Cicerogirl, The PhD Version

Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago

For anyone considering self-pay for Stomaphyx (I have not heard of any insurance company covering it), there is a published study in the Journal of the American Medical Associ


Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago

For anyone considering self-pay for Stomaphyx (I have not heard of any insurance company covering it), there is a published study in the Journal of the American Medical Associ


Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago

First, there was a screw up and my calcium didn't get drawn, so I have to go in today to have them draw that. My last two DEXA scans showed some bone loss, so that's one of the things I'm most concerned about. Will know that in a few days, though.


Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago

Many people who have WLS also suffer from depression and take antidepressants.  I saw an article about a study that found a statistically significant increase in intracranial hemorrhage ("brain bleeds") in people taking both NSAIDs and antidepressants.


Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago

If, so, did you like it?  Just as a point of reference, since tastes in protein powders very so much, which of the other Syntrax fruit  flavors do you like and not like?  (That way I know if our tastes are at all similar.)

I drink my weight in


Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago

I'm glad I bought only one container (and that it was on sale) because this possibly the MOST sour yogurt I have ever had.  I tried the Black Cherry flavor and the cherry layer at the bottom wasn't even a bit sweet (not even as sweet as plain chopped c


Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago

I had my worst knee done first (just now 2 years ago), and then had my other knee done 9 months later (so it has been over a year even for that one).

On the most recently replaced knee, I have a spot just below the knee on the front outside "co


Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago

I spent a good portion of the late morning and early afternoon with a sinus headache and dry heaving because of a large amount of sinus drainage.  With the small pouch, I get nauseated much more easily if I have a lot of sinus drainage from illness or


Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
Even 2000mg of calcium citrate isn't enough, appar - This post is especially for those of you who are pre-op and may still be deciding between RNY and VSG. Please don't think the permanent lack of vitamin absorption with RNY is no bi...

Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
Ok, I need help finding sweatpants! - I cannot believe how much trouble I am having finding ordinary fleece sweatpants, especially since it isn't like years ago when I was looking for them in a 3x!! I just want ladies...

Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago
For those willing to try a psychological approach - This will undoubtedly sound completely ridiculous to some people, but since there are so many RNYers who struggle to deal with pain without NSAIDs or narcotics I wanted to share it...

Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
Kidney stones and Toradol - I ended up in the ER last night because of another kidney stone. Despite telling TWO nurses that I could not take Toradol (I know from previous adventures that it is their "go to" ...

Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
DEXA scan including BMI? - I just got my annual labs done, and my PCP put in an order for a DEXA scan (my last one showed some bone loss in one hip, so we want to repeat it to be sure my increases calcium is...

Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
FDA re-classification of Vicodin and Tramadol (x-p - This may be of particular relevance to anyone who is pre-op, planning to have RNY, and who suffers from arthritis or other conditions for which they take NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen...

Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago
Re-classification of Vicodin and Tramadol pain med - This may be of particular relevance to anyone who is pre-op, planning to have RNY, and who suffers from arthritis or other conditions for which they take NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen...

Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago
Walgreens has BOGO deal on vitamins - Some are BOGO free and some are BOGO half off. Lora

Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago
Link between low Vitamin D and Schizophrenia - A meta-study that took the results from 19 studies and about 2800 participants from 1988 to 2013 has shown that people with low Vitamin D levels are twice as likely to have Schizop...

Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Question about scars after necrosis - When I had my tummy tuck several years ago, the incision turned necrotic and I had a large wound across my ribcage and under my breasts (it was a "reverse" tummy tuck -- a true "T"...

Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
I would NEVER have been able to do this 7 years ag - I posted this on a private group last week, but wanted to share with the rest of you as well... I had a very large Sweet Gum tree in my front yard cut down and had the mass of wil...

Cicerogirl, The PhD Version posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
A couple of questions for VSGers - I have a couple of clients who are in the process of getting approval for VSG and they have asked a couple of questions that aren't covered in the paperwork from our surgery group ...
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