I had my surgery on October 30th in Baton Rouge. So far, so good!
Jan. 2, 2003
I had to laugh. My dear friends, sisters who both have had the surgery, toasted to us that our New Year's resolution should be to lose weight. Um, I think this is totally a resolution I plan to keep. It has been two months since my surgery, and I feel I am really doing good. I am at 207 pounds, which is the smallest I have been in forever. I wore a size 16 bridesmaid dress in my brother's wedding...and I didn't have to wear a girdle. My dad didn't even recognize me! How fun! Now, I just need to force myself to eat more, and I'll be set. Take care everyone!
May 1, 2003
I haven't updated my progress for awhile, but here goes. For the first time since I was a young child, I am excited for summer. I am wearing shorts this year! I have stopped looking at the scale as much, but the last time I checked I was at 165 pounds. I had to laugh out loud, because that was the weight I always lied and said I actually weighed. Amazing difference between what is real and what isn't! I am wearing between a size 10 and a 12, but yesterday I tried on some pants and purchased them, not because they totally fit (yes, they were a little tight), but because they were a size 6! I am looking forward to seeing some college friends over Memorial Day Weekend. The last time they saw me was two weeks before my surgery. So, with 6 months and a day down, I have lost 95 pounds, dropped from a 20/22 (Womens) to a size 10/12 (Misses), and I couldn't be happier! This was the best thing that I have ever done for myself!
Weight Loss Survey ResponsesClick Here To View
Surgeon: Andrew G.Hargroder
This is me at the Indy 500
race in May of 2002. This was
probably me at my heaviest.
This is a picture of my
boyfriend and I at a recent
wedding one week before my
one-year anniversary. Coolio,
I was very impressed with Dr. Hargroder and his staff! They were so supportive and friendly. My mother came with me for my surgery. She was the nervous one; I was beyond excited! As my mom said, "what a wonderful surgeon...and look at his cowboy boots!" My only problem was cabin fever after the surgery, but, thankfully, they have cable, so at least I got to see the Huskers! What else?! Hmmm...Dr. H was very good about answering all of the questions I had, and he was very supportive of the decision I had made. He was honest about side effects and the dangers of surgery, and that made me feel very good. Again, he has both my mom and my approval, so you know he must rock!
Blue Cross Nebraska, PPO
I have yet to have major problems with Blue Cross. Let's all cross our fingers!