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About denisefavor

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    I am 45 years old and I live in MD
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    Health Educator
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Hello Forum

My name is Denise, I am 45 years old and I live in MD. I have just joined this forum to learn more about my gastric sleeve process and to get help and give help on this journey. I am almost in my 2 week post op and things are moving good but slow. I had a rough time after surgery because I was a high risk patient. What I mean by this is that I was diagnosed with systemic lupus over 14 years ago(which has been in remission, praise GOD) and I have a high risk for blood clots. I had to have a intravenous filter put in before my surgeon would touch me. After surgery I had terrible gas. It was so bad that the doctors were concerned so they ordered a upper GI and the gas was extremely normal but abnormal because of so much. I have been able to keep small liquids down but the calcium citrate liquid gave me diarrhea for 2 days. Still trying to find the chewable wafers. The main complaint I have right now is the soreness and terrible lower back pain. First I thought it was the hospital bed but now I beg to differ. I have my first post op appt on this Monday November 19th, so I will see where it goes. I am excited about the new process, but honestly the vitamins and diet regimen is extremely overwhelming. It's a lot to learn and sometimes I feel like I don't know what I am doing. Today is my last day of liquids thank GOD and tomorrow I start pureed food so we will see how it goes. As far as the surgery it went well and I had the best care at John Hopkins Bayview Medical Clinic. For all of you that have had this procedure I pray all goes well.



Height: 5 feet 1 inches
Starting Weight: 219 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 160 lbs
Goal Weight: 130 lbs
Weight Lost: 59 lbs
BMI: 30.2
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 07/23/2012
Surgery Date: 11/06/2012
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
denisefavor's Bariatric Surgeon
The Johns Hopkins Center For Bariatric Surgery
4940 Eastern Ave
A Building 3rd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland