butercup posted a discussion topic 9 years, 11 months ago
4 weeks out with some pics. Oh, you know you wanna - Today is 4 weeks from my surgery.  Surgery weight was 283 and last I weighed I was 250.  I'm probably in the 240's now.  Ignore my hair in the newer pics.  I just don't have the en...

butercup posted a discussion topic 9 years, 11 months ago
Foooooooood - When and if you were on your liquids and soft foods after surgery, which food did you dream of eating once you could eat normally again?  Or rather, when you could fit it into your...

butercup posted a discussion topic 9 years, 11 months ago
Boy, it's slow around here isn't it? - I want to answer questions and help, but really how much experience does a three week post op have to give.  I'm fairly specialized at the moment. I am sick to death of coffee p...

butercup posted a discussion topic 9 years, 11 months ago
Incision pain got better, now it's worse than ever - My incisions by my belly button were the sorest, obviously, but it was getting better.  The ripping flesh with lemon juice poured over sensation was stopping and mellowing out.  I ...

butercup posted a discussion topic 9 years, 11 months ago
Thank You - Thanks to everyone for all of the support, prayers, positive thoughts, and swinging of critters.  It was really great and gave me some much needed confidence.  I almost left the ho...

butercup posted a discussion topic 9 years, 12 months ago
Did your surgeon have a back up plan? - Did your Surgeon have a back up plan? As in, if he or she couldn't for some reason do a DS did he say he'd do a medial RNY? My surgeon showed me that today, it kind of freaked...

butercup posted a discussion topic 9 years, 12 months ago
Surgery tomorrow morning - I check in tomorrow at 5:30 at Evergreen hospital and surgery will start at 7.  The Vanishing Mom or Joianne as I like to call her, will be my angel and will keep you updated on my...

butercup posted a discussion topic 10 years ago
What are the details of just a sleeve? - Have any of you had diabetes before surgery and had it cured with the sleeve?  Also, do you eat as heavy of a protein diet as the DS?  I know that you need vitamins, but the demand...

butercup posted a discussion topic 10 years ago
Just a stapled stomach? Or is there something in t - When you had your new stomach created, did they leave some kind of support device in there? I can't recall the name of what I'm talking about. I was on the boards and mentione...

butercup posted a discussion topic 10 years ago
How did you prep for your surgery, diet wise? - What were your pre op surgery diets like? How long did they last, what did they consist of, or did you do one at all? I'm talking like a few weeks before surgery too.

butercup posted a comment 10 years ago
You look 30 years younger! I mean, wow! That's just awesome....

butercup posted a comment 10 years ago
Your pictures look so great! It makes me excited to lose my weight. ...

butercup posted a discussion topic 10 years ago
Iron infusion, I has it. - Had my first iron infusion today and it was really nice.  I was in a recliner, nice.  They offered me a pillow and blankie (that is their term for it, I didn't mind) of course I sa...

butercup posted a discussion topic 10 years ago
Could you share your story? - There is a guy on youtube that was going to get a RNY, but I got him looking into the DS.  He lives in California.  If you could tell him a little bit about your experience with th...

butercup posted a discussion topic 10 years ago
Anyone ever try protein pills? - Just wondering if anyone has ever tried them to help supplement your protein. 

butercup posted a discussion topic 10 years ago
Who has two thumbs and got approved for surgery? -                       THIS GUY!!!  Really it's gal, but that's not as funny.  Yay me!  The surgery should be in September sometime.  Not too far away.  The long wait is just ab...

butercup posted a discussion topic 10 years ago
So, I guess I'm a big fat snob - I've been trying to read over on the main board to expand my wls horizons and friend potential.  I need to stop.  It's driving me crazy.  There are some cool people, but there is o...

butercup posted a discussion topic 10 years, 1 month ago
Submitted - Today at my appointment we submitted for approval!  I can't wait to get the answer.  I'll have a permanent smile plastered on my face.  It can take up to two weeks, but the office ...

butercup posted a discussion topic 10 years, 1 month ago
Pre made VS. powdered protien drinks - I currently am pre op and I drink the Optimum Nutrition pre made chocolate shakes everyday.  My surgeon told me that after the surgery I will need to drop them and switch to the po...

butercup posted a discussion topic 10 years, 1 month ago
Top five things I'm doing after the weight is off - Had a bad week.  So bad that I'm going to go on meds to help me pull out.  I also just found out that one of our friends just had a second stroke.  He's only 36.  With all of this ...

butercup posted a discussion topic 10 years, 1 month ago
What do you do when you have a craptastic day? - After surgery that is.  I know for me, I want to eat a bunch of junky food and enjoy an adult beverage.  I will probably only indulge in the beverage. I have regular therapy set...

butercup posted a discussion topic 10 years, 1 month ago
Does your insurance pay for vitamins? - I have Aetna through Bank of America and they covered some of my vitamin cost tonight.  I needed B-12 injections, D 50,000, and a 3 a day prescription strength multi-vit.  I also n...

butercup posted a comment 10 years, 1 month ago
That is such great news! I've been following your story and pulling...

butercup posted a discussion topic 10 years, 2 months ago
Good cracker substitute - I know about cheese crisps and they sound delicious. I read the seafood craving post and one of my favorite ways to eat shrimp sprang to my mind. One block of cream cheese wh...

butercup posted a discussion topic 10 years, 2 months ago
New blog post - I haven't had one in a while and I've got more pre-op pictures up.  Just in case you're interested.  I'm just really proud and excited that I get to post pictures and not be affrai...
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Kennewick, WA
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09/22/2011
Surgery Date
Aug 17, 2009
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