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Michael Jay Nusbaum
Dr. Nusbaum is a wonderfull Dr...When I first met him i was amazed to see how a young Dr. can accomplish so much and change the lives of so many people. I felt very comfortable around him and the day of my surgery he was right there when I woke up to explain how everything went. My mother and best friend were also very pleased to see how he updated them after surgery and gave them a picture my new band.
Latest Surgery Support Comments
Hi I am a Mother of 2 wonderful boys ,who has been battling weight all her life. For the past two years I have gained over 50lbs which has brought my weight to 232lbs. I have decided to take an important step and change my life for my children and my health.
On Jan.17,2006 I took my first big step and met with Dr. Nusbaum he was very nice and He told me everything about the lap band surgery the positive and the negatives. He made me feel very comfortable and explained in detail what to expect. I was very happy when he told me i would be a great candate for the lap band. On
Feb. 8,2006 I have begun my second step to having my surgery due to the fact i have aetna ppo they are very hard on approvels you need to have good records of your weight history in which i didn't have. I have begun a 3 step process in order to get my approvel, by participating in a weight mangement program at the Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center for the next 3 months. 1st i met with a Nutritionist who i see every 3 weeks she was very nice and very helpfull. Then I met with A highly trained exercise physiologists who came up with a personalized exercise program for me in which i do 3x a week she also was very nice and understanding. Finally i met with a Psychologists who i see 2x a month she also was very nice and i look fowarded to our visits.
Now March still working hard on getting my approvel and have actually lost 8lbs doing so... (very intense exercise program)...but hope to come back soon and have great news on my approvel.
Now April, it's been hard to keep up with this program but doing great. This week was very hard for me both my kids got sick plus I work nights so going to the gym and staying up with sick kids im about to pass out, but this is very important to me. Ill keep updating.
Hey, everybody its now July 7 and I recieved the phone call that will change my life I GOT APPROVED TODAY!!!!
My surgery date is Jul 18, next tuesday i can't believe it. I went and did all my pre-admission test done on Saturday, I still feel like I am dreaming but thanks god its finally going to happen...Well I'll write back after my surgery to up date everyone on how it went.
Hey, everyone I had my surgery on July 18, 2006. I left for the hospital at 5 am and was ready for surgery by 8 am. Everyone there at the hospital were wonderful very helpful, When I woke up I felt like I was having a heart attact all that gas went into my chest and left shoulder. What I wanted to do is get up and walk but they don't let me, they hooked me up to the morphin pump thats when I began to feel better. Well I also found out I had a hernia in my stomach the dr had to remove it first then place the band. The pain is tough but not like giving birth. Well I'll update soon and THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.
July 25, 2006 Today I went to my first post op appointment I was so happy to get on the scale and see im down 14lbs in one week. I returned to work today because i was feeling much better and couldn't take being home in bed. I'll be back nexted week to see how much more I loose.
Aug 1, 2006 Down 19lbs so HAPPY, but so hungrey i can't wait for my first fill its for Aug 18
Aug 17, 2006 Tomorrow I'm going for my first fill...I hope everything goes well. I hope I begin to feel restriction...I'll update tomorrow. Aug 18, 2006 Today at 7am I got my first fill of 2.5cc it was simple and easy.
Aug 22, 2006 Im down 22lbs I feel great !!!!!! lot's of energy and my clothes are begining to fit bigger it feels great Esteban Guitar
Sept 29, 2006 It's been a while since I updated my profile well...things have been ok im down 27lbs and feel ok...I went today for another fill because i was not feeling any restriction at all he put 1cc now im up to 3cc since .5 disappeared...I really hope I lose more then 5lbs I hope to be down 50lbs by Dec. but if not whatever is better then before..wish me luck!!!!
Dec 20, 2006 It's been a while since I posted well everything has been going well not as quick as I expected but I have lost a total of 32lbs and feel great about it...I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years....Also to all my fellow losers my we reach our goals...God Bless everyone...: )
FEB 1, 2007, WELL IT'S BEEN A WHILE BUT IM SO HAPPY IM FINALLY OUT OF THE 2'S( I KNOW IM CORNEY...LOL) THAT WAS MY GOAL TO BE OUT OF THE TWO'S BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY AND DID IT IM AT 196.6 LBS..... BUT THE WEIGHT WAS COMING OFF SO SLOW I WAS FEELING AS IF I MADE THE WRONG CHOICE BUT I THEN REALIZED IT WAS MY FAULT I HAD BEEN REALLY LAZY....BUT NOW I WORK OUT 6 DAYS A WEEK AND FEEL GREAT I EVEN FIT INTO SOME WORK PAINTS I HAD BOUGHT LAST YEAR THAT WENT UP MID-THEIGH BUT TODAY IT FIT AND REALLY NICE I MIGHT ADD...LOL WELL JUST WANTED TO UPDATE TAKE CARE EVERYONE....: )
Feb 12, 2007, Well still working out 6 days a week...every morning i wake up at 5:30 and walk on the mill for 30 mins. After work a group of friends come over and we do "Turbo Jam" for 45 mins all I can say is this is the best workout videos to do it's fun and you do see results I recommend them....down 2 more lbs so now im 194.5lbs so im happy with that.
FEB. 16, 2006, TODAY I WENT FOR MY THIRD FILL I FELT I NEEDED A LITTLE MORE RESTRICTION...DR AGREED...LET'S SEE HOW MUCH WEIGHT I LOSE NOW....WISH ME LUCK
FEB 23, 2006, TODAY IM SO HAPPY... I GOT ON THE SCALE AND IT SAID 190.4LBS I THINK I FOUND MY SWEET SPOT WITH THIS FILL I HOPE TO BE IN THE 80'S THIS WEEKEND....BRINGS MY TOTAL LOST 42LBS I THINK THAT IS PRETTY GOOD...
MARCH 15, 2007, JUST WANTED TO UPDATE IM IN THE 80'S.....187LBS SO HAPPY HOPING TO BE IN THE 70'S BY THE END OF THE MONTH WISH ME LUCK!!!! : )
APRIL 29,2007, IT'S BEEN A WHILE AND IM HAPPY TO REPORT IM DOWN TO 178LBS HOPE THINGS KEEP UP THE WAY THEY ARE GOING SO I CAN REACH MY GOAL BY SUMMER... OF 150LBS
MAY 23, 2007, HI ALL JUSTED WANTED TO UPDATE IM AT 170LBS WORKING OUT 6 DAYS A WEEK BUT I FEEL GREAT ....I POSTED SOME NEW PICS FEEL FREE TO COMMENT...LOL LOTS OF LUCK TO EVERYONE
July 19, 2007....WOW!!!!!!! IT'S BEEN A YEAR I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW TIME FLYS BY