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  1. bird925


    Have you tried Boost Protein Shakes. They work for me. I drink them and I feel satisfied. Or try Muscle Milk protein shakes.
  2. bird925

    Back to Work

    Well ladies I love to cook, it is therapy for me so when I came home I made fresh pork cutlets and a cream sauce with spanich. I made myself a scrambled egg. I really don't get hungry at all but must eat. I went back to work today too. Work sucked but I have a job.
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    A New Beggining

    I agree with Kris, You are lucky with no gas pain, I have gas pressure and it is most uncomfortable. I just walk and it moves and I pass it then all is well. Today I drove to the CVS and got some gasx and that works well. I forgot my chewable vitamins so I have to go back to the store later. i have been up and about all day. I feel great and i go back to work on Monday. My incisions are healing very fast with hardly any scaring or scabbing. This was a lot easier than when i had my Gallbladder out in September.
  4. bird925

    Banded day 3

    I am suprised I feel great. I only get the gas pressure that is uncomfortable. It seems like I will be ready to go back to work on Monday. I only took off Tuesday thru today. I have been up and about since I had surgery on Wednesday. Well I have company now but I'll log back in later.
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    I Did It!!!!! All Done!

    Well all went well. I'll give all the details tomorrow. I am home. I feel good. Kinda like I didn't have anything done minus the gas pain or better yet pressure. Sleepy right now so I'm gonna go. Just wanna say THANKS TO ALL THAT KEPT ME IN THEIR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
  6. bird925

    The Time has come!!!!!

    Sending prayers your way. I get banded tomorrow. I'll talk with you soon. We can compare experiences.
  7. bird925

    The Time Has Come Finally

    Well I get banded tomorrow. May 11th. I am getting emotional. I feel scared and excited. I hope this is all normal. So many people oppose my choice. But I made this choice. I choose to be healthy and fit again. Enough with the negitive . I am so happy and relieved the day is here. I didn't get a call from the hospital to tell me the time I am to be there but I called them and 10:30am I was told with no instructions or anything. I will talk to my surgeon and his staff about that. I am in the medical field I work for a group of doctors that do surgery everyday and i give the instructions for gastro procedures everyday so I kind of know what I need to do but I hope nothing was overlooked. I guess you all can tell i am nervous. I am glad to have some where to vent. Well I will be on again on Thursday if not tomorrow. I'll let everyone know how everything goes.
  8. bird925

    May Day

    I have my May date also. May 11th. I start my pre-op liquid diet April 25th. I am replacing breakfast this week with a shake to get used to it and then next week I will be ready, I think.
  9. bird925

    YEA!!!!!! For Me!

    Yea!!!!! For Me!!!!!!! I got a date. I am so excited. I get banded on May 11th. I am so ready. Well now Pre-op diet. I am so happy right now. I was suprised this morning when I got the call because she just put my paper work in yesterday and she got the approval this morning. My insurance is quick. I started my journey on March 8th when I went to my first siminar with my surgeon. Dr. Adam Goldstein and his staff are a wonderful group.
  10. I am using Dr. Adam Goldstein. He is great. I love the office staff. His record is why I chose him. He has years and many successful surgeries under his belt. He is very personable and accessable. I am very satisfied with my choice. Also I am in the medical field and I really checked him out and he has never had a malpractice suit . Some of the others in the area has . Do your homework.
  11. bird925

    another hurdle

    I just want to say keep hope alive. I too am waiting. Look at it in a positive way, you can get the things that might hinder your weightloss goals or slow your progression out of the way now and when you do get banded it will be full force ahead toward your goal. I had to get an EGD on Monday. My Gastroenterologist says all is well but I still have to wait for the biopsy results and gastro clearence to get a surgery date. Keep looking up. We will be on our way soon.
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    No surgery date yet

    I thought I was almost there. I saw my PCP, Cardiologist, had my Psyc eval,quit smoking, barium swallow, blood work, lost 7 lbs I have 3 to go, and had to see the GI for positive H.pylori IGG,IGA test, so today I had an upper endoscopy done, all went well I have a small hiatus hernia. I see the nutritionist tomorrow and I hope all the other reports get to my surgeon's office before the end of the week so it can be submitted to the insurance. All the waiting and work is giving me fatigue. I know this is going to be worth it. So to all that think this is the easy way out. Think again. No diet checks you out as well as this Pre-Op stuff. Waiting, being patient, and keeping my eye on the prize.
  13. bird925

    Post Plastic Surgery

    Congrats!! I know you my not be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor yet but just wait till you heal all the way. I hope you feel and look as great as you want to.
  14. bird925

    Just getting started

    I'm just getting started. Last week I have completed my bloodwork, cardio clearence, psyc eval,and barium swallow study. This week I have to see the nutritionist and my pcp and all my pre stuff will be done. Then my paperwork gets submitted to the insurance for approval. They say my insurance is one of the easy ones for approval so I hope they are right. I just want a surgery date. I am so ready for this journey to take flight. I have Amerihealth Administrators. Does anyone else have my insurance and has recently had surgery?

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