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I am celebrating my one year surgiversary today!! So, updating my surgeons information just seemed appropriate. rnrnThey say if you give a 100% surgeon approval rating that it seems suspicious. \"THEY\" apparently haven't had the pleasure of dealing with Dr. Freeman! I most definitely had a 100% awesome experience pre-op, post-op and over the course of the past year.rnrnBumps in the road should be expected with WLS. Strictures happen. Ulcer's can happen. Bowel issues can also happen. I have had a couple of incidences and even though they were not pleasant, Dr. Freeman treated me with the utmost respect and patience. Some issues can be quite scary. I won't lie, I was very scared at one point when I strictured and had complications, but Dr. Freeman and his PA Tim basically spoiled me rotten with such amazing care! Tim did not leave my side until I was all tucked in and being monitored in the ICU. On top of that, Dr. Freeman had to go to Birmingham to attend a dear friends funeral. And get this, he came BACK to the ICU to check on me on his return to Anniston! He is so compassionate. So caring, and the love of his job exudes from him. I can say the same about Tim, Joyce, Ann, Beverly and everyone that works with Dr. Freeman. rnrnI will be forever grateful to all of them. I have a new found love for living my life, and would never have had the courage to go through with my RNY had it not been for finding this group!rnrnSo for all of those reading this that finds a 100% approval rating for their surgeon suspicious...Dr. Freeman is that exception!
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I can't believe it's taken me this long to figure out how to do this! As my daughter would say...Mom, you're such a dork! Yes my dear...yes I am!!
My story goes something like this. I was never overweight as a child or teenager. I was extremely athletic, and even did some minor body building in college. I was a swimmer, a lifeguard, an avid softball player and any other sport the guys would allow me to join them in. I still live and breathe sports to this day, I just have to watch instead of play. Hopefully that will be remedied here in about a year. Somebody's going DOWN on the softball field! ;)
Move forward a few years to the childbearing years. With our first daughter I gained almost 80 pounds. The day after she was born, I was almost 40 pounds lighter. So yeah, had a few issues with the pregnancy, but thankfully she was in great health and has been an amazing child/young adult and makes her mama and daddy very proud.
Michael and I (hubby) lived in Lawton, Oklahoma since he was stationed at Ft. Sill. The beginning of my overeating habits started here. I was such a mama's girl and lived at home until the day I married. I don't recommend that for anyone! Hence the reason my Mattie is now living away in her own place. As bad as it kills me, it is something I feel passionate about. Who knew letting go would be as heart wrenching as it is though? I began gaining weight after she was born, and ate out of boredom, loneliness, happiness, sadness...you get the idea.
Fast forward to 2004. One of my best friends decided she would have WLS, and so she did. Watching her succeed just made me ache for it as well. Forward to 2006...our oldest had surgery in January of 2006 and she too has been quite successful. She came into the world a big baby, and she continued to stay that way! So, to make a long story short...I FINALLY HAD IT TOO! August 6, 2007. My very happy rebirfday! :p
So...until I can make this make more sense, I'll end it. I knew I was a talker but MERCY!! ;)
Hugs to all! Best of luck on our journeys!