MichelleHTML OHVolunteer 15 years, 10 months ago

Hi Rene, You've been waiting for this day, and now it has arrived. This is the first part of many phases that you will endure. I'm wishing you the best, and I'm hoping that you have a safe and speedy recovery. We are going to miss you on the HTML Team, but I'm sure you will bounce back and be back with us in a flash. God Bless and Take care, we'll be thinking of you. Michelle

Vickie HTML 15 years, 10 months ago

Prayers and hugs for an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery!

LAR 15 years, 10 months ago

Rene, So glad that your day is finally here. This is another big step in your journey; it is your PS day! I pray that you have a minimal pain and a speedy recovery. ((((HUGZ)))) ~LA

Shannon 15 years, 10 months ago

Rene *hugs* Wishing you the best for your surgery tomorrow. I hope you heal fast and have no pain. Just think wooo nice flat tummy! Take care.

princesssplenda 16 years, 9 months ago

Rene, Thanks again for the pretty spruced up page! I see your a very busy girl and I wanted you to know again how much I appreciate it! Candy

Spirit-N-Me 17 years, 4 months ago

Hello Rene, I have read your post I am fairly new to this site less than a week I actually found it by mistake while researching bariatric surgery. I am so happy for you. I live in Chicago and wanted to ask you a few questions if you don't mind. According to your profile before your surgery you and I had the same BMI of 44 and we also have the exact same insurance plans. I know it took some time to get your surgery approved can you give me an approximate length of time you had to wait for approval? Also were they really specific on what was required for approval of the surgery? I'm really curious to know because I seriously want to do the surgery. Also is it better to schedule an appointment with your PCP first or the surgeon you choose. I hope this is not too personal did you have any comorbidities before the surgery? and last but not least I would love it if you could help me spruce up my page I really like yours.

tracy W. 17 years, 5 months ago

In all things Remember,that the one above loves you,that He holds us all in his loving arms,He knows each of us by name.He said anything you ask for in "my name" will be given to you.So in His name I pray for you,that you be given strength, endurance,love,peace and most of all long life.In Jesus' name. When you wake up and see the faces of your loved ones in the recovery room,know that you have made it.Thank Him,Know that you have been blessed to see and to live out the rest of your days with the ones you love and the ones who love you.....Knowing that He loves you too. Happy soon to be ReBirthday.

shepkatt 17 years, 5 months ago

Hi Rene - Good luck on your upcoming surgery. It is almost here and I know you will be just fine! Happy are those that dream dreams and are willing to strive to make them come true

happywls R. 17 years, 5 months ago

Rene,I am so happy for you, to have a date and be so close. Good luck and I will say a prayer for a speedy recovery. I just got an appointment with the same doctor, so I will be eager to read how you are doing and what your experiences were. Trish Rossi

Sharon Neva 17 years, 5 months ago

RENE~~YOUR BIG DAY IS ALMOST HERE ~ ~ May you always have an Angel by your side..... Watching out for you in all the things you do...... Reminding you to keep believing in brighter days......Finding ways for your wishes and dreams to come true......Giving you hope that is as certain as the sun.....Giving you the strength of serenity as your guide......May you always have love and comfort and courage....May you always have an Angel by your side......Someone there to catch you if you fall, Encouraging your dreams... Inspiring your happiness... holding your hand and helping your through it all.
About Me
Chicago Suburb, IL
Surgery Date
Nov 28, 2003
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