Hi, My name is carrie, I'm 45 , married and have a Daughter 26 who lives in B.C and A son 22 who lives in Hampden NL with his fiance and my Grandson Ryder who is my world..I live in Gould's NL for now but have my home in Hampden NL and will be returning after my husbands contracts are up....I find I'm very lonely here without friends but at least I have the ones back home that I get to visit every 6 weeks or so.
My story begins way back when I was 4 and my parents found out I had an immune disorder that prevented from eating anything except , lamb, rice and lettuce until I was 12 years of age....I had shots everyday and also a series of shots from my DR once a week in order for my body to accept food. I was very thin and pale and was often called cancer stick in school....very depressing but they were youngsters with no clue of the effects it would have on me. At the age of 11 I was in an accident and crushed my bones from my waist down and was hospitalized for 8 months and then in a wheelchair for 2 years until all 8 of my surgeries were over...arggg those were trying times I tell ya....The good news is I was able to eat most foods again so with no exercise in a wheelchair and my taste buds so excited for different foods the lbs started coming as fast as I could chew. I went from being called cancer stick to cosmic cow,,,,,then penguin cause I had a limp when I did walk....I wonder If my eating habits now have something to do with trauma as a child. I have had 5 more surgeries since then and am waiting for another one now, but the challenge now is I'm 100lbs overweight and they feel I will not heel well so this makes it complicated..
I stated my journey to get WLS back 5 years ago , saw Dr Pace and was put on a list...I have had 2 more new referrals sent into his office and am on a waiting list still....who knows when the call will come in. I just hope its soon.
I'm not sure why I'm writing on a blog....I;ve tried to make contacts on here but It seems like its not working, so for now this is going to be my diary of my struggles and hopes.
I have put in an add to meet people in st John's with the same struggles to swim, chat and help each other out....I'm going to be having coffee with a few of these woman at the end of this week....This makes me happy.
I've been swimming for the past 2 or 3 weeks now and trying hard to eat healthy but same old same old....I fell off the wagon at least 5 times so far. I hope this week is a better week.