Gayle T. 14 years, 11 months ago

As of October 1st which is my one year anniversary, I have lost 135.7 pounds. I have gone from a size 32 to 18/20. I could loose 64 more pounds until goal of 168. The only side affect I have is a lot of gas. Doctor does not know if it is from taking iron, breathing machine, or surgery. Any ideas out there to cure it. All my vital signs are improved greatly. Medicare and Combined Insurance paid every penny. I am able to get out of wheelchair and walk once a day around house. Take care and would do it again for sure. It has saved my life.

Frvsnt O. 14 years, 11 months ago

Good MORNING fellow October BABY!!!! - and an early Happy ONE YEAR Re-birthday to you!!! I’ll be in sunny Las Vegas for a week so I wanted to send you early salutations! 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. 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!!! If you have a few moments, please take the time to send well wishes to your fellow “re-birthday” buddies!!! It’s a great boost to them as well as yourself. I'd also like to invite you to participate in the October 2003 message board. We do have activity and enjoy hearing from our peers! Have a FANTASTIC DAY! RNY 10/31/03 down 121 pounds and at GOAL!!! -

Gayle T. 15 years, 11 months ago

Dispite my health issues of Post Polio Syndrome and sleep apnea I came through the surgery real well. Dr. said he thought I would be his most difficult patient but everything went really smooth. I thought surgery would prevent heartburn but still have a little so that is disapointing to me. The hospital stay was really good but thought the nurses desk was extremely noisy. Otherwise, wish doctor had more time to answer questions but know he is busy. So far so good. Have no side affects and didn't even believe they did anything until they showed me the x-rays. Thanks for the encouragement. Gayle

annette R. 15 years, 11 months ago

gayle I had the surgrey done on 11/26/02, it was done here at the UofM. I work here also can't say enough good things about the hospital and especially the dr. he's the best. good luck!! Annette

annette R. 15 years, 11 months ago

Melissa S. 15 years, 11 months ago

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.

Debbie B. 15 years, 12 months ago

Gayle - Best wishes for an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery. May God hold you and your surgery team in his precious hands.

Gayle T. 15 years, 12 months ago

Thanks a lot! Gayle

Laura M. 15 years, 12 months ago

Gayle ~*~ To live your life in your own way ~ To reach the goals you've set for yourself ~ To be the person you want to be ~ That is success ~ Author Unknown ~*~ Congratulations on making the journey of a lifetime. May God keep you safe in his arms during your upcoming surgery and throughout your recovery. God Bless...

Cathy W. 15 years, 12 months ago

I wanted to wish you well with your upcoming surgery. I hope that all goes well and that you are up and out and about real soon. I'll bet you are are doing a happy dance accompanied by a bundle of unwanted "NERVES", but don't worry be HAPPY! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Good Luck!
About Me
Green Bay, WI
Surgery Date
May 24, 2003
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