krca67

Location: Bay area CA
Member since 6/30/2012

Activity

  • 10 total posts
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 discussion
  • 6 comments
  • 1 question

Reviews & Stories

Lost 139lbs in 20mos After RNY Surgery - Mountain View, CA

My journey from first appointment to surgery was 8mos. I had BCBS insurance and had no problems with approval. It was approved the first time. I weighed 263 day of my surgery 3/29/10 and today I weigh 124. That's 139lbs and I'm still in wonder that I accomplished it. I had BP problems, knee issues, foot problems and arthritis. Not type2 diabetes but was a very unhappy, unhealthy gal. Both... READ MORE

Extended Tummy Tuck & Extended Thigh Lift Post Gastric Bypass - Mountain View, CA

I am a post gastric bypass gal. I weighed 263 and now weigh 124 (2.5 yrs later). I have extra skin on my abdomen and a lot on my thighs. I had a breast lift and augmentation in Jan this year and the tummy tuck & thigh lift were next on my list to do. I recently broke up with my boyfriend, so my parents will be helping me thru recovery. Which is unexpected but They are still... READ MORE

Questions from krca67

Extended Tummy Tuck Best for Me? (photo)

Is an extended tummy tuck best for me? I have lost 135lbs via Gastric bypass surgery and am down to 124 as a stable weight. I had a BL/BA in January and my surgeon is... READ MORE

Discussions started by krca67

July 13 is my date

I'm scheduled for July 13 for extended tummy tuck and a extended thigh lift.  I lost 139lbs thru Gastric Bypass 2.5 years ago and need to be rid of this skin!!!   I'm... READ MORE

Recent comments from krca67

Doing great! I had all of my drains removed yesterday. The real pain I have is related to my thigh lift (STAPLES ARE THE PITS) but those are to come out on Thu (fingers crossed). Take your meds on skd - stay ahead of the pain and I... READ COMMENT

Do you have drains in this area or is it coming from your stitches/staples? I had a TL same day as TT and had drainage from those butt stitches for about 6 days. If it's a lot - call your Doc. READ COMMENT

Mines done - 7/13. Very happy with the results so far. I had a Thigh Lift too and those drains came out on Thu and my tummy ones should come out Monday at 9am. I am having very little swelling (thank goodness) and am off pain meds... READ COMMENT

Hi Leslie - I had an extended TT on Jul 13 which was a friday, so by Monday I really could have been by myself but I really liked having my Mom here that whole first week. The first 3-4 days were the roughest. As long as you can... READ COMMENT

Thanks.....I'm in a lot of pain mostly from the thigh lift but I knew that would be the worst part. Everything went great though - just need to get thru these first 3-4 days. READ COMMENT