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Tarentum, PA, USA
Post Op - BMI: 26.1
Surgery Type: RNY
Member ID: M1082731882
Surgeon: Daniel Gagne
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8-14-04 Hey all! Went to my pcp on the 12th and I've lost 7lbs more. YIPPEE!! I'm very happy about that. I had my ekg done and will be going Monday morning for the chest x-ray and blood work, that should be it for all my pre-op. Sept 7 is right around the corner. Time seems to be flying by now. I'm guessing that last week will crawl. That's okay though. Well that's it for now. Most likely I'll update again after my last visit with my surgeon on the 27th.
God Bless! Jo
8-25-04 Hello there! Got a little kick in the teeth today.:-( I received a call from the office manager at my surgeons office today, letting me know that my insurance has denied for missing papper work. She said that she spoke with them and said it was sent and that she would resend. She also told me that if she doesn't hear back from them today she will be calling them first thing in the morning.
I guess I'm just worried that this is my sign that I shouldn't be doing this. At the same time I honestly feel that this is the only way I will ever be healthy. I feel like I'm going insane. My mind is torn and I think I just needed to vent and get this all off my mind. I'm hoping this is just a little bump in the road that will get cleared up right away. Well, maybe I'll look back on this 6 months from now and laugh, but right now I just wanna cry.
I go to see the surgeon on Friday 8-27-04. I'll update then, hopefully good news. Crossing my fingers...
Take Care and God Bless Jo
8-28-04 Hey there! Went to surgeon on Friday and I'm down 14lbs since 6-9-04. I think I did ok. We went over all the pre-op instructions and talked about the insurance issue. They are going to stay on top of it and said we would probably know by Monday afternoon. Crossing my fingers. 9-7 is right around the corner, the biggest stressor is trying to figure out what I'm doing with my girls and what not. Other than that I'm ready, not nervous, just ready to be on that losing side. I'll update when I get the approval. Take Care and God Bless all! Jo
9-1-04 Hello again! Finally got the call from my surgeon's office manager I"M APPROVED!!!!!!!!! I was so worried that we'd have to reschedule. The insurance wanted PFT results and I didn't get them because the pulmonologist (sp) didn't feel I needed them. Long story short my wonderful surgeon, Dr. Gagne, actually spoke with the insurance people himself, and cleared it all up. So now I can finally relax. Won't be long now, 5 days and a wake up. Take care and God Bless to all! Jo
9-2-04 Hello all! What do you think of my new page? I love it! It's so pretty.
THANK YOU SHARON!!! I am so excited to have such a pretty page. Sharon did an excellent job. Thanks again! Take care and God Bless! Jo
9-6-04 Hey there! Tomorrow is my BIG day. I think I'm more ready than nervous, at this point anyway. Still having the mix of emotions and I'm okay with that. I just keep reminding myself that I have a wonderful surgeon, he and I are in Gods hands. I've tried real hard to put all my worries in Gods hands, I know that all the worrying in the world will do me no good. I will update as soon as I can and I hope to keep my page up to date. Thank you again, Sharon, for making my space so prettyful! See you all on the losers side! I can't wait to join you! Take Care and God Bless! Jo
9-8-04 I'm home! I feel pretty good, a little pain in the abdomen. The gas is more irritating than anything. The pain med helps a bunch. I will call the surgeon tomorrow and schedule an appt for 2 week check up. I'll let you know when that will be, until then, God Bless! Jo
9-11-04 Hey there! Today was a hard day for me. Physically I feel pretty good, mentally I feel like I want to eat and I feel very depressed. I know this will pass, but I just wanted to put it in writing, that always seems to help me feel better. I walked at the park today and if I still feel okay tomorrow I'll either walk again or do some exercise at home with video tapes. Working on getting all that water in. Not as easy as I thought it would be. Mostly I have water, sf jello and sf iced tea. The broth isn't real appetizing to me. Anywho, that's what's going on here. Hope you are all doing well too! Take Care and God Bless! Jo
9-22-04 Hey all! Went for my two week check up today. I've lost 27 lbs!!!! YIPPEE!!!
I knew I lost at least 20, but I had no idea I was closer to 30. I'm still exercising, 3-4 times a week and I now get to eat soft foods. I'm slowly trying the cottage cheese as I type this, so far so good. Well, that's about it for now ,I'll update again when I can. Take Care and God Bless! Jo
9-28-04 Hello all! Figured I'd check in, I've been having some issues with the soft food phase of my diet. Not sure if I'm just not going slow enough or not chewing enough, but I'm working on that. The mental stuff is still messing with me. Everyone keeps saying that I'm getting smaller, but I still don't see it. I do know that my clothes are too big and eventually my mind will catch up. I am looking forward to the time when I'm so glad that I did this and it's not so hard to do everything. I'm not having any problems with the exercise part. The water and protien are a little harder to get all in. I'm sure I'll get there though. Until next time... God Bless! Jo
12-19-04 Hey there! I know it has been quite a while since my last update. Those firt 2 months were VERY hard for me, mentally. Now I am doing much better. I am very thankful that I did this. I'm still real careful about what I eat and the whole chewing thing. I haven't gotten sick in quite some time, thank goodness. I am feeling pretty good, there seems to be a little bounce in my step and I think I like it. I won't be going back to the surgeon until Jan. 7th and I'm not sure that my scale at home is acurate, so I won't know an acurate number until then. THat is okay with me, I'm not going to stress over numbers when I'm feeling so good. Hope you are doing well and have a Wonderful Holiday Season!! God Bless!! Jo
1-9-05 Wow! Another year is gone, I swear the older I get the faster they go by. My four month check up went very well. I've lost 54%, the drs scale said 230, mine says 225, so either way I'm pretty pleased with my progress. I know that I make much better food choices now. I have felt that change, I definately ate some goodies at christmas and didn't over do it, I was very proud of myself for that. So at four months out I've lost 80 lbs. My surgeon seems to be very pleased with my progress, I have to admitt that I haven't been exercising like I should be, so that is what I plan to change now. This week I started a new routine and I'm hoping it stays fun so I will keep up with it. I'll have to change it up when I start to get bored with it, that just might work. Hope this finds you all doing well, I will hopefully have my before pics up soon, then I'll work on some current ones.
God Bless! Jo
2-2-05 Just wanted to say hello and tell you about what happened to me yesterday. I ran into someone I haven't seen in a couple of years and they actually said to me "do I know you?" Now to normal people that would be upsetting, but I was elated to know that I actually DO look different. For the longest time I felt like I just look like me, but for someone to really not recognize me, WOW, I am so happy about that. YIPPEE!! So far this has been the best feeling! Definatly my WOW moment. That's all for now. I go to see my PCP on the 10th so I'll update then with my new weight and how much I've lost since I saw him last, which was 6 months ago, I believe. Take Care and God Bless All!! Jo
2/11/05 Saw my pcp yesterday and I'm down 100 lbs since I last saw him at the end of August. I was very excited to hear that. On the other hand I now know that the lump on my knee is a cyst and I'll have to go see an ortho doc to have it removed. Not looking forward to that. I think I'm just real nervous about it. We'll see. Hope everyone's doing well! Take Care and God Bless! Jo
3-9-05 Hello all! Went to see Dr Gange today and I'm down another 20 lbs from my January visit. So my 6 month check up I'm down 100 lbs from surgery and 110 from my first pre-op visit to the surgeon. I couldn't be happier. I will be going for my blood work either tommorow or Friday morning and they'll call me with the results. They did say that they now want me to take the viactiv calcium instead of the tums on account of the vitamin D. I hope you are all doing well. Take care and God Bless! Jo
10-28-06 Hey there!
Hope this finds everyone doing well. I'm doing pretty good and learning more about web pages so I thought I'd try to put up a new photo. Now it's from July of last year but it's still pretty acurate. I need to have a more recent one taken. So if this works I'll post a more recent one. I'm still eating the way I'm supposed to, although I do eat treats from time to time. I'm holding steady around 185 so I'm pretty happy about that. Well, enough rambling here goes...
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