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Zaria Murrell, M.D.
I was very impressed with Dr. Murrell at her initail group orientation. At the actual surgery comsultation, my feelings were only intensified. She has the sweetest, most patient nature. She is very knowledgeable about the procedure, and has the patient's best interest at heart. I feel very confident in her abilities.
Latest Surgery Support Comments
I have been overweight for more years than not. I have an appointment with my PCP on Monday, 9/19/05 to see about a referral for GBS. Wish me luck!!
I look forward to getting to know all of you!!
November 13, 2005
Went to Dr. Zaria Murrell's WLS orientation at Crestwood Hospital. She was very thorough and knowledgeable about this procedure. Luckily, with TRICARE Prime Insurance, I should be able to get a surgery date soon! HAve to call her office in the morning to schedule a surgery consult date.
November 14, 2005
Called and got a consult date...January 2, 2006. Drats!! I was hoping for something a lot sooner. Oh well...time will pass anyway. Just wish it went faster sometimes.....
November 21, 2005
Called Dr. Murrell's office and spoke to the office manager, Patty. I asked if there had been any cancellations.....YEA!!! My consult has been moved up to December 5!!!
December 5, 2005
Went for my consult. Dr. M was great. ARGH!! I weigh 282 lbs..........things can only get better!! Info was sent to TRICARE...just waiting on approval! Everyone assures me TRICARE is fast.......
December 7, 2005
I got a SURGERY DATE!!! YEA!! Next Tuesday, December 13th. I am so excited!!
December 13, 2005
Surgery scheduled today. I am the 2nd patient on Dr. M's schedule. Supposed to be at 1230 PM. Here we go...see you on the "other side".
December 16, 2005
Merry Chrsitmas to me! I got home yesterday, late in the evening. I am sore, tired, just drained of energy. I can't sleep in the bed...too hard to get up and down...too much pressure on the incisions. My back hurts, and it is nearly impossible to get comfortable. Good thing I'm short......that chaise in the bedroom will be my bed for a few nights. Thank goodness for apple juice and SF jello...LOL.
August 17, 2006
WOW! It has been a long time between updates! I am now 8 months post-op, and have lost 112#. I can now wear a size 14 in jeans/slacks, and a Medium in most tops. A long way from the tight 28/3X back in December!
A lot of things have changed for me since my WLS. I no longer have constant pain in my knees from osteoarthritis. I have no cartilage left in either knee, so there will always be some doscomfort but I can deal with that. Heck...I am BOWLING again for the first time in 20 years! I am working full time again....and I love my job! Last summer I quit my job because I could not get up and move around like I felt I needed to. I was considering disability due to my weight and immobility! My relationship with my Darling Husband is better than ever...in ALL areas! He has always loved me, no matter what I weighed, but I feel better in so many ways now that I have lost weight.
I am very happy with the decision to have WLS. My face sags, the boobs sag, my thighs sag...but I have lost 112#, and am only 25-35# away from my surgeons's initial goals. At my last appointment in July, she said she would be happy if I just get to 160. I am still shooting for the !35-145!!
My DH & I are going on our first cruise in February, with a bunch of wonderful people from the OH Alabama board....I can hardly wait!
I highly recommend this WLS to anyone who is struggling...........it is a wonderful tool to have.