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Goals

Read my Bible daily
46 People
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1 Person
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I want to find what my nitch is and work from home
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I want to start dating and find someone special.
22 People
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3 People
 achieved this
Get into the habit of daily prayer.
31 People
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2 People
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Drink 64 oz water everday
137 People
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26 People
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Surgeon Testimonial

Noel Williams
Well I have finally gotten to meet with Dr. Williams. I immediately got the impression that he is caring and takes all the time necessary to describe the surgery and answer any questions. I don't think that I will have any problems, he definitely gave me the impression that I will go through this surgery fine(he actually told me so). It was very comforting.
I think that he is highly qualified and his staff is all very nice. They are all very competent at their jobs.
They all emphasis aftercare, which is soo important. I liked that, that they want you as educated as you can be, then help you through the whole process.
The only thing I think I can say that I didn't like was the 3hrs I had to wait to see him. But I guess if he didn't have soo many people waiting for him, he probably wouldn't be that good of a surgeon. I feel he has a good bedside manner and excellent surgical competence. But I guess I can comment more after I have the surgery.

POST OP- I am so glad I went with Dr. Williams, he is an awesome surgeon and a very nice man. He doesn't let things go to his head, he is very personable. He visited me a couple of times while I was in and his staff visited me daily. I received such great care from everyone at his office and no question was stupid. I can't sing their praises enough. They saved my life. And here i have a clotting disorder, they took very serious and I ended up having to have a filter in and everyone was awesome. I think now after being post op I would give him a rating of 98 (nobody is perfect...lol).
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  • Comment by bortiz 11/8/04 11:42 am
    Congratulations Lisa! You're doing and looking great!---Barb Ortiz
  • Comment by Frvsnt O. 10/19/04 7:34 am
    Good MORNING - and an early Happy ONE YEAR Re-birthday to you!!! I found this quote and just love it! When running up a hill, it’s alright to give up as many times as you wish – as long as your feet keep moving. By - Shoma Morita M.D. I can only imagine that your experience has been wonderful. Full of changes and new experiences. Congratulations to YOU!!! If you have an opportunity and/or haven’t already, please stop by and update your profile! We’d all love to know how well you’ve progressed!!! If you have a few moments, please take the time to send well wishes to your fellow “re-birthday” buddies!!! It’s a great boost to them as well as yourself. Have a FANTASTIC DAY! RNY 10/31/03 257/133 at GOAL!!!
  • Comment by Lisa H. 11/1/03 7:44 am
    Hey Everyone, It's me, I'm Back!!!! Well I survived!! I want to thank you all for your prayers!!!God never left my side and that is why I am here today. I have a long story to tell for my week in the hospital (well week and a day...lol), but I am still alittle weak so I won't be posting it today. But I just want you all to know that my wls was not that bad, the pain is a little much the first day, but it really does get better everyday. If I didn't have this clotting disorder than I would be running around now. lol... Okay gonna go....Hugs to you all. Lisa POST OP..LOL......(been waiting along time to type that)
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Hard to believe that I haven't been on here in 2 yrs!
posted 12/10/10 6:57 am
December 10, 2010

Hey everyone,
Alot has gone on since I last posted on here. Well two days before my granddaughter was due to be born I went to her last check-up appointment and she had passed away, there was a knot in the cord. That was on Dec. 22, 2008, and she was born Dec 24, 2008. Her funeral was Dec. 31, 2008. This was very hard to go through and I did start gaining weight,. Like I have said before this is stomach surgery not brain surgery.  I didn't know how to help my daughter through this and how I could get through it. I miss my little Bailey Michealina Haines.  My daughter did get pregnant again as soon as she was allowed and my gorgeous grandson James Edward Haines Jr. was born Dec. 6, 2009 (my 47th birthday!). He is the most beautiful baby ever...lol.  We just celebrated his 1st birthday, praise God!

During this time my mother also was diagnosed with throat cancer, and an aortic aneurysm. They repaired her aneurysm and then she started chemo and radiation.  She got sick and had 3 strokes in one night. (this was the summer and fall 2009).  This was a very tough time, but Christ saw us through. She is now cancer free and living back in PA with us. She is still trying to recover from the stroke. I take care of her during the day. I am glad I have this time with her. She will be 70 in January.

Well I am not going to go into anymore detail of the other struggles I have faced and am facing.  I just have been dealing with alot of stress and emotions. I have gained weight about another 20lbs since I was last on here. So I am now 208lbs.
and holding steady.  I am so grateful that it wasnt 150lbs, which it could have been if I didn't have this surgery.
So now, I am trying to refocus myself and try and follow the rules strictly again to use my tool and lose this 30 lbs.

I did have an upper GI done last month and the doctor did say that my hidden limb of my rny is a little long and is acting as a pouch to hold more food. This really depressed me because I noticed that I have been able to eat alot more food during the past year.  I am hoping by getting back on track that this will perhaps shrink some and that I can gain some control and lose weight.

I am so grateful that I still have the restriction that I have, I think that 30lbs is very do-able.
I will keep you guys posted on what I am doing and how I am reaching my goal.

If anyone wants to join me, please just drop me a message.
thanks for being here.
I am going to go and I will talk to you's later.
Lisa
rny gb with hand assist
10/23/03
340+/208/173  -136lbs (want to be down 170 again)



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