Ok, ok...you talked me into it. I had surgery in Brunswick, GA with Dr. Hederson on 4/21/2003. Dr. H only does Lap or open proximal and my insurance only paid for open - so there was no choice.
The heaviest weight I have ever been is 262 by my scale. At my initial consult I weighed 255 on the docs scale. I had a minor complication a few days after surgery. Possibly inflammation from a fluid collection - my diaphragm went into spasm and I had terribel pain. But two days in the hospital with oral antibiotics left me feeling better.
This has been a struggle for me but I've done it happily. I am losing weight I never thought I would. It's definitely been a learning process.
Ok, I'm exhausted
I would be happy to go on and one but it's easier with specific questions. Thanks so much for popping in and saying hello. Here's to the losing side!
post-op as of 4/21/2003