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William Graber M.D.
Dr. Graber is really nice, and very supportive. I loved meeting him after my consultation, as he was very funny :) His office staff is amazing! They are always SO nice when you come for appointments or call with a question. His nursing staff is also really nice! It's a really well run practice and I would recommend him to anyone that is looking in to getting bariatric surgery. He did great with my surgery and I'm well on my way to a healthier thinner me!
Hi everyone, my name is Danielle, and this is my story.
As a kid I was always thin and very active in sports and playing outside with my friends. Even when I hit high school I remained thin because I remained active in basketball and softball, which kept me busy for most of the year. After I graduated high school (I was about 175 pounds when I graduated) and went on to college is where I started to gain weight. I was supposed to play college basketball, but decided not to (which I later regret very much!)... and instead of gaining the 'freshman 15' it was more like the 'freshman 25'.... I could no longer eat whatever I wanted and expect not to gain weight!
By my junior year I was about 215 pounds I'd say... so that's about a 40 pound gain from when I graduated high school. I was working at dieting and exercise with my doctor because I had high cholesterol and wanted to lose weight and be under 200 pounds again. Long story short my senior year of college I met my now husband, took a LOA from college, ended up getting pregnant and gaining 45 pounds during my pregnancy!!!! I hit about 280 pounds when I was pregnant... that was a shock to me because I had never been that heavy.
After I had my daughter I lost weight pretty fast because of breastfeeding and not eating for 2 anymore (LOL).... and I was able to get back down to about 255 I think... I don't really remember as it was about 3 years ago. But then I stopped watching what I was eating and just started eating whatever, wherever... eventually it brought me to the weight I am today. 309 pounds.
I have tried tons of dieting and fad diets and what have you all throughout this time period and I would lose weight and then gain it back.
Now I am lucky enough to be able to go through this surgery with my mom (jif766) as we are getting the surgery together... even on the same day!
I hope to make some online friends here and am looking for that support that I think we all need in our lives :)