petra65 posted a discussion topic 2 years, 6 months ago

I haven't been here for awhile but have been doing well with my weight loss. I had VSG on June 28th last year. I have lost 112 lbs so far. I have had my regular check ups and Vitamin levels checked which have all been fine. About 2 months ago I sta


petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 1 month ago

I went to see my primary care doctor today for the first time since my surgery.  My blood pressure was 116/68 so he cut my blood pressure medication in half and wants me to monitor it between now and my next visit.  If I continue to do this well, I wil


petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 2 months ago

I finally made it to One-derland this week.  I haven't weighed less than 200 lbs in over 10 years.  I am also officially half-way to my goal.  Couldn't be happier with my decision or my progress so far.  

I was initially partly motivated to hav


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petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 4 months ago

twice this week I failed to meet my protein goal and both those nights I woke up at 3:30 am.  Is this a coincidence or have other people noticed the same thing?  


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petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 4 months ago

I am almost 4 weeks post-op and about 1 week ago I started having this burning sensation in my mid abdomen when I bend over.  The spot doesn't line up with any of my incisions and that is the only time it really happens.  Has anyone else had this and d


petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 4 months ago

i am officially returning to work today.  To,orrow will be 3 weeks post-op for me.  I went in on Friday and did paperwork for a few hours and that seemed to go okay.  I also only committed to half a day today but we will see how it goes.  


petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 4 months ago

Let me start by saying I was self-pay for my surgery.  This turns out to have so definate pros and cons.  Not many hoops to jump through, but pray nothing happens post-op.  They purchase an insurance policy for you that covers you for any complications


petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

I seem to have gotten a handle on getting in all my protein, fluids, meds, supplements, etc but today I just want some food. Not junk, a nice piece of meat and some vegetables would be great.  The all liquid thing is getting on my nerves and I have a l


petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

i use Lose It! As my electronic food journal.  I notice a lot of people here use MFP.  I personally find this one a little more user friendly.  


petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

i am officially 1 week post-op today and was noticing that today is actually the first day I can say I feel "happy" again.  I wouldn't say strong or energetic yet, but I can definately tell I am making progress every day.

i thought I had read a


petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

I should be discharged today if all goes as planned.  I had horrible nausea post-op which has been getting better.  I feel a little better each day but there is no doubt this was major surgery.  Can't wait to get home and take a shower and sleep in my


petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

i can't believe it but today is finally here!  I actually slept pretty well last night and I haven't accidentally eaten anything I wasn't supposed to (like I did in my dreams).  I think I'm all packed for the hospital.  This forum has been extremely he


petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

i start my pre-op diet today and I have to admit I have some anxiety about it.  I have heard and read other people's experiences about how hard it is.  I have been drinking protein shakes for breakfast for over a month preparing for this change in my l


Kathy S. wrote 3 years, 5 months ago
Hi petra65, Congratulations on your upcoming surgery!? Here are some links to information you may find helpful: http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/photographing-your-weigh t-loss-surgery-journey/ http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/weight-loss-surgery-hosp tial-stay-what-to-pack/ http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/four-on-the-floor-self-c are-after-weight-loss-surgery/ We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

When I scheduled my consultation with the surgeon and scheduled my surgery, this seemed so far away but now it is just around the corner.  I go for my pre-op labs and nutrition education education today and surgery is only 12 days away.  I can tell I a


petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

i have an appointment with my primary care doc this morning.  I am self pay for my surgery and perhaps one of the drawbacks is that I really don't have to communicate with him much about this process.  I decided it would be a good idea to check in with


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petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

this is kind of funny.  My surgery is 4 weeks from today but last night I dreamed that on my surgery date I went to work that morning to "kill time" while I was waiting and accidentally ate something and my surgery had to be rescheduled.  I was in a to


petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

 my husband and I went to Costco today.  I got some Premier Protein shakes to try.  They only had vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry to choose from so I got chocolate.  At any rate, I noticed they had these powdered vitamins you mix in water there.  Ha


petra65 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

Hi there!  I am scheduled for surgery June 28th and know that finding good support for this journey will be important to my success.  I've been reading some of the posts and they have already been very helpful.  


petra65 added a goal 6 years, 9 months ago
Have this surgery and work as hard as I can to make my life healthy and happy.
About Me
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BMI
VSG
Surgery
06/28/2016
Surgery Date
Feb 16, 2013
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Before & After
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June 3, 2016
252lbs

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