Flava_of_bravery added a goal 6 years, 3 months ago
no longer be clinically obese!

Flava_of_bravery added a goal 6 years, 3 months ago
Shop at regular stores and not plus size

Flava_of_bravery added a goal 6 years, 3 months ago
Exercise on a regular basis (daily)

Flava_of_bravery added a goal 6 years, 3 months ago
Cross my legs!

Flava_of_bravery added a goal 6 years, 3 months ago
Become healthy enough to get pregnant

Flava_of_bravery wrote a blog post 6 years, 3 months ago
Initial Info Session @ Dr. Hill's - Jan 2nd. cont - (2nd post, continuing 1st) After Dr. Hill described the 4 procedures he does - he then did a Q&A session -  A few people asked pertinent Questions, I asked 2 questions  1) Q: I ha...

Flava_of_bravery posted a comment 6 years, 3 months ago
Thank you so much, so happy I finally found someone that really...

Flava_of_bravery wrote a blog post 6 years, 3 months ago
Initial Info Session @ Saranac Lake NY / Dr. Hill - I went to the informational session with my fiance (whose also a big guy) and my CNA. It was a great session, one of the best I've attended of those functions. I'm so glad I went I...

Flava_of_bravery posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago
3 Roadblocks to WLS - BED, Pain Management, and mo - Hi everyone haven't been here in awhile due to being told for 3 reasons I'm a horrible candidate for weight loss surgeries by one clinic. That really frustrated me as I feel I abso...

Flava_of_bravery wrote a blog post 6 years, 9 months ago
MY QUICK MOTIVATIONAL SURVEY - Hi, I've decided I wanted to update with something inspiring - because why not really? There are too many depressing things in this world - including worries which I wrote about la...

Flava_of_bravery wrote a blog post 6 years, 10 months ago
Can't Walk Due To Weight, Still on WLS Waiting Lis - BMI about 60/ Weight about 370 lbs.  Due to Spinal Fusion, 17 years post surgery, and my current weight, my nerves/sciatica are causing me not to be able to walk without a lot of ...

Flava_of_bravery wrote a blog post 6 years, 10 months ago
Getting Binge Eating Disorder Under Control Before - I had to put my WLS surgery on hold again, because I discovered I have an eating disorder. It is not the two you think of when you think "Eating Disorder" it's closer to Binge Eati...

Flava_of_bravery wrote a blog post 7 years, 3 months ago
Referral from PCP because of Back Problems - Just saw my PCP on Wednesday the 9th of January and he gave the okay for the surgery. He said it was time, and he said I really should look into it with the way my back is. I'm ...

Flava_of_bravery wrote a blog post 7 years, 3 months ago
GOOD NEWS/Orientation the 24th - Just found out my insurance will probably be fine with the lump sum coming in. I called up both insurances (Fidelis and my local DSS Medicaid) since my insurance depends on my S...

Flava_of_bravery wrote a blog post 7 years, 3 months ago
*cough* Setback but still moving foward - I'm sick - like having the flu sick. I was going to go to Dr. Hill's orientation tomorrow but being honest - I'm sick and it's -35 degrees out. I feel like add your own expletiv...

Flava_of_bravery wrote a blog post 7 years, 3 months ago
My Top NY Docs (in no particular order) - Places I'm looking into to have the surgery done: Dr. Hill Saranac Lake.  - Heard good things - liked his website (although one computer said it was hacked). - t...

Flava_of_bravery wrote a blog post 7 years, 3 months ago
Less than a week before info session &... - I'm having insurance problems this year it seems. I'm on medicaid and fidelis but I should be getting at some point in 2014 a lump sum that wouldn't be enough to pay for surgery...

Flava_of_bravery wrote a blog post 7 years, 3 months ago
I called today - info meeting scheduled - I've gotten a lot of flack from friends, some who've even gone through the surgery. They say it isn't worth it, that it doesn't really work long term, and the side effects are h...

Flava_of_bravery posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago
Trying to decide in upstate ny where to have WLS - I'm trying to choose between Dr. Graber (utica/syracuse), University Hospital in Syracuse, Dr. Hill (Saranac Lake), and Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Any ideas would be greatly...

Flava_of_bravery posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago
Hi I'm a Newbie - I'm pre op, considering - I'm 27 and have arthritis in my ankles, knees, hips, and severe nerve root death in my back (sciatica and lumbago from a surgery for scoliosis). I was ...

Flava_of_bravery wrote a blog post 7 years, 3 months ago
A New Beginning - I've been considering surgery for almost 5 years now. I've talked to 2 surgeons so far. But I'm making the phone call tomorrow - the final "intro" call.  I'm leaning towards one...

Flava_of_bravery posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago
Considering Options with BMI 57.7 - Hi I'm a newbie here on the forums.  My height is 5'6"  My weight is around 356 (it's highest yet) and my BMI is about 57.7 Age: 27 I have: GERD, extreme lor...

Flava_of_bravery added a goal 7 years, 3 months ago
Climb a flight of stairs without getting winded!

Flava_of_bravery added a goal 7 years, 3 months ago
Fit comfortably in an airplane seat.

Flava_of_bravery added a goal 7 years, 3 months ago
Go to an amusment park and fit on the rides, comfortably.
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