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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.
6 months til Christmas on June 25, 2005 12:00 am
June 25, 2005
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Holy Crap Batman - 6 months till Christmas, better start shopping!
7 months and 3 days post-op. Well weight loss has slowed, somewhat, I had a stall for a bit, but I've lost 5 lbs again in the last 2 weeks!!
Here is my 7 month post from the Ohio board.
I made it! Well to 7 months post op, today. Thank you Dr. Curry!
I still have a ways to go... but I am in a far better place than I was 7 months ago. Heck even 4 months ago for that matter.
I'm not going into specific's, I tell too much some times anyways.. :lol: Like the new brassiere thing I said to Laura a post or 2 back. well it's true! Dang these girls hurt to hold up anyways! There's really not all that much there till ya squoosh em up, roll em up and try to hold em in place. I no longer have the bra lines in my shoulder fat area to help hold em up, now it's just bone that these ovadahshoulderboulderholder rest on. I'm ready for a visit to the PS dr., but my PCP said nope not yet. Hmmpppt he's not carrying these things around! Anyways because of my back, the attempt of keeping them in place is painful. Maybe duct tape would be less painful!
I actually wear myself out these days too, I do not know how to sit down, unless they make me at work , Afterwork though, I'm on the constant go, that's why I don't post much at night. Even doing profiles takes longer, cause I'm up and down, outside/inside... real antsy. And I gotta exercise right? (I do, but not by any real traditional sense of the word) I stay "active" that word is easier to say than the "E" word.
Pulminologist on June 14, 2005 12:00 am
June 14, 2005
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Two posts in 1 week from me... my goodness... lol
I finally got to see my Pulminologist yesterday, now I've been seeing this Dr. for many years... as I was being taken to a room he was down the hall, looking at me... puzzled look on his face. Ok nurse weighed me and I told her "your scale is always off" and set it at where I was at home that morning... well she said, "it's only 3 lbs off", then I commented to her, "well at least it's down a little since I was here last time" she looked at my chart, turned and went "OMG WOW, I guess so!" She got me in the exam room and said, "ok, now how did you do it/" as she carries extra wt herself. I proudly said, "WLS!" she then said, "I didn't think that really worked?" Ok.....
Dr. got to my room and before he was all the way in the room he was " I am so proud of you!" I asked, where you scoping my chart before entering, he said, "well yes of course" then we chit-chatted about how things were going and I told him, " well I know I am way past due, I need a new sleep study as this c-pap is blowing me out of bed." I also told him I experimented and was sleeping better w/o it. So I'm waiting for that call.
Sleep Center Re-visited on June 13, 2005 12:00 am
June 13, 2005
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I went to my follow up appointment at the sleep center last night, *()_^*(& I still am on that stupid C-pap, lowered the setting from 16 to 12, Dr. told me if I stayed sleeping on my side it would be a 9. WTF? Doesn't everyone change positions at night? I didn't sleep hardly at all at the center, 1st the gal wanted to try me on a new mask, the daggon thing kept falling apart, like as soon as I was falling asleep. Finally after 2 times, the guy on the night shift changed masks again for me. Then when I fell asleep here he come again, said let me fix it, it's leaking a lot of air. Yanno all the lights, action, camera crap so I'm awake again. I fall asleep again, this time when I wake up, I have to go to the bathroom. Lights, camera, action again, yanno you just can't get up and go there, they have to come unplug you. Back to bed again, finally I slept for about 2 hours, but yanno, before I had my eyes open, I hear a voice asking, "are you ready to get up now?" I said, "I guess." ugh.
Now I have to wait for 2.5 hours until the Dr. get's there to review my sleep. I'm tired and grumpy and then hearing I still needed to keep the blasted thing.. I wasn't happy.. and I think the Dr is wrong. I have NOT slept well all week with the new setting. I've still had headaches all week, lack of sleep does that to me.
So it's a long week at work...
almost 7 months post-op on June 10, 2005 12:00 am
June 10, 2005
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12 days until my 7 month anniversary.. wow what changes have occured in that period of time. Would I do it again? HELL YES! My life has dramatically improved.
Well I've never been a regular poster in my profile, nor on the boards, so just slap me if you ever want to know how things are going.
I didn't think I had lost any real weight in the last 2 months, but my Dr. proved me wrong another -18 in the past 7 weeks. The above total was wrong, don't know who's scale I took that one, but anyways, my total is now -130 lbs from my highest weight, well as of a week ago anyways. I bought a scale finally, but promised myself I would not freak out if I jumped on it too often and only count what it said once a week. Fair I think, besides I'm not used to having it one... so it's not an issue. Now my 13 yr old is having issues with it, as is my mother. But it's on them, I can just encourage them to make better choices.
Ok, here's a couple of posts I made to the MB's and thought I'd add them to my profile, cause they're good!
Yep, already! Time is flying again, the 1st 3 months were rough going for me, but once I bounced up and was feeling better... all is good now. Probaby need to get my son to take yet another set of pic's for me! See if there's been any changes in those in the past month. ??? who knows.
What this 1st 6 months has meant to me.
A second chance at life. :-D
I can WALK again, w/o wheelchair asst. :bow: ( well that's IF I don't fall anymore :-o , like Sat, I was in the garage and managed to step on my sons skateboard and I went a flying, I'm bruised from ... well everywhere, from cheekbone to tailbone and all parts inbetween)
Fitting in ANY :cool: seat I want to sit in, theaters, restaurants, those flimsey plastic chairs.. Yanno though I still sit gingerly, like I'm testing the seats to see if it'll hold me. Just something it takes a while getting over, I guess. :chair:
I wear my 13 yr old out! :cool: He's ready to quit, long before I am when we are out, whether it be exercising, working around, about the house. Whatever, my energy is WAY HIGHER than his.
I can clean my house inside and out and still am ready for more. :cool:
I cannot sit still, I'm up, down, up down. (takes me forever to do profiles now...lol)
I can dance if I wanna, my kid thinks I'm crazy!
I've found many new "lumps" on my body (BONES) ;-) Shoot, some of them I didn't even know I had! :o) This tailbone one though, I hope it toughens up over time, cause it sure HURTS! and what is it? Yes I believe it is.. collarbones! :-o
I can REACH all necessary parts of my body and keep myself clean. :bath:The only area I cannot reach is about 2" between my fingers in the middle of my back, but that space is narrowing by the day.
My toes go to my nose again! I can also cross my legs and curl up in strange to me fashions when lying down.
There's plenty of room in the :bath: It's no longer an Aerobic workout, bathing and to shave my legs. However I do HAVE to sit to shave, or I cut them lumps (bones) .. ugh. Oh yeah in the shower, I can take one in record time, and then stand thinking.. was part did I miss? I can't be done so quickly. :LoL:
I breathe much easier no more huffin & puffin just to motivate this body from one room to the next. :cool:
I feel :sexy: when men give me a second look.. that makes me :-), just knowing I'm not grossing them out!
Running into people I haven't seen since last summer and them NOT knowing who I am! I don't think my looks have changed all that much, but apparently they have. :thumbsup:
Ok I know there's tons more reasons that I am so Thankful to God for bringing me to it and Dr. Curry for making it happen.
Oh yeah and if the ever reliable K-mart scale is on the $ (only place I've weighed on the SAME scale for a couple months now) says... are ya ready? - 104 lbs since surgery and - 135 lbs from my high weigh (about a year ago)
Is it me or ?
Lately it seems like a lot more fellows are looking at me. Which I really don't mind but it appears I've become more visable. Or am I more of a sideshow freak now with my saggy skin (half of which don't show in clothes) I've never considered myself attractive so this is definitely a boost for my self confidence. But then I thought....
Or is it me? I was at a baseball game last night, when it occured to me that I was getting more looks, but then I thought, are they really looking or am I walking with my shoulders up, my head UP and actually looking at life in the face, instead of avoiding peoples looks. Have they been looking all along and I just missed it? I do seem to remember me watching more WHERE I walked and at peoples legs more before, (I was always afraid of falling, so I watched where I stepped and could see people coming by their legs.. well anyways).
Now here again, another problem I have recently figured out. I don't know HOW to SMILE anymore. This is a vanity thing for me, see I wear dentures and those suckers ARE TOO BIG also (waiting on insurance to approve new toothers now too)
Yeah ya loose weight there also.
That when I do open my mouth even a tad... them suckers fall out, like I have extra long teeth or sumtin.. I mean it hurts to eat even, insurance needs to hurry up! OK now that y'all are laughing at me, stop and tell me how to get over this vanity problem. I was NEVER vain but this teeth issue is .. omg Can I not smile, talk, leave my home until I get my new ones? It's really even hard for me to show up at work at this time. My goodness how embarrassing!
Gosh I kinda feel like a freak just posting this, don't look behind my computer now...
And there's another.. but it's in my email at work, will add it laters!