I went to the hospital today for my mandatory nutrition class. There were about twenty others in the class and one dietician. The dietician spoke on what we would need to do before, during and after surgery. Most of the attendees like myself were already on the OptiFast two-week diet. We learned that for several [...]
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Today I went for my pulmonary function test (PFT). The nurse explained this test to me when I scheduled my appointment. Her explanation was spot-on. Basically you put a tube in your mouth and breathe into a machine for a few minutes. Then you breathe some oxygen for a minute or two. Simple, fast, easy!
One of my requirements for surgery is a sleep study. I did one of these about four years ago. I didn’t sleep enough to complete the test. Luckily this sleep study was in a private office with normal home decorating. It was very comfortable. The technician was great. Wow, I can’t believe I fell asleep. [...]
Today I went to a seminar held by BluePoint. My Surgeon hosted the seminar. There was also a dietician, and several hospital representatives. The doctor and the dietician briefed the entire process. It was very informative and there was a fairly large turnout, about thirty people. This is a great idea for people who are [...]
Today I met with the doctor and the surgery coordinator. It was a quick visit. The doctor explained the procedure in detail and answered a few questions that I had. The surgery coordinator gave me a list of testing that needed to be done prior to surgery. Blood work, Upper GI, X-rays, EKG, PFT and [...]
Today I took the first step to the rest of my life. I went to an appointment at the Virginia Weight Loss Surgery Center in Woodbridge, VA. I met with Dr. Denis Halmi. From the moment I met Dr. Halmi I was completely comfortable with him. He has an amazing calmness and assuredness about him. [...]
Well, I have finally made the decision to do something about my weight. Yes I’m overweight. I don’t think it is a big secret to anyone who knows me. Now, I don’t think I’m huge, however I know I need to do something drastic; and something soon. I have seen and read a lot about [...]
Email from BluePoint “Your surgery has been approved”… OMG, this is really going to happen! Panic time – lets go out and celebrate…
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