Well i had my surgery July 30th with Dr Iqbal in Bridgton. Hes The BEST!!!! As well as his office staff. I have to say the hospital had a lot to be disired (the old bridgeton hosp.) it was dark dingey and i never saw a nurse until every morning around 3am and it was always the same male nurse, he was great even though it was 3am, i often wondered if he was the only other person in the hospital as he was the only one i ever saw????? Except my Dr who stopped in everday of my stay. When i finally though i should get up and walk (advice from my friends on OH) I walked down this long dark hall way to the nurses station where it almost seemed like a scary movie as this seemed to be the only place with lights and people, They looked at me like who are you???? Or maybe i had 2 heads or something no one ever said a word to me after a few harsh stares they went back to the conversation and i headed back to my room and never ventured down there again for fear of what might happen if i interrupted them again! I have to say this was the only bad part of my surgery, but it still haunts me the looks on there faces. And i have to thank my Daughter who has been threw this whole process with me i couldn't have did it without her THANKS RACHEL! Well everything has went just as you'll on OH said and i did fine no problems once the ng tube was out, mimnumal pain did and still have some insonima, but am off all diebetic meds and heartburn gone! I had 6 weeks off from work but felt like i could have went back after 2 weeks, if there were no lifting involved. I have been losing slow but pretty steady actually excactly what my Dr said i would between 2 to 3lbs per week, this was up till my 7 month where i had a 6 week stall. Then i lost 6lbs and its been another 3 weeks stall this seems to be my new pattern i lose right around the time of my period and usually 5 to 6 lbs then nothing for the rest of the month lately. Kinda get down but i feel so much better and healthier.It almost 8 months now and i've lost 93lbs i started at 271lbs and a size 26/28 to 178lbs and size11/13 of couse i look like a sharpa under all the clothes but i am ok with that at this point. Anyway thats about it will try and figure out how i can get some pics posted as i don't have a scanner or anyway to put then in computer maybe i can send them somewhere? I will try and keep up dating as i progress.
Hospital Reviews(Bridgeton, NJ) - South Jersey Hospital
Surgeon: Nauveed Iqbal, M.D.
My PCP referred me to Dr Iqbal and he was great!!!!!!! The office staff also is excellent, even with how buzzy they are! Its a small office and always crowed but i think that is a good sign, i didn't wait more than 1/2 an hour to be seen but i sometimes go early just because i like hereing peoples different storys! I had to attend a pre surgery meeting it was very informative. Dr Iqbal gives you his full attention once its your turn and he has been right on the money with everything he has said i would experience. He was very accomadating with my date as i work at a school and wanted to be able to have it done while we were on our 6 week break. I have been seeing him about every 3 months since the surgery. He answered all my questions and concerns approprately, i think he was the best Dr for me. Great bed side manner and very humorous, I would recommend Dr. Iqbal to anyone who asks me.
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