3 months!! on July 19, 2010 5:32 pm
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Time got away from me fast!!! I am shrinking by leaps and bounds! I am down 55lbs and feel wonderful! I am doing great not having too many issues. So far chicken can be an issue if I let it, but besides that I am eating just about anything. Protein has been an issue too. It all makes me quesy. I will figure it out. But I am loving my new body, I am excited and scared to see where this crazy ride is going to take me, but I am holding on and enjoying the ride!
All Done!! on April 26, 2010 11:37 am
All done!! Had my surgery on April 19th at 10:45a. I was a little nervous, and actually thought about calling the whole thing off up to wheeling me into the operating room. But I went through with it, and it was a great thing because, my doctor said my Gallbladder was a time bomb getting ready to go off, and I had a hernia. A surgery that was only supposed to be 2 hours ended up being closer to 3 1/2hours. I woke up in alot of pain, but they quickly got it under control, and we kept it that way the whole time. I was up and out of bed that night at around 7p, walking. I now am surprised at how well I am doing. I called my brother, who also had WLS, the day after I came home, and said is this the calm before the storm. Because I feel like I feel too good. He just laughed. So here it is, on my way. I do not regret this at all, and I know it will be the best thing ever for me. I went to the movies yesterday to see Kenny Chesney 3d experiance concert, and there was a woman that came in, and sat down and started crying. In my head I am thinking "ok" but she turns and says to the guy she is with and says "The last time I was at the movies, I could not fit in the seat", and I thought to myself, as the arm rest were up so I could fit, Wow maybe next time that will be me!!! Anyway, here I go onto week 2 post op!!
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Liquids!! on April 11, 2010 6:00 pm
So I am about to start my liquid diet, and I am NOT looking forward to it. I have binged eaten all week. I prob have gained about 1to 15 pounds. I just finished eating steamed Crabs, I know, I Know, I will be able to have the crab meat again. But it was not that I was scared of never being able to have the mustard ever again, my favorite part!! I also had birthday cake, cause next Sunday is my birthday, and of course liquid diet. So here is to my week of liquids!!
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Wow on March 28, 2010 12:01 pm
I am about to go on this journey, and while I am super excited, I am also extremely nervous. This has been in process for over 7 years now. Back in 2002 I went through all the motions of getting approved for the surgery, and while waiting to get the actual date, I found out I was pregnant. He was a complete surprise, and for me reason enough to wait to get the surgery until it was perfected a little.
So back in July of 2008, I began having headaches so bad that I could barely stand myself. No doctor could figure out what was wrong with me. I was diagnosed and tested for all kinds of things, including Lyme disease, High blood pressure, dehydration, and Lupus. Then I noticed my vision having little episodes that would make me see double, or wavy. One morning, in August, a full month after this all started, I woke up and opened my eyes, only to see nothing for about 10 to 15 seconds. Even though it was a small amount of time it seemed like hours. I called my sons pediatric opthmoligist, Dr. Dankner and begged him to see me. He said "I only see children" I cried and cried, and begged him to please help me. He said "Can you be here at 10:45a.?" I hung up the phone and went right there. Once I got there, Dr Dankner, came out and said "I have an emergency, and have to leave, but Dr Fiergang is going to take care of you." They called me back, and dilated my eyes, and Dr Fiergang took one look in my eyes and said "You need a catscan, and to see a Neuro Opthamoligist ....today" I immeditally thought I had a brain tumor, but Dr Fiergang, said he believed it was a condition called Psuedo Tumor Cerebre. They made all the appointments, I went for an MRI and Cat Scan, and then went right to see Dr Singman the Neuro Opthmoligist. He was wonderful!! So warm and concerned. He confirmed the diagnosis of Psuedo Tumor Cerebre, which is accumulation of fluid in your brain. The fluid backs up and presses on the nerves in the back of your eyes, and cause vision disruption. If left un treated you can do so much damage that you can go blind. He had said he had never seen nerves so swollen before. He also said I had a blood clot in my brain and needed to see a nuerologist right away. Now this blood clot is not the type to cause strokes, it was blocking the drainage, and therefore why the fluid was backing up. So the next day I went to see Dr Michael Williams at Sinai Brain and Spine Institue, and he said you need a spinal tap to get some of this fluid off, or your going to progressivly start losing vision. We schedualed for the next day. The did the Spinal Tap and the opening pressure for a normal person should only be around 10 to 12. Mine was 220. After the procedure I was put on medicine, to help with fluid. Dr Williams said there is not a concrete cure for this, but studies have shown that weight loss does normally solve the problem.
I went on Weight Watchers, and did great. I cut the medicine a little, and really felt good. I thought I could do it. When I went back to the doctors, he told me that everything looked great. But then I stopped Weight Watchers and all the weight krept back up on me. I got sick again, but what really did it for me, it that Dr Williams told me that I have 6 months, and after that I will begin to go blind. That was in December. I have to do this. I have no options here, and like I said I am scared to death!!!
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