Hebron, IN, USA
Surgery Date: 07/26/2003
Surgery Type: Open RNY
While-in-surgery Contact Info: My surgeon had an opening on a sooner date so I took it. My original date was August 4th and I'm now going in 9 days sooner!
Angel Name: Karacinda Dobson (Wife)
|07/26 08:04 AM|
Good Morning!!!! - and a Happy ONE YEAR Re-birthday to you!!! I found this quote and just love it! When running up a hill, it’s alright to give up as many times as you wish – as long as your feet keep moving. By - Shoma Morita M.D. I can only imagine that your experience has been wonderful. Full of changes and new experiences. I can hardly wait to see what I look like and feel like one year out!!! Congratulations to YOU!!! If you have an opportunity and/or haven’t already, please stop by and update your profile! We’d all love to know how well you’ve progressed!!! Have a FANTASTIC DAY! RNY 10/31/03 down 114 pounds!!! — [Anonymous]
|08/04 12:29 PM|
Congratulations on making it to the losing side. I am so glad that you are not in much pain and you had an easy surgery. I can only hope that mine goes as well. I am so excited and can't wait until that day comes. Good luck to you as you continue on your weight loss journey. — [Anonymous]
|08/04 10:15 AM|
Just wanted to let everyone know that my recovery is going perfectly. I couldn't ask for any more. I'm not in much pain right now. A little sore after sleeping and first beginning to move in the morning. That goes away quickly. I have lost most of the weight I gained from the I.V.'s in the hospital and a little more. According to my scales I'm down about 5 pounds from when I went into the hospital. I know I still have some fluid from the I.V.'s to loose because my feet and legs are still a little swelled. I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers. They meant so much to me. I have to thank the WISH Center. My experience with this surgery was fantastic. I was in some pain in the recovery room until they got it under control but after that it really wasn't as bad as I expected. The Hospital Staff was out of this world. I had a lot of experience with Hospitals due to my moms several years battling cancer and my dad's 2 strokes. I have never had an experience like the one at Provena Mercy. I can't say enough about them. They were then when I needed them. The Hospital was very clean. They were pretty open to my family being there whenever I wanted. I could go on and on about the Hospital and staff. I appreciate each and every one of them so much. The WISH Center has also helped the Hospital with a family activity area on that floor. It has a networked PC for patients as well as very wide and comfortable chairs throughout the nice large room. We spent some significant time there as a family. It was very nice. Well I'll try to update more after my 2 week follow up on the 11th. Thanks again for everyones thoughts during my surgery. It helped knowing everyone was out there thinking of me. — Dwayne D.
|08/02 05:09 AM|
Hey Dwayne! I wish you so much luck for a successful surgery and recovery! Luck be a lady! *HUGZ* — Lady L.
|07/29 08:22 AM|
~*~I SAID A PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY~*~ I said a prayer for you today And know God must have heard- I felt the answer in my heart Although He spoke no word I didn't ask for wealth or fame, I knew you wouldn't mind, I asked Him to send treasures Of a far more lasting kind, I asked that He'd be near you At the start of each new day, To grant you health and blessings And friends to share your way. I asked for happiness for you In all things great and small, But it was for His loving care I prayed the most of all. — Naes Wls J.
|07/29 08:14 AM|
Hi Dwayne, I am glad that your surgery was successful. Know that God is watching over you and we will all be praying for your speedy recovery. BIGGHUGGZZZZ — [Anonymous]
|07/28 06:33 PM|
Dwayne, Congratulations!!! May God bless you with a speedy recovery and may He hold you in the palm of His hands as you heal and begin your new journey. Take Care!! — Rhonda W.
|07/28 04:22 PM|
This update is from the computer in the activity room at the Hospital. I had my surgery on Saturday July 26th and all went very smoothly. I could have gone home today. Because of the length of ride I had home the Doctor gave me the option of staying tonight and leaving in the morning, so I chose to do so. I appreciate everyone's prayers and well wishes. They meant a lot to me. Things couldn't have gone much better so far and the Hospital is beyond wonderful. I had the surgery at Provena Mercy Center in Aurora Illinois since that's where the WISH center does all of their Illinois surgeries. I just can't say enough about Provena. I'll write more later. — Dwayne D.
|07/27 05:31 AM|
My prayers are with you for a smooth recovery. — Lisa B.
|07/25 08:28 AM|
Dwayne may this journey bring you greater health and healing.. God is so good and I pray that he watches over you and brings you through to the other side without harm... Continue to look up when you want to give up .. He will be there for you for he said I will never leave you nor forsake you.. Hugs — [Anonymous]
|07/25 06:34 AM|
My prayers will be with you as you go through the surgery and recovery. May your strength be restored; your recovery be swift and your tender heart be renewed. — Melissa S.
|07/25 04:36 AM|
Best wishes and lots of prayers for a problem free surgery and a speedy recovery. Elizabeth — Elizabeth H.
|07/24 07:25 AM|
Many prayers and blessings are being sent to you for a safe and uneventful journey. 7/10/02 OPEN RNY — [Anonymous]
|07/23 04:46 PM|
Good Luck Dwayne!! May your slide to the losing side be as uneventful and pain free as possible. This is such an exciting time in your life. Take care and God Bless........ — Linda W.
|07/21 02:23 PM|
I would like to thank everyone for your well wishes, concerns and prayers. I feel I am fortunate enough to be in one of the best programs I have seen or checked into. I also was fortunate enough to get the most experienced surgeon on their staff. I thank each and every one of you from the heart and sincerely appreciate the time each of you have taken to send me personal messages regarding my surgery. I am so excited now that I'm only 5 days away. I will post an update as soon as I feel up to it after surgery. I will be praying for each of you as well. Especially you Mama Angel. I read your story and I hope you can find a way to have this surgery some day. I would keep checking into it. Perhaps a different answer lies behind a different door. Thanks again to everyone! Dwayne — Dwayne D.
|07/20 06:40 PM|
Dwayne - Best wishes for an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery. May God hold you and your surgery team in his precious hands. — Debbie B.
|07/20 03:46 PM|
Congratulations on getting through the approval process, Your big day is next and then you will be on the losing side. Try to hang in there and stay focused and take one day at a time. Remember your AMOS friends are always here for support. 24-7~*~Hugs~*~ — Naes Wls J.
|07/20 01:05 PM|
Dwayne WOW!your day is almost here! I know you are going through a whirlwind of emotions about now as the day draws nearer...... I can still remember them and I am here to tell you they are NORMAL.... so hang in there soon you will be on the losing side enjoying the positives of WLS. I am praying for a safe journey and a speedy recovery. hugs and God Bless Maureen — Maureen R.
|07/20 09:04 AM|
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I pray you have an easy Journey free of complications. — Beverly B.
|07/20 01:47 AM|
Almost empty page here for SAT. LORD BLESS — Momma A.
|07/19 11:13 AM|
I wanted to wish you well with your upcoming surgery. I hope you have a speedy recovery and are up and out and about real soon!! I'll bet you are a bundle of nerves, but don't worry be HAPPY! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Good Luck!! — [Anonymous]
|07/18 07:36 PM|
Hi. Congrats, you are on your way to the losing side. You have made a valiant decision for a healthier lifestyle and I applaud you. Good luck on your upcoming surgery and I hope you have a speedy and painless recovery and success on the rest of your journey. — Justin F.
|07/16 03:26 AM|
Best wishes and extra prayers for smooth surgery and recovery. A positive mental attitude is your best preparation! You'll do great with this life-saving tool! — Karen N.
|07/03 05:13 PM|
HI DWAYNE I just want you to know that I am praying that everything will go smooth as you journey to the losing side. LORD BLESS — Momma A.