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Steven C. Poplawski, M.D., F.A.C.S.
* Dr. Pop, Elizabeth Lorge, well just everyone that I met at the Barix Clinic was extremely nice. rnrn* Dr. Pop proved to be very informative rnHe is very straight forward and he said we must not forget how we got obese in the first place and we need to think about this alot after surgery, so we don't sabatoge ourselves and put the weight back on. WLS is only a tool and not a magic fix. It requires much work after the surgery to make the tool work for you. rnrn* My mom and friend were very impressed with him too. rnrn** Once I get my approval, I feel I will be in very good hands............ rnrnThe other thing that was very nice..and I appreciated was he was concerned that we keep our relationships on the good road. ...... he told me to tell my husband two things every week after my surgery :love: \"I love him and that I'm not going anywhere\" and \"I am not seeing anyone\" He says men do not like to talk about this with their wifes and have fears of this happening as their wifes get more :sexy: beautiful. rnrn* Dr. Pop actually reminds me of a Dr. Phil. He has a very similar personality. Straight and too the point - no beating around the bush. He's great!!!! rnrn* The Barix clinic is the place to be, they specialize is WLS and make you feel very good. The other thing I really like, is they will always be there for us for support even after surgery.rnrn* The clinic was very clean, and very room for people of our size... They understand the beauty from within and do everything to make us feel welcome and not embarrassed from being overweight.rnrnOverall I rate this place a 10 out 10 and I am looking forward to having surgery as I know I will be in good hands.
Latest Surgery Support Comments
Well I have some news to share with you………..I want to tell everyone myself about my upcoming journey to a new life. I am a wee bit nervous but mostly excited.
I have basically kept it to myself for quite sometime now but NOT ANYMORE!
It took me about two years to make a decision, research etc. I have confided in a few in people earlier this year because I didn’t know if OHIP would accept my application. They have accepted it now!
This is quite personal, however I feel I can mention it now and I’m proud of my decision. I am going to have weight loss surgery (WLS).
I have honestly tried way to many times on my own to lose weight over the years and keep yo-yoing and gaining more and more weight. I have put on way to much since we got married, like 125 lbs.
I was always really worried about how others feel, about what they would think of me if I had WLS. Then I came to realize it is only my thoughts that matter.
I thought I was taking the easy way, but trust me this is not the easy way out. This will only give me a tool to work and there’s a lot of hard work ahead of me – but I am confident I will succeed.
I have belonged to an Ontario support group and these people are all post-op and pre-op. I have learned much from them and they are there for me. I went to a Christmas Gala in Toronto last Friday to meet everyone. I met one of the ladies in Parry Sound during the summer.
Again, it was a hard decision but I finally made it and now it’s coming true. I didn’t even mention it to John, my hubby, until earlier in July. Like I said I thought about it for quite sometime and did research way before talking to him. He’s being very supportive. John is a wonderful supportive husband and I’m thankful to have him. Feel free to check out the websites to learn more about WLS my surgeon’s webpage: http://www.obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity/bariatric+surgeon+profile+Steven+Poplawski+crf.html The hospital: http://www.barixclinics.com/
My support Group: www.obesityhelp.com/forums/ON/posts.html
My family doctor is very proud of me, for thinking of me now rather than later when my joints wear out and fully supportive.
I choose to have it done in the states where they specialize in this type of surgery. To wait to have it in Ontario would be 4-5 years and they do not do it on a regular basis like Barix Clinic. This is all they do there.
My mom and my best friend went with me in August for a consultation with the surgeon as per my request, so they can understand everything too.
I am basically healthy, my blood pressure is just starting to rise, but my knees really are grinding and my ankles and back are really bothering me from the excess weight.Heck I want to live healthier and I’m on my way to it. I hope to have your support too.
OH MY - I just found out November 21, my pre-op date is Dec 6 and John and I will be leaving on Dec 5. My Surgery date is Dec 11. I have to go for a two week check up after surgery and then I will most likely be back at home during the first week of January.
This is such a nice Christmas present to me. I’m thinking of me. I will be having RNY Laparoscopic WLS surgery at Barix Clinic (Location: Bariatric Specialists of Michigan 135 S. Prospect, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 1-800-282-0066 - Dr. Poplawski. . I will be in hospital for 3 days and then recovering at my mom’s in Amherstburg; Barb Houle’s in Amherstburg.
Feel free to phone or email me; I will have my laptop during my recovery. It will be hard to keep me away from the computer world unless I’m resting, reading and most likely playing BINGO or Literai.
Take care and keep smiling!
So wish me luck and I’ll see or talk to you in the New Year when I have joined the Loser’s bench and my journey in my new life takes off. P.S. I have a fellow support member, Melissa Warner, who helped me with my WLS journey; she is going to be my angel... She’s going to contact me after surgery and then relay a message to everyone on how I’m doing after the surgery. Take Care…….