I am 27 years old. I am married with a 4 year old son. I weight 325lbs. I am unhappy because I am Fat. My family loves me and supports me. I am so scared to have the surgery. I feel that I need it. I have tried so many times to lose weight and I just keep getting bigger. I have been fat my entire life. I need help.
Surgeon: John Alexander, M.D.
After consulting with Dr. Alexander my mind is made up. I need WLS surgery for my health and happiness. I have met several people after having the surgery who look great and feel great. I will surround myself with people who are positive and move forward. I am now waiting for insurance approval.
I was out of the office for a couple of weeks and happen to call my doctor's office to check in and they set my dat for July the 21st. I am so excited and scared. My Insurance sent a letter of critera to the doctors office and they accepted it because I met all the critera. In just a few short weeks my life will change forever.
I have been thinking about the surgrey every morning when I wake up. I started this whole process with a positive attitude and I am going to keep that attitude. I have been reading the website almost everyday. I may be thinking about it to much is what my husband says. I really don't see that I can't not think about it. I will say that it helps to come to this website for support.
As we move closer to the date. I sometimes wonder if this is the right thing to do. I take a risk everyday when I drive down the street. This surgery has the same risk. I am healthy. I want to live. However the quality of life I live at now is certainly lacking. I pray I am makeing the right choice.
I am very proud to say I am post-op. I have lost 35 lbs and I would do it again in a heart beat. I never felt any pain. I have the best doctor in the world.
Sorry to say I have been very busy. You can get that way after losing 75 lbs. It's been 5 months and I have lost a total of 75lbs. My life has changed for the better. I have a new outlook. If I can lose 75lbs more I will be 185. I would be very happy at that weight. The doctor says that I should be 139. I don't think so. We will see. I eat about 1000 to 1400 calories a day now. I started out eating only 300 to 500 after the first month. There are little things that will help me on my way. I eat much better now. The whole fast food thing used to be my life and now I eat salads from Wendy's, chick-fil-A and even McDonalds. It's not that I can't eat a hamburger. I just want to eat better. It may be a couple months before I update again.
I have lost a total of 115 lbs. I am doing great. I have been really busy at work and I have not been to see Dr. Alexander in a while. I have to be very careful what I eat now. I can eat more, but still not as much as before the surgery. I am wondering if I will lose any more weight at this point. I still need to lose a good 80 lbs to be happy. I know I can do it with this very useful tool. I will udate more later.
Dr. Alexander is confident with his abilities. After our consolation on March the 20th he has informed me that he has had O deaths and O serious complications out of something like 1,100 surgeries. I plan to be 1,101. The office seems like a little organization skills might help.
Blue Cross Blue Sheild, PPO