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Surgeon TestimonialTrace Curry**I made a trip to Cincy to meet my southern friends and also to catch Dr. Curry at a support meeting. I like him! He and his staff are all very knowledgable and personable. Dr. Curry shoots it straight from the hip, he knows what he does and doesn't pretend to know what he don't know, that's why he has a great office staff to accompany him in his practice. I can't wait to have my consult! Will write more after that. rn**ok I'm slow :) 11/15/04 - I had my second consult and consent signing at Dr. C's office. I feel so comfortable with Dr. C and feel extremely confident in him as a surgeon. He is very knowledgeable and loves what he is doing. He truly does care! My surgery date is 11/22/04rn**Dr. Curry's office staff are THE BEST! I have never met an Dr's office staff that make a people feel as welcome as they do. Every question is answered and with a smile. rn**There is NOTHING I do NOT like about Dr. C and his staff! rn**Dr Curry and his staff get a 10+ rating!rn
- Computers & Internet - I am glad I can help here on OH.com
- Fitness & Exercise - never thought I'd say I love it!
- Travel - where when and do I have to go home?
- Motorcycles - give me wind! single gal who loves to ride, LQQKin
- Dancing - Ü great exercise, dance like no one is watching
- Music - let's dance! RnR, Blues, Alternative, etc
- Tattoo - luv my ink, enjoy reading others bodys stories
- Harley Davidson - way of life.. goal to own my own
- Dating - different when thin.. I know he's out there though
- WLS Grads - 11/22/04!
Moma V.'s JourneyClick Here To View
Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
When things didn't go right, I ate, when I was stressed I ate, when I was unhappy I ate. I was on a constant diet, but when I failed, I ate more. Dieting only slowed down my weight gain to a minimal 10+lbs a year. No matter what I did, my weight kept climbing up.
Depression sux on February 20, 2013 4:47 pm
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I would have been here sooner, but I forgot my login info and I've been in such a fog, I didn't notice the send my info link.
Maybe I am just seeking some compassion and with that, I am hoping I can get back on track. I have gained 30 lbs in the past year! It's depression and lack of ambition or drive.
Anyways, here I am, life has changed so drastically for me in the past 2 years and I feel as if I am failing myself now.
My youngest son moved out, I knew the day was coming, but it was sooner than planned. I fought to keep my house for several months, but then relented as it was just too big of a house for me alone. I had been robbed and was living in fear of someone coming back in the house with me alone there. So I forfeited my home.
I moved around, 1st at my older sons' home, but that was not a good fit for me, his wife and I are too much alike and besides I did not like living in a 1 horse town, where the sidewalk is rolled up at dark.
So I moved again, with my Mother this time. Tried to repair our broken relationship, but that is never going to happen. I am the oldest of six and realize now, Mom has her favorites and it doesn't include me. A shame at my age to still feel rejection from my Mother of all persons. So I'm staying with Mom, she did everything possible to sabotage me and my eating habits, we fought often over food, her calling me picky, me calling her a carb-o-holic. Well then I dumped a bunch of $ into her home, because the place is falling apart, then she tells me it is being foreclosed on and I must move. So I found a place, mine all mine (small apt) but 8 months later she is still in the house, along with my youngest sister and her son.. now Mom wants me to help bail her out of foreclosure -- while I am filing bankruptcy on bills owed from repairing HER HOME! I give up in the part of my life - I swear I am not her daughter. How very sad.
So I get my own place again, freedom to come and go, eat what I can stomach. However I find cooking for 1 so very depressing, so I don't do that much, why when a bowl of oatmeal will do? So my diet has already been lacking for the past 9 months...
Then a tragedy hit my life, my youngest son was murdered on Sept 8, 2012. I am beside myself, lost hurt and so very sad. Family and friends say, anything you need you say.. but are staying it seems far away from me. That depresses me even more.
I have gained 30 lbs and I want it gone, I still don't eat much at 8 yrs and 3 months post-op, but I make bad choices, since I have zero schedule in my life right now, erratic would be a good way to describe my eating. I have not exercised in over a year.
But I started again on Monday, I don't care if all I do is walk up 9 flights of stairs and walk each floor of my building, it is better than NOT moving at all. Right? I walked 5 miles on Monday, couldn't move on Tuesday (haha) but got up and rode the recumbent bike this morning. I WILL be strong enough again to take my motorcycle on long trips this summer! I will!
So yep, I'm here for motivation and some compassion. Anyone else dealing with this depression at anywhere close to this level? My therapist is just not getting it, I am about to fire her and try another.
I would give . . . on October 18, 2010 10:20 am
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My entire fortune for a tummy tuck and brachioplasty, however I haven't any fortune to give away. I'm so very tired of buying pants 1-2 sizes bigger than I wear, to get the flab in. My back aches to put a bra on, partly because they are so ill-fitting and party because I have had back/hip problems for years.
However since I don't get rashes or infections in these area's, they are not medically neccessary. If I could get my Neurologist and PCP to document these issues, I might get insurance to cover it. Alas, though it will be when I am once again in a wheelchair, because I'm carrying excess still. Losing battle and hope.
I will be 6 years post-op on Nov 22, 2010. Damn I want to finish my journey! To feel better and not be so judgemental about how clothes fit me. I still feel like a fat hawg half the time. =(
Where did Summer go? on August 24, 2010 9:59 am
Wow has this year gone by quickly, most likely because I have been enjoying myself immensely. Going all the time on my motorcycle, I so love it, the freedom I feel when riding is uncomparable to anything else in this world for stress busting.
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Well not so lonely anymore - as they say, right under your nose sometimes. I've been dating Michael for about 6 weeks now, he could tell you exactly, he is one one of those.
I still have NOT got a handle on this hypoglycemia as the diet I try to stick to for my WLS and low-sugar diet are on far ends of the spectrum. I am gaining weight and I do not like it. Also I do not think my hernia repair was done correctly, I still cannot bend over, do crunches or any abdominal exercises without my stomach twisting and giving me hell.
Also my hands cramp up a lot. I see my Dr on Weds., I'm past due for blood work and now almost 6 years out from surgery. I heard that this is when defiencies start to show up from having the WLS.
I mostly feel well though, just some quirky things going on with my body ~sigh~ but then again I am 51 yrs old also. POOP! I am OLD! LOL
wow what a summer so far! on July 17, 2010 9:58 am
I have been going, going, going! April I rode my motorcycle down to Georgia, gone 4 days 15 minutes 1621 miles and I hung out with friends for 2 nights!
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May - all my life consists of is riding my motorcycle and going to PT for my shoulder, looks like I might need surgery on my rotater cuff come the end of the year.
June - felt lousy so I visited my Dr. Had the 3 hour sugar test and failed at it miserably, nearly dead Dr. said my sugar is so low - hypoglycemic. I now must visit a dietician, my WLS diet and the hypoglycemic diet are at total opposites the spectrum and I'm gaining weight like mad. Feel exhausted most the time.. but I still keep going
July - rode to Newburgh, NY with my riding club for our Summer Nationals, what a blast! another 1500+ miles on the bike, so far this season I've ridden over 6500 miles! WOOHOO!
Just gaining weight, waiting on dietician to set up appt. I can't do both these exact opposite diets :(
I'm almost miserable again, just lonely, lots of friends but no boyfriend.. suddenly I feel broken, like an unwanted broken. It's not true but my standards in men have went up and none seem to want anything more than sex.
well this is a crappy update, but it is an update. I did add a few photo's from my New York trip!
I haven't said this in over 5 years on January 22, 2010 3:50 pm
I have a surgery date, for hernia repair. I have been dealing with these aliens in my abdomen and tummy now for over 3 years, time to get them taken care of. I was trying to hold out and find that surgeon that would give me a TT also, but that's just not going to happen, unless it's medically neccessary, Cash pay is also not an option, for at least another year. Then maybe I'll put myself further in debt by about 10,000 for a TT and the girls.
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This should be an outpatient surgery, depends on how things go, but nothing ever is easy for me, so I probably will be there more than just a few hours. Dr. Amanda Mehaney in Oregon, Ohio will be doing the surgery.
Surgery date - March 1, 2010 hernia repair
PAT's Feb 17, 2010, wonder if I'll check out ok.
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I've always been overweight, from the get go, my Dr. told my mother when I was 5 weeks old, I was overweight, it's been uphill ever since.
I have tried every diet there was, well everything that is affordable. I was very active though, until I fell and dislocated my right hip, 6" and in turn injured my lower back. Well the Back DR. won't fix my back, until I lose weight, I haven't figured out how to loose weight from a sitting position, even with a very low calorie intake.
Weight Watchers at 12 yrs old. Eating like a mouse in high school, I actually tried starvation at one point. I thought I was so fat at graduation, I wish I was that weight again. I wouldn't complain. After graduation, I found a Dr. that prescribed, Black Beauty's *sigh* I gained weight! Later on in life, I was diagnosed as ADD, so that actually only addressed that but not my weight. I tried the grapefruit diet, yuck... but I had all the pucker I needed. Counting calories, measuring my portions. Slim Fast,Adkins, otc diet aids, all with little results, and soon as I didn't do them, the little I lost came back. Desperate to loose weight, after injuring my back, I decided to cut out ALL THE FAT from my diet. Don't NEVER do that! I lost 70lbs.. yay, but when my Dr. found out how I had did it, *I* got scolded. The result was I ended up doing harm to the natural insulin in my body. I went on his advice, to get at least 35 grams of fat a day, and the lbs. all came back, with some extra's lbs. I still to this day, can not tolerate fried, greasy foods from that. Makes me physically ill. I parboil, EVERYTHING! then rinse,cutting the extra fat wherever possible. Oh but I love my rabbit food. But still I remain MO. I eat when I'm depressed, then I cry cause I ate it.
I am on disability because of my health. Ohio Medicaid, I have been desperately seeking a Doctor in Ohio that will take this insurance and let me get the surgery. Since I've been reading here about WLS I have found a few doctors. Now I just need approval. Thankyou AMOS!
!!I want to live!!
I want to see my two handsome sons grow up, I want to be a grandmother one day,I think I have a lot of life left in me, if only I could find a way to truly enjoy it. That is not sitting in a chair, looking out the window. I want to be healthy again. My grandmother passed on at an early age, due to weight problems, my uncle did too, he was heavier than I am now, and younger. I think I'm pushing my luck at times. My uncle was buried in a casket the size of a refrigerator crate, and squished in it.
! I DO NOT WANT TO GO LIKE THAT !
After reading for a month or so on this web site, I finally decided to allow my profile to be public. Maybe if the world knows about this surgery, they will understand, this obesity,is a disease, not just an eating problem. MOST OF US have fought with our weights nearly our entire lives, tried it all, time and again. Did we really mean to get MO? I didn't plan it!
My life is my sons, I am a single mother of two of the most cutest and handsomest sons! There are so many things I like to do, but haven't "felt" like doing lately. I'm tired, my back hurts, I've got a headache, I have no energy. I'm too fat to go to the sports events and have comfortable seating. I love amusement parks, I live close to the world famous Cedar Point, but the last time I was there, 2 rides, with squishing, I almost didn't get to ride. I used to lovvvve playing hard, whatever it was, until I hurt my back, I played hard, now with years of weight problems, the two parts put together make it hard to enjoy life. Hard to get around. Hard to be a good parent too, when one's depressed about their health. I do so love them, and I am so glad they are MINE, they make me proud. One thing my sons have never done is pretend they are NOT related to me at school functions or out in public. They treat me with love and respect, and like a lady. They will grow up to be good men. I think one good thing my weight has taught my boys is to look past the cover of the book, and read whats inside.
The rest of my journey is achived, please feel free to read it.. going on my 2nd surgiversary now, 11/22 was my re-birthday!