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I was impressed right away with Dr. Foote's kindness. He is upbeat and enthusiastic and very positive! He answered all my questions and made sure I asked everything on my list and didn't appear in a hurry at all. He explained risks, but very much put me at ease about my situation. I'm very excited to put myself in his hands and change my life!
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I refer to my behavior pre op as "Pathological Eating". I am a grown woman, an RN, and had been a diabetic for 22 years. I KNEW BETTER. But, that didn't change my behavior. I would justify my eating with crap like, "I had a rough evening at work. I deserve a burger." I would tell myself I only needed a Whopper Jr. but would pull up and order a Whopper. And eat it. Usually by the time I got on the highway. Then I'd throw the "evidence" out the window. To me, the consequence of high blood sugar and cholesterol were not immediate enough or tangible enough to affect me. Years before I used to scoff that WLS was "forced behavior modification". Now I realized that is exactly what I needed. Something to make me stop. At first I had difficulty...
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