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Does anyone know where we can find Dr Moon now that he's no longer at Arnot? I would really like to continue my care with him. I'm willing to travel. Please contact me or reply as I'm sure many others would like to continue their care with him as well. rnHe's an amazing Dr and I trust him completely. He made me feel so confident that everything was going to work out great and made me feel very comfortable with all my most intimate/personal questions. I'm five months post op now and I'm due for a followup in Jan. I've lost 68 pounds and I couldn't be happier!
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My story begins at around 3 years old. I have always been overweight. When I was little, I was "raised" by my mom and she was a not so good influence on eating habits. She wasn't around much because she worked a long hard job of road construction to support us and instead of playing with me when she was home, she'd toss me a cookie to cope with. Cookie by cookie I became overweight. I started dieting in 2nd grade. Richard Simmons Deal A Meal. I remember crying one night that I was out of cards and I hadn't had any dinner. From there the fad diets all rolled in (work out tapes, Atkins, Weight Watchers, Slim Slide, Oxycize, etc...). I even purchased phen phen on my own through a magazine ad and money from my savings account at about 13 years old. Phen Phen worked! But when my mom found it I only had one pill left and she totally was against it of course and finally figured out how I lost 40 lbs that year! At 19 I had my first child. I gained 100 pounds! I had pre-eclampsia and lost 60 lbs within the first month, but I kept 40 lbs and the stretch marks. At 27 years old I had a baby girl and 40 more pounds of baby fat to keep. That's 80 pounds of "baby fat" I was holding onto, plus being overweight to begin with.
I was born with hip dysplasia. With all this weight pressing on my bones it has been increasingly difficult to walk without him pain and waddling like a duck. I can no longer fit in a movie theater seat, so I can't take my kids to the movies. I can no longer fit in an airplane seat, so no more flights to Florida for vacation. I can no longer shop at the mall (something that was always very therapeudic for me). I now avoid all my old friends out of embarassment of how I look and I'm afraid of them seeing me this way. These are just a few of the reasons why I'm ready for this! The biggest reasons of all are my 10 year old son and my 2 year old daughter. I no longer have any energy to do anything with them. I just want to play outside and have the energy to! I want to be able to move and not just sit and watch. I have limited them because of my weakness and weight. This is going to be the best thing I can possibly do for them and myself. Wish me luck and bless me with your prayers!