leanmama posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
23 hrs to go Unbelievable!!! - WEll the day is almost here for part deux of my DS.  Liquids ( mainly) past two weeks, a few vegs and noodle got by me inthe soup??  Have lost about 20 lbs in last 4 weeks. WOW!...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
Wake up MO Forum - HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY!!!   LET US ALL CELEBRATE OUR VICTOREIS BIG AND SMALL AND VICTORIES TO COME. i HAVE REVISION SURGERY SCHEDULED FOR 3/26 SO LIQUIDS FOR ME TIL...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
Surgery date 3/26/13 - revision from vsg to full ds (really a two parter) Tuesday March 26, 2013 Dr J Stephen Scott MD FACS My New Self Program,  Des Pere Hospital , St Louis, MO   N...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
Today pre op calsses/testing it is a reality!! - Started my journey in weight loss surgery 10 years ago , VSG 2010, and now DS 2013 It is becoming a reality, Scarry  yes , no so I do it or not??  Cash in my retirement?? Ye...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
Des Pere Hospital St Louis, MO - If  you had WLS there could you please contact me?  My Bariatric Surgeon transferred to that program last April and I am considering having my DS there.  I have had extremely po...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
LONG VENT ON INSURANCE EXCLUSIONARY POLICIES -   I have been a RN for 30+ years. Paid taxes, insurance etc.. In 2011 paid 23K cash for VSG.  And now need another 23K for the DS.  Now I hear go  to Mexico, I cannot because of...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Failed Cardiac Clearance What NOW ?? -  Two years ago VSG done sailed though all testing.  No 100+ less weight , good stable blood sugars, good stable blood pressure. and failed cardiac clearance, with low ejection f...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
RE Dr Michel Gagner - How do I get in touvh with this provider?  Have tried the nuber list in OH and called Miami and NY number ( he is no longer there and no forwarding info) .I want to see about surge...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Scheduled for DS on 11/6/2012 -need the good the b - Had VSG on 11/2/10 lost 105 lbs and now gaining some back and not having resoultion of my co morbidites. I hear about the GReat weight loss etc... but I am very concerned with the ...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
difference between BPD VS DS? - What is the difference in the surgery, recovery and post op weight loss and co morbidity resolutions?

leanmama wrote a blog post 7 years, 1 month ago
Scheduled for DS on 11/6/12 - 11/2/10 VSG done J Stephen Scott MD FACS SSM DePaul Weight Loss Institue, St Louis, MO  Weight loss was 105 lbs in the first 20 months. 8/25/12 weight re gain 35 lbs.  DC with bra...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 7 years, 2 months ago
Surgery at University of Chicago - Been reading and reading, trying to decide on a surgeon and program.  Uof C seems a very comprehensive program with experienced MD's  My question to anyone who had to travel to hav...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 7 years, 2 months ago
Planning revision Surgery to DS really DS part #2 - Date 11/2/10 VSG done lost about 100 lbs, skip to now regina nd severe reflux.  Still down 90 lbs, better controlled BS, and BP.  much hanging panni.  Need part #2 DS the bowels.  ...

leanmama posted a comment 7 years, 4 months ago
I only got to watch the first 30 and had to leave and now the link you...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
Ready fpr step #2 VSG was #1 DS #2 Questions. - I had VSG on 11/2/10, have lost and maintained 100 or so weight loss.  I was too sick with advanced co morbities in my surgeons opinion to have anything further.  And we both hoped...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Reflux, GERD whatever you call It! Painful!! - surgery 11/3/10 lost about 100+ pounds and have developed worsening GERD.  I have even aspirated into my lungs when sleeping.  On two meds, zantac and prilosec and a liquid for ulc...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
New Year New Year Banquet at SSM DePaul -  Anyone invited and attending Wed Jan 4th?  I am going. Would love to meet someone  there. Maja

leanmama wrote a blog post 7 years, 10 months ago
Moving to the Right track... - Today is Dec 11,2011, cold but slipping this morning. I got out of the house to do grocery shopping. A non special day.  I have been home sick last week doing a lot of thinking pos...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Thanksgiving meal - What's the fuss? -  As Frisco says, Quality not quantity.  Last year I was a fresh post op. I live alone and I was so happy with broth and shakes.  this year all the talk about the FOOD and Amount of...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Rhythm Walking -  Step slap step slap step slap , can ya hear it?? With each step the stomach hitting my thighs.  How did you "bigger" losers deal with this?  Or am I the only one with this Rhythm ...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
NSV - Pickwician syndrome - resolved - Saw my pulmonologist today and Ta Da !! One more medical issue resolved.  I no longer need O2 to walk, only minimal to sleep and the bipap machine is gone down a few more notches....

leanmama posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Any Chai Tea Latte Mix Sugar Free drinkers ? - Any of you coffee shoppe regulars here?  What does Chai tea taste like?  I love ginger spice and most all herbal teas and I was thinking of getting this to vary my teas consumption...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Is this VSG life overwhelming aonyone else? - Shopping for foods, exercise, work, cooking foods, packing foods, work, laundry, cleaning out closets to find clothes that fit, did I say work??  I love my new life but it is so mu...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Energy Plus today from totally sedentary lifestyle - Hope ya all don't mind me being chatty today.. CAll me Chatty Kathy today.  I got up at 5 am, washedup and statred my day.  9 am to the car shop, oil change and check up for my tri...

leanmama posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Went shoppping in my closet this weekend. Yeah Me - What a feeling to wear my old clothes again.  Bought a 3 x blouson tank top for dress up and a shrug.  Size drumroll please 3x form fitting, not use to that feeling yet.  (down f...
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