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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
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  • Comment by bortiz 11/8/04 3:42 am
    Congratulations Lisa! You're doing and looking great!---Barb Ortiz
  • Comment by Frvsnt O. 10/19/04 12:34 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. 10/31/03 11:44 pm
    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, 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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Hey ... update on life

posted 6/11/08 10:57 pm
Hi Everyone!
Well I am still able to wear the same clothing sizes as last year! well and the year before....well heck I think for 3 or 4 yrs running now....UNBELIEVABLE!!!
I am so grateful for this they say, I would do it over again in a heartbeat...
My weight now is stuck at the 180-183 lb I am setting a goal to lose 15lbs to put me in the 165-168 range.  Thats where I want to be.
You know this surgery can help with losing the weight, but the head games continue forever.

I have been having alot of problems in my personal son, my finances...lack of a relationship...depression....but the one good thing I can say is that I haven't gained 100lbs over all is really a miracle.

I dont' want it to sound like my life is all isn't...I did find out that I am going to be a grandmom!! Believe it!  My 20 yr old daughter is due on December 23rd 2008...what an awesome christmas present!
I also don't want to miss acknowleding my awesome God for his presence in my life....if it weren't for him, I wouldn't be here.  I know you might think with alot going wrong how can I be grateful and thank God, because He is my savior and my salvation.  I am not suppossed to be comfortable in this world, and when you are strong in the Lord the devil attacks....I know it sounds all cultish...but its spirituality is my essence.  God will see me through.

So now I am just trying to regroup, get my house together, make a decision whether I am going to school for more training or getting a job out-right, getting my son on the right track (13-14 is a very hard age), and hopefully in the process meet someone.  I have spent enough time alone...never in the right relationship....always pick someone who always puts me in the background....I'm tired of being on the backburner for my entire life.  So I am ready to move on.....Scared, but

I have had personal issues with being a victim in my life and recently a friend of mine's daughters have gone to court against the guy who assaulted them.  I am so proud of how well they have handled is very difficult...I know I went through the court hell myself in 1991-1992, and the court totally let me down...but for them it was a victory....well a loss as well, but anyway he was convicted and sentenced to 10 to 45 yrs in jail.  It was very cathartic for me to go through this with them.  Kind of made me look at my situation from a different angle and also to realize that if it weren't for the few like me who pressed charges and went to court that these girls would not have the victory they attained.

Boy am I on a rant today or know that I sound skittish and jumbled, but I have so much on my mind that it is tough concentrating on one problem at a I am coping without food!

I guess what I want to say is that it is possible to live without food being the crutch to help you stand.  I am learning that still, everyday.  

Well I guess if anyone can read through all this and can make sense of it and wants to talk for support, please don't hesitate to email

I just need to rant alittle every once in a while....i'll be back on in a better mood and try and through some humor to my page.
I love you all who suffer with this horrible disease of obesity and I will keep you in my prayers that you find some relief.

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