Kat Can

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About Kat Can

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 11/14/1963

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  • Location
    Vancouver, WA
  • Interests
    Video Games, reading, music, walking. Used to love playing racquetball, but back surgery and arthritis have kept me from doing anything like that for a while!


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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Emma Patterson

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  1. Newbe

    Medicare is the easiest in this regard. I was required only to list the different diets I'd tried over the years. On my very first visit to the surgeon (after I did all the prereq's) I was scheduled for surgery. Even got lucky as she'd had a cancellation for the following Monday! I'm now 7 months post op, and just 9 months from starting the whole process and i've lost 100 lbs!
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  4. Had my pre op today and received a surprise.

    Great news! Grats
  5. Awkward question.

    Constipation can mimic stalls as well, I lost 5 lbs in a few hours after using a laxative.
  6. Mistake?

    scales are evil. I waited 3 weeks for my post op to be weighed, and now I weight only every 2 weeks. But, when I weighed myself yesterday, I had gained. However, I had not had a bm in a week. TMI - ended up spilling everything yesterday, and I lost 5 lbs in waste, go figure. My point being: don't weigh yourself often, and for the love of (insert your god here), don't weigh yourself if you are constipated!
  7. Gurgling tummy

    thankfully, my tummy is not gurgling loudly anymore. I can feel it, but can't hear it..... however, I do have a bit of a hearing problem
  8. I'm overweight

    Great job!
  9. Taking pills

    I get the same way with the gel capsules, and always have. Any other pill, I can swallow a handful, but not gel coated :/
  10. I had issues with syntrax as well.
  11. Vacation with my band

    At just over 5 weeks, and currently still on "soft foods" for another 5 days, the only thing that gets stuck are gel capsules. (prescriptions).
  12. So now I know....

    Thanks, Cinwa, it IS
  13. I finally have a job interview tomorrow, and went looking for my old work clothes. Unfortunately, I guess I decided I was never going to get into them again, and tossed them at some point :/ Kept my bras, yet threw away work clothes, go figure. I found some that at least don't bag out too much, but another week of losing and I'm screwed. But a happy screwed
  14. Sweet tooth.

    My sweet tooth has finally departed, but I kept sugar free Werthers around for the first months. If you go this route, watch it because there is still 2.8 grams of carbs in each little candy.