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Brian Gluck, D.O.
Dr. Gluck was very informative and gave me alot of hope when other places I contacted told me I had to gain more before I would be able to have surgery. I really thought his staff was great and so helpfull every time I call to ask questions. He's very strict about what you can and can't do and you need to be able to follow his program exactly. I have such hopes for surgery now that I have had my first visit with him.
Dr. Gluck was wonderful and the most dedicated surgeon I have ever had. and I have had many. He did a wonderful job and even called me at the hotel to see how I was doing on Saturday, when I have an appointment on Monday. In my book he's a 10 +++
Latest Surgery Support Comments
I wasn't the tipically overweight child all my life, I was always thin. When I graduatd from high school I only weighed 102 pounds. I gained a little after giving birth to each of my 2 children, but it was always below 125 until my thyroid went crazy and they had to remove the right side. I seemed to gain weight every year and just couldn't seem to keep it off. Every diet I went on I would lose and then gain it all back plus more. In 2000 I went with my sister Jan to Barix to see about gastric surgery. I was told I wasn't enough overweight to have it and I would have to gain more. Every year for the past seven I have checked to see if I weighed enough now as I keep gaining, but NO not enough. I kept getting fatter and more depressed. I had alot of female problems, surgery for gurd, and my knees were killing me when I went up or down the stairs. Then my ankles started giving out on me when I walked, I'd almost fall down as I never knew when they would give out. I was so depressed last year that I couldn't even go to the basement sewing room and quilt, something I love to do. I only went out of the house on Fridays to do the grocery shopping, and once in a while to visit my sister or my mom. I didn't feel like I had anyone to talk to as my sister's husband is retired and always at home with her and my Mom is not the kind of person I could ever talk to about anything. Whatever I do she say's it stupid, why did you do that??? My husband is very supportive, but was working 11/12 hours a day 6/7 days a week. besides men don't understand why your depressed or why you don't go anywhere as I'm home all day and I could go any time I wanted to. I just couldn't make myself do anything. I'd quickly go thru the house before he came home and then start supper, which he would eat after his shower, then it was a little news, sports, and off to bed so he could get up at 1:00 a.m. and do it all over again. I understand why he's working so hard this year so he can retire in July of 2008 with a nice nest egg. but I told him I was practicing to be a widow as I didn't really see much of him. Anyway, enough of my boaring life. In April while surfing the web I came across the Life Without Limits web page for WLS and e-mailed them and told them of some of my problems, weight and so forth. They called about an hour later and let me cry my eyes out when they told me that with all the problems and my BMI of 38.1 that I could qualify for surgery. She couldn't fit me in for all my appointments for the May seminar, so I had to wait for the June 7 one. I saw Dr. Gluck, the Nutritionist and had my physc evaluation all that day. I had to get all done as it is about a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive for me. I then had to have an upper GI about 2 weeks later. Then it took forever to get me schedualed for an EDG, not until Sept. 7th. Finally on October 3rd. they called to tell me I have a date. It's not until February 11, 2008. I had a stress test this past Monday and I'm set to go. I have to go to see Dr. Gluck on January 24th and see the nutritionist. I start my two week fast on Jan. 28th. and then back to get my bloodwork on Feb 1st. Lots of driving in the winter which I'm not looking forward to (I hate driving in snow), but it will all be worth it in the end. Up-date--- I called the Hospital and got them to change my bloodwork for the same day as the Dr. and Nutritionist. Thank God I don't have to make another trip until the day before my surgery.