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10/3/13 2:09 A

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I hope that everyone is doing well.

It is that time of the year to look for great holiday type protein drinks and food that we can eat-great recipes are to be had out there.

Carol

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

Location: Albany, NY
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Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.
Which happens to be where I work.


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10/2/13 6:13 P

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Hello.... I had surgery July 26, 2013 and I am now down 37 pounds! emoticon Joining this team to help keep me on track and also hope to be able to tap those who have gone through surgery for any bumps or set backs I should be watching out for. Bye for now, Deanna

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8/13/13 2:48 A

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Michelle, have you heard anything yet? How did your test go?

Carol emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Location: Albany, NY
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Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.
Which happens to be where I work.


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8/9/13 4:22 P

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It will come soon enough-getting through all the tests is a hurdle onto itself. Things will happen.

Carol

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

Location: Albany, NY
Eastern time zone.

Level 20 Sparkler

Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.
Which happens to be where I work.


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MICHELLE_LEX's Photo MICHELLE_LEX Posts: 24
8/9/13 7:48 A

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Not yet. I thought we were going to get the ok from the insurance company this week and then they came back wanting a Pulmonary Function Test. I knew they'd do that. Grrrrrrr My test is on Monday so hopefully shortly after that I will. I wish it would hurry already!

Half of the Incredible Shrinking Married Couple!
mylifeinthebluegrass.com/
Time isn't moving fast enough!
Seminar 6/10/2013
1st appt 7/11/2013 (nutrition class, psych eval, physical)
2nd appt 7/19/2013 (Psychologist, Endoscopy)
Nutrition Class 7/31/2013
Stress Test 7/31/2013 and 8/1/2013
Submitted to Insurance 7/31/2013
Insurance Approval 8/16
Bariatric BootCamp 10/28/2013
SURGERY! 10/30/2013
Follow Ups 9/6, 9/30


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8/9/13 12:07 A

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Hi Michelle-do you have a surgery date yet?

Carol

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

Location: Albany, NY
Eastern time zone.

Level 20 Sparkler

Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.
Which happens to be where I work.


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MICHELLE_LEX's Photo MICHELLE_LEX Posts: 24
8/8/13 8:50 P

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I am. I just wish I knew how to bring others :(

Half of the Incredible Shrinking Married Couple!
mylifeinthebluegrass.com/
Time isn't moving fast enough!
Seminar 6/10/2013
1st appt 7/11/2013 (nutrition class, psych eval, physical)
2nd appt 7/19/2013 (Psychologist, Endoscopy)
Nutrition Class 7/31/2013
Stress Test 7/31/2013 and 8/1/2013
Submitted to Insurance 7/31/2013
Insurance Approval 8/16
Bariatric BootCamp 10/28/2013
SURGERY! 10/30/2013
Follow Ups 9/6, 9/30


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8/8/13 5:30 P

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Where is everyone?

Carol

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

Location: Albany, NY
Eastern time zone.

Level 20 Sparkler

Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.
Which happens to be where I work.


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7/30/13 8:34 P

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Well, I am back on here running around.

My name is Carol and I had my Lap Gastric Bypass and Gall Bladder removal on Dec 17th, 2012.

I started the program in April of 2012 at which time my weight was 283.0 and wearing size 4XL scrubs at work. ( I work in the hospital here, night shift on our Cardiac floor)
We had to do a few months of learning how to eat (pouch wise) and what to do, etc..
Then in October 2012 my insurance said that they would pay for the Bypass since it would do the most good for me, being Diabetic, etc...
It was then that they started me on medical exams, etc to check to make sure all would be well for the surgery. The last consult was a Cardiac one-all went well.
They also did an ultrasound to check my gall bladder and found 10 stones and so my surgeon told me that they would remove the Gall bladder while I was on the table.
Then my surgeon came up with a quick surgery date for me in Dec and the week before was so busy with last minute stuff to get done and stocking up on PowerAde Zero, SF popsicles, and Pedilyte pops. Electrolytes help a lot right when you get out and home from the surgery as you have to make sure you do not get dehydrated. The first 2 weeks you get home you concentrate on sipping fluids and walking plus taking naps to get your body rested. Surgery is a major thing.
The day before surgery they weighed me in at-261.3

I just weighed in yesterday at 172.0

I am at where I have 3 meals a day-protein mainly. I can usually get in about a cup of egg salad (chopped hard boiled eggs with a bit of mayo is my egg salad-can't have lettuce, or bread) If I eat 1/4 cup of the egg salad I can manage a 1/4th cup of chopped veggie.
The denser the protein the less I can get in. For example- chicken. My husband will roast some drumsticks off and I will take off the skin (we can't have the skin) and I will cut up the chicken and it is nice and moist and easier to eat. I can get in 1 drumstick. It takes us 20 minutes of slow chewing to eat a meal.
My husband makes a great chili with ground turkey and he will make a batch and then we freeze a lot for me to have later on at work, etc..

My scrub size now is a size large.

My goal weight is 140 and should be there right before my surgery year anniversary. Once I get to that weight I will go to maintenance mode.

I have given all my old clothes to Goodwill and won't go on a big shopping spree until I get down to goal weight. Right now I just get a few things to do for a little bit as I have been losing fast.

I exercise as well with my indoor exercycle, and my kettlebells. I exercise at work with all the walking I do-I get in between 6,000-8,000 steps a night plus all the extra work out I get working there.

My husband had 2 stents put in -in September of 2012 and he has lost over 50 pounds since then because of his special heart diet and my special diet.

I am so glad that I had the surgery. The greatest motivator is all the complements I keep receiving at work and elsewhere.

In the end the surgery is a tool to help in the weight loss and new way of life. It is up to each of us to go by our Team's instructions and to keep to the diet.

I never feel hungry or have any cravings and that is good. That part of my tummy is gone.

Carol

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

Location: Albany, NY
Eastern time zone.

Level 20 Sparkler

Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.
Which happens to be where I work.


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7/19/13 8:33 P

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It's great to meet you, Lynette! I'm hoping to get this board busy again!! Nice to meet you! emoticon

Half of the Incredible Shrinking Married Couple!
mylifeinthebluegrass.com/
Time isn't moving fast enough!
Seminar 6/10/2013
1st appt 7/11/2013 (nutrition class, psych eval, physical)
2nd appt 7/19/2013 (Psychologist, Endoscopy)
Nutrition Class 7/31/2013
Stress Test 7/31/2013 and 8/1/2013
Submitted to Insurance 7/31/2013
Insurance Approval 8/16
Bariatric BootCamp 10/28/2013
SURGERY! 10/30/2013
Follow Ups 9/6, 9/30


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7/19/13 10:53 A

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Hi Michelle, thanks for stepping up to lead this team. I'm on the path for gastric sleeve surgery in October. I was due to have it last summer, but other health issues had to be sorted out, so back on track now, also trying to shed l5 lbs this next few weeks.

in it with you guys:)

Lynette

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7/19/13 9:16 A

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Hi everybody! My name is Michelle and I am a new Team Leader here on the Bariatric Surgery Support Team! I am new to this, be gentle! Haha!

A little about myself! Married Mom of 4 grown children in Lexington, KY. Hubby and I are taking this journey together. We come as a pair :) I'm just starting my journey here in Lexington, KY! My husband and I attended our seminar in June and we BOTH are having surgery about 2 weeks apart. We're on a strict high protein/low carb diet until surgery, hopefully in September!

We're so excited! Glad to meet you all! emoticon

Half of the Incredible Shrinking Married Couple!
mylifeinthebluegrass.com/
Time isn't moving fast enough!
Seminar 6/10/2013
1st appt 7/11/2013 (nutrition class, psych eval, physical)
2nd appt 7/19/2013 (Psychologist, Endoscopy)
Nutrition Class 7/31/2013
Stress Test 7/31/2013 and 8/1/2013
Submitted to Insurance 7/31/2013
Insurance Approval 8/16
Bariatric BootCamp 10/28/2013
SURGERY! 10/30/2013
Follow Ups 9/6, 9/30


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