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Marek Lutrzykowski, M.D.
I met with Dr. Lutrzykowski on May 11th , 2007. He is very kind and caring. He seems genuinely interested in me as a person and how this surgery is going to affect my life. I was in tears just thinking about the changes that will happen because of him. I am very happy that I was told to look him up. Julie of course was fantastic...I hope he pays her well....tehee!!!!
Latest Surgery Support Comments
Hi my name is Sandra and I am 47 years old. I have already had my surgery but am just now getting around to updating my profile and info on OH. I thought it was time. I have been overweight pretty much since I was in my early teens. It may have only been 20lbs then but as each year went by and each child was born I got heavier and heavier. I had my first child when I was only 15 years old and I distinctly remember wearing a size 9 and thinking that I was fatter than any of my other friend. Before I was 22 I had three children and was raising them on my own. I turned to food to comfort myself in times of need. It was a very stressful time in my life. As the years went by I would put on 5-10lbs a year and before I knew it was was 228 lbs and my youngest of my five children ( three of whom are full grown adults now) was only 9 years old. I wanted so badly not to be the old fat mother. It was Christmas of 2005 when I was shopping with my daughter on Christmas Eve and I had the worst headache in the world. We went into Shoppers Drug Mart to shop and while I was there I decided to take my blood pressure. It was a whopping 155/95. It wasn't long after Christmas that I made an appt with my GP to get it checked out. I told him about my heart pounding and the shakes that I had. He took it again and it was 185/105. He immediately went into his office and brought out samples of bp pill and said take one right now. So not only was I 100lbs overweight now but I had high blood pressure. Ughh! Just over a year now I met a lady at my then place of employment. I had noticed her progressively losing weight and in a short period of time. I finally got up the nerve to ask her how she was doing it and she told me Duodenal Switch WLS. I was immediately intrigued and started asking questions. She gave me the OH website as well. It took me awhile to join here and I had joined some on yahoo first and I got scared. It was in March that I talked to her again with my concerns and she said that alot of what I was reading was a select few people and encouraged me to sign onto OH. So I did. Everyone answered my questions and were a great help. I went to see my PCP on April 20th, 2007 and he signed my letter right away and was completely supportive. I was so thrilled. After sending the paperwork off to OHIP that day I received my approval 11 days later. We were off to the races. My family and my husband were completely behind me although they were worried. It wasnt' long now! I am not going to be the fat mom anymore.