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About Nelson

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  • Birthday 07/06/1964

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Northern California
  • Interests
    love being my husband's wife and kid's mom!!! Taking care of my yard and being with my family.
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Steven Patching
  • Hospital
    Sutter General, Sacramento
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  1. Nelson

    Weight Watchers

    I think I might do WW but will modify it for us gastric bypass folks. Keep up the good work and keep us updated.
  2. I feel your pain! I'm only 17 months and I'm having a hard time staying on track! I find I want to eat all the time and I also haven't been going to the gym. I feel like I have failed after all the hard work I have done. I hope to be able to get back on track! Why do we do this to ourselves? I still can't eat alot at one time but eat alot throughout the day:( I have gained 12 lbs but have lost 5 again. I am terrified of losing the battle. Maybe we can be each others support. I will give that 5day pouch test a try. Did you do it? Keep in touch and good luck
  3. Nelson

    A little girls pain

    You are a. very brave girl and we are here for you always! You can use this site for alot of things and you are doing it right by posting what you did...this will help you start the healing process of all the terrible things that happened to you as a child. You are so strong! You will be so happy when you have your surgery but remember losing the weight will not fix your life, your attitude and life style change will make you happy. And you my friend are on your way!!! Please keep us updated on your progress and stay positive on your journey. Remember you are stronger now mentally and it sounds like emotionally too!!! Good for you!
  4. Nelson

    5dpt.. I have some questions

    You sound like you are doing great! Can you tell me about the 5dpt, I can't find info. on it and I would like to try it. I have gained 5 lbs since my surgery in 1/2011. I now weigh 138, I don't want to gain any more!!! Any info. you have I would really appreciate it. Thank you and good luck.
  5. Nelson

    5 Day Pouch Test

    can someone please tell me about the 5 day pouch test? I was thinking I should try it but I don't have enough info. On this please give any info. On it. Thank you
  6. :(I had my gastric bypass on 1/3/11, my weigh in for surgery date was 202lbs, I now way 160 which is really amazing but it seems like this past month I have really slowed down. I have only lost 10 lbs this past month! I am so afraid I have stretched my pouch, how would I know? I don't eat that much and eat what I'm suppose to but not sure why I slowed down so much. I do go to the gym and work out almost always 5 days a week. I feel really good but am very concerned about my pouch, maybe it did stretch... I would love any feed back I can get. Thanks Nelson
  7. I am so happy that your test came back clear!!! I can't even imagine wihat you went through. Since that is all clear, you now can only think of the positive that is going to happen with your surgery coming one day in the near future! You will be around for a very long time with your two beautiful babies and your husband, you will live a very happy ,healthy, long ,obese free life!!!! I wish all that for you. You can and will get through all this. Good luck and keep us posted.
  8. Nelson

    eStore for Books and Equipment

    thank you for adding this, I have a few of those books and they are great!
  9. Nelson

    A new dress ;-)

    Congratulations on a size 10, way to go girl!!!!!! That is such exciting news, you should be on cloud nine or size 10 with a huge smile! Have a great time at the engagement party
  10. Nelson

    Yeah First weigh in

    Try a whey protein shot from Vitamin World, or any vitamin store. It comes in a vial, it is 49 grams of protein fruit punch flavor. My nurse said since it is see through it is ok. Target also has them but in 26 grams of protein. That has been really the only way for me to get it all in so far. Good luck
  11. Nelson


    Congrats on your weight loss, keep up the good job! I too can't believe you are eating fish and carrots. I am 1 month out today and I still can't have fish, carrots pureed along with other veggies. I'm still having a tough time drinking all my liquids, I do drink the whey protein shots ( at Vitamin World) they are 49 grams of protein in a vial. I put it with water to dilute it some. Good luck!
  12. Nelson

    What type of surgery

    I went with the gastric bypass and am very happy so far. I had my surgery 3 weeks ago, down 19 lbs. I know that my insurance would not pay for the fills on the lap band, so check with your insurance. That was a factor for me. Good luck
  13. Nelson

    How did you feel waking up from surgery?

    Congrats on your up coming surgery! I just had my gastric bypass 3 weeks ago. I don't remember anything, had NO pain and was up walking shortly after it. I did have morphine i.v for a short while, but really didn't need it. I left the next day feeling great. I hope the same for you. Good luck and keep us informed.
  14. Nelson

    Federal BC/BS new requirements

    I have BC/BS thro not federal. I also needed the 3mo. Doctor's visit, make sure they are 3 months in a row, make sure it is only regarding your weight/surgery. Also have your dr. do a sleep study (hopefully you will have sleep apnea) that really helped my cause. I started in June at 228, surgery day 202, today 184! Stay positive it will happen really quick, mine did. Good luck and keep us posted.: