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Perry, OK, USA
Post Op - BMI: 24.8
Surgery Type: RNY
Member ID: c1095709238
Surgeon: Henry Pearce , M.D.
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I'm Marti, 5ft even, 253lbs. Don't even want to discuss the inches. I have 4 beautiful kids and have been married for almost 13yrs and together for almost 14. My husband is very supportive although I think maybe he's a little more concerned than he lets on. I've been researching WLS for about two years now. After knowing a few friends that have had it I decided if I ever had the chance I would proabably go for it. Well after reaching that decision two weeks later my mother out of the blue tell me if it was something I was interested in she would pay for it. Huh wha?? Now I really know what hit me like a ton of bricks means. It took about a week or so to sink in. When it did, oh man it was starting to feak me out. I went from wanting it if ever to having it handed to me. Thats hard to deal with believe it or not cause all the emotions flood in at once and really overload you. Happniess, sadness, fear, are a few think about it you'll know. This is really freaking me out and I'm not thinking about it until January. So lots of time to think and wonder the what ifs. Can't believe I'm starting this journey for real.
Well now that I have found a surgeon I learned of another obstacle that has me worried. I heard for the first time the other day that the pouch I will have is 3oz or more. This really concerns me because in the future when my pouch stretches like I have heard about I'm afriad that size in the begining will be alot to start with. If you measure it out in a baggie it makes you think. I wanted to keep a journal of me going through this to have for myself and others to look back on and I thought in case someone else is wondering the same thing it may help. I hear Dr. Pearce is really nice and maybe he will work something out with me. I'm excited about attending the seminar and hope to be able to get the answers I need to finally be ready to do this.
Well I went to the seminar last night. It was nice but as much as I researched I didn't find out anything much that was new but I did ask about determining incision size which is based on your liver and about the pouch. I got to talk to Dr. Pearce face to face and he is very knowledgealble and freindly and helpfull. I'm still very scared about my surgery. I made the mistake of reading the memorial page. I wonder how many people do this before surgery? Well numerous people answered my post that I made about looking at the memorial page on "to look or not to look" this post really made me feel better and I hope she doesn't mind if I use it:
"I think people SHOULD visit the memorial pages - for a few reasons. (1) it pays homage to those who've went before us...those who were courageous with very high BMI's and often knew the risks were worse for them; those who died fighting for insurance to cover their surgeries; those who died from complications and in essence taught thier surgeons more about these procedures; and all the other reasons people have passed away (some who never had surgery or their deaths were totally unrelated to WLS). BUT I would also like to make a few points here. People die daily from all types of things. If we stopped and pondered too long what people die from we'd never do any of the things that living requires to truly BE LIVING. Driving cars, going for walks, breathing unfiltered air, petting stray dogs (everyone's done this at least ONCE in their life - some haven't lived to tell about it), sitting in your living room watching tv (one little girl died in her bed when a car went out of control and crashed thru the wall of her house and killed her - what are the odds???), let our children outside to play.... Life happens. Death happens. THINGS happen. We make the best choices we can. We hopefully check out our doctors to the best of our ability. We choose the safest cars we can afford. We pick houses in child-friendly neighborhoods and pray for our kids' safety. We don't however, lock ourselves away. IF the cause of death were listed on all tombstones and people could see all the reasons/things people die from - we'd be petrified to live. If you cruise thru the websites that list all the missing children in this one country, we'd never let our kids out of doors without us - even in a securely fenced back yard. Sure, we can be scared, but we still have to go on about this business of living and making choice, often hard choices, to make our lives better. This is a HARD choice - not necessarily the right choice for everyone...maybe not the right choice for you. But don't let fear stop you from pursuing what you want. Let it guide you in making the best choices you can. For a more balanced perspective on this please read: freepgs.com/bariatricbytes/Risks.html Hugs, Toots (forgive my ramblings)"
I kinda think we all should look just to ground ourselves. I just want to really stop worring about this and be glad that I have been giving the golden opportuntiy that I have to do this.
Well I finaly heard from the Dr.s office after almost 3 or so weeks after the seminar, and the finace guy there kept saying he didn't know why he hadn't been given my paper work sooner being that I am a self pay. He appologised and said it would happen no more and yet still nothing.....again and I told him then that day that for a self pay I'm having more problems that and insured patient as far as getting anywhere. I had heard such good things about this office but they are really not doing good here. My appointment time is still and has been for over a month at 10:30 w/Dr.Pearce on the 9th of December for my initial consult. Since I'm a self pay I don't have nearly the test an insurance patient does. Only what is nessasary. I still flip back and fourth daily. As sure as I am one day I get just as sure about not doing it another. I mean ready to tell everyone I changed my mind and cancel the appointment. Just wish I could come to peace with it already. Maybe I should quit reading the message boards but then would I be right blocking myself from important info? Well thats it for now, got about 2 months left before time for surgery since I basicly just have to tell them when I want to do it which I want to the first two weeks in January no later they said no problem. So until later!
Well not alot has changed just waiting for the consult. I finaly called the office today to find out why I hadn't heard from them, again, and I VERY nicely told them that this was the third time that no one ever called me, so I get put on hold and the office manager comes on and says Hi marti what ch upset about? I really wasn't and couldn't believe the lady made me come across that way. You know for hearing as much about this office staff as I have for being so nice if this is the treatment before surgery then do I want to find out after??? I'm a self pay so they said I could pretty much just set my date and wait but I've had more problems than insurance people. Funny too he said he just got off the phone with the pulmologist, yea right could he not have thought of something better? So he tells me that my testing will be on the 15th of December. Oh well, thats at least two days without kids so I'll take it! Thats about it for now, I'll post when I know more, oh and he said I can choose my date so its up to me to set it. He also said he'd call in a few days too! LOL not holding my breath..............
Well today was my consult. It went well. I do like Dr.Pearce he is everything that I was told he was. Nice, informative, open, listens to what you have to say and doesn't rush you at all. He sat right down beside me on the exam table. He does tend to get a little side tracked sometime but thats okay. I am disapointed in his office staff however as much nice things as I had heard about them they do not return calls ever and do not seem to care. This concerns me. What about the post care if there are problems? After chewing on them about it I didn't seem to get anywhere if I was to decide to take myself elsewhere. My date is 1/10/05 @ 2:00 p.m. Next week I'll have my pre op testing. I meet a nice lady on here from AR named Pat and we have been talking. She is going to Dr.Floyd. We are tenativly trying to schedule our surgers on the same day. We'll see what happens. I'll update after my test.
I had my pre op test today. They went great! I have outstanding blood O2 and my lungs are excellent. Don't know about my echo yet but should not have anything to worry about. Everyone was pleased with me. The ABG draw (where they draw blood from your wrist)wasn't bad at all as the guy was really good. Everyone everywhere was absolutely as great as I have heard! These folks today at the offices, hospital and the bariatric wing that I visited were so very nice consitantly that I feel glad to be going here! I toured the bariatric wing and it was really neat. Its all new just built not so long ago. The beds are great and large, state of the art stuff. Its sooo nice. The nurses were so happy and freindly, smiling and outgoing! This is going to make this easier with the staff they have there. Then we get home and find out that my husband got the job we've been waiting for! Its a dream job! Excellent pay and benefits! Thats all for now. Update closer to time of surgery, Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year with a new me!
Well its Christmas time and its my favorite time of the year. This year we have alot to be celebrating. Not just Jesus birthday, but we as a family have been on a real hard road since 9/11 for a good job. My hubby finally got a really good job with good pay, benefits, the whole nine yards. Its close to home, daytime, and he gets off at 4! We also recived a van for Christmas early as a gift from my hubbys grandparents. We did not have roome for all our kids safely in the car. Things are really looking up. My son wanted to pick out a paper angel at wal-mart so even though we didn't have Christmas money we got a 13 month old baby girl Christmas this year. We got help with Christmas but without it we would have been the paper angels. So we gave a little and got alot in return. Merry Christmas everyone I hope all of you are truly blessed!
Well Happy New Year! We actually got to go out this year! Haven't been out in 5yrs. I had alot of fun. I really want to go out next year and feel good about being me. My surgery is in 5 days and counting. Staring to get nervous again. I swear if they would just prescribe valium I'd be fine. I realized that its been almost 5 months since I started this and its has flown by. The holidays helped with that. Now its here, next week at this time I'll be in a hospital bed. Hopefuly on morphine, heavaliy! I met Pat today when she came down for her last pre op test. Shes very nice. We had lunch and I enjoyed it a lot. We had an ice storm last night that left an inch and 1/2 of ice for us to drive through today. I had my last pre op testing today too. Next is the big day. I've got to take my pics for before and afters. I've been putting it off and now have too. Thats it I guess I'll post once more before surgery. I have so much to do and so little time with 4 kids I'm going to go into surgery worn out and exhausted. Til later......
Well this is it the night or morning before surgery. I just want to thank all the OH people for the huge support tonight when I posted about backing out, yes pre-ops I thought tonight was it, not gonna do it. Actualy last night the 9th its late now and early Monday morning. I am so scared and freaking out so bad right now. Thanks to Pat for the phone call! My kids held on to me and didn't want to let go tonight when I hugged them for bed. I didn't want to let them go either. I think my daughter is really nervous and worried shes only 6 soon to be 7 the 20th of Jan. I guess I'll post again on the losin side and remember pre ops your reading what somone else was feeling just the way you were I just want to mention that cause I don't know whats going to happen so things could be either way for me when I look back later and read this. Follow your heart it won't generaly steer you wrong, till later........
Future Update2-4-05 Well I'm here made it to the other side! I wanted to wait to update so I didn't whine too much. I am doing good. Other than being shaky and low on energy I'm fine. I found out today though that I'm not eating enough! Imagine that! My sugery was fine, no problems at all. It really wasn't that bad and didn't hurt like I was told it would. I was really surprized. I didn't take pain pills even at home when I got there. Nothing. I am still stiff though like where my insicion is and the swelling and all and I had a big hernia repair along with this surgery and it was all OPEN!! I am eating lots of different things and having no problems. I am down 18lbs as of my 2 week weigh in and now its 3+ weeks but I don't have a scale. Just wanted to let you know how I was doing. All you pre ops don't back out and get scared its not that bad! Until later!
Future Update2-5-05 Well this sucks I weighed today for the first time since my Dr.s appointment and I haven't lost anything at all. What the hell is going on? I am really upset about this I didn't go through this for nothing. Its seems too early out to plateu. Really not happy right now...........
2-25-05 Well I had my 2 month appointment today. Not happy still! I have lost 6 more lbs. Thats it! I could understand if it was 3 or more months out but not this early. I haven't hardly lost since my second week out! My second week out! How can this be. I get barely 600 calories a day but I don't get all the protien I need. Yet the Dr.s office says don't worry about the protien. Then the nurse today says well if you lose 5lbs a month in six months that would be good! Bullshit, at 5lbs a month I would weigh 210lbs total for 6months. I THINK NOT! That sucks! I got a glider today and I'm hoping we get it going this weekend. I'm praying the excersise will help. If it doesn't then I'm not losing anymore and I'm not doing anything wrong! I feel like this is it anyway and the surgery was a failure due to my pouch being too big or my stoma(opening) and thats how I really feel. Everyone keeps saying hang in there but I can't. I just can't be happy about this no matter what. I hope and pray I'm sitting here a year from now laughing and remembering how I felt cause I'm almost at goal. Don't have anymore to say, other than I'm not happy at this point at all.
Well look how long its been and ya know what? Not ONE F@#$%$G pound! Nope not one! Nothing and all I hear is hang in there yet no one can compare to my now going on six weeks of not losing. I'm done I'm convinced. This is way too long to not be. I can't believe all this for 24lbs. This surgery sucks and the people never tell you that it fails or doesn't work do they?
Well I went to the Dr. yesterday with a freind that actually had the appointment not me and weighed and lost 3lbs. I'll take it. Not estatic about it after about 7wks of nothing you would think I would have lost a little more. By all means I should have. Now I'm down 27lbs and almost 3 months out. I guess if you divide that though it figures out to be about 10lbs/month 9 actually. Looks alot better that way! Still the way it looks in six months I won't even be close to my first personal goal which was 170. I'll just bareley be in the low 190's. Geez..............
4-22-05 Well alots happened, first I turned 35(uh)on the 18th well at least hopefuly I'll be smaller as i get older. I am down now as of 4-5-05 4lbs for that months checkup so that would make officialy 28lbs. NOW heres the cool part I am finally losing! I got sick(go figure) had a bug and kept having diareah, and got to 219 from 225 on the 5th! Finally got into my teens! I a so happy, now heres the really good news, I got up this morning and weighed 216!!!!!!!! Woo Hooo!! I have been walking this month really hard and at least every other day. Tried to up my water too. Please please keep it up body!! This I can do!!! I'm finally feeling more optimisitc!!! Until next update!
4-22-05 Happy Earth Day! Just wanted to share that I got up today and weighed 215! Then later in the day I weighed again and it was 214.5! I guess my body is finally letting go! ITS ABOUT TIME! GOD I HOPE THIS COUNTINUES!!! I know it won't realisticly but I think its way overdue for me and I'm still only about 39lbs down still not alot for most people this far out its almost 4 months now. Well gotta go!
4-23-05 Celebrated my 13th wedding anniversary tonight, 15 years together and its actually on the 24th. I felt really good hope i looked good. I ate normally tonight more than I should have, I had steak, baked potato, dinner roll 1/2, fried mushrooms, and took home a piece of coconut creme pie! What the hell? I didn't have any problems untill later when we finally got to bed *:D* I woke up around 45min later and by the next 6hrs that passed had been to the bathroom 11 times. Not sure what happened but I never felt like I dumped. Oh and I also had my first alcholol tonight and seemed to do fine. Its a bartles and james green apple drink applelicious I think. I wanted to take some pics for my profile since my loss so we did tonight riding around! I had fun!
5-5--5 OMG!!!!!!!!! I had my doctors appointment today, I weighed in at 211.6!!!! I lost 13.6lbs this month!!! Thats a total of 42lbs almost 43. Its still slow even though this month was good and better than any other except my Janurary first weigh in. Now I am so scared that it will stop again for a couple of months. You know if I knew that I would get to goal with a longer time period of doing it but at least I would get there I would be fine with the slow. I'm really happy now and getting into clothes of all kind that I haven't in years. I was concered that I wasn't going down in inches much cause I couldn't wear any different sizes I'm still in a lose baggy 22/24 I haven't tried much on until now. I don't have alot in smaller sizes that I can remember except jeans which won't work until winter cause its spring now. The last time I lost alot of weight I got to a lowest of 165-170. At that time I was just in a lose 18 and could get into a 16/15 being a little more snug so I have to remember that when I worry about my sizes not dropping. Until next time!
5-22-05 Hey everyone, well I decided to update. I'm still doing well thank goodness! I have lost (unofficialy)another 5.5lbs as of this morning! Thats since my Dr.s visit. I weighed 206 this morning! I was so happy! My visit was 2 weeks and 4 days. At almost 6lbs that would be about 3lbs per week! Wow its finally happening! Took long enough....anyway what bugging me is that no one says a word! I mean if I saw people everyday that know me it would be different but I don't at all I only see my family about once a month if that sometimes 2 or more. Still nothing, but thats okay they are just jealous. Nothing else it could be. They were anti surgery anyway cause of the problems but I have none so whats the probmem now??!! I'm doing well and hope by my next appointment to have lost 10 more lbs! Until next time....
6-3-05 Wow where do I start! I hit my first personal goal of 50lbs!!! Yeah!!!!!! Go me! Go me! Yesterday at the end of the day actualy something told me to just weigh, and I did and I weighed 203.5! I set my first personal goal at 50lbs which I guess is alot for a first goal but thats what I wanted! Whats funny is the next one is just 4lbs away! And thats to get under 200 and enter Onederland!!! I noticed that I wanted to lose 10 by the next appointment and really thought that wouldn't happend in fact never really thought about it cause I thought after the last 13.6lbs it would slow for a while but guess what? I have lost 8lbs so far and still have a week and 4 days to try so who knows! I am sooooo happy just still hoping it doesn't stop! Till next time!!! A person off the site had this video I love this song!
6-14-05 Hey! Well this is another good update! I lost 10.6lbs! I know I wanted too last month for this month but I never thought it would happen! Too cool...I actually saw Dr. Pearce today for the first time since surgery. Didn't know I could I guess you just have to ask. He said he would be happy at 150 for me but I would be better at 133 or 30 and thats where I want to be. I'm still overweight at 150 I think obese maybe just overweight. I have 71lbs to go. Seems like alot. I am having an issue though, he decided to give me phenterimine. I'm not sure what to think. My loss has been slow, and I can eat more than 5oz. usually about 6-7. Thats generaly only at dinnertime. Still I don't know what to do, I want to be thin but I shouldn't be doing this agian. I mena when you stop taking them appetite returns. So I'm trying to decide what to do. Take them or not. Now I wonder if I can pull another 10lbs off this month before next checkup. I'm gonna try but if I'm on a roll please don't let it stop! Not now! I'm setting my next goal at 180. This is small compared to the first one of -50 which I just hit this month and also am 2lbs away from my next goal which is ONEDERLAND!!!!!! Well until next time.....
I hit ONEDERLAND!!! I woke up and weighed and was 198! My appointment was on the 14th and I was 201.6 then. Officialy though I am still 201.6 cause I don't coun't it until my appointment but I currently weigh 197. This was just a quick note to say I hit Onederland, til next time....wonder what the odds are of me losing another 10lbs this month are?......
7-31-05 My doctors appointment was at a month and a half due to having to reschedule at my six month date so it was another 1/2 month about. I lost 14.8lbs!!!!!!! I just know that its not going to keep up this month thats too much and I can't get that lucky but damn am I going to try! Eeven 8lbs would make me happy! Actually if you figure it my one month was suppose to be the 15th and I know I was around 190 then so that would be 11lbs. The extra would be 4lbs. So I already lost 4lbs toward it maybe 4 more wouldn' be so hard. Since I haven't updated my inches in a while I thought I would so here it goes: chest-43 1/2 DDD(still) waist-33 1/4 hips-45 lft leg-24 rgt leg-24 arms l-13 r-13 neck-13 3/4 chin-22 3/4 wrist-l-6 r-6. Thats official. So until next time! Wish me LUCK.....
Well hey everybody, I finally went to my appointment after almost two months. I lost 12.6 lbs. I really haven't lost for almost 3-4 wks really cause I hit in my higher seventys 177-8 a week after my last appointment and have remained there until today and the last few days which I weighed 174.2 at the check up today. I was 173 this morning but I also started this evening so I'm not complaining. I am happy! I set my next personal goal about a month ago when I hit 180 to get to 160 by the 1st of November and now it seems like its not going to happen. After than will be 150 by my first year out. Since I started slowing down it has me worried. Thats only 1 month just about now until next goal. I've got to up my excersize which has been lagging big time latley. Gonna start Tae Bo, Belly dancing, and my glider. Since my ultimate goal of 130 isn't till October 31st 2006 I think I'm doing fairly well. The skin issue has finally hit me. I am looking into plastics. I have from 45-50lbs to go. Now I think I want to go to 125 since technicly I am overweight at right over 125. Crazy. Right now 150 looks gooooood! Well until next time hoping to hit 160!
10/30/05 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
Well I'm finally getting to update, my puter got zaped by lighting and been offline for over a week up unitl yesterday. I weighed 170 at my visit about 9 1/2 mo PO, so I've slowed down quite a bit but the last few months also were overlaps to other months. So I guess it figures about the same. I'm actually down since my visit(the last two visits were during aunt flo also) by my scale which says 167.5 and I'm really happy about that cause I'm not in my 170's anymore finally after two months+ of it I was really getting worried there that I was done seriously this time.
I think I will finally be able to breathe a sigh of relief when I hit my 150's about like I'm in my 160 at now where I'm under enough to stay even with water gain. At least then at 150 I'll be in the century club. If I can make it to 150 by my one yr anniversary date I will be happy! I think thats a good goal. I didn't reach my last goal though. My overall goal of 130 now thinking 125-20 maybe instead, I have set to reach by a year from now actually on Halloween! Its one of my favorite times of the year and I want to look really good in my costume next year. I would say thats very doable considering thats only 20-30lbs left to lose and 9 months to do it in. If I have plastics at 140 then that will pretty much take care of the rest! Gotta get through the holidays too and try to make a goal....geez help....later!
12-8-05 Well its been a little over a month and I had my appointmenton the 5th. I was 161.4. That morning my scale said 160 and the day before too but I ate and drank too. Plus I had on clothes so its all good. I was hoping to be down in the 50's by now but I have been sliding quite a bit and its the holidays which I'm doing pretty good so far the sliding is before and after really. Nine lbs over thanksgiving though is pretty good! I'm just aiming for 150 by my surgiversary. Long as it keeps coming till I reach goal or better Im good! This year for Christmas is gonna bite for not being able to get any clothes cause of being out of them but next yr. is gonna be fun, Merry Christmas!!
1-16-06 HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Well I should have updated by now but for one thing I'm not suppose to go back to the Dr for a couple of months from my last visit so no "official" weigh in and thats what sorta threw me. But unofficially I'm down to 153, I hit that the day of New Years Eve of all days and I was actually getting to go out and celebrate too since we never get to do anything hardly up until latley that is. This is the first New Years we've gone out in about 4yrs. Is a sitter thing. Lack of. Anyway so I'm officialy 100lbs down with about, 23 left to go. Thats if I stop at 130 which was what the doctor asked me what I wanted to be at when he did my first appointment. His goal was 150. Mine was 130 and he said he didn't see that being a problem espeacially not the 150. I really have decided to go down to about 120 or 115. If I can get there cause I know I'll go back and fourth or up and down so I want some play room. Anyway if I stay at 130 I'm still actually overweight of all the stupid things. I wont be normal until I am 124. That only puts me at one pound under overweight. Crazy isn't it but at 5ft thats why they say you need to weigh 100lbs. Apparently unless you do you look FAT! Being short sucks....so anyway thats where I'm at I didn't make the 150 by my one year and oh yeah its been a year! On the 10th. This time last year I was out of it but it did fly by. Just like they said it would. All you pre-ops hang in there it gets better, you will lose it no matter what you feel like and you'll be sitting here typing the same thing a year from now. For the record: I have NO problems other than slower weightloss but I'm okay with it, I never had any at all. I was what they call textbook perfect in all aspects. I was and still am the perfect surgical canidate. I can eat anything, I do dump somewhat but not like I should or want to for self control(surgery doesn't fix your head) my pouch was 3oz this worried me but apparently its okay. I will have to have plastics but thats part of it, I feel fine and look good apparently but still don't fully see it or feel it. I don't have problems with any foods like bread, pasta, fruit ect. and never have. Well thats about it if anyone wants to contact me feel free. Until next time and I won't update probably until my next Dr. appointment...later!!!
4-11-06 Wow its been about 4 months since my last appointment. I was told to come back in like two or three anyway but I'm almost at goal! I never in my life thought I would be here not even after my surgery. I didn't think I'd get here. I'm trying to absorb it and its not sinking in. Its harder than I thought to see yourself as small. Its my one year post even though its late, cause I just had my doctors appointment and I'm at 139. Its coming off slowly now and I can't say a word cause I'm not excersizing much at all so if I were I'd be below goal I bet easy. So spring is here and I'm gonna start, I swear! I want to get to 125 or 120 since 124 is where I'm just at normal. I'm joining the others in saying this is the best thing I've ever done for myself and I have NO REGRETS!!!! NOT ONE! I will post later sepreatly about the surgery and give a summary or overview of my take. I'm starting to look into plastics now too. It looks like if I had the money I would probably need about everything done. Arms, LBL, adominalplasty and breast. I will post more later about my journey...bye for now!
9-28-06 Well its been a long time since I have updated like 5 months almost 6 and guess what? I'm below goal!!!!!!!!!! I am soooooo happy! I never thought I would get here with the slow loss I had for so long and then it slowed again towards the end but I'm here! I never thought I'd be below goal. I was trying to get to 130 but after my original consult I realized sometime after that 130 would be according to the BMI still overweight. Now I'm below at 127 but that fluctuates wtih water. I just want to be down far enough that when it "fluctuates" I'm not over 130. Anywhere below 125 would be good like 123 or so because I'm just barley normal now. You don't get any breaks when your short and fat. You look fat quicker due to the height thing. I had my first PS consult. I'm looking at doing the TT with belt whatever it is all the way around and its gonna be $10,000. That doesn't include my arms and breast, and my thighs. Well it will have to weight for now cause I can't do that. My life has changed so much its unbelieveable how differntly people treat you. I don't quite know how to deal with the men since I've never been treated like I was hot before or whatever but I keep getting told. I don't know why it kinda bugs me. My hubby is having serious issues with it. He thinks I'm cheating all the time, and that hes losing me. He can't deal with the other men looking at me ect. Guess he'll have to work those issues out. Well until next time!
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So far my loss has been:
253 day of surgery this is messed a little since the office didn't have me in at exact times
2 1/2 weeks PO -18lbs
4 wks later -6lbs
3 mo checkup -4lbs
4 mo checkup -13.6lbs
5 mo checkup -10.6lbs
6 1/2 mo checkup(due to rescheduling)-14.8lbs/186.6
8 1/2 mo checkup(same stuff )-12.6lbs/174.2lbs
9 1/2 mo " " -4lbs/170
10 1/2? mo -9lbs/161lbs
Here are my inches since I never put them on here!
Chin(yes email me if you want to know how to measure your double chin shrinkage) 26in pre op-22 3/4 po
neck- 15 pre op-13 3/4 po-12 3/4(11-8)
chest-pre op 52-po 43 1/2-41(11-8)
waist-42 pre op-33 1/4 po-30 1/2(11-08)
hips-under the flap-56 pre op-41 po/accross belly button-59 pre op-45 po-40 1/2(12-8)
legs-L 33 pre-24 po-21 1/2(11-8) (didn't measure both) po R 24-22(11-8)
arms-15 both pre-po both 13-12(11-8)
wrist-pre both 7-po both 6
TOTAL LOSS SO FAR 12-8-05=77 INCHES!!!!
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Surgeon: Henry Pearce , M.D.
As of right now I haven't met him but have researched him and others and have decided on him. He has been licensed here in Oklahoma since 1964 and is in good standing with the State board of licensure with no disciplinary (sp?) actions taken on him. I feel I have made a good choice. *Update*I finally met my surgeon at the WLS seminar. He is very nice and listens very well to you and is very informative. I had my consult and Dr. Pearce sat next to me for 1 1/2 hours answered 4 pages of questions and NEVER rushed me. I've heard nothing but good things ever. He is the right surgeon.