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  1. Hi Orangebananas;

    Actually I guessed on the surgery date. I haven't booked anything because I have been slowly saving up the money for the surgery. I'm not even at the half-way mark but I am working on it. I'm sure they would like their money up front and don't want any sort of payment plan themselves and I really don't want to make payments to a financing service at god only knows what interest rate.

    I will try - I just don't know how quickly his calendar fills up, especially around Christmas time. Please do keep in touch.
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    Hi, I see that we are going to be having our surgeries around the same date. In fact, I should be leaving as you are coming in. Good luck with your surgery!
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    P.S. and no hiccups
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    Hello, you will be happy to hear that everything has been smooth sailing. I am so happy with my choice in Dr.'s. I had to do one week preop of just clear liquids. Yesterday I had my surgery, and my IV is already out and I'm on ice chips asking the halls a lot. While you are on the IV they keep you well medicated with pain, anti inflammatory, and nausea medicine. I can honestly say I have very little nausea. I took this adventure by myself and haven't been scared once.
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Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have not had a gastric sleeve.
I have been heavy my whole life but I am at my heaviest and most uncomfortable. I work at a computer all day long, starting in 2006. That is when the weight really got out of control. When I taught I was always moving but now - doing web design - it is a seated job...

I stopped working out for a couple of years and my weight climbed even higher.

Last year, carpal tunnel was getting much worse and decided to have surgery on my left hand. Went into respiratory arrest, then cardiac arrest. A simple 30 minutes surgery almost cost me my life! I then had cardiac catheterization last July and have been doing pretty well since then. (But still very overweight and uncomfortable)
Hollywood, FL
classical music, clarinet playing
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Wendy Powell
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Dr. Emanuele Lo Menzo


Wendy B. Powell, BA, MA, MIT, Educ. Spec.
PhD Candidate


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