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I'm so glad all went well... From a future Kaiser SSF girl... yay!!!!!! Kimmie who was your dr.?

Thank you! When is your surgery?

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I had Dr. Alami... he was so awesome, but I don't think he's there anymore... :( Finally broke my stall the past couple of weeks, so it's nice to see the scale moving again!!

Good luck ladies!! Oh, and you can eat much more liquid.... when you start mushies, you'll be shocked at the little it takes to satisfy you!

Kimmie

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I had my two week post op with Dr. Le and I'm on Stage III soft solids now!! Yippee! I had tuna salad, strawberries, nectarine and a deviled egg. They were all yummy!! I'm 11 lbs down since surgery. Lovin my sleeve! Next appt in 3 months.

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Does any one know how long it takes to get the actual surgery from Kaiser SSF. I have had one meeting and am scheduled for orientation on 10/16. I just want to know how many meetings are involved before having surgery. I just want to get it done and start my journey to freedom...;.

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Hi Gail,

It took me from August, 2010 until January, 2011 to have my surgery--so about four months. I could have done it quicker, but looking back on it, I really think taking that much time set me up for success.

This way of eating and living was obviously a huge change for me. My total perspective on food and eating and life had to change and that took time for me to really learn and adapt to the new behaviors. In addition, I had to loose almost thirty pounds before surgery.

Enjoy the journey and what that time will give you in the long run.

All my best to you,

David

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Just looking to start a new thread or meet some NEW people that have had Kaiser sleeve surgery or are going to have sleeve surgery soon. I am Chrissy I live In Sacramento. I was JUST sleeved on June 16' date=' 2010! I was sleeved at Kaiser Richmond by Dr. Im. Looking for new people, Fun, Friends, new issues, recipes, suggestions, or just to talk!<img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/modern/thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />[/quote']

Hi Dr. Im did me too. It will be 2 years on dec 7. Still have 10 more pounds to lose. how do i find out how much im suppose to weigh?

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Hi,

Google BMI calculator. Healthy BMI is determined by gender and height.

I am female, 5'4". The top of my healthy range is 145. At 146 I am overweight. At 176 I am obese.

I strive to stay in my healthy range. I wear size 6-8. Jeans so at 62, I feel good about that. It also keeps me at Lifetime status for Weight Watchers. I go once. Week to stay accountable to myself to not ever go into denial. I use the Bariatric food plan, not WW points.

I had Dr. Baggs. I am 2.5 years out from VSG.

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Does any one know how long it takes to get the actual surgery from Kaiser SSF. I have had one meeting and am scheduled for orientation on 10/16. I just want to know how many meetings are involved before having surgery. I just want to get it done and start my journey to freedom...;.

I had my introductory class the end of April 2012 and had my surgery the end of August 2012. I had to lose 20 lbs and was diagnosed with sleep apnea in the process so had to use my cpap for minimum of two months before my surgery. It all seemed to go very quickly...and I used the time for self discovery and habit changes. The more you do and stick to new habits before the surgery the more successful you will be after the surgery.

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Hi, I'm Kym, I'm in the Kaiser bariatric program and am hoping to have the gastric sleeve surgery in SSF. I've had my orientation in SSF on 6/25. I have the Lifestyle, Nutrition 101, and Medical Appt with Kirk on 7/29 in SSF. I've lost 12 lbs since I started on the prep-op diet and have switched to Medifast plan recently because I have a lot of those foods to use and its easier for me working out in the field to take shakes etc. We will see what Captain Kirk has to say about that at my appt. on Monday. I've started taking all my Vitamins pre-op because I've had a lot of Hair loss on the Medifast plan before. I live in Sonoma County 35 min north of Santa Rosa, so I'm attending the 14 week weight loss surgery success classes through there and have met a lot of great local support people. I'm also going to take the 4 week emotional eating course offered at Kaiser SR starting 8/5/13. I do not know yet who my surgeon will be at SSF but I'm hoping to coordinate my next appt with him and the psychiatrist on the same day since I live so far away bearing my physical shows no other problems to fix! I wavered a bit in the beginning of this decision after the mandatory intro class I had to do get the approval, but I now have my chronic pain issues under control and I've fit in a walking program with my hectic schedule and I've done or am doing everything I'm supposed to be doing after surgery except give up coffee! I'm not going to give up coffee until the give me a surgical date! I'm excited and ready for the next steps! :)

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Hi I'm Lisa. I live in Petaluma. I just had my surgery done on August 15th at kaiser SSF. Just looking to find others around me that I can talk with.

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Hey guys. I was just sleeved Wednesday, August 21 st at kaiser south sf. Very quick process. Got my surgery in less than two months. It is he'll the first week, so don't think it won't be. The gas pains are exruciating. Sore as hell. It's really not fun but I HAVE lost five pounds in three days

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Hey guys. I was just sleeved Wednesday' date=' August 21 st at kaiser south sf. Very quick process. Got my surgery in less than two months. It is he'll the first week, so don't think it won't be. The gas pains are exruciating. Sore as hell. It's really not fun but I HAVE lost five pounds in three days[/quote']

Hi Jules, I had mine at Ssf on the 15th. The first 2wks are the hardest. I have lost 21lbs in 7 days. I know what you mean about the gas, it is the worst. Congrats on the 5lbs

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Just looking to start a new thread or meet some NEW people that have had Kaiser sleeve surgery or are going to have sleeve surgery soon. I am Chrissy I live In Sacramento. I was JUST sleeved on June 16, 2010! I was sleeved at Kaiser Richmond by Dr. Im. Looking for new people, Fun, Friends, new issues, recipes, suggestions, or just to talk!thumbup.gif

i saw 2 of their bariatric surgeons (not sleeved at kaiser - not heavy enough etc) and they did an exploratory lap. plus have had a few follow ups. they are good. 3 of them did not think i had a leak but my surgeon at san rafael kaiser says leak. (long story 7 weeks in hosp). anyway, congrats on your new journey!

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What? How the hell did you lose 21 pounds in seven days? Is that possible? Lol. Tell me your secret! Haha. Congrats!

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What? How the hell did you lose 21 pounds in seven days? Is that possible? Lol. Tell me your secret! Haha. Congrats!

Lol......that's what I said. I'm not getting as much Protein as I should be. Apparently my new smaller stomach does not like my Protein Drink anymore so I had to stop drinking it. I have been having a rough time. I just can't wait to move to stage 3 foods.

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