ean Poquette-Seidl has been on a diet regiment for years and at times has had success but she is about to have a life changing experience as she prepares to have bariatric surgery.
Seidl 50, the now deposed "Queen of Chicken Night" after the collapse of the once popular Friday night feeding fad has been trying to free herself of the extra pounds acquired while her majesty occupied the throne. She has tried everything from walking to riding a bike on the Fox River Trail with
Seidl used to work out with the "Shake Weight" but has slipped into inactivity
limited success. Poquette-Seidl's sister Eileen "Trixie" Sobieck has even given her one on one counseling on loosing the pounds after she won a national award in 1978 from Weight Watchers presented to her by the late Lynn Redgrave. Sobieck was rewarded for her efforts with an all
expense paid cruise, but the seas were rough and Sobieck had to spend most of it with her head hanging over the railing. water blowing over the side of the ship nearly took her overboard because of her skinniness.
Poquette-Seidl became interested in the surgery after seeing the success achieved by her sisters Kat Pickett and Margaret Vanlanen. Both have had the surgery and live with only a fraction of the size of their stomachs. "The Kat" lost a lot of weight as well as had her diabetes cured by the operation. She takes no medication for the disorder and has not had the sugar content of her blood go above the recommended level. Vanlanen however having the surgery at a stage later in life then the Kat realized some benefits but did not have her diabetes cured. She did however find it easier to control.
The actual procedure involves clipping away a large portion of the subjects stomach and putting in a "straight pipe" thus not allowing complete digestion in the stomach. Those with the surgery come away with only a pouch which fills up fast, and most people with this operation cannot eat a full meal.
Poquette-Seidl is scheduled for the surgery on October 26th and even though is still considered major surgery it is no longer the big procedure that is once was when "The Kat" had it done. She will be having it done at Aurora hospital in Green Bay.
Jean Poquette-Seidl's sister Eileen "Trixie" Sobieck
LADE STILL ON THE MEND WITH KNEE
Joanne Lade is still recuperating after her biological knee was replaced with a mechanical knee three weeks ago.
The joint made of the new miracle metal corinite mimics the super strong indestructible skeleton of characters seen in the movie The Terminator. Lade having trouble adjusting to the space age material is still hobbling around being pulled mostly by her dog Coo coo. Lade hopes to be 100% by the Turkey Bowl.
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Joanne's Lade's knee after corinite joint installed, scarring will be inevitable