I am very nervous about the Gastic Bypass. At the same time I can't wait for all the changes that will take places in my life.
Yesturday for the first time I met with Dr. Shah he was great. I was scared, but having my husband with me made it easy. The meeting help answer all my questions. To me the Dr. made all the different in the world. Listening to him explain the pro's and con's and taken the time to hear me out was very important to us. When I left his office me and my husband sayed at the same time that I was in good hands. My husband at first was not to key with me having the surgery. As we all know family and friends do think of the things that could go wrong. I told my family that I will be in God's hands and of corse the Dr as well. I know in my heart that with those four hands I am in the best of care. I am wait for testing and the date for the surgery that's making me crazy.
Today a new years starts I'm still waiting for a date. I had some test done. I can't wait to get my Surgery date I think that has been the hardest part for me. I 'M SCARED MY INSURANCE WILL SAY NO. I called the offices last week to see if all my paper work was ready and it is, so we wait now. I can't believe that it's been almost a month since I decide to have this done. My nerves have never been this bad. All I think of are the things I COULD DO WITH MY CHILDREN WHEN THE WEIGHT STARTS TO GO DOWN. My children are my life. I have always tryed to be part of there life in school and outside as well. My weight has not stop me much , but at times it really would make me think about getting on rides with them or just doing things. My Son gradutate's this June from 8th grade and I would like to be thinner for his special day.
Today was the happiest day of my life. I recieved the call that would change my life forever. The Dr. office called to tell me that I was approve to have the surgery. I couldn't believe what I was hearing on the phone, I started to cry. My mind was going in hundred different ways. I waited for this all my life and now it's here. I told my famiy the news. We were having dinner when I told them we forgot about our dinner and started to cry and jump up and down with joy. My family still worries about the things that could go wrong, but we sat down and discussed it, they understand that even if I don't have this surgery things could go wrong from me being so over weight as well.
I am so nervous today my life is about to change. I can't believe my date is here today. To think I sat here almost 1 month an half ago thinking to have the Gastric Bypass and my time is here. Thank you all for all the information that I have read in everyones profile. Without that I really would have been lost. It's really great to know that we are not alone in times like this. Ever one of you have made a different in my life and for that I say THANK YOU TOO ALL. At times I had my husband and children read the profile so they could understand that many of us are all feeling the same way about ourself and life. Someone told me the other day that this day would be my birthday and you know what she is 100% right. I feel like my life begins today.
I can't believe that I am home from the Hospital and feeling so good. I have very little pain and not hungry. My Dr and family can't believe how great I have done. I will tell you this that day of the Surgery was the hardest day of my life I was very nervous. All this crazy things go thru your mind. I just keep on praying to God to guide me. No matter what belief you have prayer and guidance will always help you.
Today I have awaken with so much energy, who would have thought that after sugery I would feel this great. When I was thinking of having the Gastric Bypass I was scared and look at me now. Today I even help my hubby clean and we went outside for a walk. I still look at myself in the mirror and say how would I look in 4 months. I am still a little scared of all the loose skin that I may have. The only pain that I get is from gas, but my Dr gave me Axid since I left the Hospital and that help some. All my family and friends can't believe how great I have done. My hubby has been great he even learn to measure my food and cook for me. He took some time from work just to help me.
I feel great I still can't believe that I had the WLS and feel this great. I even went out this weekend with my husband. I am able to eat all the puree food, but I do fill up fast. The only thing I have a little problem is with water. I love water,but it just takes me a long time to drink, if I go to fast it starts to hurt my stomach. At the Hospital I weight 316 pounds when I came home I weight 325. I really felt like crying. I told my husband how could that be I had no food for days. He told me it's water. In my heart I said God I will be the first women in the world that get WLS and comes out bigger. That really would make the 6:00pm News!!!!!!!!!!!! For days I talk on line with other WLS patients and they all say the same to me.
I felt better and guess what it is true. Today I weight 306 pounds wow wow wow. In 1 week 19 pounds try doing that without WLS.
I went to see my Dr. everything is going great. I now weight 305. It really feel great to know that all this weight that I have carried for the past 13 years is coming off. Total weight lost in less then 2 weeks is 20 pounds. I was told by him 1 more week of puree food, then soft solid. I can't wait not that I am hungry, but I really dislike having to puree all my food it's just take so much time. In back of my mind I still worry how would I look with all the weight off. I guess we wait and see for the big day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On Feb. 17, I started soft food diet. It's going well, but I still eat very little. I am feeling alot better just tired at times. I called my Dr. and I was told this is all part of the process. Since 2/11/06 I have been the same weight 299 I am very upset with this. I know it only been 23 days since my WLS. I have lost 26 pounds in 23 days but my scale doesn't move and that really make me mad. My hubby keeps on motivating me and that make me feel better. I understand that we all go threw this stage, but I thought I would go into this much later not now. I am proud that I have lost this much weight, but I STILL NEED MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My PLATEAU IS OVER the scale move, the happiest moment for me. I have been doing great and feeling good. I guess the only thing that was going wrong for me that my scale didn't move for 20 days. I just need to thank everyone that has support me though this. At one point I really felt very depress and I REACH OUT TO THE MESSAGEBOARD AND WAS GIVEN GREAT INFORMATION. I felt like wow I did the WLS and this FAIL ME as well, you do feel empty inside. I started to EXCERISE AT HOME not ready for the Gym. I bought me a excerise bike and some light weight, I PUT SOME MUSIC ON AND GO CRAZY FOR ABOUT 30 MIN.
I am 7 weeks post o I have lost total of 37 pounds (288). I feel good, but I still feel that I am a slow looser. When I look at myself in the mirror I can't believe it's me. I do see all the change that my body is doing. All my cloths are fitting big. I went to a wedding this Saturday and was able to dance all night long without gasping for air. That made me feel like a new person. My children keep staring at me like who is that lady. It really makes me feel that they are very proud of me and to me that means the world. EXCERISE AND ME ARE NOT DOING TO GOOD. I really need to get to a gym. It's just that I WOULD FEEL OUT OF PLACE WITH ALL THOSE THINNER BODY'S AROUND ME.
I am 11 weeks Post O I have lost total of 55 pounds (270). No words could say how great I FEEL. My life has change in so many ways. I feel more confident and I have this energy that no one could stop me from going on and on. At times when I see someone next to me that is over weight I really would love to just tell them listen there is help for you, look at me just go on from that point. This for me was the best thing I ever did for myself. I wish that my mother would have had the chance to have done WLS. I lost my mother 7 years ago to Hypertension and Diabetes and Liver problems from so many years taken Insulin. My mother weight about 320 pounds. I know in my heart she would have done the WLS she try many diets in her life she was only 54 years old. I miss her more then life. I know she is always with me and some how she put the WLS in my path. Thanks mom.
God gave me the biggest gift he could have given me my life back. Today I weight 254 pounds from 325. Total weight lost 71 pounds in less then 4 months. My family and I had to leave to Puerto Rico my grandmother is very ill. I was very nervous about getting on a plane. We all know the reason I don't fit, need extra extension for the seatbelt etc. When I got on that plane and had room and no extra seatbelt that was the best thing that anyone could feel. I started srceaming and jumping up and down like a kid. Our trip was very different this time I WAS ABLE TO WALK AND DO ALOT WITH MY CHILDREN SOMETHING THAT I FORGOT HOW IT FEELS. For me it has never been about looks it's about the empty feeling we get when we are unable to do with our love one's or everyday life. I have my life back and that to me means the world, not my looks but my health. Yes I can't say it doesn't feel good when my family says you look great.
I am down to 231 pounds and feeling great, total weight lost 94 pounds. I guess for me looking at myself in the mirror and seeing this new person it scares me at times, but I just say to myself listen lady you are doing things you stop doing for the past 13 years, and that keeps me moving. My daughter is only 12, but she is really proud of me. she always telling me I look beautiful and always trying to hug me, because she say she ABLE TO PUT HER ARMS AROUND ME. This past weekend we went to a water park and yes I did rides with my kids. CAN YOU BELEIVE WHAT OUR LIFE GOES BACK TO WHEN WE TAKE ALL THIS WEIGHT OFF. It's like we live in a nut shell and open up to a flower when it blossoms. The feeling is great. I love to shop for clothes now, my size is about 14-16 from a 26-28. My skin is really loose on my arms that hurts me at times just looking at it, but I have learned to say to myself you have your life back and thats more important then your damn skin. I have no words that could THANK GOD FOR GIVING ME THIS CHANGE IN MY LIFE. My husband is my everything his been great with me. I fine that he has not change with me in any way, but yes he does look at me more like wow is this my wife and that feeling is great. I feel scared at times, because of my loose skin that he could leave me. We talk about it alot and he says the same thing to me over and over HONEY IF I HAVE STAYED BY YOU WITH WEIGHT AND ALL YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU ENOUGH NOT TO CARE ABOUT YOUR ARMS . I LOVE YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE NOT FOR LOOKS AND NO WOMEN COULD EVER TAKE YOUR PLACE IN MY LIFE YOUR MY WHOLE LIFE. I know in my heart thats the way he feels, but you know us we always have something to say. He wants to take me to Cancun IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS TO SHOW MY NEW BODY OFF. My hubby is one of a kind,at times I say to myself GOD REALLY BLESS ME WITH MY HUSBAND AND CHILDREN.
Today is a very happy day for me. Yesturday I made 6 months of my WLS. I can't believe how time has gone by. This morning I got on my SCALE AND I MADE IT TO 224 TOTAL WEIGHT LOST 101 POUNDS. I will tell you this, if back on 1/27/06 the day of my WLS was the happiest day of my life today is the SECOND DAY. I feel great. To think 1 year ago how I was feeling empty, hurt, and most of all depress to be unable to do things with my family. Don't get me wrong I went out to places with my kids and hubby, but I just sat down and watch them enjoy themselves. We all have had this expierence in our life do to our weight. I just got back from CANCUN WITH THE MAN OF MY LIFE, WE HAD THE BEST TIME EVER. No kids that was the first for us, his brother and wife gave us the time to be with each other. It's hard to let them go, but after we were in Cancun we couldn't stop from having fun DAY AND NIGHT it was A MAGNIFECENT EXPIERENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I HAVE NO WORDS TO THANK GOD FOR GIVING ME A CHANCE TO DO MY LIFE ALL OVER AGAIN.
It has been 7 months from my WLS and I am down 112 pounds. My current weight is 213 pounds. The scale moves so much slower for me, at times I do wish I could close my eyes and wakeup with my GOAL WEIGHT. When I first saw on my profile my 100 pound card it was the best feeling you could ask for. Yes, we all have come very far with the WLS. My life is better then it has been in a long time. My summer was filled of lots and lots of ADVENTURE. I say it again THANK MY DEAR GOD FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR MY SECOND CHANCE IN LIFE. A long the way I have many people to THANK ESPECIALLY MY FAMILY FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND HELP THAT THEY HAVE GIVEN ME.
I am 10 months out of my WLS. I feel great I have lost a total of 130 pounds, my weight is 195. I just lost my older brother on 10/18/06 that has been very hard on me and my family. The empty feeling that my heart holds can't add up to anything. My brother was very proud of me with the weight lost and HE ALWAYS JOKE THAT HE COULDN'T DO THE WLS, because he couldn't handle the little bit of food I eat. My bother die beening a HERO someone was trap in an elevator and he went in to help an fell 11 story down. That's what everone calls him a Hero, sorry to say that will not bring him back to me, my children or his wife. Why does life has to hurt so much. Pain after pain for everyone.
My one year Anniversary of WLS WOW. I woke up this morning with the biggest smile on my face. To think a year ago at this time I was having my WLS and was nervous and scared. My life has change in so many ways. The first thing I must say the changes have been my health to have that has been the single important thing in my life. For 14 years I was unable to do so many things with my family and just to be able to do them again. It has been a gift from GOD. When I started this journey I WEIGHT 325 POUNDS TODAY MY WEIGHT IS 186 POUNDS WOW WOW. I still live with the fear that one DAY I could get big again. I guess that it will always be a part of my life. I pray that we all never fail with our WLS. This site has help me in my ways and for that I say THANK YOU TO ALL. My hubby and my children made today very special for me this morning. They made me breakfast in bed, gave me cards, flowers and my one and only love of my life bought me a diamond bracelet with my name on it WOW. My daughter give me money and said to go to VICTORIA SECRET AND BUY SOMETHING SEXY. My family has been my stone I really have been BLESS WITH THEM. IF one thing I have realize is that my hubby except me no mattter what I am over weight loose skin and all. To me the best part is beining married for 22 wonderful years. THANKS MY LORD OF THIS SECOND CHANCE IN MY LIFE.
It's been a long JOURNEY but it's been all worth it. My health is great and most important I have my life back. I can't thank GOD enough for the gift he gave me a chance to be reborn. On 2/21/007 I had my Tummy Tuck my insurance paid. I have GOD by my side. Let me tell you something, the Tummy Tuck did me in. I had the all around and it is very painful. From what I see it really looks good. It's still to soon to see the best result, but from I what I see know it looks great. I still need to do my arms, but for know I am happy and after all this pain I think I COULD WAIT 1 YEAR OR MORE. My arms have more loose skin then my stomach, but my insurance didn't cover my arms. But, guess what ladies and gentleman when I'm walking on the beach if you don't like my loose skin to bad because that is my trophy for loosing so much weight. And I'm proud to say that even with the loose skin I still look good!!!
It's been 2 months since my Tummy Tuck and I feel great. I guess the pain was worth it. When I look at the past year I can't believe all I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED IN MY LIFE. The WLS gave me my life back and most important my HEALTH. I still say GOD gives all of us a second chance in life, but we sometimes are to busy to listen to him. The Surgery has done so much for me. My children and husband have the mother and wife back that doesn't say no I AM TO TRIED OR MAYBE LATER. I went shopping about 1 week ago and I couldn't believe that I bought a size 4 Pants and some 6 too. Me and my daughter wear the same size who would have ever thinK I COULD GO IN HER CLOSET AND BORROW HER CLOTHES. I started at 325 pounds and today weight in at 172 wow for me(153LOST) . Just think I am 40 pounds away from my daughter she weight 130, but we still can share the same size. THANK YOU GOD FOR THAT SECOND CHANCE.
Wow it has been a long time since my update. I have alot to say let me start by saying I am still very happy with my WLS I will never go back and say any different. The WLS change my life for the better. My weight today is 162 pounds total of 163 pounds from the time I stated this journey back on 1/26/06 not even a year. I feel like a new person. My Tummy Tuck looks great every time I look in the mirror I say who that person looking at me lol. I left with my family on June 29, 2007 on my first real vacation to Punta Cana
with the new person I have become. Just think for the past 10 years every time we went on vacation I always thought a head what if
I need to pay double or need a extension for my seat belt. Which let me say I had to do 2 times. That was the worst day of my life. I started to cry and my hubby kept telling me that he loves me no matter what and to stop that. I say it again up to this date I have married the best man in the world. Back to my trip the first day we arrive we went to eat at the restaurant all the food looked great as always protein first. I took some steak & pork chops. I keep telling my family my stomach is not doing to good. Guess what by night I was so sick with pain, that we had to call the hotel for a Dr. I was told that I had to go to a Hospital OF couse we are in a different Country no way was I going now that I had WLS. I beg her to give me something for the pain and she did. Well my 7 days were bad. The pain would leave for 2 hours and back again. I was told by the Hotel Dr. that I had a very bad case of food poison and I really needed to go to a Hospital. I still WOULD NOT GO. I would just let her give me shots, and medicine until my date came to leave back home. What a trip. I lost alot of weight, my clothes for my trip didn't even fit me. We got of the plane came straight home to call my Dr. of the Gastric Bypass and I expained everything to him and I was told to go striaght to the hospital.They ran lots of tests and nothing showed up. I was admitted do to the fact that my blood work showed food posion and I really was in alot of pain. Again I was given pain medicine and it really never helped with the pain. Let me tell you that pain was in my back and the front of stomach, it was bad and on top of that I had no food for 8 days. Every time I tried to eat one bite the pain would get worse so I gave up on eating and drinking. The next day my Dr. stop by and we spoke he told me my tests were all normal and he can't undertstand what is giving me so much pain. He said the only thing he could think of is I could have a Hernia in the mouth of my stomach. He told me to try to eat and see what will happen. My hubby went down and got me some Coffee & a Bagel with Cream Cheese. I had to say that pain was worst then before and I felt like I was going to pass out. My hubby ran to get the nurse and she called my Dr. he came very fast. Told me he had to go in and see what was the problem and it will only be about 1 hour Surgery if it was a Hernia. GUESS WHAT IT WAS 4 HOURS OF SURGERY AND THEY FOUND OUT MY INTESTINES WERE ALL TWISTED WITH A HERNIA INSIDE, LUCKY ME TO STILL BE HERE RIGHT NOW. My Dr. to this day can't beleive that he ran test after test and nothing showed up. SO I GUESS IF I would have never GOT FOOD POSION IN PUNTA CANE WHO KNOWS WERE I WOULD BE TODAY. I say GOD DOES THINGS FOR A REASON. In my mind I felt like wow no one had fun on VACATION. I FELT SO BAD FOR MY KIDS AND HUBBY. I must say THANK YOU MY DEAR LORD FOR MAKING ME SAFE AGAIN. I lost about 10 pounds went down to 156 pounds and was not happy with my looks so I ate a little more to bring myself up to 162 my weight today. I look at the scale and I went to be 130 ponds, but I know that I would really look sick. My hubby and kids didn't like WHEN I WAS DOWN TO 156. My mind tells me you are to fat lady, but my heart says stay were you are. I am just so scared of being 325 pounds again. I most say again thank you all at OBESITY FOR ALL YOUR HELP. I would be lost with out all of you.
WOW it's been two year of my WLS, I must say time has gone by to fast. I started this journey at 325 pounds and today weigh 158,
I am happy. I guess my biggest fear is to gain the weight back. I would like to see myself at about 130 pounds, but trust me I really
would look unhealthy!!!!!!!! As it is my WONDERFUL HUBBY says that I AM TO SKINNY AND TO MUCH BONES, WHO ME WITH BONES LOL. I must say the WLS has been great, but I have been back for two more surgery's due to Intestinal Problems, yes it been hard, but with GOD'S Blessing that's all I need. My family and friends are all very worried by all the extra Surgery I have need, but like I tell them who knew what would have happen to me with all the weight I was carrying around that to is bad for us. To me WLS was a gift that changed my life. Since I started WLS all I do is weigh myself every morning, yes that makes you crazy, if you see 2 pounds today and two the next day less you'd be like what, I DIDN'T EAT TODAY WHY WHY? So I say to all please get rid of your SCALE THE MOMENT YOU START WLS!!!!!!!!! I have bat arms, but as I said before those arms are my TROPHY. I say thank you all for helping me with my JOURNEY to WLS. May God Bless each and everyone of you today and always.