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CephalopodLove

Gastric Bypass Patients
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About CephalopodLove

  • Rank
    Novice
  • Birthday July 10

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • City
    Bangor
  • State
    Maine

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  1. CephalopodLove

    Today's the day

    How arw you doing? 💙
  2. CephalopodLove

    Today's the day

    Hope your procedure went good!
  3. CephalopodLove

    Today's the day

    I'm doing better now. I'll be thinking of you next week for your surgery.
  4. CephalopodLove

    Today's the day

    They have given me a steady amount of medication for pain. That's been helpful. I've walked around the unit twice now and it does feel good. 💚
  5. CephalopodLove

    Today's the day

    I just got up and got dressed out of the hospital gown. I woke up in an unexpected amount of pain, and was crying in recovery. They given me enough pain medication to keep it a tolerable amount. Called my kids and talked to them earlier.
  6. CephalopodLove

    Today's the day

    I'm here!!! 1 more hour before I go. SO nervous. HW: 416.8 CW:350.2 Hope everyone is having a good day. 😶😁
  7. CephalopodLove

    August 2020 Surgery

    I'm scheduled for August 31st!
  8. CephalopodLove

    Just got my date!!

    Rooting for you! 😁
  9. CephalopodLove

    Just got my date!!

    August 31, 2020!!!! I'm so excited. Got my timeline down, kid care arranged, just counting down!!! HW:416 CW:375
  10. CephalopodLove

    Psych Eval

    Maybe. I don't know, i just know that there was a lot depending on the mental health screening. So I'm SUPER happy. 😁
  11. CephalopodLove

    Psych Eval

    As a survivor, I can tell you it is something thatholds you up in a lot of places that it wouldn't make sense to. Even the guy doing the eval was saying when he first started doing this people with mental health conditions were usually denied.
  12. CephalopodLove

    Psych Eval

    Despite the apocalypse, my program had switched over to doing zoom appointments! I did the psych eval today with him. He said ultimately the surgeon is the one who decides, but he's classing me as moderate to low risk of mental health complications. Overall a green light! I seriously thought I'd get denied because I have PTSD related to domestic abuse. 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
  13. CephalopodLove

    Progress!

    Yes it doesssss. I've been reading everything I can get my hands on, and researched the surgeon. I practically felt like it was a fake thing until she walked in. Then, on my way out the check out receptionist gave me a bag with the presurgical soap wash with instructions. So that "I'm ready for surgery once I get my date". I have it on my desk so it's an everyday reminder. Yes, this is really happening! We got this!! 🤯😁😁
  14. CephalopodLove

    Progress!

    I'm very excited about this. 😊 I am relieved that I have a chance to be healthy.
  15. CephalopodLove

    Progress!

    Had my first appointment today with the surgeon. She was great! I was able to ask questions, and tell her about where I'm coming from/why I'm pursuing this opportunity all that. Gave me things to start thinking about in preparation. She said she'd recommend the bypass instead of the sleeve, which is what I was going for. Doesn't see any medical problems that cause her concern. Asking about a timeline what to expect, anddddddd she said that within the next 4 months I should be able to meet the requirements! I need to lose another 25 pounds to meet the weight for ideal safety. I've lost 12 pounds in the last 3 weeks. Super excited!! After I get that last 25 off, I have to do blood work and get cleared by the phychiatrist.
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