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  1. shellyd88

    Protein and water

    What your feeling is normal everything is swollen and it takes time to get back to what normal will be discuss with your dr what you should be eating and extreme amounts of weight loss to prevent issues from coming up it's been my experience that they usually have you on liquids for a period of time and work way up to thicker liquids mushy foods then ease into solids over time pls see your dr or nurse for instructions
  2. shellyd88

    Judgemental comments

    Hi one thing I advise you to do is stop caring what everyone else thinks or how they feel this is your life and your decision you must live with the effects of being heavy not them and if it was that simple that u didn't try hard enough it's ridiculous those that haven't had this problem cannot understand it you do what you need to do not what others think or feel you should do I will say one thing though this is a tool not a miracle it will help you lose weight you will still need to decide to eat right excercise etc in order to maintain the loss but pls make your own decision don't let others decide for you how you live your life
  3. shellyd88

    No support

    Nobody has the right to be "mad" over your decision .... the dr "wanting " you to have the bypass versus a sleeve... keep one thing in mind this is YOUR choice and YOUR decision it's YOUR body and YOUR life .... make your own decision don't allow others to decide how YOUR life should be
  4. shellyd88

    No support from husband

    There will be an adjustment period and it will take time to get back to a normal meal which will be smaller for you in time you can get to go out for dinner how silly to think you can't do that you will still need to eat the difference is you will bring part of it home you dont need his approval it's your life and your body just keep that in mind I'm over 2 years out gastric sleeve I eat anything I want to eat at home or at a restaurant etc
  5. If you go to an endocrinologist a gyno or a cardiologist or a pulmonary they usually will give the clearance for surgery in most cases they are considered a primary care dr talk to any or all see if you can get it that way
  6. shellyd88

    Insurance Approval

    It means pending... in other words they are reviewing and deciding it hasn't been approved or denied as of yet
  7. shellyd88

    Question/ help

    If you see a gyno a cardiologist or a pulmonary dr regularly any of those are considered primary drs they can do it don't let that dr stop you they don't have to believe in it it's your life not theirs
  8. shellyd88


    As far as I know it's required by any program or surgeon as well as other tests chest X-rays blood work egd pregnancy test etc and sometimes a sleep study and if u have any other health issues there may be more they need to know if you have any issues so they can prevent problems during surgery and recovery I have afib which I had for years before the surgery it wasn't an issue
  9. shellyd88

    Denied and Depressed

    Don't give up get your policy out read it very well if you have copy's of all your compliance requirements such as diet weigh ins etc pre op testing etc have those ready too call the insurance company ask for a decision in writing as why you were denied they should send one anyways but if you haven't gotten one ask for it drs offices can say they sent all info but at times do not so see if it's just missing or incomplete paper work and again read the policy see what the appeal process is and get started on it typically the drs office should appeal it for you at least once don't just accept it insurance company's often deny they want you to give up and go away then they don't pay out for and expensive procedure oh and if they ask you to submit any more paper work do not ever give up the only copy of anything always keep copy's for yourself and send it registered mail so they have to sign for them and you get a receipt in the mail so they can't say they never got it and always ask for the persons name with you are speaking
  10. You keep going on the path you chose it's your decision your body your life everyone else doesn't get a vote remember that you must deal with it not them and all the crap that comes with being very heavy this is a tool that will help you loose weight it's not a magic wand you can gain weight back and what I always tell ppl who say it's the easy way out... have it done deal with all that comes with it and we can re visit this topic and you can tell me what u think is so easy about it just remember ppl who do not have this problem cannot really understand it and it's not our job to make them comfortable with our decisions for our lives and our body's and we don't need their approval or permission best of luck
  11. shellyd88


    Hey hi it's normal to be scared of what's unknown it's really not as bad as we are sometimes told by those trying to discourage us from this decision it really wasn't very painful you will be nauseas but they give you meds for that I could do almost anything after a few days listen to your drs orders and try not to let the negative attitudes and opinions of some scare you out of doing what you feel is right for you it's your decision not anyone's else's
  12. I can sympathize I keep getting asked over and over again despite how many times I've explained it ( by the same ppl) I had a sleeve if my stomach will grow back or if it can be adjusted i think wtf? I just stopped explaining I just get this look of confusion if I'm asked and I change the subject or walk away I just cannot explain it anymore to ppl who just don't want to understand
  13. There's a great solution do not tell ppl that act this way ppl that don't have the weight problem cannot understand if it was simple as just stop eating and go to the gym there wouldn't be a need for bariatric surgery it's the same as drug or alcohol addiction just stop drinking and taking drugs we gee that's so easy why do we have rehab then? I know it sucks but sometimes you just can't confide in ppl you must be your own cheerleader remember it's only your opinion that matters they aren't living in your body or with whatever issues you may have because if it they don't have to live with it you do don't listen to the opinions of ppl who cannot possibly understand the issue
  14. I think if you have thought about this or so long you must think it's worth the very small risk of complications there are no guarantees in life except as they say death and taxes... I'm 48 I had a sleeve in February 2015 I started at 462 it's barely painful I took no pain meds after the 2 nd day I was nauseas nearly everyone is they will give u meds for that I went home I had no help and I was fine extremely tired for a couple weeks but no major problems it's a process that takes getting used to im not going to lie but I have no regrets I lost 180 lbs have more to lose but that's on me to work on this is not a magic solution it will help you loose weight it will however as always be up to you to eat right if u eat like you did to get heavy u get there again best of luck it's no one else's decision but yours
  15. shellyd88

    My gastric sleeve has been a total failure!

    If you can eat junk without throwing it up then u can eat regular food u should be eating perhaps there's a psychological reason behind the nausea ? Maybe a therapist wouldn't be a bad idea at least try it see if it helps