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Posts posted by jeromysgrl

  1. Wow everyone! Thank you so much for all the support and encouragement. I appreciate it so much! I’m now 5 days out and I feel so much better. I’ve figured out what works for me and thinks are getting better. I see my doctor today and I’m hoping he advances my diet, because to be honest, I am soooo over Jello and popsicles!! 🤢 you guys really helped me. Thank you thank you thank you!

  2. Hi. I had my RNY on Friday and ugh, I’m feeling it. I’m so bruised and swollen and when I drink I feel like I’m just swallowing a ton of air- even though I know I’m not. It all just hurts. I’m having trouble finishing motivation and making my fluids. Advice? Thanks. -Jenn

  3. Hello. This is my first post, so I hope I’m putting this in the correct area. Introductions: I’m Jenn. I’m 36 years old, I’ve been married to an amazing man for 18 years, I have two kids (17 & 16 y/o), I’m a NICU nurse, and I’m 5’1” and 231 lbs with a BMI of 43.6. I’ve had two knee surgeries, I have heart issues, and just got diagnosed with sleep apnea. I’ve decided to move forward with surgery and I’m a bit nervous. My insurance requires a 6 month “medically supervised” weight loss program and this month will be my last appointment with my doctor before I can get my referral to the surgeon. I have a few questions for y’all: what helped you make the decisions between VGS and a traditional bypass? Also, I’m having trouble telling my friends in fear that I will be judged- which is weird because my friends are not the type of people who judge! But I think I don’t want them to seem me in a different light I suppose. How did you overcome these fears? Thanks for the advice!

  4. Hello everyone. I am thinking of getting the Lap Band and have a couple of questions.... My BMI is 36, now I know that is a little low, but I have high cholesterol, major back pain, and joint pains, and a few other minor issues. I have tried everything under the sun to lose the weight on my own but the weight never comes off. I will admit I have an addiction to food (since I quit smoking) and I know this has led to much of my weight gain. I have a family history of morbif obesity, and other major health issues. I am wanting to get my weight and health under control before it becomes majorly out of control and I have major health issues. And I am on the path to it!

    So here goes the question... do you feel that I would make a good canidate for this? Do you think I will be approved? My insurance pays for damn near anything. Should I wait till my BMI is more?

    Thanks for the help.