Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Did anyone have hunger pangs after bypass? I don’t know what this feeling is but it feels like hunger, is this normal? I’m 5 days out and so far clear liquids and protein shakes only for 9 more days.


Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 months, 1 week ago

first off I’m a nurse and deal with insurance companies. Sometimes just one explanation from patient or doctor, like reflux or pain, will get revision passed. I meet with surgeon Friday and want to go RNY to DS, my plan covers surgery but unsure ab


Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Has anyone had a transoral outlet reduction? What are your experiences? Did Insurance pay?

im debating my options as my bypass is no longer working and I had a huge weight gain. Thanks


Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi all- I am 6 years out. My main concern is hormone replacement. I had a full hysterectomy and since then have had issues with hormone levels. The pills don’t seem to work and the patch causes a rash. Anyone else dealing with this?


Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 6 years, 12 months ago
Get off the scale :) -  For at least w week at a time.   I was a daily stepper and this past week I stepped off, weighed myself 7 days later and bam, 4lbs down.  Without the emotional upheaval of the ups...

Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Emotional issues with food -  I think this is emotional, and I'm not sure anyone has an answer but I guess I just want to hear I am not alone.  I am 7weeks out and since week 2 I can eat fine, hardly any issue...

Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Calorie question -  I hear a lot of people saying they keep their calories at around 600 a day at my stage of post op, is this counting the protein drinks?  Each of my shakes is 200, and I always hav...

Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Saw NUT today -  Ok, besides the fact she told one person prescription vitamin d was a great option, and flintstones are ideal" she has me really confused about protein.  I was under the impressio...

Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Heavy bleeding and bruising -  Ok, it's going on day 15 now with a heavy period and a few unexplained bruises on my arms and hands.  I suspect anemia as my energy levels are so low.  I go see my doctor later to...

Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Will exhaustion ever end? -  I am 2 weeks out today and so unbelievably tired!!  The pain has been manageable but today I crawled out of bed long enough to make a shake, take my pills and shower.  Back in bed...

Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Clear soups -  Couldn't find a good answer for this, I'm on second week of liquids and shakes post op and I wasn't sure about measuring clear broth soups out.  Can I sip on these all day or do t...

Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Splenda dump? -  Long story short-  I felt queasy all day yesterday,saw my surgeon for one week follow up and all was well.  Spent most of the day in bed nauseous so my fluids were less than norma...

Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Quick vitamin question -  I had surgery on Thursday and had purchased the bariatric advantage chewable multi.  I'm having a hard time getting them down but no problems with pills.  Would a Costco brand mul...

Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Hungry?!? -  Hi everyone!  I had surgery yesterday and I swear I'm super hungry today.   Got that Empty growl going on and everything.  Water goes down super easy but I'm so scared because I ...

Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 years, 2 months ago
To everyone waiting for approval -  Long story short, I was denied January 25th, filed an appeal and just got approved today!  Never once did I give up.  I called the insurance daily and spoke to many many people, o...

Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago
Question for 6 month phy diet -  Hi everyone-  unless I find out I have severe sleep apnea feb 5th, I have to do a 6 month doc supervised weight loss plan. I went in today and want to make sure I have everything ...

Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago
Starting over with insurance? -  Hey everyone!  Long story short- anthem of ca ppo denied my doctors peer to peer with my BMI of 38.5 and high cholesterol.  My BMI is currently 40.1 but I guess anthem doesn't car...

Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago
yummy smoothie! - This was so filling today on my preop plan.  I exchanged the syrup for stevia, used homemade greek and organic oats and apples.  So good! http://www.kitchenkonfidence.com/2012/0...

Zaniiaim posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago
Denial -  Hi everyone!  I wa hoping this would be my week as everything was ready to go pending approval. Ny BMI is 38 with a comorbidity of high cholesteral.  My insurance, anthem BC of CA...
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