- Name: Emelinda S.
- Username: emelinda9
- Location: Roanoke Rapids, NC, USA
- Member Since: 12/4/2005
- BMI: 38.8
- Post Op
- Surgery Type: RNY (04/16/09)
- Surgeon: Chris Mann
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Surgeon TestimonialChris MannMy first impression of Dr. Mann was wow, he may look serious but he is really nice!
Over time, my opinion or feelings never changed. He is absolutely awesome.
Dr. Mann's office staff is great. They never get mad or aggrevated just because I call over something silly. They are very compassionate and understanding.
What did I like least about Dr. Mann? Nothing. He was great!
Future patients should know that he is very nice but he gets straight to the point. He's really big on exercise and to me all in all, he is a excellent surgeon.
Dr. Mann's aftercare is phenomenal. He came in everyday to check on me and to see if I had any problems or questions. He would always say how proud he is of me.
Dr. Mann told me straight out what the risks of surgery was but he also told me the benefits too so that eased my mind a whole lot.
I would rate Dr. Mann a 20 out of 10. Yes he is that good!!
I truly believe that both his surgical competence as well is his bedside manner is awesome. Better then awesome. All I have to say is if I had to do it all over again, I would not chose any other doctor. He's the best!!
- Family & Friends - My kids are #1 in my life..I love them more then anything...
- Dogs - I have 2 dogs that i love very very much....there names are sassy and midnight..
- Billiards & Pool - I love playing pool mainly on the computer though...lol
- Bingo - I love going to bingo.some people say its for older people but i'm only 28..lol
- Computer Games - Aewsome awesome awesome.....Love playing online games,,,
- Cooking & Baking - I like experimenting in the kitchen.....lol....
- Astronomy - I'm totally into astronomy
- BMI over 50 - I have a high BMI...I think its like 80 or something..:(
- Hispanic/Latino - I am puertorican/american......lol
- Secret Pals - I've never had a secret pal but i think it would be cool...
Emelinda S.'s JourneyClick Here To View
Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I was all over the place. I tried many different diets and nothing worked. My last option was to look into gastric bypass surgery.
This Christmas will be awesome!! on December 6, 2011 7:48 am
Well this Christmas is going to be a awesome one. Not only can I do things with my kids like get on the floor with them when they open presents but I can go for a walk with them after opening presents just to get some air and to just talk. I believe though the main reason why my Christmas is going to be awesome is because I found one of my cousins on my mama's side!! I have not had contact with anyone on my mama's side since 1992 after my mama died. I gotta tell U guys, the day I found my cousin on Facebook (Who can't U find on Facebook lol) I was hoping that I had found the right person. The next day I get up, get on Facebook and I got a messege from him saying that yep that was him. I was like OH MY GOODNESS! Since that day we have been trying to talk as much as possible nd we text when we can. PLUS this past Sunday (Which was the 4th) I got baptized!! I have changed my life for the better and I thank the lord that I am here to spend Christmas with my family! THANK YOU JESUS!!!
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It's Heeerrrrreeee!!!! on April 15, 2009 3:56 pm
Finally, after 4 long years the day is finally here. I will be having my surgery tomorrow morning at around 9 I think. I am so very very excited right now. At first, I will be honest, I was horrified> I was so scared that I wanted to cancel the surgery. But I have gotten over that. Today, I was laying down. I had to get up at a few minutes to 3 because I had to call the hospital to see what time I had to be there. Up until this point I was scared. I was still scared when I called the people and asked them what time I needed to be there. BUT for some reason, after I got off the phone with them, It was like this calmness came over me. I really can't explain it but I am not scared anymore. I'm not really even nervous. I want to do this! I need to do this! Not just for me and my health but for my family too. My kids deserve to have a mother that can play with them outside and get on the floor with them. They don't deserve a mother who has to sit on the front porch and watch them play. I mean, I wouldn't want a mom like that. So damnmit, I am doing this. I am having my surgery, I am getting healthy and I am going to show everyone I can do this. To anyone who thinks I can't do it, well you can simple go to he@@. (Sorry about the language, I am just all fired up now..lol)
Ok well I have to go take my shower with that soap they gave me. I also have to pack my bag for tomorrow as well. So keep me in your prayers and I will post as soon as I can. My angel and second mom Annie is gonna post updates for me while I am in the hospital. Thank you all so much for the support you all have given me. Without the support of my family, and my OH family, I would NOT have made it this far. Love you guys!!!
TO BE CONTINUED........
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What the ENT specialist said on January 18, 2009 5:36 pm
Ok everyone, I took little bobbie to the ear nose and throat specialist the other day. And yes, he is going to have to have his tonsils and adenoids taken out. Also the Dr said that he has fluid in both of his ears. The left is worse then the right. So while he is asleep during surgery, he is going to get the fluid out as well. He is also going to get a allergy test done on him. mainly because I have dogs that are in the house. So, if the test comes back that he is allergic to the dogs, then I am going to have to make them stay outside. He is already on allergy pills though. He is taking pulmicort, albuterol, singulair and he also has a inhaler. I just hope that having this surgery can help him breath better. Lets all cross our fingers!!!!
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A little about me. I am so proud of myself. I have been without bread for over a week and a half now!!!! I can eat sandwiches everyday. And cheese, OMgoodness, I love love love cheese. I am a rat, or so I have been called. lol I have lsot 3 pounds and to many people that would be like, thats just 3 little pounds. But to me, its 3 BIG pounds. I am so proud of myself.
Ok well i jsut wanted to give everyone a little heads up about my son. Oh, his surgery is going to be on February 3. Please keep him in your prayers...Thank everyone......
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A few changes thats about to happen... on January 12, 2009 1:16 pm
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well, lets see. The first thing I want to say is thank you to all my friends that said a little prayer for my son bobbie jr during this past week. For anyone who doesn't know, i'll tell ya a little bit about it. Well, he had to get a sleep study on the 29th of last month. When the results came back, the doctor called and asked for me to come in because he needed to discuss the results with me. Automatically, red flags went up. To make a long story short, his sleep study came back saying that he has obstrucive sleep apnea (He's only 5 years old!!!!), and the EKG came back as abnormal. So he did another EKG on him. Same thing, came back abnormal. So he telle me to take my son to the hospital first thing the next morning and get another RKG done. Thats what we did. I waited all day for the results till I couldn't stand it anymore so i called them. No results had came in. Not even 5 minutes later, the doctor called me. The EKG came back normal. Thank you lord!!!!! But he said that bobbie still has to go to a ear, nose and throsy specialist. He is more then likely going to have to get his tonsils and adenoids taken out. To me, thats better news then him having heart problems. I have thanked god everyday for those good results. So, now about me, I have come to the conclusion that I eat way too much, and when i do eat, i eat the wrong things. Ya know, pasta, chips, bread, bologna, pizza, tacos, all the things that I DON"T need. So, I am buckling down and making myself eat better. I am going to cut my carbs down a whole lot. No more sweets, unless they are just the serving cups of icecream. I am going to eat sf fudge pops, sf jello, things that are good for me. I am turning over a new leaf because if i don't the reality of it is, I am gonna die. If i don't get this weight off, I will not live long enough to see my kids graduate from school, have kids of there own or anything. THEY are my motivation. I am doing this for them, but for the most part I am doing it to get healthy. HEALTHY!!!!!! So, I am asking everyone, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE i am in need of support. So if anyone can help me out, that would be great. I am alos posting this on the forum....Anyways, thats how things are going now. Oh, my son has a appointment with the ENT specialist on wednesday. Keep your fingers crossed things will go ok....Thanks for reading and letting me vent...lol...
Things wasn't so bad... on January 7, 2009 3:48 pm
Well, today i went to the nutritionist appointment and the psych evaluation. Now honestly i was thinking that things were going to go bad, but i was wrong. First off, i got to meet 2 great people from this site named Annie and Ann. They are awesome. I got loads of clothes from them which i needed very badly and thanks to them, i have clothes to wear!!! Now about my appointment, the first one was with the nutritionist. She was very nice and was impressed with everything i knew in advance. I told her that I learned most of everything from this site...lol...The psych evaluation was the one that i was really nervous about but i found out that i was nervous for nothing. The woman that i saw was a gastric bypass patient herself so she knew exactly what i was going through. To make a long story short, i am going back to see her because of ym depression and my panic attacks. But i found out on the way out that I AM READY FOR GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY!!!!!!!
She told me that after a few minutes of talking to someone she can usually tell if they are ready for surgery and she looked me right in the eyes and said, you are definately ready for the surgery. I was so happy i could dance....I am so happy right now and it has been a long time since i have been this happy......
Ok well i have to get going but i will definately write more on here everyday even if its just to vent. I hope noone minds....lol
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I have been overweight all of my life. Its just i have never been as big as i am right now. When i was a little girl i was chunky......lol......But it wasn't until after i had my 2 boys that i really started gaining weight. Yea i know i can't just blame that, i was eating the wrong foods as well so it is partly my fault.....(see i took half the blame....lol) But eating was a way for me to forget about all of my problems. For just a few minutes everything was perfect. But once i stopped eating i was like, what did i just do?. Its kinda hard to explain i guess. But i know once i have the surgery, everything will be a ok, and i will keep to the diet and make sure that i get down to at least 200 pounds. I am hoping to get lower but i am just being realistic. I don't think i will ever get down to 145 but if i do.....wooooooohoooooooo, boy would i be happy..........And thats my story and i'm sticking to it........lol