- HEALTH TRACKER
Pam K. S.
Columbus, OH, USA
Post Op - BMI: 32.4
Surgery Type: RNY
Member ID: S998233794
Web Site: http://photos.yahoo.com/dragonfly43229
Surgeon: Charles Cook, M.D.
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I am one of the Tall Ones.............. I am starting out with a BMI of 64.0 Super Morbidly Obese. Geez that sounds horrible. I am a 46 year old mother of 2. I have a beautiful daughter that is 23, and has graduated from OSU in August of 2002. I have a handsome son that is 21. He played football for Tiffin University for 2 years, and has decided to come home and go to school at OSU. I have a stepdaughter that is 13 and lives with her mother in Tennesse,and I have been happily married to my second husband 7 years this May of 2003. He is VERY supportive of me, and only wants me to lose weight to be healthy. He likes bigger women. He has never put me down, or told me to diet. He does not want me to be super skinny, but that will not happen anyways. My parents, family and friends are very supportive of this surgery decision.
2/14/02 OSU called and I have my first appointment on February 26th. YEAH!!!!!!
2/26/02 Had my first meeting with the Dietitician today. She explained what I would need to eat after surgery in basics, and we talked about my eating habits now. She said I seemed like a good candidate for surery. They will contact me in the next few weeks to set up 4
4/8/02 I had my physical done at my PCP office. They took blood, weighed me, found out the my blood pressure was on the high side. My tests came back in a few days , and all my information was sent to OSU. He put my on blood pressure medicine and asked me to come back in 4 weeks.
4/13/02 Had my appointment with my Phycologist, for my phyc. exam today. I really liked her. We talked about my life, from childhood till today. We talked about the surgery. I had to take a 450 question test. They were all true and false, and easy to answer. She wanted me to come back in 2 weeks for a review of the test results.
4/27/02 I passed. Didn't think I would have any problems. I studied!!!! LOL! She said she would be sending in the results within the next week. Yeah! Lets get this going!
5/10/02 After 2 weeks of calling and bugging her to death she finally faxed my test results to OSU. She never returned my calls. I left 4 voicemail messages. I was ready to go crazy, but didn't want that to effect my pending results that she still needed to fax in.
6/5/02 Had my first, of four classes on nutrition today with the dietitican. Had a class full. Enjoyed meeting others going thru the same feeling and things that I am going thru. Friday is my appointment with my PCP. I am going to have a letter written up for him, hopeing
9/28/02 One week and one day since surgery. Still recovering and not wanting to spend much time on the computer yet. Not ready to say "WOW" this is the best thing I have done to myself yet, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.
10/15/02 I have lost 38 total pounds in less than 4 weeks. I still am having problems with nausea, and a quenchless thirst. I never feel hungry at all. I am just now starting to feel like myself again. I still get a little tired, but I have been trying to walk and get some
10/24/02 I weighed in again and lost another 6 pounds. So, 44 lbs in 5 weeks. The only exercise that I am getting is walking, and I am not doing enough of that. I have one more week before I go back to work. I think going back to work will help. I want to keep active. I
10/28/02 Weighed again and lost another 3 ibs. Now at 399!!! Woo Hoo!!! Total of 47 lbs. lost. Soon to hit 50 pounds gone. Doing a happy dance!
11/25/02 Weighed again and down a total of 66 pounds lost in 9 weeks. I feel great. I feel happy most of the time. I try to go out of my way to move more at work. My husband and kids keep telling me how good I look. They are noticing the weightloss.
11/28/02 Thanksgiving was great this year. For the first time I did not gain anything. I ate very little and was full quickly. In years past I would eat so much and be so full. This year I was very comfortable. I did not eat anything bad, and I was so proud of myself. You are going to do it girl!!!!!
12/5/03 Happy New Year! This is going to be my year to shine. Christmas came and went and I felt great, and never touched anything bad. I am 3 months and a few weeks and am down 86 pounds. I have 14 more till I hit the "Century Club". (-100lbs) I have so much more energy, and I feel like I look good for once. I still have at least 150 more pounds to go, but I see the possibilities now. I have gotten a lot of encourgement from family and coworkers that are seeing the difference. I am happy that I had this surgery, and only wish that I would have done it sooner!!!
1/19/03 I am only one pound from hitting the "Century Club" I can not tell you how happy that makes me. I still have lots more to go, but 100 pounds is wonderful. It would have taken me a year or more on a normal diet, if that even worked. I am eating well, and not doing any sweets. The only treat I allow myself, once in awhile is a Sugar Free Fudge Bar . I do not crave sweets at all. That is a miracle in itself. I have not done a pop in 4 months either. Never thought that was possible. I will be 4 months out tomorrow. (1/20/03)
1/20/03 Happy "Century Club & 4 month Anniversary" to me!! I did it! Lost those 100 pounds. Now 150 more to go. Geez!!!
2/20/03 Today is my 5th month anniversary date. I have only lost 11 pounds this past month.(total of 111) I wish it was more, but at least I lost instead of gained. I am doing great with my eating. I do not cheat at all. I have not eaten anything bad since my surgery. Not even a bite of anything that I would have devoured before surgery. I have not had a Diet Pepsi in 5 months. That is a miracle in itself!!! I need to exercise!!! That is my only downfall. I do more much more than I ever use too. We have snow and I am going to start moving as soon as its gone. I am
3/20/03 Today is my 6th month anniversary date. I am down 130 pounds and counting. I feel wonderful. My blood pressure has gone way down, and he took me off my Diovan.(It was 80/60) My PCP took some blood and we will check my levels soon. I have gotten alot of
4/22/03 This is my 7th month out. I was on a platau from hell. I gained 5 pounds, and then lost 10. I ate the same, still not drinking any pop, or eating any sugar or sweet stuff. I noticed that my appetite has picked up.I wish that I still had the feelings that I had first
5/20/03 Well, this is my 8th month out. I am down -149 pounds, and I am down to 297. Finally got out of the 300's and into the 200's. I can not tell you how excited I am to finally hit a new number. One more pound and I will be a member of the Century and a Half Club. LOL!!! I still have alot of excess skin that does not allow me to wear much smaller clothes. I will be happy when I am down further and can have plastic surgery for this tummy, arms, and thighs. I will have to have a boob job too. I have none now. Only empty skin sagging. YUCK!
5/26/03 Hit the centry and a half club. Woo Hoo! Happy as a clam. (295)
6/26/03 Well, its a week after my 9th month anniversary. I am down 161 pounds. I got into a size 22 pair of jeans this week, and they looked good. I am still being very good about what I eat. No bad things! Staying away from sugar, and as many carbs as I can. I feel good. I have lots of energy. No naps, I can clean my house without stopping, I can walk anywhere. I have never been sorry yet that I had this surgery. Not losing fast anymore, but it is still coming off. I would like to lose another 110 lbs. I would be happy at 175lbs at my height.
7/4/03 Well it finally happened. I went to a party today, and saw people that had not seen me in 9 months. 1 family friend that has known me since I was 5 years old, did not recognize me at all today. She was so surprised and happy for me she started to cry. I was bombarded
7/20/03 Its my 10 month annivesary today. I weighed in at 275!! That is -171 pounds. My exercise program is not very good, but I do walk as much as I can. I eat NO sweets, I drink no pop. I eat protein mostly, but have never done any protein shakes. Just couldn't stomach them. I would like to lose 200 lbs. by my 1 year Anniversary, but do not think that is possible. I will try like heck too. Feeling great, nothing going wrong.
Today is my 11 month anniversary. I weigh 265 lbs. and feel great.(- 181 lbs.) I am on this site alot, and feel the need to give back as much as I have received from this site. I want to help others, and incourage others to do well with this second chance of life. I can do so many things now that I could not do before. I pretty much sat on the sidelines and felt sorry for myself. I didn't want to go out much, couldn't do much and I was very much a loner. Everyone has commented on my personality being so much more outgoing. I do not mind bringing attention to myself now. I still need to lose more weight, and will work at it just as hard. My appetite has picked up, but I am still not eating sweets,breads,pop, or anything really bad for me. I do not want to start old habits again. If I start to gain any of this weight agian, I want my friends and family to lock me up. I will never let myself get to that point again. It has been a wonderful journey to get to this point, and I do not want to mess it up. I still have very strong willpower, and will keep it up. I wish that I was closer to looking into plastic surgery than I am, but time will tell. I still have 65 lbs to get too 200, I am a tall girl and feel that I will be happy at 199 or very close to it. I want to get to 199 just so I can say 100 and something. I will be doing flips for sure. Hugs! Future Update Future Update Future Update Future Update Future Update Future Update Future Update Future Update Future Update Future Update Our page has been visited times. Profile put together by Sherri
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My highest weight ever.
4th of July 2003. -166 lbs. Go to my Photo Website to see more photos.