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highfunctioningfatman

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  1. Well you guys it was OK while it lasted. I had posts on my surgery in Mexico completely disappear from here. I can only assume that because it didn't support this site that it was removed. This truly upset me.

    I'm also on Obesity Help but I don't care for the format. After today's incident, I'm done here.


  2. Well you guys it was OK while it lasted. I had posts on my surgery in Mexico completely disappear from here. I can only assume that because it didn't support this site that it was removed. This truly upset me.

    I'm also on Obesity Help but I don't care for the format. After today's incident, I'm done here.


  3. I have bipap which I think is nice because it has 2 different air pressures. A higher pressure for when you inhale and a lower pressure for when you exhale. I don't know if that's an option for everyone though!

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    For most insurance you have to fail cpap by not having your AHI corrected using the cpap for 60 days at least 4 hours per night. If you were initially prescribed a bipap that is because in a sleep lab setting they were unable to correct your AHI and your sleep study would show failure of the cpap first.


  4. Back in the bad old days, that would have been a sign of a different sort. And, I was an expert at one handed removal. But I have reformed since then. Just ask Mrs. LittleBill.

    I am quite skilled in that area too :)

    It's all fun and games until they turn the tables on you and wear one of those clasp-in-the-front bras!

    Those are the best! Those when released put a smile on my face like a safe cracker getting their first glimpse of the jewels ;)


  5. Definitely the ramp button. To lower the pressure requires a new rx from your doctor. Your supplier can not legally lower the pressure, they have to supply according to the rx.

    FYI you don't get oxygen from a cpap. All you are breathing is 21% room air. When you go to sleep the muscles around your airway relax causing an obstruction. The cpap (Constant Positive Airway Pressure) reinflates your airway to keep it open. Picture it like a balloon.

    Your ears popping is most likely because eustachian tube is swollen in your ears. The popping is occurring because of pressure in your ears just like when you change elevation. If the problem continues you really need to see an ENT.

    FYI #2 most insurance companies follow Medicare guidelines for cpap which is you need to use it 4 hours per night for 30 days in a 90 day period.


  6. I was all excited, because I am terrible about cleaning closets out. I figured I had plenty of clothes to last me through the winter. I was wrong. I dropped 4-5 sizes in pants within WEEKS, and had to go out and buy some more. Right now I am shopping at Walmart instead of Casual Male, figuring I am only going to get a few weeks out of smaller sizes anyway. Pants have slowed down a bit. Belts cost me a fortune, but that is because I carry a lot of stuff around on my belt, and I need a good one no matter what.

    I refuse to give up my belt even though I can almost tuck it into my back pocket!


  7. My surgeon has done over 6000 surgeries, does not do leak tests and has never had a leak. I know they do check for leaks before the stitch you back up and some doctors do the oral leak test thingy b4 discharge.

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    Complacency is no reason to not do a thorough job. 6000 surgeries? Sounds like somebody is doing way too much. I'm betting this is one of those surgeons that will do 10 surgeries in a day. Scary stuff!


  8. My wife has Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Raynaud's disease. The place where I had my surgery, Trinity Medical in Tijuana, also has other clinics. The do cancer treatment, stem cell therapy and immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is what you want to look in to. The cost is just slightly more expensive than my sleeve. If you want my coordinators information just send me a message.

    I'm not trying to talk you out of the sleeve but I will say that my wife isn't heavy but her bmi is around 29-33 depending on how active her Lupus is. When it flares she starts to gain weight and then she goes from quinicrine to prednisone and her weight continues upward until the lupus is under control and she can get back to her regular meds. You may have a problem with food, medications or both.

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