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Matthew Metz M.D.
Update as of October 6 2010. I was VERY impressed with Dr. Metz's office staff, office set up and his nurse practitioner. He was AWESOME...very thorough and patient. Great sense of humor and good about answering questions. Is a pleasure to deal with. He was very personable with both myself and my partner. Linsey, the dietitian was good as was Aimee, the social worker. I appreciate the fact that Dr. Metz and his NP, Alison were both open and affirming to my family and are open with communication.
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Not sure where to start. I didn't start getting heavy until I hit puberty. After the stillbirth of my first child in 1997, I ballooned up from 175 pounds to just over 300 pounds. I was diagnosed with early type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance in November 2004. The doc put me on Metformin, Wellbutrin and Lexapro and I immediately dropped 80 pounds. I got pregnant with twins in December 2005, only gaining about 18 pounds (and nearly 13 of that was baby). I left the hospital under 200 pounds!
The lower weight didn't last long. I immediately started ballooning up again and in January 2008, I went into the Health Risk Management weigh loss program through my (then) employer. I lost abouty 20 pounds, but had to stop b/c I couldn't afford the program any longer. I was about 211 at that point.
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2002 and still struggle with chronic pain, memory and sleep issues. Single-handedly parenting 3 year old twins is a challenge to say the least. This past summer (2009) was a tough one because of the awful heat and humidity that hit us in the Austin area that year. It caused my fibro to flare up like it never had and I was put on a bunch of steroids whic hmade me balloon up even more. I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and PCOS in the Fall of 2009 and given a disabled placard and told to "keep excercising". Hmph. Well, easier said than done. I can't even chase after my 3 year old when she decides to break loose and run out in the street. By December 2009, I am up to 260 pounds.
Now it is 2010 and time for a change. I recently lost my job of over 3 years because my daughters were constantly sick, causing me to miss way more work than I had ever anticipated. Sucks, but happened for a reason. I am focusing now on our health and my education. I am a full time student at Community College of Denver, finishing up my science requirements for the RN program and plan to apply next year for Fall semester.
I have started on the journey for weight loss surgery. I have a consultation with Dr. Metz in early October and plan to have surgery in mid-December so I can ring in the new year with a new life for us!
I am the mother of two beautiful little girls...what kind of example am I setting for them?