Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S.

Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

I don't post on this board often, but I came across a long-term WLS doctor's website that talks about the outcomes of WLS and the possibilities for revisions. I don't know this doctor, so I'm not endorsing him as a surgeon, but his strategy is consiste


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

Fat Doctor is a youtube British TV series.  I just came across it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl2-7seLvuQ

There are many shows - but this one is about WLS for men - and how


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

I'm now at a month in compression garments and may have awhile yet, so I have altered my vest with sleeves and sleeves to fit better.  I found hook and eye tape - 8.00 per yard, in white or black. I need small arms (for arm lift) but a medium chest (I


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

I had my WLS in December and wore several layers of clothing, including a parka home.  I did not understand why people recommended taking a pillow for the ride home, i didn't say anything because I figured it helped some people.

After another s


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 7 months ago

I'm recovering well. Not overdoing it and keeping arms elevated per instructions.  I'll try to post photos but most of time I have compression garments on for 2 more weeks.  I look like different person - my advice - start saving $$ for them now.  Last


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 7 months ago

   omg what a wondrful difference from my facial work.  dr michaels and the staff at sibley mem hosp in wash dc know that they r doing.   we had pain discussion before surgery as soon as my pain was at 5 - i had said 4 was max because if i was hgher th


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago

What I did NOT know, but would have liked to have thought about:

1. Grow your hair out.  I have worn a SHORT pixie for awhile and even though I let it 'grow in" for a month before surgery and a month after - it was still very short.  A short bo


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago

I have read the post and responses to the "Who is a Vet question", and I am choosing to reply with a new thread, so my responses does not get buried.

First, I hope that people with the first week whinies, have seen my as a VET and taken comfort


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago

I did the Walk From Obesity and the Nascobol Vitamin Rep was there --she said Nascobal was coming out with vitamins in July that did not need to be chewed. They are for people more than ~8 weeks post surgery.

If you have a Rx ins plan - you can


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago

http://www.yourgoodwill.org/shop/stores-donation-centers/

I don't know if this is going on in other states, but it might be worth checking.  You need to be a Rewards member


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago

Early Bird Registration was extended to 5/12 - it's only $10!   They have 1.2 mile loop - but you can walk was much or as little as you want.   TO get the early bird discount - fill out the registration, then use the code at the bottom of this post to


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago

Cholita Climbers - More than a dozen indigenous Bolivian women who, for years, have been supporting climbers as cooks and porters decided to see what this mountain climbing business was all about. Wearing their traditional Aymaran dres


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago

Everyone can expect different pain responses, but I have found that the plastic surgeons, and perhaps many patients, tend to retrospectively under-report pain, thinking that in a few months who will remember that they had 48 hours of uncontrolled pain.


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago

A few weeks ago I thought I saw some short whispy hair returning, but it was too soon to be sure -  now they are about 3/4 of an inch long so WOW!! I hope some more grow back.


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago

I saw Nik H's post on the Walk from Obesity and I'm psyched. There is one in Plainsboro (Princeton area) on May 22.  Registration is only $10 until 5/3.  You can walk at ANY PACE for ANY distance, so whether you are post-WLS and training for a marathon


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago

If you are thinking about having plastic surgery this summer . . . It's time to get moving.

I made initial consult apps, but they are booking 3-4 weeks out.  So I called today and the first appt available was May 26.  By the way - that doctor t


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago

Here is the latest LONG-TERM study - looking at patients 10 to 13 years post WLS. I have posted the links for the abstract and the full article.  I pasted just the results below - only half of the original patients could be contacted after 10 years, so


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago

Just an FYI - I was asked to do blood work and a Chest X-ray before Plast surgery.  These tests apparently are standard and are the same testing as I needed for other minor surgery (out-patient surgical center). 

Ins cost - $1300

Privat


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago

My local gym is collecting prom dresses for girls who cannot afford new ones.  Teenagers come in all sizes, so if you have a bride's maid dress or formal hanging at the back of your closet - it could be a prom dress for someone.  It's going into Prom s


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

Hi,   I finally ventured in to doctors' offices to look into Plastics - here is what happened and what I learned.

Typical  - fill out forms, see doctor (sometime first consult is free, sometimes ~$100 Fee). They may take pictures ro just talk a


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

Hi,   I finally ventured in to doctors' offices to look into Plastics - here is what happened and what I learned.

Typical  - fill out forms, see doctor (sometime first consult is free, sometimes ~$100 Fee). They may take pictures ro just talk a


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

A woman writes in an advice column:

Twice in recent years I have lost weight. The first time was because of breast cancer. The second time was because of a heart problem. And the moment someone would realize that I’d


Sharon SW-267 GW-165 CW-167 S. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

I haven't seen the program yet, but on Oprah Winfrey Network's Super Soul Sunday program, the topic will be Mindful Eating.  I have taken a course in Mindful Eating and it teaches skills to slow down, savor, stop when you are full, and identify emotion

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