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!
Happy to hear Lisa is well and loosing. Hope things go just as well for you. I am pulling for both of you!
OK, guys, Tuesday is my day. Cross fingers!!
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Got everything crossed for you!
Good luck, sir.
Good luck Jim, hope you make a very quick recovery.
Hey...good luck, Jim!
From Smedley, Clint and me.
All the best RND.
Hey Jim, don't forget the Ex-Lax!! If nothing else it will give the surgical staff some sport while you're on the table!!!
Seriously - All the best to you and I hope for a speedy recovery!
We will be thinking about you but no need to cross fingers as that won't be needed. all will be fine.
Good luck for sure Jim, I am sure you'll be just fine.
I know I'll regret this, but, Hey, Doc, who is Clint?
Thanks guys, you're a great bunch of friends.
I'll be online from my hospital bed (tablet) by late Tuesday or early weds.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Jim.
There ya go Jim! A gift for you..
Oooooo....and chrome too! Thanks Buff!!
All the best from afar Jim !
Well not sure yet if Jim has had his surgery, just wanted to some and good vibrations his way........well maybe not vibrations, that might not be so good.
Wishing you all the best Jim! Will check back on you later!
JIM!!! Wake UP!!! Surgery is over!!!
The empty chair, Clint Eastwood...remember?
Don't feel sheepish about not understanding.
I'm sure all will go well for ya, Slim. Y'all will be at Walmart shopping for Skinny Jeans before ya know it.
Would those be Slim-Jims?
Best of luck Jim. Will be keeping the skinny....um......well you know.
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