JazzyOne9254 posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

I’ve lost more than 250 pounds, and my breasts are just bags of skin and glandular tissue.

I’m going for a plastics consult next month.

Has anyone successfully had breast work done where insurance covered it?


JazzyOne9254 posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

Early in my DS journey, I was prescribed Viokase, then switched to Creon when Viokase became unavailable in the United States.

I really prefer Viokase because it a compressed caplet, not a time-release capsule like Creon.

It just works


JazzyOne9254 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 1 week ago

After losing 271 pounds (new weight as of this morning!), I find that I cannot find obese men attractive. I get along with obese women fine, as I was one of them ten years ago.

I don't just outright ignore obese men, I'm friendly, and I will t


JazzyOne9254 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 3 weeks ago

I see a lot of questions about this topic, and how to get insurance to pay.

The key is a matter of semantics and coding.

Thighplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that tightens skin and underlying muscle. Most insurance will


JazzyOne9254 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 3 weeks ago

This is really bugging me because I have been in these shoes myself.

I'm ten years out from my DS as of 2/25/2020, went from my highest of 405 to my current 134-144 ( I bounce around on the scale a little!). I haven't done much dating because


JazzyOne9254 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

After a years-long absence, I"M BACK !!!!

Some of you may remember me from as far back as 2009, when I first got my DS.

I've been through nutritional crises, extended eldercare (which is what kept me away), and any number of life issues


JazzyOne9254 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 4 months ago

I have absorption issues, and rather than do a surgical revision, I chose the pharmaceutical route.

I was started on Viokase back in 2010, then switched to Creon, because Viokase was no longer available in the United States. I'm told


JazzyOne9254 posted a comment 3 years, 9 months ago
All - I am already in therapy for the PTSD and depression. That...

JazzyOne9254 posted a comment 3 years, 9 months ago
My isolation right now is to avoid triggers. Among those triggers is...

JazzyOne9254 posted a comment 3 years, 9 months ago
SkinnyBonz38 - That's the problem. I LOVE people. By nature, I'm...

JazzyOne9254 posted a comment 3 years, 9 months ago
Laura in Texas- Thank you for your kind words. I could understand...

JazzyOne9254 wrote Been Gone For So Long.... 3 years, 9 months ago

Life happens.  To everyone. 

Personally, I've been having a midlife crisis, faced with the very real prospect of being ol...


JazzyOne9254 wrote a blog post 4 years, 11 months ago
It's official...I have PCM - I met with my dietician and my surgeon's PA today, to address the issues with my last labs...which were the worst I've ever had. Diagnosis: Protein calorie malnutirion, prealbumin...

JazzyOne9254 accomplished a goal 5 years ago
Take my vitamins!

JazzyOne9254 wrote a blog post 5 years ago
She Eats...She Gains.....She Takes Her Vites! (cro - In case you missed it...I, at nearly five and a half years out, found myself with a boatload of deficiencies, and Protein Calorie Malnutrition. I dropped 20 pounds in two weeks, g...

JazzyOne9254 posted a discussion topic 5 years ago

I have a nutritional catastophe going on right now.  My fault totally.

Prayers and swinging critters appreciated.

For details, please see the latest entry in my blog.


JazzyOne9254 wrote a blog post 5 years ago
In the Danger Zone...My Plans...and wisdom for DSe - Well....   My last labs are sucky in so many areas....AEDK's, B's,  Protein... In a nutshell, I am in the middle of PCM  (protein calorie malnutrition), deficiencies in several ...

JazzyOne9254 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago

As predicted, my labs suck canal water.

I had already proactively gotten back on track, so a retest in 3 months should show improvement. 

Nobody's fault but mine.  I got lax, now I have to work like a dog to get my levels back up.  Ugh!


JazzyOne9254 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Surprise weight loss!!! - I am now 154.6 ...not a cause for celebration. I'm now 14 pounds below my PCP's limit of 160, and I can't figure out why. I still drink my shakes, for protein and added carbs and...

JazzyOne9254 posted a comment 5 years, 6 months ago
Thanks! It really made my Christmas special! I have to admit,...

JazzyOne9254 wrote a blog post 5 years, 6 months ago
And...The Scale Says.... - Today's weight -165.2 pounds.  Smack dab at the low end of my beginning college weight range.  I was 18 going on 19. Wow.  Just Wow. I hope I'm not in for a "butt chew" at my...

JazzyOne9254 wrote a blog post 5 years, 6 months ago
A Christmas Miracle! - I had given up on believing in miracles, even though I'd been the beneficiary of them many times, even in the process of getting my DS.  Somehow, it's always hard to see what's in...

JazzyOne9254 wrote a blog post 5 years, 7 months ago
Teetering.... - In my last post...I was very close to my PCP's weight loss limit for me...no lower than 160 pounds...well,, I'm out of the "Danger Zone" now, at  168.6.  I'm not going to freak out...

JazzyOne9254 posted a comment 5 years, 7 months ago
Great glossary of terms!

JazzyOne9254 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Soul Food??? - Since many of us on this forum grew up with what is known as "Soul Food" whether it be Mama's or Big Momma's - I'm curious as to how many continue to eat soul food post-op? Are th...
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