Hi, i'm 36. i have a bmi of 41.5 and i am hoping to have surgery. I have signed up for a seminar in Clifton Springs. any advise would not be turned away:) i am very hopeful that this will help put me on the road to better health.
Well, I have started looking around at different Doctors, I spoke with Ithaca surgical assoc. and recieved there info. packet. And i have been able to locate many of my medical records to assist with filling these papers out. Hope to have them finished by monday.
Well I picked up the rest off my records today, now i have to do the fun part filling out the diet history, Not sure how I am ever going to remember all of it but as soon as its done i can send in my papers. Not sure how long after for my fist consult.
So, I mailed in the paperwork yesterday. heres hoping the DR. looks it over and calls to set up an appt. I just found out that one of my co-workers is having surgery this month and she was very encouraging to talk to. it's nice to know that our ins. covers the surgery:):) It was the boost i needed to get the paper filled out and get them mailed in. i can't wait to get to the otherside!!!! I just hope that i filled everything out okay. The diet history was a mess i hope it will do, But i have been on Meridia 3x's and xenical once and they would work for a while but they cost so much and ins wouldn't pay for them, go figure they cover surgery but not meds that might avoid the surgery. So, now i am rambling I just can't belive that i might actually be getting this done i have dreamed of it but never thought it could happen for me.
One question!! Does the Dr. tell you who to see for the phsyc. eval? oh well, let the waiting begin:)
Well, thats a good sign i mailed the paperwork on the 2nd, and i recieved a call today to setup my first appointment!!!!!! I can't wait. I have read many good things about DR. Mecenas, i hope they are all true. i would really prefer to have this done lap, to hopefully reduce recovery time i don't want to be out of work to long. I can't wait, oh i guess i said that already:) Any how, I also went to curves today, not bad i think i will join up, i know that i need to do more then just have the surgery done to be healthy. If you don't mind doing the same thing each time you go it seems to be a good place to work out, and maybe catch up on local gossip:))) I am so glad that i found this site and i really hope to become a losing memeber soon. be well
So, This week I am going to a seminar in Clifton Springs to see what they have to add to all the info i have gathered. maybe meet a diff. DR. Also, i backed out on curves i just couldn't see doing the samething day ater day. and paying to do it, i have weights, a bike, and a treadmill at home duh... just getting all the stuff off them and getting motivated. I have read many profiles, and want to add that I think each and everyone of you are the strongest people.. It has taken so much time add heart ache, energy, and willpower to do what you have done. and THANK YOU for taking the time to post and up-date so the newkids;) have someone to follow and look to for advise. I am so looking foward to be on the losing side with you all. BE WELL
OH MY GOD!!!! I so understand why everyone gets so upset, I just called to confrim my seminar tomarrow and they CANELED IT no phone call nothing..... I guess they don't understand how long people wait for this. I signed up a month ago. Now I have to Wait untill sept. This sucks...... Beter now, just had to get that off my chest, along with about 150lbs:) I have made some steps i haven't had a smoke sence Feb. and i haven't had a soda in a week. Still alittle tough getting away from Chocolate:) but i want this so much, and i know my Ins. covers it because a co-worker is getting it done next week, Best wishes to her. she has waited a year to get in with Dr. O'Malley. I guess i can wait one more month:( Best wishes to all, BE WELL
just thought i would drop in, I am still a little upset over yesterday but maybe it was for the best. I called again to see if they were going to offer the seminar next month and was told they were'nt sure. So i guess I will stick with the Dr. in Ithaca, do i really want to go to someone who doesn't even call to cancil? I think not.BE WELL
Well Good Morning everyone. It is a sun shiny day today and i am getting closer to my first appointment. I have to go to the dentist this week and make sure my toothies are going to be able to hold up to a lot of chew, chew, chewing:) Then next week my kitty goes to get fixed:( sorry no baby kittys. And then, on the 7th i go for my gyn visit YUK!!!!! but it something that needs to be done. And should be done every year!!! Anyhow, then on the 10th is my big visist with Dr.M in Ithaca, can't wait. MY hubby is going with me, i hope he doesn't say something that will mess it up. He does not want me to have this done he says he doesn't like the risks which would be ok, but i think he just wants me to stay big so he doesn't have to worry about others looking. Who knows what men think. well everyone enjoy whats left of the day. Be well
Just a quick update today. I just want to say that everyone on this site is amazing.... You all have worked so hard at making a new and healthier life. Yet you still find the time to update and wish others well. You are all angle's
So I have 9 days untill my first Dr. visit. I can't wait. I hope this gets the balls rolling, I want this so bad. Well thats it for now. Be well
Thanks to Rene S. for fixing up my profile it looks great. 8 days untill my first appt. I can't wait. opps I guess i said that yesterday:) I have been reading so much about this i feel like my brain is going to explode. I just hope it all works out. be well.
So, Now i am down to 5 days, I have a gyn on tues, then my kitty goes to vets on thrus, then I go on friday.:)My hubby is going with me i hope that talking with the Dr. will help him to feel a little better about this. I really want it. Be well.
Well i went to the gyn yesterday and found out i have a prolapsed bladder. So now I go to see a specalist to see about getting that fixed. Also, I found out i have to have a baseline Mamo. done:( But i guess better safe than sorry. I have just two days untill my Consult.:) be well
Well to day is my consult with Dr Mecenas, in Ithaca, I hope everything goes well. Most of all I hope they take me as a candidate. so I can get this ball rolling. I am so afaid i will forget to ask something or say something and they won't think i'm ready for this. I have been reading and searching everyday. I have seen the on-line surgery of the lap rny. exc.. oh well i will update more after. be well. So It's done and they gave me the steps to continue the process:) ya ho!! So on Monday i will be on the phone to get my nutritionist and Psyc. eval. done then on the 22nd I have to go to a support group. then wait some more untill they get the letters from the evals. And send in my letter which i just have to type up. then see what happens:) But at least it's started.Be well.
So I have my other apointments made, three next week and one on the 30th. Then I have to find out about the test. and wait wait wait.:) Maybe I can get this done before Nov.
Consult with Emma Brown completed. It was about one hour long she went over the pre-op and post-op diet. It was alot of really great info. and gave me a clear understanding of what my diet will be like after surgery. Tomarrow is my first supprt group. Friday is my psyc. appt. I have type up my letter and get that sent in, then wait for my next appt, with Dr M.
Went to my first support group last night. I was happy to see many newbies there. I thought the old lady at the front desk was cute I didn't even have to ask where the room was she looked up and said our here for that meeting:) and told us where to go. It's nice to know that when you walk in a roon people notice your fat first. Oh well, on to the next step right! The lady's at the group were great, They were at different stages of post-op, and shared a lot of information. I think i will keep going to them. Tomarrow is the psyc. eval. then i will stop in and let Rhonda know so we can get on to the next stage of the game. Be well
Hey, My Psyc. eval. was friday, It went well. I am not crazy:) So now its wait somemore for the letters to get to Dr. M's. The 30th I go to my pcp and see if he will sign my letter of nessisty. Then I guess I wait some more:)Be well.
Hey all, Tomarrow I go to another appt. with my pcp. I guess it's best to con't to get my weight done monthly just in case in need it for ins. coverage. I am going to type up a letter of necessity and see i he will sign it to save some time. Everything seems to take so long.:) I can't wait to get to the approval and on to the surgery. be well.
So, hows everyone? I am hanging in there. I have been to my pcp and he is sending a letter to Dr.M recomeding me for the surgery. I want so badly to call and see if they have received any of my recommendation letters but I don't want to be a pain in the a$$ yet:) I will call tomarrow:) I just fond out that my ins. premiums are going up this month:( almost double. So hopefully I will get my moneys worth. Be well.
good morning, This has been the worst week of my life!!!My cousin was in a car wreck Monday afternoon, had to be life flighted to rochester, so i spent all day there, I had to call in to work due to no sleep all day(i work nights) so i called work and found out they are closing the center!!!!!!!as of dec. I won't have a job:( i have been there four years. I am so close to getting my surgery done now if i can't get it done by the the close date i don't think i will ever get the chance. I am going to try to find out about corbra how much and so on. anyhow, all my paper work is in to the doctor I just have to hope they give me my next appointment soooooon. My husband has been so great I don't no how he puts up with me. I haven't been able to sleep since i found out about the closing. I just sit and cry and try to figure out what to do next. Maybe i will go back to school? oh well, thanks for the ramble. be well.
So it's another day in a long bunch of days. I am starting to come to terms with my company closing. NOT!!!!! I still don't see how they can just up and walk away from all the kids and 400+ employees. most who have been here from he opening. But, I will stay untill the bitter end. On a bright note i have my second appt with the Dr. tomarrow:)woohoo!!! I hope this will get things sent off to the ins. company. The sooner i get approval the better. be well
I had my second appt. on Friday. Now i have a new list of hoops to jump:( I wish they would give you everything up front. I could have had this stuff done by now. I will set up my stress test tomarrow. Then i have to wait!!!!!for the sleep study and the egd to call me and set up the aptt. It makes me feel helpless not to be able to call them. I am at there mercey. and i still have a dead line to meet before my job changes. On the plus side a company is looking in to picking up the pieces out here at Seneca woods. and I am in the best program so Hopefully If they buy I will get to stay on. Now if i could just get this surgery over with:) I don't think it would look to great to have to ask a new boss for three weeks off.:) oh well, everyone take care and be well.
Hello again, well another wekk and and more appointments later.:) today is the consult or the egd, i will be leaving soon for that. I called the sleep study back and I can't get in untill nov. 8th:( and that is just the consult.BOOOOO, The sonogram is on the 29th off this month still haven't heard from the stress test. If they want to messure stress they can do that by giving me more test to do before i can get this moving. If they would just get my ins. approval i would feel so much better then at least i would know that this was going to happen. i will flip if this job trash ruins this for me. oh well, everyone be well.
Hey, everyone, another day closer to more testing:) yesterday I had my consult with the cardiology dept. and had my ekg done and I will have the stress test next week. Tomarrow is the egd and friday is the sono. and I will get my blood work done then. So slowly things are coming together. I have tonight off from work yea, only due to not being able to eat after midnight which is really hard to do on the night shift. Oh well, at least I am still getting to use my paid sick days. rom what I have been hearing at work the other company is going to pick up the campus, now we just have to wait to see if they are going to keep us or move others in. I can't believe how evil people can be when it comes to stuff like this. no one wants to give us info. on the new company ie.. pay scale,ins. benifits ect.. but i guess i will be happy if i have a job.:) everyone be well.
Hello again, well I made it through my egd, I don't remember any of it:) I went in at 9:00 and by 10:15 it was over. Most of the time was spent waiting, now tomarrow is the sonogram. then next week the stress test. I still have to get the sleep study done. but at least I'm gaining. I just hope it all gets done before i lose ins. God bless and be well.
Okay, the sonogram is done. that sucked, the person doing it was a trainee and it took an hour. I wonder if they have to have one done as part of there training? I swear it felt like it was being pushed through my rib cage. but it is over. now i have to do the other tests....the ones my ins. doesn't even need for aproval. but i will do them. I just hope this happens soon, if I go through all these test and miss out on my ins. i will be so pissed. I just wish i could get everyone to understand that the is an issue and move things along. also, still no word on if I will have a job after this year, heck i'm not sure if i will have one after this month. everyone be well and God bless.
One more down!!!! stress test is over. boy am I out of shape:) I can't wait to be able to use my gym and not feel like I am going to die with every step. Now I am down to the last step in this journey hahahahaha I have the sleep consult on Monday. I hope to get that in soon. I really need to get this to the approval process soon thing are coming to an end at work and I don't want to start over with a new ins company. everyone be well and God bless.
Hey everyone, tomarrow is the sleep consult;) I have had the weekend off and the peace and quiet has been great. I went to my first craft show yesterday and didn't sell anything:( I guess people don't understand that hand made means a lot of work. They just want to pay dollar store prices.:) oh well, I guess i have christmas done for some;) A few more people at work have left for new jobs, It sounds bad but the more that leave now the longer I will have a job and ins. I just read I profile about a young girl who just had a take down done. She had so many bad effects from wls. I hope my family doesn't find it they are getting worse about me having this done after the stores on tv. But, I am the one taking the risk and I understand them. I just hope they will look at what good it can do. God bless and be well.
So I had my consult for the sleep study:( I have to go back on the16th and try to sleep in a hard bed and bright room with noise in the halls. NOT!!!! If everything goes okay with that then I am done with test and I just have to wait for everyone to send stuff to Dr. M's. Then pray for approval before my job ends. and time is running short for that also. I am not sure how much more I can take. I just wish people would understand and get things moving my ins company doesn't even require the sleep test or the stress test. but I had to have them and they may ruin everything!!!!!
So tomarrow is the sleep test :) I can't wait to have it over and get things moving. God bless and be well
Okay so I went for the sleep test today. Do they really expect you to sleep during these???? I was hooked to two doz. probes and straps and two nose things shoved up my nose. yuk!!! glue in my hair and tape everywhere. Then they say to try to sleep. okay now you have noise in the halls and someone coming in to check your leads so on. so i got no real sleep in a full day study. the tech said in didn't reach rem sleep at all. I sure hope i don't have to do this again. God bless and be well.
Hello everyone and happy early turkey day!!!! I had my follow up with the sleep Doctor on Monday and everything is okay as far as sleeping. No apnea!! So now I am going to call the Doc and see if they will get things sent off to the ins. maybe i will make it:) God bless and be well
I called the Dr. and talked with Rhonda, she said she sent out my info on the 16th. I called the ins. and they said they didn't have them so I called Rhonda back and she called them. I guess they have the paper work but they haven't gotten to it or something. Anyhow, I will call again on friday. God bless and be well
Well today has got to be one of the worst days of my life. I had to get up early and take my daughter to the airport, on the way there my husband hit a herd of deer. smashing in the front of my two year old car. then not ten miles from there he hit another deer. so i have a car that i still have four years to pay on and it is a smashed mess. hood is all bent up,headlight is gone, fender is crushed and i can't get the drivers door open all the way. So it will be fun fitting my fat a$$ in there. I still don't know if i am going to have a job after this week. The new company is taking over but everyone has to reapply. Some people are going to be hired right off some will be layed off or two weeks and some for up to three months. just enough so you lose your pay scale, senoirity, insurance ect... and we won't know untill friday where we fall it to things. I still haven't heard from the insurance company, I think they are waiting to see i i lose my job. but I will find a way to pay for cobra so they should just move things along. well thats my bad day. God bless and be well
Hello everyone it's me again. Well I woke up to a message from the Dr's office and Rhonda said she had my approval:) yahooooo. On the darker side of things I also found out that i have to turn my keys in at the end of the week. So I guess I am out of a job. but I will be covered by ins, thru. the end of dec. so I am calling Rhonda in the am to see if they have a date for me. God Bless and be well.
I called the Dr's yesterday and I was told that the Dr has to go over all my papers and make sure I don't need anything eles. Are they kidding???? I thingk i have done everything. Anyhow, I will give them a call later today and see what's up. God bless and be well.
OH MY OH MY I have A DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!12-21-04 is the first day of my new life. I can't believe this is here. I have so much going on this month my head is about to blow. I still don't know if I will have a job. MY daughters birthday is sunday and I am broke. X-mas is just arond the corner and I still have to get my car fixed from the deer mass hit. which The first est. was for 2400.00 nice even with ins I have a 500 deductable. oh well I have a date I have a date. thanks to everyone for all your help. and God bless everyone.
So I found out friday that I still have a job:) I finish off this week for KP and then the new company takes over. I was lucky enough to be kept on with them. I also have called the ins company about the car and hopefully things will be taken care of before the end of the year. Today is my daughters b-day and she is 13, Now I have another teen to deal with. But blessed by God she is a wounderful kid. I am still working on the whole surgery is going to happen this month. 16 more days and i will be on the other side. I have to go with my mom on the 20th but I told her i could only stay for awhile due to the whole bowel prep stuff you have to do the day before,.YUCK! Last night i did my mesurements.
Ankle-R> 10 L> 10
I guess we'll see how they change over the next year:) God bless and be well.
13 more days, then in I go. Right before x-mas, what a gift:)I am getting a little nervous but I have faith in The lord that all will turn out well. As for work, I go for my first information sesion today. They take over on Friday. so i guess i will have to wait for two forms this year for taxes. I am going this weekend to get a recliner to sleep in after surgery. I think one with heat would be nice. will write more later. God bless and be well.
9 Nine 9 yes nine more days to go. I have been on the low fat diet this week trying to eat salad and veggies, with protein drinks. I have worked the first few days with the new company. Not to bad however they have to figure there shifts out a little better. I am getting so excited about the 21st, I can't wait to get this over with. I have started picking up stuff for after but with the job switch things have been tight. I wish everyone the very best on their up coming surgery dates. God Bless and be well
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 days to go. tomarrow is my pre-op physical and hospital stuff. yaaaaahoooooo. I can't wait untill nest week happy hoildays to me. This year for the first time I will get what I want for X-mas. I am going to try not to be out of work for to long as I have know sick time with the new company. I guess I have to file for short term disablity. but who knows when I will get a check from them. We started are trainings today, they are being nice and streamlining them due to the fact many of us have been in the field for a while. I will miss a few but I have time to make them up. well, everyone be well.
7 7 7 7 7 7 7 days to go all pre-op done. on new diet for the week. can't wait. I completed my pre-op today, ekg, bloodwork, pysical, chest x-ray. my weight is 277.
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 DAYS to go I can't wait. I still have to get my recliner but should have it by monday. I am starting to get a little nervous. My hubby keeps asking if I am sure. And I AM sure I think:) just kidding. I have waited to long. I have prayed many nights about this and I think I will be of more help to people is I can get around. Everyone God bless and be well.
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 three days to go. I can't believe this is it. I have gotten some of my shopping done but the hubby is going to have to finish it up this week. I picked up some protien stuff man that is pricey. My daughter has a field trip on tues with school so I won't have to worry about her sitting around the hospital all day. Only two days of work left then I'm off untill the doc sends me back. God bless and be well
so here I am on the yummy liquid diet the day before. I have to go to town today to be with my mother, so I can't start my fun prep untill I get back. I just wanted to stop in and say thanks to everyone for all there help. I will try to get my hubby to update for me after surgery. God bless and be well
To my Boy,
I want you to know that I love you so much even when I don't show it:) I am so happy that you are a part of my life. I want you to make sure you take care of everything if something goes wrong. Don't let kenna go and always talk about me. I also want you to move so she can be near her sister. I love you all so much. Make sure you call ashlee often. tell them I love them so much. lady
So, it's only a few hours away. I have been on the liquids and did the bowel prep, oh my. That has to be the worst. a word of advise rub a&d on your bottom beore you go it helps with the acid burn. I can't wait, my mother is not going to be there due to rotten kids. but my hubby will be there. Best wishes to everyone having surgery this month what a merry holiday. be well
Okay, So today is it. I am up at 1:30am and I can't drink anything:( I want to put on here again that I love you kenna and ashlee, you are my babies. I will be stealing your clothes soon heheheheheheh. Boy please take care of them if anything happens. I love you so much. I am a little worried but I have the LORD to guild me thru this and I have to trust in him that he still has a job for me here. So, I will be brave and welcome the new day and the new life with open yet smaller arms. God bless and be well.
Tinas hubby here....just wanted to let you all know that she made it through the surgery ok...she should be coming home Fri. I just wanted to thank all of you for your support through all this...
Well I am home now and doing okay. Tues day I got to the hospital at 11:00am, didn't get in for surgery untill after four. I remember going into the operating room and commenting on how small the space was then a burning in my iv and nothing. I sort of remember my monther saying good night to me in the icu.the doc has everyone stay the first night there. then my hubby said good night and that was about it. The nurses there were great they kept my leg things going and were there checking on me. The next day I got up and one helped me washup and get the blue stuff off my back. I went down to the swallow test and i hope to never have to do that again. I almost passed out. then they took me to my new room and just left me there with all my stuff still on my bed and no call light. The other lady was nice enough to call and get them for me. then some guy showed up and said they needed somemore x-rays so back in the chair and the guy hit every dam door on the way and made me reach ahead and hold my iv stand. Then he parked me in a hallway and left. well over an hour later someone showed up and said sorry they forgot i was out there... by this time i was a crying mess. when i got back to my room my mother was there and she help me settle in just in time for them to come and say they were going to move me. I was moved to the peds. unit i guess they needed the other bed but I ended up with a private room so that was nice. I did okay with getting up and down when the cath, came out. they took the pump on thrusday. i missed that. the liquid pain med is nasty. I have been on liquids only so far. might try some runny cream of wheat later but still scared to do much. I haven't had to take much for pain today. and i had my first bm last night. now i'm afraid to pass gass at all. well thats all for now i have to get out of this chair. God bless and be well.
Good morning. I just thought I would stop in to see how everyone is doing? I also want to tell Cindy I hope you are feeling better. I have been doing well I am getting most fluids in, and I have my next appt, made, it is next week. I hope to be able to go back to work then. I weighed my self today and If my scales are correct I have lost 10lbs. I will take it. I have tried some runny cream of wheat and it went well, and I have been doing well with cream soups. But that is as far as I will push it untill my appt. I have enough energy so far, and my sleeping is doing better. I started taking a melting allergy med so my cats won't bother me. well that all for now, God bless everyone and be well.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
well I have made to a new year! I think this one is going to be great. I have lost about 20lbs. So far i will know for sure on weds. I still have my family and a job that i can't wait to get back to. I have found God this year a wait to see where his guildance will lead me. I wish you all a happy and healthy new year. God bless and be well.
thigh (r)32 (l)301/2
some changes already:)
mid abs-41 1/2
lower abs-44 1/2
thighs- (r) 30 (l) 31
arms (r)15 1/4 (l) 14 1/2
So, not to bad so far. I have been feeling pretty well, still having trouble with the vitamins and protein,they all taste like crap:) My hubby and I went to the mall today and I got my walk in:) I was a little wiped out but its nice to be out of the house. I can't go back to work untill the 17th.:( I received an e-mail from Cindy today, please keep her in your prayers she has not had the best of luck so far with the surgery. We also looked at a very nice weight set-up at Dicks it will look nice in my dining room:) everyone be well. I will check in soon.
Hey everyone, Well I made it threw the first night back to work. It was very quiet. I will only have a two day paycheck but it's better then nothing. I can't beleve that it almost a month. I have been very lucky (blessed) Lasted week I was at the store and helped save a mans life. He had a heart attack and I was there to do cpr. It was amazing to know i could give someone a second chance. I hope everyone learns this and keeps it updated, you never know when it will be needed. God bless and be well.
p.s I am still doing the soft foods, geting better with protien but still need some work.:)
Good evening everyone, just thought i should stop in and update everything. It has been just over a month and i am doing great!!! I am back to work fulltime. I have been icky feeling a few times but I haven't vomited, I just don't try those foods again,:) I have been getting the vitamins in and protein now that i found carb countdown milk. I have lost about 35lbs so far, I still need to pick up on the exercise. The man I wrote about before is doing well and home. I still can't believe I helped save a mans life. I hope everyone learns cpr, you never know. everyone keep doing well and think thin:) God bless and be well
Okay, So I haven't been on-line in a while:) I am down to 225 and I am feeling great. I have been getting my vits and protein. I haven't had many problems with foods. some things make me alittle icky but otherwise okay. I have been getting into size 20's and some 18's which is better then 26 or24 :) I can't wait untill the 20th My hubby and I are going to be baptized, we both are born again and happy to tell the world that Christ is Lord!!!!!! I want everyone to keep up the good work it is all worth it. And be well
okay i will try one more time everytime i try to up date it kicks me off the computer and i have to start all over. so here is the short entry.
doing great the LORD is good.
Well everything is going great. I redid my measurements and i have lost 66 inches of my body. how cool is that:) I am at 185 lbs. and I have gotten into some size 12's. I am so happy that I did this. I can't wait untill I have lost enough to have my tummy done, and maybe my boobs they are pretty saggy:( well, next week my hubby leaves for his new job I am going to miss him so much. He will be over the road driving. but I know God will be watching over him. well, i will checking later. God bless and be well.
Well it's my birthday. I am 37 today:) My hubby has a new job driving over the road. It's hard but it will be worth it when we are moved next year. I have had a great week I have lost my 100lbs. I can't believe it has only been 7 months. I am in a loose 14. how cool. I hope everyone is doing well and I wish the best to all who are getting ready to make the move. You will be so much happier.
so down to 174 and i am in a size 12 to 10. I can fit into my daughters stuff:) i am so glad i did this. hubby has been at his new job just over a month i miss him but it will be worth it when we get to move next summer. I can't wait to be closer to our kids. My oldest starts college next week. she has grown up so much. the others are getting so big we have missed so much out of there lives. we pray every day that they will come to know the Lord. He is the only way to heaven!!!! I want everyone who is thinking about this to research everything and be sure you are ready it does take getting used to you have to be willing to give up a lot but is is so worth it. God bless
Hey, sorry it has been awhile but i haven't been online in weeks. Things are still going great I am at 165 and have been holding steady for about four weeks now. I am wereing a size 12to 10 depending on the style of pants. I am eating fine. No problems as of late:) I still am not exersising much but I have started doing sit-ups. I will post new measures soon. This is still the best thing i have ever done!!!!! I went to one of my daughters soccer games and felt great knowing that i wasn't standing out as the fat mom. Some of her friends thought i was in my 20's that was nice:) I think everyone who has this as a choice should do it. you will be amazed at how your life can change. But as always do your own research. be sure you pick the best doc around. I still take vitamins everyday i now had to add a b-12 due to being low on my last blood work. but I don't have any other meds, God bless everyone be well
Well it has been a year and what a year:) I am down to 155 and in a size 11 to 8 depending. I am doing well my blood work is all good. I am going to start checking on plastics soon while i have two ins. companyies. maybe i will be able to get more taken care of if they both pay some:). To day is my daughters b-day she is 19. I love her so much i can't wait untill we move so i can see her more. God bless everyone.
May 26th 2006 So every thing is going great. I have had the best year so far, things are coming together for the move and i am in a size 8 some times a 6 yea me in now have a size 39 butt not a 57 :)
chest is 35
lower abs 34
upper 30neck 13
my weight is 150 but the size is what matters. well God bless
So it has been a while. well a lot of things have changed. i now live in florida with my hubby and kids. i am still doing well i weigh 155 and i still think this was the best move i have ever made. if you are thinking about doing this. do it!!!!!
it has changed my life. i have a great new job, i no longer live in the cold, i look great, i feel even better, i have had a few dumping spells but they were my own fault for eating candy:) or eating to much bread. but i can eat almost everything i did before the surgery just not as much. if you listen to your doctor and do as they say you will come out on top and your life will never be the same. God bless and be well
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