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John Sagraves

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About John Sagraves

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  • Birthday 12/20/1946

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  • Surgeon Dr. Alfredo Fernandez
  • Hospital Brandon Regional Hospital
  • Start Weight 266
  • Current Weight 197
  • Goal Weight 185
  • Surgery Date 12/16/2010
  • Surgery Type
  1. Milestones & Even Better Things!

    Hi Penny, we have been gone all summer. You did good. I bet you feel fantastic. I am also doing well. We just got home after traveling all summer (Nova Scotia). Since I have been home, I have gained about 4 lbs. Might be lack of activity over the past week. Anyway I have lost 90 lbs. since surgery in December. Off all medication and feeling great. I have went past my goal and currently am at 182. I just don't want to gain any weight. This is still a trial to see what I can eat to maintain. School starts soon and going to have to figure out routine for when I get back. Should be interesting. I am impressed with you. Do you remember how scared we both were. Well we got past that and survived. Keep in touch and again, CONGRATS, John YAY!!! I'm just sooooooo ecstatic
  2. Weight loss post-op?

    8 weeks out and lost 60 lbs with pre-op diet and post op. Been about the same for last 4 weeks. Started at 270 and now down to 210. Been eating about 60 gr protein and day and around a 1000 calories. Do notice inches leaving, but not much weight. I guess this is normal sometimes. I have only about 20 more pounds to loose according to the surgeon. I guess there is no rush even if it takes a year. It has been easy to stick to low amount of food. Got tired of those shakes (still drinking one per day), but with meat and cheese, I have been able to get the protein down. The next year should be interesting.
  3. Tigergal's January 2011 Weight Loss Update

    You are doing great. Keep up the good work. I have been over 5 weeks with no weight loss. These last 20 lbs are tough. I remember when you went through the same problem. Inches are coming off, but no weight. I hit 8 weeks out yesterday since surgery. I have lost 60 lbs total and can't complain. I sure before the year is up, I will hit my goal of 185, but sure am hanging on the 210 for a long time. Anyway, I am proud of you and you are my motivation. Keep it going. Hope all is well at Dr. F. John
  4. Am I the oldest?

    I am doing fine, but think it takes a bit more time to heal. I went back to work this past Monday driving a school bus. Best to you. John
  5. Yay One month post-op

    I am right behind you with surgery done on 12/16. I was a Brandon Regional with Dr. Fernandez. You said tired, you got that right. I have lost 27lb. since surgery and go to Walmart shopping and need to sit down at Walmart before I get home. Hope this energy level picks up since I am scheduled to go to work next week. I sure don't plan on going dancing with the wife this week. John Keep in touch.
  6. "Head Hunger"---why do you torture me?

    Big mistake. I kept asking my wife how many would be there. She said several. I looked at the dining room table and it was formally set for 6. I noticed there was 2 other couples and I thought I would just sit with them while they ate. I could not do it. I said sorry, but I could not stay here. Wife stayed for dinner and I went home. I was embarrassed for them and my wife, but that is the way it goes. They brought her home later. Last night another party and I went in other room while everyone ate. Did better and watched TV til they finished. New Years we have 30 people coming over. Food should be everywhere. I am going to find a corner to hide in and stay away. Should be interesting. What test we go through. John
  7. Need help taking Cipro

    You are all great, thanks so much, Guess I will continue with the bitter pill.:)
  8. Need help taking Cipro

    Have urinary infection, 7 days post op and Surgeon wrote script for Cipro. He said take with apple sauce. After two times taking it that way, it is extremely bitter tasting. What I have been doing is crushing pill and mixing with apple sauce. Hate to bother the Dr. Anyone have any suggestions? Would swallowing the pill whole be ok and follow up with apple sauce? What is the purpose of the applesauce. I have other pills (statin) that I take whole that is the same size as Cipro with (no problems) Does apple sauce make the Cipro pass through more slowly so I get more benefit? I guess I should have called the Dr. to determine what taking with apple sauce means. Any suggestions. (One bitter pill) to take .
  9. Not cool job, but works for retirement

    Yep, I have been a diabetic for over 15 years, no insulin. Went to surgeon yesterday and things are moving right a long. This morning my weight was 232 (naked as a jay bird) with highest being 270 before detox. That is a lot of weight in less than 25 days. Surgery was 251 (fully dressed) I am taking it off quickly. I got a urniary infection from the catherdra (spelling Started on Cipro and it seems to be doing its job. Fever down. Not a lot of energy. Old heart rate went to 156 when I got out of bed right after surgery. With meds, I just checked it 106/71 with 72 beats per minute. It is working. I am just amazed how that little pouch works. Sure don't take much to fill me up. Shakes last about 3 hours and then it is juice time of other liquids. Eating time is 8, 12, 5, 9PM. That little rascal works. Have been curious how this all went together. I am sure please. John
  10. I drive a school bus. Not really high paying job, but works for me since I need insurance until I hit 65. My diabetes was getting so bad that I might have had to go to insulin. The State of Florida will not let you drive if you are on insulin, pills are ok. Anyway 5 days post op and sugar test at 140 with no meds. Couple more weeks and back on the road. Thank God for RNY. John
  11. The baby makes me look thinner! Try not to get too freaked about the surgery 'cause it will happen soon and it will go smoothly ... then you'll have a great tool and the wt will FALL off!! Sometimes the first few days are uncomfortable but walk every chance you can and get in your fluids .. nothing else matters the first few weeks! Keep in touch, please!

  12. You one good looking old dude with that grandbaby in your lap. See your still loosing. Great news. I am scheduled for surgery 12/16. Getting a bit nervous, but cant wait. Keep the weight reduction going. Ur doing good. John in Tampa.

  13. What's happening? Weird weather here in SoCal and I've been working a lot of shifts at the hospital--I tend to graze at work and troll thru the Nurse's break room looking for "crap food" in the middle of the night ... and my dang pouch lets me get away with it! Hope you're doing well.

  14. Metformin - PRE-OP

    Had a chance to visit the surgeon today and he said stay on all meds until 2 days prior to surgery. Then no more Diabetes medicine after that. He is the boss, so that is what I will be doing. Thanks for your replies. John
  15. Metformin - PRE-OP

    I am going back on meds til I go and talk to surgeon on Monday. Then I will know for sure. John