Four months today post-op, everyone says they see a BIG difference in my face!

Deezee
on 1/11/18 8:57 pm
RNY on 09/11/17



Orientation Class}@TWH June/29/2016 Social Worker} Sept/16/2016 Nurse Assessment} Oct/13/2016 Nutrition Class} Oct/24/2016 Psychology Assessment} Jan/11/2017 Nutrition Assessment} Feb/9/2017 Meet the Surgeon} April/20/2017 Pre-Op} Aug/22/2017 Start Optifast} Aug/21/2017 Surgery Date} Sept/11/[email protected]

Jackie S.
on 1/11/18 10:06 pm - Ottawa, Canada
RNY on 06/07/17

No kidding! We don't see it in ourselves but yes it is extremely noticeable. Congrats! Keep it up!

Referral: NOV/16 Info Sess: DEC/16 OptiFAST: 3wks started May 17/17 OR: RNY June 7/17

HW:278 SW:252 1stGW:220 2ndGW:200 3rdGW:170 GW:150

Weight Management Clinic - Ottawa

Deezee
on 1/11/18 10:33 pm
RNY on 09/11/17

Thank you so much, it means a lot! I am working on liking my pic being taken, but seeing these two pic's together is making it a little easier. I was so nerves posting these pic's of myself, but I really wanted to show pre-op people that this tool we are given is a true blessing and works!

Hugs Dee

Orientation Class}@TWH June/29/2016 Social Worker} Sept/16/2016 Nurse Assessment} Oct/13/2016 Nutrition Class} Oct/24/2016 Psychology Assessment} Jan/11/2017 Nutrition Assessment} Feb/9/2017 Meet the Surgeon} April/20/2017 Pre-Op} Aug/22/2017 Start Optifast} Aug/21/2017 Surgery Date} Sept/11/[email protected]

catwoman7
on 1/13/18 5:32 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I had my husband take lots of pics of me - including full body shots from all four sides - the night before surgery and then every month on my surgery date until I reached maintenance. Although the first couple of months I dreaded it, I am SO GLAD I have all those now. It was motivating to see how far I'd come on days I was starting to feel discouraged, and I'm so glad now that I have my journey documented so well.

 

 

    

        

oneatatime
on 1/12/18 12:13 am, edited 1/11/18 4:14 pm
RNY on 09/01/17

Hey Dee,

Yeah, totally!! There is a big difference!! Congratulations. Clearly your efforts are paying off. I remember the first time I pulled out a pre-surgery picture of me. I was at a WLS get together, and other folks were, so I did too... and I said "I don't think there's much difference." Then, we looked at the pic, and bam! It was the first time I noticed loss on me.

Pics are such a great way to see results. And yours are clear too. Keep up the great work!!

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13 / M5 -10 / M6 -5.5 / M7 -9.5 / M8 -13.5 / M9 -0.5

Century Club and Onederland in month 7!!

Deezee
on 1/12/18 9:36 pm, edited 1/12/18 1:53 pm
RNY on 09/11/17

Thank you so much! That 1st pic was from a wedding, that I tried to hide from the camera's, HATED my pic being taken! Then my daughter said to me Mom I think it's time we take a new pic of your progress. Needless to say NO was the 1st answer lol. So my daughter said lets take a pic put it up against an old one so you can see what we see. I was shocked to see the difference in my face, because even tho I have gone down a whole size in clothes it doesn't look like it to me because I am still very swollen in the upper abdomen area where my 5 incision are. I even had an ultrasound done to make sure I have no hernias. I was told everything looked good ( liver and kidneys ) but my Gallbladder showed some sludge and some gallstones so I will find out more this Monday about what were going to do about the Gallbladder.

Hugs Dee

Orientation Class}@TWH June/29/2016 Social Worker} Sept/16/2016 Nurse Assessment} Oct/13/2016 Nutrition Class} Oct/24/2016 Psychology Assessment} Jan/11/2017 Nutrition Assessment} Feb/9/2017 Meet the Surgeon} April/20/2017 Pre-Op} Aug/22/2017 Start Optifast} Aug/21/2017 Surgery Date} Sept/11/[email protected]

oneatatime
on 1/13/18 12:53 am
RNY on 09/01/17

We really do see ourselves differently; I totally get it! I'm glad your daughter pushed. It sounds like you have great support. :)

Good luck with your gallbladder. I hope it's resolved soon. ((Hugs))

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13 / M5 -10 / M6 -5.5 / M7 -9.5 / M8 -13.5 / M9 -0.5

Century Club and Onederland in month 7!!

KarenKim
on 1/12/18 12:55 am - Courtice, Canada
RNY on 03/19/18

Wow!! A big change.

You are beautiful! I think you look happier in your second photo too. Congratulations!!

5'4" - HW: 264 SW: 241.5

TWH: Referral - Feb. '17, Orientation - June '17, Transfer to Guelph - January 25, '18 - Surgeon - February 26, '18 - Surgery- March 19, '18 with Dr. Bhojani

Deezee
on 1/12/18 9:44 pm
RNY on 09/11/17

Thank you very much, I agree the 1st pic I wasn't happy about getting my pic taken at all lol. It was a wedding I tried so hard to stay away from the camera's that day lol, but we all know at a wedding it's hard everyone has a camera. Now that I have lost weight I am a little more comfortable with my pic being taken, BUT still working on it lol.

Orientation Class}@TWH June/29/2016 Social Worker} Sept/16/2016 Nurse Assessment} Oct/13/2016 Nutrition Class} Oct/24/2016 Psychology Assessment} Jan/11/2017 Nutrition Assessment} Feb/9/2017 Meet the Surgeon} April/20/2017 Pre-Op} Aug/22/2017 Start Optifast} Aug/21/2017 Surgery Date} Sept/11/[email protected]

Smoka
on 1/12/18 5:09 am
RNY on 09/12/17

You look fantastic! You must feel fantastic too!

Barb

Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222 CW145

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs M6-7lbs M7-5lbs M8-5lbs M9-2lbs

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