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The first impression Dr. Nishi gives is one of professionalism and assuredness. He presented the procedure in vivid detail and was not in a rush for questions and answers. My impression remains the same one year later.rnHis office and staff are very accomidating.rnHis aftercare is strictly by his programs book and dietician's advise.rnHis rating would be quite high - a 10 of 10.rnHis bedside manner and that of all his staff and partners was excellent. His training as a CCU/ICU physician makes him a very valuable assest to the whole expereince.
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Why I was where I was and Why I’m where I’m at!
I recently sat down and went through several boxes of pictures and many pages of pictures of my childhood and first few careers. I was a small baby at birth and maintained the low weight through high school. I found pictures of hiking as a scout up and down mountains. My weight was in control during these times. I found one of my first pilot’s license from 1971 and I weighed 145 pounds while standing 6 foot two.
During my years in a mid-western college the weight seemed to start adding on. It looks like I left college around 180 pounds. It seems that after college and the start of sedentary jobs my weight kept creeping up a little each year.
Married life must have been satisfying as my weight went into the 200’s and never looked back. During these years I remember trying all kinds of diets, including injections of some strange things and then a lot of pills and book diets. These just seemed to maintain the weight and the yo-yo effects were great.
In 1997 at the age of 44, I had my first heart attack. I had an excellent Cardiologist that put a stent in and kept me ticking until the next few attacks led me into the OR for a quad by-pass in 2000.
Well the weight went over 300 and didn’t stop till around 375, the highest I remember in 2006. I have for the past years always been in the position of being a caregiver.
During 2006 I was put to the challenge of whether I wanted to continue to care for kids or be cared for in a bed or dead. After the death of one of our kids in 2006, the decision was made that I would become a caretaker. I finally realized that something had to be done for me to continue being a caregiver. During 2006 and the preparations for this procedure that would take me into a new journey of my life, I had several tests and hurdles to clear. As the surgery approached several mores situations arose and they were tackled and now I’m on the loser’s bench.
I look back now at the obstacles I faced as an overweight person:
~ Not fitting into airline seats and using seat belt extensions;
~ Using tables in restaurants and not booths;
~ Clothing selections looking like I got them at a tent sale or they were tents;
~ Not being able to stay up with or play long with the kids; not feeling like exercise or walking or helping myself.
~ People’s opinions voiced vocally and loudly. My surgery day weight was 348 on November 22, 2006. Before the surgery my life was a journey with a fixed destination. This journey is not the easy way out. This journey is only a path to a new life style that will have to be maintained with diet and support.
My life is now a journey with unlimited roads and paths to follow in the years ahead ... ... ... ... Not a destination.