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Surgeon: Pamela Foster, M.D.
Hello, It has been 2 months since I have posted anything. Let's see, I have lost 45 pounds in 2 and half months, which ok I guess, I was hopeing for more, but I am trying. I am working out twice a day and am eating 3 small meals, just like I am supposed to. I still can't eat too many solid foods, for some reason I just can't get them to go down, so I eat a lot of cheese and cottage cheese and drink alot of milk to get in all of my protein and such. I still have a small problem with getting in all of my water and vitamins, but I am working on it everyday. TTFN
Hi all, just thought I would update my profile a little bit. Let's see, I am almost 4 weeks post op and am still having stomach muscle pain. I went back to work this week and it's taking it's toll on me. I am so incredibley tired by the time I get home that I don't want to do anything. I find myself not wanting to fix or eat dinner, so about 8 or 9 I finally eat something small. Oh yeah, I have lost 28 pounds so far, so I am on my way. I am always nausious in the morning, I know it's from the lack of something, I just have to figure out what that something is. Good luck to all!
Hi all, just wanted to update on how things are going. I still feel quite sucky, I am wondering if I will forever have a stomach ache, my stomach never feels calm, it always feels yucky. I am walking quite a bit or until my stomach muscles hurt like heck and trying to play some low key tennis, which is ok for a while and then my stomach muscles kick in again. I go back to work on Monday and don't think I am quite ready, but I guess I have to go back sometime. I just hope I can make it through the day, I get very tired very easily these days. Well, I hope all is well with all you pre and post ops. Oh yeah, I am still eating liquids, my Dr said 6 weeks of liquids and soft foods, that bites, but I guess whatever works. TTFN.
Ok, the big day came and went, and boy am I feeling it. I have read so many profiles, but did not think it ws going to hurt this much. I had my Surgery at 7:30 am n 7/21/03 and was out of surgery about 9:30, so my surgery went faster than scheduled. The whole gas thing and muscle hurting and trying to eat thig really sucks. I have not decided if given another chance if I would do it again, at this point I would say no. I hae been seriusly walking and breathing anddoing exactly what the doc ordered but some how I didn't think it would hurt this much. I will update later.
It is 4 days until surgery and I am way nervous still. I know I need to do it for my health but this is my first surgery and I am freaked out. I just wanted to say thank you to those of you who have wished me well, it means alot. I'll write soon.
Well, it's 2 weeks until surgery date and I am way nervous. I actually need to lose a few more pounds before this Friday or else I may not be having the surgery. My Doctor is pretty strict when it comes to the 10% weight loss before surgery. So I am drinking lots and lots of water and eating only chicken and veggies all day and all night, and exercising even more than usual. I don't think it's working though, I feel like a blimp for some reason. I guess we will see come Friday. Wish me luck....
I went to See Dr. Foster (or her stand in) on Friday, and found out everything is completely set. I go do all my pre-op stuff at the hospital on 7/11. I finally told my supervisor today that I need to take a few weeks of medical leave but did not tell her why. I am very scared and am feeling very nervous about the whole thing. I know in the long run it will be ok, but in the mean time it feels like I am doing something bad. Oh well, I just wanted to update my profile and let everyone know that it is almost my turn to go to the other side (the thin, healthy side that is).
I finally got my surgery date last week. I wil be crossing over on July 21, 2003. yeahhhh
I had my consult last Friday and I feel really good about the whole thing. I am really scared about all the complications that can occur but at the same time kind of excited about a new future.
Hi all, I have my appointment w/Dr Foster next week and am very excited about the whole experience. I have been overwight for so long I don't know what it is going to feel like to be thin, I am way excited and looking forward to it.
I got a letter this week from my PCP and they said they will have a decison for me next week somtime. I will let you know what happens. I am crossing my fingers!
I received my aproval letter last week. Now the only problem is they made the referral valid for 2 months and the doctor can't even see me until August, so now I am having to go through some more hoops in order to get them to change my date on the referral.
I am very excited about the whole thing but am kind of sad at the same time, it seems it will be a long time before I will actually have the surgery.
I am still waiting for an appointment, the Dr here is leaving, so it may be a while.
I got an appointment to meet with the new Dr who will be performing this Surgery
for June 28. I have to have my psychiatric eval and see a nutritionist and have an upper endoscopy
all in this month, hopefully it all can get done.
I am so excited I can hardly sleep!
I just heard from my PCP, she called to let me know that I needed to postpone my date with Dr. Curet since Dr. Foster left,
the office needs to make a new contract for this new doctor, wow, another set back, I was expecting something like this to happen.
I am hopeing that some day I will actually get to have this done.
I just got another referral to a new doctor at UCSF, his name is Dr. Patti, and hopefully we can now get the
ball rolling. It has been so long since I started this journey, I thought it would never happen, but today is a better
day for optimism.
Hi all, thought I would update everyone on my crazy weight loss journey. I now have 2 ap[provals and waiting to schedule
an appointment with a Dr. Ostroff and UCSF. They say it will be in Feb sometime, then I have to see Dr. Patti which will be later next year. I think I give
up, I think sometime is trying to tell me it's not worth it. I guess I will wait a little bit before I fully throw in the towel.
I haven't met with her yet.
I didn't have to deal with them at all, my PCP put in the request and the clinic did the rest.