Carebearette 14 years, 3 months ago

Happy 4th year anniversary - sound like you are doing great. It is success stories like yours that makes me know I can do it if I use the tool God has entrusted to me.

Becca K. 17 years, 3 months ago

Happy ONE Year Anniversary to You! I hope that this post finds you healthy and happy. Please remember to drop by and update your profile from time to time. It's important for others to be able to see how we post-ops do on our journeys. You never know who you might inspire. Have a great day.

kylakae 17 years, 7 months ago

Karen, happy 8 month anniversary! You look terrific in your last photo! Keep up the good work!

pattyw 18 years, 3 months ago

Best wishes on you surgery tomorrow. I know you will do great!! E-mail me when you feel up to it. And let me know how you are doing. Take care. I will be having surgery with Dr. Appel sometime in the next months.

potterylady 18 years, 3 months ago

Hi Karen, I had surgery with Dr.Appel on 5-31-01. Good luck with yours and contact me if you want to talk. You sound like you are doing fine, that your head is in the right place. You are going to do great. Talk to you later

lissapayne 18 years, 3 months ago

Hi....I really wish you luck with your upcoming surgery. I had mine on May 15th and it has been the most wonderful thing I have ever done for myself. If you wanna talk or ask me anything at all please feel free to email me. I will pray that your recovery is safe and complication-free.HUGS*

AngelNTx65 18 years, 3 months ago

Karen~My best to you with your upcoming surgery.I wish you a speedy recovery.This will be the greatest thing you have ever done for yourself. Please keep us posted. God Bless~Kim

Karen M. 18 years, 3 months ago

8/29/01 - I had my preop testing on 8/27, glad that step is done. I'm really, really excited and can't wait for the surgery. I have some wonderful friends and family who are being so supportive and encouraging. The wait to get my surgery date was the most frustrating time!! I started the process right after New Year's Day 2001. I soon was told that I had elibibility & benefits, so I could do the psych eval. Had that in 2/01. Then they told me in 3/01 that the surgery was approved and gave me a precert #. I then had my gallbladder ultrasound & barium swallow. The last thing was to meet with the surgeon & go over signing consents. That was on 4/13/01, and from that day to the very end of July, I was WAITING!!! I thought I would go nuts before I finally got THE call. Then I started taking care of odds & ends I wanted to have completed prior to surgery. I work at a great job that has been very supportive about this whole thing. I am also very fortunate to have short term disability so I will be paid while I am out. God has been good. I pray for wisdom & skill for my surgeon, and no complications for me every day.
About Me
Duluth, GA
Surgery Date
Aug 25, 2001
Member Since

Before & After
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My heighest weight ever, about 3 days prior to surgery 9-6-2001. BMI 46.9
300 lbslbs
I love my size 6/small clothes! I am 5 yrs postop and still doing great. BMI 21.9
140 lbslbs

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