HKFandora posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Anyone have DS Youtube channel? - Can you post here. I'm still working on my name, hehe. Then I will upload and share. 

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Lab work question - Everything was within the normal range besides Creatinine, Alkaline Phosphatase, and Anion Gap. What do you suggest I up or add. I'm pre-op. (VSG to DS.) I was feeling very tired l...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
What's the expected weight loss? - Since this is my second go at surgery I haven't been as excite,s and living on the forums as the first surgery so, although I'm going to accept whatever weight that comes off (beca...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Questions that aren't on dsfact.com? - Okay so I just want to go over the questions to ask my surgeon tomorrow. Ive already taken from the questions on dsfacts, but curious to know if I'm missing any. My surgery is in t...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Online places to buy vitamins - Now, I know of Vitalady's system, but was told that they are cheaper when bought separately. I'm an amazon prime member, so before I buy them all on there, any other options? Any s...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
How is life without a gallbladder? - For my surgery the surgeon removes the gallbladder, not because to prevent gallstones but it's in the way (DS.) I'm a revision I had a sleeve already, and I have a gallbladder so h...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
VSG/Lapband to DS please give me your stats - I'd like to know where you are weightloss wise. Thanks.

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Anyone have a chart/stats of VSG to DS revision? - I can't seem to find much information. I'd consider VSG to RNY stats as well. I'm also looking for common channel, alimentary length, along with height to be included. Thanks.

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
Psych Eval? - Did you use a psychologist or psychiatrist that was knowledgeable of weight loss surgery? Did it matter with your approval?

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
Your take on common channel length - I was told by someone here that the length was more so about maintenance than weight loss. What are your thoughts? My surgeon tailors the length to the individual plus he mentione...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
Did you get this info. In writing? - I called my insurance and I'm waiting for them to send me the handbook where hopefully I can get specific info regarding coverage and bariatric surgery.   On the rep's end she d...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 5 years, 12 months ago
I reached a 40 BMI! - I was at a 39. Something. I have no comorbidities. My first month weigh in was today and I just made it to 40. I was not actively trying but being "backed" up thanks to trusty iron...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
What insurance do you have that had no wait or up - I'm considering switching insurance because my current insurance might not cover my insurance. What insurance do you have that doesn't require the six month weight management be...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Insurance question, has anyone hears this? - I called my insurance and was told revisions are only allowed if a medical necessity. I didn't lose enough weight and I'm almost two years out.  I am interested in getting my sl...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
List of labs/blood work to request - I found a great list specifically for VSG to ask my cop for but can't find it and I want to print it out to ask the doctor. If I can't find it should I just ask for a full blood...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
How long is your common channel/alimentary length? - I've been researching my butt off and I found some information regarding this but I just want to double check with you all.   How long is your common channel and aliment...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
DS post ops pregnancy/vitamin question? - I'm not pregnant but considering both the DS and pregnancy in the future. Did you have any issues with pregnancy due to your malabsorption? What extra vitamins did you need to t...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Pregnancy and Medication absorption after the DS? - Two part question. I thought there was a pregnant section here. I didn't see it. Any who I wanted to know how it is malabsorption wise with the DS and pregnancy?  Also is there ...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
I need a yummy high protein chicken soup brand - I usually get a protein chicken broth. It has 12 G protein in it but it's too light. I need some other protein choices that are high in protein, delicious and comes in a bulk tu...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Insurance Q for Revision Patients - For those that needed to wait six months for original surgery did you have to wait another six months for the revision? I don't mind either way just curious to know. I forgot to...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Channel Length Meaning/Loop DS - I would like to know what does it mean to have a longer or shorter channel length? I noticed doctors may vary as to what size they use.   I am still in research stage and ha...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Considering revision, besides the well known DS, R - I've noticed from reading different posts on here, that there are different, not as popular surgeries. I had the VSG and due to minimal weight loss, I'm reconsidering a revision...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Possible VSG to DS from NYC with Healthplus AMERI - First off I want to say I didn't notice this section of obesity help. Glad I found it since I'm in the deciding stage. I had my VSG almost a year ago. My weight loss was slow and I...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
What's your daily vitamin regime? - Hi, what does your vitamin regime look like? I take chewable multis daily if I can remember or every other day. I take chewable b 12 and iron every other day or two. Last time I di...

HKFandora posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Is it still considered a revision surgery if it's - I had the sleeve, and now I'm interested in the DS. For those with experience can you tell me, if it was considered a revision surgery? I mean I know it still is a surgery, but ...
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