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Boombalatty

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Boombalatty got a reaction from OKCPirate in Male Before and After Pictures   
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    Boombalatty got a reaction from Daisee68 in Procedure groupings   
    Thanks for your support Daisee68.
    I met with two surgeons here in Dallas, but I am going to Nashville, TN to have the surgeries, I think. I met with several surgeons in Nashville and it's going to be easier for me to have the surgery there and stay with family for the recovery. Also, the quotes from the Nashville surgeons were much less... almost on par with a quote I got Dr in Mexico (but without the aftercare)...
    I just worry about going to Mexico and the surgeon I spoke with back-pedalled on things he said previously when I asked extra questions. He also wasn't too confident about how many surgeries would be needed nor some special work I need done that others were confident about fixing. (And he is one that is well regarded on this board. ) I never heard back from my inquery into the BariatricPal associated surgeon's group after an initial 'We got your email' message.
    In Dallas, I met with Dr Ben Tittle and Dr Jeffrey Kenkel. They both seemed like very good doctors and we're referred by my sleeve surgeon, but Dr Tittle seemed in a hurry and I wanted someone to explain things to me better. Dr Tittle also wanted things broken into 3 surgeries - I think I prefer only going through two.
    I really liked Dr Jeffrey Kenkel a lot. However, he was very expensive - like 15k-20k more expensive for everything than the two I am considering in Nashville - although he did include 2 nights of aftercare. I'm not pinching pennies at the sake of my health, but that's quite a bit when the Nashville surgeons have bariatric experience and were referred by a bariatric group there.
    I did look at Dr Fisher's website and considered talking to him, but thought I'd go locally (where family could stay with me) or Nashville (where I could stay with family). I don't know about traveling to San Antonio...how long before you would want to be in a car long enough to drive (or fly) back to Dallas?
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    Boombalatty got a reaction from Daisee68 in Procedure groupings   
    Thanks for your support Daisee68.
    I met with two surgeons here in Dallas, but I am going to Nashville, TN to have the surgeries, I think. I met with several surgeons in Nashville and it's going to be easier for me to have the surgery there and stay with family for the recovery. Also, the quotes from the Nashville surgeons were much less... almost on par with a quote I got Dr in Mexico (but without the aftercare)...
    I just worry about going to Mexico and the surgeon I spoke with back-pedalled on things he said previously when I asked extra questions. He also wasn't too confident about how many surgeries would be needed nor some special work I need done that others were confident about fixing. (And he is one that is well regarded on this board. ) I never heard back from my inquery into the BariatricPal associated surgeon's group after an initial 'We got your email' message.
    In Dallas, I met with Dr Ben Tittle and Dr Jeffrey Kenkel. They both seemed like very good doctors and we're referred by my sleeve surgeon, but Dr Tittle seemed in a hurry and I wanted someone to explain things to me better. Dr Tittle also wanted things broken into 3 surgeries - I think I prefer only going through two.
    I really liked Dr Jeffrey Kenkel a lot. However, he was very expensive - like 15k-20k more expensive for everything than the two I am considering in Nashville - although he did include 2 nights of aftercare. I'm not pinching pennies at the sake of my health, but that's quite a bit when the Nashville surgeons have bariatric experience and were referred by a bariatric group there.
    I did look at Dr Fisher's website and considered talking to him, but thought I'd go locally (where family could stay with me) or Nashville (where I could stay with family). I don't know about traveling to San Antonio...how long before you would want to be in a car long enough to drive (or fly) back to Dallas?
    Sent from my SM-N900T using the BariatricPal App
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    Boombalatty got a reaction from dusky goddess in Cardio Machines At The Gym.   
    I find them boring, too. I even think with music, they're boring. I take a tablet and watch TV shows/movies (Amazon instant lets you download episodes to watch offline since my gym doesn't have WiFi) while doing my cardio and switch to music when lifting weights afterwards.
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    Boombalatty got a reaction from dusky goddess in Cardio Machines At The Gym.   
    I find them boring, too. I even think with music, they're boring. I take a tablet and watch TV shows/movies (Amazon instant lets you download episodes to watch offline since my gym doesn't have WiFi) while doing my cardio and switch to music when lifting weights afterwards.
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    Boombalatty got a reaction from BackSpin81 in Before And After Gastric Sleeve Surgery Photos   
    I dug up some old images of me in the past 2 years. The first is before I got seriously motivated about weight loss (10/2013). I was probably around 520lbs, maybe higher. (Highest ever recorded is 585.) Then, in late March 2014, diabetes made me realize that I had to do something about my lifestyle and weight. I started seriously trying to lose weight (again...other times I gained back plus some) and weight loss surgery. On 4/1/2014, I was 515lbs. Then, I had surgery on 9/15/2014 @ 415lbs. Yesterday was my 1 year surgiversary at 233lbs.

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    Boombalatty got a reaction from BLERDgirl in Massage   
    I had my first massage ever as a reward for reaching the 300lb mark (or was it at 315 to Celebrate losing 200...). I have had one every month since and love it. I actually have one scheduled tonight.
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    Boombalatty got a reaction from irishaggie in daily carbs limit   
    I wish I was given numbers for anything other than meal volume. I'm an engineer, so I like numbers, but my surgeon doesn't. His guidelines were 3 meals a day with size limits (4oz for 6 months, then 6oz, then 8-10oz after a year) and maybe a Protein snack or two, if needed (no guidelines to know, though).
    Protein first and at least half the meal should be protein. Then veggies, then fruit if there is room, then last carbs (which you won't have room for until maintenence).
    I basically adopted protein targets from others on this board and shoot for 80-100g per day. It means I do 3 meals, 2 protein Snacks per day and the bariatric staff seems fine with me doing that, but I don't bother telling them it's to hit my adopted protein goal.
    Oh, I did mean to mention that I personally hit about 50-100g of carbs per day, depending on how many Protein Bars I eat (some days it's 2 or even 3 on really crazy days). A good chunk of that is Fiber from Protein Bars, but there is also incidental carbs, occasional high Fiber low carb crackers/tortilla and carbs from chewable supplements.
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    Boombalatty got a reaction from OKCPirate in Male Before and After Pictures   
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    Boombalatty got a reaction from BackSpin81 in Before And After Gastric Sleeve Surgery Photos   
    I dug up some old images of me in the past 2 years. The first is before I got seriously motivated about weight loss (10/2013). I was probably around 520lbs, maybe higher. (Highest ever recorded is 585.) Then, in late March 2014, diabetes made me realize that I had to do something about my lifestyle and weight. I started seriously trying to lose weight (again...other times I gained back plus some) and weight loss surgery. On 4/1/2014, I was 515lbs. Then, I had surgery on 9/15/2014 @ 415lbs. Yesterday was my 1 year surgiversary at 233lbs.

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    Boombalatty got a reaction from Jim in Utah in Weight lost over time   
    @@Thucydides: Good luck with your upcoming surgery. It's been one of the best decisions I've made and I wish I had done it much sooner. I'm down to 225 now and just feel so much better. I'm hoping to get to 215 before the end of the year and sometime next year see if my insurance will help get rid of (some) of the extra skin.
    I had to fly to CA for a business trip a few weeks ago (first time in many years because of my size) and it was amazing to be 'normal' for the first time ever on a plane. I could fit in the seat, I didn't need a seatbelt extension and had lots of slack, I could even flip down the tray table and pull out my laptop/notebook and do work on the plane. It was amazing.
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    Boombalatty got a reaction from Jim in Utah in Weight lost over time   
    @@Thucydides: Good luck with your upcoming surgery. It's been one of the best decisions I've made and I wish I had done it much sooner. I'm down to 225 now and just feel so much better. I'm hoping to get to 215 before the end of the year and sometime next year see if my insurance will help get rid of (some) of the extra skin.
    I had to fly to CA for a business trip a few weeks ago (first time in many years because of my size) and it was amazing to be 'normal' for the first time ever on a plane. I could fit in the seat, I didn't need a seatbelt extension and had lots of slack, I could even flip down the tray table and pull out my laptop/notebook and do work on the plane. It was amazing.
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    Boombalatty got a reaction from Jim in Utah in Weight lost over time   
    @@Thucydides: Good luck with your upcoming surgery. It's been one of the best decisions I've made and I wish I had done it much sooner. I'm down to 225 now and just feel so much better. I'm hoping to get to 215 before the end of the year and sometime next year see if my insurance will help get rid of (some) of the extra skin.
    I had to fly to CA for a business trip a few weeks ago (first time in many years because of my size) and it was amazing to be 'normal' for the first time ever on a plane. I could fit in the seat, I didn't need a seatbelt extension and had lots of slack, I could even flip down the tray table and pull out my laptop/notebook and do work on the plane. It was amazing.
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    Boombalatty got a reaction from liannatx in Tortillas I miss you   
    La Tortilla makes a taco/fajita-sized tortilla with 50 calories (they have a bigger one with more calories). I think it has 5g Protein, 10g carbs, but 7g or so is Fiber. I've seen them at Kroger, Sprouts, or online at netrition.com
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