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My first impression of Dr. Titus Duncan was excellent. He is a wonderful doctor. I highly reccommend him to others searching for a surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia. His office staff is very helpful, especially Yakima Douglas. She really worked very closely with me to take care of everything I needed in regards to my procedure. Dr. Duncan is serious about his aftercare that he only schedules a few surgeries at a time. Maybe two a week. His surgical knowledge is excellent and he also trains others to perform this procedure. He explained all the pros and cons throughly. My overall rating of this surgeon is a overwhelming A+. This was my experience and I can only speak for myself. I must say that you will have to be the judge for yourself. Now, I must say that some of his staff is not so friendly, but the majority were pretty nice. Also Dr. Duncan made it clear that, he may or may not be the one doing my surgery. But his team, like him, are completely knowledgeable of this procedure and can perform it equally as well as if he would. So be prepared to not see Dr. Duncan again after the inital information seminar, that he does require you to attend and there is no getting around it. Smile..............
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I have pretty much of my adult life been a "big girl". I very excited to be offered a new lease on life. I have heard both sides of the coin and viewed it too. I have gone into this decision with my eyes wide open and believe through prayer, I have made a right one. I am very confident with Dr.Titus Duncan of Peachtree Surgical and Bariatrics and his staff of surgeons. I believe he and they are the best doctors in the world for this procedure.
Well today is Tuesday, July 13th 2004. I recieved cardiac clearance on yesterday about 3:00 in the evening. Now I have butterflies, because the day is drawing near. I started this process last year in June. It has truly been along time coming. Thank You Lord for a second chance and many more. My pre-op appointment is July 15, at 8:30am. Up until this point, I had been through a whole lot of issues trying to get everything lined up for this process. I won't get into them though, because I see that I am not the only one who has been through some troubles. My best advice to anyone trying to get ready for surgery is, just be very patient but very persistant. Things will not get done if you do not keep making consistant inquiries. This helps to keep the ball rolling. When you just sit back and think things are being taken care of on your behalf, it will surely slow your process down.
07/15/04 Today was pre-op day. It really went well,(Thank the Lord) but was very long from 8:30 am to about 2:30pm or 3:00pm. Got all the way down to the appt and had forgotten my insurance card,id etc... Thank God for my wonderful one and only child, William Kristopher Myers. Soon to be an upcoming great football player for Alabama State Univ. He dropped me off and was nice enough to come all the way back with all my information. The appointment, was once again very informative.
I am now looking forward to Wednesday, July 21st.......SURGERY DAY!!!!!!!! Update to come soon. Lots of love and success to everyone who has gone before me and all those to come. See you on the losing side!!!!!!!!!!!!
07/18/04 Well, my weekend has been super busy getting ready for surgery. My family and friends have been so helpful and supportive, They have given me money for essentials or brought me things I needed pertaining to my surgery. Even the Juice Plus representative gave me a nice blessing on Sat morning pertaining to my order. On Friday I found a wonderful food chopper at Deals (a dollar store in McDonough, Ga). I know I am skipping around, just excited I guess. Saturday I spent the day trying to clean up my house some more in preparation for Wednesday and a friend (more like a sister) took me out for seafood. Finally, today, I had my family over for a good ole "SOUL FOOD" dinner. We had BBQ chicken, collard greens, green beans w/potatoes, fried corn w/fatback bacon, macaroni&cheese and a chicken casserole. We had a little of everyone's favorites. Forgot the cornbread though. Oh well, it was still "the bomb", Now I guess on tomorrow, I will be "laying the bomb", due to the fact that I will begin bowel prep for the next two days. Not looking too foward to that senario. Okay enough of that. More updates to come...................... Later!!!! Remember to always remember JESUS!!!!!!! Always keep him on your mind and in your heart. Amen.
Well it is 11:56pm 7/20/04. I just finished drinking the last of my water and about to get ready to settle in for the night. Getting a little more nervous as the time draws near. But I am ready for my awesome outcome from this surgery. I feel like God has opened up a door for me. I am walking through it with great expectations. Pray for me and I will surely pray for you as we make this wonderful journey to total recovery and health. Amen.
7/22/04 I'm home and feeling great. I thank God for this much success so far. I just wanted everyone to know. I will write more about everything later. Love you all and thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.
8/23/04 Sorry, it has been so long since I have updated. I have been doing great since I got released from the hospital for the second time. I was dehydrated and had to go back to the hospital from August 6th thru the 8th. I have since then been doing great. Surgery went well also. I have lost 25lbs and loving it. Would probably be further along,if it had not been for the dehydration. That's ok, cause I am on my way. Later.........
04/18/05 Sorry once again for letting so much time go by without an update. I have so much energy now I am always on the go. So I decided to slow down for a few minutes for this update. Well almost eight months later and I have almost lost 100lbs. I am at 95 presently. The last 5 pds seem to want to give me a hard time. But I am going to get them!!!! Then I will start my second goal of 75 more lbs. I have had no complications since the dehydration. A few times I ate something that made me feel quezzy. Other than that I can eat everything and I feel great. I am losing slow like this because I was afraid of alot of excess skin. So far it is not so bad, but I do want the skin removed later from my inner thighs, abdomen, stomach area, arms (my wings...ha ha). But for the most part I am extremly happy and excited about my results. Hope everyone is doing well and lots of love until next time.
Well, today is Sept 28, 2005 and I have lost about 120lbs. Would probably be doing better if I would quit being lazy and eating junk food. Pray for me. This is really hard sometimes. The mindset has to change along with this new body. I still tend to think like a big girl. But I feel great and am excited about all that I can do now, without all the past struggling I endured with some of life's basic everyday task. I thank and praise God for that!!!!!!!!!! I was worried last time about alot of excess skin. Well I do have some but not as much as I thought I would. So I am really excited about that too. Later..........
Well I know it has been forever and a day since I have been on this site. It is June 24, 2006. I am still doing about the same. I have lost a total of 130lbs. I say again, I would be further along if it was not for some of my slackness. Please continue to keep me in your prayers. I still would like to get 45 more lbs off. Shooting for a total of 175lbs lost. I feel good though, even with my recent fybroid discovery. It will be two years on July 21, 2006. Time has really flown by. Where does it go? Well much continued success to everyone and to all those to come down this road. Love you and keep doin' your thang!
It is now January 2, 2009!!!! Wow, where does the time go???? I have yet to reach my weight goal of 150lbs. My original weight was 325lbs. I lost a total of 140lbs and gain back and forth about 5lbs. Why that is I don't know. I have to be honest and say that I am still a carbohydrate junkie. It spite of this, I am wearing 12's and 14's. I am basically happy with my results. I must admit, if I would stop being lazy and really get to working out again, I'm sure I can do it. Pray for me!!!! One other very positive thing I have done since my surgery was to enroll in college. I am really enjoying it and doing well at it too! I thought I wouldn't be, but really am excited about it. Well to all of you out there on this journey, hang in there and keep up the good work. Even if you slip, pick yourself up and keep it movin!! Stay positive and around extremely positive people!!!! MUCH LOVE..........until next time.