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Support! (and no i don't mean a good bra...although...)

Posted by LoriBecky in Lori's Blog, 20 January 2015 - - - - - - · 48 views
sleeve revision surgery and 5 more...

Support! (and no i don't mean a good bra...although...) Don't minimize the benefits of great support.  Be it a good bra, compression socks, Spanx, family, friends, or the kind I'm going to talk about today... Sleeve sistas (and brotha's).
When we are going through weight loss surgery we NEED support - for the pre-op phase, for surgery, and especially for after surgery.
There are so many thi...

I'm looking all over the web for the rules that I had when I got banded 6 yrs ago.

Posted by GirlBarb in GirlBarb's Blog, 23 October 2014 - - - - - - · 103 views

Does anyone have a list of the guidelines that keep the band and you healthy?  It said things about not lying down for a certain length of time after eating, when to drink, how to recover after slimming, etc...
Lately I have been living like I don't have a band until it stops me. This is not good and now I cough and get acid reflux.  I wa...


Posted by Zzzombrie in Enter the Dragon, 07 October 2014 - - - - - - · 101 views

So I finally got myself to the campus gym. Looking at all the bods 10 years younger than me was daunting, but then I remember that I was just like them and I say to them in my mind 'This is what you have to look forward to kids so keep sweating'. Maybe not being morbidly obese, but the struggle for sure. Of course, I'm not like others my age either (30) a...

3 weeks to Plication

Posted by dontay64 in dontay64's Blog, 04 October 2014 - - - - - - · 170 views

3 weeks to Plication I'm the one in the middle.
In three weeks I am scheduled to have Plication done.   Im 5'4,  and at the time of the decision I weighed 195 pounds, "curvaceous" and attractive but definitely overweight.  People think I'm crazy when I have to say that I have to lose 70 lbs because I don't look like I am 195 but I feel it....


Posted by Karena in Karena's Blog, 30 September 2014 - - - - - - · 120 views

Hello OCC world.
I personally have struggled with my weight since I was a child. When I was a teenager I was losing weight until I had my daughter when I was 17 since then I cant seem to keep it off. I eat healthy and exercise and it seems to go no where. I even had my thyroid checked to see if it was that but the levels were normal. I am now the...

Questions about the Hospital?

Posted by Picasso1303 in Picasso1303's Blog, 13 June 2014 - - - - - - · 364 views

Can anyone tell me if there is a place the your companion can go to eat the day of the surgery at the hospital while you are there? I have someone coming with me and I was wondering what and how they eat that day?

Questions, questions and more questions!

Posted by hope4anewstart in hope4anewstart's Blog, 24 April 2014 - - - - - - · 458 views

Well today I sent Carolyn at OCC at huge list of questions I'd compiled. Huuuuge lol. I kind of feel bad for her! I am looking into booking my surgery for the end of August/14. I wish I could just have it done next week. Once I make up my mind, that's it and waiting is killer lol. I don't know if anyone is actually going to read this or not but it's nice...

4 Months post op Gastric Sleeve

Posted by MissyBlake in MissyBlake's Blog, 03 April 2014 - - - - - - · 592 views

Cutting to the chase.........Down 64 lbs!!!
I have never thrown up, not once since surgery.  I am a slow eater and I know when that "one bite" is going to be the one that sends me into burbing, belching and being miserable for the next half hour.   So I avoid that feeling at all costs.
The hardest thing for me is actually eati...

Best choice ever!!!!!

Posted by blondkitty73 in blondkitty73's Blog, 31 January 2014 - - - - - - · 510 views

Hello Im Angela :) I had my surgery on the 21st of January and im so happy. I should of done this earlier in life! Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Martinez are the best. I was 321lost 21 pre op and 20 so far! 41 pounds off feels great! The hotel stay was beautiful and the people were wonderful. Was treated like a princess! On my way to my new life :)

I think I am a food masochist

Posted by babygirl2013 in babygirl2013's Blog, 21 December 2013 - - - - - - · 554 views

In all seriousness, I am sitting here watching "Bacon Paradise" after just watching "Pizza Paradise."  Why?  Probably because I am too tired or lazy to change the channel.  lol  Actually, I moved only one week after surgery, and then went back to work the next day.  It is just how my life has worked lately.  But anyway, I kno...

3 more sleeps to being sleeved. Leaving Sunday

Posted by Freedomfinder in Freedomfinder's Blog, 08 November 2013 - - - - - - · 338 views

I am looking forward to being sleeved on Monday. I look forward to the journey of changing my life forever one step at a time.
I wish you all a fanatastic night and may all your dreams for better health and happiness fullfill your dreams.
Freedom.....at last........

Getting more excited

Posted by mstaley81 in mstaley81's Blog, 02 November 2013 - - - - - - · 302 views

Got my Passport and Bariatric shakes in the mail today. So ready for this. So So excited.

Any one for November 5th

Posted by Soccermama in Soccermama's Blog, 25 October 2013 - - - - - - · 316 views

HI everyone...anyone out there having the sleeve on the 5th of November?  I will be flying in on the 4th and hope to meet some life long friends in the process.
I have been very lucky to have my dad flying out the San Diego to meet me from Florida!!!  We will be staying an extra three days to make sure that I am healing properly and to just rela...

new plication surgery

Posted by leancow in leancow's Blog, 21 October 2013 - - - - - - · 460 views

i'm having plication surgery oct 22 and besides being anxious, need to know what to expect.  I was on the wrong site "gastric sleeve" and just about everyone tried to talk me out of the plication surgery and into the sleeve.. YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE!!!

7 weeks post op

Posted by nranz in nranz's plication blog journey, 11 September 2013 - - - - - - · 626 views

Well I feel like I am finally to the point that this new way of life seems like "normal". I have lost 40 pounds total since my journey began with the decision to proceed, and 20 since the surgery. That amount of weight loss in 7 1/2 weeks aint too shabby! I still have times where I really wish I could eat more but I think it is more from habit and psyc...

Drink, Drink, Drink

Posted by Dolittle in Dolittle's Band to Sleeve Blog, 08 August 2013 - - - - - - · 580 views

It's been 11 days since I had the sleeve revision. I'm feeling like I'm just water logged. All I have been doing is drinking. It's kind of hard drinking so many fuilds. Between water, protein shakes and brothy soups, I'm floating!


Posted by AnaA in Ana's Plication Blog, 20 July 2013 - - - - - - · 580 views
1 Year Plication Anniversary and 4 more...

     I made a decision that changed my life. I decided to get weight loss surgery at the OCC. The decision was not made lightly. I researched Dr. Ortiz and surgeries in Mexico first I suppose out of curiosity. The lower price certainly led to that curiosity. I suppose somewhere in the fore front of...

Almost Been A Year!!!!

Posted by sparkleprincess24 in sparkleprincess24's Blog, 09 July 2013 - - - - - - · 518 views

I can't believe its almost been a year its crazy that last year i was thinking about this surgery now i've had it and i lost over a 100 pounds past my goal weight wanted me at 165 and i'm down to 157 and i'm so much more happier i love shopping now i went shopping for summer clothes and didn't have to get a double x instead i got a medium. I'm so glad i w...

band to gastric HELP

Posted by apey223 in apey223's Blog, 07 May 2013 - - - - - - · 603 views

i had the band put in 2 years ago and at first i lost weight and now i am back to were i started....  what should i do?  no one around here does fills and once i tell them were i had it they wont let me come there any ways so i dont know what to do ?   please help!!!!

Gallbladder Delays Surgery

Posted by shnnnstwrt in shnnnstwrt's Blog, 02 April 2013 - - - - - - · 554 views

Well, my surgery has been delayed.  I had to have my gallbladder removed on March 1st and had to wait a full 8 weeks to recover with no complications before VSG could be performed and my son will be graduating bootcamp on May the 16th.  My new surgery date is May the 21st.  Who'd've thought your gallbladder could cause so much back pain!...

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