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Surgeon Testimonial

Adolfo Fernandez
I'm now twenty-four months out from surgery and feeling great! I have now lost 202.3 pounds. I love my RNY.

My surgeon was Adolfo Fernandez in Winston-Salem, NC. His nickname is "Fuzz". Two of my friends also had him do their surgery; together they have lost over 350 pounds (one in fourteen months and the other in two years). Both absolutely LOVED him and I now know why.

I am extremely pleased with my results. And I am very confident in Fuzz's abilities. I was and remain very impressed.

His support staff is the best!! Very informative and interested in getting everyone on the right track and providing the very best care their patients.

Here is a link to his bio:
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Latest Surgery Support Comments

  • Comment by Kathy S. 4/1/08 3:39 am
    Get ready for WOW moment after WOW moment my friend! We are here to help in any way we can. Take care, Kathy
  • Comment by Kellie_B 4/1/08 2:15 am
    Welcom to the loser's bench!!! I am so excited for you and look forward to walking this journey by your side. Take care, hugs and let us know how your doing when ya can. Kellie
  • Comment by Kristie T. 3/31/08 7:26 pm
    Sending many warm well wishes your way and Wishing you a Speedy Recovery, relax and enjoy this amazing Ride..
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Tidbits From My WLS Journey

Carmel's Peach Salsa Shrimp
August 22, 2009 11:21 am
This recipe is so easy, quick and delish (especially if you like "zippy", zesty foods). It would be ideal paired with a light coleslaw, a vegetable medley or perhaps some long grain rice.


1/2 Jar Peach Salsa (the brands I use most often are "Mrs. Renfro's" & "Harris Teeter" Organic)
1/4 Cup Splenda
1 Teaspoon Lime Juice (or lemon)
1/8 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Heaping Teaspoon Minced Or Chopped Garlic
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Salt
"Gorton's" Grilled Shrimp Scampi


Mix first six ingredients in bowl; then prepare Shrimp Scampi according to directions on package.
Pour salsa mixture over shrimp; then let cook for approximately two to three minutes.


Want more ideas on how to use salsa in your cooking? Check out these great ideas from "Trader Joe's":

Also, try these delectable, low sugar salsas and relishes from "Mrs. Renfro":
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More Recipe Substitution Suggestions
August 19, 2009 3:56 am
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Peachy Keen Crustless Pie With Crumbled Topping
August 16, 2009 2:17 pm
(Or Nifty Nectarines...Which Is What I Use)

4 Cups Nectarines Or Peaches, Quartered And Peeled (About 10 Medium)
1/2 Cup Granulated Splenda
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
2 Tablespoons Half-And-Half (Fat Free)
1 Egg

Crumble Topping:
1 Cup Almond Flour
1/2 Cup Packed Splenda Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/4 Cup (Or Less) Light Butter Or Margarine (1/2 Stick), Softened (Note: I only use 1/8 Cup=1/4 Stick)


Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.

Arrange nectarines or peaches in 8x8 inch pan or dish (lightly sprayed with Pam).

Combine granulated Splenda and 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg.

Sprinkle over fruit.
Beat egg with half-and-half.

Pour over fruit.

Mix all topping ingredients with a fork, until they resemble a course meal.

Sprinkle topping over fruit mixture.

Cover the edge of the crust with a ring of aluminum foil to prevent over-browning.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the foil and continue baking until the top of the pie is golden brown (approximately five to ten minutes).
Cool slightly before cutting.

Serve (while still warm) over some of Eggface's vanilla protein ice cream!

Yummy, yum, yum, yum, yum! Yep, it's that good!

P.S. I adapted this version from one of my mother-in-law's old pie recipes and combined it with a recipe that a friend sent me recently.
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Sweetened Condensed Milk Substitute Recipe
August 16, 2009 4:48 am
 | 7 minutes | 5 minutes preparation |  


1/2 Cup Cold Water

1 1/3 Cups Powdered Milk

3/4 Cup Splenda (Granular) Or Stevia

1 Teaspoon Vanilla


Stir milk powder into cold water until dissolved.

Microwave for one minute or until steaming.

Stir in Splenda or Stevia and vanilla.

Cover and chill in the refrigerator.  

Recipe found at:
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A Great BMI Link
August 15, 2009 5:05 pm
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