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James K. Weber M.D.
Dr.Weber is the most compassionate doctor I have ever met. After my first appt. I felt so secure in knowing he had my best interest in mind. He takes the time to talk to you and answer you questions, He talks to you as a human being and treats you with utmost respect and caring. As my surgery date got closer, I only got more and more confident. I had 200% trust in Dr. Weber. I believe that many doctors could learn a thing or 2 from Dr. W. The staff is wonderful and caring. rnrnIf you plan on going through Dr.W know that your journey begins after the first appt. That is when you start excersing, preparing for your suregery. It doesnt begin the day of your surgery. he is very strict about his patients getting moving and the right road before surgery, which may turn some ppl off. But if you think about it, why does he do it? Because he cares about your success. I wouldnt of had it any other way. rnrnAftercare with Dr. W is huge. He remains in very close contact with his patients. Not only does he see you regularly after surgery, he is always available by phone or e-mail and unlike other doctors he really does get back to you in a timley manner. He really does genuinley care about his patients. In fact he will be the first to tell you to send him a Christmas card or drop by the office and. Keep in touch! rnrnHe has been doing these surgeries since the 70's. He is very very good at what he does, Very efficient. He talks you thru everything that you are/will be experiencing and you can call if you ever have any questions. He has also written a book and as you progress towards your surgery he gives you chapters to read, chalk full of help information.rnrnI would rate Dr. Weber on a scale of 1-10 a 10+++. You just cant ask for a better Surgeon and not only that he's not just your surgeon he's your friend. He's an all around awesome Dr. I recommend him 100%.
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My story huh, wow. Kk I'll start from the beginning. I was born at 10 lbs 9 oz. By the time I started walking I had thinned out quite a bit and then starting gaining weight from about age 4. By the time I was in kindergarten I was 95-100 lbs. I continued to gain throughout my elementary school years and over the summer of going from, 5th grade to 6th grade I slimmed down quite a bit again. I was about 175 lbs. in 6th grade and about 5 foot 8 inches tall. Over the next 2 years of middle school I got 2 inches taller and maintained the same weight. So by the time I was in 8th grade I was 175 lbs. and 5 foot 10 inches tall. I was comfy there. I went into HS not doing to bad until I hit 16 and got pregnant with my daughter. I gained 45 lbs with that pregnancy and I never lost it. 2 years later I was pregnant again and gained 65 lbs. ontop of the 40 I hadnt lost from the last pregnancy and then I was a stay at home mom. I gained and gained till I was up to 285 lbs. I yo-yo'd for years and when I turned 26 I was back down to 216 lbs. I was ok there. Im tall and larger boned so I carried my weight fairly well and was in a 16 jean. Then I had my L5 & S1 disc in my back herniate into my spinal cord causing sever pain and numbing of my legs. I had immediate back surgery and from there I gained and gained. I was imobile for so long. When I finally started motating, I got steroid shots in my back every 3-4 months so the pain wasnt that bad, but by that time I was loving my food. We would have big BBQ's in the back yard, going to the drive-in sitting in the back of our truck and eat pizza, chips, pop corn ect. You know how it is. I ballooned. I remember going to the doctors office and seeing the scale tetter at 348 lbs. ... 2 more pounds and thats it I dont register on teh scales anymore so I avoided the doctors office and didnt have a scale at home so if ya dont see it, it must not be there right!? I was feeling sick alot and had decided to persue having the RNY surgery. When I went to my pre-op visit I was 386 lbs. I cried. From the day I left that appointment and new I was getting my surgery I was on a mission. ( I gave up on trying to get approved through insurance and paid cash, thanks to my 2 wonderful supportive parents who helped save my life.) When I went to my docs it was Nov. and my surgery was set for Feb 09,2007. I went on a less then 10 grams of fat a day diet till surgery and worked out daily and by the time surgery came I was down to 345 lbs. needless to say a few days before surgery I went to dinner 2 nights in a row lol and had aged prime rib and seafood and retained alot of fluid. So on my surgery day I was actually 358.8 lbs. I was in the hospital for 4 days and when I left I was the same weight. Kinda odd lol. But when I came home in the next 4 weeks I dropped down to 318 lbs. 40 pounds down!!!! omg I was floored. So now Im 5 weeks out and have been stalled for 1 week but I hear thats normal and am reading alot of material learning how to best utilize my tool. I am learning alot and when I find something benificial I will post it for all of you to read. ( Thank you to Jimmers for giving me "Eating for the new you", to read * hugz)
Well thats my story and Im sticken to it!!! :P Below are some pics of me before surgery. Its amazing what a few years can do. I had gained I think a total of around 175 lbs. in a lil over 3 years. Its sad. But Im on my way back now :) Wish me luck!
After I started gaining weight below.
Me now, on my journey back to health.