Janie L

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About Janie L

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  • Birthday 08/19/1952

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Cleveland, Texas
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Audencio Alanis
  • Hospital
    Surgical Speciality Hospital of Pasadena
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Please everyone don't ignore getting your annual mammograms and checking out things like lumps and gland in the arms that are swollen. I am glad it wasn't cancer for you! Sometimes it is Cancer in my case it was and it was caught in time and I am cancer free. I didn't feel a lump or anything. It was found in on a mammogram. This all happened a year after I had got my sleeve.
  2. I am 18 months out and have almost made my goal weight. Right now I am struggling to keep from eating to much. I was told this might happen, but am not happy about it. I don't want to gain my weight back. A little background on why I have been gone. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 2011 and have been going through Cancer treatments. Surgery, chemo and radiation all done and have just had a pet scan that says I am Cancer free! Now the thing is and one of the reason I think I am having a problem with controlling my eating is I am taking a medicine that couid be causing the desire to overeat. I have to take it for 5 years. I will continue to fight the urge to want to eat everything in the house! One way i am doing this is to make sure there isn't anything that i can binge on like chips, cookies and ice cream. I know if it's not here i can't eat it. Any good advice would be appreciated.
  3. 11 months after my surgery I found out through a routine mammogram I had breast cancer. I am going to tell you it totally devastated me. I thought, I lost all this weight and now I am gonna die. How cruel is that. Of course after a few weeks and lots of test and a lumpectomy my spirits have risen to a level of tolerance. Knowing now, I am most likely going to live through all this. Just a little crook on the road of my journey. Going to start the chemo on the 27th and then do radiation and 5 years of meds. I can do this!
  4. It has been amazing 1st year. I have lost a whooping 159 lbs. I am so happy and have to say this has been the best decision I have ever made in my life! Here are Before and Now pictures.
  5. How long should I wait after losing weight to have the excess skin removed off my arms and to get a tummy tuck?
  6. I can hardly believe the difference in the sizes I am wearing. Started off wearing a size 32. I still weight 190 and I am buying 14 and 16 clothing. It feels so good to be able to go to the misses side of the store instead of the plus side! I have become a clothes hog, that's for sure. Most of my things are coming from consignment or resale shops. Since I am losing so fast, I don't want to put a lot of money into clothing until I know what size I will end up at. I am thinking a 10 is a good place to be for me. Just had to share with everyone! It just keeps getting better and better!
  7. You will not regret your decision. I wish my BCBS of Texas would have paid for mine. i am happy for you. Tell us when you are going to have it and keep us informed of your progress.
  8. I am such an emotional person and my surgery sent me into a tailspin of emotional upheaval. It was not easy 8 days of liquid and then liquid after surgery, but I made it through. I feel your pain, as I also know where your comfort comes from. Trust God and believe he will see you through. Pray, pray, pray! You know you can receive peace that passeth all understanding. My best to you and keep coming to this forum and read all the comments and gain strength that you are doing what is right for you. I admire you for your missionary work and losing weight will make it so much easier for you to work for the glory of God!
  9. You will never regret it! Hurray for your good insurance! Keep us informed with your journey.
  10. Oh you are doing fabulous! You list is right on...exactly what I remember happened to me at first. Mostly now I just deal with the head hunger. Especially since food taste better now.
  11. I am almost 8 months out and no complications for me as far as the surgery went. I am dealing with appetite problems...not hunger. I have had some set backs from eating the wrong kind of food, too often. Especially since food began to taste better (It didn't up till about a month ago). I give myself a good kick in the pants and start anew. It was rough on me at first only because I missed food so much. I didn't have any vomiting. Just one minor little dehydration spell. You learn fast to not let that happen. VSG is an amazing tool.
  12. I have lost 132 lbs. in 7 months. Stated at 327 now 205. Went form a size 32 to size 16. It's an amazing journey! I love my sleeve!
  13. (continued)... congratulations on your success thus far! You're well on your way! :)

  14. Hi, there! I'm not really having any issues with keeping the weight off so much as I am with keeping it on. There's a point where I don't feel well, or even look healthy rather than "too skinny" so sometimes I struggle with taking in enough calories. I supplement my calorie intake with protein shakes or bars. Unfortunately, sometimes the bars turn into snickers bars,...

  15. I was just reading one of your posts about your weight loss. I have lost 113 and have about 60 lbs more to lose. I see you reached your goal weight and have kept it off. Are you having any struggles since you are at goal?