I am 28 years old and I am married with three children ages 10, 7 & 2. I have been married for 9+ years. I have been battling my weight since 9th grade in High School. I have gained over a 100 lbs in 5 years. I like to dance, sing, and I love sports such as: football (GO EAGLES), basketball (GO SIXERS) & some golf (GO TIGER. I have been researching WLS for about a year now and I am ready to be a LOSER...I have had a consultation with Dr. Kacmarzki at the Barrix Clinic in Langhorne, PA and he was very nice and informative. I have completed a sleep study and I am waiting for those results.
4/21/05 I was approved my Amerihealth Administrators to have the surgery. I am soooooo happy right now. I really thought I would have a hard time with getting the approval but it was actually approved within 2 hours of the review board receiving it in their hands. I had my sleep study on 4/14/05 and I have a follow up consultation on the 28th to see if I have sleep apnea. Everything has gone relatively smooth so far. (knock on wood) I'm looking to have the surgery done in July because that would be a good time to go out according to my Boss. That's ok because I have a trip planned for Florida in June and Busch Gardens in May. I'm thinking about cancelling the Florida trip because I want to be able to use my Paid personal leave while I am out. Well that's all for now....
5/2/05 I have cancelled my florida trip. I went to see the pulmonary doctor to get my results of the sleep study and also had a breathing test...RESULTS.....NO sleep apnea and my breathing is just fine. My letter was faxed today at approximately 10:00am to Dr Kacmarski's office. So now I am anxiously awaiting my surgery date. Anyway, otherwise I am doing pretty good, I am starting to change my eating habits and exercise. My husband has also created his own version of a diet. He has totally cut out drinking anything but water and is running 2 miles per day. I guess he is trying to show me that I could lose weight by doing the same. I had to bring to the realization that I've been there and done that. I will update again after I receive my date.....I can't wait!!!!
5/19/05 I am sooo happy!!!...My Surgery is scheduled for July 11. I have to get my pre-admission testing done on 6/23/05. I can't wait to join all of you on the losing side.