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actively participate in LIFE with my husband and children!
13 People
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weigh 140 pounds again!
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Surgeon Testimonial

Amit Trivedi
I fell in love with Dr. Trivedi at the informational seminar. I loved his voice, soft and assuring, but also confident. When I went for my consult he held my hand when he saw me getting emotional about something. That spoke volumes to me. He insisted I ask him more questions when we met. I didn't have many questions because I had been going to support group meetings for a few months at that time, and they had answered most of my questions. He said to me, \"You have to ask me at least 2 questions-you drove all the way up here from Toms River!\". He took his time with me.rnrn**UPDATE** POST SURGERYrnrnOk, well I liked Dr. Trivedi before the surgery, now I am in LOVE with him! What a gentle man. He assured me every step of the way that I was going to be ok. He held my hand when I needed it and always told the truth, he tells it like it is, but that made me feel safe to be in his care. I just knew with him watching over me I was going to be ok in the end. He came in to see my before surgery and talked with me, I had been crying to my husband when he came in, Dr. Trivedi simply said \"you can't stay like you are\"....that summed it all up in a nutshell for me. That was the bottom line, short and sweet, I needed to get on with the surgery and start a new life. In the recovery room he came to me and told me it was a \"textbook\" surgery and all of my organs looked great, he also removed scar tissue from 2 cesareans, a bonus! After surgery I was worried because I was running a low grade fever. Dr. Trivedi came in with a 4 man \"army\" (I guess interns) and he had them examining me looking for reasons I was warm. I felt like I was on an episode of Grays Anatomy, too funny!rnrnI can not say enough good about this man. He is amazing, and if you are looking for a surgeon, put him on the top of your list. He is the BEST!!rnrn(PS-he is very easy on the eyes too :)
Member Interests
  • Travel - I was a travel agent, bc, before children! also worked for the airlines.
  • Parenting - very important to me right now, I have 3 children, ages 14, 15 and 16 years old.
  • Walking - I walk at least 3-4 times a week, 3 miles each morning with neighbors.
  • Beachcombing - I live 3 miles from the beach, I grew up on the beach and find much peace there.
  • Christianity - THE most important thing in my life is my personal relationship with Jesus...
  • Cruises - My FAVORITE vacation by far! We try to cruise twice a year, next one 8/3/06.
  • Married - Very happily married to a wonderful, hard working, Irish man for 17 years.
  • Vacation - my favorite thing to plan. I used to be a travel agent, bc. (before children)
  • WLS Light-Weights - I think I fall into this category, I posted a few times there, no response?
  • WLS in your 40's - On my 41'st birthday my primary care physician said he would refer me for WLS!!

Latest Surgery Support Comments

  • Comment by Roxanne Piligno 9/3/06 7:05 pm
    I HOPE U ARE DOING WELL...JUST STOPING BYE TO SAY GOOD LUCK TO U!!!! YOU BE ON THE THIN SIDE NO TIME !!!! Roxanne!
  • Comment by kellisobo 9/2/06 7:56 pm
    I sent you the email before your surgery, but just wanted to drop you a hope your recovery is going easy for you. cant wait to hear from you. Kelli
  • Comment by clsmex 8/30/06 2:38 pm
    Hi Michelle --- Hope this message finds you cool, calm and relaxed as you head toward your BIG day!!!! Wishing you only the very best as you embark on your Journey! May you have an uneventful surgery and an extremely quick recovery! Remember -- it is now time for YOU to be taken care of! Wishing you only the best! Candy
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Almost 4 years post op..
August 5, 2010 4:32 pm
I can't believe how the time has flown!  I will be 4 years post op on August 31'st, about 3 weeks from now.  I feel good.  I look good.  It has been the best thing I have ever done for myself, besides accepting Jesus and marrying my husband-I got lucky with him!  I am blessed.  I would do it all over again tomorrow.  I am very happy with what the surgery did for me and what a good tool it was in being happy with myself and satisfied with who I am.  Life is much easier being small than it was being large.  People are nicer to small people.  It's amazing how nasty some people were when I was 120 pounds larger.   The looks, the stares, how I used to feel sometimes.... it is something I never want to go back to.  I thank God that this surgery was an option for me and that I was approved for it the first time.  I bow to the HORIZON blimp when I see it on the beach now.  I love them so much for approving the surgery, and paying for all of it, that I went to work for them!  It's been three years I have been working there and I consider it my duty some days to repay what they did for me.  Life is good, God is good.  Bless us all. We are the lucky ones!
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