LadyV

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About LadyV

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 05/08/1951

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    Flowersbyvelma@yahoo.com

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    NC
  • Age
    67

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Chris Mann
  • Hospital
    Nash Surgical Pavillion- Rocky Mt, NC
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-03
  • Start Weight
    290
  • Current Weight
    160
  • Goal Weight
    145
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    44
  • Surgery Date
    02/11/2009
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Chris Mann

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  1. Does anyone have BCBS-Tn coverage. Interested in how much they pay and what is covered...My daughter is thinking about having the surgery and wanted an estimate of the total bill and what insurance (BCBS-TN) paid
  2. what are you doing to correct the problem. Did you have to have surgery or is it controlled by meds
  3. Ok, just got back from going over lab work with surgeon. I am now 3 years out and as he went over my results, he suggested I talk to my primary physician regarding checking elevated levels of pth hormones. Has any one ever had this problem, what causes it and can it be reversed..When I visted my PP, he was kinda vagued, just called and set up an appointment for me to have a Pt scan...Am I in trouble or what...How did this happen and what can I do now. My iron levels were low and so I am back on iron, also on calcium, mutlivitiamen and no longer on b12..that was extremenely high he said. :-( so sad
  4. It will soon will be 3 years and it seems my flatulence problem (Passing Gas) is getting worse. It is sooooooooooo embarrassing and I don't know what to do...Anyone else have had this problem..Any advice.. The tickler is my sense of smell has truly deminished and so I really can't smell it but my 7 yr old grandson says. EWWWW, grandma that one really stinks..I'm embarrassed but I can not hold it. What can I do..
  5. I havent been getting in enough water lately. In fact can't really say I have in the past 4 months. What happen if you are only getting about 24 oz per day total.
  6. Ive noticed a decrease in my sense of smell and taste. Looking at the vitamin list, I saw that Zinc has a correlation between smell and taste. How much zinc does my body need and can you take to much. Will taking extra zinc reverse this decrease. My doctor has never said anything about taking zinc.
  7. Hi, just recently started have pain in my legs, assuming it may be related to shin splints, not sure. Could I have a deficiency that may be causing this to happen. Both legs started hurting yesterday when I walk. I walk a lot at work (school teacher with 5 and 6 y.o) It bothers me just to lift my legs right now..Anyone else with this problem.. Its been 2 1/2 years since the surgery. Not sure where's the best place to ask this question.
  8. Hi, just recently started have pain in my legs, assuming it may be related to shin splints, not sure. Could I have a deficiency that may be causing this to happen. Both legs started hurting yesterday when I walk. I walk a lot at work (school teacher with 5 and 6 y.o) It bothers me just to lift my legs right now..Anyone else with this problem.. Its been 2 1/2 years since the surgery. Not sure where's the best place to ask this question.
  9. Hi, just recently started have pain in my legs, assuming it may be related to shin splints, not sure. Could I have a deficiency that may be causing this to happen. Both legs started hurting yesterday when I walk. I walk a lot at work (school teacher with 5 and 6 y.o) It bothers me just to lift my legs right now..Anyone else with this problem.. Its been 2 1/2 years since the surgery. Not sure where's the best place to ask this question.
  10. I notice when I eat anything just about, I start to feel really weak. I thought it was the heat, so after I eat, I go and lay down. It takes awhile, and I find myself going to sleep, When I wake up the feeling is gone. This is begining to happen no matter what I eat. Any body else have this problem. It usually happens as soon as I eat. I don't eat much because of this feeling. Im going Tuesday to get my blood work done because I have an appointment the following Tuesday with the Surgeon PA. Im feeling tired and weak now more than usual and I have been under a lot of stress. Your feedback is appreciated.
  11. Not drinking a lot of water maybe 16 oz per day but averageing 48 oz of lipton green tea. I can do a case (12) bottles every 6 days. Is this to much and will it hurt me in the long run. It is Liptons Diet Citrus Flavor Green tea.
  12. How much potassium do I need per day as well as calcium and vitamin D
  13. I average a case, yes a case of diet lipton green citrus Tea per week. R there side affects and is to much of this bad for you. I went on line and could not find any info, please share your honest opinions as you always have in the past.
  14. Just got my results back from blood work. My primary care physician says that Iron count is low and that I need atleast 325 mg of iron daily. I went to the pharmacy and asked. He was not familiar as to what a gb patient should take. So here I am, needing ya'lls help. What type of iron do i need. I see Iron and then iron sulfate, iron fe and the list goes on and on. Please please help. My vitamin d is also low so i started taking vit. d3, 2,000 times 3 ( he said I need 5,000) per day Hoping that the extra 1000 will not cause problems in the long run. Also you told me of a website I could go on line to buy my multivitamins but i don't know how much to take. right now, Im taking optic source 2 tablets 2 times a day and vitamin b12 which desolves under my tongue. Dr. says everything else looks fine. It seems I am always tired at the end of the day. My energy level from the time I get up until about 5 or 6 in the evening is fantastic and then Im drained Need your help thanking you in advance.
  15. thanks ladies, I am deifinitely feeling you.... Ok since this last post Single Women How you Living