Hello.  My name is Bill.  Glad you stopped by!  Like many of you I have been overweight for most of my life.  I did go through a skinny period in my mid to late 20's, but I had to starve myself to get down to 225 lbs.  Needless to say I gained my weight back and then some.  I have participated in several weight loss programs, and tried Atkins for 3-4 months until it became extremely boring.

I was interested in the Lap-Band, but have since decided that the Vertical Sleeve is the surgery for me.  A co-worker had this procedure done last summer and she has had a great experience with the procedure and her weight loss.

I have been to a seminar and have been through the preliminary medical evaluation at MMPC in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  This was in May 2007.  I was turned down at the time due to the BCBS insurance restrictions.  I started seeing my doctor each month for a weigh-in, diet counseling, blood pressure monitoring, etc.  I have had the same family doctor for 13 years and he supports my decision to pursue weight loss surgery.

I hope to have surgery in the spring of 2008.

About Me
Surgery Date
Feb 16, 2008
Member Since

Friends 17

Latest Blog 12
My clothing sizes
The question is: am I a dumper?
8 weeks out from surgery - it hasn't been easy...
6 weeks out and livin' large - um, not as large as I was!
Amost a month out! WooHoo!
One week on soft foods, one more to go!
Ten days out from surgery and on soft foods!
One Week Out and Struggling with this Diet
Post Surgery