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  • Gender Female
  • Age 37


  • Hospital Tripler AMC
  • Height (ft-in) 5-06
  • Start Weight 289
  • Current Weight 284
  • Goal Weight 145
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) 46.6
  • Surgery Date TBD
  • Surgery Type Vertical Sleeve

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  1. anjelika added a post in a topic Endoscopy WITHOUT sedation.   

    That's terrible! I had a friend who had her's done without being sedated and i thought she was crazy! Now I know she must be because reading about your experience just confirmed it! I'm so sorry you had to go through that.
  2. anjelika added a post in a topic Hello again! 5 years on...   

    Hugs to you!!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!
  3. anjelika added a post in a topic What if I drop below 35 BMI on supervised diet?   

    If you're in a program, I would ask the doc. Some programs will tell you to watch how low the BMI falls because insurance may not cover it (some doc's will submit your weight info to the insurance company after you completed their program). My program wants us to lose at least 15% TBW and said that once you qualify for the program w your initial weight/BMI, then it doesn't matter how much you lose. In fact, the more you lose, the healthier you will be when surgery time comes.
  4. anjelika added a post in a topic Headache   

    Thank you for the info.

    addict, yes that's what I was asking. Thank you.

  5. anjelika added a post in a topic Headache   

    Are headaches common after VSG or is it just in the beginning?
  6. anjelika added a post in a topic Gastric Bypass At Tripler Medical   

    My PCP is a civilian provider. What specifically is the referral for? Would she say, "recommending patient for bariatric surgery," or "recommending a bariatric surgical program"? Oh, and does the doc need to specify which surgery?
  7. anjelika added a post in a topic Gastric Bypass At Tripler Medical   

    Who or what department should I call to initiate the process of joining the program? I have Tricare Standard and tried calling the hospital myself and no one knows what I'm talking about. I ask them if they have a bariatric weight loss program and whoever is working the main phone line can't even pronounce "bariatric". Lol They ask, "what is that?" ... Seriously.
  8. anjelika added a post in a topic Hi everyone!   

    Thank you so much, Cherie!
  9. anjelika added a post in a topic Why Vsg Best In Zombie Apocalypse   

    LOL I thought I was the only one thinking this!
  10. anjelika added a post in a topic How Did You Get Tricare To Pay For Nutritionist?   

    So, if I have Tricare Standard, how do I get into a MTF bariatric program? I have civilian docs who can't refer me to a MTF. I tried asking tricare today, but the rep said that I can't have the VSG there. That doesn't sound right... Right?
  11. anjelika added a post in a topic VSG and Tricare Prime (north)   

    I have tricare standard and called them today to see if VSG was covered. She told me that it wasn't and that I couldn't go to a MTF either.
  12. anjelika added a topic in Introduce Yourself   

    Hi everyone!
    I'm baaaaack! ... After 2 1/2 years of putting my surgery on hold (because of my final pregnancy), I'm back to square 1. I was scheduled to have Gastric Bypass in September 2009 but found out I was pregnant. I took that as a "sign" because I had some concerns about what I was getting myself into regarding WLS. I knew that I wanted to do this, but there was that teeny tiny 1% uncertainty about the malabsorption and other side effects I was reading about on this website. Since I didn't have any comorbidities, I wondered what other "issues" I'd be taking on after GB. I was FREAKED OUT! Anyway, I'm back and I've been reading all about VSG and feel that maybe this is what I need. Of course, the fun killah here would be that my insurance does not cover the procedure. GAH!!! Is this yet another sign????? I'm not going down so easy this time. I'm ready for the fight cuz this change has been waiting too long! I'm looking forward to hearing about everyone's journeys down whichever path they choose or chose! Let's do this!!!
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  13. anjelika added a blog entry in Blog 13041   

    well, i guess things happen for a reason?
    Hi everyone! I'm sorry I haven't answered any messages... i've been m.i.a. for sure.

    so the recent news is... i'm not having the surgery. after all the tests, sleep study, mri's, STRESS TESTS (that evil test!), dieting, etc.... i found out that i'm pregnant!

    so i guess this journey will be put on hold for awhile. this is a scary thing tho, to be obese and pregnant! never had this before!

    well, i wish everyone luck on their journies! i know you will all do wonderfully! take care and hope to see you in 2 years

    *peace out* ~
  14. anjelika added a post in a topic hi all!   

    thank you Alabama! as for my stats... i created one yesterday, hopefully it works
  15. anjelika added a blog entry in Blog 13041   

    GB and the Great Recession!
    well, after paying THE BILLS tonight, i've realized that GB is becoming more and more of a welcome change.

    as i'm balancing the checkbook, minus this, minus that... i noticed that 95% of the stuff we buy is FOOD related! and it's hella expensive!!!!

    so as i'm minusing and cursing the fact that we're broke til next payday, i do this with a big fat grin on my face... knowing that my future food bills are gonna be kicking the recession in the arse and mending my broke wallet soon enough.

    everyday is a new day welcomed!
    chee hoo!!!!!