Toby Broussard, M.D. I met Dr. Broussard at a seminar, I was going to have Dr. Walton who is at the same hospital (because my Angel Jane had him) but he was out of town for the seminar. So I really liked Dr. Broussard at the seminar so I decided to make an appointment with him. I got an appointment 3 days after the seminar. Now thats fast!! He is really so sweet, I knew that this was a special Bariatrics Hospital so this was his specialty. I believe that Dr. Broussard really cares about his patients and loves what he does. He was very informative and asked if I had any questions. He wanted me to have a safe surgery so I do need to lose 20 pounds to shrink my liver. I was very inpressed with that. I am self-pay and he could just do it fast and over with. The Hospital is wonderful, the staff is great..It is the only Bariatrics Hospital in the USA... Only Bariatrics Patient, everything at this Hospital is equipped for Overweight Patients...Very Very Impressive...
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Well yesterday was my 1 year anniversary for my WLS. I am so excited. My life has changed so much, I never believed that I could feel so good, this surgery is the best thing that I have ever done. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Broussard for giving me my life back. I have lost 120 pounds so far and alot of inches. I have not counted the inches but my clothes sizes has went down so much. I went from a size 5x or 30/32 and 58DD bra to a size 18 and 42B bra. I went from 350 to 230 pounds. I go to water areobics and do the FITLINXX machines at the YMCA. I do sometimes 16 machines and lift 20,000 to 30,000 pounds a day. My family was so surprised when I came down for Thanksgiving. I didn't get to take a one year picture update because I am still in Holland Missouri for the holidays.
I do have one surprise from my dentist Dr. Chastain. I finally got my teeth completely done. The last thing was my bottom parcials. When he finished he said I will be right back don't leave. He came back and gave be a beautiful card and a little box. I read the card and it was beautiful and then when I opened the box it had a gift certificiate in it for Glamor Shots for a complete makeover. I cried, it was something that I had always wanted. The nurses cried too. Then he gave me a big box that had a electric tooth brush in it. He said that he really enjoyed doing my teeth and that they were gonna miss me. It was really a great day and the most beautiful thing that anyone has ever done for me.
The WeightWise Bariatric Hospital where I had my surgery is having a Christmas Party, December 6th and I think that I will go to Glamor Shots that day and get my makeover for the party. I cannot wait to go and see everyone and also see my Angel Jane. Well I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and have a wonderful Christmas. HUGS Reba
As most of you know I got Porcelain Veneers, and a lot of teeth work done. I am very satisfied with the work that my Dentist Dr. Chastain done. He has been my Dentist for over 20 years and he is wonderful. Anyway I played a joke on him. It was suppose to be a joke played on Halloween, because that's when my appointment was, but the rest of my veneers did not come in so the joke was played today. With the nurses help it turned out great!!
The nurse went into his office and told him that I was crying and very upset with my new veneers, that they looked so bad and that I hated them and that I wanted them out NOW. I did not want them anymore. When he came in the room I had my hand over my mouth and acted very upset. He said I hear that you are upset with your teeth and I said yes, and he started talking and I took my hand off my mouth and grinned. He about died, everyone came in the room and started laughing. He was shaking so bad, he said he didn't know what to do. He said I can't believe you did this. He said he thought WOW what a way to start a week. Then I gave him these pillowcases that I made.....It said.... DR.CHASTAIN...GAVE ME MY SMILE BACK. He said your gonna make me cry. Anyway when all was over he said thanks Reba for making my day and making me smile today. Anyway here are the pictures that we took...... Just thought that I would share cause I thought it was so funny.
Hi Everyone, well thought that I would update a little. I am doing great. The weight loss is rather slow, I have lost 4 more pounds making me at a 108 pound weight loss. The inches I have not measured in awhile. I will do that soon. I am still going to the YMCA and doing my water Aerobics and loving it. I just posted some pics of my NEW PORCELAIN VENEERS.... I am really excited about my new smile by Dr. Chastain. He is the BEST!! Anyone out there want Veneers in Oklahoma just let me know and I will give you Dr. Chastain's number. He gave me my smile back. I will have the rest of my Porcelain Veneers and my bottom partials within 2 1/2 weeks. I cannot wait. Check out my Silly Pictures and before and after teeth pictures.
Great NEWS!! I bought me a new bike, to go bike riding. The first time that I got on it and rode (it's been like 30 years since I rode) the neighbors stood outside and applauded and were saying, "GO REBA" it was a big WOW moment for me. Life is so wonderful, everyday I cannot wait to get up in the morning and go exercise. Now that sounds so weird to type that, cause I always hated exercise. I did really that I was overdoing it a bit. I have been having alot of pain in my back, my trainer say I was suppose to do 3 sets of 8 to 12 exercises a day on each machine and I was doing 3 sets of 20 to 40 exercises per machine. So I was really hurting in my back. So I guess to much can be bad for you. So I have slowed down and now I am doing better. Well I will sign off until next time. Have a great week. HUGS Reba
First of all I'd like to say Happy 13th Birthday to my Special Godson Ryan. GODMOMMA REBA LOVES YOU RYAN!!
Well for the first time I think that I experienced a real bad pouch problem Wednesday Night 4 days ago. I really thought that I was gonna have to go to the ER. I had eaten a plum (way to fast I think) and I went to bed and I took a Lortab (pain Pill) and a Ranitidine (stomach Pill) because I was in pain from some dental work done that day. And I started hurting so bad, I knew it was stuck and My Mom called Jerry (my Brother He's a Minister) and told him to pray and Mom laid hands on me and prayed, (God bless praying Momma's) then she called Wanda my sister (she had the same surgery about 13 years ago) and she told me to sip some warm salt water, well I was in pain for about 2 hours and finally it left and I went to sleep. Now I know what everyone is talking about when they have this kind of pain. I really thought that I was dying.... so lesson learned... CHEW.....CHEW...CHEW...
Well I just updated some 10 months post-op pictures. I have lost 104 pounds and feels absolutely wonderful. My life is so different now. I never thought that I could feel so great. I feel that my weight loss has slowed down alot and I am at a very long plateau. So I have started drinking protein shakes, instead of eating and I believe that this is what I need. I have been doing my water aerobics three times a week and also working with my weight trainer Jason, I joined the FitLinxx interactive workout program and they train you how to use the proper techniques to lose in the areas they you need it most. I do that 5 days a week, and I know that it's hard to believe but I miss going on Saturday and Sundays. I do know that by doing my workouts that I am losing in inches rather than by pounds cause my clothes are getting baggy....
Another thing that I am very proud of right now is that I am getting alot of work done on my teeth, I started last month and I will be getting my lower partials for the bottom teeth. And I have two appointments this weeks to get an impression for my Porcelain Veneers, and to have some more fillings done. Dr. Chastain says that I should have it all done by Thanksgiving. I really hate my teeth so much and I cannot wait to have a pretty smile. My teeth are so small and I never like my teeth. Most of the time I will not smile when I take a picture, cause I hate my teeth. Maybe with my next update I will have a picture smiling. After all this is done next comes the Laser Surgery....lol....
I feel for the first time in my life I am doing something for me. I cannot wait to get a tummy tuck and the Boobs done.. But I guess I will have to wait another year for that. I really am not sagging like I thought that I would. I really think that the Water Aerobics, Toning tables and the FitLinxx workout system has really hepled me on that. So I do believe you guys that exercise does help alot.... Again I would like to say that I praise God everyday for a second chance at life, without him I know that none of this would have been possible. Until next time God Bless..
Hey, you Guys I am so excited right now. I have been really at a stall it seems for the last 6 weeks going up and down a few pounds. It's like taken me forever to get to the 100 pound mark. As of this morning I WEIGH 249. I have not weighed this in probably 25 years. So I guess you could say that I am having a WOW moment right now. I started yesterday drinking my protein shakes and now the scales started going down again. My BMI is 44.1 and that looks so good. For once in my life I feel normal again. I do things now that I have never done in years. Just buying clothes is so exciting. Going to a resturant and setting in a booth and actually fitting is like amazing to me. Can you believe I can cross my legs, just the little things that people take for granted is so exciting to me. I can paint my toe nails now. Getting up in the morning feels wonderful, I use to hate to get up in the morning. Life is so different now and I know that I am only half way right now. But when I lose the next 100 pounds, I can only imagine how wonderful it will feel. This surgery is the best thing that I could ever done for myself. I would do it again in a minute if I had too. I have been going to the dentist and doing complete work on my teeth. Having alot of work done and having lumaneers put on my teeth. My face has went down so much and now it's time to get my teeth fixed.... check out my century card!!