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RCN

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Just did all my final lab requirements before my surgery on Oct 11th.... Including the nicotine urine test. I smoked on August 24th ALOT... then took two puffs on September 14th... Arrrrgh...and did the test today. Am I being over-paranoid? I hope I don't test dirty for the nicotine. How long do you think the two puffs will stay in my system?????
  2. Hello!!! ! Im super new here and I am so glad I found this site. I was just referred by my PCP last week to start the Kaiser OPTIONS Program in So Cal. I have already received their packet in the mail that gives information about the different bariatric surgeries they offer. I'm really excited, but nervous because I've barley hit the 40 BMI mark. Besides those few symptoms my recent labs showed that I am very healthy with no diabetes, high cholesterol, or any other obesity related diseases. Have any of you went through Kaiser's Options and are in the process of getting a referral to actual surgery with a lower BMI (39-45)???
  3. I'm 5 days post op and I'm already having lots of hair loss :'(
  4. Day 1 post op in the car coming home from the hospital I popped a piece of gum in my mouth to freshen up my breath before I got home and accidentally swallowed it. No more gum for me...
  5. Just checking in with you all and wanted to say hello... I'm 4 days post op and at times I feel like a hot mess lol I've been on my pain meds lol and sleeping all day. Gonna try to ween myself off the meds in the next few days... But I am doing better, I'm still just very sore around my incisions. It hurts when I try to sit down or get up from bed or the couch. My protein intake wasn't too good the 1st & 2nd day post op because I didn't follow my nutritionists schedule but yesterday & today I'm right on track. Can't wait until tomorrow where I can move on to full liquids instead of just clear. I'm just taking it day by day trying to get better & start seeing some damn results!!
  6. Hello! Im super new here and I am so glad I found this site. I was just referred by my PCP last week to start the Kaiser OPTIONS Program in Panorama City. I have already received their packet in the mail that gives information about the different bariatric surgeries they offer. I'm really excited, but nervous because I've barley hit the 40 BMI mark. I have been yo yo dieting for the last 4 years after giving birth to my 3rd child. I have not been able to get my weight under 215 pounds in these last 4 years (instead going up and up in weight then back down to 215) and I have tried it all! From regular diet and exercise, vegetarian for a year and a half, diet pills, and diet programs such as Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem and Adkins....nothing seem to help. I now find it harder to exercise: I loose my breath really quick now and am having back (sciatica) pain as well as knee pains ;( Besides those few symptoms my recent labs showed that I am very healthy with no diabetes, high cholesterol, or any other obesity related diseases. I can't wait to start this journey and learn as much as I can through the Options program.... also, so I can live healthier and hopefully help prevent my children from a life of obesity. Have any of you went through Kaiser's Options and are in the process of getting a referral to actual surgery with a lower BMI (39-45)???
  7. Anybody else living in So. Cal getting sleeved in OCTOBER????????? October 11th West Los Angeles Kaiser =)
  8. Ahhh this is what I'm afraid of! I'm a low BMI'r and only have about 100 pounds to loose as well.... but that's awesome that you've met your goal in only 6months! How is your skin? (sorry, I'm very curious... my surgery date is next friday 10/11)
  9. I love baby food! When I would feed my kids as baby's one spoon went for the baby one spoon for mommy!
  10. Didn't think about baby food! Great idea!!!
  11. All I told my job was that I have a surgery coming up and that I'll proved a doctors off work note soon.
  12. I'm good! Scheduled with Dr Kim WLA on October 11th!
  13. Los Angeles !!! Whoo hoo, can wait!
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