flyingangeldiane

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About flyingangeldiane

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    Advanced Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Longview, WA
  • Interests
    Scrapbooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family.
  • Age
    49

Information

  • Hospital
    sunnyside
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-01
  • Start Weight
    220
  • Current Weight
    140
  • Goal Weight
    120
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    39.1
  • Surgery Date
    02/28/2014
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Can anyone suggest a dr or hospital in mexico for skin removal? Thank you.
  2. I'm not sure what a complexity class is either, so I am anxious to find out. The gastric bypass program is really kind of annoying at kaiser in the PNW. They won't let you move on or even make your next appt. until you finish the preceding thing on the list. there is only 1 person running the whole program for the portland area and vicinity which is from Chehalis/Centralia area all the way to Salem, OR. It takes an average of 14 months for people to get their surgery through Kaiser here in the portland area. I also found out why there are so few of us on this forum and that is because they have their own pre op and post op pages on facebook. They also only have 2 physicians doing the surgery's and they are surgeons for other things, so they are very booked up. At this time, they are scheduling surgeries for Dec. It is very discouraging to say the least, but I am still sticking with it and doing what needs to be done.
  3. I finished my classes a couple weeks ago. Did my sleep study with no sleep apnea...I know I am lucky on that one. lol, I have complexity class at the end of Oct., then will see the social worker and dietition after that, then on to the surgeon if everything is a go! I am getting closer. Thanks for thinking of me Julie. It is nice to have friends to support me.
  4. I am so excited for you! Good job on the weight loss! I was really hoping to hear more about your gentleman friend from 38 years ago. Anything new with you two? lol, enquiring minds want to know. hehehehe
  5. Anyone know of anyone that was bulimic and then had gastric bypass? My friend had bulimia and was wondering about getting the surgery now? Any advice or information would be great. Thanks.
  6. Everyone I tell that I am having this surgery seems to know someone who has died from this surgery...Anyone else having this problem? I live in a small town and I find this so unbelievable. I only tell people face to face, and then it is someone that is close to me.
  7. How exciting! I hope your date turns out to be everything you want it to. Glad to hear how well you are doing. Makes me even more excited to get my surgery.
  8. 3 out of 8 classes done. Sleep study and orientation scheduled. Have to wait for orientation before I can do anything else.

  9. What are the foamies?
  10. 2 out of 8 classes done. Sleep study and orientation scheduled. Have to wait for orientation before I can do anything else.

  11. I start the classes tonight in Salmon Creek. They are two hours and it costs $120. I decided to do the class in person just because I prefer the input of others besides myself that are going through the same situation.
  12. Anyone else starting theirs tomorrow night at the Salmon Creek facility? Would be nice to meet up!
  13. This is so true! I feel guilty right now eating whatever I want, but I also know that soon my whole life will change and right now I am saying goodbye to all my favorites. Sometimes I think I should start now, but I can never do things half-assed if that makes since? I am one of those that when my mind is set, it is set and there is no holds barred! Did everyone go through this stage? I know I can't be alone in this, so this forum really makes me happy to find the answers I need and want. Thanks everyone!
  14. They had never had the surgery? A friend of mine was telling me about her friend who wished she had never had it done. I guess she had a lot of complications? Really made me think about how many there are that actually wish they never would have had the surgery. Thanks, Just curious?
  15. Wow? I can't believe how fast this process is happening for me...I got my referral a little over 1 week ago, received my questionaire, filled it out and sent it back the next day<--This was one week ago tomorrow. My bariatric case manager called me yesterday and had me set up my 8 weeks of weight management classes that will begin a week from next tues. My orientation, which isn't until the last week of my classes, my physical therapist, and my sleep study. She said I will receive a packet from her with the rest of what I have to do within the next week, but she kind of filled me in over the phone, and pretty much all I will have left to do is the Nutritionist, Dietition, and psychologist. I am thinking she already put in those referrals also and they will probably be calling me soon? Is it normal for it to go this fast? I am not complaining, I think it is great. Just thought for sure I would have to wait forever to get it all done.