Cicoca

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About Cicoca

  • Rank
    Member
  • Birthday 11/19/1970

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Age
    41

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Bruce Schirmer
  • Hospital
    UVA Hosital
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-02
  • Start Weight
    340
  • Current Weight
    217
  • Goal Weight
    150
  • Surgery Date
    03/23/2011

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  1. Hello everyone! I have not visited here in a couple of yrs. I am 4 yrs out and still struggle to get to goal weight. I originally lost 120lbs. (no where near goal) and since then gained 40 of that back. I am still only able to eat small meals (thank God) however I seem to struggle with carbs. Cinwa I remember how helpful you have been in the past and would love to here ideas on getting started again? I recently tried low carb but I think it dropped my blood pressure too low and I felt horrible. Ideas and opinions please?????
  2. Just wondering if anyone on here has tried the 1st personal diet? What was you experience with it?
  3. Thank you all so so much! I cancelled my panni surgery today( I am just not ready). I still have a lot of weight to lose and somehow I will get there. I plan on having the surgery next year. So that gives me a full year to get serious and just do it. Your advise means a lot and I really do appreciate it!!!!
  4. So I am almost 2 years out and my weight seems to go up and down a lot. I have recently gained back about 40 lbs. and trying to lose it again. I have been approved for a panniculectomy but I am no where near my goal weight (about another 75lbs.) For all that have been through this process I need some help. I am scheduled for the panni at the end of this month. Would it be wise to go ahead and have it done or wait till I get to goal weight? I was hoping by having it done it would just start the weight loss again. How do I get back on track? HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!
  5. Thanks you guys!!! Brenda that makes since now, so the muffin top will be better than what it is now but not completely flat?
  6. Hello all, I have not posted in a while. I have a question for anyone that has had a panniculectomy done. So I have been approved to have this procedure done. I met with the PS and he tells me that he will make two cuts both from hip to hip. One at the top of the pubic area and the other just above the navel. He then says that he will pull the skin down and reattach the navel. He says that I will still have somewhat of a muffin top because I am not doing the complete TT. My question is how will I still have a muffin top if he is pulling the skin down and reattaching it? Please help me understand. Thanks in advance!!!!
  7. Anyone else that have had a Panni and not tummy tuck?
  8. Just wondering for those of you who have had an Panniculectomy and not full tummy tuck, are you satisfied with the results? Thanks in advance!!!
  9. So one who has had a Panni please reply!!!!
  10. Hello all I am curious to know for the ones that have had a Panni only are you satisfied with your decision? Do you wish you had the full tummy tuck? I reason why I ask I have been approved for the Panni and can not afford the full tummy tuck. Did it make a difference in your appearance and are you happy with it? Did it leave you with a muffin top?
  11. I made the mistake of telling a few people and to my surprise I received a lot of negativity back. I lost someone who I thought was my friend due to jealousy. Oh well she was never my friend from the beginning.