Jump to content
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!


LAP-BAND Patients
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by CNTWT2BMINIME

  1. It's completely normal to be nervous. I had a couple rough days in the hospital with gas pains and nausea but because of all my reading and research prior to surgery I knew it was a possibilty so I knew it would pass fairly quickly. I can say at seven weeks out I am so glad I went through with it. I'm feeling healthier, more energetic and looking forward to getting off all my medications. YOU are the only person who can decide if it's the right choice for you. For me....I would do it all over again! Prayers to you and everyone else being sleeved tomorrow.


  3. I asked my surgeon that very question a couple weeks after my surgery. He said the stomach is healed in 2-3 weeks.

    Anyone Have Similar Numbers

    46 Years Old. 238 starting weight; two co-morbidities (PCOS & High BP). I had to lose 20 lbs before surgery and use a cpap for two months before surgery. My insurance paid for it except for $1,000 co-pay.

    No More Meds! (Doin The Happy Dance)


    Whats That Tube?

    I didn't have drain tubes either. I asked my surgeon why some people do and some don't he said it is completely the surgeon's choice.

    August Sleevers?! Where Ya's At?

    WOW....that's the first time I've heard 1200 calories! My eating plan says 700-900 calories per day with a minimum of 60 grams of protein per day. I have gotten in 1,000 calories about three times and 1,200 one time but I would NEVER be able to get to that calorie count without my protein shake each morning. Best to you on your journey!

    Any Bay Area California Sleevers?

    Best to you as you approach surgery day. It is totally worth it!!! ...six weeks out for me. :-)

    The Stuff They Don't Tell You

    Thankfully I didn't have that problem. However, you will find that your body changes daily so hopefully it will resolve itself quickly.
  10. I had my introductory class the end of April 2012 and had my surgery the end of August 2012. I had to lose 20 lbs and was diagnosed with sleep apnea in the process so had to use my cpap for minimum of two months before my surgery. It all seemed to go very quickly...and I used the time for self discovery and habit changes. The more you do and stick to new habits before the surgery the more successful you will be after the surgery.

    Fab 40's shout out

    Congratulations! So glad you are doing well. I love being sleeved too!

    August Sleevers?! Where Ya's At?

    Congrats! Keep up the terrific work.

    August Sleevers?! Where Ya's At?

    Congratulations! That's fantastic.
  14. Completely normal to hit a stall between weeks two and three. I was a "week three staller" myself. Patience is the KEY!!!! Try not to weigh yourself for at least a week. You WILL start losing again!!

    How Many Insisions ?

    I have four small incisions, less than a half inch long and one incision that is about an inch and a half long.....so five total. I already had four hysterectomy scars and he was only able to "re-use" one of those.

    I'm Waiting For My New Body

    It's an exciting journey! And the surgery is here and done before you know it. Best to you on your journey.
  17. I didn't eat any baby food....I found plenty of other choices.
  18. There was one sleever on here that recommended waiting a minimum of one year after hitting goal, before deciding on surgery. She said her skin continued to change up to one year after hitting goal. She said she would have had alot more cosmetic surgery done right after hitting goal compared to what she was contemplating after one year. I decided I'll wait....it will save me money if I only have to get one procedure instead of two or three.


    I'm four weeks out and still don't have much desire to eat. In fact, I think I've only had one craving .....and it passed quickly. I still have to remind myself to eat most of the time. Even if you do decide to eat you'll just have a few bites and you'll be done. Love my sleeve! :-)

    Does Kaiser Require Pre-Op Diet?

    I had my surgery at Kaiser South San Francisco and my surgeon required me to lose 20 pounds before he would schedule a date. I didn't have to do a liquid diet but they did give me a pre-op diet plan. It may seem like the process takes a long time but it's over before you know it! Best to you.

    Any Bay Area California Sleevers?

    All the best to you next week!



    Two New "cupcakes"

    I can't wait to try these. They both sound yummy!

    Brazillian Chicken

    This sound fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing.

PatchAid Vitamin Patches