3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery If you've had it, or are considering it, share your discussions here

Believe it or not................Surgery date!!!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-10-2005, 10:11 PM   #1
gbo
Senior Member
 
gbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Alabama
Posts: 570

Default Believe it or not................Surgery date!!!

Well my Dears I am a very happy camper tonight. I was handed what appeared to be a set back though minor... My Surgeon wanted me to have a series of cardiopulminary tests done to make sure I have no breathing problems (35 yrs of smoking). Well, darn ....I admit to being disappointed but as I had an appointment with my family practice doctor today anyway at least I could jump on it . So I went in today loaded for bear. A flu shot , pnemonia shot and anti-biotics for a bug I have picked up in the very early stages, and a request for PFT's and ABG's. I told them it was all that was keeping me from a surgery date! Asap, please. The Doctor ordered the tests and the nurse went to set it up came back and asked me if I had a preference as to the hospital , I said no but if possible tomorrow....she looked up at me amused and said oh, not today? YES, YES, YES, anytime.
As soon as the tests were done the technician faxed them to my surgeon. I dashed home and called his office to tell them the results were either there or would be in minutes. She called back and said they are already in your records...so when would be convenient for you....... My pre-op is Nov. 16th and my surgery date is Nov.21st!!!!!! I am sooooooooooooooooo ready!!!!
Pam
gbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2005, 03:02 AM   #2
Pending Email Confirmation
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 666

Default

Best of luck to you for this Pam... I'll make a mental note and think of you on that date! xx
Mazarin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2005, 09:15 AM   #3
Moderator & Happy Chick
 
Leenie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 12,094

Height: 5' 10"

Default

Good Luck Pam !!!
__________________
~ WORRY LOOKS AROUND, SORRY LOOKS BACK, FAITH LOOKS UP ~

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
.
Leenie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2005, 12:37 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
DancingAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 161

Default

Pam -- November 21 is my birthday, and I will be thinking good thoughts for you! You'll really have something to be thankful for this year! Yippeeeeee!!!!
__________________

In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
DancingAngel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2005, 07:10 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
kfs151's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 270

S/C/G: 316/234/196

Height: 5' 3"

Default

Congrats!! Are you have RNY or Lap-Band? You must be so excited/nervous/happy!! I cant' wait to hear all the details!!

I've just gotten my paperwork in to the insurance co and my surgeon won't set a date until the approvals come back. I go in next week for bloodwork and an upper GI series. They want me to fast (not even water) until the appt at 1:30 in the afternoon, after which I will immediately have to dash and pick up the kids - as long as it makes their day good though LOL. A friend will grab the kids so it's not all bad....
__________________
Kim

Lap-Band 12/21/2005
--
kfs151 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2005, 11:58 PM   #6
gbo
Senior Member
 
gbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Alabama
Posts: 570

Default

Kim.... RNY surgery. I am eager, but that is because I am so very ready. The only concern I have is what effect the hernias will have on my scheduled date! The exam on the 16th will let me know exactly what is to come.
Pam
gbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2005, 07:43 AM   #7
Old Cackler
 
jiffypop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: northern New Jersey
Posts: 7,649

Default

pam - this is so exciting!!! after everything you've been through!!!!

about the hernias... they'll probably fix them with the surgery. unless they're enormous, like pookie's was.

do you have everything ready? do you have someone coming in to help you for few days after you get home? sanitary pads for the drainage work great!!! better than gauze [i tried this because i'm soooo allergic to the adhesive in tapes and therefore i can't keep gauze in place.]

protein powders? chicken broth? tea? SF drink powders like crystal light?
__________________
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders

start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180

Posts by members, moderators and admins are not medical advice. See your physician before taking advice found on the internet.
jiffypop is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:28 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2