dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 3 days, 2 hours ago

yea i had the "surgery" 3 days ago, very little pain, plastic surgeon who in my opinion is the best in the state took off 5 lbs of loose skin, insurance covered it, i was eating salmon and brocolli in the recovery room and went home the next day. i am


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 5 days ago

wish me luck as i am having the panniculectomy in less than 2 weeks, yea its that close. i have met with the plastic surgeon twice and i have lab work, EKG and meet with the people who put me to sleep next wednesday. yes insurance is paying for the sur


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

maybe i just need some support, i don't know. i am 15 months RNY, having lost 161 lbs and doing super but for some reason whenever people ask me how i lost the wt and i tell them i get tons of negative comments and most of all horror stories, like i kn


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

yep 1 yr ago today at 1pm my life today changed, i had RNY, have lost 155 lbs, have gone from 345 lbs to 190 lbs. have about 25 lbs to go. have went from size 30-32 to a size 18, can fit into a size 18 some mediums i can get into. i rarely gain weight,


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 5 months, 3 weeks ago

i am 11 months post op & am having to take an antibiotic for an issue unrelated to the weight loss surgery. i have never had trouble taking antibiotics before in my life but this time i got the runs like super bad. my pharmacist said it was something t


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 5 months, 4 weeks ago

i know this is a stupid question but where i live at the temperature has dropped below 80 and its raining and i am cold and i have lost 153 lbs in 11 months, exercise, eat the right foods, take my vitamins etc. when i was at my highest weight 345 i was


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 6 months, 4 weeks ago

it is the 4th of July and i was craving something BBQ & also healthy. i love BBQ but BBQ sauce is like eating pure sugar so what i made was this. i took dried pinto beans, cooked them on the stove until done, added fresh chopped up onion, chopped up ca


dreamer1234 posted a comment 7 months ago
hang in there. i am 61, had gastric bypass surgery 9 months ago...

dreamer1234 posted a comment 7 months ago
i had to do 2 weeks of blood thinner shots but it really was no big...

dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 7 months ago

does anyone ever question things? so here i am excited to finally see the plastic surgeon but was exhausted from lack of sleep, i had a long wait, & when i looked around i saw slim folks compared to the "fat" me even though i have lost 148 lbs in 9 mon


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 7 months, 1 week ago

there are many web sites out there for people who have had weight loss surgery. obesityhelp.com i love! but a word of caution. i got on another one, the group was closed and supposed to have a moderator and to make a long story short i wound up being "


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 7 months, 1 week ago

i am 9 months post op, have lost 145 lbs as of today. have an initial consult with the plastic surgeon on tuesday which i am somewhat apprehensive about. the situation has gotten so severe that something needs to be done. i have alot of loose skin on u


dreamer1234 posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks 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 7 months, 3 weeks 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months, 1 week 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 8 months, 1 week 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 8 months, 2 weeks 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 8 months, 2 weeks 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 8 months, 2 weeks 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 8 months, 2 weeks 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 8 months, 3 weeks 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 8 months, 3 weeks 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 8 months, 4 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

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