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About SinginSarah

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  • Birthday 07/07/1987

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    Lafayette, IN
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Christopher Evanson
  • Hospital
    St. Vincent, Carmel, IN
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  1. Scale Suggestions?

    Whatever you do, DON'T buy The Biggest Loser scales. My mom bought me one for Christmas that claimed to work up to 440 LBs, I'm now under 380 and it still doesn't work on me.
  2. Did you lose your breasts?

    I reaaaaally hope not. I was a boob phenomenon pre-op, a 50B. It is IMPOSSIBLE to find a bra in that size because manufacturer's assume if you're a certain number size, you have to be a D+. I've noticed a little loss and a little more droopiness, but not enough to warrant a new bra, not that I think I'd be able to find an A cup bra in my size anyway.
  3. I put on a low cut top this morning and noticed the bones in my neck (the ones that form a little V, not sure what they're called) were sticking out. That has never happened.

    1. Lisa Marie

      Lisa Marie

      Collar bones! I have them now, too! :)

    2. Andrea50


      I can't wait to see mine! Yay for you!

    3. Lori88


      GREAT NSV!!!!!

  4. Yup, my hair is starting to fall out. While I can stand to lose some volume, constantly picking hairs from my clothes is bloody annoying.

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    2. blank


      I was losing a lot, but it stopped since I started treatment with my dermatologist.

    3. mzrockin


      at what month did all this start ?

    4. SinginSarah


      I just hit 4 months, and I was told it usually starts around 3-4 months out. I've been meaning to go to a dermy for a while, maybe now I finally will.


    Some of my shoes are looser, but I haven't gotten to the point of going down a size. I'm a 9 1/2, but I have very wide feet, so a lot of times I go for a 10. I'm hoping my feet get less wide and less chubby so I can wear strappy shoes. I also hope that at some point I can wear heels. Period. I can now, but they have to be chunky or wedges and can't go over 2".
  6. 4 months out, 70 lbs down, but only 7 lbs in the past two weeks. It can't be slowing down already, can it?

  7. I'm down 53 lbs and only now starting to notice a change in the way my clothes fit, but still a very minimal change, my pants are loosening, but they're not falling off yet. I think a lot of it is just in the mind. Plus we see and feel our bodies every day, it's hard to notice slight changes that happen slowly. I gained about 100 lbs over two years and honestly didn't even notice it, and now I'm losing it and I still don't notice it.
  8. My colon hates me. Nuff said.

  9. My butt hurts. I need a stool softener. That's all I'm gonna say.

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    2. AngelaGrace


      Ditto, been on one for a week now... first time ever in my life I had this problem.

    3. snh5000
    4. SO&SO


      I've been taking benefiber. . .

  10. Girdle Type Stomach Wrap Post Opp

    I wore mine 24/7 the first week. The second & third weeks I only wore it when I was standing or walking because when I didn't have it on my incisions felt like they were stretching. By the fourth week I was completely pain free and stopped wearing it because it bothered me too much. I'm sure the doc probably wanted me to keep it on longer, but I didn't.
  11. A Touchy Subject Maybe....

    They asked me about a living will, but I never actually signed one. I just told my parents that unless there was a possibility to make a full recovery, go ahead and pull the plug. I don't want to be a vegetable. But I don't have a husband or kids, and I still live at home so I really have no big possessions that need to be put in a will. But my advice to all parents is to make a will. Not just for surgery, for anything. You never know what is going to happen and you need to figure out what's best for your child(ren).
  12. Got the bill for my surgery today, $47k total, but I only have to pay about $700. With all the copays for visits and tests, I'm out about $1500 total, not bad.

    1. Bob C

      Bob C

      That's incredible. I haven't received my bill but expect it to be around $3k.

    2. McSleeve


      Was that bypass? I know that Singapore is actually a lot pricier than the states, by about 1.5X. But yeah I am paying 1K plus flight. Its amazing the charges on these things.

    3. mistymee


      Mine four years ago was 79 thousand +, and I paid about 7 hundred with the doctor fees and copays. Phew!

  13. How many of you told your employer?

    I'm a bus driver, so I don't interact with my co-workers a whole lot. I told the office people (who gave me leave from work) about it, one of the office lady's husband had it done. I told a couple other people as well, but I didn't really make it well known. The wonderful thing about my job is that you can be gone from work for 3 weeks and some people won't even notice because you don't cross paths very often. Only one person noticed that she hadn't seen me in a while, and I told her I had surgery, but she didn't ask details, and I didn't volunteer them. So far nobody at work has noticed my weight loss, but it's still early. If they ask how I did it I'll tell them, but I probably won't advertise it. I'm afraid of responses like my grandfather's, in which he said the whole "So and so's sister's boyfriend's mother had that and died of an infection".
  14. I'm a school bus driver, so my schedule may be different. Except for the first week post-op, I haven't had any diarrhea issues, quite the opposite, actually. Anyway, my schedule is up at 6, breakfast with multi, go to work at 6:45, off first route at 8:30, have my calcium, other medications + protein in between, lunch with multi at 1, back to work at 2, off around 3:45, have another calcium, dinner with multi at 6, calcium before bed at 10. You may want to try taking a probiotic to help the diarrhea. It helped with my constipation a lot.
  15. I didn't have to go on a liquid diet or any other diet pre-op. My doc said he'd like me to lose 30 or so lbs before surgery to shrink my liver, but that unfortunately didn't happen and everything went fine. I have 6 lap incisions, not sure if that's normal or not, and from what I was told there were no problems during my surgery at all. If I were you I wouldn't be worried. I was around 100 lbs heavier than you on my surgery date and there weren't any problems.