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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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 "
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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