- Username: kimcrain
- Location: tribune, KS, USA
- Member Since: 11/12/2007
- BMI: 33.3
- Surgery date scheduled
- Surgery Type: RNY (11/26/07)
- Surgeon: Ihor Fedorak, M.D.
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Surgeon TestimonialIhor Fedorak, M.D.first impression of doctor fedorak, was he's short!rnonce i was face to face with him, i just knew.rnvery friendly-dedicated-caring-focus on you.rnum-wanted to talk longer.he is very thourough in his discussions.rnwell from what i know, i like.and he is the one i have chosen for my surgery.maybe that i will be a reflection of his work.rnalot. that is why i got my computer, so i will always have contact with them.rnyes.rnlets just say he got his point across! no he was very thouroughrnvery kind-intelligent-compasionate.patient.committed. i liked him.rni think they both are important. being able to find someone you read about, and meet, and rnputting your life in their hands--well i guess hernspeaks for himself.rnrnno-im sorry i dont have any ill feelings of where i am going,and who i will be with. well i think it is time dr. fedorak puts his most-wanted picture in his box! you have so many of us who just have the utmost respect for you. your a great surgeon, a fantasic people-person. i am so glad i chose you, i knew i would be in good hands...there are not enough ways for us all to say thank you, and your staff for all you've done for us.. you should be proud, and smiling, you do have top reviews, and that my friend may happen once in a lifetime.. i would like to share the poem to you all, i wrote for him, and gave.rnyou deserve so much more. there is no price-tag on anyones life...if you would like to read; go to kim crain@obesity help.com
- Family & Friends - my family is the most important thing to me. i love my husband, my children.
- Hobbies - PIANO cant read music, play by ear.!!!!!awesome
- Humor - WELL I KNOW I HAVE ALOT OF THIS. AND I AM GLAD!!
- Cats - have 5 beautiful cats-smokey-shilo-jojo-lucky-princess. all are adopted.
- Poetry - i LOVE to write.maybe i will for you sometime.
- Needlework, Knitting & Crocheting - learned 2yrs.ago. LOVE IT-LOVE IT.
- Meeting People - i am a people person-very witty. i find people facinating.
- Antiques - just like my husband!!lol i wouldnt trade him 4 anything...
- Grandchildren - 1 grandaughter-kenia 2 grandsons-cody-jeramiah
- Romance - i love to sit and cry with a good love movie.
HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FWENDS!!! on December 29, 2008 12:29 pm
WOW, WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED THIS YEAR WOULD HAVE GONE BY SO
FAST!!! I AM DOING FINE, AND FEELING GOOD THESE DAY'S. I AM ASHAMED
TO SAY THAT I AM NOT ON COMP. AS MUCH AS I USE TO BE.
I HOPE YOU ALL ARE DOING GOOD. AND THAT YOUR WEIGHT LOSS IS
NOTHING BUT SUCESS...
I MISS YOU ALL, AND THINK OF YOU OFTEN. BUT YOU HAVE TO KEEP
IN MIND, THAT WHEN YOUR NOT BIG ANYMORE, YOU HAVE SO MUCH
MORE TO DO, THAN EAT, AND SLEEP!!!!! HOPE YOU ALL HAD A VERY
WELL I MUST GO AGAIN...... GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
HUGS TO YOU ALL.
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For Friday---One Year Out!! on November 24, 2008 6:16 am
so---friday is my Birthday!!
wow how time flies when your having fun!! well it will be one year ago, that I weighed in at **312** pounds :( and of this day I am proud to say that **154** pounds later--- I am weighing in at **158**!!
what a journey this has been for me. I must say the Good has outweighed the Bad....I wish to thank All my Obesity Help Friends.
I still have my good and bad day's just like everyone, but for the most part, it is good. there were a few months in there, where I wasen't too sure, if I could keep going, but I made it, and I plan to keep going....I wish all of you the Best of luck, and support you all the way. Don't give up, and most of all--DON'T GIVE IN. the payoff is so worth it all.
well I hope you all have a Blessed Thanksgiving, remember turkey is Protein!! leave the other stuff behind!! I Love you All. I am here if you should need me...God Bless.
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Is this for Real? on November 15, 2008 7:48 pm
well this is turning out to be my worst month. for some odd reason, i have gained 5 lbs. and it won't go away :( my stomach is very very big. and my bowels are fine, but i do get sick when i eat. and then i get hot flashes. what is going on? omg i feel like i weigh 350 lbs. guessn better go get checked out. yuck, i have come too far... pray that it is nothing serious....wishing you all well....
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MOSTLY MEMORIES on October 20, 2008 10:54 am
WELL I THOUGHT I BETTER DO SOMETHING!!
LET'S SEE, WHERE DO I BEGIN.
WELL LESS THAN A MO. TO GO, AND THEN I WILL
BE ONE YEAR OUT. AND LET ME TELL YOU, THIS HAS NOT BEEN AN EASY RIDE.. I AM SURE MOST OF YOU, IF TRUTH BE KNOWN, YOU WOULD AGREE.
BUT I DO KNOW, THAT I AM GLAD I MADE THIS DECESION FOR MYSELF.
I COULD NOT HAVE GOT THIS FAR, IF IT WERE NOT FOR ALL OF YOU. THE WORST PART FOR ME, IS WHEN I THINK I CAN TAKE THAT LAST BITE, AND MAN OH MAN, AFTER THAT I AM SAYING; WHY DID I DO THAT. MY POUCH STILL DOSEN'T WANT TO HOLD A WHOLE LOT OF ANYTHING. SO TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA, THIS IS KINDA WHAT I LIKE;
SOUTH BEACH TURKEY SANDWICH ABOUT 1/2 IS ALL I CAN EAT.
CHICKEN BREAST (boneless) ABOUT 1/2 CUP.
POT PIES YOU PUT IN MICROWAVE!
MANDARIN ORANGES WITH COTTAGE CHEESE
I HAVE THOUGHT I WAS A BIG GURL, AND WOULD GO OUT TO EAT, LIKE CHINESE, OR FAST FOOD,
*******WRONG******* don't try this at home!
I REALLY DON'T MISS THE FOOD, I STILL HAVE A HARD TIME SEEING MY WEIGHTLOSS. BUT I HAVE DROPPED 150 LBS. AND I AM STILL LOSING.
MY VERY DEAREST FWEND SANDY TELL'S ME WHEN SHE COMES TO SEE ME FROM OUT OF TOWN, ' YOUR GETTING SMALLER' AND IT MAKES ME FEEL SO GOOD....OR SHE WILL TAKE A PICTURE, AND THEN I WILL SEE.
MY LIFE IS GOOD THESE DAY'S. I TRY TO STAY BUSY
AND BE ACTIVE.
FOR MY ATTIRE SIZES;
SHIRTS M-LARGE WAS 3-4X
PANTS-14 WAS 26-28
UNDIES 8-9 WAS 10-11
BRA 38 D WAS 50 DD
RING 9 WAS 10-11
WEIGHT 160 WAS 312
SELF-ESTEEM 100% WAS 0%
HEALTH 100% WAS 20%
LOOKS "HOT" WAS- VERY VERY BAD...
AND I HOPE YOU ALL ARE BEING HAPPY WITH YOUR NEW BODIES.. IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME TO GET USE TO, OR AT LEAST IT IS FOR ME.
I PRAY YOU ALL STAY SAFE, AND FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS, CAUSE I KNOW THAT THEY CAN COME TRUE!!!! LOVE ALL OF YOU.
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remember the old saying:you are what you eat? well lets just say i am a pretty good-looking:chocolate chip cookie!!! no on a more
serious note, being the youngest of five, i grew up in a large framed body, no-not heavy, but stout. i have a large framed body. i use to wonder what it would be like to wear a size 5-8 shoe. but im stuck with a 10. i considered myself to be-cute-MANY MANY years ago. my beauty is within. over the years besides having 4 girls, and going up and down on the scales, i finally stopped growing at the good old age of 40!! i know my metabolism is SLOW, and thats ok too. i am on this journey to a HEALTHIER me. i have tried
all the *good-stuff* out there. and a few hundred dollars later, well im still the same. have you tried eating food that tastes like rubber? no- i have so much to look forward to, and i have a support system that is a completed circle. i couldnt ask for anything more. my husban martin, ( today is our 2 yr. anniversary ) is my best support. he gives me strength to on, even if i fell like i cant. he loves me, and i love him. my one wish I WILL make come true for him as well, is i told him when i lose the weight, i want to run and JUMP in his arms!!!! i cant wait. my girls are so excited for me, and how could i ask for more? Penrose-St. Francis Health Services are AWESOME PEOPLE!!! CSSA Colorado Springs Surgical Associates oh my gosh these people are a god sent. many have asked me am i scared? NO and YES i know that if i dont get this weight off, i will be in trouble, but as far as whom i have put my trust in--no. i would say to those who are seeking advise, or physicians, whatever for this procedure, stick with it. get all the information you can. talk-talk-talk. ask questions-get answers-dont give up. there is a rainbow waiting for you. this has been a trying journey for me and my husband. but my surgery date is scheduled for November 26th 2007, and my surgeon will be Dr. Ihor Fedorak. so less than two weeks away!!! i will keep you posted on everything.