| Profile: Talitha M
Surgery: Post Op
I am 24 years old and a mother of one beautiful daughter. I have been overweight my entire life and struggled with it. I am ready to change my life. I want to be healthy and live a long life not only for myself but my daughter.
6/19/01 I AM APPROVED!!!!!!!
I am so excited. Robbie from Dr. Peters office called me to tell me and i was so excited i cried.
6/22 I HAVE A DATE!!!!!!!
My Open RNY will be on July 23, 2001 at CMC in Scranton, Pa with Dr. Peters.
7/22 I can't believe how time flies. My surgery is tomorrow and i am so anxious, nervous, happy and scared. What a combination. Well i will post as soon as i get home and am able. Thanks so much for your prayers and support :)
8/4/01 Everything went great i have had no problems so far and was down 23 pounds in the first ten days.
12/9/01 Well it's been quite some time since i posted last. It definitely has not been an easy road although it is definitely getting better. I was really sick for awhile but i'm doing alot better. It's been over 4 months since i had the surgery and i am definitely glad.
8/12/02 I'm not sure how but i somehow erased everything i had on here after December.
I am now 1year post-op and would do it again in a heartbeat. I have lost a total of 140 pounds so far and will probably be looking into plastic surgery soon. Surgery gave me alot of things including self-esteem, i have never felt so good about myself. Also if it wasn't for having surgery i never would have met some really great friends (you all know who you are) who have helped me through so much this past year. Christy- especially i think it was like fate that we had surgery because had we not we probably never would have met and think about it could you even imagine your life without me? I love you and thank you for being such a good friend to me. Who would have known there were such hotties underneath all that extra weight?LOL
I also owe a big thanks to Dr. Peters and Robbie. I have never felt so great and i owe alot to you both. I remember at my first office visit in May 2001 i told Robbie i wanted to be able to wear a tankini, well i did it a year later i did buy a tankini with a shorts bottom of course but none the less i still reached that goal. Just wanted you to know that you guys are the best and if i had to do it all over again i would but the only thing i would change is that i would have had my surgery done lap.
7/23/2004 - Boy does time fly when your having fun. :-)
I can not believe that it was three years ago today that i took the plunge and started down the road to a new life. I am still the same weight that i was almost 2 years ago. I have not lost any more but I do hope to be able to have abdominoplasty eventually. I can not imagine my life had I not had surgery. It has not only changed my appearance although i know i was always pretty but it has also changed my entire life.
To anyone that may be thinking of having surgery or even newly post-op. I can not stress enough how important i truly believe that support is. I was lucky enough to have a close group of friends after i had my surgery. We all went through with surgery within about a year of each other. It was a wonderful thing to be able to be there for and support each other through such a time and also to watch either change both physically and as people as well. We have now all gone our separate ways for the most part, I even live 1500 miles away now but I want you all to know (i'm sure you know who you are) that I hope you are all doing well and I miss our friday morning dates to breakfast which always ended up with shopping excursions for smaller clothes afterwards. LOL It was a crazy time in all of our lives and I am glad that we all had each other.
7/23/2006 ~ I can't believe that it was 5 years ago today that I started on the road to my new life. I am and always be grateful for all the life changes that came along with having surgery including the rough spots.
I am now happily married and the mother of 2 beautiful daughter after having our newest addiotion in 2005.