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About Dewonda8
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
I have not had a weight problem all my life. I was the total opposite. I was extremely skinny as a child and stayed that way in my adult years. I maintained a weight of 120 all through my twenties. Blowing up to 130's in my 30's. When I had my daughter at 37 I started gaining weight. I went up to a size 14. I had so many people that would say 14 is not big. For me it was. I wasn't liking what I was seeing in the mirror. I was in denial about what I saw. The picture in my mind and the picture in the mirror were very different. One thing for she the scale wasn't in denial.
I am going through the process of getting the gastric sleeve I have United and the only requirement my insurance has is that I have a 5 year weight history of the same weight. I have no cormodalities. I am over weight for my height of 5'2 and it is causing swelling in my feet, ankles as well as knee issues. I do have to see the dieticia as well as see the cardiologist. This the requirement by the surgeon Dr. Gerald Cahill.
My hobby at this moment have only been working on my Masters degree
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Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr. Gerald Cahill
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Nausea and bad taste in mouth

by Dewonda8 on 02-10-2015 at 07:06 PM
Has anyone had issues with nausea? I can't stand any of the protein shakes or chicken broth any longer. It makes me throw it up. I also feel nauseated all day. When does that go away. I have been taking nausea pills but they don't do any good. I just want this to pass. HELP!!

Surgery Done

by Dewonda8 on 01-22-2015 at 05:02 PM
I had my surgery on Tuesday. Everything is going good. Struggling to get my 64 ozs of water in. I'm eating about 3 to 4 teaspoons of chicken broth, half a popsicle. After that im pretty full. My doctor said I'm doing better than most. I was an excellent patient. I had nausea the second day only. Little to no pain. My C-section was worse. My inly issue is the gas in my chest.

Starting pre-op diet 01-13-15

by Dewonda8 on 01-12-2015 at 05:46 PM
Welp, it's time to start my pre-op diet. My physician wants me to stay on until my surgery date of 01-20-15. I can't believe it's in 8 days. Here we go! Feeling nervous and excited.

Looking forward wearing my boots again!!!

by Dewonda8 on 11-21-2014 at 09:50 AM
I can't wait to be able to slip on my boots that have been sitting in my closet for almost a year. Having extra thick calves is not a good thing when it comes to boots. I bought a pair of coach boots a year ago and put them on. I thought I was gonna pass out from them. I felt them cutting off the circulation. I couldn't feel anything from the knees down. It felt like I had on suction cups on my feet and calves. It took me 20 minutes to get them off. Thank god I had sense enough to bring a back up

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Got surgery date

by Dewonda8 on 11-14-2014 at 02:06 PM
I am getting sleeved 1-20-15. Wooohooo.

Before and After Photos

Picture BEFORE 223.00 lbs. - before
Picture AFTER after - 159.00 lbs.

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Surgery date: 01/20/2015

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