hi everyone I love animals i have 3 dogs. i live in canada. i like to do crafts, paint, ceramics,. i have a wonderfull husband and a daughter of 17. i will be having my surgery on march 5. My surgery date is feb12 i cant wait. I have had my surgery all has gone well with a few problem but now on the way to recovery
may 12 it is 3 months since my surgery i am down from 286 to 219. I never taught i weigh this again but look at me here i am . can wait to see what i will look like by christmas.
may29 it 3 1/2 months now and i am down to 214 that 72 pounds gone. I am so happy to see this weight mealt off.i will see my doctor in tow weeks i hope he is happy with me,I am very
careful to eat healthy all the time.
jan 2 it now going on 11 months for me i am now at 168 pounds i am so proud i still can beleive it. I even had christmas picture taken with my family. i hope to keep losing
Hi again well it now 7 1/2 months wow time goes by fast . i see my doctor today he is plaese with the weight loss i have lost more weight i am now down to 183. feel great everyone at my apointment was saying how good i look it was nice to hear . My colestorol is back to normal and i dont take any pills for it any more. my vitamin a was low so i have to drink more milk and my hair is falling out so i nee to add more protein. I have a hernia but it can wait to be fix i am told. next visit is in febuary 5 months away can wait to see the change in me by then.
july 30 hear it is already almost 6 months and down to 198 wow88 pounds gone it feel good to go shoping and to buy things i never would of fit into. my frist goal i a under 200. my next goal is to be 170 i hope i can be that for christmas. some bad news this month is i have a hernia and it will have to be fix this mean more surgery i am not looking forward to that but it has to be done. I will see doctor freeman in the end of september to see what he wants to do about this. My feet feel better and my knees now that i have lost weight but it has not help my back yet i hope with time it will. looking forward to the future and hoping i can ,make it to 150 with time
august 12 it 6 months today i have lost 94 pounds i weigh 194. I find that my weight goes up and town from 194 to 198 i am so scared the weight loss will stop. i think my body is just adjusting to it new weight. i see my doctor next month can wait to see what he has to say. i have a hernia now and it hurt on some day i have to be carefull not to make it worse.
nov11 8 months wow time goes by fast i am now down to 176 pounds i am almost at my frist goal of 170 i hope to be there by my brithday dec12 . i have one month to go to get there. It seem like a dream to lose all this weight . i still cant beleive it that i am 176 it wonderfull .
jan20 11 months i am now down to 168 pounds . I see my doctor next month for my yearly appointment sure hope he pleased with my weight loss. i hope to get to 150 or 160. still no change with the pain in my back . my size is 14 in close feel great.looking forward to the summer . One problem is i have alot of lose skin in my legs and my breast are hanging low so my tummy.
feb12 today is one year for me times goes by so fast. the weight loss is so slow now i am at 167 and stuck at that . MY husband sent me some ballons today that said congratulations and way to go i was so happy he taugh of it because for me it was a specail day. I see my doctor next monday i hope he is happy with my weight loss.
Jun 13 Today i am down to 158 it is very hard to lose any weight i find now maybe 2 pounds every 3 months. i will be looking into having tt and hernia surgery by this fall. My goal weight is 150 i hope i make it there.
aug 18 hey i cant beleive it i am still losing weight slowly but i am ok with that. i am now down to 154 i am almost at goal . 4 more pounds to go.
sept8 2004 i have decided to go ahead with having the tummy tuck tuck with my hernia. i hope i dont have to wait to long my hernia i very sore some days. i am waiting for the aprovel to get it done i been told by my doctor it can take 6 weeks or longer. but he will try to rush it along.
jun18 2005 MY doctor that was going to do hernia repair and tummy tuck is no longer doing surgery so i have to look for a new one. what a waist of time. and i cant find a doctor that accept ohip for tt so look like i will have to live with this lose skin. i am still looking for someone to do the hernia . i am now at 150 pounds. i take size 10 most of the time.
Surgeon: Joel Freeman, M.D.
christmas picture 2002
MY frist inpression was that he was very strick and he only wanted pateint that would you exacly what he wanted of them. THat i think is a bit much to expect. He wanted me to exercise each day. And also join a gym and go 3 time a week. If i could do these things i would not be fat or need him. You see i am disable i walk with a cane and use a electric wheelchair for longer distance. I am in pain all the time. he also expected me to lose weight every month 2 to 4 pounds. I did but i was not eating very much to do this. He said if i dont lose weight and exercise he would not do surgery. and if i gain a pound i be cancel. so i really thing he was asking too much from me, I found he wanted the best for me and that was good and with time i understand why he is the way he is. alot of people are fat because of what they eat. But i always was careful of what i eat so this was no problem for me.I keept a journal of my food and i was told each time that i eat right. the reason i cant lose weight is because i have alot of pain and cant hardly do anything. I feel that i am in good hands with dr. freeman i will be having my surgery on march the 5.
His staff is wonderful they made me feel very comfertable. His nurse is very nice so is his diatician julie.
What i like the most so far is that he is very carefull and he check you for everything to make sure your ok for surgery. what i dont like is the way he tries to scare you to lose weight by canceling you. this is not needed.
future patient should now that he is very strick and he takes no excuses for anything.
but if your willing to do as he says you will do ok.
today is april 14 it has ben 2 months and 3days i had surgery . My surgery has heald well i had no major problems. DR> freeman did a good job i just wish he would take more time in talking and lissen to what you have to say to him . He does have a strong opion and it hard to have him chage his mind about things. H e is very strick and at times hard on his staff and co-workers. He is a great surgeon. but his bed side manner could be beter. i would rate him a 9 and if he had beter bed side manners a 10.