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About Mpierce

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  • Birthday 04/17/1966

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Eckhouse
  • Hospital
    Barnes Jewish Hospital
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Shaina Eckhouse

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  1. I'm across the river but have DR and surgery in St. Louis.
  2. Your PCP is a good place to start. He/she can take all of your info to start medical supervision and they can recommend surgeons so you have credible information about your choices. Good luck!
  3. I am having surgery with Dr. Shaina Eckhouse this Friday, July21st. She is a member of Dr. Christopher Eagon's team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. I have been impressed with Dr. Eckhouse and she has an outstanding record. It took some time to get through everything but I feel very well prepared for what is to come. I am a reader and researcher. It is important for me to be well informed before I make a decision. I feel I am in excellent hands and only have normal jitters.
  4. Thinking of you and hoping all is going well!
  5. Prayers and positive thoughts for tomorrow! Look forward to hearing how it all goes!
  6. Welcome Kristin! I am new as well and will be having surgery on Friday the 21st. Maybe we can keep in touch. I don't have a lot of support at home and would enjoy having someone going through the same thing to talk to. I think this group will be great! They have already answered so many questions and helped with my nerves! I go today for final pre-op appt. have been on liquid diet since Friday and just want to get this going. Tomorrow starts your new you!
  7. until
    Here we go! My new life starts today! Prayers welcome and appreciated!
  8. I came to this decision after a knee injury. I struggled with recovery after surgery and still can't do what I could before. I also have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. I finally decided enough was enough! I need to take control of my life and improve my chances and quality of future.
  9. Hi, I'm having my surgery this Friday, July 21st and would really like a buddy. My husband and family are supportive but don't understand. My husband lost 20 pounds during my pre-op diet and is at his goal weight. It's easy for him. No one in my house has ever really struggled much with weight so I feel alone. I would really like someone that I can work with that we can encourage each other. .:)
  10. Hello! I will be having gastric bypass surgery in 4 days. I'm excited and scared to death at the same time. Was so excited to find this forum. I appreciate being able to hear what others are experiencing and look forward to this support as I take this journey.