Well, I just turned 35 and I don't want to spend another year being handicapped by my weight. I have tried every diet known to man and I lose weight only to gain it all and then some back. I am an artist and I work full-time as an art director of an ad agency. My psychiatrist first suggested WLS and at first I was set against it. I was so scared. After doing a lot of research I realized that this was what I needed to save my life.
I spent a year working on getting approval from insurance and after 3 denials from Fortis Insurance I finally switched to Aetna and have approval! I am so excited. It looks like this is finally going to happen.
Well, I can't even begin to explain all the changes I have gone through. I am recovering quickly from my surgery which I had on 3-8-00. I had lost 16 pounds at my 2-week check up and although I was disappointed in that (I wanted more more more!!!) I am happy to be on this path and confident I will keep losing.
I still miss food terribly at points, and that scares me a lot. So far I am able to make very good choices and follow the surgeons instructions. It certainly is a tool....not a magic potion.
I am happy to report that I am able to stand for much longer periods of time and not have pain and I am feeling more energetic and emotionally motivated. I am participating much more in life than I have for years.
I am looking forward to my 6-week check up. I hope I have lost a bunch of weight. I feel like I really need the reassurance right now.
It has been a long time since I posted. As hard as I tried, nothing really prepared me for the life change this surgery brings about. The good news...I have lost 92.5 pounds in less than 4 months. The bad news? Well...it isn't really bad, just reality. This is hard stuff. I miss my old pal, food. I am still mourning the loss of it. I know as I lose more weight and can become more active in things outside of home it will be easier, but right now I am still quite tied down by my weight and it is hard to be bored and not be able to eat.
I have much more energy and I am healthier than I have been in years. I am hopeful for the future, but just wanted to express that this is a difficult road...even when you are grateful to be on it.
Well it has been a year since I posted. I have a lost a total of 200 pounds, but haven't lost any in months. I am very disappointed because I have so much more to lose. I am afraid that I have stretched something out. In fact. I have begun to gain weight now. My surgeon is NO HELP. He only wants to blame. I wish I had never chosen him.
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Surgeon: Eric S. Schlesinger, M.D., F.A.C.S
Me and Moxie before surgery
I am revising my thoughts on Dr. Schlesinger after my latest meeting. I will say this about him: He operated on me and I lived...no complications.
Bedside manner: BAD
Now that I am struggling he is absolutely no help. I regret that I chose him.
contact me if you want to hear more about my experience with him.