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Peter C. LePort M.D.
Dr. LePort, was chosen for me by my insurance company, so I had very little (nothing) to say about the selection of my surgeon. However, I did research both him and his group (Smart Dimensions) and were impressed with their experiance, credentials, and sucess.rnrnThe offices are small and crowded, but they do move people through pretty quickly.rnrnDr. LePort, only saw me once prior to my surgery date and was very direct and to the point. Compassion and small talk are not his strong point, however he is very detailed oriented and makes sure he stress all of the don'ts after surgery.rnrnOverall I could not be happier.
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I am going to be 50 in July of this year and I have come to the point in my life when I have really had to take stock in what is important to me and how I want to live the rest of my life. During the first 50 years there are alot of things I would change if I could, but since I can't, I am dedicating the next half of my life to not making the same mistakes again, but more importantly, I want the rest of my life to be meaningful and purposefilled and I feel this is the 1st step in that direction.
I my health story is not unlike alot of others. I was always big. It became part of my personality and part of my total makeup. I was very athletic, so that saved me until my late 30's. At that time, I stopped with the regular trips to the gym, stopped playing racquetball. It seemed that with 3 of my 5 children I gained 40-50 pounds along with my wife and she lost the weight and I didn't. I have now gotten to the point that I can not remember in my adult life being able to buy clothing at a "normal" store. My appearance has always been very important to me and I and so thankful for Rochesters Big and Tall Mens Stores. I am so looking forward to hitting my goal weight and then going crazy at Nordstrom. Maybe for my 51st birthday, that will be my present to myself. We'll see......................
I am a Christain and while I have known Christ as my personal Savior or over 30 years I am sorry to say that many of those 30+ years most people would have had not a clue of my belief or committment to Christ, cause while I believed, I certainly was not committed. That fact manifested itself in many different areas of my life, I have been married 4 times. I have hurt many who have and still do love me. I missed out on being the Dad I should have been for my kids in their early years, and so on and so on.......................But all that is changing now.
In Feb 07 I stepped on the scale at my Dr.'s office and there it was.........365.2 lbs. I have been over 300 lbs for a very long time (10 yrs+), but in my mind as long as I was under 350 I could fit into 2XL's and could get in and out of most normal cars. But now I was at the point that I was buying 3XL's on as regular basis and come on, the Big and Tall Mens stores only go to 5XL, I was running out of sizes............But seriously, I was now starting to feel terrible all the time. I was diaganoised with Type II Diabetes in Sept 05, I was now having to increase my medication just to some-what control it. My BP medication was no longer doing the job. I was a mess!
Then the decision to have WLS was made. My wife and I talked alot about it (she is scheduled for her surgery on 8-1-07, I am sooooooo happy for you E). The reality was WLS was the only viable answer for me. I had tried the diet and excerise route on and off for the past 20 years and each time acheiving the same result............lose a little, gain more back. WLS was it for me, was I nervous.........you bet, but if I was going to have any shot at being able to change some of the bad stuff that I was responsible for in my first half of life, or if I was going to be able to be there for kids and grandkids and most important, if I was going to have a shot at enjoying and building my life with my wife for the next 30-40 yrs I needed WLS.
Well, I am one week post op at the time of this writing and I can confidently say that I do feel that the 2nd half will be the best half and I hope and pray that I can help others along this road in the next days, weeks, months and years experiance the same joy and excitement I now have. God bless you all and thanks for reading my story.