Jump to content
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!


Gastric Bypass Patients
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by cjernsttribe5

  1. cjernsttribe5

    Anyone November 2020

    I have no idea how long it will take medicaid to approve. Wish I could tell you!! I hope it’s soon though😉
  2. cjernsttribe5

    Anyone November 2020

    I’m scheduled for 11/10! On my preop diet. Made vegetable broth, chicken broth and bone broth. Got a variety of protein drinks. Sugar free flavors to add to my water. Switched to decaf coffee. I’m ready!!
  3. cjernsttribe5

    Gastric ByPass on Nov. 10, 2020

    I am having surgery the same day. I’m in North Carolina.
  4. cjernsttribe5

    Overwhelmed newbie

    Hi!! I think all those questions and anxiety is normal for getting GB. I am in the same situation. Only I will get mine done in November most likely. I have done research, met with 2 surgeons. And starting all the other stuff. It can be overwhelming and if you are lacking support, even more so. I have told my mom, sister, and 3-4 friends. I don’t want anyone else to know yet. So far everyone is supportive. My sister wasn’t at first but she has come around. I am having the surgery not just for weight loss but for the comorbidities. I have several and my surgeon helped me to understand how the surgery will help with diabetes, high blood pressure, Gastroparesis, joint pain. Which I have those and several more. If your surgeon feels your a good candidate and that it will benefit you, I think it will be safe. Did you tell them about the neck and nerve pain? They may want to address that. I have Multiple Sclerosis and nerve pain isn’t something I deal with and I am making sure they know that. I’m not sure if anything I just said helps but I hope it does. Please update and let us know what’s going on.
  5. cjernsttribe5

    GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +

    I met with the surgeon for the first time today. He says I am a good candidate for gastric bypass. My insurance is requiring about 6 months for nutritional classes. I asked a lot of questions. I’m excited and determined to make this happen. 2021 will be the start of a new year for a new me.
  6. cjernsttribe5

    GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +

    So the seminar was tonight and very helpful. I really think the did well to answer everyone’s questions. I did some of the paperwork to start the process. Since it’s a program that is part of the local hospital I will be able to do everything locally. I will see what the surgeon recommends as for surgery. So thankful to be able to find this app and find a group that can relate.
  7. cjernsttribe5

    GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +

    I am at 348 and 5 ‘5” tall. I have several health issues: diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, High blood pressure, High cholesterol. and some other things. I am going to the seminar tomorrow. I will have to do 6 months medical weight loss program. I just want to get my mobility back. I am praying this will help me with my health issues. Thanks for starting a feed for larger ladies. I appreciate it!