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  1. Bits

    November sleevers here

    Had surgery 11/20/17 Hw: 290 SW:243 CW:170
  2. Thank you so much for your reply. I’m sorry you went through this. It is the most frustrating feeling. Exactly, I feel like I’m going crazy because they are not able to diagnose me; hopefully the pain management doctors will be able to. I have been prescribed gabapentin for nerve pain and it really worked but I had horrible side effects. Hopefully I will find the right specialists to put me on the right treatment plan. Thank you again for tour reply!
  3. A little about me before you read my story: HW:290, SW:243, CW:170 F/21 Hi everybody, I had gastric bypass surgery on 11/20/17, everything was going perfect up until 2 weeks after my WLS. I was meal prepping, taking vitamins, started work again; everything was great. Then boom, pain. Intense excruciating pain. Ended up in the ER and diagnosed with a 9mm kidney stone. I was not able to pass it on my own and they could not remove it due to me recently having my WLS. I had to endure the pain for 3 weeks until I finally had surgery to remove it. I had to have a stent surgically placed for a week as well. After the stent removal, the pain went away after two weeks. I stopped taking the 20mg/4-6hrs oxycodone that were prescribed to me. The next day I had extreme withdrawal symptoms and contacted my doctor and told her about this. She suggested tapering me. I tapered in a span of 2 weeks and was done. 2 weeks pass I start to feel severe pains in my lower back to the point where I can’t even sleep. I tell my doctor and she tells me to take tynelol and apply a heating pad. I do. 4 days after the pain has not subsided, I call my doctor again and explain. After a ton of scans and test and my MRI not showing anything wrong, she refers me to physical therapy. She says that I have a musco-skeletal deficiency and need to strengthen and learn how to use my core/back muscles properly. She also prescribed me Norco 10 mg. Two weeks pass, I am not getting better. I get prescribed flexeril, acupuncture referral. I start acupuncture, flexeril does not work. My doctor prescribed me gabapentin, causes severe side effects. Stop taking. My doctor prescribed me nortriptyline, does not work. Stop taking. My doctor prescribed me cymbalta, causes severe side effects. (All this medication was for nerve/muscle pain) I finally tell her I don’t want to take psych drugs for my pain and want to discontinue cymbalta. She tells me to keep on continuing my medication until I get used to it. I switched my doctor after that. After my first appointment with my new doctor and after explaining everything, he refers me to chronic pain management, prescribed baclofen and more Norco. I am currently awaiting to consult with my chronic pain management doctor and go forth with the classes (05/03/18). I am still continuing with physical therapy and acupuncture. I’m sorry my story is so long. I just need to get this out. My feelings have been all over the place, I have not been able to work for 2 months. I cry everyday. I have severe anxiety. I am constantly light headed, I force myself to eat and constantly forget to take my vitamins. I am always nauseous. I can’t sleep at night. I have extreme pain in my lower back and all over my body. I am on baclofen 3x10mg & 3x10mg norcos a day. I do not want to be on medications anymore. I don’t want to constantly be in bed. I want to feel normal again. I want to feel like me. I want to have energy. I want to work. I want to sleep normally. I want to find myself again. I am at a point where I just want to give up. I don’t want to feel anymore. I am lost. I don’t know who I am anymore. This is not me.
  4. It is hard not to want to give up often, thank you for your response. I need to get my vitamin levels checked and balanced.
  5. Thank you for your response, I did reach out to my WLS surgeon and this was his response: Aquatic classes seem like a good idea, but money is tight right now since I have not been able to work and I can’t afford to sign up at my gym. I have been taking warm baths and that seems to help sooth my back for the time that I am submerged. I also will look into getting my vitamin levels checked and balanced thank you.
  6. I am currently in the hospital awaiting my surgery. Nervous and excited [emoji854] anyone else getting surgery today?
  7. Bits

    Looking for Kaiser patients

    Fremont kaiser! I will be getting surgery soon! Which facility are you going to start the process at?
  8. My surgery date is 11/20. Very excited!
  9. Bits

    Looking for Kaiser patients

    I’m having my surgery at Kaiser in Northern California tomorrow morning! I attended orientation about 5 months ago. I went to a nutritionist, psychologist, met with surgeons couple times. The process went by pretty quickly and smoothly.
  10. Bits

    Surgery on December 5th

    Hi! I’m currently at my pre-op appointment at kaiser Fremont! My surgery is scheduled for November 20th. Do you attend the support group at kaiser in Fremont?
  11. Bits

    Surgery date [emoji51]

    Started at the end of July and just got my surgery date this morning for November 20th!!
  12. I'm so happy. I've met all the requirements and am now waiting for surgery in either November or December. Any other November or December patients?
  13. A couple months ago I was wondering if I'd be referred to bariatrics... and today I'm nearly at the last step. I'm looking forward and excited about the evaluation. Idk if that's odd. But I am. Also, I am 2.5 lbs below goal weight for surgery woo hoo!
  14. The questionnaire was about your current/past mental health, eating habits, support systems, relationships and drug/alcohol abuse (if applicable). Then she/he goes over based on your answers.
  15. Hope all goes well! Let me know how it went!
  16. She went over a 40 question sheet I filled out prior and a quiz I was given to take home after my meet with the surgeon. She gave me advice about some topics such as stress management and eating. She was very informative. She said I'm clear at the end. By the time I went to her office and came out was less than 15 minutes!
  17. You can do this. You cut out tobacco and alcohol. After plenty of years. If you can do that you can do this. You just have to do it now and not look back. Don't procrastinate. Do it now. Good luck.
  18. A) friends, family and environment their stomach and intestines C) their mind, thoughts and emotions D) all of the above At first I thought it was C... but then I went back and thought about it.... A) my nutritionist, mom, and boyfriend influence me to eat healthy. if I eat a ton of cabbage and it gives me gas I won't eat much of it next time. If I eat sushi and it gives me food poisoning and turns my stomach, I won't eat it for a while or never again. I feel like I'm thinking way too much into it... any thoughts?
  19. This question is part of 20 that I have to turn into my psychologist before my psych evaluation. Just wanted your input and thoughts on it. I understand it is a tool. I understand that I am in control; that is not an option for an answer though......
  20. Well of course I do. I wanted the answer to the question I stated to be one of the options I provided.
  21. Yes, option D is what I went with. I agree with what you said. A, B, and C are all factors that influence a persons eating habits. Thanks for your input
  22. Bits

    Surgery yesterday

    I hope you are feeling better. Hang in there!!! Good luck on your journey
  23. Bits

    Surgery is in 24 hours!!!

    Goood luck! Let us know how everything goes
  24. Bits

    Today's my surgery day!!

    GOOODLUCK!!! let us know how it goes! [emoji2][emoji847]

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