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  • Birthday 09/04/1973

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  1. TheSkinnyCow73

    Hair Loss Post Revision Surgery?

    Yep! I am going through the hair loss phase too! (I dont remember losing hair with my band 17 years ago) It started at around 3 months post op and I am at almost 4.5 months now. I too have thick hair and it is a good thing cuz at the rate I am going I would be bald if I didnt! I am currently taking extra strength Biotin along with my multi-vitamin. I am going to look into the zink sulfate. I havent gotten any lab work done since I had the surgery so I am thinking that might be needed too. I will say that hair loss or no hair loss, this surgery has been worth every strand that has fallen out!!! I <3 my sleeve!!!
  2. TheSkinnyCow73

    6 Months Anniversary Today!

    Pammie, I am right there with you on the slow losing! Just remember that working out with weights kinda changes the way the scale works for you... you may be building muscle while losing inches/fat and that makes the scale do silly things! I am doing the weight workout/exercise routine too so I dont rely on the scale as much as I do my clothes and how they fit and also how my body is shaping. I would still rather see that darn scale move though! At any rate, a loss is a loss and you are doing great! Keep on Rockin' that Sleeve!
  3. TheSkinnyCow73

    Weight Loss Clusters?

    I am the same way..... only my waiting periods in between weight loss is about 3-4 weeks. I am losing in stalls.... but still losing! Doesnt help that I weigh first thing EVERY morning... This last 50 that I need to lose are going to be a b***h!
  4. TheSkinnyCow73

    Finally! Stall Is Broken.

    That is awesome to hear Lissa! Congrats!
  5. TheSkinnyCow73

    I Was Bored, So Thought I'd Share Some Photos.

  6. TheSkinnyCow73

    Short-Term Disability For Mexico Surgery

    I was able to get 6 weeks STD (paid at 60%), with my Docs approval. Didnt matter at all that it was in Mexico and they never questioned me about it either. I was able to use my PTO hours to pay for my insurance benefits so nothing was pulled from our pockets to pay for anything. I would also like to add that my Flexible Spending Account (FSA) credit card worked in Mexico and I didnt have any problems at all getting reimbursed. You should be good to go as long as the doc signs off on all the paperwork!! Congrats and Good Luck!!
  7. I guess I just feel like I am failing my sleeve and it is hitting home after having that stupid band on for so long and gaining weight with it. Sorry if I am on a pity potty right now... I will snap out of it eventually. It just feels like i have been in a constant stall since having the surgery and it scares me. I can eat about 6-8 ounces of Protein in a sitting and that seems like alot. Thank you all for your responses.. I know I will get there, I just didnt want to be one of those that got there slooooowly. And as far as skin bouncing back, my skin stopped bouncing back years ago. Cosmetic surgery is definitely in my future....
  8. Yeah, so I am really, really down and depressed about my slow weight loss (3 months out and bouncing between 18 - 20 lbs lost even though I have lost inches). Soooo, I am calling out to those of you that were slow losers and DID meet your goal weight. How long did it take? Any suggestions? I am a revision patient and I have heard that this can play into the slow weight loss? Any thoughts on this? I just joined 24hr Fitness and will start with a trainer next week... I am hoping this will help too! Thanks...
  9. TheSkinnyCow73

    11 Weeks Not Much Success

    teambrown4, I am right there with you! I am -20 at about the same time frame and soooo disappointed in my weightloss. I hate the fact that I am a slow loser and being a band revision patient it is really scaring me that I am going to fail at this too!
  10. TheSkinnyCow73

    Self Pay Financing

    Mexico! They have awesome docs and financing available too with some money down. www.alighterme.com www.beliteweight.com Good Luck!
  11. Yes, from the original post I found on this board from Tiffykins, it does work and she also used yogurt.... which might be better for those with cottage cheese issues! LOL http://www.verticalsleevetalk.com/topic/20941-cottage-cheese-pouch-test/page__hl__%2Bcottage+%2Bcheese+%2Btest__fromsearch__1
  12. TheSkinnyCow73

    Slow Loser

    You are definitely NOT a slow loser! I am 2.5 months out and have only lost 20 pounds! Keep up the great work!!!
  13. that is exactly what I am going to use when I test my sleevie in the morning. I bought some the other day at Kroger and have yet to try them. I am partial to Kroger's cottage cheese so eating a new kind might be interesting for a morning breakfast!
  14. TheSkinnyCow73

    February 2012 Mexico Patients!?!

    I changed to Dr. Rodriguez about a month before surgery... only due to Dr. Kelly not having the ability to take my FSA credit card but I am super happy with my choice!
  15. TheSkinnyCow73

    February 2012 Mexico Patients!?!

    You will LOVE him and the staff! Are you going to TJ or Juarez? My experience is from Star Medica in Juarez and it was amazing! Good Luck!!!

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