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I am very depressed and am waiting to here about my surgery any day now. I have recently had to go on disability because of my weigh related illnesses. I am on an emotional roller coaster though. I do not know any one who has had the surgery, and only here the negative feedback of well meaning aquaintances. I need some moral support. I have 3 beautiful daughters and a husband of 10 years. It's about time I can enjoy life with them.
I was approved on the 9th of January and go for bloodwork on the 8th of Feb and will have the procedure within a week to ten days.
I am a big SUCKA for attention and covet all prayers and calls and letters. I am SO excited to have "JOHNNY 11/28" volunteer to be my ANGEL. HE has been exactly that. I am truly blessed to have him as a friend.
I GOT A DATE!!!!!! I go for surgery on TUESDAY, FEB 13... I am so excited!!!!!!!
MARK_AR and his mom came all the way to Alabama and spent the week with me!! It meant so much to me and has really helped me deal with the week ahead. I went to my surgeon on the 8th and he feels I am a good candidate for the lap procedure.
Well today is all clear liquids.And they are flowing from my eyes about as fast as i consume them... I am anxious, and excited and VERY emotional today. The hospital called and I have to be there at 7a.m. and will have surgery around 10a.m.. I am the 2nd surgery scheduled for tomorrow.OH YA'LL are so wonderful!!!! I couldn't have been this brave without your unconditional support!!!! I love ya all!!!!
Well the surgeons office just called and said for me to arrive at 5 a.m. I will be first!!!! I just got through drinking that ungodly laxative WHEW!!! I think I will be puckered for a weeK!!!!YUX
WELL I AM 4 DAYS OUT OF SURGERY AND FEEL LIKE FLYING!!!! I REALLY CANNOT BELIEVE I FEEL SO WONDERFUL!!!! YES I AM A LITTLE SORE, BUT I CANT DWELL ON THE MINIMAL DISCOMFORT COMPARED TO THE LIFE OF MISERY I WAS EXISTING IN!!!!MARK AND JOHNNY ,,,, YOU ARE THE GREATEST!!! I AM SO BLESSED TO HAVE YOU AS MY FRIENDS!!!!I REALLY DONT THINK I WOULD HAVE SUCCEEDED WITHOUT YA!! WHEN I LEFT THE HOSPITAL YESTERDAY I HAD ALREADY LOST 9#. I AM SO EXCITED!!!! CAN YA TELL???? hehehe
I have really not had PAIN only soreness that could be compared to sore stomach muscles after a bad stomach virus... ( and the gas pain) cant leave that out!!! That has really been the worst part. I AM NOT HUNGRY and have tolerated everything i have tried really well. The only thing that seemed to bother me was CARBONATION and that was because of the gas. I have had Mashed taters and grits with cheese to eat... I have drank Crystal light, Grape juice, and my protein grape stuff in the form of a slush...and cant forget the sippin on my water !!!LOL
I called my SUrgeons office this mornin to ask a "Q". I was suprised when he got on the ph0ne and was SO encouraging!!! he says i am doing exceptionally well( BOY HAS MY LUCK CHANGED) God has really blessed me !!!!Then not 10 minutes later one of his interns called me to check on me and was equally encouraging !!!!
Tomorrow is a WEEK !!! This has been a wonderful experience!! and not par for the course here I might add. It seems God has opened the windows of Heaven and continues to pour out abountiful blessings my way... and I am so unworthy.
I FEEL TERRIFIC!BUT>>> my mind is playin game with me!! I feel like I have been to both grandmas on Christmas and have stuffed til i am miserable!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE I ALWAYS FEEL SO FULL!!! Honestly, it kinda worries me. I told me hubby i am so bloated I think i am gaining weight. HE Said NO he could tell i am losing, so I have to take his word for it until I go to my Dr. FRIDAY.
MY blood sugars are stayin in the normal range, and I have been able to tolerate everything i have attempted to consume so far.( only 3 or 4 bites though)
Hello!!!!WOW IT HAS BEEN 43 days since my last update!! SHAME ON ME!!!! According to my scales at home I am down 48# YIPEEEE!!Only 2 more #s to my first goal of 50#!!! This surgery is one of the best decisions I personally have ever made. It was scary though, because it was one that ONLY i could make. No matter what others thought or felt, Only i could make the decision to better my health and how to do so. I am SO excited about the changes I am feeling!!! I feel like a new woman. My children have a new mommy! I am not running marathons YET but I am looking forward to doing those things I had come to resent others for doing. One of the dreams I have ALWAYS had was to record my music. I LOVE TO SING!!!! so i was able to go to ARKANSAS and record music a couple of weeks ago with Mark_AR and his family. He is a WHIZ when it comes to technology and we had alot of fun while recording. This was a WONDERFUL opportunity for me.... When I went in for surgery, my sister and mom had agreed to keep my children until i was recovered and could lift my children again. SO, since I felt so well and my 6 weeks wasnt up... I went to record during that time. I am so glad I did!!! The title of my album is Tammy Bigham's New Beginning and it is dedicated to all of my friends here at Obesity Help---- I contribute ALL of my support to my friends here. Every where else I have had limited support which has proved to be conditional. My friends here have been with me "NO MATTER WHAT" and I am ever greatful for that.