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Surgery Date: 12/02/2002
Surgery Type: Laparoscopic Lap Band
While-in-surgery Contact Info: My sugery will be held at Lennox Hill hospital NYC. I can be reached via email.
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|12/06/2002 06:24 AM|
Hi, im in NJ too but i was banded in Mexico. Congrats on choosing a safe and effective surgery!! You will do great. If you dont already know, there are bandsters'lists on Yahoo..just do a search for Bandsters..there is even a NJ-bandsters group and we meet once a month in bloomfield:-) Its a great support system..even just the message boards. And its nice to be able to talk to other bandsters online and face to face. Email me if you have any questions or ever need advice!!!! — Marni G.
|12/05/2002 10:38 AM|
DEVONTA WILLIAMS - Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery DeVonta - May God bless you on this special journey - kind regards Bernadette Reynolds — Bernadette R.
|12/05/2002 09:13 AM|
DeVONTA~~ ~~CONGRATULATIONS ON MAKING IT TO THE LOSING SIDE~~ May Each New Day Find You Feeling Better....There are so many people thinking nice thoughts about you and wishing you a quick, easy recovery......~~EVERYDAY WILL GET BETTER AND BETTER~~ — Sharon Neva
|12/05/2002 08:44 AM|
Hey DeVonta, Just wanted you to receive warm and fuzzy well wishes from tennessee. Take care and God bless — Sheila S.
|12/05/2002 07:20 AM|
Hello! I did it!!! The worst is over. I am home and feeling a little bit of soreness but that all. Thanks for the wonderful wishes, I really needed it. — DeVonta W.
|12/03/2002 04:04 PM|
Hi there, just wanted to let you know that I am wishing you a speedy and healthy recovery. How did things go. I am going to have the same surgery that you just had. Take care and make sure you tell us how it went. God Bless. — Barbara B.
|12/03/2002 12:11 PM|
Hi DeVo! You did it! I hope and pray you have a good and speedy recovery. I'm very proud of you. Girl, you have to tell me everything! I'm nervous about my consultation on Thursday. Call me when you get a chance. Luv Ya always. — Patty J.
|12/01/2002 06:27 AM|
Hi DeVonta, Best of luck with your surgery and know we are waiting to hear how everything went. Know that we are all thinking of you and wishing you well. Sissy in WV — Sissy I.
|11/30/2002 03:53 PM|
Hi DeVonta!You are on your way!! I know this is a scary and exciting time for you. You are going to do just fine!!! Just think, You are starting a journey that only a few travel. You should be very proud of yourself. I am proud of you!!!! Think of some of the new things you will be able to do like take a long bike ride, get on a amusement park ride and not worry if you will fit in the seat, cross your legs and the best of all have the energy to do these things!!! Everything will be just fine and know you have a wonderful group of people here to help you meet your needs. The best of luck on your surgery with a speedy and healthy recovery!! Skinny Wishes, Dawn Hodson — [Anonymous]
|11/30/2002 02:30 PM|
Hello and best wishes as your surgery date approaches. I hope everything goes smoothly at the hospital, and that all your needs are met there. I also hope you have a speedy recovery once you are home. May you meet all your personal goals. Congratulations and God Bless. — Linda B.
|11/29/2002 09:03 PM|
Best wishes for your up coming surgery. I'm sending prayers your way for a safe, successful surgery and a speedy recovery. God Bless. — Theresa F.
|11/29/2002 05:56 PM|
Wishing you a successful surgery and a speedy, uneventful recovery. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless... — myunicorn48
|11/26/2002 10:53 AM|
Good luck on your coming surgery. My prayers are with you, and hoping for an uneventful surgery, and a speedy, painfree recovery. Keep your focus on healing. Make sure you walk, and keep up your breathing exercise. YOU CAN DO THIS! See you on the other side. PS. If you check out my web page, be sure to sign the guest book there. Thanks. — Ron E.
|11/24/2002 08:08 AM|
Hi DeVonta~~Good luck with your surgery. My thoughts & prayers will be with you. ^j^ — socco58
|11/18/2002 07:16 AM|
Hi DeVonta Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, any one can start from now and make a brand new ending "There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow." ~ O. S. Marden "Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." ~ William Jennings Bryan "Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil." ~ James Allen "I asked God to give me happiness. God said, "No. I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you." ~ Author Unknown "Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life. "Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, 'Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary." ~ Anthony Robbins " ~ Harvey Mackay "Life is a challenge, but if you don't stand and risk you will never know if you were able to win or lose. Challenges are not a thing of winning or losing; they are a way of learning from them to become a better person every day! ~ Alexsander Rodriguez, P.R "Don't ask for it to be easy, ask for it to be worth it." Dan Kuschell "The most important question to ask is not 'What am I getting?' The most important question to ask on the job is 'What am I becoming?'"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however." - Richard Bach "In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins; not through strength, but through persistence." ~ Jackson Brown "I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning." ~ J.B. Priestly "Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult." ~ Julia Cameron "The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. That block of granite is often nothing more than a decision." ~ Thomas Carlyle "Being yourself is not remaining what you were, or being satisfied with what you are. It is the point of departure." ~ Sydney Harris "Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth." ~ Katherine Mansfield "Too often we are scared. Scared of what we might not be able to do. Scared of what people might think if we tried. We let fears stand in the way of our hopes. We say no when we want to say yes. We sit quietly when we want to scream. And we shout with the others, when we should keep our mouths shut. Why? After all, we do only go around once. There's really no time to be afraid. JUST DO IT." ~ Nike advertising campaign "I am convinced that attitude is the key to success or failure in almost any of life's endeavors. Your attitude - your perspective, your outlook, how you feel about yourself, how you feel about other people - determines your priorities, your actions, your values. Your attitude determines how you interact with other people and how you interact with yourself." ~ Carolyn Warner "Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives." ~ Author Unknown "It's never too late to be what you might have been." ~ George Eliot "For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it." ~ Author Unknown "Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson A wish changes NOTHING; A decision, changes EVERYTHING "So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will,they soon become inevitable." Christopher Reeves "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior." Isaiah 43:2-3 Everyone has beauty but not everyone sees it. "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they may have planned for you? Not much." ~ Jim Rohn May you always have an Angel by your side. Watching out for you in all the things you do. Reminding you to keep believing in brighter days. Have a safe journey to the other side and a speedy recovery Angela in Canada 406lbs BMI 63.6 -73lbs Dr Michael Grace Open RNY Life began May 16, 2002 I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears. Surely..I will heal you." 2 Kings 20:5 — piperkc
|11/16/2002 02:30 PM|
I called Dr. Roslins office about regarding short term disability. My company requires STD forms complete by the doctor as soon as possible. If I do not have this information completed, I will not get paid while Iím out of the office for surgery. I didnít get a warm and comfy feeling about getting the form completed. Let me back track for a minute. During my research on Dr. Roslin, I noticed that comment were harsh toward his Nurse Katherine. Well, all comments are true! She is not very comforting in her interactions with the patience. She doesnít return phone calls and can be down right nasty at times. When I met her at my first appointment, she gave me a packet and a list of all the appointments I need to complete. I have completed everything except the one week surgery confirmation. I will do this on Monday. My surgery date is 12/02. When I spoke to her regarding my short term disability forms, she mentioned I she hasnít received insurance clearance as of yet. She will worry about the short term disability one she receives this information. She wasnít forth coming with any information and now I am concerned. I donít even know if I will be approved. I am a little pissed off because I have, completed all the tests and doctor appointments. I have also had my pre-ops physical. I hope she isnít giving me the run around. What do you think?????????? — DeVonta W.
|11/15/2002 07:59 AM|
DeVonta, Best of wishes for an easy procedure and quick weight loss. KimmieTN — kimberley B.
|11/14/2002 08:43 PM|
DEVONTA~~ WELCOME TO THE AMOS MESSAGE BOARD~~~~ May you always have an Angel by your side..... Watching out for you in all the things you do...... Reminding you to keep believing in brighter days......Finding ways for your wishes and dreams to come true......Giving you hope that is as certain as the sun.....Giving you the strength of serenity as your guide......May you always have love and comfort and courage -- — Sharon Neva
|11/14/2002 08:09 PM|
11/14/2002 This is my first post. I havenít said much about the process to date so I thought I would bring you up to date. I am 5í 10Ē and weigh 325 pounds today. :) Originally, I planned to have my surgery done by Dr Bessler and Eva Fischer. This didnít work out. Their program at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital doesnít cover Cigna insurance. At least when I attended the seminar 12 months ago. Evidently, they did accept Cigna PPO at one time but do not anymore. So there I went on a search for a new doctor and found Dr. Roslin at Lenox Hill. I made my appointment with his nurse Katherine in June 2002. I didnít get to see the doctor for my first consultation until September 2002. It was a long and painful wait. But it gave me time to continue my research and gather together all my questions for the doctor. The consultation went smooth Dr. Roslin answered all of my questions and went through the procedure for Adjustable Gastric Banding (The Lap). Once he was confident that I understood all the WLSís, we agreed that the Band was the best option for me. Dr. Roslin gave me a full physical and set my surgery date for December 2, 2002. To date I have had my psychological evaluation, met with the nutritionist and last Tuesday I have my pre op exam. I passed all tests with flying colors. Now I wait. There is only 2 Ĺ more week before the big day. Wish me luck!!!!!! — DeVonta W.
|11/12/2002 04:00 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.
|11/04/2002 09:25 PM|
DeVONTA~~BEST WISHES ON YOUR WLS JOURNEY~~ May the world hug you today with its warmth, and love..... Pray it whispers a joyful tune in your heart..... And may the wind carry a voice that tells you there is a friend sitting in another corner of the world wishing you well! — Sharon Neva
|10/23/2002 11:13 PM|
Best wishes and much success on your re-birthday! You'll be a big loser in no time...LOL! Hugs, — Marty W.
|10/19/2002 08:32 PM|
best of luck on your upcoming surgery.dr. roslin is the greatest.you are in great hands. — suzanne J.
|10/04/2002 08:55 AM|
Congratulations on your upcoming surgery. I wish you the BEST and my thoughts and prayers are with you as you make this life change. Hope you have a wonderful surgical experience and speedy complication free recovery! Your soon to be a BIG LOSER!! Hugs and Blessing from a Michigan WLS sister~ (RNY 2/8/02 -129# from 369 to 240) — jackie_h1
|10/01/2002 02:25 PM|
ďDestiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.Ē William Jennings Bryan. Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you only have one life and one chance to do all the things that you want to do. The happiest people donít have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes along their way! May God hold you in the palm of His hand and Angels watch over you! — Becca K.
|09/30/2002 04:30 AM|
HI DEVONTA I just want you to know that I am praying that you will have a quick and smooth recovery to the losing side. LORD BLESS — MommaAngel