dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 1 week, 1 day ago

the first one is this-how do you determine your final weight? i mean should i ask my surgeon or what? how much weight should i be losing in a year? the 2nd question is this? do others recommend going to a weight loss therapist and what have their exper


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 1 week, 4 days ago

i have lost 140 lbs in 9 months which is great & i feel good about myself, that is not what is going on. see for the past 12 yrs i have been in a wheelchair do to a car wreck & others have done my shopping for me so i have ate what they bought for me.


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 6 days ago

here i am 8 1/2 months post op having lost 138 lbs , doing great& lost 8 pants sizes but then it was like great if i can do it so can others and so i wanted to just line people up in my surgeons office and say here Dr. D fix them, you fixed me but toda


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 3 weeks ago

i have been having some discussions w/some of my obese friends who are on limited incomes & who tell me that the reason they can't loose weight is that it is more expensive to eat healthy & that the unhealthy foods are more cheap. i mean i don't know w


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 4 days ago

i just have a question or 2. i live in an apartment complex where most of the people are very obese & yes they like to have cookouts & BBQ's and today was one of those days i wanted to go but was dreading. even though it was a covered dish & the landlo


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 4 weeks, 1 day ago

i get sick when i eat red meat & i know i need to get my protein in but does anyone have any great ideas as to what to do with ground turkey? i am trying to get creative so today i took the stuff, seasoned it w/pepper, lite salt & garlic powder and put


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

after spending all morning on the phone i actually found a therapist who specializes in weight loss surgery. i plan to see her in about a week. i live in the midwest and i have found that therapists who specialize in this type of stuff are few and far


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

has anyone else had this problem before? i mean i should be happy, i mean i have lost 135 lbs in 8 months and have gone from a 6xl to a large but i feel sad and totally alone. i live in a small town and the support group that is closest to me only meet


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

i have a question about insurance-i have both medicare & medicaid and am having alot loose skin, rashes, skin breakdown. i was told that medicare will cover plastic surgery if it is medically necessary. has anyone else had this type of insurance and wi


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

i watch alot of u-tube and recently i have been watching this well show staring this obese lady who calls herself "pink fairy" all she does is shop and eat the wrong stuff, stuff that if i ate i would gain a ton of weight. i mean i don't know whether t


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

i have a question for you all who have been post-op for several yrs. i am 8 months post op and my taste buds have changed. i used to eat alot of pizza, bbq, fried foods, full fat ice cream and yes red meat but now red meat makes me sick. so does sugar.


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

today was one of the days i just wanted to cry. before the surgery i was on 19 meds, a c-pap, oxygen 24/7, at one time i had to go to the nursing home for a month because i could not move. so yesterday i had labs from both my surgeon and pcp. i talked


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

i like to cook different things so last night i had jumbo shrimp, fresh onion, green peppers and mushrooms. i put them in a pan and put unsweetened pineapple juice on it and baked it until veggies are tender. has anyone made stuffed green peppers after


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

i am 7 months post-op and have lost 131 lbs but i have a real problem with gas. i eat chicken or turkey and green veggies such as cucumbers and green peppers and kale. this afternoon i tried a fresh pear cut in half with alittle stevia and cinnamon an


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

i am 7 months post op and doing well but have complained alot about loose skin, skin breakdown etc. sorry. my pcp was of no help and i live in a small community with limited medical resources. but 3 days ago i went to see an ob-gyn nurse practioner who


dreamer1234 posted a comment 2 months ago
congratulations and good luck. i had gastric surgery on sept 13 of...

dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

i just have a question. i have lost alot of weight which i great but alot of the wt is coming off my upper legs and the skin on my upper thighs is peeling off in chunks. this has been going on for about 2 months now. it is pretty gross! i went to my pc


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

there are some things i just don't understand. i have been 300+ lbs for over 15 yrs and have had insurance that covered the surgery. i was depressed because i was obese & dr's kept giving more meds that made me gain more wt & i became more depressed. i


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

today i am feeling totally alone. i live in a small town and my apartment complex where i live has mostly older folks that are morbidly obese. i mean i am doing very well with the weight loss but there are times that i want to tell someone about my new


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

tonight i wanted something totally different and red meat of any kind makes me sick so i made chicken-kale tacos with fresh tomatoes and a tad of low fat sour cream. they were really good. does anyone else cook with kale? sometimes when i want a chocol


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

i am 6 1/2 months op and have lost 122 lbs already and doing great but i have a history of curvature of the spine especially in my mid back. it seems like since i have had the gastric bypass surgery the pain has gotten alot worse. i use a heating pad a


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

First of all i do want to thank everyone for their feedback. it does mean alot to me. But here is why i am writing-I have an appt to go to today and wanted something nice to wear and all my pants, skirts were way too big. (I have lost 112 lbs in not qu


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

it's been 5 1/2 months since i had gastric bypass surgery and as of today i have lost 109 lbs. my friends keep telling me that i needed to get smaller clothes so i went to wal-mart and for the first time in 25-30 yrs i can actually fit into their cloth


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 4 months ago

i have lost 105 lbs in 5 months since my surgery and am having skin issues mainly loose skin, peeling skin and rashes. what do you do about it? does medicare cover cosmetic surgery if skin issues are involved? i tried to talk to my primary care doc bu


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 1 week ago

i am 5 months post op and have lost 105 lbs. i keep hearing and reading about needing to get your protein in. i mostly eat skinless, boneless chicken, baked eggs, low fat cottage cheese, turkey, greek yogurt and flaxseed meal. today i was told by a pha

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