chaseylane

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About chaseylane

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Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Chesapeake, VA
  • Age
    35

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Terracina
  • Hospital
    Mary immaculate
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-00
  • Start Weight
    207
  • Current Weight
    121
  • Goal Weight
    115
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    23.6
  • Surgery Date
    07/23/2014
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. So like the title says my panniculectomy was approved! But the insurance wants it done as outpatient which is a no go for my dr. He is doing a peer to peer review this week to appeal it for inpatient. Thinking of paying cash for the extra day since they approved the surgery itself. Any tips or things I should know about recovery? I'm trying to lose an extra 5 to 7 lbs to maximize my results. Also looking at binders and supplies. I have about 2 weeks left!! Super scared and very excited
  2. I was thin when I met my husband. but after two more kids and multiple surgeries and a knee Injury no matter what I tried I couldn't lose the weight. My husband was dead set against the surgery even told me he would divorce me. I told him it was something I had to do if he wanted to get divorced fine. After the surgery was over and the surgeon called him and told him from previous test results and looking at my insides it was clear that I had uncontrolled diabetes for the last 10 years and without the surgery I wouldn't have made it more than a couple years. He was so shocked by that and understood why I was always sleepy and felt bad. Now he is relieved I had the surgery and supports me. his only issue now is the fact I'm losing all my cleavage lol
  3. chaseylane

    Purée ideas

    Imatation crab meat put in the processor for a minute with lite mayo and a sprinkle of old bay is pretty good
  4. chaseylane

    Just got home from the hospital....

    Oddly enough I never experienced gas pains.
  5. chaseylane

    When did you start feeling "full"?

    I'm a month out and as soon as I started soft foods I could feel full. I don't weigh or measure my foods I just use small amounts on baby dishes.
  6. chaseylane

    my pouch loves it

    I'm on pureed foods and my nut approved chili as long as the ground beef was mushed up good. So tonight I made some. I let it cook for about 3 hours so it was all nice and soft. I got about 3/4 of a ladle and chewed thoroughly. So yummy. Everything has been tasting so bad and making me hurt. Even small amounts. But this sat fine and was so good. Will be freezing some for next time.
  7. chaseylane

    things are going great

    So I am 18 days out and doing great. I just started soft foods 3 days ago and while everything tastes awful I holding everything down. Although I have found my pouch is about the size of half a babybel cheese. I did get the foamies tonight after eating 4 shrimp. I guess next time I'll eat 3. I feel fine like I didn't even have surgery although I get tired very easy. And i drink water constantly. The best part is I've lost 19 lbs
  8. chaseylane

    1st full day from the hospital

    Thanks everyone. It's seems to be going well. Two weeks is a long time for just liquids though. Hopefully I can make it without cheating.
  9. So I got home yesterday afternoon. Today is my first full day home. I woke up super early to start getting my fluids/proteins in. I was pretty tired though so I was falling asleep as I did lol. I put protein (unflavored) in everything until I met my goal. Now I'm just sipping on water. My pain isn't too bad. I'm still taking pain meds and it hurts to sit up get up. Overall seems like everything is going pretty well. I'm hoping recovery continues as smooth
  10. chaseylane

    Pre-Op diet question

    I have surgery wednesday. The only special diet that is required is a clear liquid diet the day before. So I'm looking at a day of water, broth, tea and jello
  11. And it's the day before surgery. So I guess it's the first step to my new life. I'm getting pretty nervous about surgery and a lot about recovery. I am wondering if I'm strong enough to follow the plan and if I can take the pain. My family is worried about and thinks everything about this is too extreme. My husband is trying to be supportive and even starting to workout and diet. But it scares me I see so many stories of marriages ended from this. I don't know what I'd do without him. Even friends think once I lose the weight I should leave him. We've had our problems but have worked through them so it bothers me that they think I should leave him. Sorry to ramble I've got so much going through my mind. Any encouragement is welcome
  12. chaseylane

    lost myself among the pounds

    My story starts off as someone who was always underweight. As a child and as teen and for a few years as an a adult. Then I got pregnant and gained 60lbs. After delivery I lost a lot of it I was actually in a normal range maybe carrying an extra 10 lbs. Fast forward a few years I meet my husband and we decide to have another child again I gain at least 60lbs. It starts coming off after delivery but slower. 4 months postpartum I find out I'm pregnant and still carrying the 35 extra lbs from pregnancy. This time I gain around 70lbs on top of the extra I'm already carrying. Delivery comes and goes and the weight sticks like glue. Fast forward 2 years later I tear my acl. So now I'm already like 80 lbs overweight and I down for a while. And once it heals I'm afraid to do to much and I gain 30 lbs more. I hate myself. I don't recognize myself. I wear frumpy clothes cuz I hate buying clothes in such large sizes. I diet exercise even try prescription drugs I lose 7lbs. I gain it back plus a couple. I hear about gastric bypass and start my journey with a seminar with a dr I choose after lots of referrals and research. Now I'm a week away and ready to start my new life.
  13. Definitely make some complaints to your pcp. Include how tired you are during the day and especially while driving. Once the insurance Co. Sees you have signs and symptoms it should go through.
  14. chaseylane

    Hoping for less drama on this site

    Good luck on your approval. I've been on here for about a month and went through posts going back a few years. Although I have seen a little drama mostly (and thankfully) it's been support and encouragement. Everything I have posted has been replied to by awesome people. So stick around.
  15. chaseylane

    Hello.

    Glad you are getting the bypass finally and good luck on recovery.