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Tatinkg

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About Tatinkg

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    Novice
  • Birthday October 9

About Me

  • Biography
    Hi! I'm Kathryn and stumbled upon this site. I am preparing for upcoming surgery hopefully with the next month or two. Weight loss has been a great struggle for me until finally I could not due to very bad osteoarthritis. I hope this will help me.
  • Gender
    Female
  • Occupation
    Nurse
  • City
    New City
  • State
    NY
  • Zip Code
    10956

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  1. I am 4weeks post surgery and now on soft diet.  How many calories per day?  I had fixed my myfitnesspal app to do 1200 calories with 75% protein, 15% fat and 10% carbs.  Is this correct?  I'm curious, what are some of you doing?

    Thanks.  

  2. I was feeling the same too, disappointed that I did not lose any weight this past week. I'm three weeks post op. But in looking at where I started, I certainly could not have lost 15lbs on my own like that. I think that took me a year when I did it on my own last time. I think @sleevedshereen and @KatFight, you guys are right on, thanks so much for the advice.
  3. Tatinkg

    How many oz ?

    Hi! One week post op, still clear liquids, my doctor had advised me to sip up to 4oz every 20-30minutes. She said that in total, I should be getting 64oz for the day. I know I was below that. I hope this helps and congrats!
  4. Tatinkg

    Puree stage

    I'm at the pureed food stage now too and everyone here has many great ideas, which I am also taking note. I've mixed split pea soup and a spoonful of mashed potatoes, which I heat up for about a minute in the microwave and that goes down pretty well. I've also blended lentil soup. I've also made homemade egg drop soup - just boiled some turkey or chicken bone broth from the carton and added some whisked eggs seasoned with some soy sauce. Just some ideas, Good luck!
  5. Since I last posted in November, I was approved by my insurance and my surgery was scheduled January 2nd, 2018.  I know it's been so long, but I was very down about the denial, but then was so surprised when they called me after Christmas telling me I was finally approved and they could do it on the 2nd.  I am 10 days post op now  and am I the only person who misses food???  This clear liquid diet is making my tastebuds taste metallic...anyway, thank you for the support!  :D:778_heartbeat:

  6. Surgery is postponed...insurance did not approve it citing "not medically necessary."  I was calling to check what time I was going to report for surgery, I was told I was not on the list.  Probably due to some finance (insurance) problem and for me to call finance in the morning.  I come home late from work and see the letter from the insurance company stating it did not appear that my doctor was working with me on my weigh loss and that it was not medically necessary.

    I'm frustrated, but not defeated.  I filed for an appeal this morning.  I called the clinic and I was advised to wait.  So now I wait....

    1. Creekimp13

      Creekimp13

      Ah man, I'm sure sorry. I hope things work out, Tatinkg. Sending you good thoughts and hopes for your stupid insurance to come through for you.

    2. Apple203

      Apple203

      Well that sucks. With a BMI of 41, I thought the "medically warranted" part was a slam dunk?

  7. Tatinkg

    Progress pic

    For Thanksgiving, my sister and I took a pic that seems like the same pic from March when we celebrated our family’s March birthdays. I see some progress and I’m going in for a sleeve this Tuesday. I wanted to share. It amazes me
  8. Hang in there, it is really tough. Today was the first day for liquid diet pre-op (my procedure will be on 11/28/17 and I felt hypoglycemic...I’ve been taking Kefir, broth, coffee, two protein drinks and cucumbers. Good idea on popsiclesł! Thanks! Don’t despair, change is not easy to come by but you, we, all of us will get there. You can do this!
  9. So I have a surgery date!!!!  D Day is November 28th!!!  Provided all goes well with insurance, yadda, yadda, yadda...but yeaaa!!!  I'm psyched!!!  I do have to adhere to liquid diet two weeks before surgery....which is in four days....BUT it is necessary so here we go!

    1. 2newdreams

      2newdreams

      my day is the 29th at 6:30! Woop woop

  10. Tatinkg

    Before the surgery

    Hi there! Kudos to you for having lost a good amount of weight on your own. That happened to me too, but as in everything, the weight came back faster than the time it took me to lose only 29lbs! I decided on the sleeve as I just needed help with losing weight and to hopefully improve my osteoarthritis on my knees and hopefully I get to exercise more. Also, my brother did the sleeve and thus far he's been doing well. I feel like we can support each other throughout this time. He's about a year in and have lost about 80lbs. A friend of mine decided to go with the bypass since she felt she would not be able to do as much exercise due to her job and lifestyle, and she's been doing good as well. Whatever you decide to do, best of luck to you! I have found this site to be informative and the people here to be very supportive.
  11. Thanks so much! I appreciate it
  12. Hi everyone, I'm Kathryn and I'm new around here so please forgive me if I'm not too familiar with how things go around here....so let me start at the beginning, I guess... I've always been fat...even as a child. I weighed 8lbs when I was born and apparently that was unprecedented in the Philippines. And as I grew...oh did I grow...and it just did not stop. It took me a very long time to accept myself the way I am. At one point I was able to lose about 29lbs after my divorce by watching what I ate...not even exercising. But then a great big stress happened. My youngest brother was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2013. He recently passed away in July 2016. I was his caretaker. After he was diagnosed, I just let go of the healthy habits I had like watching what I ate and I was just not eating healthy. Of course this brought sadness to our family and at the same time the weight came back and more. Right around his funeral I just noticed I have not been able to do more physical things like getting on a treadmill, walking for long distances, kneeling on a church pew--something as simple as that. Thereafter I went to my doctor who referred me to an orthopedist. He told me my right knee needs replacement and that was the only thing that would improve my knee. Meanwhile I was only 39 years old. I did some physical therapy which made it better for a bit. I then realized that maybe it would help if I get weight loss surgery. Around the same time, a friend was also in the process of getting hers done. A doctor friend advised me to do it and said she would support me and even offered to medically clear me for surgery. So here I am...since May 2017, I have been going back and forth with appointments with specialists and with dietician visits at Harlem Hospital. My appointment date with the surgeon is on November 9th. I believe thereafter, they will decide a surgery date or what have you. I guess I'll wait and see. In the meantime, thank you for the platform and support. I will be perusing the forums with things that may interest me. Best of luck to all of us. And thank you for the opportunity.
  13. Hi everyone, I'm Kathryn and I'm new around here so please forgive me if I'm not too familiar with how things go around here....so let me start at the beginning, I guess... I've always been fat...even as a child. I weighed 8lbs when I was born and apparently that was unprecedented in the Philippines. And as I grew...oh did I grow...and it just did not stop. It took me a very long time to accept myself the way I am. At one point I was able to lose about 29lbs after my divorce by watching what I ate...not even exercising. But then a great big stress happened. My youngest brother was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2013. He recently passed away in July 2016. I was his caretaker. After he was diagnosed, I just let go of the healthy habits I had like watching what I ate and I was just not eating healthy. Of course this brought sadness to our family and at the same time the weight came back and more. Right around his funeral I just noticed I have not been able to do more physical things like getting on a treadmill, walking for long distances, kneeling on a church pew--something as simple as that. Thereafter I went to my doctor who referred me to an orthopedist. He told me my right knee needs replacement and that was the only thing that would improve my knee. Meanwhile I was only 39 years old. I did some physical therapy which made it better for a bit. I then realized that maybe it would help if I get weight loss surgery. Around the same time, a friend was also in the process of getting hers done. A doctor friend advised me to do it and said she would support me and even offered to medically clear me for surgery. So here I am...since May 2017, I have been going back and forth with appointments with specialists and with dietician visits at Harlem Hospital. My appointment date with the surgeon is on November 9th. I believe thereafter, they will decide a surgery date or what have you. I guess I'll wait and see. In the meantime, thank you for the platform and support. I will be perusing the forums with things that may interest me. Best of luck to all of us. And thank you for the opportunity.
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