VSG Maintenance Group
One Year Appointment w/Dr. C
Had my one year (14 months) Appointment with Dr. Cirangle..........
Best Dr. Appointment I ever had!
He was "Thrilled" with my weight loss.... I weighed in at 157lbs. !!!!!
As many of you know I've been going through revision after revision.....180-175-170-165-160
Looks like I'm gonna settle in at 155lbs.
As far as weight goes.... He says I'm right there.... right at 100% loss of excess weight.
He now wants me to "Hold" this weight for a year. (I guess it's my new short term goal)
I also met with Amy the nut the day before..... She wants me to start adding more veggie and fiber to the mix. (I also told her and sent her a link to this group....she showed interest in it)
When I asked him about any changes/tips for maintenance...... I didn't get the response I was looking for........
He said (Dr.C's words...not mine!): "Just keep doing what your doing! Anyone who can lose this kind of weight in this time frame and have perfect labs.....knows what there doing."
He also said...."You have been perfect..... I don't want to mess with perfection..stay vigilant"
I'm like......Okie Dokie.......Thinking I'm so far from perfect.... Dude just put all the pressure back on me! He must trust me?
He than said (after some other chit chat..... If you need me... you know how to get a hold of me.... otherwise see me in 3 months.
So..... needless to say.... I'm thrilled with my results and my surgeon !!!!!
All my life I've been going to see a Doctor and they were always telling me to lose weight......
Note: For you self payers that have to pay for your labs. The one year lab panel is huge..... Quest wanted $2500 including a couple more tests for my cardio doc. With there cash discount it would been about $1600
OH member "goodlife" works for a company call "Direct Labs" www.directlabs.com She was able to get me a great deal..... I won't give the exact number..... Lets just say it was less than a thousand. The tests are done by Labcorp.
Highest Weight: 380 Consult Weight: 357 Surgery Weight: 309
Goal Weight: 220 (9/29/10) Revised Goal Range 215-220 Current Weight: 224
Plastics: Circumferential Lower Body Lift - 11/18/2011
Gynecomastia - 6/14/2012
Is the Direct Labs place just a bay area thing or could I send stuff infrom out of town?. I too have the one year coming up which will actually be about 14 months in January and due to high deductable i will be paying out of pocket for all this. So i am interested in whatever deal is available but i live 280 miles away from SF. Will check out the web site for direct labs.
But you are now the poster child for outstanding success with the vsg. And you have become quite the cook and food stylist in the process. Everyone in this group knows the magnitude of what you have achieved and that it needs to be celebrated. 100% excess weight loss in the amount that you had to lose is a very very special accomplishment and we all salute you! If you get any skinnier you are going to have to go buy those jeans in the kids department! Congrats. Diane
Try this link:
Lapcorp is national.
What I did:
- Contact OH member "goodlife"
- Send her your blood orders from Dr. C
- Open an online account with direct labs
- She has someone from direct labs send you a quote.
- You pay direct labs.
- You go to any Labcorp office to get your blood taken.
- About a week later you get your results at your private online direct labs account.
- I than forwarded my results to Dr. C and my cardio doc.
Was pretty easy and the cost savings are amazing......
Hope this helps!
By the way.... OH member goodlife is great!
And may i say again that your sucess is outstanding. Doesn't it feel just so good! Diane