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Jacobo Joffe, M.D.
My doctor's name is Jacobo Joffe, and he works out of the Scarborough Grace Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Actually, I got his name through an e-mail that came to me from someone on this site -- thanks, Rosanne!
He was very adamant that I understand everything about the surgery and make a completely informed consent, up to and including the fact that there is a very small (less than 1%) risk of death from the procedure. His office staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and supportive -- I didn't feel rushed at all.
I can hardly wait to start my new life!
Cheryl Denomy's Journey
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I've always been taller than everybody. In the first grade, I was taller than the teacher. From the age of 12 on, I fought the battle of the bulge. I was anorectic in 1980 (age 23) -- I dropped 50 pounds in less than 6 weeks, ate less than 150 calories a day, existed basically on gallons of black coffee and three packs of cigarettes a day, and spent the next two years in therapy getting over it -- and by 1990 had GAINED 150 pounds. I lost 100, promptly got pregnant with my second son, and over the next decade gained back about 180. Lost some, gained it back, lost some, gained more back. It went on and on. In those years, I tried every diet -- low carb, high carb, low protein, high protein, Weight Watchers, Overeaters Anonymous, fasting (a popular...
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