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About SorryNameTaken

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  • Birthday 08/26/1987

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    Singing, video games, animal rescue, spending time with my hubby and our animals!
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  1. SorryNameTaken

    Food journal apps?

    I use MyFitnessPal. I should probably give Baritastic a second go, but I much preferred MyFitnessPal. I don't know if I've ever come across a food on there that it didn't have in it's database, you can track water, exercise, as well as weight, measurements, etc. You can change your goal macros and weight loss goals. It's quite user friendly. My name is SorryNameTaken on there if you decide to use it and want a fellow pal on there!
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    Bariatric team approval?

    I'm sending out lots of good thoughts you get the call soon! I think mine was so quick because my insurance was changing and no longer allowing bariatric surgery, so it was a race against the clock to get me on the surgery table before the change happened! I suspect my patient coordinator had something to do with it going so fast out of desperation, she said it usually takes one to two weeks, so I'm crossing my fingers for you that it's quick!
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    Bariatric team approval?

    We have so many visits with my clinic that as long as you had done your requirements, your chart is ready to send on your final visit. So mine was completed that day. It was completed on a Friday, she sent it into insurance the next Monday, and insurance came back with an approval on Tuesday.
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    Need Suggestions on Vitamins

    That is such a shame! You would think they really want you to be healthy more than anything else. They really should have been willing to tell you how many you need. Is there another clinic close enough to you that you could switch? I did my best to compare these ones to the ones your clinic wanted you on and it looks decently comparable (some of the stats are slightly higher or lower, but from the untrained eye, nothing too bad). The biggest thing I noted is that these ones do not have Iron. I don't know if you're required to be on iron, but you may need to get it from another source if you are. It also doesn't have Vitamin K, but I can't honestly say how important that is.
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    Need Suggestions on Vitamins

    Most of the vitamins out there don't have the amount of vitamins my doctor wants me to have, but I am a bypass patient. I've only found 2 kinds that match what they want, at least in a chewable variety since I haven't been released to capsules yet. My clinic doesn't require as high amounts for sleeve patients, so I think these would likely match my clinic's requirements for sleeve patients just taking the 2 a day. Maybe you could send an e-mail over to your clinic just to be sure you are following your doctor's recommendations? Hair loss starting at 3 to 4 months is, unfortunately, quite normal. Make sure you are hitting your protein goals and keeping up with your vitamins, that's the best way to minimize how much loss there is!
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    My doctor only has me on 1,000 mg a day of calcium, so just twice a day for me. It's amazing how different everyone's instructions are!
  7. I take Bariatric Advantage and don't mind them at all right now. I have the same problem where I can take vitamins for a while and then all of a sudden they start making me sick and I don't know why, so I regularly change my vitamins. The very first one I took as a sample made my stomach upset, but after that, they haven't bothered me at all. I hope you find something that works for you! Maybe your insurance has some other options that may work!
  8. SorryNameTaken

    So looking forward to next stage PUREE

    I had my surgery 10/24 and am doing pretty well! I had the same thing with the bladder, but it seems to have evened itself out now, so hopefully it will for you too! I am on pureed foods already, but I've been having problems with my heart rate elevating, so I've been advised to stick mostly with fluids, which I have. It's been a pretty easy journey so far, but I've slowed down in weight loss now. It was fun watching the first 11 pounds just slide off though!
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    My doctor requires chewables or powder for the first 3 months. Since I'm just over a week post op, it's kind of nice to get to chew something. I take the Bariatric Advantage chewable Advanced Multi EA and their Calcium Chews. The multivitamins smells terrible, but tastes fine. It did upset my stomach the first time I took it, but never thereafter. I take the fruit flavored calcium chews and they are so good! It's like a softer starburst, so it's a nice treat twice a day!
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    my personal little official thread

    Sounds like great news at your pre-op!!! I'm stoked for you! Sounds like all your hard work really has paid off!
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    Over Night Stay

    😄 My hospital had special bariatric gowns, so I was completely covered front to back when I was walking. I brought pajama pants just in case my gown did not cover well enough. I ended up wearing them despite my gown being quite covering. A lot of people bring a robe or just wear a second hospital gown to cover their backs, it can just be tricky with the IV, so you may only be able to drape it over your shoulders. I barely packed anything: - I wore the same shirt to the hospital and home from the hospital - A pair of pajama pants in case I didn't want to wear the pants I wore to the hospital home - Multiple chapsticks - Phone charger - Slippers (Only worse these out of the hospital) - 2 pairs of underwear (I didn't wear any underwear my entire hospital stay, I just went free!) - A sports bra (never felt inclined to put this on until after I got home from the hospital) - Wallet (never needed this) The only thing I didn't pack that I asked for were breath mints. My breath was pretty nasty from all the tubes during surgery. Once I coughed up all the nastiness, it got a little better, but they were still nice to have.
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    Over Night Stay

    I tried not to bring too much because I'm weird about the germs in hospitals. The thing I used the most was Chapstick and breath mints. I bought slippers with the intention of just chunking them in the trash after the stay, but I decided I liked them too much to do that, so I just used the slipper socks provided and wore my slippers on my ride home. I brought my charger, but I don't recall ever charging my phone since I mostly just watched TV. I live in pajama pants, so I bought a nice soft pair of pajama pants to wear under my gown. I didn't put them on until the day after surgery, but they were nice to have.
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    October 2019 surgery peeps?

    I had my surgery 10/24 and went back to work 10/31. My surgery was a bit more complicated than anticipated. I was a revision and they didn't think my band had slipped, but it had and it was very difficult for them to remove. I have had some problems with my heart rate shooting really high just from walking a short distance. I feel like it's slowly trying to get better, so I'm just taking that one day at a time. I have another appointment on Wednesday to see if any answers can be found. Other than that, everything has gone great and I'm essentially pain free minus where I had a drain after surgery. I did buy a decent bit of protein powder to have after surgery and now I only like one of the flavors.. I knew that would happen, but it's still a bit of a bummer. 🤣
  14. SorryNameTaken

    High Heart Rate Post-op

    Thank you all for your answers! I am still well elevated and have been as high as the 160s now. I have an appointment Wednesday to see if any more answers can be found while adjusting my meds post-op. I feel like it's trying to slowly get better, so we'll just take it one day at a time. I'd just like to be able to get some walks in without feeling like I can't breathe! Thanks again!!
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    my personal little official thread

    Dr. Oviedo was really nice. I really didn't get a whole lot of time with him, but I knew I was fine with him doing my surgery once I met him. I've had complications with an elevated heart rate, but that's not his fault, just my crazy body marching to the beat of it's own drum. I hope your pre-op today goes well and you get all of your quesitons answered!!