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About moosie

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  • Birthday 05/23/1970


  • Surgeon
    Dr. Opie
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    Olathe Medical Center
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  1. That's just awful. How incredibly rude and hurtful. What is sad though is that those ladies are probably more miserable than they are trying to make you. Don't you worry about it at all. Don't give them the satisfaction of ruining your day or anything else!!!! You are a much more beautiful person than they will ever be.
  2. I was excited too! It was the start of my new improved life, how could I not be stoked?
  3. It is so awesome to pick up something and think it's way to small and then have it fit. I can't tell you how wonderful it feels when you get there.
  4. I'm so happy had GBS!!! I've lost 125lbs. I'm 2 lbs away from being a normal weight according to the bmi chart and I feel wonderful. My dh and I are getting ready to go on an Alaskan cruise to celebrate my loss and his graduation from college. I have to say that I lost a lot of weight but I've also gained so much! I've gained confidence, a better outlook on life, a more fun personality, and a closet (actually 2) and dresser full of clothes. I don't regret my decision for a moment!!!! Here's a link to a couple of pictures: This one is my before, I'm the tall one on the right. The other is my mom and she had surgery in Oct. and has done fabulous but I don't have an after pic of us together yet. This is a couple of afters:
  5. Hi all, I had my surgery July 30, 2007 so not quite a year ago. The problem is I've been stuck at 170-172 lbs now since April. I've lost 120 lbs so maybe I'm done? I'd really like to lose about 15-20 lbs more. We're going on a cruise in Aug and I was really wanting to be closer to that goal by then. What do you think?
  6. Ya know I look at pictures of me from a year or more ago and wonder who that person is. I had my surgery less than a year ago and I'm totally a different person. It's amazing how much has changed. I feel so much better about me. I *want* to go do things and I *want* to be around other people. The woman I see in the old pictures are just a shell of a person. I was so miserable and just so lonely. I can't imagine being that woman again. I'm truly happy with me now. Tell why I didn't figure all this out *before* I gained 150+ lbs?
  7. Sorry surgery wasn't your answer. Are you okay now? Dr. Opie is great. I get all the support I need, reminders when I need to make appts., and he really listens. I'm very happy with him and my surgery.
  8. I'm not quite a year post op but I've lost over 120lbs. So I have this saggy tummy and I need some new underwear badly. I hate having anything role down my tummy. I've also lost my butt, it's flat, nothing there. This is the awful part of WLS. I will have plastics, but I have to wait. Any suggestions
  9. Thanks for letting me know about your Aetna experience. I'm really hoping for September, 2008. Would love to hear about your surgical experience. What procedure did you have? Was it hard/painful? How are you now? I see you weighed the same as I do when you began and our goals are similiar. How do you feel at the weight you are now? Sorry for all the questions.

  10. Welcome! I too have Aetna PPO and they were super easy. From start to finish it was about 4 months. You'll do great and be so happy with the results. You'll probably wonder what took ya so long to do this. Keep us posted.
  11. I eat a little now and then but it was months out before I even tried it.
  12. Towards our Alaska cruise that we are going on in August!
  13. Haven't tried the ice cream but the SF cool whip was good.