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LDallas

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  1. LDallas

    Five years

    I'm 4 years out. I started feeling hungry 6 months after surgery. Constant struggle. Cant eat big portions but hungry every two hours. Its terrible.
  2. LDallas

    Sagging Face

    I'm 53 and my face & neck have taken a big hit. Always carried a lot of wt there. I am having face/neck lift in the near future. The PS said neck was from weight but face was more normal aging.
  3. OK girls....i keet hoping i wouldn't have to ask this, but .... Is anyone losing pubic hair????? My VSG was Oct 2012, i'm down 85 lbs. In months 3-5 my head hair was falling out quite a bit, then almost stopped. Head hair started coming out again, just slightly, a cpl mos ago. Pubes started coming out around the same time. I do get enough Protein but not grt at taking vits. I'm wondering if this is sleeve related or menopause?!?? I have no symptoms of meno. But do know that estrogen is stored in fat, and wondered if now that i am less fat, meno is starting?? My gyno appt is coming up in a cpl months but thought i'd check here first. Thank you.
  4. LDallas

    Tall Women, Tell Me Your Story!

    Wow your husband lost a lot, too! Y'all look great!
  5. LDallas

    What percent of stomach was taken?

    At this point it's neither here nor there. But, a lot of posters can say exactly what percentage was removed, or left behind..some can even tell you the bougie size. Just wish I knew. I've been hungry since early out. I think some that are never hungry must have a tiny tight tummy and I don't think mine is, to that extreme.
  6. LDallas

    What percent of stomach was taken?

    I could never get an answer from my Dr or the PA. Their standard answer is, "it's about the size of a banana"...as they point to a plastic sleeved stomach hanging on a metal stand. Grrrrrr.
  7. LDallas

    Tummy tucks

    Hi, I posted this a few weeks ago on vets forum: UPDATE: price was $15k for TT and arms combo. Hi, not sure where to post this! General, over 50, slow losers??? So here I am Vets, as I thought that's who may have the most interest. I had my PS appt today, wanted to share the info I received. Hope it's helpful. First, my ins is Excellus BCBS. Here's the low down: Appt was about 40 mins with the surgeon. I was worried he may say I need to lose more but he didn't. They won't do surg if you plan on dropping a substantial amount more of weight. He said very doubtful ins would pay for any of it. My insurance requires several things, just for panni. Mainly, the panni must be hanging below your privates (down to mid thigh area). Mine doesn't. Something else I didn't know, panni only allows them to cut below belly button, meaning...one cut then pull it all down and reattach. Your belly button will now be very low, skimming your groin area. He does TT and arm combos a lot, but won't do TT with breast lift. Would be separate procedures because TT pulling down, BL pulling up. Too contradictory. They're mailing me a price quote. Will see what if any I do, after I get that! VSG Oct 2012 SW 303. Size 24 CW 225. Size 14/16 F/50 5'10 Highest weight ever(1997-2001): 390 size 34/4x Lost this weight on my own
  8. Hi, not sure where to post this! General, over 50, slow losers??? So here I am Vets, as I thought that's who may have the most interest. I had my PS appt today, wanted to share the info I received. Hope it's helpful. First, my ins is Excellus BCBS. Here's the low down: Appt was about 40 mins with the surgeon. I was worried he may say I need to lose more but he didn't. They won't do surg if you plan on dropping a substantial amount more of weight. He said very doubtful ins would pay for any of it. My insurance requires several things, just for panni. Mainly, the panni must be hanging below your privates (down to mid thigh area). Mine doesn't. Something else I didn't know, panni only allows them to cut below belly button, meaning...one cut then pull it all down and reattach. Your belly button will now be very low, skimming your groin area. He does TT and arm combos a lot, but won't do TT with breast lift. Would be separate procedures because TT pulling down, BL pulling up. Too contradictory. They're mailing me a price quote. Will see what if any I do, after I get that! VSG Oct 2012 SW 303. Size 24 CW 225. Size 14/16 F/50 5'10 Highest weight ever(1997-2001): 390 size 34/4x Lost this weight on my own
  9. LDallas

    Gallbladder surgery ????

    Miss Mac is right. My GB pain would take my breath way. It was in my back like where your bra goes around. Also, pain on front...upper AND lower right. So, if you've had WLS and feel any discomfort like this, go back to your Dr! It's not uncommon for people who've lost a lot of weight, quickly, to have GB problems. The surg itself is easy, in my case...day surgery. Real sore for for a day or two but that was all. Take care!
  10. I'm terrible with the vits. I choke down a chewable most days, and try to take 5000 units D plus calcium citrate tab. But if I'm being honest I skip a lot of days. My labs are due now so we'll see!
  11. LDallas

    Gallbladder

    I'm two yrs out from VSG. Had GB removed 6 mos ago. For me, the pain of that surg was much worse than sleeve surgery. I took no pain meds after VSG but had to after GB. Now I sometimes get weird pain in that area, but otherwise no problems.
  12. LDallas

    Tall Women, Tell Me Your Story!

    My surg was 10/25/2012. Hard to believe two years out, and sadly, not where I want to be! Bad back has made exercise almost impossible, now...grazing is creeping in and VSG rules are creeping out. I'm trying to get back on track! Overall, no regrets! 51/F. 5'10 SW 303 sz 24 CW 225 sz 14/16 All time HW back in 2001 was 390. All in all I've come a long way! Would love to hit 199, or size 12?
  13. I'm almost two years out. My taste changed dramatically after surgery, but returned to almost normal after several months. For example, pasta tastes awful (thankfully!). My sense of smell amplified greatly too, but it's leveled off..still more sensitive than before surgery, though.
  14. LDallas

    Feel like my surgery "expired" at 1 year

    Hey Fellow Sleevers! Wow this topic is so on point. I'm almost two years out. I too, am hungry all the time (since about 4 months after surgery!). I'm up about 10 lbs from my lowest wt. The grazies have snuck back in, the weighing, measuring have left the building. I recommitted this week. Logging in MFP, trying to keep in the 800-900 cal per day range. It's so hard!! Still need to up my liquids. Seems all I want to do is eat saltines. LOL And let's not forget that d*mn Halloween candy! It's good to be back on the boards...keeps me focused. Would love to make it to 199. SW 303 (Oct 25, 2012) sz 24 CW 222. Sz 14/16 F/52. 5'10" All time high wt 390 (2001) ugh
  15. Looks like nobody's around from Oct 2012 group! I haven't gone to any support groups, but am actually going to my first one tomorrow! i've gained 10lbs over the summer, and from here, still wish to lose 30 more. Need to buckle down!
  16. 5'10 52/F Sw 303....October 2012....size 24 CW 220...size 14/16 Goal : size 12! My high wt was in 2001@ 390, size 34. So in the big scheme of things I've come a long way. Trying to stay on track and drop 20 more lbs. it gets much harder as time goes by.
  17. LDallas

    Post op doubts

    Thank you for still posting and encouraging, Queen of Crop!! My VSG was Oct 2012, lost about 90 lbs. A little has crept back.
  18. LDallas

    loose skin after 50

    Tip for hiding flabby upper arms!! Buy short sleeved polo's and T-shirts in the men's dept. They are less expensive and the sleeves come down further. Double bonus!
  19. LDallas

    Where are the 50s ???

    Mitz...it's Jack Russell Terrier!
  20. LDallas

    Where are the 50s ???

    Mitz...i'm on my 5th JRT! Enjoy!
  21. Mary, all the best to you! I really think you'll be so happy with the results and subsequent lifestyle. For me, I can eat almost anything, but the Food Police are are always on patrol in my tummy, so no overeating. I'm amazed at how much food I used to eat. It's really helped me and no way I would be down all this wt and kept it off without my sleeve!
  22. LDallas

    Where are the 50s ???

    Best of luck! You'll be fine!
  23. LDallas

    Slow losers

    Curious if it's taken anyone over a year or two to reach goal?
  24. LDallas

    Gallbladder woes help!

    Had my GB out three weeks ago. It was fine before VSG surgery was done by WLS. vsg 10/25/12, sw 300, CW 215 f/52, 5'10"
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    Where are the 50s ???

    Mitz, I like isopure Dutch choc powder, its good alone or mix in some Click decaf! I still use Unjury too. I eat almost anything I want, but Labs go downhill if I get off shakes completely. And hair starts falling out again!! You look great, keep up the good work!
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