Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago

pity party ahead and my counselor was sick this week so enjoy the therapy session... I had a tough time in recovery (extra long time in surgery and collapsed lung) and my chronic illnesses didn't help. My metformin was stopped and my blood pre


Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago

I had surgery on 9-21 and I wasn't before, but I am now...Lactose Intolerant. Ugh. So I have been able to get my protein in now in the pureed stage without protein drinks (mostly because the non-lactose ones are expensive as all get out). I have had (I


Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago

... or just plain weird? 

(I've never made this)  

Oopsies

6-8 depending on size 

3 eggs

3.5 oz cream cheese 

Pinch of salt

1/2 tsp baking powder (can be excluded)

1 1/2 tsp  psyillium see


Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago

Just started my liquid diet today. My surgery date is on September 21st. The last time I started my liquid diet it was very shortly before my surgery when my insurance called and said they wouldn't cover my revision. Several months later I fought them


Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 1 month ago

I am married and have a toddler (okay so my three year old eats like one bite of a peanut butter sandwich and a banana and then runs around the house for 4 hours so she doesn't count) and I don't know what to cook post post post surgery when I am eatin


Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 1 month ago

Once I get my approval letter in the mail this week I can call my surgeon and make an appointment. He is usually scheduling about a month out (I've had three prior surgery dates...long story, long journey) so I am hoping for a new summer start. I have


Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago

Last Thursday I was supposed to be in Philadelphia to have my first hearing to appeal my insurance company's decision to deny my surgery (lapband converting to rny). I got a call (3 minutes to closing) the night before from my advocate from my insuranc


Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago
Protein Shakes after surgery - Yay or Nay - When I read the daily what are you eating menu it seems like some people still drink them. When I read advice for people who have stalled people say make sure you are getting your ...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago
Pain Meds for Chronic Pain Absorption - Any of you who take pain medication for chronic pain, did you find that you had to take less medication as you lost weight or was there no adjustment needed. I currently take 7.5mg...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago
Terrified of exercise options - I am due for my surgery on January 6th. I currently suffer from near daily chronic migraines (I just got out of the hospital for a 30 day one), fibro, and cervical facet disease. I...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
Book Suggestions? - I am looking for some books to read before my surgery (and again after) so that I can do right by myself. I am scheduled for my revision in August. I am taking for suggestions on a...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago
My NUT wants me learning to eating 5-6 meals a day - I have a lap band now but can easily eat a large meal if I so choose in one sitting and yes that is without drinking liquids and with chewing well and in under 30 minutes. The docs...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
x-post - Do I have Anemia? - I know (most of) you aren't doctors and I did ask my doctor, through his nurse over the phone, and he said my iron was fine. I am going to ask my NUT as well, but... Okay, so I am ...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Do I have anemia? - I know (most of) you aren't doctors and I did ask my doctor, through his nurse over the phone, and he said my iron was fine. I am going to ask my NUT as well, but... Okay, so I am ...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Not eating - I have a family tradition passed down on my father's side of punishing yourself for whatever wrong by not eating. I have gotten really good at controlling this since I have starete...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
5,5 months to go and down 3 pounds! - My revision surgery is later thiIs year. Just doing some early NUT work, but I lost 3 pounds in 2 weeks! I have always really struggled to lose so this is huge for me :)

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
New girl in town - You can't step in the same river twice... Let me welcome myself to the RNY Board - I started my 6 month pre-op at my heaviest which was 366 in 2007. I got my lap-band on 3-5-2008 ...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
DS Revision with an unknown? - Here is my basic run-down. I had the lap-band done in 2008 - lost 120 pounds, gained 60 back. Now at 300 pounds I am looking for revision to the DS. I have had no complications ...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
I want to email some surgeons... - I am not really sure how to go about it. I have never directly emailed a surgeon before asking about - I don't know, everything? I am not sure if my insurance would cover it, bu...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Don't you worry about self paying? - If you self-pay, what happens if you - let's say set aside 20k for your surgery and you need an extra week in the hospital or they find out you had a hernia when they were in th...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Unflavored protein choices? - I am interested in the DS, I current have a lap-band which I am trying to get the most mileage out of so I just had a 1 cc fill. I am adding back in more protein into my diet - ...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Medicaid question - I currently have Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities - specifically Amerihealth Mercy (now Amerihealth Caritas). I called them to ask if they cover DS (they covered...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Insurance question in PA - Not sure if anyone has any experience in PA. I currently have Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities - specifically Amerihealth Mercy (now Amerihealth Caritas). I call...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Looking for some deep down honesty and some hindsi - My first question is what do you feel is a downside to your surgery or what has been an unexpected downside to your weight loss?   Second question: What do you wish you ...

Angelique J. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Lap band to DS and swallowing x-post to DS - For those of you who had a lapband and know what restriction feels like...do you have the same feeling with the DS when you eat and do you ever get "stuck" or not so much so?
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03/05/2008
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Jan 17, 2006
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