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  1. Barihopeful

    HAPPY new year!

    Sounds like youre killing it!! Throw a pillow between those boney knees at night. It helps align the spine and should help with the knee pain too Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. Barihopeful

    What is wrong with the medical system

    I'm sorry your going thru this. Sadly, I can relate. One of the reasons I got WLS was because of back issues and sciatica. It took me 18+ months of complaining to get an MRI ordered thru my doctor. If you want one I would suggest taking your chances with the emergency room as they are usually more willing to do expensive tests. I can't help but wonder if some of my back problems could've been prevented had my doctor found the herniated discs, bulging discs and stenosis sooner. Pain management hasn't been terribly helpful for me either. Noone will prescribe me anything since my condition is chronic. Surgery isn't likely to help, so my only options are PT and epidurals. The first one didn't help much. I hope you get answers and help sooner. Do not assume it will heal on it's own. You may need to switch to a different doctors office altogether. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Looking for a November surgery pal

    Same surgery date!! Had a lot of post op pain probably related to previous back problems. Had to get stronger pain meds once I got home. It took about 8 days before I could get up from laying down by myself. Doing much better now. Went back to work thanksgiving day. How are ? Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Looking for a November surgery pal

    Had gatsric bypass on 11-9-22. Down 25lbs total (including preop diet weight loss) Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. Barihopeful

    Post Surgery Dreams

    My biggest hope is to have a reduction my chronic back pain! I'd also like to get my mobility, flexibility, strength and confidence back. I'm tired of sitting around the house all the time afraid to go hardly anywhere cause I'm not sure I can manage the walk without needing to stop and sit due to pain and fatigue. Also I'd like to go back to work asap as I am currently unable to perform my job duties due to the pain when standing/walking for more than a few minutes. Sent from my SM-G991U using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. Hello all. I am in the process if trying to get approved for RNY. The more I read the more I think my husband should consider GB as well. His BMI is only slightly over 30 but he had apnea, diabetes, and Hypertension. He exercises a ton and although his diet is far from perfect, I would say it's much better than the standard American diet. We would it his diabetes and HTN would resolve however the bug question is.....is that likely to happen if he has a strong family history of both conditions on both sides of his family? The studies I've seen made it unclear if remission is possible and hinted that perhaps diabetes would return in few years.

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