doll777

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About doll777

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  • Birthday 09/18/1977

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    cyberdoll777

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Iowa
  • Age
    36

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Kyle VerSteeg
  • Hospital
    Mercy North Iowa
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-07
  • Start Weight
    345
  • Current Weight
    210
  • Goal Weight
    150
  • Surgery Date
    06/19/2014
  • Surgery Type

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  1. Thank you, cinwa. I was inclined to do the same and wait until Monday when I can talk to my doctor about it. I'm not happy with the 20 pounds that I have gained but I don't want to do something that is harmful to myself, either. lol
  2. Okay so I have decided to try the 5 day pouch test to reset my pouch and hopefully jump start my weight loss again. The only thing that I'm not sure about is that I have been trying to get pregnant and actually am late on my period by almost two weeks. I'm not sure if the reset is a good idea if I get pregnant. Suggestions or advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks P.S. I posted this in another thread, too.
  3. Okay so I have decided to try the 5 day pouch test to reset my pouch and hopefully jump start my weight loss again. The only thing that I'm not sure about is that I have been trying to get pregnant and actually am late on my period by almost two weeks. I'm not sure if the reset is a good idea if I get pregnant. Suggestions or advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks
  4. It has been both the primary and the surgeon. The vitamin deficiencies have been with the primary, so maybe my surgeon is a good place to go to consult about that. The rest is already with the surgeon, without many results, other than adding raglan to my medications. It doesn't seem to help much.
  5. Hi, I have been struggling a lot lately. I have gained some weight back, no where near all, but like 20-30 pounds. I am so scared that I will gain it all back. In addition, I have been struggling with most all food and drink making me sick with no answers from doctors as to the reason. I have been through MRI's, CAT scans, Hydro scans, ultrasounds, several scopes. The next step is more surgery to check for a hernia. I did this to have fewer medical problems and I seem to be sick more often than ever before. I am deficient in several vitamins, including iron. I was told the best way to deal with that is an IV but my doctor refuses to do it because she thinks she can just have me take more vitamins. I have been taking them the way she said and my iron hasn't moved. I think it is because the surgery only allows me to absorb so much through my stomach, so upping the dose is only causing the extra to be immediately disposed of in my body. I am still happy that I did it but so much seems to be a constant struggle and I feel like I just want everything to be over. I have even thought about seeing if it could be reversed. I don't know what to do anymore. I was really positive for a long time but it seems more difficult lately. I don't know if what I am feeling is normal or not but I know that it is hard to deal with.
  6. I need to try this because I seem quite stalled on my weight gain and seem to be getting sick a lot lately. Also, I am having issues with a lot of foods getting stuck. Is there a place to find some examples of foods for each day? I want to make sure I am well prepared and I would like to get it done before I go back to work in a couple of weeks. Thanks
  7. I am TTC without much luck. The hormones for my PCOS seem to have corrected themselves for the most part. The OB/GYN mentioned that clomid may be my best option since I am still not having luck. Does anyone have any suggestions or options that worked well?
  8. Hi, i have been dealing with stomach problems, like cramping and vomiting since about a year post op. I have had several EGD, ultrasounds, and other tests trying to figure out what the problem is. Also, I spoke with Nutritionists and such about possible solutions. I recently had an EGD and the doctor discovered that my pouch is not digesting or expelling food the way it should. Instead the food is getting caught and creating large balls of food in my pouch. Now that I know the cause of my problems, the question is how to fix it. The doctor that did the EGD sent me home with diet restrictions that are nearly impossible to follow because they restrict me from the normal food I eat as a bypass patient, including cottage cheese and Greek yogurt. I have an appointment set emeritus my original WLS surgeon but that is a few weeks away. I'm really scared that this is going to mean more surgery. I'm trying to get pregnant and worried that it may impact that as well. Has anyone had this problem or do you have any suggestions that may help?
  9. He just said the risk was high in general. I asked him about creating a new belly button and he said it was either keep the one I had or nothing at all. No in between
  10. So I had the consult with plastics and the surgeon told me to take out my navel and do not worry about how I will look without a belly button because the risk is way higher to keep it. My boyfriend and family heard this and are pressuring me to just get rid of my belly button but to me I think it will look and feel strange to not have one. Can I get some opinions on this from people who have done the surgery? Is the risk that high and did it feel strange to you? Thanks
  11. I did talk to the surgeon. He said I will need a cat scan because the symptoms are different from the ulcer that I had a few months ago. They also suggested a liquid diet for now, though it sounded like that was for comfort and what I eat/drink makes no differences on pain levels.
  12. I called them, I am awaiting an answer
  13. Hi, I don't know if anyone else has had a similar situation, so I thought I would ask. I am having very sharp pains in or near my pouch. It is worse with any food or drink. It feels similar to food being stuck, but it hurts worse with even protein water. I can't explain it.
  14. I'm considering a LBL/ tummy tuck, breast lift and my arms
  15. Hi everyone, I'm almost two years post-op and considering plastics. I am at a weight and body image that I'm overall happy with. I don't have as much extra skin as many people.m, but I do have a significant amount. I have a difficult time leaving my house without shape wear and corsets because of both physical pain of jiggling skin and the mental thought that people are staring at me because of my "jigglies." My boyfriend is good with the way I look and supportive of whatever decision I choose. I have canceled 3 consultations so far because I'm nervous about cost and recovery. starting at almost 400 pounds and now at about 200, I almost don't even look like the same person and my appearance and self esteem have greatly improved. I can't even comprehend how I did it all for so long. Anyway, if anyone is willing to share their story or some incite, I would greatly appreciate it. As I said, I'm on the fence, part of me wants to do the plastics so bad and the other part of me wonders if it is worth it.