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get to goal weight of 150 pounds
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Surgeon Testimonial

Trace Curry
My first impression of Dr. Curry was that he was a great surgeon.. he answered all my questions honestly and was very direct. My impression of Dr. Curry has changed somewhat over time... I actually did not realize how accessible Dr. Curry and his staff would be to me after surgery. I can call anytime of day or night and talk to a staff member... I am really impressed by this.. It takes dedication to be available to patients in this manner. Most offices you call and get a message to call during business hours. The office staff is great, I can call and talk to them during business hours and they are always helpful and pleasant. If anyone is considering WLS.. Dr. Curry is an awesome surgeon. Aftercare is emphasized a great deal... you will meet with your dietican everytime you see Dr. C and also there is a mandatory class you will take about nutrition. Dr. Curry did address completly the risks of surgery with me prior to my signing the consent. Dr. Curry has a great bedside manner and his surgical competence is impressive. If anyone is considering WLS.. your surgeon is soooo important, and Dr. Curry is an excellent choice. I am thankful I found Dr. C and his staff.
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02/12/08
February 12, 2008 3:03 pm
   I have lost to date around 132 pounds!!! I feel great as far as my energy level... I hope to stay on the losing side and keep losing weight. I would like to lose around 50 more  pounds. I will be a year out on 3/5/08.  I am greatful to have been able to have this surgery and actually a friend of mine from nursing school is having the surgery on 3/17/08. I look forward to seeing her on the losing side and I know she is in good with Dr. Curry. I will update again on my 1 year out date 3/5/08.
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05/24/2007
May 24, 2007 12:43 pm
I am pretty excited!! I have lost 65.8 pounds. I feel like my weight loss has started to slow down, but I am pleased I could have never lost 65.8 pounds in 2 1/2 months on my own. I have been working out at the gym... I try to go at least 3-4 times per week. I can do a lot more physically with this weight loss. I feel better physically but emotionally I am still so so. This is a huge lifestyle change, and I know I have been soooo blessed to have this oppurtunity. I have been really good about following the diet instructions (dumping really encourages compliance), I am so proud of myself for not cheating. I take all my vitamins as ordered. I just plan to keep plugging away at this in hopes of sucess.
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4/01/07
March 31, 2007 11:23 pm
YA!! I have lost 40.4 pounds..... I am so excited... I am currently on the soft diet. Trying foods can be a little scary.. don't know if I'll dump or not.... I guess I'll find that out by trail and error. I am blessed to have been given this wonderful tool and I follow my surgeon and his staff's instructions to the letter.. Just praying to stay on the losing side!
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3/28/07
March 28, 2007 11:53 pm

37.2 pounds Lost!!!! I am excited... Just hoping to stay on the losing side.

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My Story

Well I should start by saying I have pretty much been overweight all my life. I have been obese for about 8-10 years. I struggled with dieting like many of us do. I have lost a great deal of weight dieting, but couldn't lose all the excess weight or maintain the weight I did lose; I always gained it back and an additional few pounds. I am a nurse...so always felt guilty when teaching patients about diet and exercise and it's importance in maintaining your health. I orginally set out to get the lap band (which my insurance does cover) but my insurance denied me for placement of the lap band; but I was approved for rou-en-y. I struggled making the decision to have the surgery or not.... because of the risks! But when I began to consider what would become of me if I did not do something about this excess weight.... I knew I had no other choice. I am a diabetic and have hypertension, asthma, osteoarthritis in my back and right knee. My energy level is horrible.  I am very limited in the things I can do because of this excess weight. So the choice was clear and I chose to have the rou-en-y. I felt more at ease because I did have an amazing surgeon.  So I had rou-en-y surgery on 03/05/07 at Deaconess hospital. I was very nervous prior to surgery! My husband and family were very supportive. I don't know what I would have done without my husband by my side. He made things easier.... just having him there. I had issues with pain control after surgery; I also had a GI bleed two days post op and had to recieve 2 units of blood. My total hospital stay was 5 nights. My husband was by my side the entire hospital stay. One of my incisions accumulated some fluid around it so my surgeon had to open it up just a tiny bit to let it drain. My husband also had to clean this incision with peroxide and a q-tip for 3 days to allow it to drain. I was put on antibiotics and this incision healed nicely. My energy level is very low...But improving. I follow Dr. Curry and his staff's instructions to the letter; and I know this is the factor that will determine my success with the tool I have been given. I know it won't be easy.. but it is something I just have to do!! I was started on clear liquids after Surgery and remained on them for 7 days. Then I was progressed to purreed foods for 3 weeks. I have been on purreed food for almost 3 weeks, I will began soft foods on 4/2/07. I haven't really had much of an appetite, but I know I have to get my protein in.... so I try really hard to get my 60g in daily. I have to drink Atkins shakes to help with my protien intake right now. I take my vitamins faithfully. I am just trying to get the most benefit out of this WLS. I am hoping for the best and striving daily to reach my goal.