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About Suzi_the_Q

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  • Birthday 11/01/1979

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  1. Suzi_the_Q

    Profile Help

    Click on the tab next to your icon, with your user name on it, then My Surgery, add you surgery info there, then on the left click on Progress to add/ adjust your weight etc. You can create tickers at the bottom of your posts by clicking on your user name tab again and going to My Tickers. Enjoy!
  2. One more for the Bariatric Advantage chewy bites. I like the strawberry ones and the pineapple-mango ones.
  3. That sucks. Definitely call the lab.
  4. Parkour, Cross-fit, chemo, bulimia, HIV, stomach cancer/ ulcers. The worse thing you tell them, the quicker they'll shut up about it.
  5. Suzi_the_Q

    Protein shakes

    I gave Sci-tec a try. It's the #1 brand in Europe and when I showed it to my nutritionist she was impressed and said it has some high-end ingredients. The chocolate tastes like diet chocolate milk. It's pretty good! It's hard to find in smaller amounts to try it, but I found it here. https://www.iafstore.com/usa/scitec-nutrition/100-whey-protein-professional-codp40749
  6. Suzi_the_Q

    Pre Op Vitamins and Suplaments

    I found this, may be useful. https://www.obesityaction.org/community/article-library/weight-loss-surgery-nutrition-and-hair-loss/ https://www.pennmedicine.org/updates/blogs/metabolic-and-bariatric-surgery-blog/2013/march/tips-for-minimizing-hair-loss-after-weight-loss-surgery
  7. Suzi_the_Q

    Friday Night

    Pretty good! Saw my nutritionist, who's a real hoot! had a couple of walks around the block (which is all I can do yet.) Otherwise hiding in the AC as usual. Social distancing like a mofo! =D
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    Thank you- I sure hope so!
  9. I just hit my doctor's pre-op weight loss goal! (3 months early!!!) I have a nutritionist appt./ weigh-in in an hour and I'm so excited- they should be giving me a tentative surgery date soon! Of course I still have to wait the 3 more months for them to put it through to my insurance, so hopefully surgery in December or January, but still! It'll be nice to have an actual target date. Happy happy day!
  10. I won’t miss going to the beach with my family and having to stay back about 300m from the Ocean while they play in the surf because I can’t walk that far. (Like today.) 😢
  11. I watch "My 600lb Life" and that does it for me.
  12. Suzi_the_Q

    Stating Pre-Op diet today

    If you put some chia seeds in the water, the water becomes more filling, plus you get a little protein and omega-3s out of it. 😃
  13. Suzi_the_Q


    I haven't had my surgery yet, but from the few people I have told that I'm in the process of it, I can tell you what I have learned: people who do or have struggled with their weight are generally "safe" and supportive; people who have not, generally are not (save for my husband, thankfully!) Going forward, I'm only going to share this info with those whom I know will at least somewhat "get it." I don't need the negativity when this is already challenging enough. Once the weight is all gone, I'll be more open about it because nothing shuts naysayers up like results! It's nobody's business but your own. I'd just say that I've been working on it.
  14. Suzi_the_Q

    Getting approved for insurance

    Hey there, what state are you in? I just panic-called my surgeon's office asking about this (I'm on Medicaid too) and they said all I needed to do was have 6 appointments with the nutritionist- I know requirements may vary state by state though. Have you called your surgeon's office to discuss your concerns yet?
  15. Suzi_the_Q

    Normal people just don't get it!!!

    Thank you, I really appreciate all of you folks. I feel very connected and supported on this journey thanks to the great people on this forum. ❤️