I have been approved by my insurance. I have met with the surgeon (Jon Thompson) out of Nebraska University Medical Center. I'm in the process of taking all necessary tests, psychological exam, upper GI, etc, then if all goes well I will be getting my date within a week or so. I'm very excited.
Today is October 20, 1999
I have a date for surgery!! I go in on November 30th for pre-op testing, then I have surgery on December 1. I can't wait!! I'm a little nervous, but very excited also!
December 12, 1999
I had surgery on Dec 1... all went well. I have lost about 15 lbs so far.. It was all better than I thought it would be, so I was pleasantly surprised... The pain isn't all that bad, it's bearable... at least for me... I'm just glad it's done and over with, and I can start a new life!
December 27, 1999
All has been good... I have had no problems with food or anything.. which is very nice! I have lost 30 lbs so far!! I'm very happy about that!!!
February 20, 2000
Well everything is going good for me... I have moved to Washington state, so alot has been going on. I have lost a total of 60 lbs so far. I am very happy with that.. I have not been exercising which, as of tomorrow, is going to change. I went out today to buy a pair of tennis shoes to wear to the gym. So we'll see how that goes!!! I have gone from a size 24 (almost a 26) to a 20 (almost an 18)!! I'm thrilled! I can't wait to buy clothes!!! Well I guess that's about it for now!
March 29, 2000
Everything is still good... I am starting to snack more and that is not good!!! I can fit into some 14s and most 16s easily! I have lost 76 lbs!! I am currently at 187.
All is good... still snacking quite a bit, trying not too though. I am down to 179. I am still very glad to have had this surgery!!
May 8, 2000
Have lost a total of 88 lbs. I am about 5 months post op now. Things are going good for me... I'm still trying to exercise more. I am currently at 175 lbs.
May 25, 2000
I have lost a total of 93 lbs. I can't believe it... That's like a whole other person!! Ha Ha... Well feel great. Having trouble with snacking still... Hard habit to break... but trying... I am into a size 14 now and that's nice.
Well I have been working out for the last couple weeks and it has definetly helped! My weight loss has started up again, and that's always good! I am currently at 166. I have lost a total of 97 lbs. almost 100 lbs.. I can't believe that!!
July 25, 2000
The weight loss is slowing significantly, but that's okay seeing as I only have 25 more lbs to lose... I would be worried if I were losing faster than I am. I am currently down to 160. That's a total of 103 lbs!! Into a size 12. It's really wild!
Surgeon: Jon Thompson, M.D.
This is me in 1996. i weighed
This is me at 3 1/2 months. I
weigh 190 and am in a size 18!
My surgeon is Dr. Jon Thompson. He is out of Nebraska University Medical Center. I have only met him once at the consultation, but he seems very knowledgable. He answered all questions that I had and explained everything thoroughly. His nurses who I talk to everytime I call with a question are very good, and always answer my questions.
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I was initially denied, but sent an appeal letter and was then approved.