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Firework

Gastric Bypass Patients
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About Firework

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  • Birthday 07/30/1976

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    Female
  • City
    Overland Park
  • State
    Kansas

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  1. Firework

    March Bandsters: MASTER THREAD

    Tomorrow is the big day. I am supposed to be at the surgery center at 7:30, and the surgery is set for 8:30. I will be so glad when it is all over and I am feeling good again. The procedure is outpatient. Part of me would rather stay the night at the hospital, but that is not the way my surgeon does it. I will post when I am feeling up to it again... I hope it's sooner rather than later!
  2. Firework

    March Bandsters: MASTER THREAD

    I am 12 days away from plastic surgery. I can hardly believe it. Lynn and Scrappy, did your surgeons recommend getting an unfill before your procedures or not?
  3. Firework

    Shamrocks Friday Weight In.

    aJoneen.......................075 pounds LOST! Bandana......................-2 92 lbs lost BrandNewLisa..........0 75 pounds LOST forever!!! evelas5000................-2 Desdemona.................0 Fenton.........................0 100 POUNDS LOST !! HarleyGirl..................-2 80 pounds LOST! Hopeinapril................0 Lynn1215.....................0 NurseNiki...................0 Nycm00.......................0 Potatie.........................0 100 POUNDS LOST!! Scrappy_Friend..... 0 150 POUNDS LOST!!!! SpecialK......................0 Sugarbean..................0 100 POUNDS LOST !! Sharona......................0 stellabella............... 0 HALFWAY TO GOAL! Tess415......................0 Thin2bme............... 0 WestCoastMom........0 Wishin4......................0 Kpodski............0 BRATZ98363.......0 I am so close to the 50 pound lost mark that I can almost taste it! Hopefully I will be able to post it next week!
  4. Firework

    March Bandsters: MASTER THREAD

    aJoneen............212............210............XXX............0 evelas5000.........180............179............140............1 Desdemona..........163............161............125............2 Fenton.............XXX............YYY............220...........-5 HarleyGirl.........180............184............140...........+4 Hopeinapril........236............238............XXX...........+2 Lynn1215...........174.5..........175.3..........XXX............0 NurseNiki..........229.8..........227.6..........190.........-2.2 Nycm00.............220............218............XXX...........-2 Potatie............229............224............XXX...........-5 scrappy_friend.....170............172............150...........+1 SpecialK...........274............272............255...........-3 Sugarbean..........200............200............150...........+1 Tess415............294............295............289...........+1 Thin2bme...........191.2..........193.2..........150.........+3.2 WestCoastMom.......155............153.5..........140..........1.5 No change for me this week. I'll keep plugging away!
  5. Firework

    SMMC LB support group chicas

    If I am remembering correctly, I think I had to wait about a month between my first consult and the surgery, give or take a week. During that time, I had to finish up the necessary appointments with Dr. Sabapathy. Congratulations to getting closer!
  6. I buy Max Protein from GNC. Not all stores carry them because each store is individually owned and operated, but ask about it at your local GNC. I buy the chocolate and mix 1 scoop with 1 c. of soy milk and some peanut butter powder and ice cubes. It is truly delicious.
  7. Firework

    March Bandsters: MASTER THREAD

    Hi Everyone. I am glad to hear that everyone is doing well. I haven't been writing, but I have been reading. I, too, am doing well. I have managed to lose a total of about 30 pounds since March 25, and that includes weekends in both New York and New Orleans. I have no restriction, but I am trying to hold off on a first fill until I stop losing weight on my own. Am I the only one who hasn't gotten a fill yet? I keep going back and forth and would love to hear from others who have yet to be filled! Anyway, summer is in full swing, kids are in camp, and I am getting into a new excercise routine...no wii fit for me either,but I am tempted! Keep up all the good and hard work! Erika
  8. Firework

    March Bandsters: MASTER THREAD

    Hello all. I hope everyone is continuing to do well. I get to go to the doctor tomorrow and hopefully get these awful staples removed. That should help my comfort level! I am continuing to get better and am slowly trying all of the things that I can tolerate. The funny thing is is that my kids are learning about new foods they like as well. I had to buy a bunch more cottage cheese because they were beating me to it! It feels good to know that I am not only changing my life, but the health of my kids as well. I thought that was pretty cool. Teri- good luck going back to work tomorrow. I hope you have a smooth and easy day! Talk to you soon. Erika
  9. Firework

    March Bandsters: MASTER THREAD

    I am back at home and feeling much better. I had my second surgery today where my Dr cut off a bit more of my fat pad to loosen the tightness and take away all the nausea and vomiting. He was skilled, kind, and compassionate. Now I am experiencing a recuperation that you all must be familiar with, a regular recuperation with incision discomfort and gas, but what a welcome change!!! Thanks for all of the support!
  10. Firework

    SMMC LB support group chicas

    I am back at home and feeling much better. I had my second surgery today where Dr. H cut off a bit more of my fat pad to loosen the tightness and take away all the nausea and vomiting. He was skilled, kind, and compassionate. Now I am experiencing a regular recuperation with incision discomfort and gas, but what a welcome change!!! Thanks for all of the support!
  11. Firework

    March Bandsters: MASTER THREAD

    So my saga continues! I went into the ER today b/c I felt I was close to dehydration. The ER doc gave me 2 bags of saline and called my surgeon, who instructed him to give me another. Then my surgeon called when I got home and wants to see me again tomorrow at the surgery center to put me under again and check on the band. If, one inside, he feels like it needs to be adjusted, he will make a change. I was banded on the 25th with absolutely no fill. I'll keep you guys posted!
  12. Firework

    SMMC LB support group chicas

    So my saga continues! I went into the ER today b/c I felt I was close to dehydration. That was good advice Wheetsin- I am glad I went when I did. The ER doc gave me 2 bags of saline and called Dr. H, who instructed him to give me another. Then Dr H called when I got home and wants to see me again tomorrow at the surgery center to put me under again and check on the band. If, once inside, he feels like it needs to be adjusted, he will make a change. I'll keep you guys posted!
  13. Firework

    March Bandsters: MASTER THREAD

    Thanks for your support. The meds are really helping me through it!
  14. Firework

    March Bandsters: MASTER THREAD

    Hi everyone. I went into the doctor's office today because of my persistant nausea and vomiting. I am 6 days post op and it hadn't let up. As it turns out, my band is a bit too tight, kind of like I am overfilled without the ability to get an unfil. My doc said that during the surgery, they measured me for which allergan band to use, the regular one or the larger one, and the smaller one was better, but did look a little tight. He said as my stomach fat dissolves, it will loosen up and feel better, hopefully within this next week. In the meantime, he gave me some great nausea medicine and some steroids to help with inflammation. I hope this passes quickly! Teri- I am glad you get extra time off work. I say take as much as you can. Good luck to everyone as we continue our journey!
  15. Firework

    SMMC LB support group chicas

    Thanks, Ghost. I tend to freak out a little when I read around and find that no one else is experiencing what I am and that most others are progressing much more rapidly.

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