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Christian Oakley, M.D.
I had heard many different things from people in regard to Oakley. Some liked him others not so much, but his patients I only heard good things. When I meet him I liked him. The one thing I dont like is that he is not a person who looks you in the eye when he talks to you, but if that is all I dont like then I am good with that. Other than that I really like him. He is good at what he does, very straight forward, and willing to answer any and all questions and that is great. His office staff are all wonderful. No matter how much you bug them they never come across bothered or put out. Jennifer knows her crap when it comes to insurance stuff and knows what you need to get you approved. If you do what she says, it will happen. rn Oakley does emphasize walking a lot, but he is right. The more I walk the better I feel. He was very full of statistics and fact. That I like. I am a facts kind of person. rn Overall, I love the office, staff, and the Dr. I am haven a great recovery and minimal pain. Everything has been pretty much what Oakley said it would be.
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
VERY emotional and feeling like it would never end.
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My story is like some in the fact that I have only been overweight since I was about 19. I started putting on a bunch of weight and the Dr's kept telling me it was cause I graduated, moved away from home, started college, and got married all in a short time. But with weight gain and unable to get pregnant with no answers for either I was at my wits end. We ended up moving to Nampa, Idaho I went to a new Dr still trying to get pregnant Only to find out I had PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome). It was nice to find out why we were not getting pregnant and why an active person like myself could get so heavy so fast. But by then the self esteem was gone and hard to get back. So, for a few years after that our main goal was to have a baby. With fertility treatment we finally have two great kids we longed to have for over 7 years. I was able to get to my pre pregnancy weights within a very short time, but always gained about 10 lbs a year no matter what I have tried. With my pregnancies I did get high blood pressure and insulin dependent gestational diabetes. With my second I couldn't keep the diabetes under control. So, I know have a 80% chance of becoming diabetic in the next 8 years. SCARY! So, I have to do something for me. I want to be able to run and play with my 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter. And I cant lie, I want to be attractive for my hubby again. Not that I am not, but I know I can look better. So, for many reasons I need to have this surgery and make it work and succeed. My future does depend on it. But, I am sure all of you know how that is. It is so great to be a part of this sight. I have read here a lot for a long time and finally got off my bum and made this page. People will judge for so much not knowing the circumstances specially if your heavy. Its nice to read and know that there are others that understand me and my pain of being overweight. Thanks and I hope to get to know a lot of you through this journey we are all on.