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March 2010 Newsletter

March 2010 Newsletter

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Published by: Andrew Gorospe on Jul 13, 2010
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Testimony from Jodi Wilkerson:
2010104 March
Weight Loss Surgery was just about the scariest thing I had ever thought about. But so was being overweightI never believed I could be so large. At 5’1” every ounce shows.I learned about the bariatric surgery from a friend whose daughter was going to have the surgery andeveryone at work was telling her not to let her do it. Her daughter did have the surgery and when we all sawthe weight loss I couldn’t help but start asking questions. Even after meeting my friend’s daughter for lunch(so I could see how she ate) and talking about the benefits of the surgery I was still scared but she told meabout Dr Gorospe’s seminars.I have lost the total of 130 lbs and every once in a while I act out by shaking my new bootie! I also gotto be a part of our yearly fashion show and what fun that was.Honestly my thanks go to our loving surgeon and his staff as they are the ones who stood by our sideduring this venture.Please let me remind you to return to our support group meetings as that is exactly what we are. Eachand every one of us will go through different trials on our journey and we are all here to encourageeach other along the way. Also join us in our outings if you can and make new and dear friends thatwill last a lifetime.God bless you all and good luck with the new you!
 Jodi Wilkerson
Tulsa (area) President
: Gail Rhodes
: John
: Muskogee, OK 
: 918-682-2422
Vice President
: Bill Rathbone
: Jacki Rathbone
: Coweta, OK 
: 918-857-3485
Post –Op
Follow up appointments are as follows2wks, 6wks, 3mos, 6mos, 9mos & yearly.Please make sure you have your lab work done at least 1 week before your appointment. Call the office for the lab listif you do not have it.Dr. Gorospe is doing all of his own followups now. When you come to the office for an appointment it will be with Dr. Gorospe.You may have a wait if there is anemergency or urgent situation going on. Hewould do the same for you if the tables wereturned.Studies have shown that patients that participate in support groups are moresuccessful at loosing the weight and keepingit off.
Past President
: Tim Edwards
Auxiliary Member
: Debbie Edwards
: Broken Arrow
: 918-455-0001
: Twyla Pruett
: Eddie Pruett
: Bixby, OK 
: 918-369-4707
: pruettsonthego@olp.net------------------------------------------------------
Gorospe’s Gratefuls
Board Members
Joplin President
: Karla Hurrell
: Randy
: Joplin, MO
: 417-438-2229
----------------------------------------------Considering Surgery?
If you are interested in having surgery thefirst step is to come to a Free Seminar.Please call the office for the dates andlocations 918-252-2800 or 877-268-7498.Seminar attendance is valid for one year.----------------------------------------------
Pre – OP
Please make sure to completely followthe requirement information the office hasgiven you.Make certain to attend every appointmentscheduled. Skipping an appointment maycause your surgery date to be moved.Some patients have found it helpful tocheck off the appointments on the list theoffice gives you.You are responsible for knowing all theinformation sent or given to you. Pleasetake the time to read and re-readeverything.The maximum weight Dr. Gorospe willoperate on is 450.
We have clip boardsat the sign in table.We would like your input on meetingideas and speakers.If you would like tonominate a patientof the month, or volunteer to give atestimony pleasesign up.
Update from FebruaryMeeting
January’s meeting had a total of 26 people in attendance. Out of that totalthere were 6 pre-ops; 11 post-ops and 9 support visitors. There was a totalweight loss from the post-op patients of 931 pounds. Dr. Gorospe spokeabout his testimony & how he started doing bariatric surgeries. Dr. Gorospealso heading up his regular question and answer session. The door prizewinner was Joseph Caster, winning the grape multi vitamin/calcium mix.
Our next guest speaker for March is going to be Mark Roberts CEO, of Muskogee Community Hospital.
Dr. Gorospe’s office has finally moved the office to a REALoffice in Broken Arrow. It is a beautiful free standingbuilding. We are the ONLY occupants. It is a joy to go towork again! The address is
705 W. Queens St., BrokenArrow, OK 74012.
Our phone number has remained the same 918-252-2800or toll free 877-268-7498. The office will remind you of themove when confirming your appointment.

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