Week 1

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Day 2- Pain management was no problem – began lengthening time between dosages and began clear liquids – slowly. Definite pressure when I swallowed, but not pain. All was well. Day 3 – Released to go home with my instructions: drink slowly – not a problem, too big of drinks = discomfort quickly. I was […]

The Decision, Part 3

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I found North Kansas City Bariatric Center via internet search. I was glad to find a program north of the river that included everything in one package and one place: a very experienced surgeon, a nutritionist, a psychiatrist, a support system. I initially thought I would do Lap band, but after consultations with Dr. Bergoff […]

The Next Unexpected Tragedy

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May 2009 came the next big blow to my life – after a year of seeing doctors, running tests, looking for answers, my husband was diagnosed with intestinal cancer. Initial reports were that it was contained with a very good prognosis that a Whipple surgery would take care of the cancer. With research, we found […]

My Journey

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Welcome. I know if you are reading this, you have some interest in bariatric surgery. I hope you find my story of interest and help in your journey. You can also watch me tell my story here and here. First off, a bit of history that resulted in the decision of surgery.  I am in […]