The Weight Loss Surgery Channel Launches!!

November 1, 2008.
A day that will live in infamy…. well for me anyway…as it applies to my weight loss surgery life.

What happened you may ask?
Well, even if you didn’t ask, you know I’m going to tell you.

I was in Los Angeles, California attending the ten year anniversary event for and I received the news the Weight Loss Surgery Channel had officially launched. The secret is out!

A few months ago I was contacted by Craig Thompson and his wife Leslie regarding a new site they created for us…the weight loss surgery masses. How awesome that I would be priviledged enough to talk to WLS post-ops on camera about their weight loss surgery journeys. Craig is a seasoned post-op veteran himself and he is certainly the only person I know who is eleven years out. (He had weight loss surgery 11 years ago)

After understanding Craig and Leslie’s vision we went straight to work finding WLS post-ops that had stories to share. To say the experience was awesome would be the understatement of the century. Craig has provided a platform for the ultimate resource for WLS success education….learning from the journeys of others that have traveled this road before you.

I am a firm believer that if you want to learn how to succeed at anything, you should seek out those who have gone before you and ask them how. This belief has served me well and I hope you will join me and my guests talking about their stories on Weight Loss Surgery Journeys.

To see this labor of love….

Weight Loss Surgery Journeys on the Weight Loss Surgery Channel. The first show is with my dear friend Debra Flores….an incredible woman who had a tough time with a VBG but got it all straightened out with revision surgery.

A special thanks to Craig and Leslie Thompson for inviting me to be part of their vision.

Oh, and make sure to check out all the programs on the site. Much more to follow on this!

Bariatric Girl

p.s.On the next post I promise to share my experiences and pictures from the Obesity Help Los Angeles ten year anniversary event!



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Hi!!!!! My name is Kim Perdue. I had my surgery on May 8th, 2009. Dr.John Huse was my suroegn!!!!! Before My surgery .October of 2008 I had to have a paniculectomy(my starting weight was 526lbs.!!!!)..a paniculectomy is where they take off the hanging skin on your body(I had to have it off due to sugar ulcers had infected and though they had healed it would be safer for it to be taken off) anyway .I have lost a total of over 350lbs.!!!!!!! I had been attending a Bariatric Support Group in Marion, In and(they were not credited through St.Vincents) Tracy Sharfman was our group leader!!! She was sooo nice and was so gracious to us all!!!! We usually had around 5-10 at our meetings!!! We were all able to share!!!! She had to step down due to overwhelming things in her life.(we still try and keep intouch with her through facebook!!!!) There wasn’t anyone interested in taking over .since I was from Wabash I thought GOD was pointing me in the direction of starting a Support Group in Wabash!!!!! With the help of Ted Eads, Mary Schaeffer(Wabash County Hospital Dietician and our connection to St.V’s) , The Wabash Bowen Center(where we have our meetings), The Paper(the local free paper), The Wabash Plain Dealer, Kiss Fm95.9(who announces are meetings on the radio), My Husband Jerry Perdue and my Family, Friends and Churches(the Church we attend.New Life Baptisit Church(Wabash) , Sweetser Wesleyan Church(my parents Church and my former Church) and My Uncle Paul and Aunt Thelma Kingrey’s Church in Glasgow, Ky) and the most important GOD!!!!!! Wabash Bariatric Support Group had their first meeting on Sept. 12th, 2010 with 12 in attendance!!!! And as of Today September 30th(our meeting was the 13th) we had 35 in attendance and our average is around 25-30 now!!!!!! We have over 55 on our list!!! We have accepted a fellow by the name of BOB Ulshafer as he is a cancer survivor and had to have his stomach removed. He has to eat the same as us and wanted some ideas for his eating!!!!! He and his wife Ladonna come regularly!!!! I met Ladonna through Aqua arobics at Whites Institute!!!! We have people from:Wabash, Marion, Warsaw, Huntington, Peru, Macy, Kokomo, and the surrounding areas!!!!! So you see ya just never know how things open up in your life!!!!! We are a Great group and discussion is Fantastic!!!!! I wish everyone Great Success and if your around Wabash onthe 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm come and join us at The Wabash Bowen Center!!!!! Hey A BIG THANK YOU to Missy Tuck for her joining us at the Wabash Healthfair!!!!! Sure was nice meeting her!!!!! Take Care, Goodluck and GOD Bless Everyone!!!!! Kim Perdue

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