I was always happy with the way I look. What made decide to have this surgery is I had TOO MANY illnesses to be sssssssooooooo young. I was told by many of doctor's that the only way the problem would get better is if I lose weight. I tired many different diets THAT DIDN'T WORK and I was only getting bigger. I started to take notice about my weight and me being sick all the time is what made me unhappy about being big. So I decided to do some research on the surgery and found it to be in my best interest to have it done.I'm not gonna lie, seeing myself slim would be pretty cool too. *lol*
Aug.22, 2002 ~
I went to see Dr.Goodman for the first time today. I felt like the class clown. Before he saw everybody alone, he saw a group
of us and I think I asked every question in the book, even some out of the book.I was the ONLY one asking questions. He was really busy that day, but he made time to see everyone. Which I think is a cool thing about him. He made me feel comfortable and I well informed. I'm happy I chose him. I had my nutritionist visit the same day, but I would've had to wait until the middle of Oct. to see the psychiatrist. So, Dr.G gave me the number to go somewhere else and they were booked until the middle of Sept. So, they gave me the number to another psychiatrist. My appointment is Aug.28.
Aug. 28, 2002 ~
I passed the evaluation. So all I need now is a date for my pre-op test and my surgery date.
Sept. 14 ~
I have my dates! Pre-op testing is Oct. 15 and my surgery date is Oct.22. That was fast. I'm not complaining at all.My sister is having everything done the same day as me so I'm happy about that. The fact that i don't have to do it alone is a good feeling. I'm very happy about it and can't wait to be on the other side. POST OP HERE I COME!
I went to take my pre-op test yestderday and all is good. They gave me a booklet fill with information and a WILL. Yes a WILL!
I can't lie, that shook me up a bit. I'm not too worried about it anymore, it just threw me off for a minute. Well next tuesday is my day. I'm not too worried about it. I'm ready! I'm ready!
I'm sure all will go well. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOU SWEET WORDS!
See you guys in the funny pages. Bye
Hello everyone! I'm doing okay. I have my days though. I;m tired alot,but I try not to stay in the bed as much. I had no complication with the surgery. I was only there for 3days and 2nights. How cool is that? I couldn't wait to go home anyway though. On the day of surgery I was pretty much out of it. All I wanted was to get into my mother's bed. *lol*
I was so far gone that I thought I could get up and walk there.
The day after the surgery I had to take all those test, you know where they have to check to see if the pouch was leaking and it wasn't so they took the tubes out. After that I was able to walk around by myself! I didn't have no kind of help at all. 10/24 I was able to go home! My first night was not good. I couldn't get comfortable at all, but day by day I'm getting better. I don't know how much I weigh yet, they wanted to weigh me, but i chose not to because I don't want to go crazy over this whole thing. My sister didn't get her's done with me. Her blood work wasn't good so she'll have it done on Nov.13.2002. I go to see the surgon on 10/31 so I let you guys now how everything went then. Take care all and god bless.
Hey everyone! I'm doing much much better. I thought the holidays were gonna be a pain since I couldn't eat like I use to, but I don't miss the things I use too eat at all. I'm not getting as much protein as I should and I'm trying to change that as much as possible. My sister is doing really well. Her recovery time lasted along time, but she's cool now. I'm done with school for the semester, which I didn't think would happen. After having the surgery, getting back into the swing of things with school was a little hard, but somehow I managed. That determination for ya! I'm still suffering with my DUB. I'm hoping that will go away when I drop 100+ pounds. Well, I have an appointment 1/2/03 with DR.G and I will update everyone on how much I lost total so far. Take care everyone. GOD BLESS AND HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR! ~smooches~
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
Well, I went to see Dr. Goodman on thursday all is well I weighed in at 271.4 and today I went to see my medical doctor and today I weigh 268. I'm very happy about that. I still refuse to buy a scale. It's not because i'm cheap or anything, but like i said on earlier post, I don't want to go crazy with this whole thing. I know me! I would be on that scale everyday just to see if i'm still losing.I starting to be on point with my protein. I drink the shakes like every morning and today I went GNC and got me some liqued protein. Take care everyone Smooches
It's been a while, I know. Well I've been really busy with school. GOD! I'll be happy when I'm done next year. *lol* I now weigh in at 250! I'm losing really really slow, but who cares?!?!? As long as i'm losing! I can't complain about that. I feel like i'm the gastric bypass spokes person because it seems like everyone who wants this surgery, comes to me to find out information about it. It's cool though. I don't mind helping anyone if I can. So, Please keep the questions coming! Well,I have to go for now and I'll promise to do updates sooner. I just don't want to bore those who reads my profile. I'm not an interesting person. I don't have alot to say at times. *lol* I have new email address MKennedy1980@aol.com. TAKE CARE EVERYONE! I LOVE YOU ALL! God bless. SmoocheS
~ June 1st.2003~
Hello everyones! Well, I'm platuing now. I'm somewhere between 250 - 240lbs now. College is still stressing me out! *lol*
I have this new found energy now. I always wanted to walk and just be on the move. I'm in search of trying to find a gym mebership that's not too expensive. I'm on a "college student budget" which means BROKE! *hee hee*. My weight loss in real noticeable. I'm getting the stares and glears now from poeple who knew me in my 300 plus pounds days. I'm hoping to have new pictures of me put up soon. I'll update when I get out of this slump. Take care everyone! SmoocheS
~June 29, 2003~
Hello! I'm still stuck at the same weight. It's been that way for about a month now. I went to see Dr.Goodman this week and he told me it's normal and not to worry. Hey, it's better than nothing! My hair DID NOT FALL OUT! I'm sssssssoooooooooo happy about that. I didn't do anything different from what I've been doing. Anyhoo I'm happy. I'll update when theres something to update about. LOL Have fun all and live life!
Hey world! Nothing new is happening right now, just finishing up with school for the semester, and my dad is getting married aug. 30 and yes i'm a bridesmaid with one of the ugliest dreses. I loss 5pounds since my last update. I'm glad that I got the scale to move again, BUT at the same time I feel like a BIG FAT LOSER! I promised myself I wouldn't get caught up in anyone's elses weight loss, but I can't help it. The reason why i'm not losing fast like i should be is because I still suffer from D.U.B and take birth control pills for it which messes around with my hormones (spelling not too sure about that)amd throwing them out of whack. Hopefull that will change soon. I feel really hopeless at the moment. Well enough of these feeling sorry for myself! I'll update you guys and gals when things start looking up for me.
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE OUT THERE! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
HELLO ALL! I WASN'T ABLE TO UPDATE BECausE MY COMPUTER WAS BROKE AND I HAD TO GET A NEW ONE. SONCE I'M A COLLEGE STUDENT THAT MEANT IT TOOK A WHILE. A LONG WHILE. I DO NOT KNOW HOW MUCH I LOSS BECAUSE I HAVEN'T BEEN NEAR A SCALE IN A LONG TIME. WHEN I FOND OUT I'LL LET YOU KNOW
Hey! Hey! Hey!
It's been a year! A YEAR! And I'm still a loser! *lol* I haven't loss the 100lbs like most do in their first year. My sister is fine, she passed me in the weight loss process. She lost almost 100lbs. Nov. 13 will be a year for her. *claps for my sister*. While I feel bad about myself, I am sssssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooo happy for her! SHE LOOKS WONDERFUL! I'll be taking a test to see what's going on with my weight loss Nov.11 and I can't wait! I joke about being a total "LOSER". When I start to feel really bad I just think "AT LEAST I LOSS SOMETHING". Not as much as I would like to, but hey I just have to roll with the punches. I'm slowly, but surely learning to. Even though the weight hasn't moved much, I guess I'm lossing inches because my clothes are damn near falling off!
Well after I find out my results from the test, you guys will know what's up too!
Take care Smooches all!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL!!!!!!!!!!
well I'm still a loser! I have lost any weight since I last updated! My pouch is fine. still small, but the weight don't want to come off!!!!! next month I will be looking into joining a gym. Oct.2004 will be my 2 year mark! I'm starting to feel like I had this surgery for nothing. Of anyone have any tips please email me. GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL! ENJOY!
Jan. 7, 2004
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Still not losing anything. Started heavy on the protien again and considering a gym. I fell and look like i've lost MORE weight, but the scale says other wise. I guess This may be it for me. Like always i will keep you guys updated on this LOSER (not the good kind of loser) lol
I'm losing. Slowly! I go back to see Dr. G 2/25 so he'll let me know what's up. My birthday is coming up. 2/19 to be exact! I cut me hair short. I like it alot! Everyone else does also. Maybe MORE than me! But it's growing back so fast that I really didn't have a chance to sport the short hair for a while. LOL I'll update after my appointment. Take Care
May 5, 2004
It's been a while. I still haven't been to see DR.G yet. I'm in the process of getting a new primary care doctor because my other one left with out notice! That set me back alot. So now it's just a waiting process. I'll update when I get a doctor.
May 13, 2004
Hey hey hey! What's happening? lol
Well I finally found a doctor and he seem alright, I don't know yet It's only been a week so, time will tell. I'm still waiting to see doctor goodman because he no longer works in the bronx and his work information hasn't been updated and I have to wait until his office does that. After that there will nothing stopping me from getting my check up. Well I lost 5 pounds in a week. I'm very happy about that! I thought I was done since the scale hasn't moved in a while so this 5 pounds feel like 100 pounds right now! lol
My sister is doing fine. She looks so skinny to me, butshe doesn't think so. She's smaller than me and that's good because when my weight start going down, I can where her clothes an I won't have to shop! I have a plan for everything. lol
School is hard! I'm in my last semester and in august I will have my BBA in Business Management. I have plans to go back for my masters. Next year though! I want to rest a while.
Take care all, SmoocheS! ~Markie
I just wanted to give a quick update on me. I'm having some stomach issues at the moment. Everytime I eat or drink ANYTHING my upper tummy swells up like balloon. I swear after I drink water it looks like I became 3 months pregnant. I haven't the slightest idea on what's going on with the whole tummy thing. I'm still working on trying to see Doctor Goodman, but my dang insurance company is taking way too long to update his information. I think I have to bite the bullet and figure out a way to get up the money and pay the office visit to see him.
Take Care ALL! Markie!
I have some happy, happy, joy, joy news... for those who care I CAN FIT INTO OLD NAVY JEANS!!! a Regular size 20! Not WOMANS SIZE 20, but REGULAR! Old Navy now sell plus size starting from size 16-26, but im happy about the 20 regular.
Still waiting to see Dr. Goodman for a follow up appointment.
HAPPY HOLIDAY PEOPLE! I found a surgeon, FINALLY! My first appointment with him is Jan.15,2005. I going through the "I don't feel like I'm losing weight" phase still. And of course everybody, BUT me sees it.
Smooches to you ALL! Markie
Hello to pre/post ops everywhere. Well I finally seen my NEW surgeon and he seems pretty cool. I expained to him my situation about the very slow weightloss and he scheduled another Upper and Lower GI Series. I had one a year ago and my tummy was still small. Not stretched out or anything, but I have to take another one just to be on the safe side. I DID ACTUALLY GO BACK TO LOSING WEIGHT!!!! (YAAAAAAAAAYYYY ME! lol) It's very slow though, but I'm losing. Tomorrow will make it 2 years and 3 months for me and still didn't make it to goal weight yet. You try just to let thing happen at their own pace, but I can't help, but to look at everyone else around me and get envious of how fast other's are dropping their weight. I don't allow myself to get to far gone about though. It'll happen for me to just with more work and more time than most people. My sister and friend looks great! Their weight came off like a cheap suit just made in someone livingroom.*lol*. It's almost about that time for them to start looking into some reconstructive surgery. I really want to join a gym, but they cost a arm and a leg. I just can't afford to. I walk and jog around where I live and even climb the stairs from time to time. Those are my "bootleg" gym sessions. My graduation is in june and I'm trying to loose some more before then. ***IF ANYONE WHO IS READING THIS HAS ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO SPEED UP WEIGHTLOSS PLEASE EMAIL ME ON WHAT TO DO***
After my test I will update again to let everyone know what's going on. When I find you out ... you all will find out! Me and the surgoen was also in talks about doing a revision. He told me when my results come back and my tummy is stretched, he wants to do a D.Switch. I was told that surgery procedure was VERY RISKY, so that's more research I have to do. Take care all.
Smooches to you all, Markie
Hello all. I went and had my upper GI test today and I am sad to report ... my pouch is stretched! I have been eating more, but havent been gaining weight (thank god). I guess this means my "window of opportunity" is closed??? I have a follow up appointment with my surgeon March 5th 2005 so I guess we'll talk about my options IF I have any at all. It's been a roller coaster ride for me and I had fun all the way. I'll update after that appointment. Take care all and god bless.
IT'S BEEN A LONG LONG TIME SINCE I UPDATED MY PROFILE (iKNOW), BUT MY OLD COMPUTER WAS DESTROYED AND I JUST GOT A NEW ONE. I WILL BE BACK LATER TO UDATE YOU ON WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON WITH ME. THANKS FOR STILL VISITING MY PROFILE. LOVE YOU ALL Markie
Hello all! HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Okay this is not an exact update yet. Weight loss is going fine. I am losing. But Tomorrow I will be able to update my profile and lrt everyone know how the process is going for me. Tomorrow I will be back to update. Take care Love, MARKIE
I know tomorrow turned into 9 days. *lol* I caught the flu so the computer was the last thing on my mind. I just read where I left off. So my March 2005 appointment. The doc told me that my pouch was not really that stretched out. He also said it's still rather small for me to be going on my third year, ;-). At that point I found out that I DID LOSE weight! I swear I was jumping up and down *lol*. At that point he wanted me to lose a couple of more pounds so that we can get started on the reconstructive phase. Iwas cool with that. I need my tummy and boobs done ASAP! I read how much problems this extra skin gives people, BUT dang it's really difficult. My clothes hang funny, I get open sores on my pouch, and Im in constant pain. Now after that March appointment I was suppose to go back in 3 months, but never did. I had so many issues this summer that I put that on hold. Next thing you know more time went on before I made another appointment for the surgeon. In the middle of all that I went to my medical doctor's appointment and found out I'M AT MY SURGEON'S GOAL WEIGHT! YUP! That gave me the motivation to get into the swing of things. I have an appointment Jan. 21, 2006. I can't wait to see what happens. Take care all. Markie
Okay my appointment to see my surgeon was pushed back to Feb. 18,2006. The day before my birthday so hopefully i can get some good news for my birthday. I finally jumped on the scale and found out that I lost 10 more pounds! You know I'm pleased as punch. I had a hard time breaking my weight stand still (which I had for like 2 years) and now the weight is just coming off. I'm loving it. I'm able to finally put a 1 in front of my weight now. I have to take a recent picture of myself because I just don't look the same. Well, as soon as I get some news I will update and inform all y'all! lol
Take care all!
Hello Pre & Post Ops
I have nothing to really update about. Just wanted to say HELLO to those who come to my profile to check for updates and others who just stumbles across my profile. I can not wait to see what to see what my surgeon has to say about my weight loss. Im really looking forward to hear what he has to say. Im actually ready to go back under the knife! Well, I gotta go!
Smooches all, Markie!
Okay here's the thing. My medical doctor gave me the wrong paper. So now That I got that corrected, I have to wait until my med. doctor's office get authorization number and they have to set up the appointment so now I don't know when I'm going to see Dr.M. I will keep you all posted. Oh' and lost another like 4 pounds.
I finally went to the surgeon and I have to say I was NOT PLEASED! I was sent back to Monti and I saw a lady surgoen there and was not that good to me. HER NAME IS Dr.PRATIBHA VEMULAPALI. She didn't check me out, wouldn't give me any medication, and when it came time to talk about a plastic surgeon she just wrote a name and a number on a paper and handed it to me then sent me on my way. I was upset and of course tried to correct the situation, but she brushed me off. So, now I have to find a plastic surgeon myself and I'm also looking into getting a new bariatric surgeon also. Plaese pray for me, Love you all Markie!
Hello to all! Sorry I haven't updated in exactly a month. lol
I was waiting for an appointment with my medical doctor so she can get started on my process of looking for a plastic surgeon. I'm still gonna look for a new bariatric surgeon too because i just was not feeling that other on i saw a month ago. I had hammertoe surgery on thursday(may 18,2006) so i'm trying to recover from that. The pain from this is MORE than I expected it to be. Both of my feet need the surgery done, but I just got the left one done that day and have to schedule for the right one to get done. That's what's been up with me lately. Just recovering from one surgery to get ready for another in about 2 weeks. I will update again soon.
Love you all < Markie>
May 31, 2006
Tomorrow is my appointment with my medical doctor. I'm happy because that means I get to finally ask her to put in my request for a plastic surgeon because lords knows I need to see one ASAP! I look kinda crazy in my clothes now. At first I was able to just to on a little gurdle or some spanx and go. But now, those don't even help anymore. I look lumpy. In my clothes I look like a sack of potatoes, lol. I was talking to one my friends(she's post-op)and she was telling me that she had to see a new surgoen. She was complaining about her work ethic is not too good and she is too busy to even take on new patients. Come to find out.... it was DR. PRATIBHA VEMULAPALI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now you know we had a ball exchanging stories about her. She's just not that caring to me. She does not care about nothing, but getting you out as soon as possible. Well, I don't want to bad mouth her too bad because some people have SOME good things to say about her. Anyway back to still ugly skin of mine. I get open sores, ichy welts, and read ichy blots. I don't know what to use so if anyone who reads my profile have any tips for some relief from this ichy skin thing please email me any and all suggestions you may have. Thank you in advance to all who may reply. Well i just felt like letting my OB family know what's new with me. I will update tomorrow after my appointment tomorrow.
Love you all, Markie
Hello all! Just a quick update for today. I went to my doctor and everything is fine. I haven't lost or gained any weight so I guess that's a cool thing. I plan on seeing another bari. surgeon June 13. My doctor and I discuss that it would better for the surgeon to resuest that I see a plastic surgeon instead of my medical doctor. She feels it may hold more merit. lol.
Anyhoo I hope everyone is well pre/post ops! Take care
Love you all, Markie
Aug. 5, 2006
Okay It has to be said... CARNIE WILSON WHAT HAPPENED?!?!?
In no way am I trying to be harsh, but she will be on that weightloss show in VH1. I mean Carnie was the reason I even gave this surgery a serious thought at all. I mean "YES" I was overweight. "YES" I had health issues. "YES" I was on my way to not being mobile at all, BUT! After reading about her whole story over and over again, made me realize this is something I NEED to do in order to get healthy. And seeing that hey, this works. I mean now it just a reminder that ... See, what happens when you don't keep up the healthy lifestyle I guess. Like some other's i'm sure will also watch just too what happened? and How well she does throughout the season? I'm rooting for her. I know she will be back on track. I supported her before and will now!
Later all, Markie
I went to see my new bari. surgeon on Tuesday(8/22/06). I was schedule to see Dr. Delany, but being that the bari. clinic was crowed I had to see another surgeon. I have to take some test to check for ulcers and such. Sept. 19 is when I go for my endoscopy. After that I will go back to my bari. clinic. If things are fine then I can go on to see a plastic surgeon.
Bye for now all, Markie
Hey! Hey! Hey!
How's everyone?? Great I'm hoping. Well, my endoscopy will be performed on sept.29,2006. And on sept.24,2006 I have to take an upper GI exam. Skin looks really bad now. I look kinda ackward in my clothes now. Just rolls of skin everywhere. My boobs are totally deflatted. My boobs look bad no matter what kind of bra I put on. Just a little update to let y'all know what's going on.
Bye All, Markie
Hey! Hey! Hey!
I hoe everyone is well. My exams came back fine. There's no problems to report, which is good. I have to take a another test for abdomn and pelvis area to check for hernias, but that won't be until December of this year. Im having surgery on my right foot in a couple of weeks. I will be laid up for about a month or so. I guess it's time to for me and my surgeon to discuss "reconstructive surgery". Lord knows I need it. Im preparing myself for a big fight with my insurance company. I hear about everyone else struggle with them so im preparing myself for the BS that I will go through. I have no other choice, but to fight with my insurance because I can't in any way pay out of pocket for it. I don't know... maybe someone over there will have some pitty for what I'm going through as far as body image and the rashes, sores, and pain this skin is giving me. Well, I will update very soon maybe after my foot surgery. Later all, Markie! SmoocheS
I've been trying to update this profile for the longest time. My computer was on "crack" becausei could not even sign in.
Well, anyway I'm here now. Where do I begin... I went to take a couple of test at the endo clinic, but haven't got any results yet. I get them next week though. I have to wait all the way until april to see my bariatric surgoen because he's backed up with pre op patients coming in. Other than that... things are alright. I still have the belly swellen after eating and drinking along with pain so that will get looked into next week too.
Smooches All, Markie
HELLO ALL! I JUST WANTED TO STOP BY AND SAY HELLO TO THOSE THAT READ MY PROFILE. NOTHING REALLY TO UPDATE. I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT COMING UP WITH MY SURGEON IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS SO I GUESS I WILL UPDATE AFITER THAT. IM GONNA START THE LONG PROCESS OF TRYING TO GET THIS SKIN REMOVED.
Smooches All, Markie
April 29, 2007
HELLO ALL!!! I hope all is well with everyone. Well on april 17th I went to see the plastic surgeon at Jacobi Hospital and right off the bat she told me what type of surgery would be good for my body. A lower bodylift. I also think that would be the better choice for me too. The consultation went well. I have to get medical clearence from my medical doctor to make sure I'm healthy enough to undergo such a surgery. The plastic surgeon is going on as if I was already approved! She told me to think positive, but I'm being realistic. I know there is a fight I'm gonna have to put up with from insurance. All I can do is just wait and see what I'm really in for. I go back to the plastic surgeon May 22 for pictures and to fill out some forms. Of course I will keep my obesity help family informed on this part of my journey.
Smooches ALL!!! Markie
May 6th, 2007
Just a quick little update. I went last week for my medical clearence and come to find my appointment was cancel and reschedule for Monday May 7th, 2007. Needless to say I pissed off.
Hopefully things will work itself out with getting the approval from my insurence. Thats really what Im worried about. Im tryng to stay grounded and realistic, but at same time I cant help but to get my hopes up high.
Smooches all! Markie
May 25, 2007
Hey! Hey! Hey!
I hope things are going great for everyone. Well, I went to my follow up appointment with my plastic surgeon. I found out that I was set to have surgery on Jun 13th. Of couse I had that changed! I took pictures. Filled out forms. And now...... I wait I guess. I have my pre-op test schedule for July 18 @8:30 am and surgery scheduled for Aug.1, 2007. No word from insurance yet, but still have my fingers crossed. Of course as soon as I know... you guys will know. Love you all!
June 14, 2007
I'M APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YES ALL.......I' APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I got the call today (at 1:15pm) letting me know! im too too too too happy about this. i knew things will work out. My medical insurance never gave me a problem before. They told me to think positive. I will update again once I get my head wrapped really around this.
June 24, 2007
Hey! Hey! Hey!
I hope every one is doing well this Sunday afternoon. Im still amazed about the lower body lift surgery. I really can not believe
this is happening for me! I want to scream for the roof top about my approval, BUT I don't want to make it seem as though I'm rubbing it in and bragging about it. And I'm not in the business to make anyone feel bad or upset them. I read on the plastic surgery forum how many of members are having a hard time with their medical insurance approving some or all the reconstructive surgery for that matter. SO.... I just feel like for me to be on the message boards speaking about it as often as I would like would make other's feel bad in a while. Obesity Help has been like family to me and I love all the members that I came across and the last thing I want to do is make any member to feel discouraged. At the same time I'm still on cloud nine about this. I'm ready to go now! lol
Well, the date for me is 8/1/07. That's my big day! It seem so long away, but I know as soon as stop thinking about time will fly like crazy. lol. Im gonna exit now and will update very soon.
Later, Markie SmOoChEs all!
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Well yesterday my sister Tiesha & myself finally met Dr. Goodman. He was very nice like everyone said he would be ( he looks nothing like his picture).Although he a very busy person he took his time with all his patients. I personally think I asked TOO MANY questions *lol* , but he answered everyone of them. The staff is the best especially Rhonda the are very accomodating. Upon your vistit you'll get an nutrionist evauluation, but you'll have to make an appointment for the psychological evaluation.
He gave us the number to someone else he knew so we wouldn't have to wait long and we have an appointment to see them next week.
Go see Dr. Goodman! You won't sorry and you'll be happy you did.Dr.
*****As of 1/2005 Stephen A. Michalski, is my NEW surgeon now and I am very pleased with him.*****
~~~~As of 2006 I've getting treatment at Jacobi Medical Center by Dr. Harry Delaney for bariatric treatment(follow up's, ect.)~~~~
SO far so good. Rhonda from Dr.G's office took care of everything. Rhonda & my PCP office worked together in this. I really didn't know much about this insurer and still don't. lol
BUT I have a date for surgery so all is well. Health Plus is pretty easy to deal. Everyone there is really nice. THANKS RHONDA!
As of 6/14/07 my medical insurance approved me for a lower body lift!!!! I love you Jacobi Medical Center!