3-25-03 I have gone to my consult visit now I have to wait to have my EKG
Hospital Reviews(Birmingham, AL) - Carraway Methodist Medical Center
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Surgeon: Andrew DeWitt, M.D.
4-03 I have had my EKG it was good. Now I have an appt. for my psyche consult May 30,2003.
5-28-03 APPROVED for surgery
5-30-03 Had my psyche consult today a little nervous. I will go back next week for a follow up visit.
6-7-03 Went back to see Dr. Anna today she said all is fine.
6-30-03 I HAVE A DATE!!!! July 21, 2003. My sister and I are doing this together we can not wait hope nothing happens that the date is changed. Only 3 weeks from today. I have not told my children yet one is 8 years old the other is 4 years old. Will tell the when it is closer. My oldest does not like to be away from me at this time don't know how this will be. WE have to go see a dietician on July 9th at 10:00 then go to the 1st. floor at the hospital then on to see Dr.Dewitt. Hy husband is happy for me but is worried that I may gain it back like some one else we know.
7-14-03 ONE WEEK and counting. Started the liquid diet today. It is now lunch time and I will have chicken broth, sugar free-fat free jello, also sugar free-fat free pudding and sugar free lemon aid. Yummmmm.
7-20-03 I have to be at the hospital at 4:30 a.m. it is about a hours drive. Today is liquids only. I have been doing ok so for. I have lost 10 pounds since Monday. I am not looking forward to drinking that stuff tonight, I have to drink it at 5:00 p.m. Thank you to all who have sent me e-mails just keep me in your prayers. My sister is also having the surgery tomorrow, please pray for her too. Thanks again. Will up date all of you later.
7-24-03 I came home yeaterday no problems at all. I am trying to eat and drink the correct foods but seem so hungry and this 3 days after post-op. Please HELP!!!!!
7-31-03 Back at work as of Tuesday 7-29-03. I am doing o.k. very tired. I guess I should have waited another week. I have my post-op visit on 8-7-03 I hope I am losing. My husband said he can tell that I am.
8-5-03 I must be doing things wrong because I get hungry I am eating two oz. at a time. After I eat is when I get to wanting more food.
8-10-03 I went to see Dr. DeWitt on Thursday 8-7-03 and had lost 29 1/2 pounds. My sister had lost 30 pounds. We both are doing great. Our mother made us some chicken salad. It was the best. I told mother that was the first real food I had, had in about
3 1/2 weeks. Also on Sat. 8-9-03 We went to the support group meeting in Birmingham it was great.
8-23-03 Thurs 8-21-03 Was 1 month post op. I have lost a total of 37 lbs and 33.25 inches. But today I feel bad and have for the last couple of days. The thought of food made me very sick. Went to a local Dr. and he said I have a very bad sinse infection I got a shot, Amox. and some sinse med. Hope to feel better soon.My next post-op visit is Sept.4, 2003 hope to have off at least 45 lbs.
10-14-03 It has been along time since my last up-date. I will try to do better. I have lost 62 pounds in just over two months. I go back to see Dr. Dewitt in Dec. Trying lots of different types of food and so for they have not made me sick, got a little hot but not sick. I have lost over 33 inches total, I will measure again in a couple of week. I try to measure on or around the 21st. of each month. Good luck to all.
12-2-03 It has been 41/2 months and I have lost 861/2 pounds. Down from a size 26/28 to a 18/20 and feel great. This has to have been the best thing that I could have ever done for myself.
I go to see Dr. Dewitt on 12-11-03. I hope to have 90 pounds off by then. If I would walk like I should I could get their faster.
12-16-03 Saw Dr. Dewitt on Thursday 12-11-03 had lost 88 lbs. by his scales and 90 1/2 by my scales. Hes did blood work this time to make sure I am doing good getting enough vits. protine and to check my iron. Have not heard back on that yet.
1-12-04 I hope every one had a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year. The other day I told my sister ( who has also had WLS that this is the first year in many many years that my resolution was not to go on a diet. What a wonderful feeling to not have to worry about that. I have lost as of this a.m.
991/2 pounds. My birthday is on the 26th and back in Oct. I told my husband that if I could lose 100 pounds by my b'day that I wanted a past,present, future ring not just any ring but atleast 1.5 ct. want a 2 ct. I think he is looking. I will let all of you know.
1-27-04 I have lost 104lbs. I did not get the ring, maybe later.
2-15-04 I have the ring!! it is beautiful. I got it on 1-30-04. As of this am I have lost 108 pounds. I am so happy that I had the surgery. I am look-n-good. if I say so my self. Also feel great. I am wearing the newest style clothes now. Short skirts and sweaters and feel goo about my self my husband even thinks I look good. He is not one to say so but he does now.
4-29-04 I think back to this time a year ago and the change that has taken place in my life. I am down 117.5 pounds as of this am.
I have done this since July 21, 2003 I would like to lose another 30-35 lbs. but if I do not, I am happy just where I am. I think I look great and feel wonderful. I am wearing Med/Large tops and a 14 skirt and in some paints I can wear a 14. I can not remember the last time that I wore these sizes. That is coming down from a 26/28 and a 3X/4X. WHAT A BIG CHANGE. I love the new me!!!!!!! I was looking at some old photos that was made last Easter Big Big change (like 117.5 lbs. change)
6-8-04 The weight loss has gotten much slower now. I have lost 119.5 to 120 pounds now. I am very happy but I wanted to have lost at least 25 or 30 more pounds by now. I go to see Dr. DeWitt Thursday 6-10-04 for my 1 year check up. I hope he thinks I am ready to go to the plastic surgeon soon.
9-30-04 I have now lost 123 pounds all I want to loose is 25 more pounds. It just want come off. But over al I am very happy with what I have lost. I go back to se Dr. DeWitt on Dec 9,2004 maybe then he will think I am ready for plastic surgery.
2-17-05 Today I go for my 18 month check up with Dr. DeWitt (he is the best) by n=my scales I have lost 132 pounds. I hope he thinks it is time to see the plastic surgeon. I hoped this whe I saw him in June but he said no. I have been doing great I am in a size 12 now and loving it. My husband thinks I look great. I would like to loose about 16 more pounds, but now I snack more than I should. I will up date at a later date.
2-21-05 Well my visit went well I do not have to go back until next Feb. He wants me to wait for another 6 months before I have plastic surgery. I will up date later.
11-1-05 I have a date for my P.S it is Jan.18,2006 My mom does not want me to have it. My husband thinks it will be O.K.The hospital is known for staff infection.
I am to have a tummy tuck and boob lift.
7-31-03 Dr. DeWitt is the best. So kind and carring. I just love him and his staff.
But he is wans you to follow his rules. Such as walk the halls in the hospital at least 8 times aday. That is not to hard, except for the day of surgery. The get you up before you can hold youe eyes open good. Taht was the worst part of the walk. I think if you deside to see Dr. DeWitt you will be very happy.