jachristmas posted a discussion topic 2 years, 6 months ago

I have trouble getting it to work from my phone.


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 2 years, 6 months ago

Today marks one year since my first consult (with the jerk doctor who I never had a chance to meet because he resigned 2 months later). But that ended up being a blessing, because I found a better doctor, had my VSG and am currently down 103 lbs!!! I f


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 2 years, 9 months ago

This week has been a busy one..I've hardly had time to come on here, so I'm catching up tonight. I had my 3 month appointment this week and am down to 257 lbs. I have lost 91 lbs since I started last May!! My energy is really starting to increase now.


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 2 years, 10 months ago

My cousins wife is part of a group of ladies who operate a charitable organization that provides assistance to foster families. They help provide clothing, furniture, school supplies, etc. Anyway, I found out that they are having a 5k run/walk and I am


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 2 years, 10 months ago

77 lbs down and I am finally saying goodbye to my "fat pants"!!  I have been wearing a size 32W for too long and they have finally gotten so baggy


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 2 years, 11 months ago

Almost 5 weeks out and went back to work today...it sucked I was totally enjoying my time off. But I did have lots of coworkers coming up to


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 2 years, 11 months ago

Had my 2 week post op appointment this morning and it went well. My incisions are healing nicely and I am now allowed to progress to soft food stage. Lost 8 lbs since surgery for a grand total of 70 since my consultation!!


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 2 years, 11 months ago

Today makes a week since I was sleeved. I am feeling pretty good.. no pain, just some tenderness and itching at my incisions as they heal..no vomiting, but I did have a fair bit of nausea in the recovery room and at home the first day or 2 (thank goodn


Kathy S. wrote 2 years, 11 months ago
Hi jachristmas, Congratulations on your surgery. When you feel up to it gives an update on how things are going! We look forward to your updates!

jachristmas posted a discussion topic 3 years ago

I did it..I was sleeved today! Not feeling too bad. Every hour I get up and walk a lap around the 3rd floor and when I get back to the nurses station there is a medicine cup of protein drink waiting for me, doesn't taste wonderful but my mouth is so dr


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 3 years ago

Well it's here...FINALLY..my surgery is tomorrow! When I started my journey back in May it seemed like this day was so far off, but since it was scheduled the time has just flown by. Of course I have tried to keep busy to keep the nerves at bay, but I


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 3 years, 1 month ago

Met with my surgeon and all my preop work was satisfactory, surgery December 14th!! And as a bonus I weighed in at 299.8 lbs..so I met my first goal of being under 300 before surgery. That's a total of 49 lbs lost in pre op. So excited to see where my


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 3 years, 1 month ago

So yesterday I had a pulmonary appointment..my surgeon just wanted to make sure that my occasional wheezing was under control and not going to complicate things in the OR. There was some confusion between doctors and the anesthesiologist and 30 mins be


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 3 years, 2 months ago

Praying for all of us in the path of Hurricane Matthew stay safe y'all!


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 3 years, 2 months ago

Met with the dietician today and had a follow up with my new surgeon..I lost 9.8 lbs since the consult last month, putting me at 42 lbs down since May 19th. We were both pleased with this! He said if I continue this he will not require me to do the 2 w


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 3 years, 2 months ago

Since the consult with my new surgeon a few weeks ago, things are moving fast this time. I have completed my chest x-ray, upper GI, and psych evaluation. Next week I see the dietician and follow up with the doc to get the orders for lab work..and once


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 3 years, 3 months ago

Well I had a consult with my new surgeon today and I am so happy that I found him! I feel relieved to have found someone that I feel I can trust this time and cannot wait to get through these last few clearances so I can get my surgery date. Finally fe


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 3 years, 3 months ago

My consult with the new Surgeon is next week, so meanwhile I am reading and learning all that I can. I have seen quite a few articles on both the Paleo and ketogenic diets and am wondering how these would compare to a post WLS eating plan. I am sure I


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 3 years, 4 months ago

An update for those of you who read and/or replied to my post a couple of weeks ago about my surgeon resigning the same week I was scheduled for my EGD....well I have found a new Surgeon! I signed up for the online seminar and answered the questionnair


jachristmas posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

I found out today that my surgeon has resigned from the practice. He will not perform any more surgeries after August 30th. I am supposed to have my EGD Friday and my last nutrition visit later this month..the only hold up has been my pulmonary clearan

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VSG
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12/14/2016
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Apr 17, 2016
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