Bob J

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About Bob J

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Chiang
  • Hospital
    Elmbrook Memorial
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  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Duodenal Switch

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  1. One year anniversary today

    It's posts and success like this that encourage me even more everyday. As my surgery date approaches, I thought I would be nervous about the surgery part but I'm not. The part I am most nervous about is what if I fail, but with success stories like yours and the many others on TTF, I know I will Succeed. Looking at your profile, you have great start. You should be proud of what you already accomplished. If your weight loss slows or stalls, don't get discouraged and keep moving forward. Surgery is only a tool to help you lose weight. It's all dependent on you and I believe you will make it. The members of TTF are great support. They will help answer your question or guide you in the right direction. I hope your hospital or doctor has a support group. If not try and find one in your area. They are so helpful at times. Best of luck on November 8th.
  2. One year anniversary today

    It's been a long journey. I still have a ways to go (another 100 pounds). Health wise I am feeling great and have a gooD attitude towards things. I am diabetics free and don't take medication any more. I don't walk with a cane and can accutually bend over and tie my shoes or pick something off the floor. I am moving around a lot faster. As someone said, "You lost a whole person" I love the fact I can sit in a regular chair. I look at the picture of me in the red shirt (far left) and I think I never want to be like that again. I want to say, anyone can do it and make it work. Thank you all for the encouraging comments.
  3. Almost a year

    Outstanding progress.
  4. Down a total of 203 pounds and 22” off the waist from a 72” to a 50”
  5. 6 months

    Thanks for asking. Doing good. Had my 6 month check up. Was taken off diabetes medicine. My A1C dropped from 7.4 to 4.6. A little vitamin deficent. Doing between 800-1200 calories a day and 80-120 grams of protein. 48-72 ounces of water.
  6. 6 months

    Down 152 pounds in 6 months. From 72 waist to 58 waist.
  7. I need a buddy!

    you doing great. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to your next update.
  8. Anthem Approved - no 6 month diets!

    Welcome to TT. I live in Wisconsin but have Athem-BCBS of Illlinois. I called BCBS and the gave me the requirements for my surgery. It did not require a 6 month supervised diet. look at me today. 7 weeks post-op. Seen the surgeon today. Down 80 pounds. good luck with surgery.
  9. Eating after surgery?

    I did the baby food route. Gerber turkey was good with salt and pepper and warmed up. The rest I tried and gave up and puréed. Also did protein shakes. Don't go overboard and buy a lot and stock up. You taste and appetite may change after surgery.
  10. I need a buddy!

    Hello Michelle, Welcome to TT. Congratulations on having surgery. Everyone here is very supportive no matter what stage or WLS you are in. I can say, I have felt the way you are and when I found TT, everyone made me feel welcome and was supportive. There will be ups and downs and second thoughts, but in the end, think of this as doing it for yourself. if you have questions, you have a lot of members here to try and give you answers to your questions. I had surgery in October, so I am not that far ahead of you. I decided on surgery because I could see myself getting larger and didn't want to die that way. I have my 6 week doctors appointment tomorrow and I have not weighed myself since my last appointment but I stepped on the scale. I have a talking scale. I thought it was broke because it didn't start of saying four hundred seventeen. Instead it started saying three hundred ninety nine. I lost over 67 pounds since starting the liquid pre-op diet. Good luck with your surgery next week and keep us informed how you are doing.
  11. Hello Ajudge14, Welcome to TT. your new pouch is still healing this soon after surgery. I would definitely check with your doctor or nutritionist on what you can eat.
  12. What can I do to get ready?

    Welcome Truitt to TT. To prepare, I gave up carbonated beverages. The rest was as directed by the nutritionist. Seems like every doctor has their own nutritionist for you to see and follow their plans they have worked out. I have not read anywhere where 2 doctors agree. check with your doctor or nutritionist to see what you can do.
  13. 1st Post Op Doctor Visit.

    Kari, Don't forget we have had different surgeries. I have tried ham, shrimp, cottage cheese, string cheese, banana, sugar Free pears and a V-8 juice and skim milk. I'm taking it slow and doing ok. The problem I am having is liquids. I now hate the taste of water. Cold, warm, flavored. I have tried sugar free mixes, true orange and lemon. Crystal light, Mio, Dasani. I tried soup broth too. i struggle to get 36 ounces down and I know I suppose to have double that. Don't know what to do.
  14. New to forum

    Welcome Dawn, Good luck with surgery on Friday. Keep us informed on how you are doing.
  15. Hello , 9 days post op

    Welcome Hannah, You can find lot's of posting with answers to some of your question, and everyone here will try their best to help you. i am about 3 weeks post-op and everyone been helpful to me.