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GassyGurl

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About GassyGurl

  • Rank
    Aspiring Evangelist
  • Birthday 12/28/1971

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Outdoor Activities: Hunting, Fishing, hiking, gardening, raising farm animals
  • Occupation
    Database Analyst
  • City
    Lowcountry
  • State
    SC

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  1. I am losing some hair at the 5 month mark... Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. GassyGurl

    Complications

    Some studies say most obese people have hiatal hernias. Totally common for your surgeon to fix at the same time. Just a few stitches to tighten up the diaphragm. Feel better soon Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. GassyGurl

    More "dumping" questions

    For me, sugar is sugar, my body doesn't care if it's from fruit or a packet. (I had VSG). Protein and fiber help slow down digestive emptying, so yes they might help. But higher protein/fiber shouldnt be justification to eat higher sugar. I have found the low glycemic foods to be "better". Once it starts, you just have to let it pass. For me, it's not consistent. It seems to happen with more liquid type foods and isnt always tied to grams of sugar. High carbs in general can do it, but high sugar always does. It sometimes seems random and I havent figured it all out yet. I can eat kit kats, but not drink a premier protein shake. I can't eat mashed potatoes or soup. Oatmeal is fine. I can eat dry cereal fine, but I cant eat it with milk. I also get late dumping/reactive hypoglycemia. Between 2 and 3 hours, my glucose crashes. It sucks. Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. My insurance would ha e denied my claim had I dropped below the bmi requirement on the preop diet. They wanted all weights reported. Not just a consult weight like some talk about. Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. I like coconut rum mixed with a coconut bai. The bai has 5 calories. I also add a little sugar free davinci pineapple syrup. I sometimes get dumping from wine. Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. GassyGurl

    Body Countouring

    Out of all the boards I have read, I've never seen anyone talk about skin Tightening with lasers. I'm researching PS and I've never come across a single mention of it. Is it new? Maybe it is that rare! Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. I had the sleeve and get dumping. Not from sugar, but from liquids, like protein shakes, milk and soup. It's not all the time, and very scary and frustrating. I've almost passed out from it. I did read that bariatric patients should treat it with protein vs carbs. Carbs will cause a rebound blood sugar issue, where protein is more stable. I now keep emergency jerky in my purse and have felt much better. Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. I could have done it after bariatrixc surgery, but not after gallbladder surgery. Some people are vice versa. It all depends! But if you can push it out, it would probably be better. Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. GassyGurl

    How does pain compare?

    My gallbladder was much worse. I asked my surgeon why, and he said short surgeries and outpatient surgeries are generally worse than inpatient and/or longer surgeries. He said with longer and inpatient, there are more or drugs they can give you, better pain control, and there is more time for the drugs to percolate through your system during surgery. For my sleeve, I was awake in recovery, was up walking and rated my pain a 2. For my gallbladder, it was like an 8. Best of luck! Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. GassyGurl

    Florida Bariatric Surgeons

    I didnt do a conversion, but I travelled from SC to the Ft Lauderdale area to see Dr Taggar at Bariatrix FL. I would do it again! Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. GassyGurl

    Self pay

    I used bariatrix too. I'm almost 1 year out, lost 62 lbs and feel good. There was 2 surgeons, I used dr taggar ;but he recently moved closer to his family. Everyone loves Dr wizman and dr Taggar. I recommend them to everyone. I have no complaints. I wrote a detailed review after my surgery, I think you can find it through my profile somehow, or under Dr wizmans name in the surgeons directory. Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app
  12. GassyGurl

    Self pay

    I used bariatrix. http://drwizman.com/ There was 2 surgeons, I used dr taggar ;but he recently moved closer to his family. Everyone loves dr wizman. https://www.drshillingford.com/ dont know much about him, but when I was researching, everything was favorable. He has prices on his website. Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. GassyGurl

    Self pay

    Many,many testimonials on Mexico on this board. This page is affiliated with bariatric pal in mx. Read here, plus watch some of dr illans you tube videos. Also dr Ariel ortiz at the obesity control center. Totally will put your mind at ease. Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. GassyGurl

    Self pay

    I had mine done in ft Lauderdale FL for $9000 (was a special). There are several drs who are under around 11k . Bariatrix Fl is who I used. My insurance covered all preop testing. EKG, bloodwork, psych eval. I travelled on Thursday, had surgery Friday. paid for 2 nights in the hospital, however only stayed 1. Follow up in office Monday, then traveled home. Dr shillingford is another surgeon in the area that has a good self pay rate. Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app
  15. GassyGurl

    Price increases

    Is this just the hospital portion? I paid $9000 total last year. $3000 for the surgeon, $6000 for the 2 night hospital stay. Prices vary so much. Where I live, cash prices are $19000. So I went to Florida. Something seems fishy....if they quoted you a price, they should honor it. Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app
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