Well, it’s official! You’re on the losing side. The trumpets are blaring, the cymbals are crashing and the drums are drumming – all for YOU! I hope that all went well for you! You’ve been out of surgery now for a little over a month – YIPPIE!!! Your journey will have moments to “pause” – I’d like to impart some words of wisdom for when it does occur - remember these wise words whispered by Confucius – “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” Be patient. You didn’t put it on over night, it won’t come off over night (DARN IT!)… RNY 10/31/03 – down 85 pounds!!! Good luck!
Hello all!!! This is Robin's best friend Diane. Just wanted to let you know... just left the hospital and Robin is doing fine. Surgery went fine and she took a speed walk around the hall. She is resting now... alittle pain... but bearing it well. Thanx to all (for Robin) for all the support!!! I'll update again tomorrow.
Hi Robin! Congrats on your surgery date! I bet you are so excited! Just hang in there! I just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you today and that you are in my thoughts and prayers for a successful, problem-free surgery and recovery. I'm so happy for you. Soon you will be on the other side and will join the ranks of the losers. Wishing you much success in your weight-loss journey. Hugs to you today. God bless, DI from NJ
Hey! Just wanted to wish you the best for Wednesday!! It is soooo exciting!!! I'm only 6 weeks out but it's the best thing I ever did for myself and my family. Be positive, be well and by all means, come back afterwards and let us know how you're doing!!!! Take care! Cyndy
I'd say don't be nervous but, heck, I was nervous. Of course it was all for nothing (except I burned a few extra calories), because everything about my surgery was fine. I think the week before surgery was harder than the week after (for me anyway). Keep it positive; that means only keeping positive people around you. Be proud of your decision and I hope all your health and weight-loss dreams come true. All the best,
Robin, Congratulations and best wishes for a smooth and speedy recovery! Don't forget to take a pillow and/or a Bari Buddy (available at the OH.com store) with you to the hospital, you won't be sorry that you did! You need the pillow for all kinds of comforts from coughing to side support and frankly sometimes the hospital pillows just aren't really great. Also, you might inquire with the hospital about whether a fan will be available to you, if not and permitted, take one with you. The combination of the narcotics and the leg cuffs they use to prevent clots makes many people very very hot!
bright blessings to you in this part of the journey and much success too!~Caroline O.--