Hi guys. Just wanted to see if anyone out there has had bariatric surgery and if so, do you have anything you'd like to share?
Helpful tips, things to watch out for, etc.
My wife and I are gearing up for the gastric sleeve surgery. In order to get the insurance company to pay, we both had to lose 10% of our weight, as a show of commitment.
Lisa made her 10% goal today! Yay Lisa!! I weighed in today with the hospital dietitian, I have lost 9 lbs. since last weigh in!
I still lack 11 lbs. But I have greatly reduced the amount of insulin I use and am at a point of having a blood sugar average of 80 - 110 mg/d. I was averaging around 250 - 300 and had an A1C of 11 - 13. I expect an A1C of 8 or less when I see my Dr. mid August.
I have been walking the track at the hospital where Lisa works. Getting from 4 - 6 miles each time I walk. Protien shakes and an 1800 calorie per day diet is going well.
I would greatly appreciate any tips, tricks, recipes, stories, etc. that you may want to share! Wish us luck!
Thanks guys! Lisa will be happy to know you're rootin for her!
There went that last three pounds!
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Lisa just got out of surgery and is in recovery. The Doctor said everything went great!!
Thanks for the prayers and well wishes, everyone!
Good news Jim.
Thanks for keeping us updated!
Glad Lisa's surgery went well, hope she makes a rapid recovery.
Lisa is up and sitting in a chair!
You two must be so encouraged. Awesome work!
Lisa has some prolonged drainage, and more bleeding than normal. May need a transfusion.
Please keep prayers and good thoughts coming! Extra day in the hospital earned.
Thinking of both of you. If I was close to you I would help with the transfusion if it becomes necessary. One of the medical drawbacks being far away. All will be well.
Doctor was just here. Lisa's hemoglobin is stable now, so no (edit) transfusion needed!
She discharges tomorrow morning!
Uh, I think that should have read "so no transfusion"
Come to think of it, your last statement doesn't sound quite right either. (Just keeping you smiling, pal.)
It's great to hear that she's doing much better and headed home.
Ok, They finally let Lisa come home!
Thanks guys, for all the nice thoughts and prayers!
So happy all is well with you guys please give Lisa my love and best wishes.
OK, guys, just an update.
Lisa is very weak, and emotional. She's having a hard time getting her nutrients in, she's dehydrated, and has a UTI.
Prayers and well wishes needed, please.
Oh Jim! So sorry to hear Lisa is having a hard go of it. I will be sending prayers and good thoughts your way. Give her a hug and a kiss for me!
Me to RnD. Positive thoughts and wishes to you and yours.
Thanks guys, keep em coming.
You got it hon .Prayers ,love all my best.
Ok, guys. Lisa is back to work, down 69 pounds, and doing well!
Guess who's next?
I start my 2 weeks of liquid dieting on the 14th of October, surgery on the 29th.
Wish me luck, pray hard, send money....well wishes!
Good luck, Jim.
Good news Jim. You always have my well wishes.
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