Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Just wondering..... - Why do they measure around your neck to check if you have sleep apnea? Interesting...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Hope I can adjust to this... - It has been 3 weeks since I've had my sleep study. Went in for the report today. I was told I stopped breathing 17 times in one hour! I had an irregular heart beat at one time. I w...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
The Verdict is in.... - I sent a post asking if I had sleep apnea since I  wasn't  hooked up to the cpap machine during  the sleep study. I called the doctor's office just to find out the verdict. I have...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Am I Ready?? - I have BCBS of NC State Plan Insurance. This is what I have had done so far: Referral by personal doctor for WLS,X-rays to show osteoarthritis and degenerative disk disease, blood ...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Anyone use a Vitamix Blender? Ideas? - I am still in pre op and was wondering if anyone had a Vitamix Blender they use for pre / post op diets? (liquid diet or pureed foods?) Any suggestions? Thanks!!

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Type of Vitamins after VSG?? - Should I use gummy vitamins or chewable vitamins or stick with the regular type of vitamins after my VSG surgery? I am in pre op and was wondering about this. Trying to get prepare...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Sleep Apnea Question.... - I had a sleep study last night. The tech guy said if he saw a problem with my sleep during the night he would come in and hook me up to the cpac (spelling?) machine. If not, he wou...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Do I? or Don't I?? - I just had my sleep study done last night. The tech man said if he saw a problem while I sleep he would come in and put the cpad machine on me. Well, he never came in to do this. D...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Sleep Study.... What Should I expect? - I will have my first sleep study this Thursday. What should I expect? Where do they wire me up at? Should I wear pajamas or a gown? I am afraid I will not be able to go to sleep al...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
How many of you.....? - I'm thinking of having the vertical sleeve but just wanted to know how many of you now wished you  had the RNY? and why?  Thanks!!

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
What Medication Options for Osteoarthritis?? - If you have had the RNY and have moderate osteoarthritis, what do you do for the joint pain? And, does it really help? Thanks!!

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
Who Has Kept at Goal Past 5 Years? - Ok, sleevers out there....... give us your testimony!! Who has kept their goal and how long? For those of us in pre op,,, we like  to hear from you! Encourage us!! Thanks !!!

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
Would Like to Know...... - I would like to know how many of you have kept your weight off over ten years! I keep reading about the misfortune of people gaining their weight back after 5 or 6 years. This ter...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
MODERATE OSTEOARTHRITIS at 57 SURGERY HELP ME? - I am a female age 57, in pre op stage. Just wondering if surgery will help my moderate osteoarthritis in my ankles, knees and back? I weigh 235. No other health issues. Any one in ...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
Questions for long term Vertical Sleeves.... - I am a 57 year old female with 110 lbs to lose, osteoarthritis in knees, ankles and back. 1. I have very thick hair down to shoulders..... will I lose a lot of hair? If so, will i...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
Questions for Long Term RNYers.... - I am still new at this, pre op, 57 years old female with 110 lbs to lose, osteoarthritis in knees, ankles, back...  1. What do you take for arthritis pain or bad headaches or sinu...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
Just curious...??? - Just curious on why did you all choose the RNY instead of the Gastric Sleeve? I am leaning on the RNY but wondering if I should have the sleeve instead. Just curious on why you ch...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
Time to Eat @ Work? - I am in the process of getting my required appointments in for my insurance before having my RNY surgery. I am an elementary teacher and my lunch schedule  time is 1:10-1:30. I am ...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
What do you do for pain, RNYers?? - I understand once you have the RNY surgery, your body cannot absorb pain medications, even the over the counter types, like excedrin migraine for headaches. My question is for thos...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Still Undecided....HELP......RNY vs SLEEVE?? - I am leaning toward the RNY but I need to know the benefits and disadvantages of RNY as compared to the Sleeve. I was also thinking of the Sleeve but I don't want to lose this slow...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
RNY and Pain Meds - Is there a pain medication you "can" take if you have the RNY procedure? What  alternatives are out there if you have osteoarthritis pain after having the RNY? I really would like ...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
RNY or Gastric Sleeve for Osteoarthritis? - I am a 57 female, weighing 240. I am 5'4in. I have severe osteoarthritis in both ankles, knees and back. I have been taking meloxicam occasionally for pain. I really want to have t...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Scared of the WHAT Ifs!! - I have done EVERY diet out there.... lose weight and gain plus more. I am now seriously thinking of having the RNY surgery but I am SO AFRAID years down the road I will regain my w...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Considering RNY... got questions??? - I went to the informational meeting, orientation is 8/11/14. I am 5'4" female, age 57 with weight of 238. I am interested in the RNY. Can anyone tell me the advantages of this one ...

Karen H. posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Considering RNY... got questions??? - I went to the informational meeting, orientation is 8/11/14. I am 5'4" female, age 57 with weight of 238. I am interested in the RNY. Can anyone tell me the advantages of this one ...
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