Kathy S. posted a discussion topic 1 year, 8 months ago
I had my 9-month appointment today. I'm down 70 pounds and want to lose another 40-50. I'm off meds for depression and anxiety--still taking cholesterol and BP meds. I see the pulmonologist in a few weeks and will ask if I can re-test yet to possibly get

Kathy S. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 5 months ago
Tomorrow is my long-awaited surgery date! I'm having a hiatal hernia repaired and getting sleeved.

Please offer up prayers, good wishes, and hopeful thoughts for me!!

Kathy S. wrote 2 years, 5 months ago
Congratulations on your upcoming surgery!? Here are some links to information you may find helpful: http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/photographing-your-weight-loss-surgery-journey/ http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/weight-loss-surgery-hosptial-stay-what-to-pack/ http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/four-on-the-floor-self-care-after-weight-loss-surgery/ We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

Kathy S. wrote Dates are on the calendar!!! 2 years, 6 months ago

I saw Dr. Weiss yesterday for my consultation with him, and I'm set for surgery in 2 weeks! 

A group of us future-sleevers spent the day together learning about the pre-op diet and the surge...

Kathy S. wrote Getting Real 2 years, 6 months ago

I scheduled my consultation with the surgeon this week for January 22.It's an all-day affair with several appointments throughout the day. But after talking wiht Dr. Weiss that day, I'll be able to...

Kathy S. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 7 months ago
I had my band removed 10/1 and had to wait 3 months before another procedure. So Monday the surgeon’s office submitted my paperwork to the insurance company, knowing approval could take awhile. But today I got approved for surgery in January!

Kathy S. wrote A Brand New Start 3 years, 1 month ago

Well, I'm looking into a different procedure--trying to decide whether a sleeve or bypass is better for me. I saw the bariatric office staff on March 22 and since then have gotten cardiac clearance...

Kathy S. wrote a blog post 5 years, 11 months ago
Can I Have a Do-over?? - It's been so long since I've written here. In fact, I can't believe how much time has passed.  And I can't believe how different my life is now.  I lost my father last November and...

Kathy S. wrote a blog post 8 years, 6 months ago
A New Year: A New Start - Here I am again--a new start.  But I've been at it for over 2 weeks and am losing weight--finally.  I weighed 245.4 on January 1, and at 2 weeks (January 15), I weighed 240.8.  ...

Kathy S. wrote a blog post 9 years, 6 months ago
What's Going On - I've been PBing this week.  It seems like I've gotten stuck on the oddest foods, and most of the time it has caught me completely off guard.  What I mean by that is that sometimes ...

Kathy S. wrote a blog post 10 years, 6 months ago
Encouragement - I just read a couple of profiles of bandsters who have had similar experiences to mine.  So I need to stop beating myself up over gaining weight while my band was emptied due to ac...

Kathy S. wrote a blog post 10 years, 8 months ago
Losing Again - Tuesday, November 9, was the start in a new direction.  I decided to use an application on my phone, LoseIt, to help me track my food.  So I started Tuesday morning.  I recorded my...

Kathy S. wrote a blog post 10 years, 8 months ago
Am I a Hopeless Case? - I just read my most recent post from August and realized I've gained another 20 pounds since then.  So even though I now have 1.5 cc's in my band--and I have some restriction--I'm ...

Kathy S. wrote a blog post 10 years, 11 months ago
Starting Over with My Band - After 2 months with an empty band, I now have 1.5 cc'c back in my band, and I'm starting over.  Of course, I'm not exactly where I was 4 years ago--at 245 pounds.  But I have regai...

Kathy S. wrote a blog post 11 years, 6 months ago
Back in the Groove - Monday, I joined a gym near home so I can go several times a week.  I've already worked out twice, and I have 2 additional appointments for the first of next week.  And in this fir...

Kathy S. wrote a blog post 11 years, 7 months ago
Time to Get Serious! - Whew!  It's been more than 6 months since I've posted here, and it's been probably 2 months since I've been careful about what I've eaten or exercised.  I've regained some weight, ...
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