- HEALTH TRACKER
I'm Not In Any Photos Yet.
Before & After
There are currently no before and after photos for this member.
See these instructions if you wish to submit your own Before & After photos.
Stoyan Kokocharov , M.D.
Dr. K seems to be a genuine caring doctor. I like him because he is personable. rnHe has a great sense of humor too! Once while in his office, I told him that I had been having some chest pain off and on. He, himself immediately called my Doctor and talked to them about me. This impressed me because usually Doctors don't make the call themselves, they have their nursing staff to do it. Dr. K also, was honnest with me and pulled No punches. He told me that if I truly wanted to loose the weight, I could do it and he could help me.rnDr. K's staff are all kind and compassionate. Always available to help. It doesn't matter how often I call w/a question.rn He has an exercise room right on site. He emphasizes the Support Groups before & after surgery. He covered all the risks of the procedure very well and made sure I understood. rnI feel that both surgical competence & bedside manner are very important. With Dr. K., My gut instinct tells me I have made the right choice in choosing him. rnAnother plus, is the location of the hospital and support group. It's only an hour away from where I live!rn
Latest Surgery Support Comments
My story goes like this. I have been overweight most of my life. I had one yr when I was 12 that I was slim and had a figure! Even at this time, my dad would tell me, Cathy, you've got to take that weight off girl! When I look back at those pictures, I wonder what in the world was he talking about! I too, had the "fat" gene passed down to me from both sides of my family. I am 5'0" and weigh about 345.We are on the short side & ranging from about 250 - 600 lbs. This is probably why my dad pushed me so hard to keep the weight off. It didn't work! My first husband was abusive and controlling, so I comforted myself w/food - or so I thought. After the divorce, I was free and started socializing alot. Going out to eat w/friends, packing on the pounds, feeling worthless and still living w/ridicule for letting myself go. People seemed to enjoy judging me, always making comments abour fat people being lazy - (Not true!) and one of the best that I've heard is, that big people don't need WLS, they just need to go on bread & water! How Ignorant! They obviously, don't know what is to fight w/a wt. problem.
I had unknowingly fallen prey to some heartless idoit. I had just parked @ Wal- Mart, a close to the door spot and went in. When I returned to my car, there was a note on my windshield, regarding me being fat & that I should have walked a way to the entrance,(it was definately not put nice!) but,w/o going into detail of the letter, it was very degrading and hurtful. To know that someone was waiting & watching for me to go in,so that they could leave that note, made me feel like a worthless human being.
I did get remarried and became involved in our church. More socialization! after church we would all go out to get a bite to eat, sometimes a 2nd supper. Years of infertility, due to being overweight & having PCO and major hormone problems, I became pregant. I have 1 child, Her name is Moriah. She is a miracle for sure - More weight gain! But, I don't regret having my princess!
I now have more health problems. My knees & back hurt all the time that I can't play w/my child the way she wants me to. I can't get down on the floor or take long walks, especially go on amusement park rides. Now, I'm seeing a possible weight problem w/my daughter and it scares me! I don't want her to be made fun of or go through what I have.
2004 brought me more heartache and thus more eating, but I am tired of grieving and I have decided to get my life back and to enjoy the things that I have not been able to do in a very long time! I've also decide to go back to school, to help keep my mind busy and hopefully by the time I apply for a new job, I will look better, but most of all I will feel better!
With God's help, I will make it! The "Best" way to predict the future, is to create it! and that's what I plan to do.