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About amandr

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday September 11

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  • Location
    Richmond, VA
  • Interests
    Reading, hiking, adventuring, exploring, travel, cooking
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Brennan Carmody
  • Hospital
    Bon Secours St. Mary's
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Day 5 of pre-op diet: I've lost 8lbs in 5 days, which is crazy to think about! I am still feeling the tummy grumbles like woah, especially between lunch and dinner, but all said and done I'm doing great and this is a lot easier than I thought it would be. I am getting really excited and anxious since my surgery date is just around the corner. I think I'm ready, but it's not going to feel real until I'm sitting in patient registration. 

    1. CheeringCJ


      isn't it amazing how fast you drop it off?  Wait til you have surgery and it just continues!!!!  I've lost 53.5# since just under 4 mo ago when I started my preop diet!! You got this, Amanda!

  2. Day 2 of pre-op diet: Things are going well. I am hungry but it's manageable! I'm drinking as much water as possible and sticking to my doctor's plan. Haven't lost any weight so far, but it's only been a day...

    1. CheeringCJ


      good for you!!!!  it gets even easier as it goes you'll start dripping weight and that gets pretty exciting too (tho I see you have been losing weight so you've already experienced that fun!)  

  3. VSG - AliPat


    Good luck! You're in there right now! Congratulations on getting there!
  4. Date got pushed back one day due to surgery schedule conflict, but 8am on 3/1/18 I'm going in!

    1. Nana Trish

      Nana Trish

      At least it was only 1 day :) You're almost there!!

    2. amandr
  5. Amandr's surgery date!

    Amanda's VSG surgery
  6. I FINALLY HAVE A SURGERY DATE! 2/28! It's been such a long road to get to this point that I almost can't believe it. Here's to hoping the next 8 weeks fly on by!

  7. FINALLY FINISHED with my pre-op weight management program!!!!!!! I have an appointment next Thursday with my surgeon and we will submit the request for approval to insurance! Things are finally moving forward and I couldn't be more excited.

  8. Anything you could share on your gall bladder removal?  What did you eat? Any thing else you would share.  Thanks. Janice 

    1. amandr


      Can you be more specific? Do you mean what did I eat before or after the removal?

  9. Unexpectedly had my gallbladder removed last Saturday. I'm recovering quickly and well. It's weird that I'm going to go through basically the same thing again in two months when I finally get sleeved! 

  10. 5 month update

    You look great! Shout out to a fellow corgi owner too!
  11. Thanks for the advice everyone! I called my doctor and they said I shouldn't worry about it because I am not showing any other symptoms ( extreme fatigue, coughing, high blood pressure) but said if it continues I can go ahead and schedule a sleep study. I probably will just to be safe! Thanks for making me be rational!
  12. Hi y'all. I'm pre-op and have been lurking on here for a while. If everything goes well I should be getting sleeved in about 4 months. I (thankfully) don't take medications and don't have any documented co-morbidities. BMI is at 42 right now. Well, recently my husband has been telling me I'm having "gurgling snores" when I sleep on my back. I normally NEVER sleep on my back and am a side/stomach sleeper, but our mattress is terrible, so recently I've been waking up in the middle of the night because my back is in crazy pain--and the only way to make it feel better is to sleep on my back. Of course I looked up gurgling snores and from what I can tell it is possibly a sign of sleep apnea. Yikes. I don't really have any other symptoms of sleep apnea and since this is infrequent and not a normal sleeping position for me I wonder if it's even worth getting checked out. I know sleep apnea is usually treated by losing weight, and since I'm on track to have WLS soon it doesn't even seem worth it to go through the rigmarole right before I have surgery. I should probably go and talk to my doctor, but it seems really unnecessary right now. Should I just shut up and go or just leave it alone and see if it persists after we get a new mattress/I lose weight?
  13. Upper Endoscopy, anyone?

    I'm late to the party on this one, but I had my EGD last December and it was a breeze! I was all nervous about it too, but I was in and out of there in about an hour. They knocked me out for only about 10 minutes. It was super easy! I absolutely do not like being put under, but this procedure was so quick and simple it didn't matter.
  14. Only 4 more months of pre-op health counseling! I cannot wait for this to be over! 

    1. delilas


      I feel that :) I have about 3 months left and it feels so long!

  15. What apps do you use to track your nutrition and exercise?

    I'm pre-op, but I've been logging my food for the past six months. I used MFP at first and it's great, but I recently (within the last week) switched to LoseIt and I like it a lot more! It's way less finicky about adding exercise, which is what I hated about MFP. I don't have a FitBit (looking into getting one) but I use Google Fit on my phone which tracks my steps. Lose it works so much better with Google Fit than MFP did. I also enjoy the graph view of weight loss that LoseIt has versus MFP. Just depends what you like!