I dedided to jump in here with a combination of info on me and my DH ALvin. He's the one who had the actual surgery, but I have the "living with it" job.
name: Barbara (Alvin)
location: Both born & Breed in Dallas Texas
age: 55 (he's 5 days older!!!)
marital status: married 36 years in Jan.
children/ages: Michael 35, Mark 34, and one grandson Nathan age 4 (he's Mike's)
occupation: We own a business that sells parts for Mustangs. Our website is www.ageclassic.com
pets: We have 2 cats at home Odie and Oliver, and 2 cats at work Blacky and Smokey
Hobbies/Interests: We both like antiques, are involved in our Church, and love horsesracing. Myself personally, I consider my hobbies as weight loss and nutrition, needlework crafts, AVON and reading
Height: Almost 5' 6" for me 6'2" for Alvin
eye/hair color: brown eyes, and highlighted hair for me, brown hair , red hair gone dark for Alvin
starting date of weightloss journey: His surgery was April 19th 2002. and I started anew on 5/1/02
starting weight: on day of surgery his weight was 577. My previous weight that was "Official" was 293 for my pre-op exam for my knee replacement surgery on 2/1/02
present weight: his about 475, mine 263 as of Tuesday (on the same doctors scales as the 293)
goal weight: His is 250, mine is about 156
anything else you would like to share with us: Just that it's as difficult for the "caregiver" for the WLS patient as it is for the patient.(except I don't throw up