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Mark R. Gibbs
My first impression of Dr. Gibbs and his staff was WOW! They are so detailed about everything.I was looking for a Doc that provided a structured aftercare program as well as an experienced surgeon.His seminar was very laid back but professional and also informative. He answered all my questions with ease and confidence. rn Dr. Gibbs was exactly what I was looking for and I am looking foreward to a long and successful journey with him and his staff.
Latest Surgery Support Comments
My story is pretty much like evryone elses. I have pretty much most of my life been a little bit over weight. As I got older, my parents told me it would be harder to loose, look at your brother ( he is older than me) it is hard for him to loose now. I stayed on a diet from the time I was 20 till now. I weighed around 135 before my 1st pregnancy and 199 at delivery time. Whoooa! I did not loose all of it and 4 yrs later I was pregnant again. After that pregnancy I did not loose all my weight. i struggled thru my late twenties and knew at 30 it would be harder to loose. At 31, my Mother, and best friend, fell gravely ill and had to have a liver transplant. I spent 3 months day & night at the hospital. I showered, ate and slept there. Finally the hospital furnished us with an apartment on the hospital campus as Momma was recovering. Over the next 12 years, I spent many days in and out of the hospital with her. The pounds just kept comming. She went thru Breast Cancer and several surgeries. I always was there with her and never regretted it. During this time, i would gain a lb here and there. Over the next several years, I lost my Grandmother several Aunts & Uncles and a couple of our best friends. I was in a very serious wreck on the freeway and was layed up for 3 months, just eating and sleeping. That put the lbs on. 2 months later I lost my best buddy, my Daddy. I fell into a depression even further. Momma, helped my all she could to be strong and positive but I had just lost my hero in life. Needless to say 18 months later I lost my Momma and I just felt like an orphan. I burried my Momma and come home and got my friend Jackie out of Hospice and brought her home with me until she died. I just could not seem to snap out of it, I did not realize how depressed I was until I looked in the mirror one day and seen ths itty-bitty head on this big round body! I had promised my Momma that I would quit smoking and so I decided to pick myself up out of this depression and change my lifestyle starting with the cigarettes! That was a couple of years & 40 lbs ago but I don't miss the cigarettes! After exhausting all my options, my husband & I decided that I had to have the surgery. The other aLlternative is early death.
Here I am along with everyone else, trying to find my way and make a better and healthier life for me and my family. Today I thank God for bringing me thru all the death and sickness in my life. I trust that he will give me strength when I am weak and guide me in the way I need to go. For without God, I am no one! My life has been blessed with many things but the greatest is my seal of salvation!