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About Rager2Sharp

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  • Birthday 11/01/1993

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  • Location
    Valdosta Ga
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Howard Melton
  • Hospital
    Colquitt regional medical center
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Surgery Date
    Dec. '18

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  1. Rager2Sharp

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    My mom lost over 100 lbs in her late 20s early 30s and she lived with the excess skin for 20 years. Finally, she looked into getting it removed and lo and behold her insurance covered it. I'm not terribly worried about the extra skin right now anyway. I'm sure there will be a time when i am, but I've gotta worry about one thing at a time lol. Plus that means i wont have to worry about pregnancy "ruining" my body, there will be plenty of extra room lol
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    Pre-surgery weight loss

    I forgot to ask before, he also said i should start using a skin firming creme lipoxyderm. I assume it's effectiveness is another one of his uneducated suggestions (though even if an actual doctor had suggested it, i think i would still be skeptical of a topical ointment. when things sound too good to be true they usually are). Has anyone on here actually used it with success or am i better off not wasting the money?
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    Pre-surgery weight loss

    @BurgundyBoy so far not a problem (down 45 lbs from my sw, knock on wood). I imagine I've got my age going for me, but loosing weight has never been my problem. Once i get going, I'm good at losing weight, but i fall back into old habits and gain it all back. This always happens when i reach a particular weight, and I'm hoping that wls will help me more easily get over that mental barrier. If they can deny you for not losing weight during the observation period, that does make me worry about my dad though. He's working toward a sleeve gastrectomy, but his health is very poor at the moment and every time i go see him he asks how much weight I've lost then tells me how much he's gained. He just turned 50 and i cant help but be reminded that his dad passed at 54 of a heart attack. Plus the fart doesn't listen to anyone
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    Pre-surgery weight loss

    Im lucky enough not to have comorbidities but I would have to loose like 150 lbs to be under a 40 BMI. I would literally have to eat nothing until my surgery date. Why didn’t I think of that! I’ll keep on like I am but when I go to get weighed I’ll just put a couple weights in my pockets but really I told my husband I just won’t worry about carbs so much the Sunday before and that Monday morning. I so much as look at a carb the wrong way and it seems I gain 5 lbs in water weight lol
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    Asking for prayers from the group

    awe thats aweful! I can imagine nothing anyone can say would ease the pain for her family, they’ve been through such heartbreak! I hope someday they can find peace ❤️
  6. Rager2Sharp

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    I wish! I’m a GA transplant (born in PA) I have ZERO southern charm/ people skills lol
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    Pre-surgery weight loss

    @athenarose yup same guy. I swear there’s something about him that’s skeevy to me. Something along the lines of “that friend you haven’t talked to since high school but messages you on Facebook trying to get you roped into their pyramid scheme”. I really only have to see him like 3 more times. I’ll just hold out for my surgery date while getting my info from more credible sources lol he even told me “ don’t tell anyone, I could get fired for saying this”. Like bruh. Probably a good reason for that...
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    Pre-surgery weight loss

    @Stephtay that’s the reassurance I was hoping for lol. I would have payed him no mind at all but he’s technically “part of my medical team”. At least that’s how I felt. This was the person who checks my weight every month. This person is a nutritionist, not a registered dietitian and I think I need to learn to take the advice they give me with a grain of salt. When I had my very first meeting with my surgeon I asked him specifically about this and he told me not even to worry about it. I think I’ll listen to the actual doctor.
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    Pre-surgery weight loss

    Hey guys. I was curious how much weight each of you were able to lose in the 6 month observation period. I started myself on a low carb diet before I even set up my first appointment and have been doing well so far, but was told by someone today that I better slow down my weight loss or my insurance might deny me because they think I can do it on my own. I was just wondering if any of you have had anyone say this to you, or if you’ve had insurance deny you for this reason. I would still be well above the BMI threshold for bypass I was just kindof disheartened by the comment today because I thought I was doing really well.
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    Quotes To Live By!

    I've considered getting this tattooed on me somewhere. I am often too reserved in times where i wish i wasn't. I'm hoping my weight loss journey helps me open up to adventure.
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    What should I do at noon today?

    I know it's a little off topic, but THIS! It's not a perfect analogy but can you imagine someone walking up to an acquaintance saying something like "Wow Susan, your bipolar symptoms seem to be improving, are you on new meds?" But anyone who's ever seen you bigger will come up and ask you about your weight-loss process lol
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    Discouraging Nutritionist?

    It is not a Bariatric Center of Excellence as far as i know @msmarymac . To be honest I didn't even know there was such a thing before I joined TTF. I was just trying to pick somewhere that was close enough that i could work appointments around my schedule and that i felt comfortable driving to by myself. When I talked to my surgeon he said that none of the surgeons there were certified to perform a bypass, just the sleeve and a few less invasive procedures. They will be getting a NEW surgeon that will be certified in Bypass sometime over the next 6 months. He said if i choose bypass, he would just assist the new surgeon. http://bariatrics.colquittregional.com/ @Stephtay Sugar is my biggest weakness FOR SURE! I don't regularly drink alcohol and would absolutely not be a problem to give it up. (I'm talkin like one wine cooler maaaybe every six months lol). I have also assumed I have GERD, though i haven't gotten a diagnosis because I just haven't gone to the doctor regularly since i stopped seeing my pediatrician! (That's about to change i guess!)
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    What should I do at noon today?

    You do you! My strategy would be don't say anything unless she directly asks "How are you doing it?" I know personally i wouldn't be able to keep it a secret if she asked me directly lol I want to keep my surgery to myself too, but I'm a big ole blabber mouth and know ill have a hard time with that lol. I do want to severely limit who knows at least until i actually go through with it. (I will not be talked out of this dangit!) But honestly, if she cant support you on your journey to a healthier you, might be time to learn to love from a distance. We (i) get so wrapped up in what other people think, we (i) forget to live our lives for ourselves sometimes.
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    Discouraging Nutritionist?

    Hey guys. So I had another appointment with my nutritionist Monday. My appointment went as usual, until I told him that I wanted to get a full bypass instead of the sleeve. (The office I go to doesn't currently offer Gastric bypass, but they will by the time I am ready for surgery in December) He then quickly tried to discourage me from that, saying things like "I wouldn't let my mother get that done to her" and that he told the doctor that if they started offering it to patients that he was gonna quit. I wanted the bypass to begin with, but i kind of "settled" for the idea of the sleeve ( not that there's anything wrong with it) because that's what they offered. I was so excited when my surgeon told me bypass was an option. Needless to say my nutritionist has kinda freaked me out a little bit. I was just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience. Do you think he gets a kickback or something depending on the procedure the patients choose or does he really think it's that bad of a decision? Maybe he's just drank the koolaid of "gastric sleeve is so superior that's why you shouldn't seek other options else wear"? Whacha think?