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RobinAnn

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About RobinAnn

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    Mesa Dweller
  • Birthday 12/01/1956

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    Colorado

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  1. It's not illegal to carry prescribed pain meds across the border. You will have your meds and a script, so you are go to go. In fact, you can even take liquid meds in your carry-on on the plane. As for vitamins, my program allows you to resume vitamins between days 5 and 7 post-op.
  2. I'm seeing my PCP in a few weeks. I guess I'll see what she thinks when I tell her I'm going to Mexico. (We haven't discussed it at all.)
  3. I see Dr. John Weaver who I think has all of Dr. K's records. He charges $25 for a fill for Dr. K's patients. Dr. Weaver's Office Location that I go to: Western Surgical Care, PC 10103 RidgeGate Pkwy #350 Lone Tree, CO 80124 (303) 217 - 5880 He also has offices at Rose Medical Center, I think.
  4. Happy 56th Birthday RobinAnn!

  5. RobinAnn

    I was Size __ now I'm a Size __

    Started as a 22/24 pants; now wear a 10. 2X shirts; now a medium 42C (or D) bra; now 36B (flirting with a 34) 9W shoe; now 8.5M Ahh... I also wore a men's 2XL extrication jumpsuit for EMS work (with much difficulty). I now wear a medium. I might could wear a small if I didn't have to wear warm layers underneath.
  6. RobinAnn

    Where are my Bandsters???

    I am a member of the Class of July of 2009. I've had a great band experience. I'm sorry for all of you that have struggled. I've lost over 100 pounds since surgery (116 to be exact). I have another three to lose for a personal goal. I'm thrilled with my band decision although if I were to do it again, I'd probably go for a sleeve.
  7. RobinAnn

    New Group...yay!

    I've followed the Dr. K thread for over two years but have not contributed much. Have never had the pleasure of meeting any of the others on the thread except for... hmm... I don't know her name on-line. She is also from Durango (where I live) and had a different surgeon but I think she met some of you. I'm Robin and had my lapband done in July of 2009. My surgery weight was 272 (highest ever was 307). I currently weigh 156 and should be happy here (and I am for the most part) but I have a personal goal of at least seeing 153.5 once so that I can claim a loss of half of my former self. I am so thrilled with my loss and progress. I love that I have improved my health so dramatically (I was on pre-diabetes drugs and two hypertension meds and am now on just one b/p med that I probably should get rid of). I am so much more active that ever. I'm a lousy exerciser, but I can do things now. I think nothing of walking cross town to get a coffee (yes, Durango is small but I couldn't do it before). Before losing weight, I had dreams of a veggie garden and chickens; now that I'm slimmer, my dreams are a working reality. I'm a certified Colorado Master Gardener and a licensed EMT (volunteer) and I can actually participate in these activities. I'm heading to Denver next week (12/15-12/16) to meet with Dr. Weaver and get a bit of a fill. I have decent restriction right now but find I get hungry way too quickly. Since my last adjustment (a slight un-fill in June) I have lost no weight. No gain, but down 2-3 pounds and then up again. Tom said I'd probably need a bit put back in, but I was so happy to not have reflux that I've just enjoyed the level I am at. It's now time to get the last three pounds off for good. Hoping I can meet some of you someday.
  8. I've had one slice of pizza every other week pretty much since I was banded in July 2009. My husband loves his Friday night pizza and he buys one every other week. I generally eat the rolled edge, a bit of the under crust, and all of the toppings. I'm full and my cravings are satisfied. I don't eat much bread otherwise. Perhaps a slice of toast with my Breakfast on the weekends; some crackers; or part of some crusty bread at dinner out. I don't know that I so much have problems with it, but I try to follow my doctors suggestions of eating Protein first (and bread doesn't fit into that plan well).
  9. RobinAnn

    2010 Challenge

    Name********Starting****Current****Goal***ToGo Adjua....................347...............317...........240......... ....77 Amy.....................289..............215............160........55 Angie64.................270................270...........210....... ......60 Astrasmom.............254................254...........170............ . .84 Babe.....................265................265...........199.... ..........66 Band_Groupie.........172.5..............157.5..........0-148........0-9.5 BetsyB..................226.6..............206.8.........109...... ......97.8 BigMomma..............209................209...........135............ . .74 Bklynike.................258...............258...........150......... . .108 BobbieND...............224...............207...........150..... .......57 Bree99..................259...............234...........155..... .......83 Brigette................198................198............150.... ........48 Bristlecone............157................145............130....... .....15 crzytchr................217................210............180..... ... ...30 Dana36.................233...............229.............160....... .....69 daqui26.................274...............274..............200....... ....74 DDGALARZ..............185...............183............150............ .35 destined4thinness..215.5.............215.5...........150.............6 5 5 Diamondgirl81........317...............270..............225........... . 45 ericanda1973.........198.5............198.5...........130.......... ..68.5 Fourme.................189...............168.............145.......... . ..23 Healthy-me-in-Az...242................183.6..........139.............44.6 HummingBird..........204...............159.............150............ .9 jenibeni.................224...............188.............165........ ....23 Jennih...................232...............232.............130.... .......102 Jeni 85..................185..............192..............150............. 35 KDEE....................240................240.............150...... ......90 kyleegirl01.............245................194.............160...... ......34 Lady LAP...............217................217.............125...... ......95 Lisa65...................174.5............165..............145..... .......20! Liz........................193.4............174..............155...... ......19! lotzasunshine..........271..............269.6............225.......... ...46 MaggieGT..............238...............236..............208.......... .. 30 newdicarlo.............187...............174..............135...... .. ...39 Northernmist..........289...............265..............175.......... . ..90 ol55andahalf..........184...............184..............144...... .......40 Peggy1.................308...............308..............225......... .. ..83 RandaPanda...........194...............161..............150........ ....11 RAYNE913.............234...............210..............160....... ......50 RobinAnn.............232.4.............173.8.............154...... ....19.8 scoutmama...........270...............270...............180........ ....90 shadst8................333...............291.2.............233........ ....58.2 skinny31................261...............224..............182..... .......42 SNDYCNRD.............207...............194.5............150........... 44.5 sueinne.................220................227.............180.... ........47 swjtlongdrive..........242................217.............179......... ....38 Tabithan................244...............234..............190....... .....44 TARASGIRL.............305...............248..............225....... .....23 tdtucker................256...............256...............160...... . ....96 Teacher2010..........192...............174...............150...... . ....24 Tealeaves..............305...............289...............150...... . ...139 TeriLu....................215...............212...............150.. .... .....62 TIGGER71G............224...............224................130....... .....94 Tinksmom..............256................213................145....... .....43 unshackled............277...............277................180....... .....97 Valerie.................190................190................150... . .......40 wonderwoman2009 175...............175................160..............15 __________________
  10. RobinAnn

    2010 Challenge

    Name********Starting****Current****Goal***ToGo Adjua....................347...............317...........240......... ....77 Amy......................289................220.4..........160........ 60.4 Angie64.................270................270...........210....... ......60 Astrasmom.............254................254...........170............ . .84 Babe.....................265................265...........199.... ..........66 Band_Groupie.........172.5..............157.5..........0-148........0-9.5 BetsyB..................226.6..............206.8.........109...... ......97.8 BigMomma..............209................209...........135............ . .74 Bklynike.................258...............258...........150......... . .108 BobbieND...............224...............207...........150..... .......57 Bree99..................259...............234...........155..... .......83 Brigette................198................198............150.... ........48 Bristlecone............157................145............130....... .....15 crzytchr................217................217............180..... ... ...37 Dana36.................233...............229.............160....... .....69 daqui26.................274...............274..............200....... ....74 DDGALARZ..............185...............183............150............ .35 destined4thinness..215.5.............215.5...........150.............6 5 5 Diamondgirl81........317...............270..............225........... . 45 ericanda1973.........198.5............198.5...........130.......... ..68.5 Fourme.................189...............168.............145.......... . ..23 Healthy-me-in-Az...242................183.6..........139.............44.6 HummingBird..........204...............161.............150............ .11 jenibeni.................224...............188.............165........ ....23 Jennih...................232...............232.............130.... .......102 Jeni 85..................185..............192..............150............. 35 KDEE....................240................240.............150...... ......90 kyleegirl01.............245................194.............160...... ......34 Lady LAP...............217................217.............125...... ......95 Lisa65...................174.5............165..............145..... .......20! Liz........................193.4............174..............155...... ......19! lotzasunshine..........271..............269.6............225.......... ...46 MaggieGT..............238...............236..............208.......... .. 30 newdicarlo.............187...............174..............135...... .. ...39 Northernmist..........289...............265..............175.......... . ..90 ol55andahalf..........184...............184..............144...... .......40 Peggy1.................308...............308..............225......... .. ..83 RandaPanda...........194...............161..............150........ ....11 RAYNE913.............234...............210..............160....... ......50 RobinAnn.............232.4.............177.8.............154...... ....23.8 scoutmama...........270...............270...............180........ ....90 shadst8................333...............291.2.............233........ ....58.2 skinny31................261...............236..............182..... .......54 SNDYCNRD.............207...............194.5............150........... 44.5 sueinne.................220................227.............180.... ........47 swjtlongdrive..........242................217.............179......... ....38 Tabithan................244...............234..............190....... .....44 TARASGIRL.............305...............259..............225....... .....34 tdtucker................256...............256...............160...... . ....96 Teacher2010..........192...............174...............150...... . ....24 Tealeaves..............305...............289...............150...... . ...139 TeriLu....................215...............212...............150.. .... .....62 TIGGER71G............224...............224................130....... .....94 Tinksmom..............256................213................145....... .....43 unshackled............277...............277................180....... .....97 Valerie.................190................190................150... . .......40 wonderwoman2009 175...............175................160..............15
  11. Congrats Amy. You will do fine!!!! How exciting for you!
  12. RobinAnn

    2010 Challenge

    Adjua....................347...............337...........240......... ....97 Amy......................289................228.3..........160........ 68.3 Angie64.................270................270...........210....... ......60 Astrasmom.............254................254...........170............ . .84 Babe.....................265................265...........199.... ..........66 Band_Groupie.........172.5..............157.5..........0-148........0-9.5 BetsyB..................226.6..............206.8.........109...... ......97.8 BigMomma..............209................209...........135............ . .74 Bklynike.................258...............258...........150......... . .108 BobbieND...............224...............207...........150..... .......57 Bree99..................259...............234...........155..... .......83 Brigette................198................198............150.... ........48 Bristlecone............157................157............130....... .....27 crzytchr................217................217............180..... ... ...37 Dana36.................233...............229.............160....... .....69 daqui26.................274...............274..............200....... ....74 DDGALARZ..............185...............183............150............ .35 destined4thinness..215.5.............215.5...........150.............6 5 5 Diamondgirl81........317...............270..............225........... . 45 ericanda1973.........198.5............198.5...........130.......... ..68.5 Fourme.................189...............168.............145.......... . ..23 Healthy-me-in-Az...242................183.6..........139.............44.6 HummingBird..........204...............164.............150............ .14 jenibeni.................224...............188.............165........ ....23 Jennih...................232...............232.............130.... .......102 Jeni 85..................185..............192..............150............. 35 KDEE....................240................240.............150...... ......90 kyleegirl01.............245................194.............160...... ......34 Lady LAP...............217................217.............125...... ......95 Lisa65...................174.5............165..............145..... .......20! Liz........................193.4............174..............155...... ......19! lotzasunshine..........271..............270.4............225.......... ...46 MaggieGT..............238...............236..............208.......... .. 30 newdicarlo.............187...............174..............135...... .. ...39 Northernmist..........289...............265..............175.......... . ..90 ol55andahalf..........184...............184..............144...... .......40 Peggy1.................308...............308..............225......... .. ..83 RandaPanda...........194...............162..............150........ ....12 RAYNE913.............234...............210..............160....... ......50 RobinAnn.............232.4.............185.4.............154...... ....31.4 scoutmama...........270...............270...............180........ ....90 shadst8................333...............291.2.............233........ ....58.2 skinny31................261...............236..............182..... .......54 SNDYCNRD.............207...............194.5............150........... 44.5 sueinne.................220................226.............180.... ........46 swjtlongdrive..........242................217.............179......... ....38 Tabithan................244...............234..............190....... .....44 TARASGIRL.............305...............259..............225....... .....34 tdtucker................256...............256...............160...... . ....96 Teacher2010..........192...............174...............150...... . ....24 Tealeaves..............305...............289...............150...... . ...139 TeriLu....................215...............212...............150.. .... .....62 TIGGER71G............224...............224................130....... .....94 Tinksmom..............256................213................145....... .....43 unshackled............277...............277................180....... .....97 Valerie.................190................190................150... . .......40 wonderwoman2009 175...............175................160..............15
  13. I have a 40 year history of overweight and dieting. Never had any diagnosed gall bladder issues. I was banded 7/22/09 and have lost nearly 100 pounds. On 4/6/10 I was at a meeting of our fire board and I started to feel ill. As the secretary of the board, I tried powering through the pain. Three times I had the fire chief (and an EMT) assist me in my office. During my third recess I told the Chief that I needed to go to the hospital. (Unfortunately my dh was out of town.) The Chief called 911 and initiated a call-out. Approx a dozen members responded (who wouldn't respond to a medical call at the fire station?). The town ambulance finally came and I was carted off to the hospital 25 miles away. When the ER doc did a quick ultra-sound, the smart-ass said "It's a girl!!!". Gallstones was the diagnosis. My ultimate surgeon happened to be finishing up in the OR but on seeing my scans, he determined it wasn't an emergency and I could wait. Our Asst Fire Chief and EMS Captain were with me in the ER so they drove me home. I was able to get an appt on Wednesday with the surgeon; my dh got home right after that appt; I got scheduled for surgery on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. One attack was enough for me. Living as far from doctors as I do, I didn't want another attack. I'm glad the gb is gone and haven't seemed to have any issues since.
  14. Just popping in to say "hi". I haven't done a lot of chatting here, but I do follow everyone. I was banded by Dr. K on July 22 2009. My start weight was 284 but I weighed 270 on the day of banding. I'm proud to report I've lost nearly 99 pounds since I started this process. (I've also lost my gall bladder, but that's another story.) I've had five fills (and one partial unfill tweak). I haven't been to see Dr. K since May when I traveled to Denver twice in 5 days (once for a fill, once for a partial unfill). I'm at great restriction right now. I have about another 30 pounds to go and am confident that they will come off even though it is slow going now. Here's a picture of me at 284 at a wedding in May of 2009 (I'm in orange). Here's me two weeks ago in a dress that I'm planning on wearing to a wedding on Saturday. Other NSVs, I can climb into my ambulance with ease now; I've gotten a new jumpsuit for my EMS duties (when folks from other departments were teasing me about my clown suit, the Fire Chief thought it was time for me to size down... from a men's XL to a men's medium). I tend to my garden with ease. I walk everywhere. I fit into size 16 jeans; regular size L tops. I'm just thrilled with my progress.
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