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About Nessa1977

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    2012 ~ My Year to Shine
  • Birthday 11/13/1977

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Band/Sleeve Status 2+ Years Post-Op
  • Weight Loss Status 100% (Goal Weight!)

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  1. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic: Breast Implant Surgery   

    Regardless if you have had WLS yet or not, it is something that needs to be discussed with a surgeon as one size does not fit all.
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  2. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic: How body lift surgery gets rid of excess skin and fatty tissue
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  3. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic: TV SHOW: The Obesity Myth   

    On Monday SBS premieres The Obesity Myth, a 3-part documentary series that follows the struggles of morbidly obese patients and their families as they go through the weight loss program at Melbourne’s Austin Health.
    With almost two-thirds of Australian adults tipping the scales as overweight or obese, The Obesity Myth breaks down barriers to social cohesion by challenging commonly held views of obesity.

    The Doctors at Austin Health are taking a different approach by treating obesity as a chronic genetic disease. Patients are told, often for the first time in their life, their weight problems are not their fault, but often primarily the result of a genetic predisposition. The Austin’s treatment regimen, which is a last resort for many patients who are at risk of early death due to their weight, uses a combination of diet, medication and bariatric surgery to transform bodies and lives.
    Episode One: Battling the Biology
    Challenging misconceptions about obesity as a lifestyle choice, this episode features patients such as former taxi driver Leanne, boxer Huss and the clinic’s heaviest patient, 248kg Karen, as they battle their biology to reclaim their lives.
    Monday, 4 September at 7.30pm on SBS.
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  4. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic: Optifast!   

    Many have issues with gallbladder post WLS due to the rapid weight loss like experience which unfortunately can lead to issues with gallbladder/stones etc, so need to be aware of this.  It just happens LOL.
    I had mine out two years prior to sleeve.
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  5. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic: Optifast!
    Download this book via iTunes or buy a hard copy.  It is worth every cent.  You can eat food during pre op stage alongside the Optifast.
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  6. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic: Asking for advice....   

    This is just a little rant.  I've noticed that people will ask for advice and then just disappear without a trace.  It's frustrating as they have taken the time to ask and many of us have taken the time to respond, only to get no follow up.
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  7. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic: Advice sought, newbie here.
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  8. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic: Considering Sleeve after Band removed 3 years ago.   

    Yes, there should be no issue in consuming food post sleeve.  Of course you still have to be careful, especially in the early stages.  That's one reason I didn't get the band, I love my steak and pasta too much to give it up, although I still have them, just smaller amounts.
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  9. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic: Freedownload: Nutrition for Weightloss Surgery Reboot Toolkit   

    I did and TBH, doesn't really say much.
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  10. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic: band revision   

    Very rarely a surgeon will proceed straight to sleeve after band removal as the stomach will need to heal.  I think minimum time between ops is 3 months but that'll all depend on the amount of damage.
    I know of a few people who did gain weight in the interim and I'm sure the surgeons expect that, now that there is nothing stopping you from eating everything, well, you know what I mean.
    I'm a sleever and lost 60kg and have since had a tummy tuck (3kg removed) and breast reduction/lift (approx 800gm removed).  No amount of exercise was going to shrink the tummy.  Arms and thighs still have excess skin but I'm a bit iffy about having them done, plus I don't have the funds at the moment.
    I found my weight loss to be rapid in the first 6-12 months, then kinda slowed down.
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  11. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic: Paying without insurance - Geelong   

    Not many surgeons will accept patients without PHI.  You always need to think of worse cast scenario.  What if you end up in ICU etc?  That can be very costly.
    If you can access your super (and if you qualify), I think Matthew accepts patients BUT I think they still prefer you have PHI as back up.
    They are both excellent surgeons and they're not going to take your money just because you want it done ASAP.  It doesn't work that way.
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  12. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic: Surgeons   

    Was it explained why they want you to have PHI?  What was the exact reason why they won't take cash?  Which surgeons did you see?
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  13. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic: Cheating   

    You are human like the rest of us.  We all fuck up at times.  No one is 100% perfect, no matter what they say.
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  14. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic: Newie wanting lap sleeve   

    What do you want to prove is not pre-existing?  Obesity or something else?
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  15. Nessa1977 added a post in a topic: Advice sought, newbie here.   

    Welcome.  I've answered your question in the Victoria thread  but as stated, if you have more questions, feel free to inbox me.
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