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big d update 12140080_10206499935590733_746882928277004115_oWednesday, October 7th @ 530am, my alarm goes off on the morning of my surgery. I had to shower, get ready and drink a pre surgery drink that would help me stay full & hydrated. My wife and I were out the door by 630a and checked into the Warm Springs Surgical Center, which is located right next to Blossom Bariatrics. We walked in and I was brought to a changing room where I put on my gown & socks. Once I was laid in the bed in my area I was able to have people come back. My pre surgery was a little different from most because I had Finn, who was taking pictures & video of the entire procedure, Catherine who is an amazing Account Exec from iHeartMedia & my amazing wife, Leah!

12112162_10206897716774402_8707382715127786596_nThe day of my Gastric Sleeve surgery came so fast but Bridgette & the crew @ Blossom Bariatrics made sure I was more than ready. The clock hit 8am and I was being wheeled into surgery. I’ll never forget the chill in the room as the door closed. It was almost symbolic. On the other side of that surgery room door I left the “old me!” I left bad food choices, eating huge meals, binge eating, eating candy, drinking soda, all the things that created a 400+ pound version of me, I left behind. I said, “old me,” but don’t get me wrong, I’m the same guy but I was in a dire situation, I HAD to improve my life & thanks to Dr. Umbach & Blossom Bariatrics I was getting that opportunity. They adjusted my bed to lay flat, adjusted my neck, gave me oxygen & before you know it I was out…

12144750_10206884417721934_1640469707734651248_nOnce I came to, I’ll be honest, I was in pain. Not trying to scare you away but let’s be honest, I just had a major surgery. Pain doesn’t hang on forever and as soon as the staff woke me up I was walking up and down the hall. First with a walker, up and down, then with my IV bag holder. After a handful of trips up and down the hall I was walking by myself. Before you knew it I was home and resting, drinking plenty of fluids and on my way to fully recovering.

I have another new blog coming this week to recap my last 7 days post surgery. Please stay in touch and if you have any questions just ask here -> [email protected]

If you need help to finally lose the weight for good, there are better ways, more permanent ways than just mixing in some veggies now and again. Diets are for someone who needs to lose a few pounds, this is an entire life change that YOU CAN DO! I’m already on the road to feeling better and I’d love to help you get here too! Don’t be shy, check out to get all the info about the procedure or the amazing Dr. Tom & his staff!

Thanks for reading!

Big D

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