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About hollyann

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  • Birthday 09/02/1970

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    Dr. Siverhus
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    Columbia St. Mary's Milwaukee
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  1. Kohls- flexees shapers help a lot! I was able to go down a pants size with them and they eliminate the roll of fat over the top of my jeans. They don't feel very restrictive either. Love them!!
  2. Read the book why we get fat by Gary Taubes. It was a life changer for me, just wish I had read it before I had surgery.
  3. Why are you throwing up at 3 years post-op? That's not normal.
  4. My doc doesn't do barium tests. There are other signs they can look for for a leak. Good luck.
  5. Probably a female hormone shift that you don't have any control over.
  6. My pee sometimes sprays out, it's so strange. Don't have a saggy mons (plenty of other saggy things though).
  7. I started swallowing pills a couple of weeks post-op. I hated the celebrate chewable calcium. I started with citrical petites but now use the regular size.
  8. You should tell them when you are able to start, and I certainly wouldn't tell them specifically what's being done. You absolutely need to let them know that before you take the job. No company is required to allow a new employee time off even if it's for medical purposes. If your not up front with time off needed you'll be wasting everyones time.
  9. I eat low carb and would count it as 7. However, for many people (and those on Atkins) they wouldn't be allowed until on maintenance or the "last" rung of the low carb ladder. I wouldn't eat then myself, that's more carbs than I can handle without cravings, etc.
  10. I had the same experience at Disney world at 9 months post-op. They took a picture on a roller coaster and it didn't look terrible! I even bought it. Congrats!
  11. You do an overnight sleep study to diagnose apnea. If you snore, you're more likely to have it. My husband has it, but I didn't .
  12. Hi, Welcome. Most insurance companies require your BMI to be at least 40 without comorbidities (diabeties, sleep apnea, etc) and 35 if you have comorbidities. At least I've never heard about any that have been approved under 40 without other issues. If you don't have any other health issues (except your weight), your BMI would need to be at least 40 on the initial weigh-in at the bariatric center. Most insurace companies approve based on that initial weight, so be mindful of that. It would be a shame to miss out just because of a few pounds. Good luck!
  13. Wow, what a terrible experience. I hope your recovery goes well. It's a amazing what a vast difference there can be person to person after gastric bypass. We just don't know how our bodies will react. Take care!
  14. I've taken them since about a month out. I've never had any problems swallowing pills post -op. I just put all of my pills in my mouth at once and wash them down. They are the standard capsule size, not big at.
  15. Good luck to you. I'm confused though, you're either having WLS or going vegan? Are you under the impression that by going vegan that you can lose and maintain a normal weight? Do you think it will resolve your diabetes? I understand about the pictue thing, I too was always shocked when I'd see a picture of myself, especially my giant round face. My DL still has my pre-op pic and just yesterday I used it at a casino and the lady, said wow you've really lost weight and look great. The WLS was definately worth it for me.