LorettaLynn

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About LorettaLynn

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Age
    41

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  • Surgeon
    Wilhelmy
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-06
  • Start Weight
    277
  • Current Weight
    219.6
  • Goal Weight
    125
  • Surgery Date
    12/17/2018
  • Surgery Type
    Duodenal Switch

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  1. I had the DS in December at 260 lbs, 5’6 tall, 41 yrs old. For me, I only wanted to ever do 1 bariatric surgery and I wanted the best chance to lose my comorbidities and extra weight. I know a couple people in real life who did not do too well with RNY. VSG did not sound drastic or long lasting enough to me. So the DS is what I wanted at first researching and ultimately the surgery I got.
  2. Hello, I am having the nausea and vomiting constantly. my PCP and an ER dr can see from a CT scan that I have gastritis, and have prescribed different acid reducers but so far none of that has helped and the anti nausea meds don’t even take the edge off. Zofran in an IV doesn’t take the nausea away. I’m not able to keep much of anything down at the moment. I too am getting depressed!
  3. I am fighting nausea now about the same time out that you did. Did anything work to calm it down for you?
  4. How long after surgery did you feel your stamina was good and that you were able to participate in life again? I had the DS on 17 Dec. I’m supposed to go back to work on Monday. Dreading it. My incisions all look good now, my oral thrush is getting a bit better slowly, and I’m down from 260 on surgery day to 238 today.
  5. I am now finished with the class portion of the 6 month process and after being told various conflicting instructions about the rest of the timing and losing confidence in their aftercare, I’m debating whether I should stick with an RNY from this bariatric practice, or pursue a DS procedure in Mexico. When I first began my research DS was the most appealing to me. But when I decided to try to have the surgery on my insurance’s dime, I went with my second choice RNY. I truly believe I need the more drastic operation. Paying $3800 in copays locally for RNY or $10000 for a DS in MX are the choices I’m debating, and not wanting cost to be the decider, nor settling for my second choice when I have qualms about it. Ugh, what to do.
  6. For all the professional ladies or gentlemen who have had surgery already, how did you go about making sure you had decent work clothes while dropping the weight? Did you buy elastic waist bottoms and stretchy tops in advance, or buy things at the thrift store you expected to wear? I have a few garments that are too tight now, but not enough for a work wardrobe already. I need to look professional and typically wear dresses. I’m guessing I won't have a huge amount of energy for late night laundry so would ideally need 5 of whatever I’ll be wearing as I slim down.
  7. What brand of yogurt do you all like, post op? I’m looking to try different ones. Thanks.
  8. Hi, I’m LorettaLynn from Virginia. I began my 6 month process with Dr Nain at the Inova Fair Oaks on 6/6/18. I have completed a psych evaluation, 2 sessions with the nutritionist, consult with exercise guy, etc. I am concerned that my Aetna (Foreign Service Benefit Plan) is not going to pay as my weight is not going down and fluctuates a bit so I am preparing myself to have to pay out of pocket and travel to Mexico if needed. I have given up carbonated beverages since 6/6/18 and have increased my water a lot. I am 5’6 and weighed 277 at my highest in May, wearing a 22W dress. I have high cholesterol, fatty liver and Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, my A1C is prediabetic, and my hormones have been out of balance since at least 2016 with estrogen dominance and PCOS. My beloved father died of liver cancer at 63 and my mother is a Type 1 diabetic. I am hopeful that RNY or DS will help my health turn around and give me the energy that a 40 year old should have. I’m enjoying this forum quite a bit as the folks seem a lot nicer than other forums I’ve looked at.
  9. Thank you so much for sharing your slideshow! You look very happy.
  10. How was your experience with Mexicali Bariatric Center? I’m looking at them if my insurance falls apart at the end of my 6 month program.
  11. I have FSBP which is administered by Aetna, which I heard that Aetna does not allow you to gain weight in your 6 month program at all. I am concerned that my weight will fluctuate as it tends to do. I have emailed them for more info and got nothing. If I could lose weight well under my own power, I wouldn’t be in a bariatric program. Does anyone else here have experience with the FSBP?