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Katja

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    Katja got a reaction from GreenTealael in Breast Reduction after WLS approval   
    Did anyone need to do 3 months of physical therapy to get their breast reduction surgery approved?
    I know some insurance wants it to see if PT helps the back problems. I know rashes, split skin, etc. will also get approvals.
    I would like to hear from only people who needed this approval done and what their experience was. Thank you.
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    Katja got a reaction from Sunnyway in Help needed to add another ticker and change surgery status   
    Hello Friends!
    I had a lap band done years ago and have a ticker here showing that and my status as lap band patient.
    I now have had the revision from lap band to bypass and would like to add a new ticker and change my patient status.
    Can anyone give me the directions on how to change all this? I can't find it anywhere and don't remember how I did it 14 years ago!
    If anyone from Bariatric Pal sees this, please include an instructional section to the website. Thanks!
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    Katja got a reaction from Sunnyway in Help needed to add another ticker and change surgery status   
    Hello Friends!
    I had a lap band done years ago and have a ticker here showing that and my status as lap band patient.
    I now have had the revision from lap band to bypass and would like to add a new ticker and change my patient status.
    Can anyone give me the directions on how to change all this? I can't find it anywhere and don't remember how I did it 14 years ago!
    If anyone from Bariatric Pal sees this, please include an instructional section to the website. Thanks!
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    Katja got a reaction from GreenTealael in Some Surprises I didn't expect with WLS   
    I'm now 3 months post-op. I am having the worst problems with Constipation. I have an underachieve thyroid so constipation is a tendency but not like this! I take 2 spoons of fiber at breakfast, try to eat fiber at all 3 meals, take 3 stool softeners after dinner and a 1/2 dose of Miralax before bed. If I take any more laxative I get leakage and my entire intestinal track hurts. The stool softeners give me a belly ache for at least an hour after I take them too. I think I am also losing the natural urge and signals to go. I also get very uncomfortable - bloated, pressure and a funny feeling in my intestines and stomach when I haven't gone for a day. I have made an appointment with a gastroenterologist - maybe they have my answer, but I'm not very hopeful. Has anyone else these problems? Will this ever go away? Will it get better when I can introduce more starches? I don't want to take stool softeners and laxatives the rest of my life! I'm so tired of tummy and intestinal pains.. I am really sorry I had the bypass done, but needed to as my lap band was giving me too many problems... sigh.
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    Katja got a reaction from ms.sss in Some Surprises I didn't expect with WLS   
    Big Sue, Thanks for the answer. I couldn't remember what the initials stood for... I'm very well versed in this as I've dieted over 55 years. There are too many acronyms these days.
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    Katja got a reaction from GreenTealael in Some Surprises I didn't expect with WLS   
    What is CICO?
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    Katja got a reaction from CapK in 2 Months, 50lbs, Image issues?   
    We also have to remember one manufacturer's size 10 is not the same as another manufacturer. No matter what size I have been and probably will be is always going to be a trial.... no more mail-order and returns. I only buy in the stores where I can try on first.
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    Katja got a reaction from Koko.G in Protein drink recommendations   
    My surgeon insists on Isolate Protein. Says it’s the best. Any comments? It’s a bit harder to find but GNC has Isopure. Delicious too.
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    Katja got a reaction from GreenTealael in How do you know you’re full before it’s too late?   
    Hi! Going to revise band to bypass. I have always had a problem with feeling full (even before my lap and) before I eat that “mouthful too much”. I don’t want any problems throwing up after I get my bypass. I never got that runny nose or any of the other signs. How do you know you’re one bite before trouble hits?
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    Katja got a reaction from Koko.G in Protein drink recommendations   
    My surgeon insists on Isolate Protein. Says it’s the best. Any comments? It’s a bit harder to find but GNC has Isopure. Delicious too.
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    Katja got a reaction from CapK in 2 Months, 50lbs, Image issues?   
    We also have to remember one manufacturer's size 10 is not the same as another manufacturer. No matter what size I have been and probably will be is always going to be a trial.... no more mail-order and returns. I only buy in the stores where I can try on first.
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    Katja got a reaction from ms.sss in Some Surprises I didn't expect with WLS   
    Big Sue, Thanks for the answer. I couldn't remember what the initials stood for... I'm very well versed in this as I've dieted over 55 years. There are too many acronyms these days.
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    Katja got a reaction from SeaSounders♥ in uggg.. I hate bras.   
    My bra band used to sit right on top of my port! My port was attached by the 2nd last rib, left side. It's next to it now thankfully.... losing the weight has shifted my abdomen a bit thankfully! You'll only suffer a few weeks more. Try taping a couple gauze pads over the incision to cushion it more for tonight.
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    Katja got a reaction from SeaSounders♥ in uggg.. I hate bras.   
    My bra band used to sit right on top of my port! My port was attached by the 2nd last rib, left side. It's next to it now thankfully.... losing the weight has shifted my abdomen a bit thankfully! You'll only suffer a few weeks more. Try taping a couple gauze pads over the incision to cushion it more for tonight.

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