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Surgeon TestimonialPatricia S. Choban, M.D., F.A.C.S.Wow, This lady is known and loved from here to the West Coast so I was very excited to meet her and it was a wonderful 1st meet! She is so warm,down to Earth, straight shooter and seems so one on one concerned for YOU! She makes you feel human and not less than. She takes this VERY SERIOUS! I think she'll have a great bedside manner. I hope. The back office staff are very friendly and outgoing.They are jovial and upbeat and very informative. I like that
I personally myself,don't feel the same however about the front office staff. They made me feel uncomfortable.Maybe it was just me, I was nervous. Perhaps they need a a few more employees up front to ease the stress.I wish they were as warm and kind as the back staff.Especially on empathy and communication.
I am confident that Dr. Choban will be as great as every one says she is.She is the most important part of my surgery after all.
I wanted to take a moment POST-OP to say that indeed Dr. Patricia Choban is as awesome as I thought she would be. This professional woman is an Angel in her right to the Bariatric community and I am sure she is just as awesome in any surgical capacity.
I was a little disappointed that she went out of town the day after my surgery but it all worked out and those she left in charge of me took great care of me and I came home without incident.Her honesty,wisdom,humor and true dedication to her patients shows the moment she walk through the door. I would recommend this Doctor to anyone with out hesitation.
Holy ByPass Baby!Tomorrow is the DAY!! on March 31, 2009 8:35 pm
Well My Bari Bud's....The day is near over and the morning brings with it a new adventure in this Journey I am on.Though I am sure beyond a shadow of a doubt that the things that have happened in the last 10 days is to most just * life *, it has in fact seemed to me that a dark cloud of sorts has been following me and what would normally be small troubles has been MAGNIFIED by the BIG day that has been approaching! And the fact that I am USUALLY a strong, independent, stubborn, gracious yet domineering *WHITE CANADIAN CHOCTAW*gal from a 100 years ago, with a soul five hundred years old. I am in fact tonight, a scared little girl, that wants her Mommy and fears the very worst.So, what the hell is wrong with me? I have been down the pre-op interstate 13 times and followed the O.R brick road all my Life and have never really been shook a bit, even for my massive back surgery.
But this time there is a rumble in my spirit.
All I can do is put it in the hands of my maker and lay all my Faith,Hope,Trust and Love in his gentle and loving hands.
My sister arrived by a miracle.They almost didn't have a seat for her.
The medication Dr. Choban ordered for me tonight was unable to filled. For that matter, it was not found anywhere. My pharmacy called many many others and no luck. It was so I would not start vomiting and would last for 2 days.So, I am going to try a different plan as I called the on call Doc and Price said to take 2 promethazine in the am when I wake up and I should be ok till the OR gets me.
So to ALL of you WONDERFUL people that have been so helpful with your gifts and your advice, and wisdom and for all the love and concern and the PRAYERS.........
I thank you so very much. I know I never would have got this far with out you.
We are kinda special aren't we? LOL lol
So I better get to bed. I will only get afew hours and off I go.
I will be thinking of you and will get back on here as soon as I can!
Take care !!!!!! HUGS!!!!Renee
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Well,I found her a flight,and bought the ticket!!! on March 8, 2009 1:58 pm
Ok so....I did it. I actually after 2 days at my PC non-stop, found my sister a roundtrip airfare to come out for my RNY. Of course being that nothing in my life is simple, with the surgery being on April 1st, the dates she gave me to work with ( leaving Phoenix on March 27th ) was a 3 ring circus because THAT weekend is the biggest travel time for Spring Breakers! So no matter what sale I found...seats were sold out and long story short I actuall found a Round Trip with North West Airlines for $ 256.00 all tax and fee's included!!! I friggen amaze myself sometimes! ha ha ha
So Now It Really Is Getting More Exciting. She Is Coming For My Surgery!!!! Thank you LORD!
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HOLY PROTEIN SHAKES,IV'E GOT'S ME A... on March 5, 2009 8:20 pm
THERE ARE NOOOOOOO WORD'S TO DESCRIBE THIS FEELING!! Uhhhh, Nope,none, nadda....
I can't say I sucked the chair up my butt cause I was standing, but I can say that I felt the ground shake and the Earth move and almost a numby, tingling feeling all over! God above, is this for real? Is it finally happening? Do all my bari OH buddies think I have been a baby about all this or do they all TRULY KNOW HOW I FEEL? YES THEY DO!
So the date is April 1st 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow wow wow wow wow wow wow
What an APRIL FOOL'S DAY FOR ME! Soooooooo now what? New stress.....new worries.....what should I start doing at home to prepare? Times a tickin now for sure.It's certainly not that I am stupid and I have had many many surgeries and I have been independant my whole life but this is an entire new Universe.Uncharted waters for this Lil' Pirate.
So why am not DANCIN on the roof top?
Why am I not erupting with oooooozing joy and elation?
I AM VERY HAPPY! TRUST ME! I almost feel exhausted! How weird is that? Or should I say........is THIS normal?
God above what a crazy insane ride this has been. A lot to digest. No pun intended.
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that part of what has me dragging is the being alone. It has never bothered me before...( to live alone ), but this is such a huge ordeal to not share it intimately with a significant, is really weighing heavily on my heart. I almost want to cancel my profile cause I don't want to be a whiney ass .
Gosh....I really am tired....I better go and get some sleep and face this again tomorrow.
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So *NOW* I am finally calm!!!!! Go Figure~!~ on March 3, 2009 7:21 pm
I think the more I try to figure myself out the stranger and stressed out I get! lol
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Soooo........My Doc's office sent the surgery request for auth papers to BC/BS on Monday the 23rd. Five (5) days later they sent the APPROVAL back to my Doc!!
Holy Pain Pump, are you kidding me? I received that most incredible phone call on Monday Morning from my Doc's office and she said my pre-admission orders were to be filled out and given back to her on Tuesday and then she would set up the tests date along with my last pre-op nutrition meeting and last pre-op Doc visit and she would call me before the end of this week with all that INFOOOOOOOO!WaHOOO!
I am dumbfounded at the euphoria to fear to sadness to dread to happiness and back to euphoria again that we all go through with the clearances we have to go through and the worry and stress over the God forsaken insurance process and the waiting on paperwork and counting days, hours, minutes!! But I now hope and pray I will be pleasingly dumbfounded at the great success I want to achieve from the new tool I am going to get soon to begin to build the NEW ME!
I am soooo very thankful to each and every one of my OH friends I have here that have put up with my whining, nit picking, fussiness, bitchiness, and any other self destructing emotion I have exhibited!! And I am grateful for their help and concerns,and their words of encouragement and the nice phone calls also.I always look back at a given situation and realize just how many of God's little helping hands he has around each and every one of us.
So my BIGGEST thing I am WORRIED about as silly as it may sound to someone else, is I MUST get a rocker recliner before I come home from the hospital. I am tripping on this because of all of my surgeries. My back will never have the proper mechanics or strength to take the brunt of what I will be lacking in muscular strength in my abdomen to get me up and down from anything! And I am so BROKE!
I need a MIRACLE!!!!!! I have absolutely no one to turn to. This is VITAL to my success.
Well,Time to make the donuts!! lol...Just kidding. I know, I know, bad metaphor!!
I am going to the message boards and see if I can get some advice on KEEPING MY CPAP ON MY FACE at night as it is simply doing no good when I wake morning after morning hugging it ever so lovingly!! Short of duct taping it to my face! Until tomorrow my bari buddy board!