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LDallas

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. I told hubby, of course (even though i am not 100% that he heard me explain "sleeve"...he speaks about it like it's a larger type lap band! LOL). anyway, i told my brother and his wife, and of course my docs know, emailed the news to my bestie and disappointed to say i haven't gotten a response. Otherwise, right now i'm leaning towards not telling. I used to get so annoyed at celebs that obviously did WLS, but wouldn't fess up (visions of Star Jones "pilates and yogurt".. Or Aretha Franklin "a procedure ")...but now...i can kind of see why. First i dont want to tell about it over and over, second..it's not that i am trying to pass myself off as a sudden Dieter Extrodinaire! But for me it's kind of embarrasing that i just can't do it on my own. Will see how i feel after surgery.
  2. LDallas

    Rochester, Ny

    Hey tomorrow eve at highland...collins auditorium...6:30 pm is Monarch bariatric surg support group. I have nevet been but they encourage all to attend. They only meet once a month. Good luck!! I hope all goes well for u!
  3. LDallas

    Rochester, Ny

    I wound up w Forbes because she was the only daytime seminar. She seems good...and a lot of experience as do all dr at that ofc. The seminar is 3 hrs long. They'll give u a checklist of things to do next. Like u need to find out from your job and or ins co if they cover the surg, AND the psych eval and the nutrition visits. If you dont already have it, u need to get referral packet from your PCP. highland will send u the packet beforehand, for your PCP to fill out. Then aft the seminar, call dr omalley ofc,make appts for first medical appt, nutrition seminar (another 3 hrs!), and nut follow up which is at their ofc...a one on one visit. At the nut seminar, u are out on a balanced diet plan, which u follow and keep food log, that u will take to that 1:1 nut visit!! This is where i'm at now. Whew!!! So much to do, isn't there?!? When do u want to hv your surgery? Nice chatting w u, let me know if u hv any questions or just need a VSG pal!!!
  4. LDallas

    Rochester, Ny

    Oh thank goodness,!!! LOL. I'm going thru Highland (Dr Forbes). Only have psych, colonoscopy, left...and 1:1 appt with Nutritionist end of May. I hope to sch for mid Oct. Tell me more about you! So glad to find someone else in Roc! I was starting to get worried like everyone knew something I didn't ! Ha ha
  5. Hello Everyone..thank you for your informative posts. I'm in the midst of appointment h*ll! tomorrow is the NUT seminar, which is 3 hrs long. A few weeks later, I have the "one on one" NUT appt that will take 30 mins. Any ideas what the 30 min appt is for? Only asking because I want to hold off surgery til mid October, and if that meeting with the nutritionist is for her to load me up with diet shakes, maybe I should reschedule for a later date. Thank you!
  6. LDallas

    Pre Op Appointments

    Wow Mina that's a lot! I hope it's going by quickly for you and you get approved. Have you lost wt doing all this pre op stuff? I still have to do gb ultrasound, psych, colonoscopy ... Eeeeeek! Nut on may 25. That's it as far as i know. Good luck, and thank you for the reply.
  7. Oh Jenn i feel your pain! No surg yet...next appt is May 25 with NUT for one on one visit. Ugh. Went to NUT seminar last wk and she put us all on a "balanced eating plan". I'm thinking...if i could follow THAT i wouldn't be in a WLS seminar!! So for the past few dys been trying to follow it/log it, and boy it's tough. Need to lose 15 lbs by next visit. We can do this!! I will be thinking of you and sending good wishes your way.
  8. LDallas

    Anticipating A Denial

    Does anyone know how long the approval is "good for"?? I didn't want surg til Oct. Am almost done with all the requirements. I have bcbs
  9. LDallas

    Pre Op Appointments

    Thanks Pennie! I went to the longggg seminar and she put us on a food plan/diary until our 1:1 appts in a month. She said that appt only lasts 30 mins, and we hv to bring in that food diary. I was thinking ...if we could eat like this none of us would be sitting here!!! So i have no idea what the expectation is for the follow up...i hope to lose 15 lbs, and maybe skip the pre op liquid diet if that's what their plan is. She also said we'd have one more 1:1 with nut. I really should ask more questions but my head is spinning from all these appts!!! <<<shhhhh!!! Don't tell the Shrink!!!! LOL
  10. 101!! LOL. Me too! Good luck!
  11. 100% health. Arthritis in knees and back...from a lifetime of obesity. I don't want to wind up a total wreck, in a wheelchair or elec scooter to get around. I'd hoped to lose wt by now (didn't we all?!) but now 50 yrs old and my warranty has expired. Currently in the process of vsg...hope to have it in the Fall.
  12. 100% health. Arthritis in knees and back...from a lifetime of obesity. I don't want to wind up a total wreck, in a wheelchair or elec scooter to get around. I'd hoped to lose wt by now (didn't we all?!) but now 50 yrs old and my warranty has expired. Currently in the process of vsg...hope to have it in the Fall.
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