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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 2/22/07 7:03 pm
One of our members is writing a paper and asked for post on what held us back as an obese person and how it made us feel and I wrote the following. I thought it was important to record it here for myself.
As a super morbidly obese person I couldn't fit in a auditorium seat at a casino in Biloxi, Miss. I didn't even come close because it was a very small seat. I was humiliated. Movie seats were very tight so I avoided them. I avoided all lawn furniture and any chairs with arms. I of course couldn't sit in booths. It became a real issue to stand to sing in church because of the limited distance between the pews caused me to stand at an odd angle which really hurt my back.
Public restrooms where a problem, because there wasn't enough room for the mobility required for cleanliness. Doctor's office usually didn't have the correct size gowns which was embarrassing and didn't afford me the dignity other women have at the doctor. I put off going to the gyn for this reason and because I was embarrassed of my size.
It was a real struggle to get in and out of the back seats of two door cars or up off upholstered furniture.
I got stuck in a shampoo chair once and it made me feel terrible, because my friend was doing my hair. I avoided going back there for a while until after my WLS.
I got to where I couldn't walk through Walmart due to mobility issues. The skooters were all busy and they didn't have a wheel chair big enough for me to sit in so I didn't go back to Walmart until after I lost weight.
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