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Surgeon TestimonialNeil E. Hutcher M.D.I first met Dr. Hutcher at a local WLS seminar. I was struck by his dedication to his patients, his record of preforming many surgeries and his sense of humor. He is a real patient advocate for fair treament by insurance companies, but I of course was impressed with the 3500+ weight loss surgeries he has preformed and the fact that he is very up to date in his procedures.
Also, he requires smokers to quit and explained that smokers have a much higher risk of certain complications. What an incentive.
I am still very impressed after my initial consultation.
The have an extensive pre and post-op program which I will be involved in once I get my surgery date.
- Birds - I have a pied cockatiel named Starlight.
- Dogs - I have two miniature poodles; Curley and Tarzan.
- Museums & Art Galleries - My husband and I enjoy art and art galleries.
- E-Bay - My husband nicknamed me the E-bay Monster.
- BMI over 50 - My starting BMI was about 62.
posted on 4/6/09 11:38 am
My goal was always to reach a normal BMI. That would have been 135 pounds. Now at 4, yes 4 years out, and 202 pounds lost I am calling 142 goal with a BMI of 25.8. I look good and feel good. I wear an 8-10 petite on the bottom and a 12 petite jacket. I started out in a tight size 34.
I know if I had been more diligent I could have reached goal faster. I am satisfied with how I did.
I was in intensive therapy before WLS. It enabled me to be mentally healthy enough to even have the surgery. I didn't need much more than tweaking as I went a long.
I tried not to take myself too seriously during my journey. Read my earlier entries.
I went to local support groups in the beginning. I had a WLS mentor.
Life is easier now, because I am more mobile. Not including my plastic surgery I have been hospitalized several times for non WLS surgeries or illnesses. It was so much more managable thinner. My sleep apnea and diabetes are in remission.
I am so much more at ease in social situations and I have always been out going. I feel more mature and lady like.
I tried to remember that we are all different and are walking a different journey. That we walk at a different pace. I try to remember that I have not walked a block in your shoes, let alone a mile.
I don't reach out to help others as much as I should. I don't fortify myself from others as much as I should. I come on too strong. But everyday I try a little harder to grow. I never give up. Thanks to each and everyone of you. This community is all that. Loris
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