27 Yr Old 244lbs 3 Babys 5'5" PCOS - Johnston, RI

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I've always been over weight (I do carry my weight...

I've always been over weight (I do carry my weight well) but I've always been very active also, as a child I was into all types of sports, summer camps, & extra curricular activities up until my late teen years. I was slowly gaining & it was getting much more harder to just stay the same weight. By the age of 20 I went to see a endocrinologist. I was loosing hair from my head & getting hairier everywhere else!!! I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). At 21 I was pregnant with my first child and just hitting 190lbs, gained 30 lbs with this pregnancy. When I went in for my 6 week check up I was already 2 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child!! once I had him I went back down to 210lbs lets fast forward another year and here came baby #3, (All Boys) gained another 30lbs but this time I didn't go all go back down!! My youngest is 2 & the weight just keeps going up, I've tried Weight Watchers, Herbalife, OptiFast, Advocare, exercising, organic diets, you name it, ill loose a few lbs but it comes right back, plus more!!! I don't know what to do anymore, so I started looking into Gastric Bypass, I've gone to a seminar (August 10, 2016) & went to a consultation with the Dr (August 29, 2016). He thinks I'm a great candidate for it!! My ONLY 2 concerns are 1. Hair loss, since my hair is so thin already, & 2. I'm already anemic I don't want to get super sick... He said hair loss is only temporary (3-6 months) & They'll double dose me on Iron if they have to :-) My insurance covers my procedure (Thank God) but they really make you work for it!! theirs an extra 16 appts you have to do before they approve you!! So booking these appts should be fun, But this is my journey :-) yous are all welcome to join along if you want!!!!

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Psychiartry Consultation

So I had my first Psych (Gershon Psychiatry Associates) apt Friday, September 2nd 2016, 1 of 2 (hopefully) I believe everything went well. They stated I just needed 1 more so I hope that's it!! The fact that there are 16 appointments that you have to do before the DR sees you again to tell you if insurance approves your surgery is crazy (6 of the 16 being 28 days apart)!!

April 14th

So I finally got my date!!! Started this process in August & in less then 4 weeks I'll finally have my surgery!!
Dr. Aaron Bloomenthal

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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