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!
The first step to bariatric surgery with my medical group, after you accept that you need help, is to get a referral from your PCP and attend an Information Session. My medical group won’t even allow me to make an appointment without having attended this info session first. I actually really like this. I like … More Information Session
I have always been overweight. I was a skinny kid, a chubby pre-teen, an overweight high schooler, and an obese adult. I think I went on my first diet when I was a pre-teen – Low-carb, Atkins, the one with grapefruit, one with apple cider vinegar. There was one where you ate very limited meals … More The Wake-up Call