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I've been ill for a very long time. I live several hours away from Dr. Olsen, my last visit was in 2008 I did mention my gastric issues then, and they were dismissed. I just returned 2012, I've lost my job, my home and have been homeless for over 2 years. Dr Olsen was so cold to that fact and just said it's been hard for all of us. On a good note the dietician and group leader couldn't have been more compassionate and supportive. This has been the hardest think I've ever had to live through, or talk about. My regular doctor at home misdiagnosed me for 9 years. I was over medicated, over diagiagnosed, and lost everything because of it. I feel the compassion level is being lost as the amount of patients goes up. Am I wrong, or was it just a bad day for the both of us?
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I knew it was time when the scales hit 348 pounds. I could no longer see me feet, bend over to tie my shoes, I would tie them and then force them on my swollen feet. I could work my 8 hour day, then fall into bed to be ready for the next day. I could walk from the car to the store, but hiking was not something I could do. My back would ache on a daily basis. My BMI was 52, Super Morbidly Obese, I didn't know of such a term until then.
I have 3 collapsed disc in my lower back, and the pain was horrible. My back doctor (of 19 years ) wanted to do a fusion.....but I was determined to lose weight first. He tried to talk me out of the gastric bypass surgery and he believed my back and my pain level would not permit me to make it through the recover time.
I went to see him (just for fun) about a month ago, he didn't know me...... Now that was exciting!!! I had an old photo to show him, then he knew who I was. The man that treated me for 19 years didn't have a clue who I was, LIFE IS FUN AGAIN!!!!