rargirl posted a discussion topic 6 years, 9 months ago
Speedy DS Gas Relief Advice Needed - I overindulged in pizza. Bread is the number one thing that causes me to get killer gas.  Right now my tummy is bloated and filled with gas - probably in all of my intestines.  W...

rargirl wrote a blog post 9 years, 5 months ago
Almost a year Update - It has been almost a year since my Duodenal Switch surgery - time for a quick update! The good: I have lost 143 lbs and now weigh 234! I have not been at this weight since hi...

rargirl accomplished a goal 9 years, 12 months ago
be able to cross my legs

rargirl accomplished a goal 9 years, 12 months ago
to wipe my butt without cutting off my air supply!

rargirl accomplished a goal 9 years, 12 months ago
To get below 300 pounds

rargirl accomplished a goal 9 years, 12 months ago
take a shower and have the towel wrap all around me!

rargirl added a goal 9 years, 12 months ago
become the steamy hot sex kitten i am on the inside

rargirl wrote a blog post 9 years, 12 months ago
5 month 2 week update - The last few months have been a whirlwind at both home and work. Exciting: I have lost 103 lbs putting me at 274 BMI is down from 56 Super Morbidly Obese to 40 Morbidly Obese...

rargirl posted a discussion topic 10 years, 3 months ago
Referral to SoCal Psychologist for pre-op evaluati - Hello, everyone. Now that I am successfully post-op, my husband has decided to also have weight loss surgery. He has decided the VSG is right for him (I am respecting his choic...

rargirl posted a discussion topic 10 years, 4 months ago
Is it possible to keep my stomach small? - Hi, all. I am about 5 weeks out from surgery, but due to a leak, I was unable to eat for almost the first whole month. Now that I am eating, I am finding that my eating capac...

rargirl wrote a blog post 10 years, 4 months ago
Returning to work next week - Anxious! - I am scheduled to return to work next week. I am somewhat anxious about this. I am still not fully recovered after all. My stamina is much lower than I would like it to be. I went ...

rargirl posted a discussion topic 10 years, 4 months ago
Imodium? - Does anyone use Imodium for Diarhea? I am fairly new to my DS and find that I have diarhea off and on almost every day. It is not a huge problem for me except for when it inter...

rargirl wrote a blog post 10 years, 4 months ago
Leak Healed! So Happy! - On Friday, exactly 30 days after my surgery, I had an abdominal CT Scan to check to see if my leak is healed.  Great news, the leak is gone! Dr Keshishian decided on the CT rather ...

rargirl wrote a blog post 10 years, 4 months ago
A little bit of good news! - I am pleased to share that I have some good news. I went to see Dr. Keshishian today and he took out my drains! YAY! I feel so free without those things hanging down from me. H...

rargirl wrote a blog post 10 years, 4 months ago
tpn at home and... a rash? - I have been home about a week now on 24 hour TPN IV therapy through a PIC line in my arm. Since I have been home, I have left the house only twice - once to go to the pharmacy and ...

rargirl wrote a blog post 10 years, 4 months ago
Verdugo Hills Hospital - A Brief Review - Dr Keshishian is currently doing his surgeries primarily in Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, CA. The following is a Brief review of the hospital itself based on my 10 days in th...

rargirl wrote a blog post 10 years, 5 months ago
surgery and the aftermath! - I had my surgery on 2/24. I woke up in more pain that I could ever imagine possible. My Incision was also much longer than I anticipated - from bottom of my ribs to my belly but...

rargirl wrote a blog post 10 years, 5 months ago
Day before surgery - My surgery is tomorrow - that's right! Tomorrow! Today I drove up to Glendale from Anaheim. It took about 1.5 hrs due to heavy traffic. I left here around 8:30am and got there at ...

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rargirl wrote a blog post 10 years, 5 months ago
It's all coming together... - It's all coming together and it's really happening! Yesterday I had a mini-stress cow/breakdown w/tears. I was a bit overwhelmed with the prospects of everything I have to do be...

rargirl wrote a blog post 10 years, 5 months ago
Better Than Quest - What Isn't? - Today I needed to complete the required pre-op laboratory tests. A feeling of dread overwhelmed me as I considered another visit to Quest Diagnostics. I am not sure what Quest is l...

rargirl wrote a blog post 10 years, 5 months ago
Dr Keshisian's Form 2 and more - Today I visited my PCP to finish "form 2" (after approval pre-op work). I had an EKG and was refered for chest xray and blood work. I went right over and got the chest xray afterwa...

rargirl wrote a blog post 10 years, 5 months ago
Unexpected Phone Call From Insurance - A nurse called me from the insurance company to talk about my upcoming surgery. I was scared at first that they were denying me. She explained right away that I am approved, she is...

rargirl wrote a blog post 10 years, 5 months ago
Approval and Surgery Date! - Yaaaaaay! Dr. Kesishian's office called me yesterday and advised that I have been approved for DS by my insurance. I have Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield "cost effective" by the way...

rargirl wrote a blog post 10 years, 5 months ago
Good News - Yesterday Dr. K's office called and advised they got the last medical records they needed and submitted my information for insurance approval. Now I wait. Hopefully not too long!
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02/24/2011
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