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Disneyaddict79

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About Disneyaddict79

  • Rank
    Member
  • Birthday 09/04/1979

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Washington
  • Age
    34

Information

  • Surgeon
    Sebesta
  • Hospital
    Madigan
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-05
  • Start Weight
    243
  • Current Weight
    209
  • Goal Weight
    175
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    39.2
  • Surgery Date
    07/11/2014
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  1. Pre-Op I was pretty normal, only cried if I got really angry or sad. Post-Op I feel like I need to carry a box of tissues with me everywhere I go! A thought will pop into my head in regards to something cute and I will cry. Or I get really sad for no reason! I got my bust resized and almost wanted to cry that I was 4 inches smaller than I used to be. My therapist thinks it could be related to the surgery (so glad I started to see that woman before surgery) and all the hormonal changes my body is going through. When will this rollercoaster end?
  2. I'm honestly loving straws. I was avoiding them at first but then decided to just give it a go and had no problems at all.
  3. So I'm a little over 1 month out from my VGS and I'm wanting to drink my water like a normal person and not sip! Will there ever be a time when I can go back to having a gulp or two or am I stuck in sipsville for the rest of my life?
  4. Pre-Op I was 243 (July 11) and as of this morning I'm 223 (July 26) so I've lost 20 pounds in a little over 2 weeks.
  5. Only starting week 2 post op so I'm still on all liquids. Have found though that Atkins strawberry protein shakes are great! For an evening treat though I blend ice with low sugar juice for a slushy I can eat with a spoon.
  6. Had my surgery on the 11th after 4pm. When I was out of recovery and they took me to my room the first thing I said was I had to use the bathroom and declined the use of a bed pan. I had goals! Attempted to use the rest room but after 20 minutes I was defeated and wanting my pain meds so I went back to bed and got comfy and then was given some water which helped loads in addition to the chap stick the nurses gave me. I was woken up several times in the night for vitals and blood draws and also paged the staff to take me to the restroom and to walk the ward (again I had goals!) and after 4p
  7. I was a little surprised at how quickly I was able to get my surgery date. I saw my surgeon last week and the next day scheduling called and said the 11th was open. I jumped on it and had my appointment with anesthesia on Monday. Still somewhat in a state of shock but over the moon that I don't HAVE to do the liquid diet to shrink my liver pre-op but have been trying a partial liquid diet for this week. I think I'm driving my friend nuts along with my kids because I seriously could kill for a cheeseburger or some mashed potatoes/mac n cheese. All the crap I don't need in my body and more
  8. I think only the Tuesday meetings at 3 count for the pre-op. I finally got assigned my doctor and my surgery date is this Friday! My surgeon is Sebesta and he seems like a nice guy. Currently have my best friend here so she can help with my kids after the surgery and then bring me home and keep me up and walking. I found some protein powder to mix into things but am not sure where to find a powder to mix into clear items. The one I have makes things foggy. Bianca~ Every Thursday at ACS Building number 2166 from 5-7pm. Again though I don't think it counts towards the pre-op you may
  9. I just got my second appointment with my caseworker (the one you get before your general surgery referal goes in)! I'm anxious and nervous but also very excited. I've been to two support group meetings so far (have to go to one for this month but may see about attending two as well) and am learning a lot like how no two journey's are the same.
  10. Cinwa~ about how long after you turned in your 30 day meal tracking did they get you in to see the surgeon? I'm currently almost down with week one out of 4 weeks of food tracking and although it get's tedious from time to time it's going okay. Thank you to everyone else for the warm welcome
  11. I haven't had my surgery yet, but in the classes we have to take pre-op we were told not to focus on the things we couldn't have anymore and think about the things we can have or will be able to do. Think about your goals.
  12. I'm doing the Pre-Op here in Washington. Out front, I'm seriously "gung ho" about getting the surgery but in the back of my mind I'm scared to death. I've had surgery before but never on my stomach so yeah I'm a little nervous. Right here with ya girl!
  13. Hello Everyone! I'm Amanda, currently a SAHM to three girls in Washington state. About 11 years ago, I went to my primary care physician because not only was I trying to lose weight, but I was trying to conceive again and my periods were not working right. I'd go for up to 6 months or more without a visit from Aunt Flo. Then there was other things that weren't adding up like my hair falling out, the fact that I was in my mid twenties with acne only teens get and the fact that my cravings for carbs were through the roof. We lived in Germany at the time and I was surrounded by awesome baker
  14. Hello Everyone! I'm Amanda, currently a SAHM to three girls in Washington state. About 11 years ago, I went to my primary care physician because not only was I trying to lose weight, but I was trying to conceive again and my periods were not working right. I'd go for up to 6 months or more without a visit from Aunt Flo. Then there was other things that weren't adding up like my hair falling out, the fact that I was in my mid twenties with acne only teens get and the fact that my cravings for carbs were through the roof. We lived in Germany at the time and I was surrounded by awesome baker
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