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Eugene W. Rumsey M.D.
He was nice. We had our screaming children with us during the consultation and he was very patient and kind with them. Our baby was just learning to walk and falling all over his office. He didn't seem to mind. He had a sense of humor and was very confident. When I left he told me he'd see me in surgery!
Shelly J.'s Journey
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I have been overweight most of my life (I'm now 30 years old) I was fortunate enough to have two years in my high school era where I actually obtained thinness. The difference of my quality of life then and now are gravely different. I would exercise at least 3 - 4 times a week when I was thin. Now it's hard just to get myself off the couch to do laundry or other household chores. Also, now being heavy I won't go to any public function that requires a bathing suit. I don't enjoy the same sports and activities I did when I was thin. I am so self conscious that everytime I leave my house to go somewhere I look at myself in the mirror and wonder who will see me and will they think I'm fat. Whenever I meet someone for the first time I always wonder to myself...
Latest Surgery Support Comments
Hi, My name is Shelly Jackson and I had gastric bypass 8 years ago. When I had the surgery my second child was just one year old. I weighed 269 pounds and was miserable. I have always been heavy and had a problem with my weight. I'm just one of those people who can't eat what others can and not gain weight. Even though I had periods of normal weight, I was usually on the chubby side. After having children I gained so much weight I just couldn't take it off. I could not walk up a flight of stairs without being out of breath for a few minutes. I couldn't sit on the floor to play with my kids or lean over the bathtub to give them a bath. I rarely went outside to play with my kids, and I was embarassed to go to water parks or the beach. I was so self conscious that everywhere I went the first thing I would think is how fat do I look to everyone else. Having the gastric bypass changed my life. I became myself again. I am and energetic, fun, loving and happy person. I can do anything physically that I want to do and I don't hurt anymore. Best of all, I feel good about myself around others and that shows. Although I have to really work to continue my weight loss journey, I'm grateful for such a wonderful head start.