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Salem, IL, USA
Post Op - BMI: 21.7
Surgery Type: RNY
Member ID: T1052857922
Web Site: http://www.angelfire.com/bug/dmtindall0/
Surgeon: Daniel C. Fabito M.D.
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I am four feet eleven inches tall,33 years old and a mother of two wonderful boys. I think they took all my energy when they were born because they seem to have more and more energy and I seem to have less and less!! Hehehe!
I am having my surgery November 26th and have decided to celebrate Thanksgiving the Saturday before.
I don't think I will miss food all that much. I hear from my mother (who also had the surgery) that you lose your intrest in food and get a ton of energy.
I cannot wait! I am soooo happy!
Starting to get anxious about surgery now. Cannot wait till November 26th.!!
Getting everything in my life ready, cleaning my house extra good (I know my hubby and kids won't do it while I am not able to), and putting some money away since I will be off work for 6 weeks. I feel like I am preparing to have a baby...LOL.
Only two weeks away now and getting very excited!!! Ordering my protein powder today too.
Cannot wait to become a loser..hehehehe!!!
Tommorow is my pre-op testing and I am getting a little nervous. I hope all my tests come out ok so that I will be able to have my surgery on the 26th.
I also hate needles.
I have to be in St.Louis at 7:30 am, it's about a 2 and a half hour drive there.I have to up at 4am. YUCK!!!!
Just 7 days left until surgery!!!! I went to my pre-op testing and my nutrition meeting yesterday. It was one long day!
I met some really nice people at the meeting that were also having thier surgery in the next couple weeks.
I hope this week goes by quick!
Ok, now I am getting a little nervous. I am in the what if phase. What if I get sick and cannot get my surgery in two days? What if the hubby doesn't feed the geckos while I am in the hospital? What if my hubby worries too much about me?
I cannot change any of the things, but I worry about them anyways. I am so excited about this surgery.
My coworkers made me feel so good on my last day of work yesterday. I really felt like they support my decision and that they really care. I was worried how they felt about it because I have worked with all of them for so long and alot of them feel like family to me.
This will probably be my last post until after surgery.
Well, I am home. I have to say that this is gonna take alot of getting used to. I feel like I always am putting something in my mouth, either a protien shake or some broth or water.
I will be getting my staples and my drainage tube out friday and am very excited. I am still in some pain, but am getting better every day.
Cannot wait till friday to see if I have lost any weight!!
I also want to thank Thomas Shaw and Anna Woodman for calling me while I was in the hospital to make sure I was ok.
Went to the doctor today to get my staples out. I have lost 16 pounds!!! I was thrilled!!!
Weighed myself today, now I have lost a total of 21 pounds which puts me under 200 pounds!!!
Today I went to the hospital to visit a couple of friends that also had WLS. I was happy to see that they were doing good, but wish that I could have spent more time with them.
I am finding out that it is kind of hard to eat out at this stage. We stopped at KFC for mashed potatoes, but still had the shakes until I got home and had a protein shake. I think things will improve soon.
Got on the scale this morning, I am now at 195!!! That is 25 pounds in 17 days!!! That is 1/4 of the weight that I need to lose.
Kinda losing slow now. I think I am retaining water because it's almost time for my aunt flo to visit.
My size 18's are starting to get baggy on me and I am still losing inches even though I am hardly losing weight.
I really don't care how much I weigh as long as I can squeeze my rear into a size 5. LOL.
I think I have done pretty well this month and I seem to be right on track according to my BMI goal weight results. I am down 46 pounds and coming right up on the half century mark. I am so excited about my weight loss. I am almost into a size 14!!! They still fit tight, but my 16's are so loose. I never thought I would see a size 14 again!! People are really starting to notice and I can really see it when I look in the mirror. I cannot wait till summer time when I will be able to wear shorts and not feel so self conscious. Last year I wore jeans all summer just to hide my fat lower legs and ankles.
Spring is right around the corner!!!
I guess I really haven't updated in a while. I am now down to 165 pounds and a perfect size 14. I have noticed that all the fat on my calves is gone and now will be able to wear long shorts this year!! It has been 5 years since I last saw this weight and am loving every minute of it. The guys are even starting to hit on me again, but the great part is that I am married and I have so much fun getting rid of them. These are guys that have known me for a couple years and have never showed any interest. I feel like telling them that I am the same person I was 55 pounds ago, why didn't they hit on me then.
I know I am lucky to have such a great husband that showed as much intrest in me when I was heavier as he does now. I wouldn't trade him for the world!!
Spring has sprung!!!! The grass and trees are green and all the darn raccoons have started digging in my trash again!!LOL!!!
I am down 76 pounds and feel like a totally new person!!! I am still hoping to drop another 24 pounds, but even if I don't, I will still be happy. My joints also feel a ton better and I feel like a much happier person. Thank God for WLS.
Today is my six month anniversary!!! I am down 85 pounds and am happy to tell everybody that today I put on a size nine jeans and they fit perfectly!!! I never thought I would be this size again. My sex life is fabulous now that I have more energy and more stamina. I have gone from a size 24 to a size 9 on only six months!!! I am still flabby and do not expect to get rid of that any time soon. Exercise only helps so much after WLS. I cannot wait to see what the next six months will bring.
I am finally at my personal goal and still am in shock from it. I never thought that I would be skinny again, but I am!!! I cannot thank my doctor enough. He gave me back my life and my self confidence. I still feel like I am living a dream and am afraid that I will soon wake up. I hope that I will feel this way for the rest of my life.
It has been almost one year now and I have been at my goal for almost three months. My weight has been. I still have a problem with foods like eggs, milk. I cannot drink any carbonated beverages either; but I am happier then I have ever been in my entire life. I feel like God has given me a second chance.
I am now 14 months post op and feel great!!! I have had a mini tuck and am now wearing a size 1. I wanted to stop losing weight at 110 pounds, but my body has another plan for me. I have no problem getting in my protein and my water every day. The only problem is that I am still losing about a pound each month. I really hope it will stop soon. I eat a wide variety of food, but still stay away from foods high in fat and I still have not tried sugar. I do find that I still dump on certain fruits, especially pineapple and bananas.
11/09/05 I am almost two years post op and feeling great!! I am in the best shape of my life. My weight stays between 100 and 105 and I have been working out. I no longer have the saggy under arms, but I do have the saggy behind. I am starting to see good tone in my abs. My back and arms are very well defined. WLS was the best thing I ever did for myself!!!
I did not even realize that it was my 3 year anniversary until I got the email from OH. I am sitting in front of my puter right now crying because I can not even describe to you how much my life has changed in the past 3 years. I am now more confident then I have ever been in my life, I do not let people intimidate me because of my size, and I have no problem eating in front of people anymore. I have taken charge of my life!
I hope every one can have the same experience that I have had!!!
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Surgeon: Daniel C. Fabito M.D.
My first impression of Dr.Fabito was one of professionalism. He is very experienced at WLS. I would highly reccomend him. Ida is wonderful and easy to talk to about anything. There wasn't anything that I didn't like about him or Ida. I am so happy that he was my doctor during my weight loss journey. He explained all the risks od surgery and was completely honest with us about mortality rates. I keep in touch with many of his patients and they have all had good things to say about him. The only bad thing was the wait to have surgery. I think they just want to make sure that this is what you want.
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