SO I saw my surgeon today. I haven't been in in almost a year. I haven't needed fluid in or out, no problems and last time I saw him he said prednisone has no bearing on my weightloss. (Mind you, I was on 30mg when he claimed this). He made me feel as if it was MY FAULT I wasn't losing.
So anyways, I went there today for a basic check, get some fluid OUT (hoping to eat more protein than just ground meat) and possibly discuss a revision in the future since I have over 100 more pounds to lose. His wift/nurse was awesome (as usual). She was so happy to see I've lost weight since I was there. She knows I've been talking with their nutritionist who not only understands the band but know my medications including chemo and prednisone. So she was very happy I am losing and knows how comitted I've been.
Then walks in Mr. Personality of a Rock...he's a nice enough guy, but no real bed side manner. In his own way he's blaming me for not losing. Saying I could eat solid proteins if I did it properly. He must have a picture of me eating well done chicken breast, 8inches in diameter with only one chew going down. He told me all WLS have their problems and you have to adhere to the rules.
I finally said, "Perhaps you're not familiar with all the problems associated with the lap band?" That was it! I've been pushed arouand and made to feel a fool for so long in my life due to vasculitis. I know I have been 100% comitted to band rules for 14 weeks now...no if ands or butts. I'm losing weight due to me shutting my freakin' mouth. Not because the band satisfies me and I'm not hungry. I eat ground meat most of the time since I never know when this fickle **** will allow solid protein down.
I don't even care that I may not get a revision....I'd just assume use the band since I have it, BUT DON'T YOU ******G DARE IMPLY THAT IT'S MY FAULT, BUDDY. You have no idea what prednisone is yet you're a doctor, you make the patient feelt like food getting stuck is a very odd occurance, and you then fini**** off with, 'you need to move more.' I looked at him and said, 'see this tan??? It's from swimming laps no less than 5 days a week. I've also had a trainer I paid a large amount of money to for 2 months...she saw the work I did up close."
WHAT A ******G MORon. I'm sorry to swear so much, if you know me it's not my character to swear in a public forum, but I'm just over it. All I can say is, "WOW" I will not recommend this guy and I know MANY doctors in Naples that would refer their patients to him. Oooops, your bad, doc...
blah...so many doctors suck. I would love to cut and paste all the problems I see in here on any given day and forward an email to him and say something like, Gee, must all be in my head, huh???????????
I've been on prednisone and chemo for over 7.5 years. Gained over 160 pounds due to pred. Highest wt. 410. Surgery wt. 365. Current wt. 299
See ya,400s, 90s,80s,70s, 60s, 50s, 40s, 30s, 20s, 10s 300s!!!!