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Easton, PA, USA
Post Op - BMI: 23.8
Surgery Type: RNY
Member ID: N1087786784
Surgeon: James Koren
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Welcome to Nanette's WLS Journal
I am considering gastric bypass surgery. My husband is awaiting approval for his surgery. Our plan is that he will have the surgery first and then i will. This way we can take care of each other afterwards. I have met so many great people so far through this site. You are all a blessing!
7-19-04 Husband has a surgery date!!! August 19!!! In the meantime, I am getting bigger and bigger. Can't wait until it's my turn.
7-30-04 Have scheduled a consult with Dr. Koren for the day before my husband's surgery. I am sooo excited I can't wait!
8-8-04 DH is getting anxious about his surgery. 11 more days. I am so excited for him. I thought I would like to add a bit about myself. I will add to it in increments. I have been overweight since birth!! Although I was a normal 8 lbs at birth, I tipped the scales at 30 lbs by my first birthday. I remember being about three or four and not being able to ride a kiddie ride at the carnival because I was too big. My first dieting recollection is about the age of 9. My mother and I joined weight watchers for the first of many, many times. I would like to add here that I lost my father at age nine. He was also MO and threw a blood clot after surgery for colitis. It went to his lungs and killed him instantly. I always wonder if he would have survived if he were a thin man. More later.
8-15-04 DH surgery is in 4 more days. We are both getting anxious. It's like when you are expectiing a baby and the due date is drawing near. I just finished straightening up the house not even heavy cleaning and I am pouring sweat! It seems like the least bit of exertion makes me this way. I don't bother to put makeup on anymore because it just melts right off. That is one thing that i look forward to after ny surgery is not sweating so much.
8-18-04 Met with Dr. Koren today for my consult. BMI is 42. Will have to undergo sleep apnea test as well as hpylori blood work. Because I did have an ulcer 20 years ago, I will need to be scoped if the Hpylori comes back positive. DH is having his surgery tomorrow so right now my focus is on him.
8-20-04 Husband had his surgery yesterday. Came out of recovery feeling great and anxious to start walking. Today he feels more like he was hit by a truck! He is very sore but has THE BEST attitude in the whole world. While his parents visited with him I went to the lab downstairs and had my blood work run for the Hpylori test. Can't wait until i become a big loser too!!!
8-24 04 made appt for my sleep study and testing with psychologist. Can't wait to submit for approval!
8-26-04 Met with the psychologist today. Had the psych evaluation done 5 hundred some odd questions. Boy there were some weird questions on that test. I hate to think what it means if you do not pass LOL!
8-31-04 had my sleep study last night. Waiting to hear results.
9-10-02 I have a date!!! September 28, 2004! My new birth day! Mandy from Dr. Koren's office said I was approved in an hour! That's sooo awesome. They are still awaiting results from my sleep study. If it comes back positive I may have to push the date back but I am hopping for the best!!!
9-19-04 Surgery is 9 days away. I am excited but also nervous. i am not afraid of anything happening during surgery strangely enough, I am worried about after. What will i do when I am not able to eat to sooth myself? What if something should happen to the part of the stomach or intestine that is cut away like and ulcer or god forbid a tumor? How would a doctor be able to get to those parts? On the other hand I see my husbands progress and I am excited. EXactly one month ago today and he has lost 36 pounds!! He looks awesome! I have not told my best friend yet about my upcoming surgery because I know she does not approve but I need to tell her soon.
Okey dokey. Tomorrow is the big day and I am feeling a little nervous. I was thinking about a show I saw on TV where a woman went in for surgery and although it looked like she was asleep, she could hear and FEEL everything they were doing to her. She said she tried to move or scream to let them know that she could feel it and she was paralyzed from the drugs. I sure hope that doesn't happen to me. I am hoping to just go to sleep, wake up, and be done.
Nov. 18, 2004. It's been 7 weeks now and I am down 52 lbs. I am starting to feel better. I have my energy back for the most part but once a week or so I have a day where I spend most of it sleeping. My hubby is down 67lbs and between the two of us we have lost a whole person!! Eating is hard sometimes. I miss food and being able to gorge myself but am working on replacing those behaviors with others. I am out of the Women's department and into a Misses 18. Feels great! We went to our support group meeting last night and it was an interesting discussion by a psychologist on behavior changes. It was very hard to hear him speak because of all the side conversations going on around us. Next time we'll get there early and sit in the front!
12-16-04 Almost 2 months and down 71 lbs. I feel great. I definately would do this again in a heartbeat. i don't even care about food anymore and I always was thinking about food before that! I would eat breakfast and be thinking about lunch. The only downside to this is that I rarely have dinner planned. I feel bad for my kids but it doesn't seem to bother them.
1-10-05 Weighed in tonight and am finally under 200lbs. It's been years (12 in fact) since I've been there. I am so glad I had this surgery and would do it again and again.
2-28-05. Five months since my surgery and I am officially down 100 pounds! I feel terrific! I still get tired in the afternoon and sometimes take a nap but I have always been that way. I guess I naturally have low afternoon energy or maybe staying up late to watch TV has something to do with it. What I find to be different in a most of the time good way but sometimes depressing way is that food doesn't do anything for me anymore. I find that it looks and smells great but doesn't taste as great. Also, I physically can not eat a lot and sometimes that is what I want to do so it can be a let down. However, I am sooo grateful that I can no longer eat a lot because the weight is falling off and otherwise I would be gaining. Funny thing happened to me yesterday (funny now but not then!) I am PMSing it pretty bad and was dying for chocolate. So I ate 6 sugarfree peppermint patties. Took care of the craving but gave me terrible diahrea! Guess I won't do that again! When I told my DH he just looked at me and laughed! I always have been the kind of person who had to learn things the hard way!
6-28-05 Nine months ago today I had my WLS. I am down 115lbs. I feel great! My hair has started to grow back in and I am sporting a new short hairstyle. I never want to go back to where I was. I enjoy life and feel like an active participant in it.
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