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Kiki2004

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. Hi Ya'll So....I am having surgery soon (the next 4-6 weeks) and am trying to get my ducks.... um, I mean my drugs, in a row I take many prescription meds and now I will also need to add the Vitamins and supplements after surgery. I was looking at chewable options but they all seem gross. So I was thinking of going the liquid route. Are there any brands you love? Any you hate? What are your secrets to life post-op, with the constant need to take these supplements? Thanks bunches! Have a blesses day!
  2. Kiki2004

    Introductions

    Hello everyone! I just wanted to pop in and introduce myself! If you care to know more about me or put a face to the name please go to my profile and click on "My Story" and "Gallery". I am excited (and terrified ) to be here. I hope we can help support each other on our journey towards greater health. I am a prayer so anytime you need some, let me know! As those who are super sized we have a certain set of challenges that we will experience, as we go through the process of weight loss surgery, regardless of which type we have. All together now, we CAN do this!
  3. two steps forward and on step back is not the end of the world...it's the cha-cha!

  4. Kiki2004

    Introductions

    Hi Rachel! Glad to "meet" you! Wow, 70 pounds down is nothing to sneeze at, but I agree, I am often overwhelmed thinking of how much I need to loose. All we can do is follow our post op plans and stay focused on the end goal. Even though my surgery is not until June I am hoping to keep getting encouragement here until I am wheeled into the operating room! Hang in there and keep your eyes on the prize, health and happiness!
  5. still trying to wrap my head around gastric bypass and not the sleeve....so much to learn and be aware of before i decide

    1. Rach8610

      Rach8610

      its a big choice....I know I made the right one, and you will too regardless of what you choose, you are working towards a better future!

  6. Ok, so my first appointment is Monday 11/3 and I am trying to get all my ducks in a row. I have seen other threads about this first visit but I have one question no one addressed.... Does the first visit include a physical examination? Because if I don't have to shave my legs, I'm not gonna! But seriously, what exactly does it include? I assume it is a meet and greet where you go over surgery options, go over medical history, etc. but is there any blood work done or a physical? I just like to know what to expect...even thought I am sure there are going to be a LOT of surprises in the months ahead, I am trying to be as prepared as I can be. Also, is there anything you had wished you had asked in the beginning that you didn't? Thanks in advance for your responses!
  7. Kiki2004

    Sleeve or Bypass?

    i was set on the sleeve but ultimately left it up to the dr since he is the expert...i had my meet and greet yesterday and he wants to do the by-pass....i have a significant amount of weight to loose and he thinks it will work better for me long term....plus he said the sleeve is still a new-ish procedure and they don't have enough data showing long term success rates...good luck with whatever you decide!
  8. Happy One Year Anniversary!

  9. Kiki2004

    First Appointment

    LOL @ well i didn't shave and it was fine there was no physical...just a meet and greet and a discussion about which surgery would be best for me...i was hoping for the sleeve but he wants to do the bypass and since he is the expert i will go with his choice...now i just have to wrap my head around that surgery and not the sleeve...and in other news @@Jonathan Blue you are a bit of a celebrity at dr k's office sandy kept telling me to read your story, told her i had already bookmarked it!
  10. still filling out paperwork for the surgeon....they want to know how much i weighed when i was 10...really, 10? i know i was fat then because that is when i was put on my first diet....but i have no clue how much i weighed!

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    2. GreenEyes604

      GreenEyes604

      They can't be serious @_@ What in the world difference does it make today how much you weighed when you were ten? Unbelievable!

    3. *****

      *****

      I guesstimated all of my answers to those

    4. Rach8610

      Rach8610

      i know that paperwork is crazy town!!! the psyche eval is even crazier!!!

  11. Ok, so my first appointment is Monday 11/3 and I am trying to get all my ducks in a row. I have seen other threads about this first visit but I have one question no one addressed.... Does the first visit include a physical examination? Because if I don't have to shave my legs, I'm not gonna! But seriously, what exactly does it include? I assume it is a meet and greet where you go over surgery options, go over medical history, etc. but is there any blood work done or a physical? I just like to know what to expect...even thought I am sure there are going to be a LOT of surprises in the months ahead, I am trying to be as prepared as I can be. Also, is there anything you had wished you had asked in the beginning that you didn't? Thanks in advance for your responses! (I am posting in 2 forums so my apologies if you have already seen this!)
  12. first appt w/ the surgeon is on monday....sooooo much paper work to fill out before then!

  13. Whew! I sure am glad you're an idiot! If not I would be screwed cuz my BMI is higher than yours! I have my initial appointment with the surgeon on Monday so I am interested to hear how much he will want me to loose. And just like anything worth doing, I think you need to be "all in" or you will not get the desired results...so I will do what they say, when they say and how they say....I may not like it, but I'm gonna do it!
  14. there are some seriously passive aggressive people posting on some of these boards....seriously, grow the hell up and if you can't say anything nice (kind, helpful, encouraging, etc.) don't say anything at all!

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    2. TEXASLADY52

      TEXASLADY52

      I agree.... I try to tell myself that they just have a strong opinionated personality....and they don't really mean it the way it comes across.

    3. Kiki2004

      Kiki2004

      i am snarky and have very strong opinions but if what i want to say is not going to benefit anyone i will just keep my mouth shut...or bitch about it to my husband....poor guy! lol

    4. Rach8610

      Rach8610

      there is nothing worse then kicking a person when they are down...that is NOT what support is all about...yes you dont want to condone actions that are not favorable, but seriously people in glass houses are NOT supposed to throw stones!!! lol

  15. sharon osbourne actually had gastric bybass back in 1987...gained it back, then was banded in 1999 and that was removed in 2006....
  16. so many of my meds give me dry mouth so i am drinking water ALL DAY LONG...and i consume 60-80 oz of water a day....i can't imagine not being able to drink like i do now after surgery

    1. Chelly

      Chelly

      You will after surgery be able to build up to that again without a problem.

      You need to consume that much water on a daily basis after surgery.

      You also will probably decrease your meds as you progress on your path to healthier and smaller you.

      Don't worry about it everything will fall into place.

    2. Kiki2004
  17. Kiki2004

    OVER 300 lbs

    well i think i have the highest of the females....not that it's a competition...I WIN! just kidding....it is kind of hard to imagine that my goal weight is some people's starting weight the last time i weighed 300 i was 23 years old...20 years later and 150 pounds heavier and in dire need of knee replacement and back surgery...but not until i drop some pounds. anyway, you are not alone...we are all here to lift each other up and be that voice in the wilderness when you just can't see yourself getting to where you need/want to be.... hang in there everyone and yeah us for moving towards a healthier us!
  18. Kiki2004

    Who Are You?

    i'm sorry i just saw this if you click my little picture (avatar), above my name, that will take you to my profile...there you can click the link that says my story on the left side of the page...hope that helps
  19. made my appt w/ the surgeon today...11/3/2014...if all goes well and as planned i will get surgery in may and hopefully knee replacement in november

    1. BeagleLover

      BeagleLover

      Congratulations!

  20. Kiki2004

    precious baby boy

    sweet baby <3
  21. Kiki2004

    new hair cut

    you're so pretty
  22. Kiki2004

    Who Are You?

    anyone wants to know me go to my page and click on my story...glad to be here and hoping to be a support to those who need it and hoping to be supported when my time comes
  23. Kiki2004

    Who Are You?

    @@BeccaR sending you virtual hugs...we share some things in common and the strength we have had to to endure what we have will be the same strength we need now to take this journey...prayers that everything goes perfectly for you and your life will be filled with grace and beauty
  24. Kiki2004

    Who Are You?

    @@Tiffleigh if you click my avatar and go to my profile and click "my story" you will see we have something in common i will pray your journey is textbook and you get relief from your pain
  25. the irony is not lost on me that i am about to eat a slice of cold pizza while reviewing my paperwork from the insurance co for my wls

    1. Mike4132

      Mike4132

      Don't feel bad, you aren't alone and I ate way more than a slice..........after I received my approval letter.

    2. Kiki2004

      Kiki2004

      yeah, i am sure this is not my last slice of pizza...cold or otherwise :)

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