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Emma Patterson, M.D.
Dr. Patterson is very professional! My examination took about two hours. She went over my medical records, gave me the protein diet, and explained the risks and benefits of all the surgeries. So far, my only complaint is the wait--I waited 4 months for my consultation and now I wait for the office to ask for approval, then I will wait for a surgery date, and then wait for the surgery. I've been waiting my whole life for this, I guess a few more months won't hurt!8/15/02--I had my 16 weeks appt. on Tuesday--went great! Dr. Patterson is a superb surgeon, I have absolutely no complaints. I have a great deal of respect for her and her fellow/intern/in residency guy, Dr. O'Keefe. It's amazing to me how polite and kind these physicians are, especially since I had such a weight issue. I'm very pleased!
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
Fat and miserable. I tried every diet that was available on the market and failed each time. i dieted myself right up to 408 lbs!
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I had gastric bypass (RNY) in 2002 after struggling with my weight my entire life. I lost fast and furious!!! I never reached my goal but I looked and felt so much better! My lowest weight was 250! I was a size 18 (some 14s) coming from a size 34 or so.
Since 2004, I have had two babies--large baby boys! My first son was 8lbs 9 oz.. With that pregnancy, I gained 63 lbs! I lost 45-50 of it two weeks after having him. I felt really good and was hoping to lose my excess weight. I did not.
In 2006, I became pregnant with my second son. He was born in July 2007 and was a whopping 9lbs 6 oz. I gained next to nothing but was bigger after I had him. I felt awful after delivery and didn't feel like myself until he was 3 months old.
He is almost 9 months old now and I'm fatter than ever! I joined a gym 7 weeks ago and I work out 5 days per week, one hour of cardio each day and two weight training sessions per week. Maybe I don't eat as good as I think-I'm open for suggestions.
I feel bad even coming here because I really haven't been a member of this community for years. I really need the support now, from the people who know what I am going through and what types of struggles WLS patients face each day.