40 Years Old Single Mom Ready to Make a Change for Health - Baltimore, MD

Hello my name is Marquita originally from...

Hello my name is Marquita originally from Baltimore growing up I never had a weight problem until I turned 20 I had my first child at 33 and I decided a year ago to go for bariatric surgery last year I was 3:25 today 1997 I did that in one year on my own I tried almost everything pills powder shake you name it so I also have been taking high blood pressure pills for two years now no matter what I did my pressure will not go down and it got to the point I felt like I was scared to eat anything about a week ago my primary doctor put me on water pills my pressure was 201 a week ago for the last 4 days my pressure has been down 118 awesome so a friend of mine ask me about considering bariatric surgery I was kind of scared and felt like old I can do it on my own I've done it before and recently I just decided to go for it I've done my research checked out Hospitals and found out that one hospital in my city let's my insurance pay for everything cool huh so I've done the informational session and my assessment when I met the surgeon Dr Rickford is so amazing and very patient and not to mention handsome haha anyway he wants me to do lose 20 pounds prior to the surgery I guess I could do that but of course is hard because now I'm at 297 I'm 5 foot 1 I will be posting pics the first pic is when I was 3:25 and the last pic is the most recent so till then peace

So Far So Good

Hi friends, its been awhile, well i am done with my 5 month nutrition class, and i was told by the nutritionist that i will have my surgery the last week of October 2016, i will be getting it don e by Dr Rickford, have anyone had they're sleeve done by him? please let me kn ow. i go to my pre op class ,,,,9I think that's what it is) next week to get educated on starting my two week liquid diet. i have went to all my appts except three gas,sleep and therapy, got to get it on the roll. I got to my gas appointment today, after that therapy and sleep, although I was told my surgery week, I have yet to know if amerihealth approved yet, im not sure how the nutritonist was able to tell me my surgery week. well anyway it has been a rollercoaster with trying to lose weight. i love the protoen powder i use which is Eas whey protien powder. I mix it with water and stevia for tast3. I keep bouncing between 296-303, i was 325, so I guess with the liquid diet it might help, so thats all for now .

Washington DC Bariatric Surgeon

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