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  2. rs

    Cocktails & Wine

    @boldilocks me too. I had a high tolerance before surgery and it seems that hasn't changed post surgery. What has changed is that I can't take in as many ounces of liquid though. So now I order doubles. Still, I don't often get to the point where I feel intoxicated. Very surprising because I have read that post surgery the alcohol usually affects patients faster.
  3. I didn't cheat, either, but you should be fine unless you totally fell off the wagon and cheated for days. One slip up shouldn't hurt things. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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  5. No for me. I figured if I cheated before surgery I would cheat after. I lost 15# prior to surgery. It is hard - no doubt, because you still have your normal appetite function. That will change after surgery. Hang in there! This, too, shall pass!
  6. Zilzilla

    smoking

  7. LessFee

    Approved!!!

    Hey guys! This is my first post here! I just wanted to share that I’ve been approved by my insurance for VSG!! I have Cigna insurance, and I only had to have one nutrition recommendation, one psych recommendation, a letter recommending me for surgery from a doctor who isn’t the surgeon (my PCP provided this), and a letter from the surgeon recommending me for surgery. The whole process took a couple of weeks because of my schedule, but I got the green light! I DID NOT complete a 3 month or 6 month (or any months, for that matter) physician supervised diet. The letter from my PCP was very general and just listed that they had been monitoring my weight and all of the things I had tried at home (Atkins, Weight Watchers, etc...). Next is getting with the scheduled to get a date!! Good luck to everyone!
  8. Hi! I'm looking at getting DS. I am currently in the process of finding a surgeon/WLS program. I am trying to find out if anyone here has gone thru the process of getting Cigna to cover their surgery since the beginning of 2019 (from what I can tell there was a policy change but I'm not sure what that change entails). What kind of waiting period did you have to go thru? Other requirements? I'm *hoping* to be able to get my surgery done by the end of July- my Cigna insurance runs out then due to me turning 26. Any input/insight would be appreciated. Thank you!
  9. To Dawn 306: I have FM,IBS, and RA. I thought I was crazy for a while because I would have horrible abdominal and pelvic/pubic area pain only to be told it was similar to the spasms FM caused during flares... just internal. It made it very difficult to urinate at times. Rushed to the hospital for vomiting and blue lips found a hernia pushing all internal organs into my chest. Enter gastric bypass surgery as the "best way to repair a hernia." Approx 3 mos later and I've yet to get abdominal pain under control. It's seems if I eat and a flare comes up...owww! My insides are cramping and spasming with food now stuck in the process. Timing when I can or can't eat what is STILL painful. If you have the option to lose weight another way... take it!!! I'm hopeful that someday I'll get better at this...it someday could be a lot of uncomfortable to painful days away!
  10. To look in the mirror and recognize myself again. To be able to play with my kids and not be winded or barely able to get up off the floor bc my back, hips, and knees hurt so bad. To shop for clothes that I like and not just what fits and is comfortable. To finally dig those tubs of skinny clothes I’ve been hoarding out and try my old jeans and bras on! To do basic things easier and not get out of breath: clipping my toenails and painting my toes, going up stairs, etc. To not have to worry about my thighs rubbing together and if I brought anti chafing gel/powder lol. To have energy to do anything and everything!!
  11. CESILEYRAE

    MAY 25TH 2019

    ANYONE GETTING SURGERY MAY 25TH????
  12. deena1516

    MAY 2019 date

    I’m May 23rd! Good luck everyone!!! 😊
  13. WOW THATS AWESOME I HAVE LOST 10 POUNDS SO FAR AND I HAVE 6 DAYS UNTIL SURGERY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR POSITIVE RESPONSE! I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HONESTLY
  14. I think that's a great idea! I was edy sedentary before surgery. Now I walk once a day and am feeling great! Congrats on your upcoming surgery!
  15. I did a little, but I managed to lose 16 pounds in one week pre-op. My Dr never said if my liver was good or bad come to think of it. Try your hardest to not cheat. Good luck! It will all be ok!
  16. Im_a_Loser

    smoking

    I use weed for severe chronic pain. I don’t smoke it, I either use tinctures, Medibles, dry vape it or in my vape juice. The thing is can I continue once I have the op because I’m over the likes of oxy, tramadol, codeine etc and surely that is way worse post op?? So I’m in a bit of a stress zone and my anxiety is a little high.
  17. Losingit2018

    Moving

    Have you tried looking on healthgrades or vitals site? I moved to a new area about 6 months after surgery. I have been able to find several different types of drs here that are excellent. I found them by reading reviews from other patients online. Good luck!
  18. Charlie2282

    Jan 2019 bypass buddies

    Thank you! Yes one day at a time!!! Each wk gets easier!
  19. I started out about 7 weeks before my surgery on a Very Low Calorie Diet (600 calories perday) and worked out 2 times per day. I lost over 30 lbs and got my self ready for the surgery. I had surgery on the 15th of May and I am doing fine, no complications, no pain nothing. I say keep it up and get on a very strict diet, you will be glad you did.
  20. Im_a_Loser

    HELP I'm so stressed and I SMOKE

    Interesting . Thanks I’m very new to this and having surgery next month. So trying to access as much as possible beforehand..
  21. michellehill

    HELP I'm so stressed and I SMOKE

    I don't think anything that involves inhaling because we can't even use straws post op Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  22. Im_a_Loser

    HELP I'm so stressed and I SMOKE

    What about vaping? Is that allowed and I don’t use nicotine in my juice .
  23. Bella0630

    May 2019 Surgeries 🎉

    Had my surgery the 8th of this month and almost down 30lbs from my highest weight. I feel good but a little tired and sometimes need a nap. I know this will change once I get into stage 2 and can actually munch on real food.
  24. Okay so I swear that for the first 6-8 weeks after being sleeved my stomach would NOT stop growling. It was weird bc no feeling of hunger was there, but my head kept trying to tell me it was time to eat bc my stomach was making nonstop gurgling noises. I learned to embrace the gurgling and would even make jokes about it. Now that I’m 3.5 months post-op, the gurgling has slowed down, but it still happens from time to time and it just cracks me up. The other day I was in a Pilates class and it was gurgling so bad the instructor noticed. all I could do was shrug and move on. For the record, I wasn’t even remotely hungry when it happened.
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