Location: Northern NY
Member since 2/6/2013


  • 240 total posts
  • 2 reviews

Reviews & Stories

ByeBye Batwings! - New York, NY

I've wanted this surgery for about 15 yrs! Lost over 100 lbs after GBS in '96. Finally, after many ups & downs, I am going to have my arm lift & tummy tuck on 2/20/13. I am very anxious and a bit nervous about the recovery period. But, I've thought long and hard about this and I know it is what I really want. **POD 8** Had my surgery on 2/20. I can honestly say that it was far... READ MORE

Finally! At Almost 50! - New York, NY

I was NEVER slim.......NEVER. Pretty, sexy, funny.....yes. But, slim? NEVER! As the years passed I struggled more & more to try and control my weight. After having a GBS in '96, I lost 130 lbs. Then started packing on the weight again during fertility treatment in '03. Was 190 lbs by the time I got pregnant, and 240 lbs when I delivered. Couldn't get the weight off!! Consulted with my... READ MORE

Recent comments from Lornadoone

I also had gastric bypass. There are 2 things I want to say about the anesthesia and it's effects. First, this surgery shouldn't take as long as the gastric bypass. Therefore, requiring less anesthesia. That will make a difference... READ COMMENT

Hi Carolyn! I am so glad to see you arrived safe & sound to the flat side! I so rarely am on the site, but, I check in every now & again. Anyway, you are looking GREAT!! And, I know that awesome feeling of that first morning glance.... READ COMMENT

I experienced that earlier on. Not anymore though. READ COMMENT

Hi Carolyn!! I haven't been posting on the site in a while. But, I'm so glad I popped in tonight!! You are just a day away!! I will be 4 mos PO on your surgery day. Had my final PO appt with ps on 6/6. He said he was happy... READ COMMENT

Anyone else experience a lot of swelling around weeks 10/11?? I am coming up on 11 wks this Thursday and I have been having a lot of swelling, especially in my upper abdomen. Anyone else? READ COMMENT