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  1. jillian01

    5 Confessions (Join In)

    1. I confess that I have not told anyone about my choice to get sleeved besides my kids and my fiancé. 2. I confess that my biggest 2 fears are the pain after the surgery and I won't be able to give up Pepsi ( I know it's been a stable in my family as long as I can remember. 3. I started my 6 months of supervised dieting yesterday and I'm headed to red lobster as we speak. 4. I think about the surgery every day. The reason I joined this forum. 5. I have considered self pay to avoid the 6 months of weigh ins! But I'm afraid to go to another country and that's the only way I could afford it. P.s this is by far the best post ever! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  2. jillian01

    Marriage Issues Already!?

    This most be an epidemic!!!! My fiancé is acting the same way. I have tried my best to include him in my choice to get sleeved. He has said things like you can do this in your own, just go to the gym, really? I can't even talk to him about it anymore. I decided I would write all of my appointments on my calendar so if he want to go an be supportive he can if not then I will have to go alone. When I do try to talk to him about it he keeps saying stuff like you can't be skinny! Buying junk food and soda seem like some type of evil way to get me to fall off the wagon so to speak. I hope things work out for myself and all of you guys! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  3. jillian01

    Anyone From New York?

    I'm from Brooklyn NY, getting my sleeve at Mount Sinai hospital by DR Herron. The entire team has been great. I'm only one month in for my six month supervised diet but I have nothing by great things to say so far. All my appointment are set up and things are rolling faster than I expected. Going for my upper GI next week. Wishing you all the best of luck! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  4. jillian01

    I'm Sleeved!

    Congrats!!! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  5. jillian01

    African American Sleevers

    I am super nervous about the recovery! I just started my journey and won't get sleeved until may 2013( hopefully) but the recovery has been on my mind since I first started researching the gastric sleeve back in June of this year. Sent from my iPhone using VST
  6. jillian01

    Quitting Smoking..

    I'm also facing the same issues. I promised myself I would be done by 12/1/2012. I'm also interested in any advise! Thanks for posting this. Sent from my iPhone using VST
  7. I have not set a target size but look forward to being 150. My current weight is 250 and I wear a size 18-20. I'm bottom heavy so I have no idea how my body will look as the weight starts to fall off! Looking forward to not shipping in the plus size department! Looking forward to not ordering my boots off line so they fit over my calfs and most of all looking forward to being healthy!! Sent from my iPhone using VST
  8. You are more than welcome!!! I wish you the best of luck! Keep us Sent from my iPhone using VST
  9. I have a similar situation! I work for a food company and there is always sweets, and food around. I have decided not to tell my co-workers or my employees! I don't like the feeling of everyone looking at me whenever food enters the office. A co worker of mine had lap band surgery not to long ago and people often ask "can he eat that" really? I'm taking medical leave and that's all thy need to know. I have started dieting (again) so my weight lost over the next few months while I'm on the supervised diet should ease the transition. I wish you luck and remember you have to do what's best for you!
  10. Hi Cookie monster, I didn't get my surgery there but did go for a consult there and was not happy with the practice. The dr was to willing to do the surgery.... I know sounds weird but he didn't talk about anything in my past . He was only interested in what surgery I wanted also they didn't give me much guidance just a "to do list" so I switched my doc and decided that the travel to the city was well worth it and mt Sinai is where I will be getting my surgery hopefully, sometime in may! I felt at home from the very beginning. Saw my surgeon and my nut on the same day. A referral for my psychological evaluation (cheaper than Brooklyn) and the nurse practitioner was great as well P.S Brooklyn charged me a $45 co pay mt Sinai $0...... I just wanted to share my experience!!!! Good luck on your journey!!!
  11. My story is very similar, I have been thinking about the lap band since 2008 After the birth of my daughter. Finally this year I said no more excused for me and begin my journey to a new healthy me. My first consult was with a doc of was not comfortable with, he was letting y make this choice for the lap band didn't give me much information the. At the end of the appointment he states oh you do have a third option the gastric sleeve. The one good thing he did for me was his advise to do some researching so I came home and goggled my little fingers away. I ended up switching my doc but my up my mind that the sleeve will be the best choice for me. I attended a information seminar early this month and that sealed the deal for me. I learned then the lap band is being done less and less these days and removal Is on a steady increase. I had my first consult with my Nut today and the consult with my doc who is great. I guess the 45 dollar co pay and month I waited to see the first doc was will worth the visit. Hopefully I will get sleeved by may 2013! Good luck to you!
  12. I have a consult with a surgeon a few weeks back and I didn't like the fact he kept saying you can do whatever you wanted to do. Now do t get me wrong he was very informative and answered all my questions. Adding the fact that my first appointment was a waist of time and money $45 co-pay. He didn't really do anything other then tell me what I had to do and sent me in my marry way. My current surgeon first made me go to a information seminar which was free then I have a consult with him on Friday. During the seminar I asked if I could pick what I wanted and his answer was..... He has to speak to you one on one and find what best suites my needs. Knowing that he takes the time to make sure im making the right life altering choice make me feel so much better. It sucks that I wasted 2 months waiting for the other appointment and finding a new surgeon but at the end I the day my life is going to be in someone else's hands and being comfortable should be step one to this long process.
  13. jillian01

    The Beginning Of My Journey

    You are absolutely correct. If my health was not a concern I don't think the surgery would be an option. I'm pre diabetic accompanied by back and knee pain. Food has always Been my vice as I got older and my weight started to increase I didn't think It was that big if a deal. When I look at my family most of them look just like me. This is what I was used to. Until my 4 yeast old started to ask me if I was pregnant. That was the most hurtful thing ever. Worst than not being able to walk up the subway stairs without worrying about passing out, worst then listening to my family doctor tell me year after year you have to do something about your weight. The surgery is a tool. A tool to set us up for success for a healthy comfortable life......best wishes Jill
  14. jillian01

    Just The Begining.......

    Thank you Tamara I appreciate the support!!!
  15. Soooo, Today officially started what i like to call my road to recovery. Today I attended the information seminar at Mt Sinai hospital in NYC. This feels like the best thing I have done for myself in a long time.