Jonitta B.
Mcdonald, PA, USA
Post Op - BMI: 46.7
Surgery Type: RNY
Member ID: b1043870948
Surgeon: Michael Felix, M.D.


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have pcos diease got pregnant with fertility drugs and had my son on thanksgiving day 2003 i peaked at 274 lbs when i delivered him im now 230 and still i cannot stand myself have a great doctor dr felix in sewickley, pa. i just hope he will help me. i have severe fatigue with every 5lbs that i add and i just want to be able to enjoy my son.


OK SO IVE HAD FIRST CONSULT WITH DR FELIX AND I HAD MY UPPER GI YUCK...SHRINK EVALUATION AND I GOT MY PCP TO SEND HER NOTES BUT AM STILL WORKING ON HER WRITING A LOMN . IN THE PROCESS OF MONITORED DIET WITH HER AND I DONT THINK SHE'S GONNA DO IT BUT LETS HOPE I GO FOR MY SLEEP STUDY TOMORROW IF ALL GOES WELL I SHOULD HAVE ALL MY PREOP STUFF IN WITHIN THE NEXT 2WKS AND I CAN SEND FOR PRE APPROVAL WITH MY INSURANCE COMPANY. I WORK FOR THEM SO I KNOW HOW CRAPPY THEY ARE (FIRST HEALTH) WE DO HAVE A SPECIAL NETWORK FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY BUT THEY HAVE MANAGED TO MAKE THIS VERY COSTLY FOR ME WILL UPDATE AGAIN ON MONDAY


031505 i have completed sleep study found out i have mild sleep apena pcp sent letter to surgeon for me and im only waiting for psych evaluation to get faxed over and my office notes from dr visit with pcp yesterday then i can have my second make final arrangements appointment with surgeon. im nervous excited and scared all at once hopeing to have surgery in early april we'll see


ok well the surgeon received all my paperwork and they are faxing it to my insurance company today for approval this could take a week or 4 weeks i dont expect to get approved this time cause i only did 3 month monitored diet but im still doing it so im hopefull anyways


ok so check this out they have my paperwork and looks like its all they need so im just waiting now..i also found out today that they cover that panni tummy tuck after gastric bypass isnt that great!!!! i was preparing to live with a flabby stomach my husband will be excited too!


hey im approvied the review department called me at home last night to get the list of programs ive tried and at the end of the conversation the nurse told me im approved and i should get approval for time off at work (i work for my insurance company processing claims) so today that is my goal it only took 4 days to get approved i cant believe it im so excited and nervous i feel sick!


4.1.05

well 11 more days till surgery and i put on a few more pounds since i last saw dr felix. im not worried about it and he didnt say anything to me about it. my surgery was approved in 3 days that was fast i wish i hadnt pushed it back from april 7 to april 12 the waiting is horrible. im gonna go tomorrow to get all the preop labs done they are making me get a blood gas and i know that hurts not looking forward to it! doc says i might be back to work in 2 wks depends on me and how i feel been reading up checking to make sure i can still take my rx's after surgery and information my family of all they dont know which is time consuming mom is freaking out over this she looses it on anything that is out of her control shes making me crazy derek is worried sick thats my hubby and im sad cause my son isnt gonna understand we decided to change his crib into a toddler bed either this weekend or next cause i wont be able to pick him up to put him to bed this is gonna be intersting trying to make him stay in bed! well ill update again soon


4-14-05

ok so im home today 2 days post-op lots of tummy pain but thats to be expected...have alot of gas and i didnt expect that the pain meds are helping and i got a shower today hardest part is not being able to hold my son but it hurts way too much. no nausea very tired though. sleeping constantly trying to remember to get up and walk around every couple hours. spitting up mucus and clumps of black stuff when i cough which hurts like hell. drain tube came out in the hospital and that relieved some pain when i move around. derek i still worried but alittle more happy cause im home and he doenst have to try to be super dad and super husband to be in two places at once had several friends call to check on me which was unexpected and nice. have some moderate back pain too depending on how i sit. want to weight myself but im scared. trying to keep hydtrated and eating jello and drinking water and apple juice. well i guess thats it for now have post op viist scheduled for april 20 wed. at 115 so ill update again then unless something else comes


4-18-05
WELL I DECIDED TODAY THAT IM GONNA GO BACK TO WORK TOMORROW. IM NOT FEELING 100%BUT BETTER EVERYDAY AND THERE'S NO REASON I CAN SIT AT WORK AND GET PAID INSTEAD OF SITTING AT HOME IF ITS TOO MUCH ILL GO BACK PART TIME WILL SEE DR FELIX ON WED FOR MY FIRST POST OP VISIT AM DOWN FROM 243 ON SURGERY DAY TO 226 7 DAYS POST OP NOT TOO BAD 17LBS WAY TOOOOO GOOOO THE HEAD HUNGER IS KILLING ME IVE RESORTED TO CHEWING MUST HAVES AND SPITTING THEM OUT HOPEING DOC WILL LET ME HAVE SOFT FOODS LIKE BY THE END OF THE WEEK I KNOW RUSHING IT IS BAD BUT THE JELLO IS STARTING TO MAKE ME SICK AND ONE DAY OF THE BROTH AND NOW I GAG WHEN I SMELL IT BUT HEY PIZZA AND TOAST SMELL GREAT OF COURSE THE THINGS I CANT HAVE WELL I GUESS THAT ALL FOR NOW ILL TRY TO POST TOMORROW AFTER MY FIRST DAY BACK I WONDER HOW EVERYONE IS GONNA REACT MY HUBBYS FRIEND CAME OVER TONIGHT TO HANG OUT AND HE SAID IT WAS DEFINATELY NOTICABLE THAT I HAD LOST SOME WEIGHT SO I AM ON MY WAY OH AND BTW I TALKED TO MY COUSIN TODAY WE ARE JUST ABOUT SAME FRAME AND HEIGHT AND SHE WEIGHS 123LBS SO I GAVE HER THE WARNING THAT ILL BE OVER SOMETIME TO RAID HER CLOSET SHE HAS THE NICEST STUFF TOLD HER NOT TO THROW A SHRED OF CLOTHING AWAY CAUSE THATS MY GOAL 125 THATS A 101 LBS FROM HERE AND I KNOW I CAN DO WELL AT LEAST I HAVE GOAL! CYA SOON


5-9-05
well i know its been awhile since i updated but ive in and out of the hosptial three times because of my stupid gallbladder and now its out!!! ive lost 30.5 llbs (212.5) according to my home scale and im feeling better each day decided not to return to work until 5-27-05 i need the rest! went to old navy yesterday and tried on jean shorts and i fits snuggly in their size 20 thats huge my clothes are getting bigger each day and im pretty happy with that doc hasnt advanced my diet yet but i have been tring new things to see how they sit cause i need energy! carnation instant breakfast each morning tried hamburger yesterday went well and 3 jumbo shrimp today and a bit of chicken that was ok too very gasy lately need to be more careful when i drink to less air have been sleeping alot but i guess that is to be expected. back to see doc on may 23 will update again then


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    Surgeon Info:
    Surgeon: Michael Felix, M.D.
    great guy really cares checked on my right after surgery in recovery room he is very big on post op care and following instructions to make your surgery successful
    Insurer Info:
    first health, ppo
    pretty easy surgeon did it all got the ok in 3 days after faxing my info in