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why I chose to have bariatric surgery

Originally posted March, 2011 I wasn’t always “obese”, I don’t think I was even always overweight. I think I was a pretty average baby, and I was a fairly active kid. From second grade...

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spreading the (wrong) word

Bariatric Surgery (often referred to as weight loss surgery) tends to get maligned quite a bit, even though it is a time-tested method of maintaining long term weight loss. So it is always kind of nice when a prominent figure is open to discussing the success they have personally had with their surgery experience. But is having these celebs putting themselves out there, putting their message out there a good thing or not so good? How’s the saying go – any publicity is good publicity…?

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can I do this? can I not?

This is not my first blog. I was posting things about my hobbies and such, coding my own websites, long before “blogging” was a thing. One of my first domains was upmykilt.net. Back in...

fork in the road 0

decisions, decisions

“You’ve made a decision.” That’s what my doctor told me this afternoon. I went to see him to get my flu shot, and I had a couple more questions for him before my initial...

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in my own words

In the further adventures towards a possible bariatric surgery, I received a “health history form” from the doctors at the bariatric clinic. It’s 15 pages of questions and such asking me about everything from...

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smiling on the outside. sometimes.

My move to Washington seems to have me doing a lot of reflecting. It was my birthday the other day, (thank you again to everyone who messaged me with well wishes!) and I spent...

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four years ago today

Four years ago today, right about now, I was being wheeled towards the operating room. My surgery was supposed to be about 1pm, but my surgeon, the wonderful Dr. Johnson over at Unity, had...

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radio archive: an interview with rob

https://pickledboar.com/media/audio/2011/20110730WUC0102-RobPortinga.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen we started up The Wake Up Call, there where three of us, Guy, Gizelle and myself. Our first few shows were used to introduce ourselves to the...

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