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Latest Surgery Support Comments
May 23, 2006
Initial Consult with Dr. Davidson. Watched power point presentation about surgery and then met with doctor. Intially thought I wanted Lab Band but after weighing pro and cons, felt like gastric bypass was better for me. More risks upfront but much better success. Weighed and measured me, took blood pressure. Was a little high (190/90 I was nervous!!!) so he referred me to Dr. Horton to check pressure.
May 24, 2006
Dr Horton. Checked blood pressure. Wasn’t too high (140/90) so she felt like medicine was unnecessary. Did physical including breast exam and EKG. Referred me to sleep apnea testing center, chest x-ray, and Stress test.
May 30, 2005
Blood work at Presby in Lab. Took 2 vials and urine. Bruised really badly
June 12, 2006
Dr Worrell. Physical, Chest X-ray and filled out 12 mo forms. Also did lung test.
Prescribed two blood pressure medicines. One Lotrel for blood pressure and one diuretic. Mentioned to me that Dr. Davidson was a great doctor so that made me feel good.
June 12, 2006
Patty from Lindcare came to my work and gave me Sleep apnea machine. Had to sleep with pulse/ox machine overnight. She came back and picked it up the next day.
June 19, 2006
Stress Echo at lab at Presby. Put on monitors and looked at heart by sonogram. Then put me on a treadmill. Cardiologist said everything looked good
June 19, 2006
Psych Eval w/ Pam Abernathy. She was very nice and we just talked about my issues with food.
Spoke with Chris Arrowsmith on phone and he said I needed to see a dietician.
July 7, 2006
Met w/ Julie Bender for dietician consultation. She was fantastic. We went over food I will be eating and what steps I need to take pre and post op.
July 17, 2006
Had to do a blood test again. Dr Horton wanted to re-check my iron levels. Waiting to hear from insurance.
July 18, 2006
Dr Horton called and said my iron levels were fine. I am relieved!
August 3, 2006
I am Approved!!!!!!! I am soo happy. I have to wait for the doctors office to get the insurance letter to schedule a date. Wow, good day!
August 9, 2006
Got my surgery date! September 11, 2006! Feeling very nervous and excited at the same time!
August 27, 2006
Started liquid diet (2-3 protein shakes ) + one lean cuisine type dinner today. I am soooooo hungry. This is the hardest thing! First of all the shakes taste terrible to me and I have never felt so hungry! I hope I can keep going with this but it is really hard!
The receptionist at Dr. Davidson's office keeps telling me that my surgery might be postponed if I can't lose weight. That would be a huge disappointment!
August 30, 2006
Met with Dr Davidson. Noticed that I gained 10 lbs since May. At first he told me he couldn't do the surgery but later he told me to come in on September 8th and weigh in. If I have lost weight, I can have the surgery on the 11th. We'll see............................
September 8, 2006
Went to Dr Davidson's for weight check. Lost 7 lbs. Cleared for surgery. That pre-op liquid diet was tough!
September 11, 2006
Well, the day is finally here. I have never been so emotional and scared in my life. Ready for this day to be over! I didn't sleep at all last night..im sure that is making it worse! See you on the other side!
September 12, 2006
I came home at 6pm. I am very sore and gassy. Also had breathing problems in the hospital. Using the breathing thing to open up my lungs. Everything went ok except I was in a lot pain. The nurses had me on a 4 hr schedule and couldnt or wouldnt deviate from that. It was very uncomfortable on my back. Did a lot of walking in the hospital. Really wanted to go home!
September 13, 2006
Very painful gas today. My stomach is making weird noises and I cant get the air out. Also very sore. My mom and I walked down the street. It was nice to get out. Hopefully the worst is over! Praise God for my recovery!!!!
September 23, 2006
Feeling much better. Slept all night in my bed. I was able to sleep on my side finally!!! Leaking from incision area. I ate refried beans and mashed potatoes today. Glad to eat a little "real" food!