I am 38 yrs old and am ready to have the surgery. I am married and have a very loving husband and 2 children. I had my surgery July 30, 2002. Everything could not have went more perfect! and I give all the glory to God!!I had a great surgeon, wonderful nurses, and a great hospital staff. Most important I have a wonderful, supportive husband and family who I could not have done without. I am now 4 weeks post-op, have lost 27 pounds and struggling with depression, I am very weak and tired. I am only up to walking 1 and 1/2 miles a day, and feel like I am going to pass out. I have a real hard time with water. I want it, but it makes me very nauseated and gassy. I'm not eating anything but crackers and drinking tea. I feel like if I eat another bite of soup, broth, peanut butter, or cheese I will throw up. Cheerios and rice crispies don't set well with me. I did last night eat some pretzels dipped in mustard, that was good. If I can make it to my next 2 wks I know I will be fine. My husband has truly been my very best friend, I have told only him about my feelings. He just keeps supporting me and giving me great big huggs. I know that through God and my husband I can make it two more weeks.
Surgeon: Kenneth B. Jones, M.D.
My first impression of Dr Jones, Is he seems to know what he's talking about. Very knowledgeable and told us everything, not just the good things. His office staff is very good and kind, no matter how many times you call their office there always helpful and nice. My surgery date is scheduled for July 30th. I have only met with him so far one time. My opinions of him or strictly my opinion only. He strongly emphasized aftecare. He said it is up to you how well you do after surgery. You must follow the guidelines of what you can eat, and you must walk, a long with a whole list of do's and don'ts after surgery. I will update more information as it comes.
united health care, PPO