I dont have have a firm date for RGB but I know it will be around the first of the year. I am excited, nervous,anxsiousand scared. I live a very miserable life being so big. The biggest problem for me is that I have a 4 year old daughter with cerebral palsy and she cant walk so she needs a lot of help. It is so hard on me physically that it takes a tremedous toll on me mentally. Ultamately this was the deciding factor for the surgery. I also have a very active 3 year old boy. I want to be a better mother and care taker for them, not to mention live long enough to see them grow up. I am tired of living like a hermit because I am embarrassed of my appearance(the stares and whispers doesnt help) Also at the same time I'm afraid of not making it through the surgery. I don't want to leave my chidren whithout a mother. I'm sure there are lots of you out there who know how I feel. But I also cant wait to have a new life. Well good luck and god bless all of you who are walking in my shoes.
Surgeon: Preston Carter, M.D.
We are in the military and the insurance that we have does approve of these surgeries. But where we live they do the RGB at the military hospital so it was quite easy. All I had to do is see the surgeon and they decide whether you qualify or not, have to be 100 # over wheight or other obesity rtelated health problems. So as you can see I didnt have to deal with the insurance co .
I realize after reading so many personal stories how very lucky I am. I thank god.