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Stephen G. Boyce
Dr. Boyce is an awesome doctor! The staff is friendly and helpful. I have no complaints about Dr. Boyce, as-far-as what I like least about him. Our office is big on aftercare and we belong in a \"club\" where we are offered a nutritionist, excercise physiologist and 24 on call nursing. I was well informed of risks in a 4 hour class where we could ask questions freely. There, we were again coached on nutrition, excercise and other aspects of the surgery and what to expect afterwards. We were given a manual to refer to when we had questions. Dr. Boyce's surgical competence is excellent. I was able to bend over the day after surgery and walk without real discomfort. Pain meds were not necessary upon returning home from the hospital. I atribute this to his procedures and gentleness during the surgery. I rate Dr. Boyce at the highest rating possible and all of my friends, that had surgery with him, do as well.
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
It started when I was seven years old...I was different. I was always the fattest, last chosen to play but first to be scorned or laughed at. I hated being so very different. My clothes were different and never looked current like the other kids did. I was almost always on a diet. My Mom was very supportive and tried to make meals intersting as possible. I weighed 200 pounds by eighth grade. High school was ok but I never was asked on a date, to a dance or the prom. Same in college, never asked out...just study dates. Always a new diet or trial medicine. I was always ashamed...or different. It didn't seem to matter that I had a kind loving heart, I just never was comfortable being morbidly obese. If just one more doctor told me I was overweight, I think...
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I guess I should write something in my profile about me...I have been overweight since I was 7 years old. My tonsils were taken out and I started gaining weight. My first major diet was in 5th grade. By 8th grade, I was 200 pounds and in Weight Watchers. In high school, I was always the fattest and last picked for anything. I never dated or attended a dance or prom. I have numerous dear friends that I maintain friendships with to date and for that I'm grateful. In college, I never dated but continued to grow. I took diet pills, exercised and went on every crazy diet I heard about. I rejoined Weight Watchers many times and over and over, I lost weight and then regained and added a few more pounds. Atkins was a successful diet for me too. I always did well, I never maintained. I am a special education teacher and my students are the most fragile in the county. They have many medical and physical needs and 3 have private duty nurses. They are my joy! My kids are so sweet and trusting. I have taught in the same classroom for 20 years now. I met my husband there 13 years ago. When I married him, I yearned for a "normal" life...you know, kids, family vacations....it was not to be. I developed diabetes when I was 38, 5 years after we were married. A doctor told me I could not have kids, I was too fat and I was diabetic. I found a new doctor. He tried to help but everything failed. I had a botched surgery where a mistake was made and a hole was cut in my bladder. This was not discovered for days. By then, I was so sick, renal failure, toxic and almost dead. Long story short, I survived but my uterus did not. I had to have a compete hysterectomy within the year. I hit an all time high weight of 304 not long after. I joined the gym and worked out. I lost down to 278. A year ago, in 2008, I had finally had enough. I attended a weight loss seminar with my best friend. She had the Realize band and I had RNY. It saved my life. I had cirrhosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, bad knees and back etc...I am so happy now. I have lost 108 pounds as of 04-05-10. I feel wonderful. I weigh 170 and haven't been this "thin" since 7th grade. I would repeat this surgery over and over to feel like this. I am so grateful every day for this wonderful tool.