This image describes the anatomical changes fairly well The final part of my initial consultation for bariatric surgery was an hour long appointment with a bariatric surgeon. Normally, you meet with one of the nurse practitioners on the team, but I ended up meeting with a general surgeon who was doing a fellowship in bariatric … More The Consultation pt. 3 – The Surgeon
The second part of my consultation took place with a psychologist. She was incredibly nice and warm. Basically, her job was to see if there were any underlying issues that would get in the way of my weight loss efforts. She made sure that I didn’t have any binge-eating or purging issues, or that I … More The Consultation pt. 2 – The Psychologist
Yesterday was a busy and slightly overwhelming day. I had my initial consultation for weight loss surgery with my medical group! My consultation consisted of an initial visit with a dietician, a visit with a bariatric surgeon, and a psychologist. My appointment began around 12:30am and I didn’t leave the hospital until around 5! I’m … More The Consultation… a.k.a the day I was told I couldn’t drink Polar seltzer water anymore and a part of me died!
I haven’t been super active in a long time. I used to walk a lot once-upon-a-time…in fact, walking was always one of my all-time favorite things. I used to travel often, and walking was always my way of exploring. I used to walk to and from work instead of taking the subway (assuming I had … More Yoga