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Windsor, ON, Canada
Post Op - BMI: 34.9
Surgery Type: RNY
Member ID: C1098661576
Surgeon: Steven C. Poplawski, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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My name is Jeanie and I live here in Windsor. I have been overweight most of my life. My weight now is 418lbs. I want to beable to enjoy life, to walk more than 3 mins before I have to sit because my lower back and knees are killing me. To go up and down the stairs without feeling like I'm going to die. I want to beable to wipe my own butt again......sooo bad I know but its the truth. My weight has gotten soooooo bad that since Sept 05 I hardly leave my home. I want my life back.......I need my life back. I have already talked to my Doctor about surgery and I went on March 9th for a echo on my heart and I was suppose to go on Mar 17 for my stress test but I had to rebook it for I got a really bad inner ear infection which I'm still not over yet. I'm going on April 4th to the WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SEMINAR here in Windsor. So thats it so far. BB Jeanie
Mar 29, 2006
Yesterday I went and saw my Doctor and I signed papers to be set to OHIP, I think. I also made another appointment with the heart Doctor for my stress test. April 13 at 9:30am. So thats it so far. BB Jeanie
April 4, 2006
Tonight I go to the seminar and I'm excited. When I get back I will write all about it. Now I want to jot down what it is that I'm looking forward to after I have the surgery.
1). To WALK more that 3mins before I have to sit because to lower back pain and painful knees.
2). Climb stairs without pain and or passing out and dying.
3). To wipe my butt again and use tampax..(I HATE PADS MESSY).
4). To ride my bike again.
5). To iceskate again.
6). To get back on a horse again!!!!
7). OMG!!!! To sink bellow the water in the bath tub.
8). To cut the grass again.
9). To WALK WALK WALK!!!!!!!!!!!
10). To go to the movies again and sit without pain in my hips from the stupid small seats.
11). To NEVER have to leave a resturant again ever because I can't fit in the chairs or booth.
12). To play sports again.
13). To feel heathly and sexy again.
14). To go for long LONG walks in the bush and on the beach again.
15). To do my house work again.
16). To enjoy LIFE again.
17). To work in my garden again...plant vegtables and do my canning again.
18). To go to the Fair again and ride the rides.
19). To do things I have never done before.****
**** inline skate*****
****go on an airplain***
****TO HAVE A BABY*****
*****learn to POI*******
***learn to do the TANGO****
Well I'm back from the seminar and it was AWESOME. I met with Dr Poplawski and I LOVE HIM and I can't wait to have my surgery. I'm going to try.....TRY mind you and lose 30lbs how? don't know yet.. but will figure it out by the end of the week. I have to hustle because I could have my surgery as soon as within 2mths. YAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!Well thats it for now. BB Jeanie
April 13, 2006
Its like 2:00am and I have to be up tommorow morning earily. I have my stress test on my heart at 9:30am. YAHOO!!!!!NOT!!!. I don't know how good I'll be because its hard for me to walk a long distance and to get on a treadmill???????I just don't know......but I must do it no matter how painful it will be.......I may even cry, but I will do it. I'll take advil....ALOT of advil before I go. Well heading to bed. I will post later tommorow about everything. I also have to see my Doctor tommorow at 2:30pm.......the Batrics clinic sent me paper to have filled out and signed and faxed in to them. Fingers crossed. OH!!!!! I also decided on the way I'm going to try to lose 20-30lbs SLIM FAST. I hope it works. I will be starting that on Monday April 17th 2006....only 4 more days to go. WOOHOO!!!!!!!Well thats it for now. BB Jeanie.
Well I'm back and I got APPROVED by Dr. Saad He said he would sign the OHIP papers for me to have surgery and I didn't even have to do the stress test...YAHOO!!!!!!!!! He was soooooo supportive. He said he would be there for me for anything before and after surgery. I told him that I would be back within one year to show him the new sexy healthy me. He told me my echogram came back perfect that I have a very healthy heart. WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!I love him. So I still have to go this afternoon to my Doctors and I can't wait to tell them the good news!!!!!!!Well thats it for now. BB Jeanie.
I'm back from the Doctors.........they are faxing the papers over to the Batrics Clinic and as soon as they recieve them I will get a date for my consultation with Dr. Poplawski....who I just addore...he is THE BEST!!!!! All I'm waiting for is OHIP to approve me and I'll get my surgery date!!!!!!!YAHOO. So I'll keep posting about the Slim Fast Diet and once I get the papers I'll let everyone know. FINGERS CROSS!!!!!
April 17th 2006
Well I got some feed back about Slim Fast so thats going to be a no no for me...full of SUGAR!!!!!I decided to try Weight Watchers..woowoo I also called my Doctors office and the Secritary said she would be faxing my papers off later this afternoon and its 3:15pm and I just got off the phone with her. I hope she remembers......until she does that everything is at a stand still. Dr Saad has to do his write up still and so how long will he have the papers for I'm wondering and then it goes to OHIP....So thats it for now. BB Jeanie
April 25th 2006
YAHOO!!!!!!! Laurie called from Dr. Poplawski's office and I go for my consult with him on May 2nd at 4:30pm. Now just waiting for OHIP approval and surgery DATE!!!!!!!! BB Jeanie
May 2nd 2006
Well I went to the consult and I got there at 5:00 I was late because of an accident on the road......and YES I was the last to sign in and the Last to leave at...wait for it...wait for it.......8:48PM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Am I grumpy yes and tried....But one more step closer to being a LOSER!!!!YAHOO. I'm going to take a nice long bath and go to bed.....PS I found out what I really weight and I cried...everyone was saying not over 380lbs....we even shook on it...I said over 400lbs................I AM SAD to say but I won.....418Lbs. Everyone had to reread it because they could believe it. They say I CARRY it well.....well if they want to carry it because its killing me......lol OH and yes Stef was right about the LONG wait. I say don't even go to a seminar when it comes to Windsor because you'll have to sit through it ALL again at your consult ...well it was more informative at the seminar in Windsor so maybe go....I don't know....just know when you go for your consult its a GROUP and then individual first come first serve. Well thats it for now. BB Jeanie
May 5th 2006
Well haven't heard from OHIP yet..........I also changed plans...Dr Poplawski wants me to do the South Beach Diet and he wants me under 400lbs when I come in for surgery. I also have to do 2 more tests ABG's (blood gases) I heard this hurts like hell and I'm more scaird of this test then the surgery.....I even cried last night when I started thinking about them sticking the needle in my wrist jabbing me in the artery.....and I have to blow into a tube of somesort to measure who knows what......and I have to get a letter from my psych Dr to say Yah she's not crazy and send that letter in.....other than that.... all thats left is OHIP approval and then I'll get my date.I also found this on another site Adding for refererence:
Do this for 10 days to break plateau
1) Drink 2 quarts (64 oz) of water a day
2) You must have 45 grams of protein supplement and all your vitamin & mineral supplements each day
3) You may consume up to 3 oz. of the following high-protein foods, 5 times a day:
Ã¯Â¿Â½ low-fat cheese
Ã¯Â¿Â½ cottage cheese
Ã¯Â¿Â½ plain yogurt or artificially sweetened
Ã¯Â¿Â½ peanut butter
You may also have:
Ã¯Â¿Â½ sugar free Popsicles
Ã¯Â¿Â½ tea or coffee
Ã¯Â¿Â½ sugar free sodas
Ã¯Â¿Â½ sugar free Jell-O
Ã¯Â¿Â½ broths and bullions
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Crystal Lite drinks
4) IF IT IS NOT ON THE LIST YOU CANNOT HAVE IT FOR 10 DAYS
5) Keep a food diary and get at least 30 minutes of exercise daily.
And Yet.....another Plateau Buster......
To Break A Plateau:
BEFORE DOING ANYTHING:
Realize many, in fact most Post-Ops share this common experience - done everything right and lost weight steadily, suddenly- the scale won't budge.
Like many others, you've reached a plateau. When weight loss slows and comes to a stop.
Before you get discouraged and abandon your long-term weight loss Strategy of life-style change, understand that plateaus occur in any slimming-down process. Stick with the program and your weight loss will kick in again.
Before you rush to "prosecute," and take drastic action, do some investigation. Figure out if you really are on a plateau. The scale may be a less than least reliable reflection of fat loss. Look at other indicators. Are you feeling better? Do your clothes feel looser? If you're losing inches but not pounds, your fat cells are still shrinking.
Figure in the duration of the stall. You're only on a "plateau" if there's NO change at all for more than four weeks. And even at 4 weeks, don't "assume" anything. There may be a very tangible reason for the slowdown and Plateau. If you Truly want to BREAK a Plateau, identify and understand the true "Culprit" before you just "Open Fire!"
Get this one out of the way first by being scrupulously honest with yourself. Are you "Cheating?" Cheating? It's not a Diet! Correct, but weight loss is directly the result of Calories in versus Calories Used. Are you putting in any "unplanned" nutrition? Empty Calories?A little thing will be the "tipping point." Emotional and compulsive behavior may allow you to "sabotage" yourself. It certainly does so many Pre-Op. Yes? Look at what you are doing with extreme scrutiny. Then - check for hidden sources of Calories / Carbs / Sugars / Un-wanted Fats - Read Your Labels Carefully! Sugar goes under many different names And in some cases does NOT appear as "sugar" on the label. Many vitamin tablets have sugar fillers. CHECK!
Conversely, Are you taking in too Little Nutrition? Many times you carry over habits from other diets & eat too little. EAT UP... Food is Necessary Fuel, not the Enemy! Don't skip meals. Just eat Protein First, Higher nutrition, Lower Calorie Foods. Don't cut your caloric intake to less than 1200 calories per day. Increase the amount of protein in your meals. Don't starve yourself. Cutting calories to an extreme will Not help you. Try cutting excess fat and calories to a reasonable level (usually 1200 to 1800 calories a day, but determined by YOUR Size.) And divide these up into frequent small meals (of about 200 to 300 calories each) every few hours. Eat a decent amount of protein with each meal to help you feel satisfied longer. If you keep your carbohydrate intake to no more than 20 grams a day your body will go into a state of ketosis and it will be Hard Not to lose.
A frequent eating schedule will provide a constant source of energy. KKeep your metabolism higher without the insulin rebound. Six small feedings a day are better at maintaining level metabolism than 3 large meals. (notice I did not say that 6 meals are better than 3, just better.)
Perhaps aim for foods with a lower glycemic index. Check into it at - http://www.glycemicindex.com/
You may have a mineral imbalance. How's your blood-work? Such as zinc/copper. Or a trace mineral shortage. Such an imbalance can definitely slow the metabolism Reducing your "resting consumption" of calories. Certain nutrients are often recommended to aid in weight loss, Including chromium, pantethine, selenium, vanadium and biotin to help stabilize blood sugar and metabolize fat. Getting enough Potassium?
Potassium shortages are common for early out Post-Ops.
Exercise? Exercise can improve circulation, stabilize blood sugar & other important metabolic benefits. If you're walking, great. But at some point in your loss, walking becomes just Activity and no longer "Exercise." Are you Breaking a Sweat? If you have been only walking or cycling, try doing some weight lifts and vice versa. If you are not yet exercising try to add some sort of activity to your regular schedule. At least 20 minutes a day is recommended for beginners. Walk, Walk, Water, Water - There's a reason for that "Mantra." Increase your water consumption to stimulate lipolysis (The breakdown of fat stored in fat cells ) and clean your system of excess ketones.
Many Nutritionists recommend avoiding eating within 3 hours of bedtime. Especially avoid any foods that are higher in carbs as this can trigger insulin production which in turn will inhibit fat-burning while you are asleep.
Have you considered Food Allergies? These may cause all sorts of problems, fatigue, headache, etc. Check possibility of such causes by dropping out one food from your diet and checking for changes in how you feel. The most common culprits are: Milk, Eggs, Nuts & Peanuts, Fish, Shellfish, Soy and Wheat. Perhaps checkout - http://www.foodallergy.org/allergens/index.html
Maybe you have issues with food additives. Some food colorings cause metabolic responses such as sluggishness or hyperactivity in some sensitive children. Example - YELLOW 5 ... Artificial coloring found in Jell-O, baked goods, etc... Causes mild allergic reactions, primarily in aspirin-sensitive persons. Check some of the food additives that show up on your labels. Perhaps a look at -http://www.cspinet.org/foodsafety/index.html
Caffeine? Yes, it's a "fence sitter" when it comes to "Dieting" but-coffee, cola & tea stimulate release of insulin with a temporary lift in energy followed by hunger, fatigue & slower weight loss.
Are you Drinking Alcohol? Empty Calories and Alcohol stimulates insulin.
While we're on "the bible-belt vices," Smoking? Smoking uses up vitamin C & stimulates the adrenal gland. Although quitting smoking is classically a cause for weight increase, long term non-smoking, actually aids the metabolism to remain a constant fat-burning, healthy machine.
None of the above? It may be medications you are taking.Many drugs, even aspirin, can cause or increase incidence of hypoglycemia. Watch out for hormones, amphetamines, diuretics, antihistamines, Anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesics, anticoagulants, antidiabetics, Antibiotics, tranquilizers, clofibrate, acetaminophen, and propanolol. Beta-blockers,can make your body extremely resistant to weight loss. Sometimes it isn't what you ARE taking but what you WERE taking that slows you down. Different meds last month?
Hormones? They can slow down weight loss and stimulate the production of insulin. Estrogen (used in birth control pills) and Testosterone have much the same effect.
Too much Salt? Typically early on this is not an issue, but later, excessive salt can cause some water retention.
What about `plain old' portion sizes? Many people misinterpret the instructions regarding eating as "Just Eat till you are Full! The pouch size will `tell you' when it's too much." That assumes you have "re-learned" the feeling of Satiety as opposed to "Full."
You may need to track your caloric intake and exercise more closely. Many people find "tracking at fitday.com" a very useful tool. Check it out at - http://fitday.com/
So you've made it through this long list and EVERYTHING checks out. Perhaps you have a metabolic resistance to losing weight, and if that is the case, you must consider EVERYTHING EXCEPT GIVING UP AND ADMITTING DEFEAT.
Your Plateau, if it continues, could possibly require Medical attention. Continued thyroid problems would definitely call for medical solutions. Excessive yeast infestation may be part of your problem. Overgrowth of yeast in the digestive tract has been shown to provoke food intolerance, headaches and immune-system weakness, and can keep you from losing weight by causing unstable blood sugar. If your plateau WON'T Break, enlist your physician to help find the problem.
Done all of this and still looking for the "short list?" Then what can I say - "Eat Meat, Cottage Cheese and water for 10 days! NOTHING ELSE! NO EXCEPTIONS! Just try Not to Think of it as a "Diet." You will most likely get a "Bang!" that will jolt your metabolism into losing.
But if you want more than a bang, if you want a real "Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster" to make your system Un-inhabitable for excess fat, for generations to come, then adjust your "Life-Style for Life"
So thats it for now. BB Jeanie
May 8th 2006
Here is my tracker for my PRE OP Diet. I'm going to lose 28lbs by the end on June using the South Beach Diet. BB Jeanie
May 9th 2006
I missed a call today from the Barix Clinic from Thenesa...I hope thats her name lol......they want to schedule my pre op test for surgery? Does this mean I have been approved by OHIP? I'll find out tommorow....what a GREAT BIRTHDAY PRESENT that will be!!!! :party: so thats it for now BB Jeanie
May 10th 2006
ITS MY BIRTHDAY......HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME
Here are OHIP # I thought are very important to have.
Bev Lyman 613-536-3123
I'm having one of the worst days ever and yes its my birthday....I just feel like crying and I know I will before the day is out....I call Jenesa today and she said she wanted to know what test I still needed to do...BLA BLA BLA.....I ask so Have I been approved by OHIP? She said Mame I don't know that.......I said I have 3 I need to do still psy....tube blowing and blood gases she said well you need to schedual to see heart specialist...I was SHOCKED...I said I already did all that do you not have my chart in front of you? She said NO MAME and I don't need the additude!!!!!!!!! I thought wow.......this being my birthday I didn't need that...so I hung up. I feel if you want to talk to me about me you REALLY need to have my chart and info infront of you....until then do not go there with me.....I KNOW WHAT I HAVE TO DO....so let me do it...theres no RUSH since I have not been approved by OHIP. And 3 buisness days since my consult.....give me sometime. I'm also TRYING to get a hold of my Dr......so she can help me get these test schedualled but her secritary is difficult to deal with and you have to wait for her to get around doing it so.....I just want to speak personally to her thats all and My Dr. said she would ALWAYS have time for me....Then I tried to call OHIP.....I'm scaird they haven't recieved anything yet from the Dr......its just a SHITTY DAY. BB Jeanie
May 22, 2006
Nothing new to post...just wanted to say that I can't wait to have surgery. Dr. Poplawski is the best choice for me and I know that when my surgery happens I'll be very happy with everything and will forget all the minor stuff. So thats it for now. BB Jeanie
June 2, 2006
I called OHIP yesterday to see if the Dr.'s office refaxed the new info over that OHIP requested and Bev stated she received nothing as of yet but she would call me back in a while when she looks in the back so I gave her my number .......sooooooooo in the meantime I call the Doctors office and talk to the secretary and SHE swears she sent them in last FRIDAY.....I gave her the fax number again. Bev called me back within the hour and said she JUST recieved them and that I should have my response from OHIP by the end of next week. Yaa! I stopped posting and coming on Obesityhelp because I was becoming I thought too obsessed with everything. I thought just relax quit looking at the pics and profiles and do something else to take my mind off the whole thing......because the truth..it was getting me upset. I feel good about everything and I can not wait to see Dr. Poplawski again and everybody over at the Barix Clinic and get this ball rolling. So thats it for now. BB Jeanie
APPROVED!!!!!!APPROVED!!!!!!!APPROVED!!!!!!!!YAHOOOOOOO!!!!!!! I got my letter from OHIP and I have been approved for surgery. So all I need now is my surgery date. YAHOOO!!!!!!!!!! So thats it for now BB Jeanie
June 12, 2006
I was called this morning from the Barix Clinic and I still have to have my Breathing test ....and ABG's test done before I get my surgery date. My Dr. is away this week so I hope I'll get the appointments sometime next week for the week after and so forth. More waiting....BUT in the end I will be a LOSER!!!!!!!YAHOO!!!!!! Anyways thats it for now BB Jeanie
July 5 2006
Well went to see my Doctor yesterday and FINALLY things are rolling again......she thought I already had the tests done....nope sorry....so I have my Psyciatric evaluation next Tues July 11.....and I should have my appointment date for my other two test this week....The Barixs Clinic does not use the Optifast.....it seems that its used in Ontario....I decided to order off of ebay Optifast and place myself on it for three weeks 4 shakes a day......I need to lose weight before surgery. Other than that nothing else to report......I'll post again when I hear anything else. BB Jeanie
July 10 2006
Well GOOD news things are rolling along.....Tomorrow is my Psychiatric test...they called and they changed my appointment to 10:30am and I go...YES... the next day at 11:30am for my pulminary testing and I'm all done ready for SURGERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!So more waiting.....I hope I can get my test results back this week....They will then be faxed over to Tracy at the Barix Clinic and they she will hand them off for review from Dr. Poplawski and the he signs off everything and I the will get my SURGERY DATE!!!!!!!! I hope by the end of next week I'll have my date.......well thats it for now BB Jeanie
July 11 2006
Well I went today at 10:30am for my pulminary testing and did not get out of there until 1:30pm......They whipped out that needle as soon as I got there.....wasn't too bad but damn...I counted slowly to 20 and it was over there was a small mess after with blood shooting out..thank the gods I never open my eyes...next thing I knew I felt soooooo bad...the nurse said I went completily pale and I thought I was going down for the count but..I hung in there....the breathing part of the test...was hard.....LOL...I passed out twice...it was not a good feeling....she said my blood work was perfect and same with my breathing...yahoo....she was going to put my lab work first to get it out quickly so I can get my date...she said by Friday..Monday the latest.....If it comes down to it and I get a date in September....I will not be taking it but waiting for one in October....I have a bad hang up for September.....so thats it for now. BB Jeanie
July 14 2006
Well here is an ANGRY RANT......I have been trying to contact the Barix Clinic for three days....nobody bothered to call me back....I decided to call and call and call until I spoke to someone.....I CAN NOT WAIT to get this FUCKEN done....My nerves are shot and I have been patient....I don't call and harrass people...yet when I do everything they ask for (TESTS)...my tests are perfect nothing is wrong with me....I feel its just being dragged on and on and on.....and now I have been told I have to WAIT again.....The surgen will be in on Monday and ...is it sooooooo hard for someone to look and see that if he signs off my papers....which he should because all my tests are normal and good....why can't someone just slip me a surgery date ASAP.....like the beginning of Aug....first week or even the second week in Aug as FAR AWAY from September as possible.....I may not get my date until the far end of OCTOBER.......why can't I skip the month waiting and maybe just go straight to the pre-op tests and boom have my surgery....I'm not requesting this because I don't care about others and I'm selfish I WANT to have the surgery fast because I have issues with the month of September.......I'm sure others would too....if September is a DEATH month for them.....I told myself I would NEVER talk or write about my personal family life on here but....because I may have to wait until late October to have my surgery then I'm sure knowing WHY is on everybody's minds.....so here it is...My family all passed away in September and early October....My brother September 12th My Mother September 19th and my father October 5th......so do you see why I'm freaking out here....September is a BAD month for me......I have been trying to tell the Barix clinic that and thats why I NEED a quick date so I can be as far away from September as possible. Its like I don't want to be so upset..with people from there but I don't think they are listening to the urgancy......I will not be too upset if I have to wait until the end of October because its not anyones fault I have a bad hang up for September but I will do ANYTHING to get my surgery date as earily in Aug as possible......and its not looking good.....so now because I have been crying and upset with The Barix Clinic people...Jenessa and Tracy.....and yes I did swear a few times....not at them personally...mind you its not their fault....sometimes I just get sooo frustrated and say things I don't mean.....but what could I have done to make what just happen with the Barix Clinic better and for them to understand....this is not a selfish request.....I don't think..I'm just soooooo upset and I need to calm down....maybe I should have a long hard cry......crying does make you feel better....and do I have to call the Barix Clinic again to apologize for my behaviour....YES.....so I'll cry get it out and wipe my nose and call......Thats it for now. BB Jeanie
Whats worse about this all is I POSTED my rant on the Ontario Forum....I wish I had the option to DELETE......I called Tracy and Janessa and apologized..it still didn't make me feel better...I guess I feel guilt..and alot.
I just recieved my Optifast today..starting Monday I will be on it for 3wks....I'm going to order one more box of 21 off of ebay. So in total 4wks I'll be on it....YAHOO!!!! BB Jeanie
July 17th 2006
Well I thought long and hard about what Tracy has said to me on Friday....she said that maybe it would be best for me to have the surgery in late Aug near September....why and I did think about it all week end....going on 6yrs now I have HATED September....wished it never exsisted.....its a death month for me...and yes I ALWAYS had a HUGE September funk..depressed......she said that if I did have the surgery late Aug Septemeber...I would be sooooo busy recovering from surgery and about getting liquids and my protein in that September would just fly by......I also thought that maybe..just maybe September could become a not so dreaded month for me anymore...WOOHOO!!!!!...can look at September as my new Birth month....my new beginning......I will lose my first 20-30lbs in September......20-30lbs I will never see again for the rest of my life....I will actually be HAPPY and not sad and depressed.....can you image how it would feel for the first time to go all day on September 12 and not realize its the 12th...to realize on September 16th...HOLY CRAP I forgot about the 12th.....that would be a good thing for me the best thing actuallt and what could I do to help me do that IS to have surgery the end of Aug September.....I'm no longer freaking out about this I actually can WAIT to do this and say BRING on SEPTEMBER!!!!!!!So that it for now...BB Jeanie
July 17th 2009
Well had my first optifast shake and its not bad not bad......tastes to me like deluted slim fast....with a hint of cardboard lol.....my next one in 4hrs. BB Jeanie
July 20th 2006
MORE WAITING!!!!!!!! all test are done...just getting them faxed over to Barix Clinic is a hassel......Dr...went on Vacation and never dictated my psy eval.......will not be back until naxt Tuesday.......its Looking like September for surgery date.....BB Jeanie
July 23, 2006
Well the Optifast thing is going ok...I was in ALOT of pain for the frist two days......but the pain is eaising off.......I do need to drink more H2O......I'm not all that too hungry........I remember months back when I talked to the dietician......my ex LOVES food.....when I'm cooking hes always in the pots......He said to me....why is it that you never taste your food while you cook it? He would always be trying to shove a spoon at me with food on it.......I could never give hime reason why....I have always been like that but when it was finished cooking I would shovel it in........my Dietican to me its because my ex and I look at food differently.......he looks at food and LOVES it .....it brings happiness to him....he enjoys his food......TRUST ME I KNOW........me on the other hand......hate food.....I eat it in HUGE amounts at a time.....and for alittle bit I feel good....then I feel pain because I at sooooo much and sooo fast.......I can eat like 3 BIG pasta bowls of stew in like 20mins.....then I'm finished...but the exs snaps his lips ummmm good I think I'll have more....say if I make a big lasagna.....I will take a big slab and give my ex the same size.......I eat it and feel the pain once again......but HIM....he snacks on it all night......I remeber making one and I had a big peice....there was more that half left......I went to bed before him...and I woke up to him still up playing on the computer.....I said I'll go grab a peice of lasagna for brackfast.....he sheepishly smiled and said I ate it all....ALL.....I shuted...HOLY CRAP...you pig....he said well it was sooo good.....piss ass.....he ate it all.........so I do see know how he and I differ on food....he was ALAYS trying to get me to try things....shoving spoons and forks at me...here try...I would say no leave me alone I don't want any......god what a guy.....so you see he's not here...theres no food in the house and I have made sure I have no MONEY as to order out......and I'm fime and feel stronge...but wht...why if I had money on me I KNOW i would order out eat it ALL and feel pain.....I can do thins if he stays away at work and nobody gives me money....wierd eh?....so thats it for now...BB Jeanie
July 26 2006
Well I call the Dr. office and STILL more waiting...its like come on what the hell.....Psy Evell is Dictated but was told by the sectrtary by Friday I should have it typed up.....BULL CRAP........BB Jeanie
Aug 1 2006
YAHOO!!!!!!! all my tests are in for Dr.Poplawski to look over and I should have my surgery date by the end of this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..so thats it for now...BB Jeanie
Aug 2 2006
I feel sooooooooooooo emotional.......I feel strange....I thought I would never be able to do this Optifast thing but I AM and I feel soooooooo good.....YAH I might have lost a small amount but WOW what a difference it makes......I can stand longer and when I come up from the basement walking the stairs!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY CRAP....I do not have the urgent need to sit ASAP in the chair in the kitchen...I can walk through the house and sit on the couch......wow....plus when I was downstairs putting laundry in...I YES ME!!!!!!!! walked on the treadmill for 3mins.....LOL not long but I could not do it before...I would have been in pain and died....
I called Tracy today and she said Dr. Poplawski signed off on my papers and that I should be getting a call any day from them with my surgery date......YAHOO!!!!!!!! HOLY CRAP .....its really happening...thats it for now.....BB Jeanie
Aug 10th, 2006
I HAVE MY SURGERY DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it on Sept 6th.................wow...this is getting real now......my pre testing is on Aug 28........BB Jeanie
Aug 14th, 2006
14 more days until my pre op tests.............AND 23 DAYS until surgery................its comming up fast.............I'm waiting for my new life to start...............I hope things go smoothly.....I fear sometimes the worst........and boy someone post a death that happened to one of our girls...she was just 33yrs old and she weighed LESS then me...BUT she had HUGE HUGE medical problems before surgery....blood clots was one of them..........I feel save in Dr. Poplawski's hands.......the gods can't be so crul to me........... I LOST so much in my short life and to lose my own life...........I'd be so pissed................and I really want this..........I want this new life....I need this new life...and I deserve this new life for everything I have been tossed so far.....BRING IT ON..........BB Jeanie
Aug 21, 2006
OMG can I get a DRUM ROLL.......................I got weight today and I have lost 27lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.......no more 418lbs.......I'm 391bs................HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YAHOO................I think I'm going to go dance naked in my front yard...................LOL.....thats it for today..........BB Jeanie
Aug 22, 2006
They changed my sugery Date.............she offered the 12th of all days and I said NO..........she said the 11th..........I can't stop crying.............they're just making this more harder for me every day........I do everything THEY want and more and this is what I get for everything.................
OK now the shock has worn off...I'm now embrassing my new date.....I just wish it wasn't so close to my brothers death date the 12th......I'll suck it up and get through this.............BB Jeanie
Aug 28th, 2006
Well I had my preop testing done today .....I arrived at 9am and was wisked in for blood, then had my nurtion class, then wisked in to get xrayed and ultra sounded........then blood pressured and weighted.....peed in a cup.........drank pineapple juice.......had an ekg done and answered tons of questions.........I LOVE THE BARIX CLINIC everyone is so wonderful..........I was done and out by 1:20pm......so thats it for now............BB Jeanie
Sept 9th, 2006
Well 2 more sleeps and I have my surgery....I have to be at the clinic for 12noon on Monday Sept 11th........I feel calm at this time......I'm trying to stay quiet and relax.........I bought new pjs for the hospital and bunny foo foo slippers so my bag is almost packed and ready......so thats it for now...........BB Jeanie
Sept 14th, 2006
Well I got home yesterday from the hospital and I'm feeling good....I arrived at the hospital at 11am and had my pregers test and then was told I had to wait for a couple of hours......by 2pm I was called upstarirs I was dressed in my gown and BOY that stupid DOCOLAX god that killed me I was going every hour almost....maybe nerves too.....I had a great nurse taking care of me she was the one I had 2wks ago in preop.....love her..........she kept me calm......there was another girl from Canada next to me who had Dr. Shram she went before me......I was the only patient of Dr. Poplawski's YAHOO!!!!! what a bonus and they called in everyone new for my surgery from home.....I was given my happy drugs by 5:15pm............YES LONG WAIT for me!!!!!.....oh I did cry a bit when they put my IV in and my nurse held me and wiped my tears away.......then I was told I was to be intubated awake but would not remember a thing.........HA!!!!!!!!!! too funny I remembered it ALL..............I swear they were trying to kill me.......I gagged and gagged and puked.....I ripped my had free from the restriants to grab the guy......they helh me down and I heard someone tell me to bite down and I then heard a nurse say god give her drugs and put her out...and then I woke up and I started moving my legs and doing my butt squeezes Dr.Poplawski told me to do......I heard him laugh and say he always has the best patients.......I was out of it the first night.....I was running a fever and my blood pressure was very high.....I was medicated for all that my fever broke and blood pressure cam down.......I walked and walked.......I visited the Canandian Girl next door to me.....my IV swelled my poor arm up and it was shaking and hurt like hell......I then started running a fever again and blood pressure went up again and I was give more meds for all that and once again everything came down....then my pain meds ran out and my nurse removed it from my IV and there was air bubbles in my IV now and I freak out and started to cry......a male nurse came in and tried removing them but they got orders to remove my IV which they did and I slept good after they gave me a happy drug to calm me down I was shaking so much...........then I woke up to Dr Poplawski in my room and he helped me up to eat he is so damn cute and I love him....he is such a caring Dr..........I ate and walked and had my first shower got dressed into my pjs and was home by 3:00pm.....it was good to be home and in my own bed......I slept good and got up and walked and had my protien jello and pudding and chicken broth YUMMY....trying to get all my liquids in...its hard but I'll do it....like everyone else........so the hospital just called and checked up on me and I'm doing GREAT....and I'm having some broth and ready for my walk...so thats it for now...............BB Jeanie
Sept 18th, 2006
Well trying my best to get in my protien and liqiuds......gas is gone and I poop maybe 2x a day and pee alot....so I figure everything is working good....pain is hardly any......I try to get up and walk as much as I can.....oh I did the dishes today too......I feel sleepy allot of the time and nap often.....I see Dr.Poplawski on the 25th for my first checkup since I left the hospital and man I realized I was in the hospital less then 48hrs....pretty good.......being home is good......I went out to visit friends on Sat...that was a long day.......other than that......will post again soon......BB Jeanie
Sept 25th, 2006
Well I just got back from seeing Dr.Poplawski and drum roll please I now weight 367lbs a total if 23lbs lost since surgery 2wks ago and 53lbs sine July 18th....woohoo for me....love that man and everyone there at the Barix Clinic is so awsome and supportive....thats it for now I'll write more soon...BB Jeanie
April 22 2007
It has been a very very VERY long time since I have updated and it is now time to do so..........What is going on in my life..............well I had my surgery on Sept 11 2006 and it has been a very long hard road for me since then....Right after recovery I had to start packing and prepare for life on my own again failing in another relationship....it was very hard going through the surgery and recovery knowing that as soon as I could bend over and lift aagin I needed to start packing and moving on in my life...leaving him was the best thing...I feel more relaxed and less stressed.....my moods are more even and not so up and down....I moved to Chatham Ontario on Dec 28th and being so close to yule/christmas there was no celebrating it........I did get a great present!!!!!!!!!!!! MY........MY MY MY new place.........and I love it.....getting settled and unpacking took a while but it finally feels like a home and I have a backyard and I'm putting in a garden.......I LOVE my new life......switching things over medically was and is still a hassel....my file was lost then found and I'm SOOOOOO behind on my blood work for the Barix Clinic but that will change this week for I have everything set up as of Tuesday......I had a few times tossed my cookies after eatting fast though not in the past 2mths woohoo for me!!!! I can eat sugar but I watch my intake.....if I want chocolate I will have a square of dark good quality chocolate and that I'm fine and do not want more......I do have a HUGE problem with fats...it makes me ill so I watch my fats big time....I do have butter but a tiny bit for taste were before surgery I would eat a 1 lbs a WEEK....I know my limits and I have never pushed them to see if I can take more...I just don't want it........I eat alot of chicken and tuna and extra lean burger...I eat LOTS and LOTS of fresh fruit......I try to get the protien in but I do not watch it ...my BAD......I have lost and I MEAN LOST alot of my HAIR because of this and I can say it has now finally slowed down......excercise I'm so BAD for I haven't got into anything like that yet although I do have a YMCA card membership.....my bad excuse is its was TOO COLD OUT.....but now its nice I have NO excuses....I am buying a new bike for myself at the end of the month as a birthday present and for doing so well without trying too hard.....I know I KNOW thats bad I'M BAD!!!!! My cloths are falling off....I went from size very very tight 28 to a loose 24.....I was 418lbs on July 18th 2006...389lbs day of surgery too a wopping 305lbs today thats a loss of 113lbs HOLY HELL but thats a LOT and WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and OMG do I feel SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can stand for long preiods of time I can walk everywhere I want!!!!!!! I have no MORE BACK PAIN.....I no longer get sweaty and flushed in the face lets see
1). I CAN NOW WALK more that 3mins before I have to sit because to lower back pain and painful knees I have no more KNEE PAIN or hard GRINDING.
2). I CAN NOW Climb stairs without pain and or passing out and dying.
3). I CAN NOW wipe my butt again and use tampax..this is so awsome
4). I will be back on a bike again so I can say I can NOW ride my bike again.
5). To iceskate again.........still on my to do list...
6). To get back on a horse again!!!!...not yet still way to heavy don't want to kill the horse...hehe
7). OMG!!!! To sink bellow the water in the bath tub.....not there yet but give me another 6mths
8). To cut the grass again......OH YES next weekend I will be cutting the grass for the first time.....
9). I CAN NOW WALK WALK WALK!!!!!!!!!!!
10). To go to the movies again and sit without pain in my hips from the stupid small seats......haven't gone yet been busy and who wants to go to the movies ALONE!!!!!!
11). To NEVER have to leave a resturant again ever because I can't fit in the chairs or booth........can now fit in resturants
12). To play sports again.....still on my to do list
13). To feel heathly and sexy again.DAMN right I DO!!!!!
14). To go for long LONG walks in the bush and on the beach again....once agin will do this soon
15). To do my house work again. MY HOUSE IS CLEAN!!!!!!!!!!
16). To enjoy LIFE again. Which IAM!!!!!!!!!
17). To work in my garden again...plant vegtables and do my canning again......I planted seeds and will be getting my garden in as soon as the weather allows it
18). To go to the Fair again and ride the rides. I think the Chathams Fair is in June and I will be going and going on RIDES!!!!!
19). To do things I have never done before.****
****belly dance***** I HAVE DONE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!! I took lessions 8wks and just finished about 3wks ago...and it was FUN and hard.......I love the fish move
**** inline skate*****
****go on an airplain***
****TO HAVE A BABY*****
*****learn to POI*******
***learn to do the TANGO****
My near future plans is to get my bike ...find my bathing suit...and go to the YMCA 5x a week for water arobics and maybe try yoga and kick boxing..hehe TRY is the word here.....start cutting my grass and turning up my garden. I am doing well and I'm happy and I'm single again and HEALTHY!!!!!! I FEEL GREAT!!!!!
LL from a 103lbs LIGHTER Jeanie
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Surgeon: Steven C. Poplawski, M.D., F.A.C.S.
What can I say about Dr. Poplawski.............LOVE HIM........when I first met him at the Windsor Seminar in April I thought he was the best Doctor for me.....he was very informative and had great skilled hands..........oh and he was funny as heck and that just made my decission easier.....if you are looking for the best surgeon to do this operation I would recommend Dr.Poplawski 200%......He was a straight forward guy...he told you everything you needed to know about the proceedure as well as what it would be like after even the risks.....He wanted me to get below 400lbs before surgery and I acheved this by losing 30lbs...he was happy about this......which made things more easier for him and I both in the end.......I would give him again 200% on his surgical competence as well as bedside manners...he checked on me often which was great....his office staff is soooooo awsome....I felt safe and cared for every min of everyday I was there.....oh and Dr.Poplawski is so darn cute as heck as well....lol......so I say choose Dr. Poplawski and The Barix Clinic all the way.