Originally written: 10-08-2012.
am so excited about the possibility of having this surgery! It'll be a
new lease on life for me! I need it! So far, everyone in my life has
been positive about it for me! Which I need, as I refuse to hear
anything negative about the surgery! The worst that could happen is
that I'd die. To be honest, I'd rather die than not have this surgery! It
is very hard living at the height/weight I am. I am over 420 pounds
and only 5' tall(that's with shoes on, too...lol)! I won't know for
sure what my exact weight is until I see my primary care doctor on the
16th! Anyway, life is very difficult for me and I don't want to live like this any longer than I have to!
been in frequent contact with one of my friends who had the surgery
done around 10 months ago. She is doing spectacular! She went to the
same bariatric center that I will be going to, as she referred it to
me! We'll have different surgeons, though, which doesn't bother me at
all. I have yet to meet Dr. Gould. He is from UW-Madison's bariatric
center and I trust that Froedtert wouldn't hire a bad surgeon. My
friend said Froedtert is like a five-star dealership(or something
similar) when it comes to bariatric centers.
honestly can't stop thinking about having this surgery. I am hoping
that I only have to do the three months of supervised diet plan that
Medicare requires before surgery. That would mean I could have the
surgery as soon as February, if I get in to see the nutritionist ASAP!
When I see my primary care physician on the 16th, I will have her refer
me to one! I really wish I'd have jumped on the band wagon sooner, as I
could've had the surgery closer to my birthday, in January. It'll have
to be a belated birthday present to myself! LOL!