I am so glad that I had this surgery. It has been a tough thing to get use to. I am post op three months now. I have gone from 357 lbs to 280 lbs. I have not been this weight in 16 years. I was at one time 415 lbs. I am glad so far and Dr. Thouburn and his staff are great! I pray I will continue to lose and that my life will improve with the weight loss. I find I can get around much better and I am so thankful I feel better. Good luck to you all that is awaiting surgery. Brenda
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Surgeon: Eric K. Thoburn M.D.
GOSH, IT HAS BEEN AWHILE.SORRY FOR THE DELAY.I AM NOW AT 221 LBS! I AM SOOOOOOO HAPPY. NEVER IN MY LIFE DID I THINK THIS POSSIBLE. I WOULD DO THIS AGAIN TOMORROW AND IN THE NEXT SECOND!.
I HAVE LOST IN 10 MONTHS 145 LBS SINCE SURGERY. MY LIFE HAS CHANGED SO MUCH. I FEEL BETTER ABOUT MY SELF AND I FIND MYSELF GOING OUT A LOT MORE IN PUBLIC. I FEEL LIKE I BELONG. I KNOW I HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO BUT IT IS GOING WELL. I AM HOPING TO REACH MY WEIGHT GOAL OF 160LBS.I PRAY FOR YOU ALL AWAITING SURGERY AND THOSE OF US IN THE POST-OP ZONE. THAT WE ALL REACH OUR GOAL AND FIND WE LOVE US FOR WHO WE ARE NOW AND THANK GOD FOR OUR PROGRESS. BRENDA KINNEY
I AM NOW AT 218LBS AND I FEEL SO GOOD. I HAVE LOST ALOT OF HAIR THOUGH. I AM STILL WORKING ABOUT 12 HOURS ADAY. FOR THE FIRST TIME I WENT OUT WITH A GIRLFRIEND THE OTHER NIGHT I HAD 3 MEN COME OVER TO ME AND I DANCED AND HAD A GREAT TIME. I HAVE CHANGED IN MY LIFE SO MUCH I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. I AM STILL TRYING TO LOSE DOWN TO 160LBS.
IT SEEMS TO BE TAKING FOREVER. I REALLY HAVE HAD A LOT OF DOUBTS ABOUT MY STOMACH STAYING THE SMALL SIZE.I HOPE AND PRAY IT IS STILL LITTLE. I CAN EAT MORE THAN I USE TO BE ABLE TO BUT I DON'T EAT VERY OFTEN. I'LL UP DATE LATER AND LET YOU KNOW HOW THINGS ARE GOING.
THANK GOD I MADE MY 1 YR. SURGERY ANNIVERSARY. BRENDA
well, well, well it has been a journey! I am doing fine. I have not lost all the weight that I want to lose yet. I get to keep on pluggin. i am 17 months post -op . i am now down to 198lbs. It is going very slow! I did have a breast reduction on Feb, 12,01 I had tube socks with nipples. now they are beautiful. And yes< ladies my insurance paid for this surgery. i still need the tummy tuck. I hate all the lose skin! I am not as bad as some but i hate it anyway. I want to lose another 40lbs if I can. But I am afraid it will all stop soon. And I am more scared of gaining all this weight back. I now feel like a part of society! Like a normal person. I am thankful that I have had the care and the chance at a new me.anyone want to write me please feel free. I could use some weight loss friends.
Thanks Brenda Kinney
WOW! IT HAS BEEN A LONG ROAD! LETS UP DATE. IN FEB 12,2001 I HAD A BADLY NEED BREAST REDUCTION. INSURANCE APPROVED IT IN 10 DAYS. WHAT ONCE LOOKED LIKE DEFLATED II CUP BALOONS IS NOW BEAUTIFUL FULL PERKY! C CUPS. LADIES IT IS WORTH IT! I ONLY TOOK 10 DAYS OFF FROM WORK FOR THIS SURGERY. VERY LITTLE PAIN. THEN IN MAY 22,2001 I HAD A TUMMY TUCK . ONCE AGAIN INSURANCE APPROVED IN 2 WEEKS. DR THOUBURN DID THIS SURGERY. WHAT A DIFFERENCE REMOVING THE LOOSE SKIN MAKES! I CAN NOW WEAR BEAUTIFUL PANTIES AND BRAS TO MATCH. I HAVE GONE FROM A SIZE 60 THATS RIGHT 60 TO A BEAUTIFUL SIZE 16. TO ME THIS IS A BLESSED THING. I AM SMALLER NOW THAN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL. I WEIGH 180 POUNDS. I HOPE TO GET TO 150 OR 160 LBS. I AM KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED. I AM STILL LOSING WEIGHT BUT IT IS SLOWER NOW. I NOW NEED THE EXTRA SHIN REMOVED FROM MY ARMS AND FROM MY LEGS.AND TO THOSE THINKING ABOUT IT THE TUMMY TUCK IS NOT THAT BAD. I ONLY HAD REAL PAIN THE FIRST DAY AND THEN MODERATE PAIN FOR THE NEXT 4 DAYS AFTER THAT JUST SORE. I HOPE TO ONE DAY PUT MY PIC ON HERE FOR ALL TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE , THE BEFORE AND AFTER. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME ANY QUESTIONS! I LOVE THE LETTERS. AND A CHANCE TO HELP OTHERS.
UNTIL NEXT TIME! BRENDA
WELL I FINALLY MADE TWO YEARS POST-OP NOT AT MY GOAL YET. STILL HOPE TO. HAVING PROBLEMS WITH MY LIVER THOUGH. THE LIVER TESTS ARE OFF THE SCALE BAD. SO, WE KEEP IT TESTED MONTHLY. DOC SAYS IT COULD BE CAUSED ROM THE RNY. AND I MAY HAVE TO HAVE IT REVERSED. I HOPE NOT. HOPES ARE UP AND I AM STILL TRYING FOR 150 TO 160LBS.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
MY FIRST MEETING WITH DR. THOBURN WENT QUITE WELL. HE IS VERY HONEST AND FORWARD. I HAVE HAD A GREAT EXPERENCE WITH THE OFFICE STAFF. I WENT IN FOR MY FIRST VISIT AND I WAS APPROVED WITHIN TWO WEEKS. I WAS THEN GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS ON WHAT THE FOLLOWING PRE-OP HAD TO COMPELETE LIST WAS. I WAS GIVEN A DATE FOR SURGERY AND I HAVE SO FAR BEEN VERY HAPPY WITH THE WAY THAT THINGS ARE GOING, WITH HIS OFFICE. HE REQUIRES YOU TO SEE THE NUTRICIONST IN HIS OFFICE AND THAT YOU ARE WELL INFORMED. THEY SEND YOU THIS BLUE BOOK THAT EXPLAINS EVERYTHING FRONT TO BACK. ALONG WITH PICTURES OF THE WAY THE SURGERY IS DONE. HE TOLD ME ALL THE PROS AND CONS OF HAVING THIS PROCEDURE. ON A SCALE OF 1-10 , ON THE FIRST VISIT I,D GIVE HIM AND HIS STAFF A ( 9 ).I AM NOT SURE ABOUT HIS BED SIDE MANNER YET. MY SURGERY IS NOVEMBER 9TH,1999. BUT I'D PREFER SURGICAL COMPETENCE IF YOU CAN,T HAVE BOTH IN YOUR DOCTOR. HIS EMPHASIZED AFTER CARE IS VERY STRONG. I WAS TOLD THAT RIGHT FROM THE START. AND THAT IF I DIDN'T AGREE WITH THE 18 MONTH FOLLOW-UP HE COULD'NT TAKE YOU AS A PATIENT.10-27-99 AFTER SURGERY MORE TO POST!
Well surgery went great and I have not had any problems. Dr Thoburn was wonderful and a great surgeon. His bedside manner is great and his care of you in the hospital is excellent! I went home well informed. And Christine his nurse calls you everyday. I am so glad I found this Doctor and his staff.I am five weeks post-op today and down 37 lbs.
Thanks Doctor Thoburn!
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