Caeli B. 15 years, 1 month ago

Congratulations!!! Wishing you a smooth surgery and a speedy recovery.

Darrel S. 15 years, 1 month ago

Yesterday I had an upper GI. Not bad actually. In fact it only took about 5 minutes. I had had one years ago, and it was not pleasant. The barium has changed. I only had to drink a little bit. I didn't even have to change my clothes. It was really quick. Now I'm all set. Only three days to go. I'm schedule for surgery on Tuesday, 17 October 2006.

Darrel S. 15 years, 1 month ago

9 Oct 2006 Okay, here we go. On this past Friday, I completed all of my Pre-op stuff. I was really impressed with the Sentara Care Plex. Chest x-ray, EKG, and blood work, only took about 45 mins. The staff was real supportive and helpful. This afternoon, I have my final visit before surgery with Dr. T. Only 7 days left!

Darrel S. 15 years, 1 month ago

9 Oct 2006 Okay, here we go. On this past Friday, I completed all of my Pre-op stuff. I was really impressed with the Sentara Care Plex. Chest x-ray, EKG, and blood work, only took about 45 mins. The staff was real supportive and helpful. This afternoon, I have my final visit before surgery with Dr. T. Only 7 days left!

Darrel S. 15 years, 2 months ago

Well, I’ve got my date. I’ll be banded on 17 Oct 06. I need everyone’s help, prayers, and support, to help me make it through. I know this is something that I really need to do, but every since I got my date two days ago – reality set in. I keep questioning myself whether this is the right thing to do? For the past 10 years, I’ve yo-yo dieted. Nothing has worked. I’d loose a bunch, but gain it right back. I want this to live. I’m an unhealthy 340 pounds, and I think this might be my last real chance for success. I think my biggest fear is loosing my old friend (food). Food has always been there for me, and has never let me down. How do you cope without it? I know that might sound strange to some, but I’ve only just recently began to realize how true those statements are. Has anyone else been in my shoes, and if so how did you deal with it after being banded?

Darrel S. 15 years, 2 months ago

Well, I’ve got my date. I’ll be banded on 17 Oct 06. I need everyone’s help, prayers, and support, to help me make it through. I know this is something that I really need to do, but every since I got my date two days ago – reality set in. I keep questioning myself whether this is the right thing to do? For the past 10 years, I’ve yo-yo dieted. Nothing has worked. I’d loose a bunch, but gain it right back. I want this to live. I’m an unhealthy 340 pounds, and I think this might be my last real chance for success. I think my biggest fear is loosing my old friend (food). Food has always been there for me, and has never let me down. How do you cope without it? I know that might sound strange to some, but I’ve only just recently began to realize how true those statements are. Has anyone else been in my shoes, and if so how did you deal with it after being banded?

Darrel S. 15 years, 2 months ago

Today (091106) I attended my first meeting with Dr. T. It went really well. He reviewed my fill and determined that I was a good candidate for the band. I began my journey in June 06. I attended the initial siminar, took the pychological test, and was interviewed by the pychologist. Everything went well. I have MAMSI insurance. I don't think they will approve my surgery, but we're going to try anyway. MAMSI requires a 6 month physician supervised diet. I've tried everything to loose the weight, but not that. Why pay for something I can try on my own? None-the-less, it I must, I'll pay out of pocket. I've requested surgery between the middle and end of October 06. Today's weight 340.
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