Hard to believe that I haven't been on here in 2 yrs!

Dec 09, 2010

December 10, 2010

Hey everyone,
Alot has gone on since I last posted on here. Well two days before my granddaughter was due to be born I went to her last check-up appointment and she had passed away, there was a knot in the cord. That was on Dec. 22, 2008, and she was born Dec 24, 2008. Her funeral was Dec. 31, 2008. This was very hard to go through and I did start gaining weight,. Like I have said before this is stomach surgery not brain surgery.  I didn't know how to help my daughter through this and how I could get through it. I miss my little Bailey Michealina Haines.  My daughter did get pregnant again as soon as she was allowed and my gorgeous grandson James Edward Haines Jr. was born Dec. 6, 2009 (my 47th birthday!). He is the most beautiful baby ever...lol.  We just celebrated his 1st birthday, praise God!

During this time my mother also was diagnosed with throat cancer, and an aortic aneurysm. They repaired her aneurysm and then she started chemo and radiation.  She got sick and had 3 strokes in one night. (this was the summer and fall 2009).  This was a very tough time, but Christ saw us through. She is now cancer free and living back in PA with us. She is still trying to recover from the stroke. I take care of her during the day. I am glad I have this time with her. She will be 70 in January.

Well I am not going to go into anymore detail of the other struggles I have faced and am facing.  I just have been dealing with alot of stress and emotions. I have gained weight about another 20lbs since I was last on here. So I am now 208lbs.
and holding steady.  I am so grateful that it wasnt 150lbs, which it could have been if I didn't have this surgery.
So now, I am trying to refocus myself and try and follow the rules strictly again to use my tool and lose this 30 lbs.

I did have an upper GI done last month and the doctor did say that my hidden limb of my rny is a little long and is acting as a pouch to hold more food. This really depressed me because I noticed that I have been able to eat alot more food during the past year.  I am hoping by getting back on track that this will perhaps shrink some and that I can gain some control and lose weight.

I am so grateful that I still have the restriction that I have, I think that 30lbs is very do-able.
I will keep you guys posted on what I am doing and how I am reaching my goal.

If anyone wants to join me, please just drop me a message.
thanks for being here.
I am going to go and I will talk to you's later.
rny gb with hand assist
340+/208/173  -136lbs (want to be down 170 again)

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