Becca28

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About Becca28

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 09/28/1963

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Louisiana
  • Age
    52

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Chad Carlton
  • Hospital
    Plano Surgical Hospital, Plano, Tx
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-01
  • Start Weight
    196.8
  • Current Weight
    144.8
  • Goal Weight
    120
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    32.1
  • Surgery Date
    09/22/2015
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Chad Carlton from the Nicholson Clinic

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  1. Becca28

    Surgery Complete

    Congratulations on your new journey!
  2. Becca28

    12.5 Hours...but who's counting?

    Good luck Donna!
  3. Becca28

    Surgery date is 9/22

    I've noticed that doctors (outside the bariatric field) seem to be clueless about our diets and medication needs. It's been a struggle this last five days in the hospital. I am tired of fighting with them and can't wait to get home. I'm just plain tired.
  4. Becca28

    Surgery date is 9/22

    I hate Cipro!
  5. Becca28

    Surgery date is 9/22

    I'm in the hospital with a diverticulitis flare up. First time I've had one bad enough to put me in the hospital. Not counting my first day, which was spent entirely in the ER, I've been here two days. I'm on a clear liquid diet, IV antibiotics and IV nausea meds. Oh! And Benedryl for itching from the Cipro. If it weren't for the IV fluids and the one cup of decaffeinated coffee I get in the morning, I'd be on my way to being dehydrated. I can't handle the chicken broth they send. My tastes have changed, thanks to the IV meds. So I'm feeling pretty blah right now. My husband is having to miss work to make sure my daughter has a ride to school and to and from work.
  6. Becca28

    Clothing Sizes

    Isn't it great?
  7. Becca28

    Clothing Sizes

    And it seems the smaller I get, the longer the legs of my pajamas get.
  8. Becca28

    Clothing Sizes

    Recently, I was thrilled to be able to wear leggings from the junior department. Went to the thrift store today to look for jeans. I started in 16s that were getting tight and have now shrunk out of my 14s and I can fit into the 10s I have but they are a little snug. I found two pair of 12s, one a very small size 12 but I got it anyway. I think I'll be able to wear that pair soon. And both pair for under $10. It's so exciting to be into smaller sizes. I was astonished when I looked in the mirror. I had to call my daughter in to see. I've gone from size 22-24 tops to a large. I hope my top half ends up getting smaller. It feels like I lose weight either in my bottom half or in my top half but not both at once.
  9. Becca28

    Surgery date is 9/22

    Julie T, I had my appt with the gastro Dr about my liver biopsy and he told me that it was still actually in non alcoholic fatty stage and that I needed to relax. As long as I keep losing weight and I keep it off, the NAFLD should resolve. He did put me on vitamin E 400 once a day to see if it helps with the mild scarring. He told me he's heard some good things about it.
  10. Becca28

    Straws yet?

    WOOHOO! I love my camelbak! It's great! Takes no time at all to drink a bottle of water now! Lol!
  11. Becca28

    Straws yet?

    I can't wait till mine comes in. I actually ended up ordering two, a .6liter and a 1liter one.
  12. Becca28

    Straws yet?

    It really is easier
  13. Becca28

    I donated a kidney!

    That is such an awesome thing to do!
  14. Becca28

    Straws yet?

    My daughter brought me a bottle of water and a straw while I wait for her to get off and I've drunk most of the bottle in just a short time! No pain at all! I must second Jolls in saying Yay for straws!!!
  15. Becca28

    Straws yet?

    I just ordered a bite valve camelbak.