All I can say is that carrying around all this weight is making me tired.... I am ready.... I'm not healthy and I am need to be, I am so unhappy because of this weight and I need some help.
Surgeon: Alan Posner, M.D., F.A.C.S.
7-24-2003 Hey guys, today was my first postop visit and I am pround to say that I am now on the losing side. I am currently down by 14lbs.... I am so happy. Dr Posner told me to keep up the good work.... This was the best gift that anyone could ask for.. The only thing that I need to focus on is vitamins.... I need to get those in and I am trying really hard. But other than that I am good no problems. I finally got those steri strips off and that was so good because I wanted to rip them off myself. Well once again good luck to all those that are in line, trust that your number will be called next.... Catch you later Juanita
7-18-2003- well I am considered a lose now, on the other side and hopeffuly on my way.....My day was July 11 and everything went well.... I have noting but great things to say about the hospital. The nurses were very nice and intrested in what procedure that I had done. I tried to share as much info as I could when I wasn't being sent to heaven with that pain medication.... but yeah everything went.... i will share with full details at a later time..... but just wanted you guys to know that I am on the other side... Thanks for all the prayers and warm wishes...... Thanks
6-20-2003 Hey Hey hey hey...... Guess what?????? I have a date July 11 @ 8am.... I will be having Lap Rny... I am so happy, I don't know what to do..... I wish everyone well that are on the other side and those who are on their way like myself...... Update soon....later...
5-26-2003- Hey guys I haven't updated in awhile so here we go.... Where to begin is the question? Well since the last time I was here I had my psych eval and that was a mess, the shrink stated that I was depressed and I suffered from anxiety. She also felt that I wasn't generally the TYPE of person that she gives these evals to, her words " I usally see people who are 400 pounds plus looking to have this sugery" so basically I felt that her mind was made up then and there, she wanted to spend our time chatting on me eating vegtables and other stuff like that, which bothered me because I felt that she only had to report that I was of sound mind and that I knew what I was facing and getting into.... Well needless to say she reported to Dr. Posner that I needed to be treated for the depression and see a nutrionist, so I went to see the nutrionist on last week tuesday and she gave me the consult paper and I faxed over to ann, so now this being treated crap... Pills are not for me,so she said that we could meet and talk.... uh no!!! But anyway Dr. Posner stated that she was somewhat unclear of what actually needed to be documented so I made another appointment to see another doctor her name is Lynette Wee and I see her this coming Thursday.... she seems really down to earth she called my case manager at BCBS and they talked and she asked what was needed and Mary told her and that was all, so we will see.... Let's keep our fingers crossed and hopefully I can become a loser sometime this month or next.....well that is all the drama thus far, I will keep you posted.....Oh and congrats to MaryKay, I hope that all goes well for her.....
4-27-2003 Hello to all once again...Well my journey is still at a stand still. I am having a problem with this whole psych eval. Dr. Lackner isn't covered by my insurance and I had to seek out to find a doctor of my own, so I just found one, she is also located in ECMC her name is Susan Krausner and we have an appointment on the 12th of May that is so far away, but hopefully is will come quick and that will finish everything hopefully.....My case manager at BCBS is just waiting for the notes from the visit and hopefully I will have an approvalso we will see... just thought that I would share that will you..... Good Luck to Darlene and Kelly, they will be the first losers in our Posner Posse so congrats to the two of them.....
3-29-2003 Hello to all... well it has been awhile since my last update and since then I have found out some bad news about my health condition...Well on teh 25th I went for an endocopy and the results came back on friday and they were postive meaning that I have a stomach infection (hploryi) and a hehetial hernia. So I am on three medications and I guess I will be taking them for at least a few weeks and then all will be fine...I hope as far as approval goes Dr. Posner stated that he was submitting everything for approval so now we wait... so until then everyone take care and you are all in my prayers you Loser's and soon to be Loser's (Smile)
3-9-03 Well it has been a while since I have posted, the reason being is that I was beginning to get discouraged. I had completed all the things that was needed except for one test(endoscopy) and it was taking forever for me to receive the appontment in the mail, but I got it yesterday. I also emailed Dr. Posner and he told me not to be discouraged and that one the results from the endoscopy comes back then we can take the next step and I should have my wls by the spring. So I guess that was nice to hear, but it just seems like I have been waiting for ever....I'll keep in touch
1-29-2003 Well today was my first visit with doctor Posner and I have nothing but great things to say about this man. He was upfront, honest and got to the point, no sugar coating did he provide. I love him for that. Today we got alot accomplished, I have a few things test to complete before I do the whole approval, but for the most part he said once that I am approved it will be about 4 to 6 weeks after so I am gonna try and do everything that I need to complete by the end of next week and then get the results for him. SO I am on my way... I just ask that you all keep me in your prayers and I will do the same for you. Thanks
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