I’m looking forward to having Dr. Bridge as my surgeon. I feel comfortable talking with him and trust him with my life.
I’m thrilled that my insurance doesn’t require the 6 month wait. I want to get started on the extreme permanent changes.
My doctor basically asked me if I had any questions for him, but at the moment, all I was interested in was my insurance requirements.
I showed him my driver’s license picture, when I was 350 pounds, so it’s obvious that I can lose weight and I know how to restrict. I explained it’s my consistency that I have trouble with.
I told him I had my required consult appointments all scheduled. He tested me, naming them off and having me respond with the respective dates.
He said that he’d see me in a month. He didn’t put me to the task of losing any more weight, I hope he’s not expecting much from me, I really want to say farewell to a few of the foods that got me this far.
Then he sent me for the following lab work:
- Comprehensive metabolic panel
- Hemoglobin A1c
- Lipid panel
- Selenium serum
- Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1, Plasma
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D 25 hydroxy