I am going 2 weeks from today for my consultation. I am excited. I have researched this surgery and know people who have had it. I believe this is the answer for me. My only hesitation is whether I will have to fight the insurance. I have yo yoed all my life and am sick of temporary fixes to a lifelong problem. I am a mother of 2 and only 26 years old. I want to be able to play with them without being winded. I want to free the spirit that lies with in that is being smothered by all of this fat!
Surgeon: Brian Lane, M.D., F.AC.S.
Well it is me again, now only 10 days from my first consult and totally amazed by all of the info I have gotten from this site. I have met some very wonderful people here. I am very thankful. My husband still doesn't want to discuss the surgery, though he will listen to me. I wish he could understand. I wish I had his support, but I know now more then ever that I have to do this for me. I feel my decsion is still the right one, and don't plan to stop until I reach my goal. I am going to make it!!! I pray several times daily...and have prayed for many that I've met here and read about. Such a wonderful group of people. So diverse bound by one common strand. It is truely amazing. This website is the first time I have felt comfortable talking about my weight and the way it affects my life. I am looking forward to all this is to come. I feel like I am on a new journey, and for the first time in my life, my spirit, emotions and body are all on the same mission... God bless...
well here it is already the 14th of April, and I have a date!!!! June 18th will be my big day... unless I get blessed enough for there to be a canelation!!! which I am hoping for, the only problem is I can only have surgery on a Monday, and I have to be the first surgery of the day because I have a latex allergy and the surgical room has to be latex and dust particle from latex free for at least 24 hours prior to surgery, which makes first thing monday the safest, but will also make it more difficult to get a cancelation in that time slot... but I am excited. I am ready. I'm thankful for the new friends I've made on this site and all the support I get here. I will keep you all posted on further progress... *even though I'm slow* lol.. I read here everyday but just don't take the time to post... God bless you all
Well here it is the night before my surgery... I report to the hospital in 7 hours and will be having surgery in 9! I can't believe this day is here. I am usually a very high strung person, but have the peace of the Lord and a calmness that I can't even explain. I feel so very ready, but somehow it still doesn't even feel real. When you battle with something like this all your life and approach the door and can finally see the light at the end... it is an unbelievable feeling. I have met some absolutely incredible people on this site and in chat. Not just sweet and kind people, but the people that have changed my life with their love and support. My Angel Gracen, is just one of them... and I am so thankful that God has sent her to me, not only as my Angel... but as my friend! I met a man whose friendship, though it's been complicated, has made and everlasting impact on my life. Helped me to dig a little deeper inside of myself when I thought I had gone as far as I could... and gave me strength and inspiration. Dan I want you to know... that regardless of the obstacle course life seems to have us on your friendship has helped heal my heart and I thank you! I am amazed to see over 60 people have signed my surgery page with such love and kindness. THANK YOU ALL... your prayers and support mean more then you can imagine. Nalo is one of the first friends I made here at obesity help... followed by Bammy and Johnny... I want you to know how special you all are to me. The gang in chat is unbelievable... and though things get a little crazy from time to time... I wouldn't trade that group of people for anything. I wish I could name you and thank each one of you personally... but please know that you're all dear in my heart. Mark... thank you for my CD *smiles* and Crow... don't ever give up your dream!!! Diana and BTC... girl you have been such a blessing and I thank you... and Mac Daddy... *giggles* you are something else... My husband has decided that he wants to be there for my surgery... and my family and friends have been wonderful... Lastly I want to thank God.. for allowing me to get to this place and give me the strength to walk through this door. God Bless you all... and I'll see you on Thursday!!
BC/BS, Community Blue
I have my first consult on March 7 2001 at the BTC. I will keep you posted on my experience. God Bless You All...