jsmith01

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About jsmith01

  • Rank
    Newbie
  • Birthday 03/05/1985

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Asheville, NC
  • Age
    32

Information

  • Height (ft-in)
    6-07
  • Start Weight
    487
  • Current Weight
    487
  • Goal Weight
    240
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    54.9
  1. No support from doctor.

    I think you're right. Also, I will fill in my profile.
  2. No support from doctor.

    I am severely overweight. I have been considering WLS for a while now. My doctor says my health is bad and if I don't lose weight quickly, I might not make it another year. I brought up the idea of surgery and he is completely against it. He says I can do it on my own and surgery is a death sentence. I said my weight already is, but he had none of it. He want's me to go on a 500 calorie diet until my weight is more manageable. I don't know what my options are at this point. I will be private pay, I have no insurance. I really need this surgery to be around for my kids. I am very depressed about this all.
  3. Thinking about surgery

    I figured. Thank you so much for the help.
  4. Thinking about surgery

    Thank you. I will have to make an appointment to see him. He is always saying to lose weight, and my health isn't too good right now, so maybe he will think it's a good idea. I don't have insurance, so I will pay out of pocket. Would I still need to do the six months? I am really wanting to get this going fast before it's too late.
  5. Thinking about surgery

    Hey all! I am 32 years old and I am thinking about getting surgery. I have only just started so I am not familiar with all of the types I can get, or which ones are the best. I haven't spoken to a doctor or sought one out yet, so maybe I can figure something out here.