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  1. Hi everyone!! I am excited I did my seminar today and received all my paperwork to fill out and send back to centegra WLC, they will run my insurance and see what is covered and costs will be. Does anyone have this plan and trying to get GB? I'm hoping to have my stuff done and ready to have surgery before the new year just in case insurance gets ripped apart again... which I hope it doesn't because I love the plan I have. And is anyone going thru the centegra system? I am hoping to get in with Dr. Heydari but they did say he has a 2 month waiting list to be seen... but in the mean time does that mean I can see the nutrionalist and do the psych eval?
  2. Rucamama

    Before and After Pics

    6 months post op gastric bypass
  3. Everyone has been so amazing and supportive, I’m sorry it has taken me so long to respond my life after surgery has changed for the better! I am working full time and so active and happy! Hollymarie36 update me please on how you are doing, I am sorry you are having to go thru this, it is a extremely emotional process I and my husband have decided he will get a vasectomy this month since we would hate to have to go thru something like that again. I have many friends who got pregnant at the same time and are half way thru the pregnancy now and it is a reminder but I know we made the best choice we could.
  4. Hi, I’m scared as hell to share this but here I go. I’m very sensitive so please no nasty comments... I am scheduled for gastric bypass dec. 5th, my husband and I have two children already, I found out I was pregnant and am having a abortion. Nov. 11th. I’m afraid my hcg levels will not be 0 when I go in for surgery. And then not have the surgery. I’m afraid to tell my doctor but I think it is a must when I go in for my pre op with my PCP. Just in case when they do test my levels are still present. I’m very early 5weeks at most. I have not been on BC because of bloodclots with surgery so I have been watching my cycles and the last month I must have ovulated very late. Like 5 days before my missed period. This is not a easy choice but with my weight and to carry another baby would be dangerous and high risk. My husband is having a vasectomy soon. Has this happened to anyone?
  5. Hollymarie36 yes I told my surgeon, and on my surgery date my test was negative. I had gastric bypass and it’s been 6 months since surgery and I’m doing great! Down 91 pounds!
  6. 6 months post op, down 91pounds! Feeling good!
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    6 months post op

    Thanks that picture really made me see how unhappy I looked and felt. It’s probably one of the worst pics I have of myself but it is a good reminder. It’s only been 6 months but I am so happy where I am today. I shared this because when I was pre op I would troll the net and look at before and after pics and I would get so excited. I hope this motivates someone😃
  8. Thank u so much for checking in on me! It warmed my heart! I had gastric bypass dec.5th I down 70lbs since then. I also started a new job in the medical world which I love! So I’m so happy. I think I would like to make a photo collage of my progress. I would love to see others as well! Thank u for checking on me.
  9. So I have been in some pain upper left part of my stomach and the mid of my back, I’m post op 4 months... is it my gallbladder?
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    Hospital packing help!

    I only used my robe and slippers and chapstick and phone charger... but I was only there for one night...
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    I’m looking for food ideas for 1 month post op gastric bypass?
  12. Hi everyone I wanted to share how happy I am to be 1 month post op today! Hw-320 Sw-310 Cw-285 I have my 5 week check up on the 9th and have met the goal I needed to reach of 286, I am a waitress so I get most of my exercise right now at work walking and lifting trays, I will get my go ahead to start the fun stuff!! Through my Dr. I get 1 year free membership to a nice gym! Eating has been hit or miss for me. I am trying to just remind myself to focus on my vitamins, water and protein for now slowly introducing new foods. I have experienced my first “dumping” and let me tell u WHAT!! uh no way buddy will I take ONE bite of a general tso chicken again! I took one small bite of a piece of chicken from my husbands dinner nd literally 5 mins of me swallowing that sucker I was violently ill. All I can say is 3 flushes later I was LITERALLY 4 pounds lighter! How are the rest of ya doing? Give me some ideas for food at this stage?
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    Protein Drink

    I actually checked my container and there was additional ingredients next to the nutritional facts and there is sucralose in it. Just wanted to let u know Incase u have a allergy.
  14. So happy today! First small goal has been met! My highest weight was 320, surgery weight was 310 and today a week after surgery I’m under 300! Weighing in at 298! I know I have a long way to go but Not seeing a 3 infront of those numbers has been so meaningful!
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    Protein Drink

    You can also bake with it!
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    Protein Drink

    I looked right before I responded to u, and I did not see that on there. You can google it and you can see their main page I order mine from which ever site has it the cheapest.
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    Protein Drink

    Hi There! I love the protein shake I use. It’s called UMP by Beverly International, I get chocolate flavor. It’s amazing! I order it online, I don’t know of any stores that sell it. It tastes just like chocolate milk. My kids even try to steal some of my shakes when I make them. It is 20 grams of protein in 8oz.
  18. I had one I had gastric bypass, my surgeon does the drain with every surgery. I guess it depends on your doctor and your body?
  19. Our stats are near the same!! I hope I can look as good as u!!! [emoji7]
  20. It’s such a good feeling!
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    Got my date Dec 5th!!!!

    I got my drain and staples taken out today one incision is alittle irritated no pus just red and draining fluids so they put me on some horse pills of antibiotics but then seem to be going down good so far. Life is 100% better with out those things! And on to full liquids. Cream soup and cottage cheese never tasted so good!!
  22. I had GBS DEC. 5th, so it’s been a few days was wondering when do I start feeling the fullness? My diet is clear liquids now. I was thinking I would get full on liquids too. I’ve been eating the correct amount per dr. Orders does this happen when u start the purred stage? Or am I broken?[emoji6]
  23. So I finally made it to the other side! [emoji3] I had my Gastric Bypass surgery on dec. 5th at 730am, I wanted to share the little experience I had after surgery. So a little history on myself bc this is the part I want to share bc I have read everywhere on the internet about people asking about surgery and Suboxone. I’m a recovering addict, I was a iv drug user. I’ve been clean for 3 1/2 years. I was worried they would not do surgery on me because of my past and bc of the meds I currently take to keep me on the straight and narrow. I searched the internet before I saw my surgeon I worried I wouldn’t be able to have surgery, well there wasn’t a whole lot out there. I told my surgeon and he was luckily aware of what the medication was and how it would affect me, his only demand was that I was actually clean from abusing drugs for two years. Which I was, I switched over to subutex a month prior to surgery. The naloxone in suboxone would have a bad affect with the pain meds given at surgery. I had no problems with the switch over. Prior to surgery I met with anesthesia and they had a plan, they suggested I do the duramorph shot (the shot in your spine), which sadly I denied which I wish I would have done because when I got into recovery immediately after surgery I woke up in extremely bad pain. I was trying to sit up and move and I was yelling in pain.... it freaking hurt!! They were aware of my meds which is very important don’t try to hide it. They spent the whole day trying to make me comfortable. I was on dilaudid, it was till the afternoon they switched me to toroidal that I finally got relief. But I still got up and walked and used washroom. I finally got some rest. The next day I was like a new person. Still sore but my pain was under control. I was never treated any differently, which has always been my worry. I started taking my regular meds the 2nd day, I actually got to go home that evening too. We went home filled my meds, and felt so good to go home. I’m home now and I’m doing well, the only thing that is really bothersome is the drain, I get it and my staples removed on Tuesday. Oh and changing the bandaids that is the worst!! I’m drinking water and on clear liquid diet till Tuesday. If anyone is wanting this surgery and on suboxone and has any questions please feel free to ask me. I can only share my journey and what my experience was but it’s nice to know there is someone out there that you can talk to [emoji3] oh also I have been fine with the pain meds they send u home with. I have only used it twice in the 5 days I’ve been home. So hopefully this helps someone and feel free to ask any questions.
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    Got my date Dec 5th!!!!

    Just checking in how did everyone do? I had GBS dec. 5th, and got to come home the next day! First day was very painful and now I’m feeling much better. Just walking and sipping.
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    Got my date Dec 5th!!!!

    I have to check in at the hospital at 530am[emoji51] and surgery is scheduled for 730am, gonna pack a hospital bag tomorrow and clean the house so when I come home I don’t feel terrible about not helping with kids and chores. My essentials will be toothbrush, robe, slippers, and comfy clothes, and lib balm. Oh also a lanyard... my surgeon makes us have a drain for a week and everyone says that hooking the drain to a lanyard helps with hands free.