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GigiLane

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  1. GigiLane

    April sleevers!?

    I have been approved, just waiting on a date. Hoping for end of March or April date! Just counting the days, then going to be counting down the pounds!! Woohooo!
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    Surgery date !

    Ohhh congrats!! I'm hoping for a march date too!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  3. Ohhh congrats on your approval!!! Let us know when you're surgery is!! I'm hoping for a march date! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  4. I had my last visit today, so now I'm just waiting on approval :-) Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  5. Mine was about 45 minutes with a psychiatrist recommend by my surgeon. It was a causal conversation talking about my expectations and future plans. I didn't have to do a questionnaire or anything. I would love to continue to see him, that's how nice the experience is. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  6. Hi all, I've had a visit with my surgeon and I'm trying to decide if I should stay on phentermine until I get my approval for surgery. (I still need 5 more monthly visits). Personally, I'm paranoid of gaining weight since I'm afraid if I do I won't be approved. Also, I'd like to try and lose as much weight as I can prior to surgery (even if it's 10 pounds). Realistically my surgery won't be until February 2017 at the earliest. Any thoughts or recommendations? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  7. Seeing posts like this makes me so happy. It really gives me a new perspective and so much hope. There's always a chance to make up for lost time. I've spent a majority of my life feeling so invisible, missing out on social events for fear of not having anything to wear, not feeling confident or just being too embarrassed. I can't wait to glow and exude your confidence. You go girl!! Congratulations. Thank you so much for sharing this post. I'm 31 and I can't wait to go to my reunion and rock a dress like you! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  8. You give me life!! You give me hope. You go girl!! Isn't an amazing!!! You get a new lease on life. You should be so proud. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  9. @@SandySwear im currently seeing Dietrick, he is amazing. Looking forward to getting my surgery date hopefully sometime in march. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  10. @ congrats are you now waiting on approval?!! So exciting. I understand the sleep thing, I have to take sleeping now pills. I plan to ween off after the holidays and continue my diet and exercise. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  11. @@teedsg thanks so much, appreciate the response best of luck to you! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  12. @@reducer623 thanks so much! Wishing you nothing but the best and much success. What a great feeling to finally have had the surgery. Please feel free to share any post op tips :-) Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  13. @@teedsg does your surgeon know about the phentermine? I told them I used it in the past. I just started again after my visit bc of my upcoming trip. I was at 270 in July. I am now at 256. I'd like to get down to 215-230 to feel more comfortable, confident and to show as much effort. Definitely trying not to gain weight and really control my appetite with the phentermine. Could you elaborate a bit on the nutritional labels? In other words, does it mean to keep carbs under 10g? Just want to be sure I follow. Very awesome that we are on a similar expected surgery date really hoping these 6 months go by fast. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  14. @@liposuction68 I have size 12's I'm holding on to for 7/8 years strong lol hoping to fit into them again next year and make my way down to an 8/10!! The road to victory is ours! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  15. I don't have a date yet I'm on my 2/6 nutritional visits. Hoping for a February date. Are you post op? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App @reducer23 ^^^ Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App @@reducer623 see above lol Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  16. Being able to wrap a towel completely around my body. Tired of hearing." "You'd look amazing if you lost some weight." "You have a pretty face for a big girl." Buying an arm strap for my phone that actually fits my arms. Being pregnant without the fear of people not knowing if I'm overweight or pregnant. Tired of not wanting to go out in public and enjoy my life because of my weight. Fear of other people's responses and judgments bc of my weight gain. Not having to hide or feel invisible anymore. I feel like people often don't take me seriously bc of my weight or judge me bc of my food choices (whether healthy or not healthy). Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  17. @@reducer623 thank you! Yes, I've heard of the liver being an issue and making the surgery more complicated and longer if the liver hasn't shrank. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  18. @@renewyou I'm on 37.5 I'm really using it as a tool to help curb my appetite especially since I have a vacation and bday coming up. I want to lose as much weight as I can. Just wanted to see if others used phentermine before pre op Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  19. I'm curious to know if stretch marks on tummy interfere with the surgery itself. Only reason I ask is bc stretch marks are fibrous tissue and they can get in the way of surgical tools. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  20. GigiLane

    I'm engaged!

    Congrats ! Beautiful ring and you'll make a beautiful bride!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  21. GigiLane

    Before and after, 6 month out.

    Wow this is such an inspiration. What an amazing change. Congrats. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  22. GigiLane

    Bariatric surgeon appointment

    @@veramunoz how are you doing and feeling?? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  23. Hi all! My PCP has given me the green light to schedule my appointment with my Bariatric surgeon. I wish my PCP would have told me I could have done this two months ago, but I think she was waiting on my labs. I'm super excited about scheduling my appointment. Any sleevers in Tampa? Can someone share what the bariatric surgeon visits are like? I know I have a long road ahead of me. I need 6 months nutritional counseling but I'm excited to get this ball going. Thanks! Gigi Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  24. 1. Being able to fly comfortably. 2. Not wearing plus size clothes 3. Wearing tank tops 4. Thighs not rubbing together 5. Not having to wear spanx 6. Taking pictures And so many more. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  25. @@KristenLe yes, that's correct. I've had other operations where I needed to stop 30 days. I let him know of my past use with phentermine - on and off losing and gaining weight. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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