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Darwin F. Zahn, M.D.
Will meet Dr. Zahn for the first time 6/29/01.
Had my first consult and physical with Dr. Zahn today. He was very professional and thorough, explaining the "game plan". He was very nice with a dry sense of humor and I feel I will be in good hands.
I want to recommend Dr. Zahn to anyone who will listen! This is one doctor who listens,
gives all-out support, and treats you like you have a brain!! He was very caring and supportive in the hospital and still is post-op. His staff have been nothing but open and friendly to me and I thank them all for giving me back my life!! The program has a nutritionist, Jane, who is also great. She called me one week post-op to see how I was doing and I will see her again when I see Dr. Zahn in Sept. I can call her any time I have a question and THAT is also a big support. I haven't a single negative thing to say!!!
Latest Surgery Support Comments
I had the RNY proximal done in July 2001; on the date of surgery I weighed 265 lbs. I never made it to my personal goal of 145 lbs, although I did get down to 159 lbs (briefly). My weight hovered in 160's for several years and I felt and looked great. I was only working part-time then and exercised faithfully every day.
After 2005 my work increased to full time and I had less time to exercise. I no longer "dumped" and old habits crept back in. Problems in my marriage added to the situation. In 2006 my dad died after a traumatic period of suffering. We were very close and the grief overwhelmed me.
For the past 3 years I have battled severe depression, work 10 hour days 6 days a week, and have stopped exercising. I am the sole support of my family. Lost my retirement security when the banks fell and am under constant stress from a husband who spends much too freely. Having always been a stress eater, my eating is out of control. As of today I weigh 199 lbs and am so disappointed in myself.
I am sorry if my story offens anyone. I stopped posting in 2005 because I got nasty feedback about being "negative". That hurt because I thought this was supposed to be a place where you could share your feelings and get help. Life is never all roses and happiness.
There are many bright days, however. My grandchildren now number three and they are the lights of my life. Alex is now 7, Vincent is 5, and Riley just turned 2 (what a handful). They remain an inspiration to motivate me to get "back on track".