I started my journey about 3 years ago. I went to see a Surgeon in Syracuse, NY about possibly having Surgery. After the meeting I decided it was not for me and that I would loose the weight on my own.
Well 3 years later, that did not happen. Thus in August 2006 I went to see a DR. in Utica, NY. This time I decided I was going to go for it. I stated all the testing and such. By Thanksgiving the Doctor said I could schedule my surgery date. I decided due to my work schedule and holiday travel to wait until January. On January 18th, 2007 I had my surgery.
I ended up spending an extra day at the hopital but all things considered it went very well. I live 2 hours from Utica so, the ride home was rough. The first couple of weeks were a little uncomfortable...ok a lot. But now 3 weeks later I feel great! I am down to 275lbs and am very positive about the future,