kat08 posted a discussion topic 10 years, 8 months ago
Lab pros needed! - I'm new at the whole labs thing so I could use some educated eyes looking at my lab results...please. :) I'm about 4 months out and these are my 3 month results.  I've copied & ...

kat08 posted a discussion topic 10 years, 11 months ago
Are oil slicks just a newbie thing? - So I'm 4 weeks out and I have oil slicks.  Not every time but they're more frequent now that I'm eating a variety of things and doing well with eating most things.  So...are they a...

kat08 posted a discussion topic 10 years, 11 months ago
Couple of vitamin questions - I just want to preface this by saying that I'm 4 weeks out from surgery and I'm starting to think about my vitamin regimin.  I'm actually setting up my monthly pill organizer becau...

kat08 posted a discussion topic 11 years ago
Which chewable multi do you like? - Not that I *really* want to take a chewable but I feel like I have to at this point.  I'm doing well keeping my fluids down but I also feel that it's too soon to jam a large multi ...

kat08 posted a discussion topic 11 years ago
Just an update: I'm on the dark side! - Surgery went well on the 12th.  My recovery has been rather boring so far.  They let me go home from the hospital on Sunday, the 15th so I'm at home and doing well - keeping my pai...

kat08 posted a discussion topic 11 years ago
OMG the Protein! - Y'all, I need help with protein.  I am 5 days out from surgery, only on the 3rd day of my 3 week liquid diet and the protein part is hard.  I have samples from Chikke, Champion whe...

kat08 posted a discussion topic 11 years ago
Those of you who take Proferrin... - Do you take the Proferrin ES or Proferrin Forte?  How many do you take?  Do they affect your poo (constipation, color, etc?)  Do you swallow them whole or cut them in half? I am...

kat08 wrote a blog post 11 years ago
5/4/11 - Oh my goodness, so much has happened over the past few days!  I got a call last Thursday, letting me know that my surgery would be on June 24th.  I was so excited to finally have m...

kat08 posted a discussion topic 11 years ago
Surgery date moved up! What to take to hospital? - I'm sure this question has been asked a million times but I'm under the gun.  I just got word last week that my surgery will be June 24th but I just got another call today saying t...

kat08 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 1 month ago
Just got my surgery date! - Just got the call at noon today!  I have my surgery date - June 24th!!!  I questioned Dr. Sudan's scheduler about the Friday date b/c he "only does the DS on Tuesdays" and she ...

kat08 wrote a blog post 11 years, 1 month ago
3/25/11 - OK, I had my initial appointment at Duke Metabolic & Weight Loss Surgery Program.  (That's the full, long name for the practice where Dr. Sudan is.)  My appointment was last Monday...

kat08 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 1 month ago
Spreadsheet for labs? - Got my pre-op labs back today.  How can I best record & compare them?  Do you have a spreadsheet that you prefer? *I have searched this but I found mostly RNY answers - wondered...

kat08 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 2 months ago
Charlotte, NC DS meet up - If you are near the Charlotte, NC area, come meet us on Saturday night!  Here's a link to the original post: http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/DS/4357511/Charlotte-NC-area-DS-mee...

kat08 wrote a blog post 11 years, 2 months ago
3/23/11 - I received a notice in the mail this week from my insurance company.  They have pre-approved my Psych stuff (eval. and 9 group therapies) as in-network until the end of this year. ...

kat08 wrote a blog post 11 years, 2 months ago
3/17/11 - I heard back from Duke on Monday.  That was 3 weeks to the day.  Not as long as I expected! :)  My initial consult, psych eval, etc. is on April 18th.  That's 4 weeks away (well, m...

kat08 wrote a blog post 11 years, 3 months ago
2/26/11 - Forgot to update - I submitted my application to Dr. Sudan's office on Monday, 2/21.  A friend who is currently in the pre-surgical process w/Dr. Sudan said that it took about a mo...

kat08 wrote a blog post 11 years, 3 months ago
2/21/11 - Hi!  I've been lurking and actively posting on this site for quite a while so it's time I start blogging a little.  I'm ready to get this journey started! I'm Kathy, a 37 year o...
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