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hello my name is linda im 41 yrs old .i ve always been on the heavy side all my life.
ive tried many diets in the past i would lose some then back into the same old eating habits.i am a mother of three boys ages dan 21,justin17, and steven 7.with every pregency i always seem to put on more and more weight.with my last son i gained the most weight .i have reasearched this for many years.two times i tried to do this at albany med but ended up not going through with it.i have a sister-in-law that i found out that she had an appointment for the orientation at ellis hospital in schenectady,ny so i went with her and decided to this as a buddy system and i finally stuck to the program.it hasnt been easy but my sister-in law is always there to talk to and suppport me in this.we have joined a gym and we work out three times a week and days in between we do our walking.
on mar 14,2009 we started the program i was at a weight of 318 lbs.at this time they started me on the medi-fast program.
in th first week i went down 7 pounds.the second week i had an appointment for my yearly mammogram and found out that i have breast cancer.so at this point i still stayed on the medi-fast program and had to have a lumpectomy surgery. then six weeks after that i started chemo therapy for four session over three months. then 30 session of radiation.
august 14,2009 was my last session of chemo and radition therapy.during that time i remain on the medi-fast program but my weght lose was slower due to the medication that they had me on for the cancer.
sept 10,2009 i had my last time with my dr that doing my surgery.i had my clearence for the surgery.my current weight lose at the time this appointment was 28lbs lose.
sept 16, 2009 i had to do my pre- op for the surgery that is scheduled for september 28,2009.at this appointment i was down another 2.5 lbs for a total 30.5 lbs.with this weight lose i reach my 10% weight lose for the surgery.
sept 17,2009 my insurance company call me at said my surgery was all approved and wish me good luck!!!!!!!!! that afternoon dr clarks office called also and said my surgery was all approved and see you on sept 28,2009 for my surgery.........
sept 19 ,2009 i forgot to mention from the start that i have high blood pressure, diebetes, sleep aptnea, and i always hold fluid in my feet and legs.
sept 28th , 2009 surgery date finially here i had to be at the hospital at 11 am and surgery was schenduled for 1pm. when i arrived at the hospital i was fifteen minutes early. i checked in at the front desk and the gave me my name band an took me right in.i went in the surgery room at 115 pm and was out of surgery at 345 pm. i then was in the recovery room for and hour and half.my dr came an told my family everything went fine in surgery.
sept 30th, 2009 i say dr .clark first thing in the morning at 8am and he released me to go home whe i was home i weighted myself and i was ten pounds heavier. at a weight of 291.
oct 6th 2009 this was my first visit with the dr post op i weighted in at 278lbs at this time they told me what vitiams i had to start taking.at this time im off the straight liquid diet and im starting my pureed diet for the next month..
oct 26th 2009 its been 3 weeks now and im just feeling great about my self the first 2 weeks was hard i had loads of pain an was taken my pain meds daily, but now the third week im not taken any pain meds an gettin around so much better. its a lot of work an at times i sit an look at other family members eating all those goodies an good food fating things i use to eat, but i enjoy were i am now and i feel alot better.
0ct 27th 2009 today was my 3 week check up, went very well was down 17.8 lbs , my weight was 260 lbs my dr thought this was good for me. i just need to start drinking more water.
nov 26th 2009 thanksgiving day ! had a great day with family and friends went out to dinner had small amout of turkey with gravy, a few carrots, mashed potateos. the rolls on table looked so good an yes i did it had to have a small bite of that roll an yes on the way home had to pull over an you know the rest.i learned my lesson with the roll stuff.
dec 19th 2009 had a big wow moment , took a friend of mine to the mall so they could do their last minute shopping and i was so excited i walked and walked all over the mall an was not tired an i did not have to stop an take a break.i was so happy an excited.
dec 24th 2009 xmas eve went to church it was a very nice mass, oh an a big wow moment.... justin went to xmas mass with me too.
dec 25th 2009 xmas day, had a very nice day with my whole family an the boys. i was very good an never dipped my hands in anything that was bad for me. i felt i was very strong an doing what was right for me.i did have the normal goodies for the boys
dec 29th 2009 well today was my 2 month check up and i lost 28 more lbs from my last visit.and also did blood work today too.my last check up my weight was 260 lbs now i weigh 238..
jan 28th 2010 on this day was my best friends new journey , kim she was haveing lap band done today at 745 am. i went to the hosiptal to support her. she did very good kim also had dr.clark ,on this day i wanted to try the baratric vitamins so i bought a bottle in the office for 25 dollars. they are great an im doing fine with them.my weight seems like it has slowed down some i only lost 8 lbs in one month. i now weigh 230 and im still working out at the gym 3 x a week.
JULY 7TH 2010 WOW ITS BEEN 6 MONTHS SINCE I UPDATED ,IM NOW 10 MONTHS POST OP I WEIGHT 204LBS AND I HAVE LOST A TOATL OF 114LBS. MY WEIGHT LOSS HAS STARTED TO SLOW DOWN BUT I DO SEE THE INCHES STILL COMING OFF I HAVE LOADS OF ENERGY AN CAN DO SO MANY DIFF THINGS I HAVE NOT DONE IN PAST.AT THIS POINT I SEE I CAN PRETTY MUCH EAT ANYTHING BUT I MAKE SURE I STILL WORK THE TOOL AN HAVE GOOD JUDGEMENT.