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Everything posted by Barbara278

  1. *crying* Oh shesh.....Tiff, that just made me bawl. You look absolutely beautiful, and the look on his face is priceless. It's obvious he loves you however you are.
  2. I'm presently taking several medications because of my obesity. About 8 month back during a blood test, my PCP discovered that I had elevated enzymes in my liver as a result of one of the meds so she changed my Cholesterol medication to a new and improved one that isn't suppose to affect your liver; which is great with the exception that I went from one little tiny pill a day to six HUGE horse pills. After reading these boards for so many months I know that swallowing pills can be difficult if not impossible after surgery. I called my PCP today to discuss changing my prescription to something else and explained why. She told me not to worry about getting a new prescription because she feels with me dropping the weight that I won't need to take them anymore and that we will recheck after 3 month out. I'm so excited!!! The prescription costs $240 a month and even after my insurance pays their portion it still costs me $60 a month. This is only going to get better and better. *doing the snoopy dance* Until later :001_tongue:
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    I haven't even had surgery yet and I'm already seeing benefits:

    Great idea DeeDee. Thanks! You've done fantastic. You are very encouraging to all us newbies!
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    life expectancy after WLS

    Longhorn, I've read a few different articles regarding this subject. Here is one site that might help: Gastric Bypass and Life Expectancy - Longevity and Weight Loss Surgery
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    New Here

    Breek, Welcome. This is a great place to find answers and connect with people in the same, similar situation. Best of luck and look forward to hearing from you again. Barb
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    Picture update

    Tiffy , you just look FANTASTIC!! What else can I say. You really are an inspiration. Thanks
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    Wow Rosebud!!! You have done fantastic! You are a funny person too. lol
  8. yahooooooo Tracy! So glad everything went good. Keep us posted.
  9. Susan...congrats!!!! What a huge accomplishment.
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    Sleeved 2 days ago

    Great sound advice! Thanks for you response.
  11. Amerigirl, Welcome. Similar story here with going with a lap band and then changing to sleeve once I really did my homework. My surgery is scheduled for Jan 19th with Dr. Aceves in Mexico. So our surgeries will be 2 days apart. I can't wait to hear how your journey goes. Barb
  12. Maria, Thank you so much for being brave enough to post your story. I know I appreciate it as I'm sure many others do. I'm so sorry this has happened to you. It really does break my heart. I will be praying for you and please keep us posted on how you are doing. Barb
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    Slowly getting things in order

    Well, I'm starting to get things in order for my trip to Mexico for the Sleeve surgery. I got a pre surgery diet. I was surprised that it's only for one week prior to surgery. It's mostly a high protein and low fat/carb diet. I think I'm going to start a low calorie diet several weeks before and then switch to the doctors diet one week before surgery. That way I'll have a little jump start on my weight. It would be nice to be down 10 or 15 lbs before surgery. Hubby and I went to get our passports yesterday. We'd been meaning to get them for some time but just kept putting it off. It cost us almost $400 to process them quickly. Not cheap. Oh well, nothing we can do at this time. Dr. Aceves office did tell me that we could still cross the boarder without them as long as we had proof that we had applied for them, but I didn't want to take any chances. I'm starting to purchase some of the protein drinks I'm allowed to have the weeks after surgery. I've also sent off for samples from two different places. Might as well start trying them out to see what I like and don't like. The doctors office suggested having all those things in place before having surgery so that I can just rest when I get home and not have to worry about buying supplies. I think that's a good idea. The last couple of weeks I've been dreaming of the surgery almost every night. I think it's a combination of being excited and nervous at the same time. More later. Hope everyone is doing well.
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    Slowly getting things in order

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    Slowly getting things in order

    Tiff, thanks for reminding about the tastes changing. I remember reading that several times on the board. I hope you had a great weekend too. Thanks:biggrin0:
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    First Procedure

    Once I have my surgery and I get to my goal and remain there for about a year, I'll consider Plastic Surgery. Until then, I told my hubby that I'll just tuck my boobs in my pants when I jog. lol
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    January 5th here I come!

    Welcome to the site as well. Keep us posted on your progress as well.
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    January 5th here I come!

    Hi Angel, Welcome to the site. My surgery is Jan 19th. You'll find a wealth of information here, and VERY helpful people as well. Good Luck on your journey! Barb
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    Question about stitches

    VegasAngel, Oh thanks! Weird thing is I've been dreaming every night and all these questions come to mind. ha
  20. I just thought of something and I couldn't find any information on this board or in any of the paperwork from my Doctors office. I'm having surgery in Mexico with Dr. Aceves on January 19th. I was just wondering if they remove the stitches before you head home and if not, how to you get them removed? Thanks:confused1:
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    Question about stitches

    Thanks you two. Maybe I'm just assuming that I will have stitches. I don't have a clue. Hopefully someone who has used Dr. Aceves will post. Thanks again.
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    6 month surgeriversary ! ! !

    Tiff, Congratulations!!! I'm so grateful for you and your posts and the fact that you are one of the first to make newbies feel welcome.
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    I have an anouncement!!!!!

    Chancie, Congratulations to you! You are a true inspiration to many of us newbies. Keep up the great work!! Barb
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    Sleeve on Jan 12,2010

    Deb, that's a great question. I'm scheduled for surgery with Dr. Aceves Jan 19th and my husband will be flying down there with me as well. I'm worried about him being bored and stuck in the hospital for days also.

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