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#021 – Surgery Date and Emotions

This was Kerry’s and my final discussion before her actual surgery. She was assigned a date, and we chatted about what her final steps were to be cleared for surgery.  The next time we chat, Kerry will be on the post-surgery side of the fence.  The final steps, exams, and days leading up to surgery Continue Reading...

#020 – Reversing Regain

Regain happens to almost everyone that loses weight. Weight was designed to fluctuate, and when old habits creep back in, weight can tend to increase.  With it can come a wave of negative emotion, which can cause some of us to eat even more, causing us to put on even more weight.  So how do Continue Reading...

#019 – Make Resolutions Stick

Tired of making New Years resolutions and then breaking them before March? In this episode Dr. John Chuback joined me on air to discuss how to change ones perspective on life and how they view whats a priority in their life. We often get stuck running in the maze of life and we often forget Continue Reading...

#018 – A Bariatric Journey – Pre-Surgery

Kerry and I chat this week about what her final preparations for bariatric surgery recovery is all about. What things is she worried about, looking forward to, and finally preparing for. Her surgery date is a few weeks away, and how is she preparing. How much is she exercising Has she had an moments of Continue Reading...

#017 – Finally Me

What is it like to live your life every single day, and to feel like a balloon that’s at it’s breaking point that’s just about to explode? What’s it like to live your life and to feel like you are not your true self at all? What’s it like to go on a journey of Continue Reading...

#016 – A Bariatric Journey – Surgery Intake

We continue our discussion with Kerry concerning her decision to have bariatric surgery. Why did she choose surgery? How did she select her surgeon / medical team? From start to finish, how long did the process take? What tests were required? What options for surgery did she have? In summary we discuss all of the Continue Reading...

#015 – Reeger Discusses the State of Obesity

Reeger Cortell – FNP-C from The Weight Loss Surgery Podcast joined me in studio this month to discuss the future of obesity and bariatric surgery. Reeger has been in the trenches treating obesity one patient at a time as a certified family nurse practitioner since 2007. Her podcast, which she personally began in 2013 has Continue Reading...

#014 – A Bariatric Journey Begins

This episode is the inaugural episode of a 25 part mini-series that will run over the course of the next year! A Bariatric Journey, will document one woman’s struggle with weight, and her story into how bariatric surgery became her choice. Kerry has agreed to let this podcast follow her life over the course of Continue Reading...

#013 – Writing Checks Your Body Can’t Cash

Author Ed Zenisek joined us remotely from Las Cruces, New Mexico to discuss his bariatric journey. Ed’s journey was such a wild ride that he decided to write a book about it. Bariatric Surgery: The Best and Worst Decision I Ever Made chronicles Ed and his wife’s journey into have the surgery together. From going Continue Reading...

#012 – Beyond Bariatric Surgery A Retrospective.

Michael joined us in studio to discuss what bariatric surgery is like almost 3 years later. We talked about how his life has changed, and what he has learned about his life looking back on it all. Life can be difficult some days, and sometimes in life, people can tend to drag you down more Continue Reading...