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Have gained all this weight in the last 3 years since I became disabled. I am 34 years old and would like to live a normal life and do things with my children that at this point I am unable to do.
I have been heavy all my life. I did manage to "diet" and lose to a good weight for me. I stayed there until a few health problems (neuropathy) made my life so miserable. I am heavier now than I ever have been even at the time I was pregnant. I am usually a very happy person however since all the weight gain, I am depressed, hate going out. I feel like I am useless because of the weight. I know I am loved. I have the greatest man alive. He is my true soul mate as he is right with me through everything. He is indeed scared about the surgery but he supports me. I Thank God each day for sending him to me.
8-22-01Well, I am going for my phsy. evaluation in a couple weeks. If everything goes ok there then its on to surgery we go. Becky at Liv-Lite is one of the greatest. Dr. King is so very lucky to have her working with him. I must admit I am getting a lil nervous but I am ready to do this. I wanna be healthy and be active. I am tired of hurting all the time and not being able to breathe if I do very much. Will update after Dr visit on 8-30-01.
I went to see Dr King for the first time on the 30th. I was very very impressed with him. He took time to discuss alot of my concerns. I was informed that he will be doing that open RNY-distal instead of the proximal which suprised me. I did however find out that I am going to have the open due to having 3 previous C-Sections. Oh well I am just excited to be approved. He has scheduled my EGD for the 2nd of Oct and if everything goes ok then its on to surgery in about 2 weeks from that.
Not alot to post here today. I am in alot of pain today. I hope this few weeks are gonna hurry and pass. I cant wait till the day of surgery and I can begin my new life.
Well, not alot has changed......I have an appt on the 2nd for a EGD.I hope that the H-Pylori isnt there anymore cause if it is then that means a delay in surgery at least 2 weeks. Thats how long the treatment for it is. For those that dont know h-pylori is a bacteria in your tummy. I return to the doc for surgery schedule on the 14th. I am a lil down today as a girl from my online support club is in serious condition. She came through surgery fine but a couple hours after she went into septic shock and her organs began shutting down. She is not on dialysis amd is also on a ventilator. Well, I can just pray that she gets better soon.I will report more later as things occur. I cant wait till surgery so I can begin planning the rest of my "healthy" life. I have been in such pain lately. I cant wait to actually feel good.
Hello everyone. I just wanted to let everyone know that I passed my H-Pylori tests. I am bacteria free YEAHHHHHHHH..........Whew I am getting a bit nervous now. I am going into surgery next month and a little scared. I am excited too tho. I cant wait to be healthy for myself and my kids. I am being a nervous MOM here but my oldest son just enlisted in the Army. I am a scared for him but I am also PROUD. He is just 17 but has finished high school and this is what he wants. Everyone please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Well, I bragged to soon. Just got the call from my Dr and seems the H-Pylori was found. They are calling in some meds for me to take and I have to be rescoped on Nov 13th. If I pass then I get to have my surgery scheduled.I am going to do everything possible to ensure that the Pylori is gone.
Well, I began the meds for the bacteria. They made me so sick. I had to wait till Monday and call the docs office. They changed it so everyone pray that this med I can tolerate. I am so ready to be rid of the H-Pylori and get this surgery.I am so tired of being unhealthy. I am tired of having no energy, feeling bad, being breathless, and generally not being able to do things with my kids and family. Maybe that it wont be very long till this is over and I have surgery. Yall wanna know what is funny. You guys will inderstand but a "skinny minny" would never would. I cant wait to exercise. I mean really feel like it. Well, I will keep everyone posted.
Well, same going here. The nurse called me yesterday and said that as long as the meds work I am still a go for surgery before the holidays YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! I am really nervous but am so excited too. I cant wait to be healthy and also lose this depression that the weight has caused. To have a day to feel good about myself and feel good physically......Well, maybe it wont be long!
I am still here patiently taking all my meds so that when I get rescoped on Tuesday I will be all clear! I am getting really ready for surgery. IF all is clear then I can have surgery 1st half of Dec according to my doc. I had a rough time with the antibiotics at first (an allergic reaction) but am better now. I am so ready to feel good again.
Well, I am sorry to report that I had to miss the EGD due to a severe case of food poison. Everyone in the house got a good case of it. Let me tell you that salmon is rough when it is tainted. Fevers, body aches and the usual pukes and runs. Finally getting better and got the EGD rescheduled for Dec 4th. This is just the last step before surgery. I was a bit disappointed because I didnt want surgery so close to Christmas. Oh well, everything happens for a reason.
Went today for a repeat EGD. Let me tell you it was NOT a good experience. I can handle ALOT of pain because I have Neuropathy and am used to severe pain but I have to admit that I had a bad experience with a male nurse that has me still shivering. I got there after NPO. Went back, changed into my gown, got my vitals and everything was going smooth. Then the nurse that was taking care of me got an emergency call that her daughter had fallen at school and was in the emergency room. Seems she might have broken a bone. With well wishes and prayers she flew right outta there. OK, next comes a mafia looking dude nurse...I have always been a hard stick for iv's and even blood so I proceeded to explain ever so nice that you cant touch my wrist as per my surgeons orders because I have had extensive surgery there and the nerves have been rerouted. He tried to get the IV in the bend of my arm.........OK so I sat there 10 minutes while he dug around...I never did complain but he decided that he better try other locations. He decided that he could get it on the 1st stick in my wrist........well since it wasnt the right one I relented and after about 3 minutes of digging (I am still being sweet as ever) he hit a nerve....I reacted without thinking....Having neuropathy in the nerves of my body means that it multiplyed the pain and I felt it from my head to my toes...I told him thru gritted teeth to stop NOW and when I moved I managed to turn over his supply cart (which was sitting on my legs). When the severe pain stopped, I apologized thru my tears and then they sent the most non-emotioned hateful witch over there....Well, anyway I relented again and after 4 more sticks she FINALLY got it....This is so different from the lasty time I was there and they were the sweetest....Anyway long story short here.....Being in the pain I was in it took 3 shots of versed and 3 shots of demerol before I managed to bat an eye for this test.Still not sure about the results so waiting not so patiently on that.So I will update more when I know.
I HAVE A DATE!!!!!! Friday January 18th......YEAHHHHHHHHHHHh
Just want to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope that everyone out there is having a great one and hope all your dreams come true. I also want a big favor from all you people. I am getting really scared and nervous on the upcoming surgery. I know that this is the right choice for me BUT I am so scared of the complications of surgery. I am not scared of eating right or of the foods that I wont get to eat but of dying during the surgery or from complications afterwards. I know that this is a pretty normal emotion. I have severe panic/anxiety and that isnt helping me at all. Well, I will stop now and update more after I return to the doc for pre-ops.
Well, I am finally getting the energy to post once again. The surgery went great. I was in surgery just 1 hour 25 mins. I didnt have a pain pump but I did get shots in the IV every hour so the pain was controled very well. I really dont remember alot about my hospital stay.I did manage to gain 12 pounds from the IV fluids. I went back to the doc and got my staples out at the 10th day and at that time I had lost 29 pounds counting the weight I gained in the hospital. I will admit I am tired of the liquids. My doc is one of the cautious one and wants us on liquids for 6 weeks. Hopefully everything goes rather quickly now so I can get to the soft foods. I want to hurry the protein so I wont lose my hair
Well, I havent meant for it to be this long since I have posted! I have so much energy now that I am going and going. I have had no complications and havent even been sick other than once and that was my fault! I hadnt eaten all day and when I got home from working out I ate some soup a little to fast. Other than that I have yet to feel sick. I am not sure about weight since I stopped weighing. I know I am into a 18 and can get into a tight 16. I have went clothes crazy LOL. The only thing I really hate is the fact I cant drink while I eat. I HATE that. Sometimes I will just do soup instead of eating so I wont have to stop drinking. I am still working out....Have even added weight training to it. I am 8 weeks and 3 days out now.
Well not alot to report. I go back on April 11th to get my 3 month check up. I was given the B12 at my last appt and just now got the nerve to give myself an shot HEHE. I am not sure about official BUT according to my scales here are the stats.....Day I left the hospital after surgery...268......as of today.....204..I am trying to get a Support Group going here in North Ms. I know that it is hard for me to drive the 2 hours each way to my club meeting because I have family and I wouldnt be getting home till late. There are several here in out area that have had the surgery. I have to submit an article for the local paper this week. Ya know I havent been sick at all. I havent dumped either but I havent tested sweets. I can however do milk like crazy, can eat tomato soup which is loaded with sugar. Might get fooled one day and have a major dump but so far so good.I have developed a bad habit I need to break.....Drinking when I eat..OMG it is hard to stop. I can also gulp drinks...Hmmmmmmmm Well I will post more soon.
Well, Thought it was time that I did a little update. Ya'll look over me as it is my 35th birthday so I am kinda in a slump. I have been back in the hospital with gallbladder problems. Not sure if it is WLS related or not. I got admitted on April 20th and talked my WLS doc into letting me out on Thurs the 25th so I could be married! Well I got married on the 27th (YEAH ME). I have to have the surgery for my gallbladder on May 13th. Please keep me in your thoughts everyone. I am not sure about the weightloss. I gained a few pounds back when I was in the hospital and being pumped full of fluids. I think I am at 195 give a pound or 2. I know that my size 16's are no longer tight on me like they were. Wont be long till I am in a 14. I started out at 268 and in a 22. Well, I will be updating again soon.
Well I posted my new pic! Its an almost 4 month pic. My scales are at 188 and the shorts I am wearing are a 14!I am supposed to have a surgery on monday to remove my gallbladder but I woke this morning with a sore throat. Gonna play this one by ear. Not alot new here. I havent been exercising because of my gallbladder (because of pain and meds they have me on) but I hope soon to be back at the gym. My doc is 75% sure he can do lap even tho I had open RNY.
Well, I didnt get to have the gallbladder surgery. 2 days before i was to check into the hospital I developed a cold and fever. Since I have asthma both myself and the surgeon both think my lungs need to be completely clear going into surgery. I will admit that my pain is better from my gallbladder. Makes me wonderif I should go ahead with surgery but I am afraid that if I dont I will have another major attack. Oh well I will call on Monday and discuss this with my family. My weight loss has slowed because I havent been to the gym in 3 weeks. I am going back to the gym tomorrow. My hair has really been falling out bad the last few weeks. I have lost 2/3 of my hair. I am contemplating on going ahead and cutting it all off. I dread that because it is to my waist. Oh well........out with the old (weight and hair too LOL) and in with the new (small sizes and looks like short hair). Also for some reason I have been having panic attacks which are causing tummy aches. Guess I am going to ahve to go back on my meds the doc gave me after surgery.
Gosh.......I wasnt gonna be one who neglected my profile. Well lets see. I am almost 6 months post op and to date have had no problems other than the gallbladder thingy. I asked my doc to do an EGD last week to ensure that my tummy was fine before we scheduled the gallbladder surgery. Well........My tummy is perfect......staples intact....perfect size not stretched.....empties great......and the best? I am 22 pounds from GOAL! I can't believe that I am so close to being at goal.....I am currently wearing a 12 or 14 (depending on how made) and my biggest problem is keeping up with clothes sizes. I go back on July 23rd to schedule my surgery for taking out the gallbladder so I will report more then.
Just wanted to post a bit and let everyone know where I have been. As alot of you know I have been dealing with a funky gallbladder for a while. I had a date of August 12th to have it removed. I had been taking pain meds and doing so-so. Well on Saturday it got so bad (pain) that I asked hubby to take me to the ER. The doc there was so nice. He started an IV to administer pain meds soon as I got back there. He called my surgeon and had me transferred to the hospital 2 hours away where I had my RNY. My surgeons partner was on call when I arrived and ordered meds via IV to keep me comfy that night. On Sunday he came in and we discussed our options. He would be free to do the gallbladder at 12 on Monday but my RNY surgoen was booked and couldnt get to me until around 10 that night. He said he understood that I had a connection with my surgeon but he wanted to give me the option and I could think about it and let him know. Well I felt that if my surgeon trusted him then I did too. I said no need to think about it just do it! He said if I got to thinking about it and changed my mind he would understand. Well I had lap gallbladder surgery on Monday (had my rny open) and I later found out that my rny surgeon was between patients and was actually in there too! He said I had alot of scar tissue but he did manage to get it out lap! I was sent hom on Tuesday. My tummy doesnt really hurt alot BUT I am sooooooo sore from my head to my toes. I mean every muscle I have is actually in pain. I was told this could be caused from some type med they use in surgery. Man it hurts. Anyway hopefully I will feel better soon.
Whew it has been a while! Where to begin. I am almost 9 months post op. I have had no problems at all and am loving life each and every day. Gosh it is amazing how much life changes when you actually feel good about yourself. I am now wearing a size 10 or 12 depending on the clothes. I am weighing about 159. Ya know most everyone who sees me tells me that I dont need to lose anymore weight as I am tall. I am happy where I am if I dont lose anymore. I have hit a few plateaus but so far the weight loss hasnt stopped. I return on Thursday for my offical 9 month visit and will get their numbers then. I do have a bit of excess skin but hopefully it will shrink. I do exercise but not as much as I should. I will get some new pics posted soon as I made new ones last week. OH THE GREAT NEWS....I tried on my step daughters prom dress size JUNIOR 9/10 and OMG it FIT!!!!!!
Wow....Has it really been this long since I posted? Life is so much different since I had this life saving surgery! Gosh....I am living and loving life. I feel so much different. Lets see a little stats....I am 14 months post-op. I am now in a size 8 down from a 22/20. I am actually at a weight and size where I want to stay. I really dont want to lose anymore. Hipbones, collarbones and ribs are showing so its time to stop LOL.My daughter gave me to best compliment....We were shopping a few weeks ago and she came up, gave me a hug, and said'Mom we can shop in the same dept'...OMG talk about tears.....she is almost 14 and wears a size 0....I do sometimes wear junior clothes so we indeed do shop same dept some. I can wear a tight junior 7. Being 5'8 I believe that 139 is small enough. My BMI is on the lower end of normal. Gosh what can I say about this surgery.....It has given me life back. We are landscaping the yard for spring and I am right there helping hubby. Before I would not have been able to do anything between my weight and the heat of summer as I could barely breath. Wanna know what....I can JOG.....Can you imagine that? To go from severe pain if I walked for any length of time to actually jogging a little....OMG its great. I also have fibromyalgia along with neuropathy so I kinda have to be careful on what activities I do but I feel 1000 times better. I do have some new pics made last week but not sure how to post them so if anyone wants just email me and I will send them. HUGS to all..
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