ANGEL REPORT: Well, Kirsten landed safely on the losing side of WLS just today. Her surgery was delayed a few hours. They did find a couple of unexpected things: a hiatal hernia and a gallbladder FULL of stones. Both were repaired without incident. The gallbladder was removed! :) She was in good spirits tonight and was talking with us. The nurses were great and will get her out of bed around 10:30 pm tonight. Will try to check in tomorrow. - Her Angel - Nancy Jean Schoo
Kirsten...my partner and vacation buddy - good luck tomorrow as we go hand in hand into a new life and experience....I wish you all the happiness and no pain! You are a beautiful person today and the tomorrows will make you shine brighter than ever. Love, Kim xoxox...
"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, any one can start from now and make a brand new ending "Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil." ~ James Allen "I asked God to give me happiness. God said, "No. I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you." ~ Author Unknown "Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life. "Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, 'Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary." ~ Anthony Robbins " ~ Harvey Mackay "Life is a challenge, but if you don't stand and risk you will never know if you were able to win or lose. Challenges are not a thing of winning or losing; they are a way of learning from them to become a better person every day! ~ Alexsander Rodriguez, P.R "Don't ask for it to be easy, ask for it to be worth it." Dan Kuschell "The most important question to ask is not 'What am I getting?' The most important question to ask on the job is 'What am I becoming?'"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however." - Richard Bach "In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins; not through strength, but through persistence." ~ Jackson Brown "I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning." ~ J.B. Priestly "Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult." ~ Julia Cameron "The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. That block of granite is often nothing more than a decision." ~ Thomas Carlyle "Being yourself is not remaining what you were, or being satisfied with what you are. It is the point of departure." ~ Sydney Harris "Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth." ~ Katherine Mansfield "Too often we are scared. Scared of what we might not be able to do. Scared of what people might think if we tried. We let fears stand in the way of our hopes. We say no when we want to say yes. We sit quietly when we want to scream. And we shout with the others, when we should keep our mouths shut. Why? After all, we do only go around once. There's really no time to be afraid. JUST DO IT." ~ Nike advertising campaign "I am convinced that attitude is the key to success or failure in almost any of life's endeavors. Your attitude - your perspective, your outlook, how you feel about yourself, how you feel about other people - determines your priorities, your actions, your values. Your attitude determines how you interact with other people and how you interact with yourself." ~ Carolyn Warner "Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives." ~ Author Unknown "It's never too late to be what you might have been." ~ George Eliot "For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it." ~ Author Unknown "Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson A wish changes NOTHING; A decision, changes EVERYTHING "So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will,they soon become inevitable." Christopher Reeves "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior." Isaiah 43:2-3 Everyone has beauty but not everyone sees it. "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they may have planned for you? Not much." ~ Jim Rohn
May you always have an Angel by your side. Watching out for you in all the things you do. Reminding you to keep believing in brighter days. Have a safe journey to the other side and a speedy recovery
Angela in Canada
406lbs BMI 63.6 -73lbs
Dr Michael Grace
Open RNY Life began May 16, 2002
I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears. Surely..I will heal you." 2 Kings 20:5
"I WISH YOU ENOUGH"
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you all the very best on your surgery, a speedy problem free recovery and a rapid weight loss. Remember this: the WAIT is worth the loss of WEIGHT!!!
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about it's width and depth. BLESS YOU!!!
BOTH MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE HAD AN OPEN RNY. IT WAS THE BEST DECISION WE EVER MADE
I GUESS I BETTER SAY IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS!!! THE BEST ONE WAS GETTING MARRIED. THIS IS REALLY DOUG'S SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE. IF YOU READ HIS PROFILE, YOU WILL SEE WHY.
GO TO "FIND PEERS" CLICK ON OUR STATE, CA THEN GO TO THE CITY OF LA MESA. WE ARE BOTH THERE.
UPDATE AS OF DEC. 6: DOUG HAS NOW LOST 90 LBS!!!
NANCY HAS LOST 77 LBS. !!
WE ARE BOTH DOING THE HAPPY DANCE. NEW UPDATE: AS OF JAN. 25TH, DOUG HAS NOW LOST 133 AMAZING LBS AND NANCY HAS LOST 85.
NEW NEW UPDATE, FEB 11, 2001: DOUG HAS NOW LOST 145 LBS!!!
NANCY HAS LOST 90 LBS. TRIPLE HAPPY DANCING GOING ON HERE. NEW UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW, AM I PROUD OF DOUG!!! AS OF MAR 20TH, 2002 HE HAS LOST 170 LBS. ME? WELL, I AM ON ONE OF THOSE AWFUL PLATEAUS, BUT I HAVE MAINTAINED MY 90 LBS LOSS. I NOTICE A LOT OF INCHES GONE AND CAN WEAR A SMALLER SIZE, BUT THOSE LBS JUST HANG AROUND.
UPDATE: AS OF APRIL 18, 2001 DOUG HAD NOW LOST 185 LBS!!! WOW, NEITHER ONE OF US CAN BELIEVE THIS!!!! HE IS GETTING SO SKINNY AND HE FEELS SO GREAT. I HAVE FINALLY LOST 5 MORE LBS, THE TOTAL IS NOW 95 LBS GONE FOREVER.
GET READY FOR THE MIRACLE OF WLS!!! PLEASE DON'T GET DISCOURAGED DURING THE FIRST 4 MOS AFTER YOUR SURGERY. IT TOOK DOUG AND ME BOTH ABOUT 4 MOS TO GET BACK TO FEELING LIKE OURSELVES AGAIN. BUT IT WAS WORTH EVERY SECOND OF IT. WE WOULD DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.
NEW UPDATE: AS OF MAY 15TH, 2002, DOUG HAS NOW JOINED THE DOUBLE CENTURY CLUB!!! HE HAS LOST 200 LBS SINCE HIS SURGERY IN OCT, 2001.
WOW IS THIS MESSAGE GETTING LONG!!! NEW UPDATE: JULY 23, 2002, DOUG HAS NOW LOST 21O LBS AND NANCY HAS LOST 105. WE HAVE ABOUT 30 LBS EACH TO GO. FEELING BETTER EVERYDAY, MORE ENERGY THAT YOU WOULD BELIEVE. THIS SURGERY HAS BEEN A MIRACLE FOR US AND WE BOTH BELIEVE IT HAS SAVED OUR LIVES. WE LOVE THE REACTIONS WE GET FROM OUR FRIENDS THAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN FOR A WHILE. PEOPLE JUST WALK BY LIKE THEY DON'T KNOW US!!!! THEN WHEN WE SPEAK, THEY JUST ABOUT PASS OUT WITH SURPRISE!!!!! FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!!!!
DOUG AND I BOTH HAVE DIABETES. WE WERE BOTH TAKING GLUCOPHAGE. I
WAS TAKING 3 A DAY AND HE WAS TAKING TWO A DAY. WE WERE TAKING ANOTHER PILL TOO (I FORGET THE NAME OF IT!!) I WAS ALSO GIVING MYSELF 5 SHOTS OF INSULLIN A DAY. WE NOW TAKE: NOTHING!!!!!!
WE BOTH HAD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE TOO!!! NOW IT IS COMPLETELY UNDER CONTROL AND WE DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE ANY MEDS FOR IT. THIS SURGERY HAS BEEN A MIRACLE FOR BOTH OF US!!!!! DOUG ALSO HAD SLEEP APNEA AND WAS USING A C-PAP. HE CAN NOW SLEEP WITHOUT IT AND DOES NOT EVEN SNORE.
WE BOTH HAD OUR SURGERY AT PACIFIC BARIATRIC IN SAN DIEGO, CA.
WE BOTH HAVE THE HIGHEST RESPECT FOR DR. RUMSEY AND HIS STAFF. WE COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR BETTER TREATMENT BY THE CLINIC STAFF AND ALSO THE HOSPITAL STAFF. I HIGHLY RECOMMENT THEM TO ANYONE!!!
GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND WE WISH YOU EVERY SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, Doug has now lost 215 lbs and Nancy has lost 110. Doug is getting really skinny!!! He may be at goal.
We both go to our surgeon for a check up on nov. 11 and we will find out if he thinks Doug is done!!! Nancy (me!)
wants to lose about 30 more lbs. We have both decided NOT to have any more surgery such as a tummy tuck.
Our lives are so rich now. We both feel wonderful and we do not miss all the food we thought we would. You can
improvise and make wonderful meals. Our diet is pretty restricted compared to the diets we read about on AMOS.
We do not eat bread, beef, pork, cereal and a lot of other things that others eat. We are going to talk to our dr and
find out if we are being to restrictive. We will add more later.
Good luck on your coming surgery. My prayers are with you, and hoping for an uneventful surgery, and a speedy, painfree recovery. Keep your focus on healing. Make sure you walk, and keep up your breathing exercise. YOU CAN DO THIS! See you on the other side.
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