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Owings Mills, MD, USA
Post Op - BMI: 29.1
Surgery Type: RNY
Member ID: L1113424043
Surgeon: William J. Roe, Jr., MD
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This is so exciting that I could just bust. Things are really looking up for me. I never thought that I had any real hope for a real life. I am very happy in my marraige and I have the best daughter that GOD ever placed on the earth but being obese is no way to complete that perfect picture. I have an appointment to see my WL doctor on the 17th of this month and I think all of my paperwork will be in order. This is like the start of the best part of my life. Now that I know how to add to my profile, I will be keeping everyone abreast of what is going on. I will speak again real soon. Smooches!
I am now waiting on my psychiatric appointment on Monday. I'm not really sure what they want to know but I am determined to make this work. On Tuesday I will be getting my letter of Medical Necessity from my PCP. Sometimes I feel like he is as ready for this as I am. This has to happen for me. This is not my body that I am living in. One day real soon I will be the person that I was always meant to be. Many of my co-workers are a little confused but they love me enough to be in my corner. I really must say that I have wonderful support from all around me. Even my 7yr old daughter is thrilled about what I plan on doing. I pray that a month from now I will be writing to tell you how I made it through to the other side. I will speak again real soon. Smooches!
Hello all. I went to have psychiatric evaluation on Monday and got my PCP letter of medical neccesity on Tuesday. Things are really moving along. Of course I would love for the surgeon to call me tonight and say to meet him on the table in the morning but we all know that it just does not move quite that fast. I had my consultation with Dr. Roe yeesterday and boy was it great. My husband went with me. He is so very supportive of anything that I need or want to do for myself. We were bother rather to discover that the Psyciatrist did not send over my evaluation. Everything else that I presented to my Doctor was on point. He seems to be just as exsited as my husband and myself. He is pretty sure that I will be given the go ahead by my insurance. At this time it is looking like things will happen between the last week in July and the first week in August. Trust me, whenever it is I will be more than ready. Wish me good luck. I will speak again real soon. Smooches!
Well everybody, I am now playing the waiting game. I finally got my psychiatric evaluation faxed over to my surgeon's office. I was told that all of my information would be called in to the insurance company first thing in the morning. It should take no longer than one full week to hear something. They explained to me at the office that it can be anywhere between three days and six weeks. The thing is that I have a co-worker that has the same insurance policy as I do, and she heard something within days. I still have to wait until I have gone to an official support group before a date is set in stone. I am going crazy trying to hold on until then. I will speak again real soon. Smooches!
Here we are party people and I've got the news of a life time. I have been approved for my surgery and have a date. It was so overwhelming to be told that in just over two weeks, I will be entering a new stage in life. My official date is July 11th. All I could do was to break into tears. I am so ready for this. It is really hard to put into words just what I am feeling. My whole family is thrilled...what can I say, they love me. It is only a matter of time when my body matches my spirit. I will speak again real soon. Smooches!
Well OH family there is quite a bit to talk about. I met with the dietician a little over a week ago and met two great ladies. They should both be in the hospital recovering now and I am sending them my best. I have only three days until that will be me. My boss and my bosses boss both have given my great support not to mention ohter co-workers and of course my family. Although it has been a quick ride, it has been one filled with serious ups and downs. Just yesterday I was sent to my PCP to have my pre-op completed in order to have my Monday surgery. You would think some of these people have never done a pre-op before. Because I had a glance at my file from my surgeons office, I knew what I would need to have done. Let's see. We can start with the fact that my PCP has turned me over to the new Doctor in the office. That alone is really no big deal, but when you factor in the fact that the new Doctor tells you that all you will need is a little blood drawn... Let's move on. I get a telephone call from the hospital where my surgery will be performed. The lady on the other end tells me how she never received any of my pre-op info. As she put it, my echo, my EKG, my blood work, and my chest xrays never got to her. That can not be, after all I never had a chest xray. My new PCP told me I would not be needing one of those. For the other items, I was told by the assistant at my PCPs office, "Look they have it all because I sent it my self". Liar, Liar. She admitted to the woman from the hospital that she would look for it and send it when she could. Lucky for me I had the lady from the hospital on the other line when Little Miss "I sent your stuff" lied. I explained to her that even if she was correct that she sent it(Like I really believed that crap), the point is I can't have surgery simply because she said she sent it. The whole thing is based on what is recieved. I had my chest xrays and can only assume that things are still a go ahead for me. At this point, I just want it all over. Well everybody will be hearing from me when I am on the other. I'll see you then. I will speak again soon. Smooches!
First let me tell all of you that I am doing well. It was prior to my surgery that I last wrote and for that I must say sorry. My WLS went very smoothly. I had really bad gas pains in my chest but with time they subsided. I spent a total of four days in the hospital and was all to happy to come home when my time came. It was a real struggle for my to get down the required liquids at first. Since that time though, it feels like liquids are my very best friends. It took about a good five to seven days before I was able to lie on my side with comfort. I had so much berry jello, berry water, and berry vitamins that I swore the crap was growing out of my ears. After about the first two weeks at home I was ready to enjoy life. I went on vacation with the family and boy was that an event. Food "SUCKS"!!! The boardwalk was just as beautiful as ever and the ocean water was just as relaxing as it had always been...BUT I wanted my Sam's pizza and my chocolate covered strawberries. My family did keep me busy enough not to make crave those things too bad. Well, after getting back from my much needed mini-vacation I had a doctor's appointment. I went from a plump 215 to a rounded 196. Oh yea, that's right... Kiss the 200s good bye!!! I did get fusted at for loosing lean muscle as well as fat but it is hard to squeeze protien out of water. That is about all that I can tolerate and even that gives me a temporary lump in my throat. I eventually returned to work after being out for four weeks and people are saying that they see a change in me. Other than my face, I see absolutely nothing. If it were not for the fact that many of my pants are falling off, I would think that they were just being nice. After just being there for a week, I had the nerve to go on my anniversary trip for a week in Myrtle Beach. August 16th marked my second year wedding anniversary to the very best man in the world. He is so cool, so nice, so funny, so wonderful, and Oh yea...fine as a mother!!! While we were away he asked that I try on my wedding dress. It was too BIG! I've never owned a stitch of clothing that was to big for me. This may sound silly to some but I felt like a supermodel. At this point I am at 182lbs. That is only 6lbs. from the weight I was when my husband and I first got together. He would be happy if I stopped there but I'm only 5ft1in. I really think 130lbs. is where I would like to be. He thinks a good compromise is 150lbs. We will have to talk that over later. I will update again later until than Smooches!!!
I am so sorry that I have not been keeping up on my profile the way that I should. There is just so much to tell you all. I will start with the fact that I returned to work after my surgery and my vacation with out any problems. I had really been feeling great... that was until August the 31st. I started throwing up rather regularly and rather painfully. I was thinking that this maybe what everyone else goes through. My thought was that my easy streak was over. I decided to talk to my Dr. He told me to go to the hospital to see if I had some kind of blockage. That would have been much more expected than what we did find out. Surprise, surprise...I needed my appendix removed. It didn't hurt in the same place or manner that they said it usually does but it still had to be removed. I could have come up with 1million other things to do on my birthday (Sept 02). With that behind me I took off another three weeks from work. When I did return I got a mix of opinions. Don't get me wrong, no one was in the least bit rude to me. Some people said I looked awesome. Others told me that I should stop right where I was (175lbs). My Dr. has changed my goal weight to 145lbs. No I am not happy. I want to see myself at 120lbs. Look, I am only 5ft 1.5inches tall. Most people who think I am at the perfect size have only known me over the past 7-8 years. I am hoping that after I have my breast work done, things will look even better on me. My personal goal size is a perfect size 6. Boy will I be HOT then. I'm scheduled to have a breast reduction and lift on 11/17/05. At that time I will be 4month and 6days post-op. I am proud of my weight loss from 217 to 154. A weight decrease of 10lbs a month is OK for now. It's funny that I can't seem to eat a large volumn of food but I can seem to eat anything. Sugar has no effect on me. Trust me, this is not a good thing. Although I do vomit from time to time, it is never food that comes up. When I vomit it is a thick totally clear slime. I hate it but I am getting used to it happening. Over all I can honestly say that this whole thing has been worth it for me. I wouldn't change a thing.
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Surgeon: William J. Roe, Jr., MD
I have not yet gone through surgery but just meeting him at his power point presentation and his one on one consultation has let me know that I have chosen wisely. He is truely awesome. Dr. Roe is remarkable. His knowledge of every aspect of this whole situation is amazing. He makes you feel at ease but does not tip toe around any issue. I recommend him to anyone who really wants the very best out of a surgeon.
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