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ortega07

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    ortega07 got a reaction from Success2013 in 7 week update   
    DOS 12/26
    Start weight 239
    7 weeks later 203, down 36 lbs
    And my wedding ring fits again, and it's not tight!!!!
    My goal is to get into the 100's by 2/22/13
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    ortega07 got a reaction from Success2013 in 7 week update   
    DOS 12/26
    Start weight 239
    7 weeks later 203, down 36 lbs
    And my wedding ring fits again, and it's not tight!!!!
    My goal is to get into the 100's by 2/22/13
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    ortega07 got a reaction from Skinnypie in A $2,000 Bill in the mail   
    All resolved! It was resubmitted n approved! Thx everyone!!!!
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    ortega07 got a reaction from Skinnypie in A $2,000 Bill in the mail   
    All resolved! It was resubmitted n approved! Thx everyone!!!!
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    ortega07 got a reaction from ISleevedIt in A $2,000 Bill in the mail   
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    ortega07 got a reaction from annabelle in A $2,000 Bill in the mail   
    Received a letter in the mail for $2,000 for anesthesia. This was all supposed to be covered with my insurance! Of course I get home and my doctor and the anesthesia office is closed. It said myself and or my doc didn't get prior approval for anesthesia. Really? I'm sure I signed my first born over with all of those forms I signed at 7am IV and all on top of my nerves! I really hope I don't have to pay this crap! Sorry lol
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    ortega07 reacted to MsFab1988 in From 288lbs to 195lbs! 93 pounds Gone *Pic inside*   
    I had the lapband in 2009. Starting weight was 288, lost 60 pounds then gained almost all back. Got the LapBand revised to the Gastric Sleeve in June 2010. Starting weight was 279 now I'm 195! So to sum it up, I'm 7 months post op and I'm down 84 pounds since then, but down 93 pounds overall. Patience is key...Up your Protein, and strength training/cardio. I feel sexier now, love shopping and feeling/looking young like I should!...Forever blessed! Good luck to you all!
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    ortega07 got a reaction from busymomof4inTX in 1 month PO   
    1 month PO, I'm down 26 lbs!!!
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    ortega07 got a reaction from busymomof4inTX in 1 month PO   
    1 month PO, I'm down 26 lbs!!!
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    ortega07 reacted to MOMW in 1 month PO   
    Great job. Keep it up.
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    ortega07 reacted to Richard Foor in 1 month PO   
    Keep up the good work.
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    ortega07 got a reaction from drjfee in Tummy Tuck Scar   
    I had a section in 2006, Tummy Tuck in 2008, while I made the mistake of getting the surgery prior to getting rid of all of my excess weight, it did help me in the gym bc I worked out better w/o having to look down and see that pouch of skin. However, my main piece of advice is to make sure you have a great doctor! Mine had to revise twice in his office and it still looks terrible, never flat! I went for a second opinion for revision and the doctor agreed if he did that surgery he would have been disappointed and fixed it the right way. So all in all get a good doc! Don't assume a nice doctor is a good doctor!
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    ortega07 got a reaction from KatieOkieDokie in 3 wk update   
    3 weeks post op and I'm down 24 lbs!!!
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    ortega07 got a reaction from Stanley Brundidge Jr. in 2 week liquid diet killing me help.   
    Stanley I can't tell you how I craved food on TV. Food I never even wanted before, but I got through it like most of us do! Stay focused and positive and use the forum to rant rave or even cry to us! We've been there done or doing that, not to mention your helping out someone else who is about to go through this! Your stronger and braver than you know!!!
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    ortega07 reacted to SerendipityHappens in im beginning to think sleeve surgery is a scam   
    I am sooooo confused. Lost 26 pounds in less than a month and not happy....exactly what were you expecting? Did your doctor promise you you'd wake up from surgery looking like Kate Moss?
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    ortega07 got a reaction from Stanley Brundidge Jr. in 2 week liquid diet killing me help.   
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    ortega07 reacted to selbradey in Nov Sleevers... What's Your Status?   
    Doc and nut told me the same, increase calories (healthy ones)
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    ortega07 reacted to Beckyyb93 in Itchy Incisions..   
    It doesn't look like I have any glue left but it's possible that I had an allergic reaction to it. I have extremely sensitive skin. I took a Benedryl earlier just to see if it'd help and it helped a LOT.
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    ortega07 reacted to CowgirlJane in My beautiful hair--finally broke down and cried today. :(   
    My hair is my pride and joy so I too was horrified to watch it come out by the fistful. A year post op and I get more complimwnts then ever so remember it is temporary. I feel your sadness though, I really do.
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    ortega07 reacted to Tekara3927 in My beautiful hair--finally broke down and cried today. :(   
    I had surgery 9/7 and am in the same boat. It's horrifying. I cry when I brush my hair. I'm getting all my Protein, I'm taking Biotin, I don't know what to do. I've never seen so much hair come off someone in my life. I did cut my hair to my shoulders, about 7 inches off..... Still noticeable. I have to wear my hair up 24/7. I'm so upset. But I'm thrilled to be 80 lbs lighter. And to be honest I've never seen a WLS patient go bald, so I think although its sad, there are ways to make it look okay. Best wishes, I know for me it's easier to stay positive, but I do have my moments! Good luck! Chin up!
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    ortega07 reacted to mrs sandy r in plz post before and after pics ! :)   
    I posted this pic up the other day, so some of you may have seen already , but I will share on this post
    Day of surgery - 209lbs 9/26/12
    Me, recent pic - current weight - 155 lbs, same clothes I wore day of surgery , t-shirt is loose, sweats fit the way there suppose to, not skin tight , lol.


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    ortega07 reacted to Richard Foor in Full liquids   
    You won't get the full feeling until you start eating food. You should get some slight full feeling with soft food and then you will get the true full feeling when you get to full foods. Good Luck
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    ortega07 got a reaction from JerseyGirl68 in Itchy incisions   
    Figured it out, my itchy incisions derive from the adhesive from the steri strips. WHICH I AM ALLERGIC TO!
    Otherwise, went for my first post op follow up, down 8 lbs in a week! Good start right?
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    ortega07 reacted to DaveVanCamp1999 in One Week Post-Op   
    31 pounds!!!
    Woohoo!
    Obviously, I am very happy. I'll keep you updated.
    Dave

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