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kc82

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About kc82

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 09/17/1982

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  • Website URL
    http://www.facebook.com/karicontreras1982

About Me

  • Biography
    Always been a chubby kid who happened to turn into a fat adult who liked food too much.
  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Walking, Bicycling, Movies, Traveling
  • Occupation
    Advertising / Marketing
  • City
    Ecorse
  • State
    Michigan
  • Zip Code
    48229
  1. kc82

    Who Is Your Surgeon?

    I was also refered to HF detroit, not that particular doc though. Did you have any problems? , swallowing, acid reflex?? Any info woyld be,appreciated Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App Hi shelbys mom - I have had no problems at nearing 3 years post-op. No regrets either. Never an issue with swallowing and since I had surgery, I have no longer experienced acid reflux (which I had pretty bad prior). I am currently 8 months pregnant and still to this day have had NO heartburn. Up until I became pregnant, I had no issues maintaining my weight loss. Now I am gaining for the baby, but mine has been totally within normal range and I am confident I will be able to lose it once baby arrives. Any further questions, don't hesitate to reach out! Always happy to discuss VSG! Thank you. This is all good to hear. Dr carlin was one doc thar was reffered to me, also dr. GAWNAU. Have u heard of him? I,think he is dr. Carlins partner, not sure. Im 57 and a bit scared, my bmi is 34, which mt ibsurance say 35 and up. However I have high BP, the beginnings od arthritis in my knees. So no regrets??? Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App Yes, Dr. Genaw is another surgeon who works alongside Dr. Carlin, and from my understanding, he and Dr. Carlin are both very equal and competent when it comes to performing this surgery. I chose Dr. Carlin just by chance, so I cannot speak on Dr. Genaw's personality. I just know that Dr. Carlin had excellent bedside manner and he was very encouraging throughout the entire process. So I would imagine Dr. Genaw would be similar. My starting weight was 311 lbs and I got down to 165 lbs which I easily maintained for 2.5 years. I'm hoping once I have my baby I can get back to that weight. But being three years post-op, my stomach is still pretty tight and I can only eat small portions of food; so this tells me that Dr. Carlin performed the surgery very well! But as I tell everyone, this surgery is no easy way out. People do have complications (albeit rare), and not everyone sees awesome results. I feel like my success was a result of me researching for almost a year, understanding what was expected of me, and also a result of having such a great surgeon. I knew that I still had to put in the work in order for this procedure to be a success. I personally know people who have had this surgery and thought they would just lose weight and they could continue to eat the foods they ate prior. Sadly, these people have regained quite a bit, if not all of their weight back and are very unhappy. No matter what your age, you have to go into this with an open mind and be willing to change everything about your lifestyle; the way you eat and the way you live. Do you have a surgery date yet? Or are you still waiting on insurance approval?
  2. kc82

    Who Is Your Surgeon?

    I was also refered to HF detroit, not that particular doc though. Did you have any problems? , swallowing, acid reflex?? Any info woyld be,appreciated Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App Hi shelbys mom - I have had no problems at nearing 3 years post-op. No regrets either. Never an issue with swallowing and since I had surgery, I have no longer experienced acid reflux (which I had pretty bad prior). I am currently 8 months pregnant and still to this day have had NO heartburn. Up until I became pregnant, I had no issues maintaining my weight loss. Now I am gaining for the baby, but mine has been totally within normal range and I am confident I will be able to lose it once baby arrives. Any further questions, don't hesitate to reach out! Always happy to discuss VSG!
  3. kc82

    Michigan Sleevers

    Hi there - I'm from the Downriver Area (Wyandotte). Had my VSG on 5/28/13 so 3 1/2 months post-op. I'm down 52 lbs since surgery, for a total of 86 lbs since starting this journey. I had my surgery performed at Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit with Dr. Arthur Carlin. Awesome experience all around and have never regretted a thing!
  4. kc82

    Who Is Your Surgeon?

    New to the group so thought I'd post. Surgery on May 28th, 2013 with Dr. Arthur Carlin at Henry Ford Detroit. SO happy with choice in surgeon!
  5. Hi there! S.E. Michigan here. Was just sleeved on May 28th, 2013.
  6. Anyone who would like to add me, my username is: kc82
  7. kc82

    6dpo

    6dpo I was drinking Protein shakes, and eating Popsicles, Jell-O, Yogurt, and Cream of Wheat. Sent from my iPhone using VST
  8. kc82

    BMs

    Definitely start taking some Miralax or something similar. I waited and eventually eded up with a bowel obstruction (paralytic illeus) and it was SO painful. I could have avoided it had I taken something earlier. I had to be admitted to the hospital a week after surgery. Sent from my iPhone using VST
  9. Awesome!! Getting so close!!
  10. I'll be sleeved on May 28th! (Woot!) Anyone else have the same day?
  11. Last week I had a dream that I just had my surgery (which isn't scheduled until May 28th). In my dream, I dreamt that I had just gotten home from the hospital and "forgot" that I had surgery, therefore eating a TON of food. Afterward I thought, oh no! What did I do??? When I woke up, I was like, wow! Guess I really need to start being more aware of my eating patterns!
  12. kc82

    just got the call....

    Congrats!!! It'll be here before you know it! I'm May 28th!
  13. kc82

    May 2013 Sleevers!

    caitiebug - my ultimate goal (if I had my way) would be 140 lbs - but I think my realistic goal is 175 (even though I'd still be categorized as overweight).
  14. kc82

    May 2013 Sleevers!

    Hi there! I'm scheduled for May 28th! Highest Weight = 320 lbs Starting Weight = 311 lbs Current Weight = 287 lbs
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