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John L. Coon (COE)
Dr. Coon has been wonderful. He answered all of my questions and we, together, decided that bypass was better for me than a lapband. rnrnDr. Coon's staff is friendly and knowledgeable. rnrnI attended nutrition class and nursing education class as well as support group on the same day, which works out well. Dr. Coon attended the support group meeting in person, so people were able to ask HIM questions as well. rnrnOverall, I would rate Dr. Coon 10/10.
Latest Surgery Support Comments
I have been overweight (obese) since I was a child. I lost some weight in high school and was about 150 lbs in my last year of high school and thought I was HUGE. Now I realize that 150 lbs is a healthy weight for me. It took me 12 years to put on this weight, and I have struggled to take it off again. But each diet I went on would cause me to lose weight then gain it all back and more until I finally reached my breaking point this past January.
My family has been supportive but others, including my boyfriend, have not been. I have had to explain to many people that I am not looking for a cheap out, that I am looking for a tool to help me lose weight. I am fully aware that this will be hard work for me. I am making drastic changes to my life and lifestyle. I am so sick of hearing people tell me that they knew someone who had similar surgery and that person is miserable or gained all the weight back. The results are individualized, and MY results will be complete success.
I encouraged my sister and my mother to look into surgery as well. My sister has a consultation with the Bariatric Surgeon in two weeks. My mother is a little more hesitant, which I can understand. But my sister and I are young and want to get healthy before it is too late.
I am excited, nervous, and happy all at the same time. I look forward to the challenge of losing the weight and keeping it off. It will be hard work, but anything worth having is difficult to attain.