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About yellowroseaz

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    A New Me is Waiting!
  • Birthday 02/10/1957

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  1. Happy 56th Birthday yellowroseaz!

  2. Happy 55th Birthday yellowroseaz!

  3. Wow! How exciting for you. I know you aree having many emotions right now. But soon you will have a new life and a new you. Isn't that great? I can't wait for my date. I am hoping for this fall. I just did get what I believe is my last surgery clearance before they submit to the ins. for approval. I can't wait. Congrats to you and God bless you.:blushing:
  4. I went to the cardiologist today for my test results. He is giving me surgery clearance. He says the tests were normal. He also said that my heart beats a little fast so he's putting me on a medication for that but that I am ok for surgery. One more pill:frown:. But the surgeon should be able to submit to my insurance now. I can't wait to be a lap bander. Wish me luck.:blushing:
  5. Just an update. I don't get my official results until June 26th. When I know if I got the clearance I will post it here. Thanks for your well wishes.
  6. Good for you! Now you can begin your new life. I hope it is a happy healthy journey and lots of weight lost quickly for you. I hope you can get close to your goal in the time frame you have set for yourself. Also see a few fellow Arizonans here. Good luck to all of you. I hope to be banded in the fall of this year.:biggrin:
  7. I went in to the cardiologist and had an echocardiogram and a chemical stress test. I won't get the official results for 2 weeks. The technician said that it looks like I'll get the surgery clearance. Everything looks like it should the best he can tell. He isn't the Doc of course but I feel much better about things. The stress test made me feel really uncomfortable but lasted for such a short time so it wasn't too bad. I can't believe I stressed out so much over it. Thanks to all of you here who helped me through it though. You're all so great!:biggrin:
  8. yellowroseaz

    I just jumped through 2 more hoops!

    Thanks to both of you. I know exercise needs to be a part of the diet. I don't think that is what she meant. I think that as far as eating goes it is about the calories but I also intend to watch my fat intake and certainly a lot less sweets if any at all. Also someone on here said not to drink your calories. I think that is true. Good luck to both of you in your journeys.
  9. yellowroseaz

    Frustrated and mad...

    I love that San Diego Susan. Docs can be very frustrating. I feel that way about my PCP right now.
  10. I went for my consult with the nutritionist and found it to be quite interesting. She says fake sugar is ok if you use just 2 items a day and she says lapband is all about counting calories. Do you find this to be true? She suggested a website for counting calories at fitday.com but I like thedailyplate.com better so I am using it. She wants me to be on a 1600 calorie diet to prepare for surgery. I can do it but I am concerned about losing too much weight to qualify for surgery. What would you do? I also went for my cardiac clearance. No results on that for 2 weeks:frown:. But the technician said it looks good for me to get a clearance. :cool2: So my worries about the heart murmur and all that are much less than they were. I think this is about all the hoops I need to jump through. I think the surgeon can submit it to my ins. for approval now. Yay! I want to have the surgery in September or October. Wish my luck on the approval!
  11. yellowroseaz

    preop-surgery-postop advice

    Well said. I think LateBloomer is very courageous for putting her feelings and experiences out there like that at risk of being told off. But I also see the point of sticking to what the Doc says and when it is my surgery time I hope that I can do it.
  12. Wow! Some very interesting information. I will check into the Stevia. I have heard of it but know nothing about it. I am having a hard time thinking I have to give up the Crystal Light. I did give up carbonated drinks. I don't think I eat that much artificial sweetener but I do drink a lot of Crystal Light. Do you all just drink lots of water or what do you drink? I can't do coffee or tea without sweetner but I hardly drink coffee anyway. I do drink some diet tea. If anyone has any suggestions for what to drink I'd like to hear them. Thank you to all of you for this great information. I know I can always count on you for the answers to my questions. As I've said before, I love this forum. :smile2:
  13. I went to a class called the ABCs of lap band. The nurse said not only to avoid sugared items but also sugar free items. She said that your body still releases insulin from eating sugar free items because they are sweet and this will cause you to feel hungrier. Have any of you post bandsters ever heard of that? How can you eat and avoid all sugar free stuff? I posted this under food and nutrition and only got 2 responses so I am trying it here. Thanks to all who can help me.
  14. yellowroseaz

    Today Is the Day!!the 2nd

    Congrats on your surgery Leigh. Hope it all went well and your recovery is quick. Keep us posted on how you are doing. Good luck with your new life.
  15. yellowroseaz

    Tomorrow is the Day!

    Hi Jodi! Just wanted to tell you congrats on your surgery and I hope you are feeling much better very soon. Think of how great you will feel as the weight starts to come off. I am still waiting for insurance approval but hope to be banded in the fall. Good luck to you in your journey.