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Surgeon TestimonialJames Stephen Scott M.D.DR. Scott was very personable, and took the time to answer any and all questions I had. I felt he had let me and my husband know exactly what to expect and gave us the confidence we needed going forward.
I however have not met with him since surgery, but his associate Dr. Morales and his nursing staff have done my follow-up care and I am quite happy with all of them.
They have monthly support group meetings that are hosted by the nurse and nutritionist that are recommended for all patients.
Insane Ramblings on November 2, 2010 8:46 am
Okay so today is my birthday, and the past year has been amazing. I got my surgery, lost 100 lbs, went on my first cruise, played in my first ocean, etc, etc. Turning 40 was a blast, now that i am counting backwards ... yes backwards :) I want to look ahead at what is in store for me this year.
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I want to continue losing this weight down to my own personal goal of 164 and at that point I can re-evaluate to see if I am comfortable there instead of trying to reach "normal weight" according to BMI standards (which I think suck). I want to learn how to maintain and keep it off, I am terrified that I won't be able to do it. Do you read the forums as I do and see all the stories of completely successful losers getting to goal or very close to it only to suffer the humiliation and personal failure of regain? It scares me, I know that there are things I could be doing even now to ensure that I maintain, like measuring portions, planning my days food and tracking better, and most of all working out more often, but I don't. Sad thing is I am totally aware that these things could cause failure eventually and I still don't do them....
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME???
At this time, I feel great, starting to look great, I am healthy by the numbers and still losing steadily but slowly. But the more I read, the more doomed I begin to feel that no matter how well I do that I am just months away from my goals and then the inevitable defeat of regain. I actually dream about it. I wake up crying because of it, yet it still isn't enough to make me do what I know is right.
That being said, TODAY I am gonna exercise, TODAY I am gonna track my food, TODAY I will get all my protein and water, TODAY I will focus on what I know to work.... Hopefully I will wake up tomorrow and say the same things...
I used to love the phrase "I am the master of my destiny" so I am gonna try to adopt that again.
Life is good, I have good friends and great family and I couldn't be happier. Surgery didn't cure me, I wasn't sick, I was fat. I am not broken, there is nothing to fix. It simply helped me achieve a goal I was unable to reach by myself. I am grateful for what I have and will strive daily to keep it and never take it for granted.
This is my new goal....I will get to goal, I will maintain and fight like hell to maintain so that I can remain healthy all the rest of my days.
Goal #1 100 lb weight loss (achieved 10/28/10)
Goa l#2 199
Goal #3 164
Goal #4 maintenance :)
6 months yesterday on October 21, 2010 6:24 am
So i had the day off yesterday and went to do my first set of labs post op. Walked into the surgeons office and there was a preop class going on, and several people were there just so excited to see how good my results have been in just 6 months. It was nice, because I was having a day where I was still feeling very fat. It helps to keep things in perspective sometimes.
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Hopefully my labs will be good, I did have a week there last month that I was bad at taking my vitamins, but for the most part have been very good. Just concerned because my surgeon does not check them very often. Any way, posted some pics from my vacation that I went on the week before my 6 month mark, so I will use those for my 6 month pics I guess. I might take another still shot where I took the first 2 but who knows.
Struggling some on September 30, 2010 9:31 am
Okay so I don't write here much, mainly because most days are great and I don't think about it, but right now I have stuff on my mind and feel like spewing, so here goes. I am just over 5 months out and as a whole I feel things are still going well. However, I feel as if I am on the edge of that reality and ready to topple into the abyss of massive suckage. I already know I can eat WAY more than most people at this point. I don't regularly measure, but I do watch what I eat. I eat protein first, avoid most carbs and dont' drink (except a couple sips) during or after meals for 30 minutes. I take my vitamins and get all my protein plus some. The problem is I am seeing myself recognize the problem and ignore it.... just like before. Why is it I can see this and still not do anything about it? I have always been my biggest enemy and obviously that didn't change with surgery. I am still losing at about 2 lbs a week, and I am happy with that. But I still have about 54 lbs to go, which at 2 lbs a week I will reach goal right about the time of my one year surgiversary. But I already know that stalls are inevitable, and if I continue down that unsteady path of eating too big of portions and not exercising, yeah I said it, not exercising, I know that a stall or two are in my future if not a total weight loss stoppage. So what is my point? None really, other than I think I needed to put it out there so I could read it to myself and maybe, just maybe it would help me to motivate myself to do better. I still want to know why sometimes I can eat as much as a cup of food and other times not even a full half cup. Consistency I thought maybe, but it doesn't seem that it matters. Its random. Maybe I will never know. But for today, I am eating a small premeasured lunch, and a couple of shakes, then for dinner something moderate and measured, maybe I can get back on track and help myself out a bit.
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My story starts about 5 years ago when I watched my best friend go through RNY surgery and have great success, fall in love on the OH boards and move away from me. At that time I was right under 100 lbs overweight and convinced I was just lazy and that if I wanted to I could lose it. Well over time not only did I try, but I failed and gained 50 more lbs or so. About 2 years ago, I started looking into procedures and surgeons for myself, only to find out my insurance would not cover it, so I kept researching and reading on the forums and crying inside because I waited too long because the previous insurance company we had would have paid for it. My dreams came true though a year and a half ago, I finally had an insurance plan that covered RNY , but wait.... they require a 12 month physician supervised diet with behavior modification and exercise plan. AND the kicker I had to do for a year and still FAIL... can it get anymore self-abusive?
Well, I jumped in with both feet, successfully losing 40 lbs in 3 months with weight watchers but was quickly told by my doctor that i was doing too good and would be denied if I didn't gain some weight back.... It was a very painful time for me, and easily I gained 40 lbs plus another 10 putting me at my top weight of 309. I did survive the year and after getting all my insurance ducks in a row was easily and very quickly approved, 4 days after my file was submitted by the surgeons office. within a month I was a post-op.
I had an easy recovery with virtually no problems. I felt very blessed. I was back to work after only 7 days off. Weight was coming off, I wasn't sick, I was able to tolerate most everything I was allowed to eat and I felt good about myself. I felt good because I had done something to make my life better. During the year of my pre-op diet, my ex died very suddenly and unexpectedly from a heart attack that no one saw coming. He was only 48 and the father of my only child. I was now the only parent and had lots to live for. I Had more incentive and push to do well with this surgery than I could have ever imagined. Today I am almost 5 months out, I have lost 87 lbs since the start of my liquid pre-op diet (2 weeks prior to surgery) and I feel amazing. I used to hide from cameras now I can't wait for people to bring out the camera :) Its such a change. I have gone from 51.1 BMI to 36.9 in 5 months. From a size 26-28 to an 18/20 or XL I have a long way to go, but I am learning how to make it happen.