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- Dogs - My new Boston Terrier puppy, Roxy!
- Parenting - My wonderful 2 and 1/2 year old Evan James!!!
- Gambling - Love Casino's and Gambling with my husband, Dave!
- Cruises - 3 cruises under my belt and planning one more to Bermuda!
- WLS in your 20's
11 Days post op on March 1, 2011 7:55 am
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Feeling good. It really SUCKED at first...lots of pain, buyers remorse, WTF did I do? LOL Now...I havent been thinking that way at all, thank god! It was extremely hard to get liquids in at first, nevermind puree foods. Now I am getting better with lquids...not so good with eating/puree. Nothing has made me sick- but Im usually just not hungry! Believe me- I know the diff between head hunger and real hunger and I had/have Alot of head hunger but there have been times where I have been actually physically hungry- feels empty...so I eat something...slowly...and it goes away and Im all better LOL Not doing well getting my vitamins in....or meds. I will try harder... Down 15 lbs- not sure where bc my pants are still tight LOL Must be in the bubbies LOL Thats all for now...
Revision to RNY scheduled! on January 17, 2011 12:36 pm
LapBand SUCKS- should have done the RNY in the first place!
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RNY surgery set for Feb 18th!! Cant wait!
1/4/08 - 10 lbs MAYBE on January 4, 2008 6:20 pm
Long time, no update. Same old Same old. I had 2 fills, 1 in Jan and 1 in Feb of 07 @ 1 CC a piece. That puts 2 CC in a 4CC band. Very difficult to eat. I let the surgeon know that it was painful to eat and she basically told me to eat soft things. Over the course of the year I became extremely depressed due to no weight loss and feeling as though I would be blamed for no weight loss. SO I didnt go back. I am thinking about a revision to RNY. I feel like crap. My stomach is constantly tender and I cant eat w/o pain. That sucks. Im sick and tired of it. I made an appt with my surgeon for the 9th. Im going in and im going to brave the storm, so to speak. Im sure I will get blamed for this and I'll accept what she says and ask for her to revise me. We will see how it goes! I'll update then. On another note I am SOOO happy that I got an avatar now! I finally figured out how to resize pics when I googled shrinking pictures!
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10/29/06 -14 lbs on October 29, 2006 11:21 am
Got on the scale and I am down to 257. Not sure when the last time I saw that is! Nothing to report besides being very hungry. Trying to drink alot. Still taking pain meds at night, but feeling better during the day. Still a little swollen. Had my first "outing" today and went to walmart to get some things I needed, and damn, let me tell you....I need a LONG nap!!!!! Im TIRED!!
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10/27/06 -10lbs on October 27, 2006 5:33 am
Ok so I got on the scale and Im down 10 lbs. I know alot of that is just the water weight and stuff, but its nice because I havent seen 261 in a longggggg time. Today I am feeling OK. My cough is still there and my throat feels swollen. Yesterday morning I felt pretty good and I think I over did it, doing some stuff and not resting. Trying to catch up on school work, and taking care of my 3 yr old with no help. My mother in law was going to help me, but I foolishly told her I could handle it. By 2, I was calling my husband crying b/c I needed pain meds and sleep. So needless to say, today my mother in law will be coming over to care for my son while I rest a bit. Yesterday I was also getting hungry!! Can u believe it??? Trying to make it through liquids.....
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I am done! Finally! With ALL of my pre op testing. Seems like everything came out OK except they just could NOT get blood gases from me. I found out I am anemic and I have mild sleep apnea. But all my other tests came out ok. So I was really excited and called for my appt with my surgeon and it is on Feb 9th! Yippee!! Can't wait to get my surgery date! Some days I really wish it was around the corner and other times I wonder what the heck Im thinking! LOL
Well I met with Dr Harrington on the 9th, all my tests came back good except iron and lupus anti coagulant I believe. I am on iron pills twice a day now. About the Lupus- he said he wants to me to take shots 2 weeks after surgery to help with the blood disorder. We scheduled my teaching class on the 16th and my pre admission testing on the 21st. He also wants me to meet with anesthesia because of my heart condition. The most shocking part was getting my surgery date which is WAAAAAAY sooner than what I expected. It is March 1st! Yep thats right- 2 1/2 weeks away!!!! CRAZY!! I immediately got nervous and wanted to cancel as soon as I left. I didnt let it get the best of me, and I havent cancelled yet! I hope I dont chicken out! I want this, I really do!!!!
Went to the mandatory "teaching class" today. We had a nurse come in to tell us what to expect for our hospital stay. Then we had PT come in and tell us what to expect for mobility after surgery. Then a dietician came in to tell us what to eat afterwards. It was overwhelming. Alot of information thats for sure. Afterwards, I went over to have my final weigh in before surgery. 272. I told the secretary I was very nervous and scared. She said I wouldnt be human if I wasnt. Ive been talking with my husband alot about the "after life". What I will be eating, if I can do it, etc etc. He is supportive. He is ready. I told him I dont know HOW on earth I will do puree'ds. Less than 2 weeks away......
I just wanted to drop a note and tell you that I did cancel my surgery that was on March 1st. I cancelled the week before the surgery and rescheduled to April 12th. I think the date was so close, and I wasnt expecting it, that I really started getting WAY too much anxiety over it, and I felt like I didnt have my "ducks in a row" so to speak.
Anyway, I decided to slap myself back into reality. I bought I really nice scale, a Tanita. I bought all kinds of healthy stuff to eat. I decided to really go into this surgery as healthy as I could be. In the process, Ive lost 8 lbs already. I learned within the past couple of weeks that I REALLY do have willpower that I was so worried that I didnt have enough of for this surgery. I know it is going to be hard, extremely hard. I am worried about the mental aspects, but I am more confident in my ability to handle it.
The point of this surgery for me really has nothing to do with "being skinny" I just SO want to feel better. Feel healthier. Feel my age again! (27) Live my life to the fullest!
Now dont think I am not going to come here and probably freak out 3 more times! LOL But I am definately better! I notice that some of the "regret" posts or "bad" posts dont bother me AS MUCH as they did. I mean a couple of weeks ago, I would dwell on them. Now, it bothers me, but I am really not thinking about them all night! OR getting actually physically ill from reading them!
Thank you all for all the kind words I have received through email! I want to thank everyone that has taken time to email me their stories or answers to questions. Sometimes I really cant believe how nice people can be! I have had 2 people even offer to visit me int he hospital and call me....thats so sweet. You dont find alot of people who really give a hoot anymore!
Long time no update! Wellllllll I cancelled my surgery that was scheduled for Apil 12th- AGAIN! I am just way too scared. I have suffered on and off from anemia and I am just scared of the malabsorbtion. When I first went to Harrington's office, I wanted lap band- at the time he did not DO lap band. So i jumped on the RNY band wagon. Welll since this time- they have started to do lap band as they have concluded that lap band patients lose as much as RNY patients- just in a longer period of time. SO I have a consult on June 8th with Dr Ryder from Harrington's office for lap band. If all goes well, I hope to have it done ASAP!!!!!!!!!!! AND I MEAN IT THIS TIME!!! I hope they can get me in SOON as I finished ALL my pre op testing, etc. I'll update more on Thursday!!
Well I havent updated! Ive been so busy with summer! Enjoying my pool with my son, cookouts, birthdays, and such. ANYWAY- I am approved for lap band surgery with Dr Ryder, although she said I have to wait until she gets a group of people together to have them. She is doing them in groups b/c of the training with another dr who is coming up to RI. She said Aug/Sept though, so thats fine. I meet with her on Aug 18th, so I should get my date then! Im very excited, and SO much less nervous!
Dr Ryder's office called and changed my appt to Aug 17th. Just want to get in there and get it over with. Hoping surgery will not be scheduled too far down the road. I am starting school again in Sept and would just like the surgery done and over with at this point!!!
Sorry! Long time no update! LOL I have been so busy. I am back at school and Im taking 3 classes so that is taking up a huge amount of ANY sort of free time I previously had which wasnt much to begin with! Anyway Ive got a surgery date!! YAAAY!! 10/23. I can wait! One problem though- I have to make sure I have clearance from my hematologist. I see her on 10/11. So Im keeping my fingers crossed. I have sent in my FMLA paperwork for time outta work and I am just really ready at this point. I feel WAY different than I did before. Im not stressed about it really. I think i am Dr Ryder's first lap band surgery- how exciting! LOL Anyway hope all is well on 10/11- I will update around then (hopefully)!
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