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When I decided on seriously checking out this surgery I researched several surgeons. I found that Dr. John Huse was far and above the best in this field. He actually pioneered the Bariactric Center at St. V's and is considered the leading Surgeon for those with difficulty or revisions surgery. I talked to several of his patients and then scheduled a consultation with him My husband and I were both impressed in the quiet, calm, open, honest, & Friendly manner he portrayed in our meeting. He was very knowledgable on the surgery and broke it down step by step. In meeting with him just before surgery, he put me at such ease and has a wonderful joking sense of humor. I told him my life was in his hands...literally and I was very peaceful about it all. Any time I call his office the gals there are so wonderful and make you feel like family. I know that Dr. Huse was the best choice for me and I would recommend him to anyone. I needed a doctor that I know no matter what complications I might encounter he was capable of providing me excellent care, and had the 26 years of experience to back him. Thank you Dr. Huse for being such a big part of this wonderful new chapter in my life! You are the best!
Latest Surgery Support Comments
Greetings! To tell you a little of myself, I am a 49 year old female. I am 6 feet tall and my consultation weight was 392. My pre surgery BMI is 53.2. I am married to a wonderful man who is so supportive of my having this surgery. We have 3 grown children who are now on their own and we are now living our lives to the fullest. I have a wonderful job and have the most awesome supportive co-workers!! They have all been so positive and happy to support me thru this and that means alot!I have always been a BBW and for the most part a SSBBW. I am a firm believer in the motto "Bloom Where You Are Planted" I have been big my whole life and have always had a positive and upbeat personality. I believe true beauty comes from the inside to the outside and your Joy is the most important ingredient in your life. I really consider myself a well adjusted BBW, I have been healthy with no real health concerns as far as Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Sugar and all...... Now as I near 50, I have to deal with a severe arthritic knee disease which my weight makes much worse. My Ortho Dr. tried to talk to me over 2 years ago about doing this type of surgery....well I said I would never do it....now....after dealing with a new foot and knee injury I realized that the few pounds I have lost over the past 4 years are not enough to enable me with the quality of life I desire. My left knee needs a complete replacement and at my present size and weight, they would not even consider doing it.....they say I would never make it out of rehab...so......after much thought, prayer and research I decided to be open minded and consider this as an alternative. Well.....What was I so hesitant about!! For goodness sake!! This surgery is a total win win situation for me. When I think of the mobility I will be gaining I just about burst with Joy! Ever since I made my mind up to do this, I have been so positive and so excited! I went to my Dr. Consultation with Dr. Huse on December 6th. His office submitted my paperwork while the insurance company was closed for the holidays. The insurance processers returned on the 3rd of January and today...the 4th of January I got my letter of approval! WOW! I figure I must hold some type of record for approval! :o) I am thrilled! I will get called this Friday to complete my Nutrition Class, schedule my lab tests, and get a date for my surgery. So I feel like I can truly say as my New Year Resolution that I am claiming 2006 as MY YEAR FOR SUCCESS!! As for any hobbies I have......I started in January of 2005 as a seller on Ebay. I started out selling some of my larger clothing that I had downsized from and I was an overnight sensation! :o) My husband says I have a cult following! lol Actually, my listings are for some really cool clothes that have attitude and let each BBW feel like the Sexy Goddess she was meant to be. I have met some really wonderful women all over the world and I love being a positive influence to them. I believe we all need to Bloom daily at what ever place we are in. So many BBW's have been put down for years and have been made to feel badly about themselves that they have forgotten they are truly beautiful and deserve to shine! Even though I am having this wonderful surgery to help me achieve a better quality of life physically, I will always be a BBW. I am 6 feet tall and very large boned. Even at my smallest size I was a BBW. The thing I liked best about the before and after pictures of this procedure is that, you don't see large people getting skinny.....you see Before Bigger People who After are Normal looking. That to me is reality and so wonderful. I will keep you posted as to my journey. As for those of you out there who have forgotten to bloom.....rise up...greet each day...and be the very best you can be that day! I love the quote..."Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take ....but rather by the moments in life that take our breath away!" So....lets all get going and really enjoy the beautiful life we have been given!
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