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I came to find out about Bariatric Surgery in a very strange way. In September 2001 I was a volunteer with the American Red Cross. During the World Trade Center disaster on 9/11 I was assigned to work at Ground Zero. After several days I was reassigned to family services, where I traveled to the homes of people affected by the tragedy and spoke with widows and widowers for several weeks. While working with the Project Liberty Center it was eventually recommended to me that I look into the Hospitals weight loss program. I was 38 years old, and while I had no co-morbidities, I was on my way to certain death. Having gone through a RNY Gastric Bypass on July 1, 2003 I have lost 165lbs. I am happier and healthier then ever. My family and I bike ride together and my healthy attitude has trickled down to them as well. 3/18/04 I have been getting requests for an updated profile with pictures, lol, since I have so many clients whose appeals I am handling I figured I'd post some. Just testing this right now to see if this is how I update my profile. If so, I am 8 months out and down 140lbs. I had some problems in the first month but I would do it again.
5/23/04 bought new suits finally. My wife has been pestering me. I'll be a year post op July 1 but I am still losing slowly and have become a gym rat. I used to wear a size 22 dress shirt. When the tailor measured my neck and told me 18's would be alittle loose a laughed. I came right home and tried them on and they are. Amazing.
Feb 2007 still plugging along, losing what I kinda regained. I think Dr. Garber and his support staff are awesome and thank them for their support. Finally, I can bring this anemia under control