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LauriDJ

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    LauriDJ got a reaction from MarinaGirl in Is Belite Weight still in business??   
    I used Belite, I highly do NOT recommend them! They are about the money & that's it! I went to them for my sleeve back in 2011, when I would have a question they would not respond, or they would keep putting me off, but if I held back on a payment they were on the phone & sending me lots of emails demanding their money.
    As I said, I do NOT recommend them!
    Lauri
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    LauriDJ got a reaction from Darla J in Proper Sugar Free popsicles   
    I can't have anything with aspartame, so I can't have Popsicle brand, but one that is very low calories & all is Outshine ice pops that look the same. The other thing that I did is, I drink Propel Water & I added some Crush or Kool Aid Water Enhancer, and made ice pops out of them. I told my nutrition team & they were fine with that since the water enhancer has no calories & also has no aspartame.
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    LauriDJ got a reaction from memabock in Anyone Near Danville, PA?   
    Hi Memabock,
    I'm not sure where Coudersport is, I've heard of it, but not a clue where it is.
    You're doing great! I'm stuck between 233 & 236, which means I'm most likely losing in size again. I went from a 3x nightshirt to a Lg/xlg nightshirt. Hubby is really proud of me! Honestly I can't remember the last time that I was at this weight. I look forward to my 1st big goal which is 199. The last time I was that weight was in 1996 when I found out that I was pregnant with my son.
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    LauriDJ got a reaction from memabock in Anyone Near Danville, PA?   
    Hi Mema,
    Sorry to hear that your incision popped. The incisions on my belly didn't have any sutures. I'm assuming my stomach has staples?
    Where are you located at?
    Lauri
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    LauriDJ got a reaction from ChrissieB123 in Anyone Near Danville, PA?   
    Hi Chrissie, when is your surgery & with which Dr?
    If you would like I can come visit you while you are in the hospital.
    Who will you have with you & will they need a place to stay or help with food or anything? I will do what I can to help.
    Lauri
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    LauriDJ got a reaction from Millerlight in Things you wish you had   
    I was really happy to have my tablet because I was in the middle of watching a TV Series on Netflix when I went in. I was really glad that I brought a 10 foot cord with me. After I was taken to my room my husband set everything up for me. Definitely do NOT forget to bring earbuds. Luckily I remembered to bring those! I actually brought 2 pairs in case 1 went south while I was there.
    Also don't forget the plug to plug in your phone/tablet cord into.
    Lauri
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    LauriDJ got a reaction from Millerlight in Things you wish you had   
    I was really happy to have my tablet because I was in the middle of watching a TV Series on Netflix when I went in. I was really glad that I brought a 10 foot cord with me. After I was taken to my room my husband set everything up for me. Definitely do NOT forget to bring earbuds. Luckily I remembered to bring those! I actually brought 2 pairs in case 1 went south while I was there.
    Also don't forget the plug to plug in your phone/tablet cord into.
    Lauri
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    LauriDJ got a reaction from DianeJarrett in So close to the double century mark!!   
    I haven't seen 199 since the day I found out that I was pregnant with my son, who will be 21 on January 16!
    As of this morning I an down to 252.6.
    I started this journey on March 28th weighing 281. On March 8th I quit smoking. I am on day 159 & hubby is on day 84! I had my gastric bypass on August 4th to get rid of my acid reflux & Gerd. The added bonuses are getting rid of my type 2 diabetes & lose the weight I didn't lose with my sleeve.
    So my goals are 250, 225, 199, 175, and then 140, though the hospital said 160. I'm willing split the difference at 150 LOL

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    LauriDJ got a reaction from Darla J in Proper Sugar Free popsicles   
    I can't have anything with aspartame, so I can't have Popsicle brand, but one that is very low calories & all is Outshine ice pops that look the same. The other thing that I did is, I drink Propel Water & I added some Crush or Kool Aid Water Enhancer, and made ice pops out of them. I told my nutrition team & they were fine with that since the water enhancer has no calories & also has no aspartame.
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    LauriDJ got a reaction from MarinaGirl in Is Belite Weight still in business??   
    I used Belite, I highly do NOT recommend them! They are about the money & that's it! I went to them for my sleeve back in 2011, when I would have a question they would not respond, or they would keep putting me off, but if I held back on a payment they were on the phone & sending me lots of emails demanding their money.
    As I said, I do NOT recommend them!
    Lauri
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    LauriDJ got a reaction from akaet in RNY revision in Mexico/BeLiteWeight   
    Jillmiranda,
    I also went through BeLite & it was a horrible experience for me as well & JoAnne & a few others were there, but it wasn't the hospital stay that was horrible, it was the service. I had questions after the surgery & no one would return my calls, but if my payment was late I would get a phone call really fast & several emails wanting their money.
    I hope your weight loss went OK, mine didn't. I had the sleeve & due to lack of information & all I gained most of my weight back. I will be having a revision, basically due to acid reflux & GERD, to the bypass. I am REALLY looking forward to that & looking forward to losing the weight like I need to.
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    LauriDJ got a reaction from ColleenErin1974 in Total Frustration...   
    Sooooo today I called to find out what is going on. I was told that the intern talked to my therapist on Wed for about 30 minutes. So things just have to be cleared by her attending & I will get my final green light.
    Hopefully then I will get my surgery date! It just makes me mad, there were 14 days that she could have called my therapist & she didn't even bother. She waited until this week to finally call him. I mean I get it, I am NOT her only patient, but come on, really, you wait until 21 days after I seen you to call him?!?! REALLY?
    At least it's done, it's my final green light, so once I hear her say on the 31st that it's a go I will be elated!
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    LauriDJ got a reaction from ColleenErin1974 in Total Frustration...   
    Hi All,
    I talked to the intern on Monday. I had written her a letter & hand delivered it in hopes that I could get 5 minutes of her time. She was not in yet, so I left the letter with the receptionist, stopped at the grocery for more Propel Water, and went home. She called me later that day and we talked for about 10 minutes. She told me that the book is NOT a requirement to get my green light, but that she does have to talk to my therapist. She said that she was going to try to get hold of him this week. Well, here it is Wed night & she still has NOT gotten hold of him, which is really beginning to tick me off. My next step is to talk to her attending if she has not talked to him by Tuesday the 30th, though she did say that she is going to call me on, I think, the 1st.
    So here is my thought, I went & seen her on May 3rd, the only 2 things keeping me from getting the green light was I had to wait until day 60 as a non smoker, and that was May 7th (I quit smoking on March 8th), and talking to my therapist, here it is 22 days later & she still hasn't even tried contacting him.
    When she calls me next week, if she still hasn't contacted him I am going to get more upset than I already am.
    I will keep you all updated
    Lauri
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    LauriDJ got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Feeling uglier   
    I look at it this way, you can't judge a book by it's cover, it's what's on the inside that counts, that & chemistry. Though attraction does help. I seen your pic, and honestly I don't see where you're ugly at all.
    My theory is that they want to keep themselves down & bring others down with them. You can't let them bring you down. If it is someone that you really feel is worthy of your friendship, then try to lift them up to your level instead of letting them bring you down to theirs!
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    LauriDJ got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Feeling uglier   
    I look at it this way, you can't judge a book by it's cover, it's what's on the inside that counts, that & chemistry. Though attraction does help. I seen your pic, and honestly I don't see where you're ugly at all.
    My theory is that they want to keep themselves down & bring others down with them. You can't let them bring you down. If it is someone that you really feel is worthy of your friendship, then try to lift them up to your level instead of letting them bring you down to theirs!
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