July 28th, 2005...sometime in the early A.M.
I am married to the BEST HUSBAND EVER!!!!!! And our daughter is just as fabulous. I have been overweight now for more than 10 years, and it is just awful. My hubby loves me regardless, but I would love to be that trimmed down woman he fell in love with, and most importantly, be healthy enough to be her to watch our child grow up. My grandmother was 5 feet tall and weighed almost 400 pounds and she died of a massive stroke at the age of 67.
I am now at 280 pounds. I am 5 foot 7. I have trouble falling asleep, and when I do get to sleep, I am awakened by the feeling of choking and panic.
My blood pressure is steady rising, along with my pulse. I cannot bend over to pick anything up, I have massive lower back problems. Urinary incontinence....sigh...I almost am to the point of not fitting behind the wheel of our car to drive. I can't see my feet due to my stomach being in the way....if I were pregnant than it would be great....but I am not. I am waiting for that question....when is your baby due? I actually went to a birthday party for one of our daughters little friends....and of course, they were "perfect stepford wives"....hehehehehehe, anyway, they actually had the nerve to appologize to me for being overweight!!!!!!! They were all size 8 and smaller, not that I have a problem with that at all, but they were on Atkins to lose more weight!!!!! WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I sincereley feel, that when I have this procedure done, it will be the best thing I have ever done for myself as a person. For my health, my marriage and my child. In that order too.
I have a couple of friends that have had this surgery done. They look fabulous and say they would do it all over again....I have read and read and searched and researched again and again on this procedure. I actually made an reservation for myself and husband to attend a seminar last year, and did not go....didn't feel right for some reason. But we have our seats at the seminar in August....and I wish it were tomorrow!!!!!!
I have read and read over this website and feel so close to all of you.....just because of our weight I suppose. In a weird way, it is nice to know there are others out there, wanting, contemplating or getting it done soon. And the ones who have had it done...YEAH FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am 100% supportive of each and every one of you!!!!!!!!!
I hope to update this very very soon with news of an upcoming consultation with the Doc and then news of testing. Wish me luck!!
August 10th 2005...
We are moving back to Cali....the Sac area, so now I need to start all over again....sigh....Oh well. It is for the best for my family.
I am going to be on the site to find docs and hospitals and other folks who have had surgery to see who is recomended and so on....wish me luck!!!!!!!!
Happy Labor Day!!
I now have California Medi-Cal....does anyone know if they cover this surgery????????
Have planned to talk with the doc....trying to figure a few things out and see who will accept the Medi-Cal. It seems as though the doc does accept it. I will then sign the form for my medical records from Vegas sent to him. I am too excited and cannot wait....though I am a bit apprehensive because I ahve never been in the hospital besides from the kids...no being put "under" or anything of the sort...so I am somewhat scared....but all the same, it is for the best for ME and my HEALTH and for my family, so I can be with them in later years.
Hi again! Found a doc, seems like a very compitent caring person. He has a great reputation and his patients are quite pleased with him, and his office accepts my insurance!!
Spoke with my friend in Las Vegas last night, because I needed that support from someone who has had the surgery. She made me feel so much better and even offered to come up here for my surgery! She is the sweetest woman. I would never ask her to do that, but just knowing she would is so wonderful. I am getting anxious and really want all of this to go smoothly and after 2 years of waiting and wondering and contemplating, I AM SO READY!!
Hope all of you are well.
Well, went to the PCP today, and she sent said she would get me started on the testing that I need, but wants me to visit with her dietician again. No problem. Then she said.....ok, now we need to talk, UHHHOOHHHH.....you need to have an emergancy biopsy for Uterine Cancer......oalrighty then. Good gracious...then I said some choice words to myself...so off to tell the hubby. Things will be fine. I will be fine. My sister said I am too damned mean to die. LMAO....oh I needed to hear that. I am thinking positively and I know i will be ok. Just wanted to share a bit.
January 2, 06
Happy New Year!!
I go in for a hysterectomy on the 17th my hubbys birthday. I have another seminar to attend on the 11th. I am excited!! I have been to so many seminars only to find out the docs no longer accept Medi-Cal. Very disapointing. But thankfully Drs Coates and Courin are accepting this. So...now I am going back to my PCP and getting her to refer me and redo my chest xrays and psych eval.....I would rather it be CURRENT so I have no more obsticals. I need to do this surgery, I cannot walk a block without almost falling out. My family needs me and I need to be healthy.
Arts - I am a huge fan of the arts.....love most of it
Pets - pound puppy named Buttercup
Museums & Art Galleries - Love museums and galleries
Parenting - I ahve 4 of them....so I must love it!!
Movies - Gosh too many to list....
Music - All....classical, opera, R & B, country, pop, top 10
Radio & Television - Love NBC and CBS...FX and USA....cant find a good radio station yet...
Tattoo - I have one of my hubbys name....getting a Celtic Knot and 2 more for the kids.
Nintendo Gamecube - Play with the kids....hooked on Crash Bandicoot
E-Bay - I sell clothes and such, trying to pass the time
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Surgeon: Patrick Coates, M.D.
Here I am!
California Medi-Cal, ?