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About CarlMarch

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    Dr. Harper
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    St. Bernards
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    Not sure
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
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    Dr. Harper

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  1. CarlMarch

    New from Arkansas

    Thanks Res, I set my goal weight to what I weighed when I felt my best. I think that the ideal weight is around 169 or close to that, but I don't think that I would want to lose down to that weight. My primary goal is to be healthy. If I need to get down below 200 for that I would definitely be willing to do it. The information that I have gleaned in just my short time lurking thru the pages is amazing. I knew that it wasn't going to be an easy journey and that the biggest battle would be in my head, but to have that validated by the posts that I have read gave me hope. I realize that the GB is not a cure for my problem, but it is a tool to help get me in the place that I can deal and overcome the problem. I am determined to be successful and deal with the good and bad of the surgery.
  2. CarlMarch

    Male sex drive

    I'm new, but I have to share my story... I was a youth leader for our church and we decided to go to a youth rally out of town. On the way back we stopped at Wal-Mart to use the restroom. I was in a very bad way and rushed past everyone to hit the bathroom. While I am standing in the stall doing my business I hear the door open but didn't think anything about it. I finished my business and turned to open the stall door. When it swung open I about of our teenage girls was standing there looking at me with a shocked expression on her face. I asked her what she was doing in the guys bathroom...she asked me what I was doing in the girls bathroom....I thought she had made a mistake until one of the sweet older women walked thru the door and looked at me...then looked at her .... and said..."oh my"...the girl busted out laughing and I hung my head in shame....
  3. CarlMarch

    New from Arkansas

    My name is Carl and I have completed my pre-op testing and just waiting for the Bariatric Psych evaluation. I have thought doing the surgery for several years, but did not have insurance that would pay for the surgery. I am currently 476 pounds and my target weight is 220. This forum has already helped me in so many ways and I look forward to reading even more. I have been a big boy all my life but when I got married it got even worse. I ballooned up to 375 around the beginning of 2010, but was able to drop 100#'s in 9 months to weigh 275 in May of 2011. Over the course of the next 2 years I would gain the original 100 pounds back and then add an additional 100 pounds. The most I ever weighed was 496 pounds this past March. I have since dropped about 20 pounds. I found out that I my insurance would pay for the Gastric Bypass surgery about a month ago, it completely surprised me and I give the glory to God, because everyone we talked to said they wouldn't pay. I am anxious and scared all at the same time. The threads that I have read so far on this forum has been very enlightening. I appreciate the time that has gone into moderating and writing in these forums. Thank you.