This is my story: I have been overweight since the birth of my first child, which was 16 years ago. Then I had my 2nd 7 years ago and gained even more than I needed too. A few years ago I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. I have tried every diet I heard of. Not successful at any of them, I thought about WLS for a very long time. I have been thinking about weight loss surgery for about 5 years. When I first went to my doctor and asked about it, she said no, she wouldnt give me a referral. So in the meantime I tried every new diet that came out from nutri system to LA weight loss. I would loose maybe 3-4 lbs and that was all, and each time I would put back on 10 more. I went to my doctor again and there was changes made in the office so I asked again, and she said yes. So this all started back in April 2007. The 1st attempt insurance denied because I needed a 6 month diet, to see the dietician more than I had, and a phychiatric evaluation. So after I had all of this finished it was August 2007. So the nurse at my doctor sent everything in to my insurance, and it was approved to see the surgeon. In the meantime, from April to August, I heard of a seminar for WLS, so I attended. Come to find out this Surgeon is the one who would be my surgeon. On October 4, 2007, I had my 1 on 1 with
Dr. Krahn. This appointment went really well. Dr. Krahn was to the point, professional, and cute too lol. He talked about the Lap band and RNY, I felt that the RNY would be best for me. So my Mom went with me, between her and I we played 20 questions. At the end of the appointment Dr. Krahn started me on the protein diet, 2 shakes per day and one small meal for 4 weeks. I must say this was tough in the beginning. But as each day went on it really was easier. He also gave me perscription to have more test done. Ultrasound of gallbladder, Upper GI, and Chest Xray. Those are done and got the results of the gallbladder, I have gallstones. HMMMM, wonder how this is gonna work. Today, 10-21-07, I went for my Medical Clearance, had an EKG, this was good. Just waiting on other results, and then .............................my WLS!!!! YAY!!!!