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  1. nikkiperezcassar

    I can't believe this is me! (Boudoir pics)

    This is so awesome! I can't wait to do the same someday.
  2. nikkiperezcassar

    Water hurts!

    I'm happy to know it wasn't just me, I'm a couple weeks out now and doing so much better with water! No pain, just struggling getting it all in throughout the day.
  3. nikkiperezcassar

    Instagram WLS accounts!

    Hey everyone! I'm Nikkisvsgjourney I'll follow each of you too!
  4. nikkiperezcassar

    5 days Post op

    I was also sleeved on the 7th, I was given a injection to prevent blood clots before my surgery and the next day but they didn't send anything home with me.
  5. Hey there, I got sleeved for the same reason. My surgery was just Monday but my surgeon agreed WLS was the best option to cure my insulin resistance that came with my PCOS. My surgeon did recommend waiting 2 years to start trying however I changed to a GYNO that is on the bariatric board and she is very familiar with what I'm going through. She told me a year and I will have definitely be able to have a healthy normal pregnancy. The biggest reason to wait has to do with the shock your body goes through after the major weight loss. I recommend finding a GYNO that has had other patients with PCOS that have had WLS. It helped me drastically! Good luck to you!!
  6. nikkiperezcassar

    Water hurts!

    Hey all of you wonderful December sleevers! I was sleeved on Monday and I'm running into some issues with water. I'm thirsty for it, I want it, but every time I drink it hurts and causes gas pains. I haven't had this issue with other liquids. I'm slow sipping but always seem to get air. Is anyone else experiencing this?
  7. nikkiperezcassar

    FL - Orlando

    The next meeting is this Wednesday at 6, they have a plastic surgeon as the guest speaker. Bethanne runs the group if you want to reach out to her but I don't think it's required. Her email is Bethanne.Wilson@orlandohealth.com Hope to see you there!
  8. nikkiperezcassar

    FL - Orlando

    My surgeons office offers a group open to everyone. I attend regularly. You can find the info at JawadMD.com. We meet at the Orlando Health Cancer Center downtown. Hope to see you there!
  9. nikkiperezcassar

    OBGYN Recomendations

    I will definitely check them out, I live in windermere but it would be worth the drive if I could find someone who is supportive. My current OBGYN feels as if I eliminate carbs until the day I die and eat only organic my body would regulate my weight on its own. Insane. I need someone new!
  10. nikkiperezcassar

    OBGYN Recomendations

    Hey ladies, I'm sure this is a long shot but I'm looking for an OBGYN in the Orlando area that is familiar with WLS. My current doctor does not agree with the surgery and I'm kind of over her negativity. If you’re not from Orlando but have had a similar experience I would love to hear how you handled it, I'm not even sure what questions to ask when I call around. I have PCOS and some fertility issues due to my weight. My insurance should be approving my surgery in November if all goes well and I'm just trying to find the right doctor before I start this journey. Any help would be appreciated!
  11. nikkiperezcassar

    Does anyone have BCBS of AL?

    They did call me back, according to my surgeons a office my insurance has no weight lost or gain limitations. Basically I could lose or not lose and it won't matter. Makes me nervous so I'm working to lose some but not a massive amount just in case there is a issue either way. Why would they require a 6 mo diet plan with no guidelines beats me.
  12. nikkiperezcassar

    My Fitness Pal

    So I know I should probably know this but I can't figure out how to add people? My app only has the options to add people from my contacts, Facebook or email someone?
  13. nikkiperezcassar

    FL - Orlando

    I've been wondering the same thing as well, given my 6 mo diet plan ends in October I'm worried about a fast approaching end of the year. The last thing I want is for there to be a change in my insurance!
  14. Thanks for posting this! My family takes a cruise every December and my parents are apprehensive of booking since I'm expecting my surgery will be some time in October. They keep saying they want to make sure I'll have fun and be healed. Etc. now I can confidently say I will definitely be good to go! We all look forward to this trip and my husband and I already have the time off, I don't want to disappoint everyone by delaying it.
  15. nikkiperezcassar

    Waist training