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About carlacv

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  1. I have kaiser permanente they did my sleeve almost 2 years ago, I heard that some patients have gotten their Tummy Tuck and arms approved by them or they refer them out but pay for it. I have kaiser and live in southern California and are that in Northern California they refer out. Just wondering how hard it is to get it approved and if it’s worth doing it through them. Thank you!
  2. carlacv


    Sleeved 9/27/16 Starting weight 259 Current weight 188 I have plateau several times but I feel great. Strength training 4/week only 30 min cardio 4/week either hike or walk. It's frustrating at times but keep at it!
  3. Had gastric sleeve on 9/27/17 have been losing gradually so far 70lbs. Lately I've been getting very cold at work and nothing helps. My body temperature appears to be cold most of the time and it continues at home. Only thing that helps is sleep then I get warm or hot late at night. Not sure if my body is getting sick or if this is normal. Sometimes it feels like a fever is coming on. Just wondering if anyone else feels this way. Thank you!
  4. carlacv

    Always cold after surgery?

    Thanks to everyone here for replying I thought I was the only one so now for the first time in my lifetime I have to wear socks to bed! That's a big deal for a flip flop girl in Southern California!
  5. carlacv

    September 2016 Post VSG Updates

    Thank you for replying! I was overwhelmed with guilt because there's some days I could eat more than 3-4 oz and I was stalling. I didn't take in considetation that I've been exercising for about an hour or so doing cardio and weights (4/week) at the gym and hiking or long walks (5 miles or so) on the weekends. So my appetite would increase but I'm still trying to stay at about 4 0z and eat every 3-4 hours. Hopefully I am start to lose some more! I need about 50 more pounds
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    why no soda??

    My surgeon told me never again. I cried so much since I was a heavy coca-cola addict since age 5! Had several a day. I got sleeved 9/27 and I haven't looked back! Don't drink it! I won't even contemplate a sip I'm afraid I'll go back to it. So I had to divorce it!
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    Always cold after surgery?

    YES!! I was sleeved 9/27 and in the last month I noticed that my hands are freezing as well as my feet at times. It mostly happens at night but it takes awhile to heat up. When I do I can go from warm to cold really fast
  8. carlacv

    How long did you take off from work?

    I had surgery Tuesday 9/27/16 I took 6 weeks off. I felt great after the second, third week but my doctor wouldn't release till week 6. That was his standard
  9. carlacv

    September 2016 Post VSG Updates

    I was sleeved 9/27 so far down 55 lbs feeling great but now I'm getting hungry. I need to stay on track. I feel that I could eat a lot more than 3 ounces and sometimes I do. I reach my protein most days and exercise like crazy. Just wondering on the average how many ounces you eat per meal. Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  10. Not sure if it's related to my sleeve or not, but I got sleeved 5 months ago and ever since then my fingers get cold fast. It takes a awhile for my feet and fingers to warm up but they can get cold fast. Wondering if this has happened to others. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  11. I'm 5 months out doing good but I'm starting to stall. I notice I could eat a lot more and I know it's normal. I was wondering what your normal food intake (ounces) weighs? Do we stay between a certain amount? I was told to try not to go over 3 ounces. Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    I have a single shot of expresso in a venti cup over ice then I add my caramel protein shake DELICIOUS! I'm 5 months out Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  13. Thank you everyone! My doctor's nurse called me and gave me the ok for DayQuil! I appreciate all your input! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  14. Hate feeling sick but I need some OTC. Got my sleeve on 9/27 lost 50lbs so far and feeling great. Got sick 2 days ago but I'm freaking out as to what over the counter medication I could take. I called my doctor was told Tylenol but I need something for my throat. Can I take DayQuil or NyQuil? Suggestions are appreciated. Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  15. Thank you everyone this helps out a lot! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App