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Roderick Tompkins M.D.,F.A.C.S.
Dr. Tompkins is all about business. He is straightforward, is excellent in answering questions, and has an aura about him that projects positivity and comfort toward his patients.rnrnHis office is extremely effective in helping patients navigated through the journey to surgery. They are easily accessible and are excellent at returning calls.rnrnDr. Tompkins is no doubt competent in his work. His bedside manner is very good. He seems to be a busy man and wish I had more time with him instead of nurses or aids......but I really didn't need the time with him. He is very likeable and is easy to talk to.rnrnI never once felt scared or uncomfortable.
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I was not an overweight child nor teenager. I began gaining weight when I was in my mid-20's. After college, I entered the work world, and was a single mother. I had a lot of stress and didn't make time for myself to exercise or to eat properly. In 10-years, I had went from 160 lbs. to 245 lbs. I had dieted off and on for the past 10 years, never losing all I needed to and always gaining it back.
In the Spring of 2007, I decided to give myself one last chance to lose weight "normally". I did cardio 4-5x's a week, and light weight training 3x's a week. Lost 10 lbs. in 4 months. I was so discouraged. So much work, time, and dedication for 10lbs!?!?!? I made the decision that WLS was the tool that I needed to have the healthy, energetic lifestyle that I crave.
I attended an Introductory Educational Seminar in Paintsville, KY. I left Knowing that I had an answer. I have decided to have an RNY procedure. I absolutely can not wait!!!
I have already stocked up on protein mixes, Vegetable broth, baby foods, tons of sugar free drink mixes, and SF fudgesicles. I have also gotten Nioxin shampoo because I don't want to risk losing my hair! Have been taking my regular daily vitamins and Biotin (for my hair again!). I have been using skin firming lotions everyday for months. I do not want to have a lot of the sagging skin. Will cross that bridge when I come to it, but for now, I am trying to use preventative measures.
I honestly believe this surgery will help me live my life to the fullest. I am eager to have more energy, be involved in a healthy lifestyle with more physical activity, and to not be embarassed to do all the things I love to do for fear of looking fat.
Tomorrow I should get my surgery date!!!!!