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6 week follow up post op---what happens during

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Started by huligoo, Aug 07, 2013 2:02 AM
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    huligoo

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Posted August 7, 2013 - 2:02 AM

#1
this appt? Does the Dr. request more labs and go over your current daily menu?

I am a slow loser ...I have lost more inches than pounds...I was wearing a 3x shirt and 24w pants and now.... I can wear size 18 pants and 1x shirts ....but the scale is not showing drastic pounds being lost....

Inches lost is still a wonderful thing too...I am happy with that....

and my follow up appt is Aug 14th.....

I have Kaiser insurance and so far everything has been pretty good.


    Arts137

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Posted August 7, 2013 - 4:05 AM

#2
With my surgical follow-ups, they look at the scars, ask questions and assuming all is AOK, you're outa there. 5 minutes, tops...


    Indigo1991

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Posted August 7, 2013 - 5:54 AM

#3
Yup me too, in to the office, looked at my scars, weighed me, asked if all was well, then out the door - painless!

As for the inches rather than scale movement, I am always in awe of how the sleeve works. I have been stalled for 4 weeks in terms of my weight. Although I am being patient, I have upped my protein and fluids to give my body a bit of a kick. Scales haven't moved but yesterday I tried on a top I bought a month ago that was too small when I bought it but I loved it (I looked as if I had been stuffed in it, lol) and knew I would fit it eventually. Well "eventually" came yesterday - the scales read the same but I have gone down almost a whole size in the last month and I look great in the top, with room to spare!!!!

So inches or llbs, it's all working for me - hope it keeps working for you, the scales will move but inches matter just as much :-))))


    huligoo

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  • Current Weight: 239 lbs
  • BMI: 36.3
Posted August 7, 2013 - 1:05 PM

#4

Yup me too, in to the office, looked at my scars, weighed me, asked if all was well, then out the door - painless!

As for the inches rather than scale movement, I am always in awe of how the sleeve works. I have been stalled for 4 weeks in terms of my weight. Although I am being patient, I have upped my protein and fluids to give my body a bit of a kick. Scales haven't moved but yesterday I tried on a top I bought a month ago that was too small when I bought it but I loved it (I looked as if I had been stuffed in it, lol) and knew I would fit it eventually. Well "eventually" came yesterday - the scales read the same but I have gone down almost a whole size in the last month and I look great in the top, with room to spare!!!!

So inches or llbs, it's all working for me - hope it keeps working for you, the scales will move but inches matter just as much :-))))


Yes, I agree.....It's stll hard to see the differences in my body even though the scale doesnt show too much change...my family and friends tell me I look great...my waist is getting smaller..cool huh!


    Heyher

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Posted August 7, 2013 - 6:28 PM

#5
They made a comment on how I have freakishly narrow hips. (Gee thanks. Now I feel like I'm a whale built like Gru. Whale comment refers to one if my threads on the rant & race board)
They asked how I was doing. Asked about food and water. Told me good job and sent me on my way.
Oh and they solicited me for the panel at one of their seminars.


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