Hi everyone. I haven’t been here for a while. I am looking for friends, and would love it if you would send me a friend request. I feel like I have lost touch with my friends, which is totally my fault. No excuse, except for “life happens”.
I don’t know how many of my old friends are still here. I hope they are doing well, and I hope to make new friends as well, to continue this phase of my weight loss journey.
I got a revision from “The Band” to “The Switch” late last year. I am very happy with my surgeon, whom I wish to keep anonymous. It is a surgeon in the US, and he has a very good reputation in the weight loss surgery community. One of the many reasons I wish to keep him anonymous is that I do not wish to have any mistakes I may make, or things I may say, reflect poorly on him or his staff, which I adore. I also do not wish to get into any “my surgeon rocks & your surgeon sucks (paraphrasing)” discussions, which I have seen in the past with other people.
My philosophy is that all surgeries can be the right choice for the right person. If my friends can lose weight with the Band, the Sleeve, the Bypass, or the Switch, then I am supportive and very happy for them. I think we should also support and help people that are able to lose weight and overcome obesity with no surgery; I wish I were one of them, but I am not. If you agree that we should support all people that try to lose weight, regardless of method (except anorexia and bulimia), then please send me a friend request.
I had about (roughly) 150 pounds to lose, of which I have lost about 50 so far. I hope to continue my journey with my existing and new friends here until I hit my goal, as well as afterwards. Hope this message wasn’t too long. Thanks for reading it, my friends.
Revision #2 Dr John Rabkin June 21, 2013; First Revision DS - Dr Maguire 5-18-09; First DS 7-15-2003 Dr Clark Warden = Third time is the charm
Got a lap band in 2008. Tried hard, but didn't lose much weight & developed swallowing problems. Fought my insurance company for almost a year & finally had a band to DS revision on 5/11/12. Have now lost 125 pounds. Yay!