Julie R. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Trying to decide which surgery is most effective? -   http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/09/17/comparison-of-obesity-surgeries-turns-up-surprising-results                 ...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Binder/Compression Recommendations? - i had my two week post-op hernia/abdominoplasty/panni check-up, and my doctor is very pleased with my progress.   My drains have been pulled, and I feel like a new woman.    He ...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
5 days post TT, muscle plication-sternal pain - I am 5 days out from ventral hernia repair/abdominoplasty with muscle repair and panniculectomy. My doctor warned me that he performed my plication very tightly. In am having som...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
MESSA BC/BS Hernia Repair/Tummy Tuck/Panni Covera - Hello all!   I am seven years post-op duodenal switch, and have just been diagnosed with a ventral hernia.   My surgeon has suggested that I try to see if my insurance will cove...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
What six-plus years looks like -  Although Facebook seems to have taken control of my life more than it should, I'm trying to get on here and post more, as this site is often the "gateway" for new DS'ers. At an...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Damn PTH - I haven't been posting much of late - I'm not off living the post-DS life, and having too much fun to post - my job is keeping me super busy these days. Most of you know I've re...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Another 10% bone loss - so talk to me about osteop - My DEXA from yesterday shows I've lost another 10% in my hip (spine was only 1%), which has left me into full-fledged osteoporosis in the hips (spine still osteopenic).   I need to...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
I finally found a PCP that "gets it!" -  Boys and girls, you do not know how important this is to me.     Because I live in a rural area, PCP's are tough to come by.     I've been trying for five years to find someone re...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Who makes the perfect pant for the post-bariatric -  You know the the type well....no waist, no ass..... I live in the boonies and my shopping options here are extremely limited, so I need pants I can order online.    Although I am...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Update on Lisa (lwoznick) -  I just got off the phone with Lisa, and she is out of surgery and is in her room.     She was amazingly more coherent than I think I am on a day-to-day basis.   Dr. Buchwald ended...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Reporting for Angel duty! Lwoznick is being swit - My friend, Lisa (Lwoznick), after suffering greatly from a mechanical failure of her RNY, is being revised by the highly-esteemed Dr. Buchwald tomorrow.    She is joyfullying prepa...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Bouncing off a FB post - how old were you when you -  This was such a great thread started on the Facebook DS board, and I wanted to put this question out on this board.     The responses really pointed out that obesity is clearly mo...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Pic of my daily vitamin pic. -  First, to newbies and pre-ops, I'm not intending to freak anyone out, but I also wanted to provide a realistic photo of the kind of commitment MIGHT be involved in your post-op vi...

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Julie R. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Angel Report on Sherry (Sher's Journey) -  I just a received a text from Sherry's daughter that she is out of surgery, safe, and doing well.    According to her text, however, Dr. Kemmter was only able to do the VSG portio...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Migraines+DS+Topamax? -  With the onset of perimenopause, my hormonal migraines have gotten out of control, especially in the past few months.   My doctor has prescribed Topamax for me.   She told me that...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
A very special DS is occurring Wednesday -  My friend Sherry (www.obesityhelp.com/member/shersjourney is having her DS on Wednesday, performed by the amazing Dr. Kemmeter, and I have the distinct honor of being her angel.  ...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Insurance coverage for butt skin removal? -  I am having terrible problems with the loose skin on my butt sliding back and forth across my tailbone when I sit, especially for extended periods of time.   We just took the trai...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Please bear with me-AW with my real-life switch si -  I'm sorry - I know I just posted some pics a few days ago, but this one is so special to me.  My sister had the DS 2.5 years ago, and suffered some pretty serious complications wi...

Julie R. wrote a blog post 8 years, 2 months ago
Five Years!! - I spent my five-year surgiversary traveling across the country by train, and it allowed me some time to contemplate this great gift of the DS I've received.     While there, I hi...

Julie R. posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Happy Five Year Surgiversary to Me! -  I just returned, at 3:30 this morning, from a trip to Montana, for my son's wedding.    I can see why Elizabeth wants us all to visit her when she's there.   It's gorgeous!    I c...

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