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11Months Later...life Is Good.

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Started by sleepeone, Jun 25, 2012 4:33 PM
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    sleepeone

    Newbie

  • Posts: 8
  • Joined: Oct 2011
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: LA
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: George Merriman
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2011
  • Starting Weight: 248 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 100 lbs
  • Current Weight: 148 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 140 lbs
  • BMI: 27.1
Posted June 25, 2012 - 4:33 PM

#1
I had the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy - Laparoscopic in August 2011, performed by Dr. George Merriman in Shreveport, LA. Prior to the surgery I was clinically labled morbidly obese, weighed 248lbs (at 5' 2"), wore sizes 24, and took over 8 different medications for high blood pressure, cholestrol, acid reflux, constant headaches plus medicine in connection to my Multiple Sclerosis.
Now 11 months later the only mediciation I take is the one for my Multiple Sclerosis. I am only clinically labled overweight, weight 160lbs, & wear size 12. I feel better than I have in over 30 years. I find I smile more and am more comfortable in public situations. The surgery was non-eventful and recovery for me was quick without any problems. Dr. Merriman has an extremely supportive staff and is always attentive if needed. There's a private facebook support group of Dr. Merriman's patient that has provided the necessary emotional support after such a life changing undertaking. Although I still have about 20-25 lbs that I wish to lose the aspect of having a more healthy body and upbeat outlook on life is one of the biggest accomplishments that this surgery has give to me. In a sense the VSG & Dr. Merriman has given my life back to me.
I can shop for clothes without being embaressed, fit comfortably in airplane seats, cross my legs again, knees don't hurt, And although I still have slight issues related directly to Mutiple Sclerosis I get around easier and have more energy. My general & neurology doctors are very pleased with my overall health which is great. Personal relationships are better than ever since I am not self-conscious of my weight. Life is good.

<a href='http://www.verticalsleevetalk.com'><img src='http://www.verticals.../bodyweight.png' /></a>


    LaBelle509

    Guru in Training

  • Posts: 289
  • Joined: Apr 2012
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: FL
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgeon: Paul Wizman
  • Surgery Date: May 2012
  • Starting Weight: 348 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 149 lbs
  • Current Weight: 199 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 190 lbs
  • BMI: 33.1
  • My Blogs
Posted June 25, 2012 - 4:47 PM

#2
so happy that you are doing well and feeling well!


    vinnyfan

    Senior Member

  • Posts: 88
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: OHIO
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Brad Watkins
  • Surgery Date: Jul 2012
  • Starting Weight: 326 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 60 lbs
  • Current Weight: 266 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 150 lbs
  • BMI: 42.9
  • My Blogs
Posted June 25, 2012 - 5:12 PM

#3
Thanks for sharing your story. It's encouraging for those of us waiting for our surgery to read such glowing accounts. I'm so glad everything has gone well for you and I hope it continues.


    strawberrysoul

    Senior Member

  • Posts: 67
  • Joined: Mar 2012
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: FL
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: Mario Almanza-reyes
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2012
  • Starting Weight: 303 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 0 lbs
  • Current Weight: 303 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 145 lbs
  • BMI: 44.7
Posted June 25, 2012 - 5:15 PM

#4
I'm very happy for you such an inspiration. Congratulations on getting of all those meds!


    LilmissDiva Irene

    BariatricPal Super Host



  • Posts: 7,870
  • Joined: Sep 2007
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: CA
  • Surgery: Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon: Afshin Eslami
  • Surgery Date: Sep 2010
  • Weight Lost: 120 lbs
  • BMI: 32.9
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Posted June 25, 2012 - 5:22 PM

#5

I had the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy - Laparoscopic in August 2011, performed by Dr. George Merriman in Shreveport, LA. Prior to the surgery I was clinically labled morbidly obese, weighed 248lbs (at 5' 2"), wore sizes 24, and took over 8 different medications for high blood pressure, cholestrol, acid reflux, constant headaches plus medicine in connection to my Multiple Sclerosis.
Now 11 months later the only mediciation I take is the one for my Multiple Sclerosis. I am only clinically labled overweight, weight 160lbs, & wear size 12. I feel better than I have in over 30 years. I find I smile more and am more comfortable in public situations. The surgery was non-eventful and recovery for me was quick without any problems. Dr. Merriman has an extremely supportive staff and is always attentive if needed. There's a private facebook support group of Dr. Merriman's patient that has provided the necessary emotional support after such a life changing undertaking. Although I still have about 20-25 lbs that I wish to lose the aspect of having a more healthy body and upbeat outlook on life is one of the biggest accomplishments that this surgery has give to me. In a sense the VSG & Dr. Merriman has given my life back to me.
I can shop for clothes without being embaressed, fit comfortably in airplane seats, cross my legs again, knees don't hurt, And although I still have slight issues related directly to Mutiple Sclerosis I get around easier and have more energy. My general & neurology doctors are very pleased with my overall health which is great. Personal relationships are better than ever since I am not self-conscious of my weight. Life is good.

<a href='http://www.verticalsleevetalk.com'><img src='http://www.verticals.../bodyweight.png' /></a>


Fabulous! Congrats on all of your success to date. :) Just being able to feel normal is one of the best NSV's and getting our health back. WOOHOO!!


    mirko

    Newbie

  • Posts: 1
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
Posted June 25, 2012 - 5:24 PM

#6
10x for sharing your story, i have 125 kg and diad 2, wait for my sleeve. now i'am more ready to do it


    SML1997

    Aspiring Evangelist

  • Posts: 565
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: CA
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgeon: George Zorn
  • Surgery Date: Sep 2012
  • Starting Weight: 375 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 119 lbs
  • Current Weight: 256 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 225 lbs
  • BMI: 35.7
Posted June 25, 2012 - 10:48 PM

#7
Wow...I can't wait until I have those experiences. You're now living life to the fullest. Congrats to you. I can't wait until I'm sleeved.


    New Orleans Lady

    Registered User

  • Posts: 52
  • Joined: Jun 2009
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: LOUISIANA
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Surgery Date: Jun 2012
  • Starting Weight: 329 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 35 lbs
  • Current Weight: 294 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 175 lbs
  • BMI: 47.4
Posted June 25, 2012 - 11:22 PM

#8
I love to hear success stories such as yours.. I pray that I get there soon..... thanks for sharing....


    sleeve 4 me

    Living the Best Me I Can Be :)

  • Posts: 3,980
  • Joined: Jun 2010
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: CA
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgeon: Robert Zane
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2010
  • Weight Lost: 49 lbs
  • BMI: 25
  • My Blogs
Posted June 29, 2012 - 2:09 AM

#9
congrats on everything!!!!


    allnewme

    Aspiring Evangelist

  • Posts: 632
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: MO
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgeon: Guillermo Alvarez
  • Surgery Date: Aug 2012
  • Starting Weight: 230 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 50 lbs
  • Current Weight: 180 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 150 lbs
  • BMI: 32.9
Posted June 29, 2012 - 4:17 PM

#10
I love it when people take the time to share their stories. I am waiting for my sleeve and it gives me such hope that one day I will have a similar story to share :)


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