charlotte180 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 1 month ago
Had surgery 3 years ago and I'm stuck! Suggestions - I had RNY in 2011. I started at 280, and I lost 60 lbs in 4 months. Then I quit smoking, and my weight loss stopped. I've been struggling to stay between 205 - 215, but had gone up...

charlotte180 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
Confused about what/how I should be eating - During my pre-op class, the nurse said: 1) We should be getting 60-70 grams of protein every day 2) After the 3 week liquid phase, we should not be using protein drinks (beca...

charlotte180 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
Questions about pouch & post-op diet - I'm panicking a little.  I went to the pre-op seminar at my surgeon's office, and the nurse who led the seminar said that, for RNY'ers, the pouch will only hold 2 tablespoons or 2 ...

charlotte180 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
Profile help needed - I'm trying to customize my profile. I've uploaded the background and made the changes I've wanted, but on the top of each content box is that default blue header that I can't seem ...

charlotte180 added a goal 9 years, 9 months ago
Purchase clothes off the rack at a "normal" store

charlotte180 added a goal 9 years, 9 months ago
Dance in a flash mob

charlotte180 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
Post-op depression??? - Some of this is just venting, but I would love to hear your experiences and suggestions. I had my surgery a week ago. First, let me say, that food never really felt like an addi...

charlotte180 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
Incisions -  I had a lap RNY 6 days ago. I still have the tape on the incisions, and am wondering if I'm supposed to take them off, and if so when. The discharge instructions issued by my surg...

charlotte180 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
Post-op full liquids: how much?? - My surgeon gave me guidelines to follow for the post-op diet. Basically, broth, cream soups, cream of wheat, SF jello, SF pudding, SF popsicles, protein drinks, SF yogurt. I'm a...

charlotte180 wrote a blog post 9 years, 9 months ago
4 Days Out - So, I had surgery on Monday, 4/4/11. I expected to stay at the hospital for one night. NOT! Day 1 Monday:    I hardly remember anything at all from that day. I remember being i...

charlotte180 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
Anyone ever get sick right after surgery? -  I had my surgery on Monday, got home from the hospital today. Doc kept me for an extra day because of low blood count, which he said was likely due to internal bleeding & he wante...

charlotte180 wrote a blog post 9 years, 9 months ago
Okay, Down the Hatch! - Surgery tomorrow.  Am about to start drinking a gallon of "E-Z-Poop".  Oh joy. 

charlotte180 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
Surgery in 2 days & everything is going wrong - I'm having surgery the day after tomorrow at 12:30 pm.  My mother wanted to fly out to help, she got in yesterday and is staying until 4/11. I don't know what I was thinking, or wh...

charlotte180 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
Can someone walk me through what will happen at th -  I'm getting my surgery on Monday 4/4 at 12:30 pm. I'm getting nervous about it. I'd feel better if I knew what to expect when I get to the hospital but before the surgery. They to...

charlotte180 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
I screwed up & smoked -  I quit smoking almost 6 weeks ago, since my surgeon requires quitting 6 weeks prior to surgery. Well, I'm scared now, because I screwed up.  I slipped. I had a cigarette 2 week...

charlotte180 posted a discussion topic 9 years, 10 months ago
Ghrelin - RNY vs. sleeve? -  I am getting RNY in a week.  I just found out from this forum that the RNY doesn't affect ghrelin, while a sleeve does. Now I'm rethinking my decision. I have my pre-op consult...

charlotte180 wrote a blog post 9 years, 10 months ago
Back on the Wagon - I gave in to temptation and fell off the wagon on Thursday night. I took out a friend for her birthday, and went to a soul food restaurant that I'd always wanted to try, and try I ...

charlotte180 added a goal 9 years, 10 months ago
Marry Johnny Depp

charlotte180 added a goal 9 years, 10 months ago
be physically able to learn martial arts

charlotte180 wrote a blog post 9 years, 10 months ago
*&%$-ing Pre-op Diet - Day 3 of my pre-op diet and I am really struggling. I did well on Day 1, but by the end of Day 2, I was sitting in the corner, laughing maniacally and tearing off my skin (well, wh...

charlotte180 wrote a blog post 9 years, 10 months ago
Approved! Scheduled! Shocked! -  Wow. That happened way faster than I expected. I called my surgeon's office yesterday to check on the requirements, was told my file had been sent to scheduling, and boom - here I...

charlotte180 wrote a blog post 9 years, 11 months ago
Feeling low & futile... - I've waited until after the holidays to get the rest of my requirements in. So, I have so far: 1) Attended the seminar 2) Gotten my psych eval 3) Quit smoking last week (though ...

charlotte180 selected a surgeon: Hilario Juarez M.D.. 10 years, 4 months ago
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charlotte180 wrote a blog post 10 years, 4 months ago
Yay, Medicare! -  I found out this week that I've been awarded SSDI. Found out yesterday that my medicare isn't effective until 12/1/10. Bummer. The whole medicare thing is confusing to me. That's ...

charlotte180 wrote a blog post 10 years, 5 months ago
Starting Over - Mood: Hopeful I'd given up trying to get the process rolling last time because my referral was denied (APIPA). Now over a year later, I'm starting again, for several reason...
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Phoenix, AZ
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RNY
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04/04/2011
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Nov 27, 2008
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