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I am a 47yr. old stay-at-home mom. I have been severely overweight for the past 14yrs. Since the year 2000, my physical and mental being have taken a down curve. I have continous back pain and joint pain. I also suffer with fibromyalgia along with various other life threatenting illnesses. It really depresses me because I don't know how I'm going to feel from one day to the next. I have a beautiful daughter who depends on me for everything. It saddens me that I can't jump, run, and play with her as she wishes. I try but get tired fast and hurt all the time. I try to manage my daily routines, but find myself having to do a little at a time. I use to be a very active person and want so much to get back into that routine and get rid of all these painful limitations I have been stricken with. I have tried nearly every diet aid known to man with no continous success.
I am currently one week post-op and feeling pretty good. I was feeling a little bad a few days ago, but I think it was due to my blood pressure medication and the pain medication. I am consulting with my physicians at this point on how to clear up these issues. So far, the eating has not been a real problem for me. Actually, I feel I am eating more than before even if it is mainly liquids. I hope I continue to feel as up as I do now. I weighed yesterday and have lost 16lbs. I feel at least half may be fluid lost, but I'm on my way to better health.
I am three weeks post-op. I had my check-up last week, but did not have a fill. I was down 17lbs., but since I have only lost about 3lbs. I am finding myself able to eat more than the 2ozs. per meal and am not happy about that. I can also drink up to 8ozs. of water at one time and not happy about that. My doctor says he will consider a fill on the next visit, but I thought you were to have a fill immediately after surgery. I also find myself able to eat and drink at the same time which I know is not suppose to happen. My situation at this point has become a little depressing for me. I have not spoken with my doctor since my last visit and probably won't until my next appointment. Hopefully, he will have an explanation for me. Any other Lap Band patients out I am truly looking for some understanding as to what is going on with me.
I am writing to say I am feeling pretty good right now. I am five weeks post op and down 33lbs. I still have back and knee pain issues but, of course with time hopefully those problems will end. I will say I am tired of oatmeal and soup. As they say "good things come to those who wait", well I'm waiting!!!!!
I hope all your well and on their way to better health and fitness. I know it has been a while since my last post, but I really had nothing new and exciting to report. I will say I did get a little discouraged because my eating habits were getting out of hand. I did find out that it was due to my weight loss and my doctor scheduled me for my first fill which I had last Friday. Well, the fill was 1.5cc and I am not feeling any different than before the fill. I have put a call in to my physician to see if he can give me some insight. I am also totally discouraged because I have been at a plateau for weeks and even with exercise, I have not lost anymore than the initial 35lbs. I know it will take a while for the weight to come off and it won't be overnight, but I was hoping for a bit more assurance than what I have up to this point.
It has been a while since my last post but, I really have no new information to report. I am scheduled for another fill next month to further assist in my over indulgence in food. I have however, somewhat conquered my first plateau. I have managed to lose another 3lbs. I was hoping to have lost alot more by now but, I will practice patience and let this surgery assist me in becoming the healthy and fit person I use to be. I hope all are doing well and best of luck to those considering to undergo this or any other weight reduction surgery. I have no regrets and hope to never feel I should regret my decision. Love to all.
I know it has been quite a while since my last post. I must confess I have been wallowing in "self-pity". This is mainly because I was looking for a quick miracle with this surgery and it hasn't happened. I am losing weight, but I get to these plateaus and start beating myself up about the surgery. I start feeling that I got myself all "cut up" and nothing is happening. I know this is a harsh way to say that about the surgery, but I have honestly felt that way at times. My incisions itch constantly and feel tender to the touch and that irritates me. Forgive me, I know this should be an uplifting post and I do apologize, but I feel a need to be completely honest about what I have been experiencing the past few months. I will say that I am getting better mentally and my body is really looking and feeling better physically. I have had braces put on my teeth and this has not been a happy experience either. I continually try to hold on the the saying, "good things come to those who wait". With each new day and prayers that get answered my outlook on what is going on with me gets better. I do hope all is well with others in my situation and may God bless all of you.
I hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving and are looking forward to an even greater Christmas. As we reflect on what the true meaning of Christmas is, let us all be thankful for the sacrifices made to allow us the opportunity to enjoy the coming holiday. I would also like to let you all know that I have a much happier outlook on life since my last post. My weight is coming off and I am feeling much better physically. I still have issues with my braces but "that's life". I am exercising and eating better, but there have been moments when my body has had to remind me to chew better and eat slower, if you know what I mean. It doesn't that a brick wall to fall on me. Until next time, may the joys of the holiday season smile down on all of you!!!!!!!!!
My apologies for not being more diligent in posting updates. I am currently seventy-five pounds thinner and loving it. My husband loves it too, but he isn't too keen on the shrinking of his wallet, if you know what I mean. I do get a bit discouraged when I hit plateaus. They seem to last forever. I have been experiencing a plateau for the past couple of months. I must say the inches have come off, but my weight has stayed the same. This is not a complaint, just an observation. I know things will get better in a while. It doesn't seem like I will be celebrating my one year anniversary in a few weeks. Things have been going so well, I pray nothing changes for the worst. Help me keep my spirits high and as always never lose my faith. May God Bless You All.
1 Apr 05
Hello to all and congratulations to all who are celebrating their one year anniversary. My anniversary date was 30 Mar 05. I must confess that I was hoping to be alot thinner than I am,but at the same time I am very grateful for where I am today. One year ago I could not jump on a trampoline, fly a kite, ride a bike, or just plain feel as good as I do right now. This new me feels very blessed and much more energetic.I love having shed all those other layers of me as well as all the pain that came with it. I am striving to eat better and exercise more each day. I want to be around and able to enjoy and play with my grandchildren for as long as the Good Lord allows. He has enabled me to be brought to where I am today and for that I will always praise him and be truly grateful. I hope you all good fortune and may God Bless each and everyone as he is continually blessing me.
11 Jul 05
I know it has been quite a while since my last post, but things have not been going too well. My weight peaked in January and never changed until recently. I don't mean changed for the better either. I stopped feeling any restricting in late March and had to have some saline extracted due to an allergic reaction to something that caused my throat to slightly close. The saline was replaced in late April but I still felt no restriction. I went in for another fill in May and found out that the port was punctured and is to this date not operating correctly. I have gained 15lbs. though I have been exercising and changing my eating patterns. I have seen my doctor but there is an issue with my insurance (they no longer cover this type of surgery) so I am not able to get the port replaced as yet. Personally, I feel that this should not be something I need to stress over because it isn't my fault the the port has malfunctioned. Unfortunately for me, the doctor does not feel the same as I do. Please pray with me that I will get this issue resolved very soon.