Hi , I am a divorced single Mom of three boys> I have been overweight my whole life and enough is enough!!! I want to start living life to the fullest! I am very excited at the possiblities of what life will have to offer me when I NO LONGER have to carry around and extra `150 pd person.(Bye bye evil twin LOL)
GOOD NEWS SURGERY DATE MOVE UP FROM JUNE 27/01 TO MAY 25/01
April 26,2001 ~ 4 WEEKS TO GO !
I'm getting really excited but find myself thinking about food ALOT ... And because I'm a very emotional eater I know find myself wondering how I will be able to cope without my crutch, I also smoke and I need to quit...Geezes no vices, guess I'll have to face life head on. I know all of this is going to be a big challenge but the reward will be amazing I'm sure...
May 11,2001 ~2 WEEKS TO GO !
I had my pre op appointment in Toronto this week, I had to make two trips as my appt were May 8th with the internist and May 10th at the Scarborough Grace General Hospital, everything went very well :)) I having a REALLY HARD time with NOT smoking deal!!! HELP!! any great ideas anyone???? I've lost a bit of weight in the past month must be my nervous excitment :)) I booked my hotel for my sister and myself for the night before. I am not looking forward to the bowel pre the day before YUCK!! And my biggest fear right now is the Pain, the pain, the pain, Please help me thru this DEAR GOD...
BAD NEWS~ SURGERY DATE POSTPONED BY SURGEONS OFFICE FROM MAY 25TH TO JUNE 13th *sigh*
OK here I go again LOL...
MAY 31/2001 ~ 2 WEEKS TO GO!!
I am having a hard time believing this surgery will actually be happpening, alot of the girls from my Canadain support group have like myself been rescheduled and even worse 2 of the unforunate ladies found out the morning of their surgeries at the HOSPITAL they where postponed!!! I'm scared I will follow suit. I am planning to call the admitting dept two days ahead to ensure everything is a go. I feel really depressed right now and I'm sure this is all part of it:(
I have however,managed to once again arrange childcare for my three young boys so I pray that it will all work out.
JUNE 22,2001 ~ POST OP YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :))))
I'm home 5 days now and on the mend . Everything went well with the surgery. I am looking forward to the day I can say, "I wish I had done this sooner!!!"
JUNE 30.2001 ~ 16 DAYS POST OP -22 pds!!!! I'm able to sleep on my side now , which is wonderful . I find eating difficult and feel hungry alot. Feeling really down lately, I know this is normal but I sure hope it passes soon ...
AUGUST 1,2001 ~7 WEEKS POST OP -45 pds!!!! I'm feeling better all the time and I am slowly feeling my weight loss. I had a goal of getting into a my favorite white pants and a few days ago I zip them suckers up and giggle to myself "this is cool" BIG SMILE and for the ironic part they are spring pants and so I'll never wear them LOL sure as heck wont fit me next spring and its way to hot hear to wear them now...That ok I'll get over it "somehow" BIG BIG SMILE :))))
SEPTEMBER 8,2001 ~3 MONTHS POST OP -70 pds!!! I now weigh 230pds
My Mom asked why I dont take some pics, I said what if I don't see a difference and she said "WELL then you have lost your eye sight too!!" LOL So when i get to my half way to goal mark I will take a pic and post it , 5 more pds to go. I start a aqua-fit class on Monday 3 days a week so hopfully that will keep me losing and increase my energy which i do not have a lot of!!! I had a B 12 shot a couple weeks ago and I cant tell the difference. I have a goal of getting down to 200 pds by November 10 th... I hope I am successful :)))
October 13,2001 ~4 MONTHS POST OP -80 PDS!!! I now weigh 220 pds. I wish I could loser fast but I guess I should be pleased with my 10 pound loss this past month. I am now a little over half way to goal. I started taking my anti-depression medication, I have been feeling a little down lately (ok a whole lot down).I need to start excerising more... Until next time take care:)
October 28,2001 ~41/2 MONTHS POST OP -90 PDS!!! Have been watching what I eat and its paying off. I really want to be down to 200 pds in two more weeks that would give me a 100 pd loss in 5 months. I am so pleased with this surgery, I do it again in a heartbeat!!! I saw my ex-husband last night for the first time in a year and a half and boy did I feel proud of myself :)))
And to think the next time I see him I'll be even smaller LOL
*S* I am starting to feel really good about myself on the inside and out and to me that is heavenly because I once felt so bad about myself that lying down and going to sleep forever seemed like the only way out of my personal hell. My niece babysat for me last night and when I came down the stairs already to go she said " WOW you look so SKINNY!!" bless her LOL Far from skinny but it felt good to hear those words :)) Until next time Take Care :))
November 13,2001 ~5 MONTHSPOST OP -93PDS~ Well I never made it to my goal of 100pds lost by 5 months post op :(( 7 more frustrating pounds to go but I am determined to get those buggers off for good :)) GO ME!!! LOL My two youngest sons are both having thier tonsils and adnoids out today. I feel so bad for them they haven't got a clue as what is REALLY going to happen. I pray all goes well. When everyone returns to complete health hopefully next week I am forcing!!LOL no promising to get myself to the gym to start working out. I just finished upgrading and I have now applied for the college. I hope I get in!! I have been unable to work for the last ten years and am looking forward to going back :)) Well until next time take care :0)
December 13,2001 ~6 MONTHS POST OP -100 WOOOOO-HOOOO PDS~
Seasons Greeting to all:)) I am now offically a member of the century club!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I now weigh 200 pds, one more pound and I will weigh 100 and something. I can hardly wait:))~~ I have been on a horrible plateu and I waited itout and it made me realize I need to be careful. I have given away alot of clothes and made another bag of them last night for a freind. I hardly have anything left, but that ok I'm not complaining. I plan to hit the second hand stores to see what I can find.Well until next time take care ;0)
December 23,2001 Merry Christmas to all!!! I am very proud to announce that I now weigh 100 and something WOO HOO!!! Ok so its 197 pds LOL but what a nice Christmas gift:))) I got accepted to College and I start Jan 3,2002. I am scared and excited all roll into one.This is a huge challenge for me in many ways, but I just have to take a leap of faith and try :)) I am feeling really good about myself and when I get doubtful someone always comes along and pays me a precious compliment. All this hard work has been very rewarding. I dont recognizes myself in the mirror and it makes me giggle like a teenager (its too funny) And here is something to tell that is nothing short of a miracle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I spoke with my x-husband last night, He has not spoke a civil word to me in three years let alone had anything that resembled a conversation. and to my amazement we actually had a decent conversation about our sons. Thank you Lord!! There is hope :))
January 13,2002 ~7 MONTHS POST OP -110 PDS~
I started college this week its so exciting and overwelming but I LOVE IT ! I am very pleased with my 10 pounds loss this past month. I haven't weighed this much in over 10 years. woo hoo My family doctor seem really shocked at my weightloss and concerned that I am not eating enough ( seem funny and ironic) but I assured her I was and promised to have my bloodwork done to ensure I was ok. I finally added a 6 mth post op pic, can hardly wait to add my 1 year post op after pic :)))) Well until next month Take Care one and all :))
January 22,2002 ~71/2 MONTHS POST OP -115PDS~
I love College, it's alot work and walking LOL Just what the Doctor order!! I feel really good and it is nice to be able to climb 6 flights of stairs without feeling like I'm going to die!!Everything is getting big on me again...I love it!! Looking forward to a new spring wardrobe :)) Omg I can hardly beleive I weigh 185 pds. Fifteen more pounds and I'll go see the plastic surgeon about a tummy tuck, which I really really need but am very uptight about another surgery. I guess that normal though cause after all who in their right mind gets excitied about surgery?? LOL
Surgeon: Patrick Yau, M.D.
BEFORE june/01 Very unhappy
6 Mths post op (getting
My first consultation with Dr Yau was on feb 12,2001. My appointment was scheduled for 11:30 but He was running an hour and a half behind. He explained all the detail of the open rny and vbg aswell as he really pushed the lapband. He informed me of the ricks involved with each procedure and sucess rates ,took my medical history ,calculated my Bmi and ask which procedure I wanted. He then booked me for June 27,2001 for an open RNY/GB at Scarborough Grace. Dr Yau seems very very busy but was a decent and caring.