gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Things to do instead of eating because of head hun - I haven't read a single post from someone post-surgery who said they don't deal with head hunger. So, I thought I'd start a list of ideas of things to do instead of eating during t...

gabby169kitty posted a comment 5 years, 4 months ago
Have you seen a wound care specialist? The ones I knew were nurse...

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Most detailed video I've seen on exactly what's do - I found this video through Pinterest. Just under 7 minutes and it gives a much better understanding of what the surgeon does, which is a lot more than retracting the liver and firi...

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
I'm doing a happy dance. Found a VSG friendly and - One of the things I love about breakfast is sausage. We all know how high fat they are. Well, on my trip into Pinterest land I found a recipe for chicken sausage that doesn't have ...

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gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Found a very VSG friendly restraunt! - I went with my client to Dickey's BBQ Pit for lunch today. The meat was yummy and juicy!!!!!!!!! I had the pulled pork. You can get just meat for $4 (big serving!!) or if you're wi...

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Another step on my way to VSG is done - I had my upper GI endoscopy today. It was actually a pleasant experience, with a nice nap at the end. The doctors and nurses were great and super nice. They explained to me, in gre...

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
I told my lunch buffet friend I'm having a VSG - My friend and I have a long history of going to buffets for lunch. It used to be once or twice a week, sometimes more. Due to a few things, and me setting some good boundaries, tha...

gabby169kitty posted a comment 5 years, 4 months ago
I'm glad to read you are taking the help. We got to where we are...

gabby169kitty posted a comment 5 years, 4 months ago
I'm sending you a message!! I just looked and saw you live in...

gabby169kitty posted a comment 5 years, 4 months ago
I'm just a little bit ahead of you. I had my first appointment last week...

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
First psychologist appointment today - I had a great appointment with the psychologist today. Between all kinds of paperwork and seeing her I was there for 2 hours. I have seen her in the past for weight loss and was th...

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Idea for post of pureed food stage - At my consult today the person I met with mentioned when I puree food to put the extras in one ounce(2 tablespoons) portions in ice cube trays and freeze them. I just thought about...

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Had my consult today!!! - I just got home from my consult. Wowzers!! it was over an hour long. I was given a big 3 ring binder with all the program information. The cover and the side says it's for the bari...

gabby169kitty posted a comment 5 years, 4 months ago
looking good!!

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Yummy way to get in your water - I came across a pin on Pinterest about fruit infused water. With the exception of citrus fruits the fruit can be used several times to make more water. Here is a link to the websit...

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
My goals after surgery - I've been doing a lot of thinking about how I want to live my life post-surgery. Treadmills get boring, elliptical machines get boring all the gym stuff gets boring. I think the on...

gabby169kitty posted a comment 5 years, 4 months ago
WOW you look amazing! Did you have any skin removal?

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Got insurance approval today!!! - I got a phone call today from the program coordinator saying they got insurance approval. I've already met all my insurance requirements, but I've only just begun the program requi...

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Seminar tonight and all the requirements - The seminar was good. She went over the different types of surgery and told us about how she modifies things after seeing a trend of issues. She is active in research, keeping up o...

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Big week this week - No, it's not the BIG week, but it is a big week for me.  Today I had one of my twice yearly visits with my insurance case manager. I am classified as high risk for using multiple m...

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
I had my stress echocardiogram today - The good: The techs and nurse were really nice and all females, which made me feel much more comfortable. My blood pressure was awesome I was able to stay on the treadmill for a...

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
WLS seminar cancelled tonight - Stupid blizzard is closing everything, including the university, so logically the WLS seminar got cancelled tonight. The next one is on March 11th. I have my annual physical with m...

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Was thinking sleeve, but now RNY may be my best op - I was looking around my surgeons website and found a video she did. She talked about how how her patients, on average, a 70% EWL and sleeve has 60%. The 70% of the RNY would get me...

gabby169kitty posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
I did some investigation on my potential surgeon - I did some detective work, something I LOVE to do, and found out a few things. 1) My (hopeful) surgeon does the sleeve 2) She is young, 38, but that doesn't bother me because she...
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