Good afternoon all:
Had my defibrillator checked just a little bit ago. They said everything looked good and had no issues. They saw one spot where the unit went into monitor mode. It did not go off (luckily) so they were not to worried about it. The technician can not believer my progress after weight loss surgery.
I don’t have to get the device checked but every 6 months. So now I have my heart doctor and defibrillator check up at the same time which makes it nice. Have a great day everyone and watch out for the heat.
Just had to share these pictures
First I am at my heaviest. This is me at 382 pounds possibly heavier.
Here I am in the hospital before Jeff before vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery. I am 325.5 at this point getting ready to have vertical gastrectomy.
Last but not lease here I am at 11 months after my vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery. I weighed in at 201for this one year weight loss picture.
It is strange to see these pictures. I always knew I was big but to see me at my heaviest is just amazing. I never saw myself that large. In the first picture you can see my necklace is tight, I mean tight. In my 1 yr picture you don’t see my necklace because it is hanging below my shirt. I never take off my scuba diver necklace and can remember at one point at my heaviest I thought I was going to have to take it off due to circulation. This is what I have been going through during my life. Just a few days ago I did not see 200 on the scale. I am below that now and it is amazing. I never thought I was going to see under 300 again let alone under 200. This is why I believe highly in weight loss surgery and would recommend it to anyone that is obese. Sure there are risk and you need to do some weight loss research before selecting a laparoscopic bariatric surgery but at this point my life has been extended due to my weight loss. Just had to share these with everyone.
Good Monday every
I had my 1 year weight loss surgery appointment about a month early. My biggest grip is the fact that I have to drive 4 hours one way to get to my appointment. Then I wait in the office for an hour and thirty minutes for a 10 minute appointment. Dr. Robert Rabkin says your looking good and the blood work is good have a good weekend, well gee whiz thanks for that. Why couldn’t they have told me the blood work was good on the phone. Oh well that is the way goes
Here are my statistics from the appointment.
Weight: 201 pounds
Fat Mass: 35.5 pounds
FFM: 165.5 pounds
TBW: 121 pounds
For those following I started at a weight of 325.5 pounds the day before my vertical sleeve gastrectomy. I was 359 just a few months before that when I was in California Pacific Medical Center awaiting a potential heart transplant. I am happy to say I do not need a heart transplant and very pleased for that
Pacific Laparoscopy did a profile on me for there Winter 2006 newsletter. Have a good week and I will try to update later.