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Surgeon TestimonialNoel Williams, M.D.Well I have finally gotten to meet with Dr. Williams. I immediately got the impression that he is caring and takes all the time necessary to describe the surgery and answer any questions. I don't think that I will have any problems, he definitely gave me the impression that I will go through this surgery fine(he actually told me so). It was very comforting.
I think that he is highly qualified and his staff is all very nice. They are all very competent at their jobs.
They all emphasis aftercare, which is soo important. I liked that, that they want you as educated as you can be, then help you through the whole process.
The only thing I think I can say that I didn't like was the 3hrs I had to wait to see him. But I guess if he didn't have soo many people waiting for him, he probably wouldn't be that good of a surgeon. I feel he has a good bedside manner and excellent surgical competence. But I guess I can comment more after I have the surgery.
POST OP- I am so glad I went with Dr. Williams, he is an awesome surgeon and a very nice man. He doesn't let things go to his head, he is very personable. He visited me a couple of times while I was in and his staff visited me daily. I received such great care from everyone at his office and no question was stupid. I can't sing their praises enough. They saved my life. And here i have a clotting disorder, they took very serious and I ended up having to have a filter in and everyone was awesome. I think now after being post op I would give him a rating of 98 (nobody is perfect...lol).
Surgery day October 23, 2003 until December 2003 on December 30, 2003 12:00 am
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Hey Everyone, just revamping my page here, hopefully it will make it easier to keep up with my story...I have moved all of my presurgery
stuff to my other page
here to go there
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Well here it is my day of surgery. And you know what, I still can't wait and I am calm! I am confident in my decision and my surgeon, I know everything will go great. i was alittle confused yesterday, I thought that they might have had to cancel my date.
I got a message from my surgeons office that they had some serious questions that they needed answered and that I needed to call them asap. Well i'll tell you that made me upset. I called and talked to I think her name was shannon or samantha (geez my brain isn't working) they wanted to discuss my history of DVT's. I thought this was already worked out, I said that I had already talked about the clotting thing with Dr williams and even discussed the filter. I told her that I had a bilateral scan done on the day of my preadmission testing. She said you did, and put me on hold. then she came back on and said okay let me talk with the dr. (I think his name was demonte). So I had to wait for her to call me back and she said that I needed to have a dexascan (I think its called) before i could have surgery.that they wanted an updated one. I said does this mean my surgery will be cancelled again, she again put me on hold, she came back on and she said no, what they are going to do is I have to be at the vascular lab at 8:15 and they will do the scan of all of my limbs, then they will decide if I need to have a filter placed. My surgery will be the last surgery of the day at 2:30. So I will be there from early in the morning and not have my surgery until the afternoon, but at least it isn't postponed. Let me tell you I was getting mighty upset.
Then at 3:30 in the afternoon the hospitals automated line called me to let me know my surgery was to be at 7:30, so I would have been the first surgery of the day. Well anyway I called the office back and it is okay.
Scan at 8:30 and surgery at 2:30.
I just want to say thank you to all of you who have given of yourselves to help each other and all of us who come here.
I can't imagine being able to do this without the insite and knowledge I have gained.
Thank you all for your prayers!!!!
I will be back when I get home.
Love you's all!!
I will still say a prayer for all pre and post ops as well as everyone suffering from this horrible disease.
Congrats to everyone going in today.
Hard to believe but I am 11days out. And after the surgery I developed blood clots and bilateral pulmonary embolisms, I have a clotting disorder. I had a greenfield filter put in while i was still in the hospital and I will be on coumadin for like 6mths.
I am fine now. I just went today and got my drain out. I just got out of the hospital this past friday. couldn't wait to get home. Now I am past the fluid stage and onto the pureed. Still trying to figure things out....lol......
I did lose 16.5lbs in the past 11days!! They said I am still retaining fluid from the hospital, when I go back for my next check up in december I will be really surprised....lol.....can't wait.
Well for my first "meal"...lol...I had one chicken nugget without the breading..unbelievable....and for dinner I had an egg scrambled with a little milk. I am stuffed ....lol...okay more later..lol.
Okay, I am tired and not making a whole lotta sense.
I 'm going to fill my story in alot more in the future, just didn't want it to seem like I dropped off the face of the earth....lol.
Okay I want to keep all of you pre- and post-ops in my prayers as well as all people who suffer from this horrible disease.
I know I haven't been updating like I thought I would. I am busy recouperating. I am going to type alittle of my hospital experience before I forget it...lol.
well I get to the hospital on the 23rd and have my duplex scan of my legs to check for blood clots everything is clear so we decide to forgo the filter placement, and in fact he decides to give me heparin shots (ouch) instead of drip. I was taken at 1:30 to have my surgery. they make you change into a gown and put on booties and hat. I kissed my sister goodbye and they took me down to the gurney. I got on and they wheeled me to the OR holding room. this is where I got my IV in and my heparin shot(did I say ouch), they also went over who I was and I had to sign another form. then they moved me over to another holding area, this is where they gave me something to relax and it did nothing for me....lol. Oh I got to meet the wonderul anesthesiologist (darn I can't remember his name but he is good). I was trying to read a magazine, but it was hard because of the IV. then they took me down to the OR #15. It was really weird to be in one. they were setting up all of the equipment and had me move over to the bed. they were propping pillows and stuff behind me. They said that I would be done kind of propped up like sitting. I thought that's okay, whatever helps. so then the were taking my blood pressure and taping my arms down (I wasn't as anxious as I thought), then they said the wanted to give me some oxygen, I said is this the anesthesia, they said no that they werent' giving it to me yet. Just breath in deeply, I started to panic with the mask on and thought "maybe this is the wrong decision...........lol" fade out. I woke up in recovery....gosh it felt like a friggin horse had kicked me and my cramps were soooo bad (I got my period 2 days before surgery), the cramps felt like lightening going through my lower abdomen. I couldn't breathe deep and I just wanted it to end. they were giving me meds and it started to work, but was still painful. they let my mom back to see me, it was great to see her.
I woke up with a NG tube in my nose(that was horrible), a catheter, which turned out to be a blessing, the IV a jpdrain and I don'tknow if anything else. the pain meds started working and I was fine. they hit lots of bumps transporting me to 5 ravdin to the surgical critical care unit. I was so happy I was alive, and I thanked God that he never left my side. I got awesome care in there and then less than 24hrs later was moved to silverstein 12 room 1208 (which is tucked back in a corner), I felt abandoned. They took out that darn NG tube...(ouchie, just persevere it is over in a couple of seconds, and boy are you so glad to have it out). The coughing was really hard, because it hurt and i was afraid to breath. Oh and they also had taken my catheter out the day before, so I had to get up to use the bathroom. I had this nurse I don't remember what her name was, but I could never get her attention. when I finally did, she acted like I could do way more than what I could. I said I had to go to the bathroom, so they helped get me up and she walked me into the bathroom and left me. I finally pulled that string in the bathroom that I thought would bring the calvary, but no response. Eventually two nurses aides came in and helped me get out of there, they put me on the end of my bed, which was better, but then I couldn't move, I couldn't reach my call bell and I couldn't reach my pain pump and my courtain was drawn. I was suffering and couldn't get anyone's attention. I thought I was going to fall and that scared me even more. I kept yelling (as loud as I could beings I was breathing well), my roomate finally answered me (she was leaving that day and her mom and husband were with her), she finally figured I was having trouble and got someone. Thank God, I say a prayer for her. I never saw my nurse again. another nurse came in and an aide and helped me. they put my back into bed. The first nurse told me I was not allowed to walk so soon when I wanted to walk. Well I started getting a twinge in my right calf, blood clot crossed my mind because I had had one before. I told the nurse and the aides anyone who would listen. I don't know if I told the docs when they came in because they were coming in at the crack of dawn and by then I had hit the pain pump and was sleeping, so I couldn't really tell you what we talked about. so on to another day. It is now saturday and they got me out of bed and into my chair, I still was not allowed to walk. well after I was put into the chair they did give me my pain pump but the balanced my callbell on the table beside me(with nothing keeping it in place), I needed something went to reach for the bell and it slid off the table onto the floor. I started yelling hello (mind you they had my curtains drawn around me again). My roommate was gone and I didn't have anyone in my room. I was yelling HELLO. It was so frustrating because it seemed i could hear the staff talking and joking at the nurses station and i couldn't get anyones attention. I was getting really upset. I did have the phone so I called my sister and told her what was going on. and she called the nurses station. they came down and moved me back into the bathroom, they wanted me to get washed.....OOOOKAY...I'll try....forget it, I didn't have the strength or stamina. my legs fell asleep, i just wanted to be able to get up and move alittle and get back into bed. FINALLY someone came back to see if I was done, I said yes, but both my legs were asleep and I didn't know if I could stand. He was a black male nurse and he was very caring...he said why don't you try and if you need me I'll be right here to help you. I stood up (still not feeling my legs and mad it somehow to the bed). I got in bed and hit my pain pump. boy did I just want to sleep this experience away. luckily I had pain control. This stuff would all happen before my mom was allowed to see me.
the pain was worse in my leg and I knew definitly it was a clot. so I told this nurse/nurses aide(I can't remember what he was, I'm sorry). The docs came in and asked me a few questions, put me on a heparin drip (kind of low grade) and scheduled me for a cat scan to check for clots. they took me down to get the scan which was the test from hell. I had to lay flat and stretch my legs down straight (they tape them together), then stretch my arms up over my head. IT HURT SO BADLY, I THOUGHT I WAS RIPPING IN HALF. I couldn't hardly breath in this position let alone hold your breath. the test didn't have to go on long they discovered that I had bilateral pulmonary embolisms. It took at least 4 people to get out of the table and back into a wheelchair. then they left me in the hall for transport (all of those guys are fantastic). I was shivering, and couldn't stop and i was having a hard time breathing (I think the clots in my legs broke off during that test). They finally came and got me and took me back to my room....they said don't get comfortable we have to move you, suddenly it was a rush of people. I was moved to directly across from the nurses station, then the moved me back to the surgical critical care unit. They increased my heparin, and now i definitely was not allowed out of bed. so it was bedpan time. Luckily i could only pee. I received awesome care there. I was there for the rest of saturday and all of sunday and then monday the took me back to the OR to place a greenfield filter in. They had to go through my neck...(OUCHIE). and lace the filter into place then deploy it. they told me I would be out, but guess what I wasn't and it hurt when the were cutting on my neck (four cuts). I then went back to the recovery room, they took awsome care of me. I just wanted to cry, even though I made it. I got over that. then they moved me back to 5. the next day I got to start sips, yessss. It was wonderful beings that i hadnt eaten anything since weds and it was now tuesday. Since I didn't have any problems with the sips, I was good to go. then they transported me back up to silverstein 12. Room 1205, alittle better and it was a single room. I got really good care, except that twice during my stay there, they turned off my call bell from the nurses desk and didn't respond. that was definitely disturbing. But i started doing alot for myself and I think that helped immensly. i hung out for a couple of more days, just praying and trying to ask for what I needed. they had started me on coumadin and wanted to get me at a therapeutic level before they wold release me. Oh did I mention they took my PCA while i was in the surgical critical care unit the second time, bummer, you don't realize how much it works until you don't have it anymore. so we moved onto two pain meds, toradol and morphine,given directly into my iv. Well up on the floor they gave me toradol and morphine, but the toradol you could only have a total of 5 doses, this made me mad because I would have gone a different route with the pain meds.lol. it did work pretty good. My last day in the surgical care unit, they forgot to bring my breadkfast tray and when they moved me I didn't have my lunch try or dinner tray. The nurses brought me apple juice that was really good highly deluted in water.
I was now only allowed from the bed to the chair, from the chair to the bathroom. And ladies the spoon does work, helped me immensly. I was getting washed for the main part, and brushing my teeth. then on thursday they said I could go walking, however the IV pump I had, had a bad battery and it couldn't be unplugged to move with you for the walk. this was changed at 2am and i walked alittle. my lungs were sore, I have been moving forward since then. Okay I'm tired of typing. I will finish this story later. (I left some stuff out, but i will fill it in)
thanks all for your prayers.
I'll keep all of your pre and post-ops in my prayers as well as everyone suffering from this horrible disease.
Lisa post op lap/rny 10/23/03
I can't believe I"m postop. For real. It is a hard concept to grasp, it would be a little anticlimatic if it weren't for all of the learning I'm doing. It is hard to figure out what works and what doesn't and is it too soon to eat certain foods and is that going to make me sick. Lots of thinking. Well I have found so far that I can't tolerate milk or yogurt. I can tolerate a scrambled egg (mixed with water before cooking), sf jello, chicken broth, Isopure zerocarb drinks, water, flavored tea (decaffeinated), SF applesauce, wendys chili, and water packed tuna (I don't drain the water, it keeps the tuna moister and I eat it about 1 1/2 ozs on 3 whole wheat crackers.). I don't think that i have tried anything else yet, oh yeah, my sister bought me gerbers next step vegetable and beef stew (which I exploded kind of in the microwave, but there was still a spoonful left in the container so I tried it, was pretty good).
So I am going to stick with this stuff for a few days then add some more. I have been on the pureed diet since last monday (well I started it on tuesday).
I have weighed:
about 340 lbs 10-23-03
308 lbs 11-05-03*
304 lbs 11-07-03*
that means I have lost about 38.5 lbs in 16 days. (*means unofficial weight, I got weighed at home and haven't had my scale calibrated yet. the other weights are at doctors offices.)
Can you tell it is a little obsessive with the weighing. I think after I get under 300, I will only get weighed at my doctors office, which will be once a week because of having to have my blood tested for my pt time test for the coumadin. Still have normal blood pressure, praise the Lord. And I don't require as much sleep at night. But I do require a nap during the day if I have done some moving around.
I went for a walk with my son, night before last, we walked over to walmart and around in the store then walked home. I think that equaled a couple of miles, but made me really tired yesterday, after I cleaned my house some, I fell asleep for about 2 hrs. I know it will take time. I feel better than I have felt in over a decade, except for getting tired. But I am still recovering from major surgery. But this is awesome!!
Well I am going to go, I'll be back after support group today.
I will keep all of you pre and post ops in my prayers as well as everyone who suffers from this horrible disease of obesity.
Sorry I am not updating more often. I am feeling better and better everyday and my lungs are getting stronger. I can't believe how well this surgery is working for me. It is a little tough swallowing all the pills though. Sometimes it hurts my little pouch :-( I haven't had much trouble eating, last night for dinner, I ate like an ounce of pork roast, a couple of slivers of cooked onions, a slice of american cheese and 3 saltine crackers. It was yummy and I was full. I hope that i am eating enough. I don't feel like I am losing any weight though. So I guess I am going to be typical and think that after all of this I will be one of the ones not to lose weight.
Crazy, I didn't think I was one to think this was not fast enough.
I have lost almost 40 lbs in under 3 weeks and I am crazy. I don't think I have patience...lol...believe it or not.
I am trying my darnest to be patient.
I think I have to get rid of my scale.
i don't know if I need to drink more water or what.
Okay, I am going to just cool out and let nature take its course.
I will just do my liquids, my proteins, exercise and take my vitamins.
anyone with any other ideas or supports please feel free to email me!!! I can use all the hope i can get.
Okay well I guess I will go for now.
I'll keep all of you pre and post ops in my prayers, as well as all of you who suffer from this horrible disease of obesity.
Alls I can say is OUCHIE!!! I made chicken cutlet for dinner, I took
a really small piece and it tasted so good, I can't believe that I
wasn't even thinking and barely chewed it before I swallowed it. Gosh
that hurt...I guess I really did have surgery...lol.....I am still
having some pain, but not up near my heart I think I'm gonna die
kind. And my throat hurts now too. That's not going to happen again.
You know when you have one of those experiences that you think, Gosh
why did I just do that. Well I had one of those. Man I hope i get
back to feeling normal soon. my stomach is rumbling, I'm burping, I
can't wait for this to pass.
Okay well I'm gonna make some hot tea and see if that helps. Ihope it
does. Okay talk to you later.
I'll keep all of you pre and post ops in my prayers, as well as everyone who is suffering from this horrible disease of obesity.
I went to my PCP today to have my blood drawn for a protime test. I got to jump on the scale and I am down to 302. so I have lost 37lbs in 21days. I can't believe it, then this afternoon my sister helped me do my measurements and I lost 18inches, 18inches already. I can't wait to see how my journey progresses. I am trying to take the food easy. It is a little difficult, because I have head hunger going on. I knew it would come, where my head wants it and my stomach can't have it.
I think that is the hardest part.
I am trying to stick to all of the rules and I am wondering when I can start working out.
Okay keep me in your prayers.
I will keep all of you preops and postops in my prayers as well as everyone suffering from this horrible disease of obesity.
WAHOO! I am below 300, this morning I weighed 299.5!!
I'll never be in the 300lb range again!
YOu do not even understand how much this means to me and I can't wait till I lose more. I hope that my weight loss continues at a quick pace, i would like to see 100lbs gone by 6months out. I have to see when I can start working out. I know that exercise is going to be a good key to my weight loss.
I just had to get on here and share my good news.
I'll write more later. Probably tonight...lol.
Okay talk to you later.
Lisa (postop lap/rny 10-23-03)
I know I am not updating as much as i used to. This is such a confusing journey. I am trying to figure out how I am suppossed to drink all of the fluid that I need, plus get the supplements in and eat protein. I think I may have dumped slightly earlier today. I didn't feel well and thought I was going to throw up or pass out...lol...luckily it passed. I think it may be because of eating a cheese steak croissant. too much fat....or the fact that I ate 5 cheese fries. they smelt so good.....bummer man.
I have so much stress going on. My little sister is now septic. She has been sick for over 3 yrs now. I am praying that she will be okay. I hope that I can get through the holidays with out messing up. I thought I had researched this enough, yet no matter how much I have researched actually living it is harder.
The easy way out is what alot of people call this journey. But you know what, this is soooo tough. I have a hard time, yet it is a good time too. I can't explain it. I am feeling better everyday, but struggle with what to eat, when to eat, when to drink....blah blah blah...lol. And I still don't know when to start exercising. I mean i have been taking some walks. I get really tired the next day. So every other day I get alot done then the next day I am bushed so much that I go back to sleep after the kids leave for school and sleep till at least 12:00pm.
My scale has not been showing a change at all.....I can't believe it. I hate that blasted thing, because I am like on a plateau for like a week now. I can't believe it. I hate this.
I know that as soon as I start losing, I'll feel better.
I feel discouraged, I know so soon....I thought when I read other peoples profiles that they were just exaggerating or something about the way that they feel. I feel like if I just do liquids it will happen quicker. But I know that is not good and then I sabotage myself with eating something wrong. I don't feel incredibly wrong, but I don't want to take that path.
I am going to be doing more reading and feeling more comfortable.
I thing that knowledge will be the key for me. I need to shop for more healthy stuff and see when I can eat more things, like salads. Okay I'm gonna go.
I will keep all of you pre and post ops in my prayers as well as everyone suffering from this horrible disease of obesity.
I want to keep my sister steph in my prayers as well.
Lisa Hackenburg (postop 10-23-03 lap/rny dr. williams)
I am sorry if I have a bad attitude. I really don't. I am just a little frustrated, I got on the scale and yep you guessed it 299. I hate this...lol...I thought the weight would be melting off. It just makes me feel like this is not going to work for me. I am eating so little (I'm stuffed though), before I would be dropping weight, and now it is just hanging in there.
I've got to get the numbers out of my head. I should be so totally grateful, I am off of my blood pressure meds, I am off of my antidepressants. I should look at the positives. I think I will take my measurements again today, just to see if I am losing inches. I think that I am. My shirts are getting bigger and I can wear smaller bras. So I think I am losing inches.
I'm glad I took my before measurements, so at least I can see some change. this is taking longer than I thought. I am obsessing here. I think that it just seems like a really long time because I think about it so much. I think that in actuality that i have only been on this journey like 28days and I am still down 32lbs and over 18inches(actual number I'll update later today). So that is awesome. Gotta keep it in perspective.
I am going to be reading menu stuff today, get a handle on the nutrition. I've gotta check and see where I should be too, like what stage, I think I advanced too quickly through pureed.
now I am a little sore. My pouch is sore and so are my intestines. I don't know if it is the way that I sleep or what. Or that I made it work so hard yesterday. Today is definitely a take it easy type of day, on my new tummy. I'm going to easily digested stuff. okay enough doom and gloom.
Why can't I just be happy with my progress?
32lbs is awesome!! I guess my body is just trying to catch up.
I want to keep all you pre and post ops in my prayers as well as everyone suffering from this horrible disease of obesity. I also want to keep my sister in my prayers.
bye guys, love ya's.
I can't believe it has been a month already since my surgery. 1 whole Month!! I am so grateful for the opportunity that has been given me and the people that I have met on this journey so far.
It really makes me feel good to know that I have such supportive friends and family. I don't think I could go this journey alone. I am learning so much about myself and trying to learn not to sell myself short. I also have been looking at my reasons for staying fat for so many years of my life. this is a difficult introspect. I know that i have to still deal with some demons from the past and make some hard decisions for the future, but now I feel equipped to take better care of myself and not always to sacrifice myself for others. I am beginning to feel that I may be worth more than I have allowed myself to feel. It is even hard putting this into words. To admit to myself that I may be worth something is having to accept that I lost so much of myself in the past and allowed so many people to use me and abuse me. That is what hurts. I know that I have also had wonderful experiences in my life that I never felt like I deserved but now I feel like maybe I did deserve them. So I am just a jumble of emotions. Ya know what I mean?
Well I hope that I continue to grow and that the pain won't be too much to bear. I don't think that it will be though, because I will feel more deserving of being worth more. (does that sound confusing?...lol) Told you I have been introspecting...lol.....oh what a whacky world there is going on in my head...lol....like my sister said" get out of your head its a bad neighborhood"...lol.
Okay, today I am going to try and just relax and enjoy the ride, I am going to go for a walk and just be grateful.
Thank you Lord for everything you have done for me.
Thank you friends and family.
I hope when I post next that I'll be off of this blasted plateau....lol.....okay later.
I'll keep all of you pre and post ops in my prayers as well as everyone suffering from this horrible disease of obesity.
(p.s. I hope i am down another 10lbs by my 41st birthday, which is in 13days)
Well HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!! I hope that you are all counting your blessings, as I am counting mine. I am so grateful for so many things...I can breath and walk (and both at the same time!!), I have family who loves me and friends who love me, I have loyalty and I have a savior who never leaves me. I am sooo grateful, too many things to mention. I am most grateful that the Lord allowed me to have this life saving surgery and that he decided to let me remain here with my kids instead of taking me home. I am also grateful that he has allowed me to shed 48lbs so far (and that is in 35days). I will be giving him praise and thankfulness for all the rest of my days, because everyone is a blessing and a gift.
I know that I have problems removing myself from things that depress me, but I think that when I give my problems over to my Lord that I have a string attached so that I can yank them back, because I need something to worry about. HOw silly is that? So today when I say grace I will also be praying for a willing and obedient heart.
thank you all for all of your support and I pray that i can continue to offer whatever support I can.
LOVE You's ALL!!
Lisa Hackenburg (postop 10-23-03 lap/rny Dr. Williams)
Oh and as always I will pray for all of you pre and post ops and everyone who suffers from this horrible disease of obesity.
Oh please say a pray for a little girl who is in intensive care at dupont hospital, she has a mysterious infection affecting her brain and they thought she would have died already (last week she got sick), I think her name is morgan. Please pray that God allows a miracle and she is cured or if he decides to take her home please pray for comfort for her parents and family. She is 10yrs old. OKAY, I really am going now. later
I thought that I had this all worked out in my head....the vits and supps, and the food plan. But now I don't know. I am having a hard time finding stuff to eat that is okay and will agree with me. Yesterday, I bought cheese steaks for me and my son, I figure I wouldn't eat the roll and only have a little of the steak and guess what, I ate about a tablespoon or maybe a tblsp and a half and it was horrible. It was like stuck, It wouldn't come up, it wouldn't go down, it was stuck for over 3 or 4 hrs. I was trying to make myself feel better by drinking some oJ, well that didn't help. I wasn't even thinking I could be feeling ill from the darn sugar in the OJ. So needless to say I will never touch a cheesesteak again. And now I'm afraid to eat. My pouch is sore. I had some tuna last night, which was okay. But today I am really afraid to eat much. I had some cheese, but mostly sticking to liquids. Anyone else have this fear??
How did you conquere it and what are you trying to eat?
tonight I think I am going to try shrimp.
Oh, I am trying to think and not think about how fast I am going to lose weight. I think I will be into the 280's next week which will put me in the 50-60lbs lost, I guess thats pretty darn good, even though I don't feel like I am losing. think I have like almost 2 weeks till my appt with dr. williams, I wonder if I will be over 50lbs down by then. I may make the 100lbs by 6mths mark.
Oh another question, how long did any of you wait till you started exercising? I mean like walking, nothing strenuous.
I am so confused, some sites say wait, so your body doesn't go into starvation mode, other sites say start as soon as you can and you will tone up....I don't know what to do. Any suggestions will be welcomed.
I'm going to keep all of your pre and post ops in my prayers as well as everyone suffering from this horrible disease of obesity.
Lisa Hackenburg (postop lap/rny 10-23-03 Dr. Williams)