approved.  Scheduled.  Son has the time off.  Sister coming to take care of the parents.  Dr. Christina Richards is my surgeon and it will be done at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake.

The reality is


bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

Its been over a year since I posted here.  Was approved in August 2014 and ready for the final round of blood tests when my body decided to put everything on hold with blood clots in the lungs.  Was cleared this last July to start the process for the s


bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 4 years, 9 months ago
The Roller Coaster called Life - I last reported I had my psych exam.  Was submitted and Approved by insurance.  HURRAH.  Got a list of the blood tests, made an appt for my gout with the intent of giving the blood...

bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 4 years, 9 months ago
psych review done - Last of the checklist done before submittal to insurance.  Had the review a week ago, and smoked my last smoke at 3 pm that day.  I'm doing ok.  have broke down and had 4 smokes, n...

bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago
Checking in. Getting closer to surgery. - I decided to take this journey for a VSG a little over a year ago.  Still no surgery, but only have my psych review left.  She requires upfront money, so have to wait until the end...

bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Day 1 of my journey to have a sleeve - Had my consultation today at noon.  After a discussion about the D/S being better for someone with a higher BMI, he will do the sleeve.  He kinda dropped the d/s discussion when...

bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Off Subject: Can I search forums? - I want to find more info in my doctor and his patients.  I want to search the forums for the surgeries he performs but for the life of me I don't see a search function.  Please ...

bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Off Topic -- How do you search forums? - I know its probably right in front of my face, but for the life of me I can't find search.  Would like to do some research on the doctor I am seeing on the 15th and really reall...

bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Greetings from Elko - Having my initial consult with Dr. Cottam, Salt lake, here in Elko on August 13 for a VSG.  Am an Ex-Bandster, having my band removed in 2005.  Time to go back to the drawing bo...

bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Got my initial appt with Dr. Cottam - Got an email this morning setting up my initial consultation with Dr. Cottam out of Salt Lake.  My appt is August 15, 12:30 pm here in Elko.   So here we go . . . . 

bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Difference between VSG and Band post op - Greetings.  I had a lapband for about 2 1/2 years about 8 years ago.  I noticed there are a number of failed bands here.   Ex  Bandsters:  how would you describe the post op...

bigolalaskan posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
Intro - Greetings from Northeast Nevada. Rejoined at this site.  Was here over 10 years ago when I had my lapband surgery.  Had my lapband from 2002 to 2005 when the second slip req...
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