CidGrad posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Just checking in on my peeps ... - I was a frequent visitor to OH prior to and just after my VSG. I would see vets pop back into forums and say that they were so busy "living" that they just did not have a chance to...

CidGrad posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago
Going on two years ... reflections - I was a frequent visitor to OH prior to and just after my VSG. I would see vets pop back into forums and say that they were so busy "living" that they just did not have a chance to...

CidGrad posted a discussion topic 8 years, 9 months ago
A Real-Life Case Study of One Person's Complicatio - Let me preface this by saying that I am not posting this to dissuade / convince / influence anyone against having WLS. It is funny (and uncanny) but through all of my complications...

CidGrad posted a discussion topic 8 years, 9 months ago
A Real-Life Case Study of One Person's Complicatio - Let me preface this by saying that I am not posting this to dissuade / convince / influence anyone against having WLS. It is funny (and uncanny) but through all of my complications...

CidGrad wrote a blog post 8 years, 9 months ago
A Real-Life Case Study of One WLS Patient's Compli - Let me preface this by saying that I am not posting this to dissuade / convince / influence anyone against having WLS. It is funny (and uncanny) but through all of my complications...

CidGrad wrote a blog post 8 years, 9 months ago
Update on my leak ... - I wanted to provide a quick status: 1. VSG on 12/6 ... really felt sick from day one but no leak was detected. My theory is that the swelling actually blocke the leak initially....

CidGrad posted a discussion topic 8 years, 10 months ago
CidGrad -- Leak Update - Good morning folks, I pray that all is well with you and that things are progressing nicely at whatever stage of the process you're in. Many thanks to all of you who have sent m...

CidGrad posted a discussion topic 8 years, 11 months ago
Stent -- Please share your experience if you had a - It looks like I will have to have a stent placed to deal with my leak. If you had a stent placed please share your experience and any advice.

CidGrad posted a discussion topic 8 years, 11 months ago
Stent -- please share your experience if you had a - It looks like I will have to have a stent placed to deal with my leak. If you had a stent placed please share your experience and any advice.

CidGrad set a surgery date: Dec 06, 2010. 9 years, 3 months ago
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CidGrad wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
Bougie Size Comparison Photo - I know that it really doesn't matter but I found this picture quite intriguing the first time that I saw it ...

CidGrad wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
Connecting the Dots: The Role of Your PCP in WLS - So ... this post will garner a "duhhhhh ... no shit" response from some and it will be an eye opener for other. Here goes: This is about the relationship between your surgeon an...

CidGrad wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
Operation Bad Ass -- Status Update - Day 1 STATISTICS Surgery Status:

CidGrad wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
Excellent Advice from Guys on OH - MY OH ladies have been tremendous. I recently read back through my correspondence and saw tons of great advice from my OH brothers. I thought I'd share.

CidGrad wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
"Operation Bad Ass" - I'm naming the next 14 weeks "Operation Bad Ass" -- aka OBA. The goal of OBA is three-fold: 1. Get me fully prepared for surgery 2. Get me through surgery and recouperated 3. ...

CidGrad wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
3-Week Pre-Op Diet - Both the NUTs at Dr. A's office are excellent. I sent Nancy Lum a note yesterday about specifics of the pre-op diet. She responded to my note immediately and gave me a call this mo...

CidGrad wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
It's never a good time ... - ... I have an updated personal (THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE WORK) to-do list of easily 100 things. I'm going through both a State and Federal Tax audit. I just told the mortgage company ...

CidGrad wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
Protein Shakes -- for the pre- and post-op diets - Frozen Fruit Dream Mix one vanilla protein supplement according to directions with ¾ cup water and 1/3 cup orange juice. Then add ½ ripe banana, three frozen strawberries and 3 i...

CidGrad wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
Surgery Date Scheduled -- 8 / 9 / 2010 - So this is big for me ... I'm sitting in a conference room at work ... I'm excited and nervous and scared and hopeful and anxious and alot of other stuff. You work and work and wor...

CidGrad left a testimonial for Andrew Averbach, M.D.. 9 years, 7 months ago
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CidGrad wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
10 Top Mistakes that WLS Patients Make ... - 1st Mistake:  Not Taking Vitamins, Supplements, or Minerals   Every WLS patient has specific nutritional needs depending on the type of surgery you have had. Not only is i...

CidGrad wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
My Insurance Approval Package ... - . . . should get submitted this week. Everything is in place except for th psych evaluation report. I anticipate a Wednesday submit and a 7-day turnaround for a response. S...

CidGrad selected a surgeon: Andrew Averbach, M.D. and left a testimonial. 9 years, 7 months ago
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CidGrad wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
Great Book Find -- Eating Well After Weight Loss S - Product Description A Whole New and Completely Delicious Way to Eat after Weight Loss Surgery After her weight loss surgery in 2003, Patt Levine knew she would have to stick ...

CidGrad wrote a blog post 9 years, 7 months ago
Eight Signs of Emotional Eating - Eight Signs of Emotional Eating A lot of people ask, "How do I know if I am over eating for emotional reasons?" If any of the following statements sound like they could apply t...
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