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Post Op - BMI: 26.6
Surgery Type: RNY
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Surgeon: Dr. John Goering, M.D.
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I am a 32 year old mother of 3 beautiful children ages 5,4,and 17 months. I decided to have this not only for myself but for my children. I am tired of hurting and want to live the best life I can for them. I am currently 5'5.5" and weigh 275 lbs. I have no energy and have a handful of things wrong that are all due to my obesity. I started researching this surgery back in 1992 but decided then that it was not the right time. I almost had it done last year when i lived in Alaska but my insurance ran out on me and I was not able to do so. I am now in Grand Island Nebraska, and have great insurance that actually covers this type of procedure so, I decide that now is the time to start my life over once and for all!!! I am so ready to have this done that I am no longer nervous about it.
I have had several major surgeries that I have recovered from very well so I am just waiting for this to hopefully be the last.
It has taken well over 6 years of talking to my husband for him to finally see that the reason I really want this is to live to be as old as I can with him versus him trying to take care of 3 little ones without me around. I have a wonderful support system within my family and friends, but I can always use more!!! I pray that all goes well and will keep you all updated to how things are moving along with me.
Well yesterdays appt didn't happen. The surgeon got tied up in surgery, so that is ok, I am a patient person I have only waited for 13 years to start this ball rolling. Well I am anxious to go on Friday, that is when we rescheduled. I hope it all goes well. I want to find out everything I need to have done so I can get things moving along, I am not sure what my insurance requires here so this is going to be fun.when I had started this process in Alaska I had all the preop testing completed before my insurance ran out and it was a ton of things to do, so we will see the differences if any in this insurace here. I told my Parents about my plans and they are really supportive of it. I was really surprised my Dad didn't have a million questions for me but he didn't. My Mom said she is driving up from Oklahoma to help me take care of the kids so I can recover, and she may take 2 of them home with her for the last few weeks of my recovery. Can anyone say WOW!!! I was totally speechless, excited and overwhelmed all at once!!I can only say I am truly blessed to have the parents I have. One of these days after I figure out how to do it I will post a picture of my before weight since I have yet to get a post weight :) Well I just wanted to say thanks for all of you who have posted your updates on here, you are all truly inspirational!! I guess that is all for now, so i will post again in the next few days and let you all know how things are going here. Lots of love to you all!
Well I was called today from the Today Show to talk about my story with my weight battles. I had to email them some photos of myself which I did, the same you can see here. The gal I spoke with said that she would call me back and let me know and so i am just hoping and praying and waiting, waiting, waiting. I have my Doctor appt tomorrow morning to find out what my next step is in my journey. I hope all goes well. I am really excited about everything going on right now. I hope that the show puts a good spin on the surgery instead of all the negative that you always hear about. I guess we will have to wait and see next week won't we???
I did a baaaad thing tonight...I got a sweet tooth and binged on peanut butter and honey. BAAAD me. Boy do I feel guilty now!!! I better get used to it I suppose. I do this after the surgery and I won't just be feeling guilt, I will be feeling like someone hit me with a ton of bricks! I was reading ona few posts here tonight and get this.....Leeza Gibbons of all people started bad mouthing "fat people" on he radio show last night. Who the heck does she think she is? llike she has ever had an issue with her weight. What a flippin idiot. Oh well. I saw on someones profile that they have their goals for after surgery written down and I thought what a brilliant idea, so I thought I would give it a try myself. Here goes nothing.
1. learn to dance "mexican style"!! La Quebradita!!
2. be able to tie my shoes and breathe all at the same time.
3. Take my kids swimming and not be afraid to go into the pool.
4. Take a family photo and feel good about being in it.
5. Meet my husbands family.
6. Go to an amusement park with the family and actually fit in the roller coaster seats!!
7. Take a plane ride without the seatbelt extender.
8. Wear a pair of jeans WITHOUT an elastic waistband.
Well that is all I could think of for now, so maybe I will add to it later. Well I guess that is going to be all for tonight. So if anyone actually should read this, pray for me for my doc appt. and also that the Today Show decideds to call me back and say come on down!! Lots of love to all. Goodnight
Well my appointment went well on the 5th. I got all my questions answered completely. I guess I am officially playing the waiting game.Talked to my insurance again today and found out I DO NOT have to have a psych eval, all that they require is that it is in fact medically necessary...lucky me, we have already established that it is. I also found out I can keep track of my approval online through their site. So anyone with Mutual Of Omaha insurance can do the same. I am so hoping that they approve quickly, the lady there also said that with my policy that they usually approve with no problems, and quickly. That makes me feel soooo much better. I am optimistic and now I am a little anxious also trying to stay positive. I am really hoping to have the surgery before christmas if it is possible for him to do it that quick. I guess it all depends on how quickly they approve and how quickly I can get my tests finished. Dr. Goering said as soon as we know if I am approved I will go back in and start the testing. Please pray that I am approved and it goes fast!!! Well I never heard back from the Today show so oh well what a thrill that they even called me to begin with. My husband seems to be a little more excited for me as well. He doesnt show a lot of emotion about the subject since it took me 6 years to talk him into it to begin with. He is starting to see where I am coming from on it. I think he wants to know what I look like as a skinnier me. At first he wasnt supportive because he thought I was going to leave him after losing the weight, but I told him I would be the dumbest person in the world to even think of that. I already know what a bad realationship is so why would I give up the best thing in my life?? He got it aster I phrased it that way. I hope that my kids will forget that I ever looked like I do now, maybe there is hope in that since my oldest is only 5 and then the youngest is 17 months old. All I can say is that it is all in God's hands from here on out.
I am not scared of the surgery itself, just scared of what happens next. Am I going to be able to handle all the changes after the surgery?? I sure hope so. I know that since I have decided to take this road to living a better life I figure if it is forced on me I have no choice in the matter do I? I have to do well or I will get sick or worse. That is not going to happen. I have 3 beautiful kids and a wonderful husband that I have to life for. I want to see my grandbabies, and I want to live a long and fruitful life with my husband, however long that may be. I just know that I can not give up on this or it would be the same as giving up on life itself. I just need to know all the info for after the surgery, I know that I will find all that out from the nutritionist but it is still worth asking someone who has actually gone through the procedure firsthand. The one thing I forgot to ask the surgeon is how long I have to wait to pick anything up. I have a son who weighs probably 25 pounds and I know I cant pick him up for a while after, so that is going to be a hard thing to deal with. He has to have someone pick him up out of bed, put him in his highchair, and help him with everything else. So this is the worst part of it for me. I love being able to be there to do all that needs to be done for him. not to mention all the things I have to do for my older girls, they are easier in the fact that I dont have to pick them up anymore, but the have activities that they have to attend. My husband works nights so it is hard sometimes for him to be able to participate in all the things we do but he helps as much as he can after he is up for the day.
Well I guess I am just rambling on now, so I will close for tonight. I will post again as soon as something exciting happens, which isnt often, but for the purpose of posting I will make it sooner I guess. Good night and take care!!
Well I have been sown for the past 3 days not feeling very well. My kids are also getting over colds and little things but I am completely drained.
I am still waiting on my approval, and I am hoping it goes into review this week or next. I have no patience anymore, I just want to get this all over with so I can start living the new life I deserve to live for myself and my family. I am struggling now with almost no voice, but my kids are probably enjoying that one :) I just want to feel better all the way around. Well at least after the surgery and all the initial pain and not eating, I mean I know what I am getting myself into, I just want the tool to get myself out now.
My mom and dad are really being great about it all. What a blessing they are to have on my side!! My mom is coming all the way up from Oklahoma to help me and my husband out with the kids and the house. She is awsome!! I hope that I am half the mom she has been for me. My dad is totally supportive too, he hasnt really asked the questions I thought he was going to but hey nothing wrong with surprises right?
God I just pray that you can lead me through this journey of mine, I am all yours. I am trying my hardest to listen to you and your messages but maybe my mind is so obsessed right now that I am pushing you to the wayside. Pick me up and mold me to what you want me to be. Amen.
Well I better close this for now since I am having a hard time trying to concentrate, I hate being sick!!! May God bless anyone who reads this.
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Well I got some news that I didn't want to hear!! I was told that I can not have the surgery approved until they determine that I do not have any preexisting conditions that are due to my weight..hmmm aren't those called comorbidities? But I guess what they mean or at least how they explained it was that I can not have been treated for anything preexisting for one year prior to having submitted my request, which I haven't. So back to the waiting game again!!! I had to call my doc in Alaska to have them send a letter that I had no preexisting conditions that I was being treated for. They called me back last week and assured me that the ins. got the fax so that makes me feel better. I am just praying real hard that all goes well and I can have this done soon after the new year. Otherwise I have to wait till after July 18 of 06, so either way I am waiting to hear what the verdict is. At least I know that my ins. isnt planning on changing their plan so it will still be covered.
I took my family to Oklahoma for Thanksgiving to see my folks and we all had a blast!! The kids are becoming experts in taking care of chickens and turkeys and they were so funny when they went in to look for eggs, they decided to chase all the chickens that tried to chase them out of the coop, it was hilarious.
I am looking forward to going back down for Christmas!! We have a lot of things planned for the holiday so the kids should have a blast again!!
I guess I will post again when I hear anything new, or if I can think of anything interesting to say. Thanks all of you who have taken the time to read my updates and I apologize for not updating enough. Keep me in prayer that this all works itself out!!
Well I called the insurance today and was told I do NOT have any preexisting conditions and they are resubmitting my file to the review board and should hear by Friday if I am approved!!! WOOHOO!!! I can't believe it, I may be a month away from surgery and just dont know it yet. I feel like I am gonna throw up, I am so nervous that they are going to deny me. But the lady I talked to said that everything looked good for me, so now I am a prayin!! I so desperately need this surgery to get me back to good enough health to be able to keep up with my kids again. Well I guess I will post again later if I hear anything new!! God Bless You all!!!
Well I called again today to my insurance company and I was told that it is with the RN that will be the deciding factor in all of my waiting. The lady I spoke with today asked me to call back tomorrow in the morning to see where she is going with it, so I may be able to find out if I am approved or not...I am excited and nervous once again. I am not holding my breath to hear an answer but it would be sweet to hear one nonetheless!
I guess my days have been ok, I am just anxious to get this all over with so I can start journaling about my weight loss and accomplishments. It will be nice to have my first WOW moment! But hey, maybe that will be tomorrow, then I can come back here and say guess what????
By the way, the video I have on here now is called In love for the first time. It is one that is close to my heart, since when I met my husband he knew almost no english whatsoever, he used to sing to me in spanish all the time, and this was one of the first songes I ever sang to him, this one and another called Vida, or Life, he was gone for almost 4 months when I was pregnant with our first daughter and he used to sing to me almost everynight. I called him in Mexico from work just so I could hear him for 15 minutes a day. I truly believe that God sent him to me, that is what I referr to as a true match made in Heaven!! Hi is my biggest supporter. He tells me all the time no matter how big or small I am he will love me for eternity and I know he means it. I just believe that this WLS will help with not only my realationship with myself but make a stronger one with my husband. I used to tell him that I had a whole in my heart and he was the only one that seemed to fit. I still tell him that but I used to say it much more than I do now. I also tell him that I loved him before I knew him, I was just waiting for God to send him to me in time. Boy am I sap or what?? lol But what can I say? he is my rock! I am so hoping to have this done in the next few months, I was promised a trip to go shopping in Mexico in my husbands home town and I am totally excited at the prospect of meeting the rest of the family. I already know one of his brothers and his mom and I have to say that I couldnt have picked a better family to have as my in laws!! His brother lived with us for 6 years and he is more like the little brother I never had than a BIL.
Well I guess I will update when I hear something new. Since I have rambled on in this post of mine, oh well, it happens. Thanks to all that continue to inspire me!! I love you all. God Bless you all on your journey's and hey save me a spot on the losers bench ok? I may be joining you sooner than I think :) bye for now.
Well it finally happened!!! I got a call from my docs office today and his nurse said I was approved!!! I was dancing all day!!
My husband was bouncing off the walls too, we are both excited about this happening finally!!! I don't know what to say except that I am so totally stoked about this. I have my preop on the 6th with my Doc and also at the hospital for the nutrtionist and the lab work and stuff but that is it! I can't believe how incredibly easy it has all been after finally getting the preexisting thing out of the way!! I am so happy right now. and it is less than a month away. I know that I am probably going to be one of those that is scared to death of eating or drinking anything after for a while for fear of hurting myself but I know that it can be done and I intend to make it through! I can just hardley believe that my dream is finally coming true, and I dont have to wait til July for it to be a possibility! That is so cool. Now I know what it means to this happy. I wanted to call all my friends and fammily today and let them all know. But I managed to keep it down a little, I did call my parents and my sister and my best friend, and they are all thrilled too, my sister and Niece are having it done probably in March or April of next year too so they know what I am feeling like being fat! It seems to run in the family, all my family is overweight to some degree, some of us more than others, but now we have this miracle to help us get a new handle on our lives!
Well I guess I better leave it at that, I feel like I am rambling anyway, I will post more as things progress. I have to get up early anyway to get my daughter to school and the other one to gymnastics!! I love you all, God Bless each and everone of you out there!!!
Well I am hanging in there. I am so impatient that I want it to be here tomorrow!!! Maybe I am losing it :) Well I have been doing really well the last few days, I got my date and then quit smoking. I figure I am going to do this the right way. If I gain anything from quitting, I guess I will have to lose it after surgery right? So this way at least I am covered! LOL
I have been reading on a lot of profiles about the loose skin issues and Plastic surgeries, looking at all the pictures, and showing my hubby, and holy cow, can I say down boy!!! he is ready for me to have this tomorrow too, he is as excited as I am. I think he finally realizes that I am not going anywhere and that I love him and no one else!!! Finally, it has sank in to his brain. I don't know how many times I have told him this but he always finds an excuse that I will find someone else or lose interest in him or something. Talk about sad, his poor self esteem is something else. I know that it is due to his first love though, she really broke his heart and it took him a really long time to get over her. But I guess that is where I came in, he and I were set up on a blind date and here we are almost 9 years later!!! I love this man more than I did when I knew I was in love with him :) so ok now I am off topic again!! HEHEHE Boy I love to ramble huh??
Well I am not sure what else to say, I dont have anything to do for surgery until the first week of Jan. unless I get scheduled earlier to go in. So I guess I will update another time. Take care all who read this!!! Good night :)
Wow, I made it another year!! I am almost to my surgery date!! I go in this Friday, just 2 days away for my preops. I also have to do my preadmission stuff later that day too. I am not even nervous..maybe that means I am crazy too..lol Oh well we always knew there was something wrong with me somewhere :) Well not much has really changed with me since I last updated, I did go down to Oklahoma to see my folks for New Years. That was really fun. We celebrated Christmas too since I didnt get to see them for that. My kids were so excited to see them again!! They dont realize that my mom will be here on the 9th to help take care of them and me for my surgery. I would like to say thank you to my angel Cynthia Snyder!! She is a gift from heaven to me. I know that she is going to be a wonderful angel, she is such a wonderful and inspiring person!!
My husband is really starting to get excited, he is showing it more and more as the days get closer. I know he is nervous but he has not really said anything about it, probably so he doesnt make anyone nervous. He is such a sweet and caring man. I havent really tried to explain things to my kids yet. I dont know if I can, they arent really at an age that they would understand. But in my heart of hearts I know that things will go just fine. Well I am not sure what else to say at this point, I guess I will close for now, and post again after everything on Friday!! Wish me luck! I pray that all goes well for me and everyone out there venturing on this journey! Till next time. Ciao!!!
Well this is a pic of my husband and my kids after he got his first deer just 2 days before Christmas!!
Well here we are just 2 days before my surgery and I am feeling great!! I had my haircut on Friday, had about 10 inches cut off and it feels so good!! Not like hay head anymore lol. I also go all of the last of my preops done. They did an EKG, a chest x ray, blood draw, and talked to the nutiritionist and physical therapist. All went really well and I am cleared to go ahead with it!! I am so happy it is almost here. I just want to say thanks to all that have kept me in prayer. I really feel it lifting me up to God!!
I have to start my liquid diet tomorrow, that should be real fun! Yay. I also have to drink 2 bottles of mag citrate, so that is going to really suck!! I guess they really want me nice and clean. WOOHOO, I am not looking forward to that part of it. My hubby is really nevous, he went hunting again on Saturday just to take his mind off of things. He goes and comunes with the outdoors and clears his mind of all that bothers him. I am such a lucky girl to have him on my side :)
I talked to my mom tonight and she will be here tomorrow afternoon sometime. I am so glad that she is coming up to stay with me, she is such a gem of a mom!! She told me she packed enough to stay 2 weeks if she needs to. I hope that I wont have to keep her from my dad that long but I am planning on making sure that I can be up and around well enough before she leaves too. I know that all will go well, I can just feel it!! I have had 5 other surgeries in the past so I dont expect this one will be any different. I remember my first surgery I was cracking jokes in the OR before being but under. I hope that I feel just as well with this one!! Well I better go again for now, I am beginning to ramble again, and I need to go and take my measurements before I start losing too. Well all I will update again on the losing side of things, unless I find the time to post my measurements tomorrow before I go on Tuesday. Bye for now!! God bless.
Well I am now on the losing side of life!!! WOOHOO!!! I can't believe I am actually saying that, but here I am :) Well I had surgery on the 10th and I am now down 18 lbs, gone forever. I keep feeling like somehow I can screw this up but I think that I havent realized yet that this is a permanent thing not another fad diet. I have been feeling really good since surgery, trying to keep my spirits up, just feeling a little lonely lately since my mom left to go home on Monday. I went to the doc this Wednesday cause I was having some bad pain and fever in my left side and I found out I had a small abcess in my incision, so he popped it open and drained it and the fever is gone and the pain is going, but tonight my darn dog jumped on me on the couch, so now I am hurting cause of that. Oh well I am still alive and now just a little high on pain meds, but this too shall pass..lol. Well I am not sure what else to say right now, probably cause my mind is really fuzzy now, and I dont want to bore anyone with my infamous ramblings..lol so I will update again when I am clear and thinking right. God Bless all that have called and supported me through this process you all have a special place in my heart!!! Bye for now.
Well I know it has been forever since I have updated this thing, but I have been really busy with the kids since I have been feeling good. I am now down a total of 34 pounds since surgery on the 10th of Jan. I feel great!! I have to admit I havent started exercising yet, I havent wanted to get out much since it got so brutally cold here the past few weeks.
My husband has been making a lot of comments to me about how much I have lost and he can tell!! WOOHOO! I feel so much better than I did for sure! I just wish I could have done this so much sooner. Oh well what can I say? I am waiting to hear how things are going with my sister and neice, they are awaiting approval for their surgeries too. We are hoping that all goes well and they get their approval fairly soon and can have their WLS in March some time!! that would be awesome for them, I am so excited that they decided to go through with it, they are going to love the loss!!
Well I am looking into going back to school to get a degree in something but I havent decided on what I want to take yet. I am really leaning on Spanish since I already speak it and can get a degree for interpretation, that would be awesome! I can speak a language that I love and get paid for it too. I think that I am also going to take some more medical classes to get a degree in medical lab tech as well. I would really be in heaven if I could work in ballistics but that is not gonna happen anytime soon, since I am not in law inforcement or have any kind of degree for it. but I can always dream!! Dreams are free!
Wel I guess I better sign off for now, I cant think of much else to say, oh BTW I found a yummy protein drink that tastes like chocolate milk, it is called designer whey and you can get it at Walmart!! it has 25 g per serving in 5-6 oz of milk or water!! I love it, so far this is the best thing since sliced bread!! Well all I love you and hope you have a blessed day!
Well here I am again finally past the worst of the illnesses of this winter...I hope!! I have not really been around much for the past month or so with all 3 of the kids and my husband and myself all getting sick one after the other. I am just glad I didnt get any sicker than I did. My husband and I both ha the stomach flu and the kids all went through ear infections and reinfections. Boy am I tired!! Well I am officially down 46 lbs and out of the 230's forever!! I havent been in the 220's since 1994, boy am I glad to be back. I cant wait til I can say goodbye to the 220's as well!!
We just got done with a blizzard for the past 2-3 days and it dumped 26.5 inches of the wettest and heaviest snow I have seen in a very long time. I just moved here to Nebraska last year from Alaska and I cant remember the last time I saw it dump this way even up there.
I havent been having any problems to speak of with the surgery so far, I am just not hungry anymore and I know that is slowing the progess that I am having but I just cant make myself eat when I feel this way. I am getting better but I still struggle with this issue. I am getting plenty of water in and my vitamins so I know this has to be helping a bit anyway. I did have a little WOW moment the other night though, I have been wearing 3x shirts for as long as I can remember and I put on a XL sweatshirt and it fit!! I was thrilled beyond words, and my hubby starting doing a victory dance for me! I really need to start exercising though, I havent yet and I know this isnt helping me either. I have been walking a lot more but I really need to tone, I am so scared of saggy skin. I guess I will see what happens this week with how I am feeling. I think I am coming down with something else now and it is hard to breathe, I am hoping I dont have bronchitis or something. I know that strep has been going around a lot too and I really dont need that, I have no tonsils and really dont want to end up with pneumonia, that would totally suck!! Oh well we will see wherethis goes. I can say that I am at least alive and well for the most part. I hope that I will start losing again soon, it has been a few days since I have lost anything, but I will not give up hope, I know this works and is working for me. I am getting off of here for now since it seems I am rambling again. I hope you all have a blessed night, and will try to update this thing more often! Love you all!!
Well today is my 3 month anniversary and I am now down 56 lbs!! I feel great and cant believe the energy that I have now after all of this. I changed the music on here too cause this guy is my boyfriend....he just doesnt know it yet!! and besides the name of the song is secreto de amor which is secret of love and my hubby is totally that!! Don't know what I would do without that man of mine! Am I a hopeless romantic or what? LOL oh well. Well things are going better for me now, I have finally lost 2 pounds after a 2 week stall and I know that it was in part to my period, but the other I am not sure. I am trying to up my protein and see if that helps me any.
My sister is going in for surgery on the 18th of this month so I am praying that all goes well for her as it has for me. We are still waiting to hear if my niece will go in at the same time or not, I will update about that when I get word.
I started my workout video today it is called weigh2win, and it kicked my butt....well ok really my arms, since I am not used to working them, but it was fun and I enjoyed myself with it, so I will be starting that as a daily routine, now I just need to do the next 2 levels and see how that feels for me.
Well I have say that all my January buddies are doing soo awesome!! I cant wait till I can say I have hit the 200 lbs mark, that is my next mini goal!! I am now at 219 and I havent been here since 1994 so I am elated!!! I am already down 4 pant sizes, and 4 inches at least in my bras, and down 2 sizes in my undies, I cant wait to see what happens when I get to 200. That will be so cool!! I want to be in a size 12 jeans though and right now I am sitting in a 20 but I guess I better have some patience or I will make myself completely crazy. Well not much else to report right now so I will get off here so this doesnt turn into a ramble match with myself :)
God bless everyone and have a great Easter!!!
These are my beautiful babies, the one on the left is Natalia, the one in the middle is Sofia, and my boy is Federico "Manny" Manuel. I love them all dearly, and they are the reason I dont update much, they keep me busy!!! :) Gotta love it. At least now I have more energy!
Well I just got home from Oklahoma and here as a few pics of our Easter.
These are my kiddos, Sofia in pink, then Natalia, and Manny.
This is my hubby and my son Manny.
This is me at 3 months out with my oldest daughter Sofia.
we are just staring off into the wild blue yonder :)
These are some of me today, 64 lbs lighter :) 04/23/2006
Well I got a job interview tomorrow at the hospital and I am pleased as punch!! I got a new outfit for it today and I bought it off the rack :) I couldnt be happier. I am praying like mad that I get this position, I need the money bad!! I have to many things to do to the house and for the kids. We are also trying to save some money to buy some land in Mexico so that is in the near future too, we want to start building a house there as soon as we can. But anyways, things with the surgery have been going great, I am now down 68 lbs and I am not even 4 months out yet!!
Well I am posting some pics here of my new outfit for everyone to see, I just hope that they look appropriate for an interview, I guess we will see what comes of it tomorrow :)
Me in my interview outfit :)
Another in my outfit, keep in mind that my 5 year old took these!!
Ok I am here but not feeling myself. I am not sure what is going on with me. I am feeling down for some reason and I am sick of feeling crappy.
I went to the hospital today and followed a phlebotomist for about an hour and a half and that was ok. I learned a little more about her routine and the functions of their lab. I came home and my day was kinda blah. From there I just kinda sat around a bit and took care of the kids. Maybe I need to get out more and go walking with them in the evening to break things up, I just havent felt like doing anything and this sucks, it isn't me at all. I am going to bed now since I have to get up at 6:45 to get my daughter to school. Anyways. I am here and I am now down to 204, so this makes a total of 71 lbs gone. Have good one.
Well I am here again and happy to say that I got the job and am down 87 pounds to boot!! I can't believe that I have come so far in such a short time :) Well I guess I will update again as soon as I can and add more pics too since I havent in a very long time. Also wanted to report that I am now in a misses 14 pants and still a 18 top, I am trying to get rid of my middle and that has been the stubborn area for me to get rid of....oh well, night all!!
Well here it is the middle of July and a lot has happened. I just had my son baptized yesterday and shared those pics with all the folks on the Jan. Board. I am now down to 174 pounds and almost to my goal!! I am working what seems all the time and I am loving every minute of it too. So my life in the past few months has been hectic but fun all in the same breath! Anyways, I just wanted to pop on here and give a quick update and when I am off later in the week I will come back to update in more detail. Til then Later all!!!
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Surgeon: Dr. John Goering, M.D.
Dr. Goering is awsome!!! He knows his stuff. I had tons of questions to ask him and I think he answered 99% of them while he explained the way he did things and for how long he has done them. His office staff are all very friendly and knowledgable, they answer any questions that they can or referr you to the Doctor himself. I thought that Dr. Goering was very friendly, has a nice bedside manner which is so refreshing since so many surgeons are like talking to a brick wall. He has been doing this surgery for a long time and knows the ins and outs of it, he tried to minimize any complications before they arise. His aftercare program left a little to be desired but he is willing to help in any way possible. He explained all the riskd of the surgery to me in great detail. He also explained all the grisly details of how the procedure will take place exactly. I would referr anyone interested in my area to go and see him, he is a great man. I believe that his surgical competence is astounding, I also believe that mixed with his great bedside manner that only makes him a better referral for any of my friends.
Mutual Of Omaha, PPO
I never had any problems dealing withthe insurance company, they wanted me to call often for updates, urged it everytime I did call. I don't think that they stalled at all, the most time consuming part of it was that they had to do a preexisting condition investigation since I am new to the insurance, but once they got my request it only took them 5 days to approve me. I think that they are one of the easier companies ti deal with, they don't make you jump through hoops at all. I just recommend that you be persistent!! The squeaky wheel gets the grease!!