I had my operation on 9/5/02. It has been 2 months and I have lost 40 pounds. I started at 213. I am loosing it slower than I expected but I feel great. Ok I think I finnaley figured out how to update and it has been a while. It has been 5 months since my surgery and I have lost 70 pounds. I am now 143 and a size 8. LIFE IS GREAT!!!!!........................................................................................................................Ok it has been 7 months now and the weight loss has really slowed down but I guess that is to be expected I am now 139 YEA the 30's, I am in some 8's and some 6's....................4/10/03 now 138 whoooo a whole pound this is really slowing down, still 20 pounds to goal. I thought if anyone reads this I should tell you a little about myself. I live in Chicago nice but I like the country. I am married to a wonderful man (SOMETIMES) LOL. We have 2 children a 6 year old daughter and a 2 year old son (both little blondes, like their daddy, mine comes from a box haha) I am lucky to be a stay at home mom, and my husband is a Teamster Local 786. I was never overweight till I had my daughter and gained 70 pounds. My doctor almost killed me. My son 4 years later weighed 10 pounds 7 pounds was his head. Now I was 213 ( I am only 5'). This has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself. Hope to post soon with some more pounds gone forever (yes gone forever because I have no intension on finding them again.) I would love to post a before and after pic if I only knew how............................4/23/03 ok now I am going between 135 and 137 AGGGGGG only 20 pounds to goal, I did get on a jacket the other day I have not worn since high school. I was between 110 and 120 in high school, its going to be nice to be there again I HOPE TO BE THERE AGAIN!!!!! I have allways worn my hair long, my husband likes long hair on woman, anyways I lost a lot of it since the surgery and it has finally stoped falling out so I decided just once I would cut it short to get it looking healthy again well I went TOOOOOOOO short. I hate it, I look like a boy. Oh well it will grow back..............5/13/03 Well I am now 133 and according to the doctor I have grown 1/2 an inch WHOOOO. So that would make me 5'1/2". The weight is comming off SOOOO slow but at least I am not gaining. I think the biggest concern I have is I seem to always want to lose more. I first gave myself a goal of 140 then 125, then 115 and now I seem to want to be a member of the century club wich I would have to be 113 to become one. I am going to try to get a tt next January when my husband is laid off for the winter. Food wise I can handle most everything. I cant eat pasta and I stay away from breads. I eat crackers once in a while along with sugar free cookies or candy around that time of the month. Well I hope next time I post I can say I am in the 120's...................6/20/03. I DID IT!!!!!!! 129 as of this morning and I still have my FRIEND so maybe 128 in a few days, keep your fingers crossed. Boy do I want a tummy tuck and breast lift, oh and inside of my thighs need some work too LOL. Well I have added a couple crbs into my eating. I love Ranch Wheat Thins so I eat a couple when I crave chips. I did eat a small ice cream cone the other day and when I was done I felt sooo guilty because I felt fine, but wouldnt you know 5 minutes later I was sick to my stomach. I was actually happy to know this surgery still works for me. Well I have to actually go try to order a bathing suit, dont know if I am ready for this, wish me luck. 16 pounds till goal YEAAAAAAAA!!!!!! 8/28/03 OMG is this weight comming off sloooow 124, only 5 pounds in 9 weeks AGGGGGG!!!!!! Well only 11 pounds till the century club. I think maybe I need to go back to the basics. I also have to see if our new insurance will cover a tummy tuck. Hubby is now a morgage broker, so that was a big change for us. I did buy a size 4 jeans the other day and they fit, so that was great. Well hope to update next time at 119, so that could be some time next year LOL. 11/2/03 Well it has been 2 months since my last post and I have only lost an extra 3 pounds, however I did join a gym and have been going almost every day. Ilift weight and the trainer said she would like to get me down to 107 and solid. LOL solid thats funny..... Anyways I feel really good, just hope I get to goal. So I am 121 now and hope to be 119 at least by the end of the month.
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Surgeon: Kenneth J. Printen M.D.
I loved my surgeon, he was very caring and very experienced, he was one of the doctors to invent the surgery. His staff was also great. He made me feel real comfortable right before surgery when I was getting real scared. I am really glad I chose him.
union 786 A conseco, Private health care systems
I have a real confussing insurance, my husband works for the union so there are a million names on my insurance card I still am not sure who actually pays the bill. They approved faster than I thought they would, i just got my bills today and they paid 90%.