Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
I saw the sign - If there was any lingering doubt in my mind that this surgery is the right choice and this is the right time, it would have been completely drowned out today.  I picked up my pre-o...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Bowel Stability - How long after surgery did it take before you felt like your bowels were really back to normal again?  

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Post-Op Bloodwork - How often do you have bloodwork done after surgery?  What tests are done?

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Post-Op Mental Health - For those of you who are using therapy in your post-op toolkit, what sorts of things has therapy helped you with?   I think I found a therapist that I click with today.  So happy!...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Approval!!!! - I got a call from my surgeon's nurse today.  She started out telling me that my PCP hadn't faxed my pre-op screening results (crap) but then went on to say that she'd gotten a call...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Eating at five weeks out - What were you eating at five weeks out?  Were you safe to order fish in a restaurant?

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Last Week of Cooking! - I had the realization just now, after opening my menu.doc file to plan meals for the week, that this will be my last week of cooking for the next 6-7 weeks.  o_O  That's quite the ...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Vitamin K - Do any of you have issues with Vitamin K levels?  Which supplement do you take?   (I can't eat leafy greens, so this is something I'm looking into.)

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Pre-Op Screening Nerves and Questions! - I had my endoscopy some weeks ago and an ulcer was found, so my surgery had to be pushed back a month.  Today I've got my pre-op screening and I'm super nervous that something else...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Clothing styles - I'm female and for as long as I can remember, I've worn men's t-shirts.  I've tried a few women's t-shirts over the years, but they never feel like they fit right.   Have any of y...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
One step closer! - After being iced in at my parents' house for the week, I managed to get phone calls in to my surgeon's nurse and my insurance caseworker.  It looks like the ball is rolling well wi...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Food intolerances - Did any of you have food intolerances that went away after VSG?  

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Menstruation issues post op - I've read a lot of comments from people who have had horrible periods post op. If you're on birth control pills, or some other hormonal birth control, were your periods horrible po...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Tentative Surgery Date - Take 2 - I've got my surgery tentatively scheduled for March 13!  Two days after my 37th birthday.  Great present, eh? :D

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Waiting... - On Monday I get to call the surgeon's nurse and get my second tentative surgery date scheduled.  I'm really hoping for March 13.  (THe doc found an ulcer in my pre-op endoscopy and...

Gwen M. posted a comment 6 years, 10 months ago
If you can afford to throw money at it, there's no reason not to try...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Glasses changing? - I recall someone mentioning that her prescription had changed for her glasses after losing a lot of weight.  Is that a normal thing?  

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
No Yogurt - I actually love yogurt, but it's fairly impossible to find tasty options that don't involve artificial sweeteners (which I choose to avoid) or fructose (which makes me very sick...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Post-Op Taste Changes - If your tastes changed post-op, did they change back?  How long did that take?

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Distance Traveled - An earlier post made me wonder - how far (in miles or driving time) did you have to travel for your WLS?  And, if you had to travel far, where would you have gone in case of an ...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
WLS books - As part of my research prior to surgery, I picked up a number of books about WLS.  So far I've read too - The Sleeved Life by Pennie Nicola and Stranger Here by Jen Larsen.   ...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
My 600 pound Life - general discussion - I started watching this show due to all the posts about the Penny episode and now I've watched all of season 1 and season 2. I'd like to talk about them!   What do you think...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Driving post-op and during pre-op diet - I read a lot of posts about dizziness and fatigue during the pre-op diet and post-op as well.  Have any of you felt unsafe driving during the pre-op diet?  Or more than two week...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Finding a mental health professional - If you've sought mental healthcare in conjunction with your WLS, what did you look for?  Was there a specific type of therapy that you were interested in?  Did you look for some...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 10 months ago
Stalls - are they just weight? - I've got a question about the dreaded stall - for people who have scales which show body fat and BMI as well as pounds, did the other numbers still go down even if weight wasn't...
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