12-01-02 1 month post op. My surgery was a Roux-en-Y "distal" and my pouch is completely separated from my old tummy. This means they bypassed more intestines than with a proxamal surgery. This surgery is non reversable. This 'distal' may have a negative side to it too because I can have malapsortion issues later on. I am doing really good right now and have lost about 30 lbs this month.
1-1-03I am doing good. I am now 2 Months post op. I have lost a total of 51 pounds. I got a good friend on here that keeps me going. Sex life is great! THANK GOD! Other than than I am not doing protein shakes, I hate them. They make me gag. I do my B12 shots and workout everyday when possible. My back pain is getting better. And I can wipe my OWN butt! I am so proud. Other than That I will get back to you all in a month.
1-13-03 Well here is another update,,,,so mom I did it....Well I am 9 weeks post op and I am doing so good. The cold weather has brought me a bit of a challenge. I have 2 ear infections and a bad cough. Also the cold weather has gotten my back acking. I have lost 6 more pounds so that a total of 57 pounds gone for ever. I sit up late at night hoping and praying it doesn't stop..The weight loss I mean. I have a 1 year old and it's getting so much easier to chase her around. She is a fast one....I am going to the pool everyday and I walk on the treadmeal. My hair is short but so far no signs of hair loss. Thats a good thing.I read on the site that Pink had died from a blood clot it made me very afraid. She was as far out as I am. I just pray that God is with her family and she is in a better place. For me I want to stay here on eath for awhile longer...Am I the only one who worries about all this.I am on a simple diet still. I eat yougart and cheese sticks. I also eat 2oz of chicken when I get a chance.....I don't do protien drinks every day...Maybe 2 a week if hubby on my butt bad enough. I have a major problem taken pills so I forget to do my vitamans too.....I am going to get hard on my self, I need to do what right for my body so I going to be kitchen alot more...
2-3-03 well Just thought I drop a line. I am down to 160 pounds now I doing better than I ever thought I would. I still go to the gym and watch what I eat. I started cooking for my family again. They are so happy for that. Well other than trying to get more water in I doing great tytytyttyty wls I love you........
4/26/03 -100 lbs and Im feeling wonderful. Just got to visit my sisters and mom in Texas and they love the new me!! I have worked very hard at loosing this weight. Even with the surgery, you still have to watch what you eat. I have learned to eat smart. I still have 14 lbs to go for ideal weight and I know I will get there. I do not want to go lower than that because I want to keep some boobs...lol I still have trouble getting enough water in and I dump on bread and all the nono's. Ate some strawberries last week and thought I would die. Have not tried very many fruits yet........Protein, protein, protein!! This is a live and learn experience everyday. Even when I have dumped, I am still thankful for the surgery!! I would do it all over again but I know I will not have too. Thank god I was one of the lucky ones without any complications!! God Bless you that have had problems and I pray you get well soon.
5-28-03 Well today is my 11 year anniversary. I so excited. I going to wear this special dress i bought for tonight ps it's a size 5 woohoo...My hubby is having trouble getting use to my new body. Some times i think he like me better fat, but that all he ever know and he said he loves me no matter what size I am. It hard for me to try to stay the weight I am at now. Oh I weigh 114 now......a total loss of 118 pounds now. I am learning how to like my self all over again. Well thats all for know love ya all.....
6-17-03 Well I lost so much weight. I got my test back today and all my levels are so low been doing all my protien shakes and vitamins...Don't understand why so low. I was asked thought your weight was stabilizing. I said yes it is ...Then he said you lost 8lbs in a week. I said what..No way I am eating more, doing more drinks I am down to 112 lbs a size 3 is getting big. Never thought i say that....Well I doing ensure now to help slow the weight loss down....But other than that I feel great...god bless all and I will let you know how my health and levels go...Heather
8-10-03 Well alot has happen to me in the past 2 months. I had a lower and upper gi blocks that had to be removed. Don't know if it was caused by. Most likely it runs in my family. I got down to 94 pounds while in hospital... I have been eating every hour on the hour and had gained 5 pounds in one month, which is what I needed to do. Want to gain another 20 pounds if I can. Healing well from surgey and getting better each day. Also got free tummy tuck from belly button up with last surgery..that was kool, but not looks like I have two belly buttons. One from drain tube...it still looks funny but who cares.....Heather
9-21-03 well I was in hospital about 2 weeks ago..Doing better now..I just happy to be feeling better and just want everyone to know I am doing great...Heather
Surgeon: Paul Carter, M.D.
At my heaviest weight.....
1 yr Post Op at Marine Corp
Ball Nov 2003
He is a very nice man. He listens and care what you say. I seen him on Oct.10th and it's now the 20th and my ins say they have sent nothing out yet. will call in am to see whats going on. Well i called the office this am and Dr.Carter did his part but yet his helpers haven't she said I try to type it today..Omg what have i been waiting for..errrrrrrrr Nothing can't people just do what they get paid for....OK i called the very next day and they sent it in...
oh my they are the best it was sent to the on a Monday and By Friday I was given an apporval.............Yeppie