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Stonewall, LA, USA
Post Op - BMI: 39.2
Surgery Type: Revision
Member ID: w1119033220
Surgeon: James Barnes, M.D.
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My hobbies are motorcyle riding and karaoke. I am so overweight now that I get out of breath so easy and cant enjoy what I did when I was thin. I hope to have the surgery real soon so I can go on with my life enjoying it.
8/22/05 I called the docs office and on the 4th of August I went to psch eval and they have not sent to docs office yet so here it is not being sent into the insurance yet. This is terriably prolonging and I can see why people start to get ugly and upset. Why does the doctors drag their feet. Well I will post more later.
9/27/05 Well I got a call from the doctors office and I am approved by my insurance. I was thrilled and then was told that I am scheduled for surgery on October 13, 2005. I can not believe it is happening so quickly. I am just so excited. This is all that I am thinking about now. Two weeks is way too long but I can do it. Thanks to all my support pages.
10/7/05 I have 6 more days and counting before surgery. I am so anxious. I guess all of us in this position are this way. I want to snap my fingers and be thin and not go through all the motions of surgery and losing the weight, but reality sets in and I know that wont happen so lets just get the show on the road then. I know there is so many of us waiting for surgery and all in due time we will be writting on here and saying I am post op now. Cool sounding!!!
10/12/05 Well in about 24 hours or so I will be leaving my house to go to the hospital for my surgery. I must admit I am getting a bit nervous and anxious also. I am so ready for this. This is all that is on my mind day and night lately. I am up at 3am this morning not able to sleep. I am to do clear liquids today. Going to be a bit hard but not impossible. Well I just hope and pray that all will be fine.
10/17/05 Had my surgery on the 13th and came home yesterday. I am feeling pretty good. A bit tight feeling around stomach which is to be expected. I am now on the road to the "biggest Loser". I have not been hungry at all. Drinking lots of water and a bit of sugar free jello. Just not in the mood but know I have to take in fluids. This was the right decision for me. I know it will take a bit of time to heal. Thank you for all the support!
10/25/05 Went to doctor yesterday and his scales say I have lost 10 pds. I feel great!!! They put me on the next stage of my diet, which is adding a bit of cream stuff, soup, pudding, protein drink, potatos, oatmeal. Better then just liquid though. Need to walk, walk walk.
11/01/05 I am 19 days post op and feeling pretty good. Ready to eat some normal consistency food...lol. I have lost 23 pds so far. Went down in a size in jeans, YEAH. I have been working out low impact and walking the last two days. My only thing I could complain about is I am so tired easily. Guess its my body trying to heal still. I know in due time.
11/14/05 I am 31 days post op and feeling great. I try to work out often and drink lots of fluids. I am really feeling good. I hope it continues to come off. I have lost 26 pds now.
11/16/05 Wow I see so many profiles and everyone has so much to say. I always thought I liked to talk but I guess my life is boring. I dont have as much to say. I know that I think about my weight, my looks 24/7 and I know that is obsessive. I want to be thin so bad but I can honestly say life wasnt too bad when I was big. I had no health issues, not yet. Had happy home. I know my husband didnt like my weight, he rarely said anything but I know in my heart. I gained 70 pds since we got married 3 yrs ago and know he wants me back to where I was.
I have tried real hard for this past month to stay on the diet my doctor gave me but honestly I have slipped some. I have eaten crackers, peanut butter and even chips. Bad Denise! That is probably why my weight has been on a stand still for so long.
Tommorrow night I go to my doctors office for the monthly meeting. I am looking forward to that. Learn lots of information.
Well that is it for today. Still at 224 which is 26 pds down. YEAH!
11/19/05 Good morning to all, my profile page just got finished, isnt it awesome, really impressed. Weight is the same but that is ok, having more and more people tell me they can really see the weight coming off. Must be inches! Inches are more important then pounds anyways.
Need to concentrate on more excersize and that is so hard for me to do. Really dont like doing it. I am a member of ediets and I joined a ultimate challenge and so hopefully that will help push me the right direction.
Well I am 46 days post op and personally I am not happy about my weight loss. I am up and down 3 pds the last week, today the high end and I go to the doctor today. Dont think I have done anything real bad with my diet but not great either. Need to walk more for sure and exercise more. Seems like the excuses out weigh the reality. I had major surgery to lose weight so I better get off the stick and do what I am suppose. Never too late to start. I guess this is a pep talk for myself.
Well got on the scale today and finally in the teens, I was getting discouraged. But I know with me not exercising like I should that has a lot to do with it. I need to walk if nothing else. I am real happy about this weight coming off. Thank you so much for letting me have this surgery and be able to get this extra load off.
later, Denise 250/219/150
Got on the scale today and weighted 211, Yeah! I have not exercised in I dont know how long. Trying to get an exercise machine. Going to look in paper tomorrow. My clothes are falling off me now, not complaining one bit about that. I think my husband is really able to tell now, little comments are being said now and that makes me feel real good. Well will check in later.
January 26, 2006 Thursday 15 weeks post op
Well I am down to 207/206 back and forth for a while now. I know the exercise and water isnt as often as it should be. I have every good intention and then get side tracked, alot. I have a mini goal to be under 200 by February 10th, it dont seem like its going to happen. Need to work even harder then. Back to basics...lol
January 31, 2006 almost 16 weeks post op
Well I finally saw the scales move again and I am down 2 more pounds. I started doing protein 3 days ago and I think that has helped get it going again. Trying to do 3 protein drinks a day. I am feeling better emotionally because not losing in a couple weeks is depressing. later
pic of me and grand daughter Jan 05
Me singing karaoke Jan 05
February 15, 2006
Havent been very good at posting, not like I should. I guess its due to being involved into so many groups. My weight is about the same. Need to jump start it. Exercise and drink the right drinks, protein water ect.....
I will try to post more and more often soon.
This is me at 17 weeks post op
I havent been very good at posting, I have every intention to do it but then get busy or forget or whatever. Well havent been losing the weight, not exercising, not eating right, not documenting, so back to basics and first thing is documenting all i stick in my mouth, daily. I am so disappointed in myself. But I know only I can do this.
I havent posted in a while, need to post more often but seems like I have so many things i get caught up doing. But I am in onderland now, 199 as of yesterday and so excited. I will be 5 months post op as of monday, not really the weight I should be but thats ok I am pleased it is starting to come off again.
Picture is of this week. Hubby took it at karaoke bar that we have a business at.
Well the scale is moving now and I am so happy about it, finally, patience is not my best ability. But do see it going down now. As of this morning I weighted 194. I have lost 56 pds. I go to the doc beginning of next month and would love to be under 190 by then so going to work hard at it.
surgery date 10-13-05
Over the weekend I got down to 193, i was thrilled but of course today scales are up so need to work harder. Going to enclose a new pic on here that was taken Saturday, got hair done, got lots of compliments.
I am 6 months post op and went to dr today for check up. No problems, a little slow at losing but he said that is pretty normal due to being a revision patient. He weighed me in at 196 which is pretty accurate with my home scale. I was 192 last week so really have to concentrate on getting this off. The doc said that I will lose another 15 to 20 pds ok but the rest will be a struggle to get off. He said 5 pds a month is pretty normal in losing. Dont seem like enough. I will try really hard. I worked out this morning.
Weighed today 192 and worked out 3 days last weekand two days so far this week. Feel better. Really want to get under 180 by the end of May. I just need to see a major difference. Hadnt seen one in a while so really going to try harder.
5-9-06 almost 7 months post op
I weighted in yesterday at 188 and so excited. I have 8 more pounds to lose to get to my mini goal. The end of this month I would love to be under 180. I am exercising 4 days a week and not just a little bit, quite a good exercise routine.
Enclosed is a pic of my wonderful husband Bert and I from this past weekend. Click on the pic for it to get closer.
7 months and 2 days post op
weighing in at 187
I am so pleased with my progress and wish I was further along but that is ok, I know it will come off in due time. I have really been doing better with my exercise. Not so great lately on water or protein. Have to get that going good again and I should really lose. School is out friday and so son will be home, may be staying at his dads for the summer and working for a friend. We will see.
June 13th 2006
I am 8 months post op today and down from 250 pounds to 183. I was wearing size 22 jeans and today I bought a pair of 12 size jeans. I am feeling so much better. I am posting a picture of me at 1 month post op and then a pic my daughter took of me yesterday.
1 month post op
8 months post op at 183 pounds
thank you all
July 28, 2006 9 months post op picture
AUGUST 10, 2006 THURSDAY
I HAVE NOT DONT A WHOLE LOT ON HERE LATELY. JUST TOO BUSY AND I KNOW THAT IS NO EXCUSE. I AM DOWN TO 176 PDS NOW, A TRUE SIZE 12, TOO COOL. I AM FEELING PRETTY GOOD. A LITTLE TROUBLE WITH MY LEGS ACHING LATELY BUT TRYING TO DRINK SOME MORE ORANGE JUICE LATELY. OF COURSE I AM ON THEM MORE TOO WITH WORKING NIGHTS AND DOING THE ON FEET JOB...LOL
WELL I WILL TRY TO GET ON HERE MORE OFTEN. THANKS
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Surgeon: James Barnes, M.D.
My first impression of Doctor James Barnes is that he was polite, neat, held himself well and very informative. He anwsered all my questions to my satisfaction and no complaints. Just ready to get approved at this point. 7/22/05