Mt. Marion, NY, USA
Surgery Date: 01/20/2003
Surgery Type: Open RNY
Dorothy doesn't have an angel yet!
|02/01 07:33 PM|
Hi Dorothy, Just wanted to say that I hope your feeling well and welcome to "the losing side" you had posted on my surgery page back in the beginning of Jan. my Open Rny was 1-3-03.Anyway I hope you had an uneventful surgery, and I wish you a speedy recovery. Take care of Your self — [Anonymous]
|01/23 05:19 PM|
Dorothy, I hope all is going well in your recovery. The journey has just begun. I begin my journey on 1/31 and I wanted to thank you for your works of support and encouragement. God Bless. Theresa — Theresa F.
|01/22 08:09 PM|
Dorothy, I pray your surgery went well and you're feeling good about being on the "other side". May God Bless you and your family during this time of healing and new beginning. — Michelle B.
|01/22 09:02 AM|
Dorothy, I hope you are feeling better soon. You are in my prayers for a fast safe recovery. God bless. — Rachel W.
|01/21 07:49 PM|
Hi Dorothy, Thankyou so much for your message the other day. I wish you the best of luck, and pray all went well for your surgery. Hope your recovery goes just as well. Take care, Sandy — Sandy H.
|01/21 12:14 PM|
Dorothy! Woo Hoo - I can't wait to hear from you! I am keeping you in my prayers for a painless and speedy recovery! — [Anonymous]
|01/21 09:58 AM|
Dorothy, thank you for your kind words. Good luck on your surgery and i hope everything goes ok, lillian — Lillian H.
|01/20 04:36 PM|
I just wanted to wish you good luck because i know that you will do great ok. i will talk to you later. — Pamela P.
|01/20 02:38 PM|
Dorothy!Thanks for your encouraging words they mean a lot today is your big day!I wish you a speedy recovery.My prayers are with you take care and take it easy...... — Alejandra C.
|01/20 01:13 PM|
Dorothy-Thank you for those kind words of encouragement. I too wish you the very best tomorrow as you have your surgery and will remember you in my prayers. May God Bless. — Jerry B.
|01/20 10:50 AM|
My prayers will be with you as you go through the surgery and recovery. May your strength be restored; your recovery be swift and your tender heart be renewed. — Melissa S.
|01/20 07:59 AM|
Congratulations, Dorothy today is your big day!!!! You are in my prayers, may u have an uneventful surgery and much future success!!!!!! — Rasheda M.
|01/20 04:51 AM|
Dorothy, Today is the big day. Congrats!! I am very proud of you. I had the surgery done 9/19/02 and have lost 65 pouds to date. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep smiling and have a positive attitude. Aimee — Aimee S.
|01/19 10:49 PM|
hi dorothy. thank you so much for the words of encouragement. i will be thinking of you. hope and pray that you have an uneventful surgery and fast recovery. please keep me in your prayers too. — Dixann B.
|01/19 07:57 PM|
Dorothy I just wanted to tell you "God-Speed" and I pray the best for you...peace, health and the love of family and friends as you wake-up to your new life's journey. Smiles :) Theresa — Theresa H.
|01/19 05:56 PM|
Bless you Dorothy!! I'll be saying prayers for you tonight that your surgery will go well and You'll be home soon! — Melissa W.
|01/19 05:21 PM|
Dorothy thank you for your kind words, I will be praying for you and please keep us updated on your progress. — Mrs. W.
|01/19 01:31 PM|
Best of Luck to you tomorrow. I know I'm getting very excited about my surgery Thursday. I pray that you have safe and quick recovery. I will see you on the other side. God Bless!!!! — Micci F.
|01/19 01:14 PM|
Dorothy, best of luck to you tomorrow on your surgery. You are in my heart and prayers. I know what you are going through hon, cause I am having the same thoughts, but I still have a week to go. Best of luck to you. E-mail me when you are up and around. I would love to hear how it went! — Pamela B.
|01/19 11:35 AM|
Dorothy, here's wishing you the best of days tomorrow and you embark on this journey. You are right, I am close on your heels. Take care and hope you are soon driving the nurses crazy with you walks. Hugs. Carol — Carol Z.
|01/19 11:14 AM|
Hi Dorothy, WOw... Tomorrow is your day. My prayers go with you for an uneventful and quick recovery. God Bless,Judy — Judy M.
|01/19 08:07 AM|
Dorothy, Thanks for your words of encouragement and want to wish you all the best on your surgery tomorrow. I will see you on the first monday in February at our support meeting. We both will be on the losing side!!! — Penny H.
|01/18 10:43 PM|
Hi Dorothy Thanks for the well wishes I/We need them.It's my prayer that God would see us through safe and sound,happy and healty. God Bless — Carolyn A.
|01/18 02:12 PM|
Best wishes to you for an uneventful surgery and quick recovery. Thank you for your kind words, and I look forward to reading about your success in the months to follow! — Nell M.
|01/18 01:40 PM|
All my best wishes, thoughts and prayers are coming your way for your upcoming surgery. I'll see you on the other side. God bless. Nita — Evelyn H.
|01/18 07:51 AM|
Good luck with your upcoming surgery and God bless for an uneventful recovery!! We are all pulling for you!! — Tammy K.
|01/17 10:39 PM|
DOROTHY~~BEST WISHES ON YOUR WLS JOURNEY~~ May the world hug you today with its warmth, and love.....Pray it whispers a joyful tune in your heart.....And may the wind carry a voice that tells you there is a friend sitting in another corner of the world wishing you well!~~ PLEASE KEEP THE MESSAGE BOARD POSTED ON YOUR PROGRESS — Sharon N.
|01/17 08:45 AM|
I wish you all the best!!! Monday is going to come quickly. I'm 7 days post op and feeling great. God Bless — Luis (BUCKY) C.
|01/16 11:13 PM|
Hi Dorothy, Just wanted to wish you all the best on your upcoming surgery. It is getting down to the wire. I hope the nervousness is gone and now it is just excitement :) All the best, Lori — Lori P.
|01/16 05:53 PM|
Dorothy, Thank You for your kind words and support regarding my surgery on the 21st! I wish the same for you and that your Big Day be untouched by negativity and provide you with the bridge to success and health!!! — Jes W.
|01/15 10:21 PM|
May God keep you in the palm of His hand throughout your surgery and in your future. Blessings to you and yours from Tallassee, Al. — Cheryl J.
|01/15 10:48 AM|
Hi Dorothy thank you for the support. This site has been very supportive. I have learned a lot from this site along with the support group that the hospital has for post-op, and pre-op patients. Have a great recovery. Clara — Clara T.
|01/15 06:57 AM|
Hi Dorothy! Best wishes on your upcoming surgery. Can't wait to join you on the "losing" side. Thanks for your support! Take care!! — Anne M.
|01/15 06:44 AM|
Dorothy, I'll keep you in my prayers also. I pray that you'll come out complication free. — [Anonymous]
|01/14 11:51 PM|
Hi Dorothy, Well sweetie, it won't be to long before your big wonderful day is here. Are you scared,excited,and over-welmed? I am really experiencing these emotions but I was told that this is a normal reaction. Anyway I just wanted you to know that I send hugs,happiness,and a little prayer to you and your loved ones. Have an easy surgery and a speedy recovery. See you on the other side. — Betty M.
|01/14 09:52 PM|
Best of luck to you I will keep you in my Prayers I wish you all the best and I hope you have a smooth and speedy recovery Mischelle — Mischelle R.
|01/14 09:44 PM|
Hi Dorothy! Happy re-birthday to you. Yes, I am nervous but a good nervous. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and let's stay in touch! — Deborah F.
|01/13 08:43 PM|
Hello Dorothy, Thanks so much, for your kind e-mail:) I wish you, a pain free, uncomplicatied surgery, and a smooth recovery. Yes, i'm scared, but, i'm also in limbo. I feel no emotions right now, only the unknown. I will keep you in my prayers, and please do the same for me. I really want this surgery and have researched all my options. I feel this is the best for me, for a healthier new life and you will feel the same, and we will see each other on the losing side. Best wishes, Deborah..... — [Anonymous]
|01/13 06:28 PM|
Hello Dorothy - Just a quick note to let you know that I'll be thinking of you on your very special and life changing day and I wanted to be one of many to say Congratulations! My thoughts and prayers are with you for a safe and speedy recovery. I'm a FIRM believer that positive attitudes and thoughts and a good sense of humor can be a big help in getting those results. You're about to be blessed with a second chance to live a healthier and thinner life......Watch out world, WLS surgery will set you free and the sky is the limit! Hugs & Aloha — [Anonymous]
|01/13 02:55 PM|
Hi Dorothy! Thanks for your encouragement on my surgery page! Hopefully, I will be going home the day you have your surgery. I will keep you in my prayers! Let us all know how you are doing once you return home! — Joy A.
|01/13 04:25 AM|
Good luck on your upcoming surgery for an uneventful one and a speedy recovery. We all will be praying for you...Good Luck and God Bless! — Jennifer B.
|01/13 03:23 AM|
Good luck on your coming surgery. My prayers are with you, and hoping for an uneventful surgery, and a speedy, painfree recovery. Keep your focus on healing. Make sure you walk, and keep up your breathing exercise. YOU CAN DO THIS! See you on the other side. PS. If you check out my web page, be sure to sign the guest book there. Thanks. — Ron E.
|01/12 08:31 PM|
Good Luck on the 20th Dorothy,I'll be saying a prayer for you.Have Faith! God will be with you. Elizabeth (Jan.15,2002) — Elizabeth C.
|01/10 09:29 PM|
HI DOROTHY, I just wanted to tell you that I wish you all the luck to a fast recovery. May God be with you at this time in your life. I will pray for you. Celeste Jordan — Celeste J.
|01/07 12:20 AM|
My prayers are with you, for a uneventful surgery and speedy recovery. Cat Price — Cat P.
|01/06 08:30 PM|
Congratulations on your upcoming surgery. I hope surgery and recovery are quick and uncomplicated. Best wishes as you move forward into a healthier life. — Theresa C.
|01/06 10:40 AM|
Hi Dorothy Hope you had a safe journey to the other side. Keep us posted "Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, any one can start from now and make a brand new ending. "The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit." ~ Jim Rohn "There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow." ~ O. S. Marden "Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." ~ William Jennings Bryan "Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil." ~ James Allen "I asked God to give me happiness. God said, "No. I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you." ~ Author Unknown "Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, 'Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary." ~ Anthony Robbins "Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life." ~ Harvey Mackay "Life is a challenge, but if you don't stand and risk you will never know if you were able to win or lose. Challenges are not a thing of winning or losing; they are a way of learning from them to become a better person every day! ~ Alexsander Rodriguez, P.R. "Don't ask for it to be easy, ask for it to be worth it." Dan Kuschell "In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins; not through strength, but through persistence." ~ Jackson Brown "The most important question to ask is not 'What am I getting?' The most important question to ask on the job is 'What am I becoming?'" "I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning." ~ J.B. Priestly "Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult." ~ Julia Cameron You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however." - Richard Bach "The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. That block of granite is often nothing more than a decision." ~ Thomas Carlyle "Being yourself is not remaining what you were, or being satisfied with what you are. It is the point of departure." ~ Sydney Harris "Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth." ~ Katherine Mansfield I am convinced that attitude is the key to success or failure in almost any of life's endeavors. Your attitude - your perspective, your outlook, how you feel about yourself, how you feel about other people - determines your priorities, your actions, your values. Your attitude determines how you interact with other people and how you interact with yourself. ~ Carolyn Warner "Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives." ~ Author Unknown It's never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot A wish changes NOTHING; A decision, changes EVERYTHING "So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will,they soon become inevitable." Christopher Reeves "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior." Isaiah 43:2-3 Everyone has beauty but not everyone sees it. "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they may have planned for you? Not much." ~ Jim Rohn May you always have an Angel by your side. Watching out for you in all the things you do. Reminding you to keep believing in brighter days. Have a speedy recovery Angela in Canada 383lbs BMI 60.0 -96lbs Dr Michael Grace Open RNY Life began May 16, 2002 I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears. Surely..I will heal you." 2 Kings 20:5 — Angela C.
|01/05 04:34 PM|
Thank you for your support my prayers also include you for a safe surgery and a quick and worry free recovery. See you on the otherside. God Bless — Luis (BUCKY) C.
|01/05 02:36 PM|
I hope you have an easy recovery period (or as easy as mine was.) Remember to walk, but don't push yourself too hard. You *can* stay in bed at least one day and no harm done to you. Good luck! :) *hugs* 'n *smooches* -Michelle — [Anonymous]
|01/05 09:45 AM|
Congratulations on your surgery also, time is just flying by for me. I have one last test tomorrow the 6th, it's an Echocardiogram, hopfully everything will be okay. I hope everything goes well for you and I look forward to hearing how you are doing. Thanks so much for your post. — Sheila H.
|01/05 09:25 AM|
Dorothy - We'll be January Anniversary buddies!!!! I tell you, this last week of waiting and counting down the days is really rough. It's an emotional roller coaster... but most of all i'm really excited - just two days and a wake up... never thought I'd really be here. Best wishes for your surgery and speedy recovery. Take real good care of yourself. Mary K — Mary K.
|01/05 05:19 AM|
Hi Dorothy -- Wishing you an uneventful surgery and speedy recovery. All the best to you. Jan — Jan H.
|01/05 04:23 AM|
Best wishes and extra prayers for smooth surgery and recovery. A positive mental attitude is your best preparation! You'll do great with this life-saving tool! — Karen N.
|01/04 11:50 PM|
we share the same date. I wish you the best, and will pray that GOD keeps you safe, and for a speedy recovery. Good luck Clara Turner — Clara T.
|01/04 01:23 PM|
Dorothy...thank you for your words of encouragement...we do share the same month and it would be great to keep in touch and same the new year's experiences together. I get to go home 1/7 so hopefully I will post before you go into the hospital...I am sure I will cuz I will be back to work on the 27th.. Good luck — Patricia N.
|01/03 06:07 PM|
HI DOROTHY I just want you to know that I am praying that you will have a quick and smooth recovery to the losing side. LORD BLESS — Momma A.
|01/03 03:06 PM|
Hi Dorothy! Thank you for your post. Congrats to you on your upcoming date as well! I wish you the best for your surgery and a quick recovery as well. May the pounds fly off! — [Anonymous]
|01/03 10:12 AM|
Dorothy: You're in the home stretch now! 1/20 will be here before you know it. It's understandable to be anxious about this: it IS major surgery WITH anesthesia, after all. But you know by now that MOST of us do very well and we are ALL, as you say, in God's hands. Happy New Year & New YOU! — Barbara T.
|01/02 10:00 PM|
Dorothy, thanks for your encouragement. We'll be WLS sisters, just a couple of weeks apart. Best wishes to you. I'll add you to my WLS prayer list. Remember, God is good....all the time! — Sheryl G.
|01/02 12:12 PM|
What a wonderful year 2003 is going to be for YOU!! Soon to be living a life free from fat! Here's to good health! Congratulations on your upcoming surgery. I wish you the BEST and my thoughts and prayers are with you as you make this life change. Hope you have a wonderful surgical experience and speedy complication free recovery! Your soon to be *MELTING AWAY*!! Hugs and Blessing from a Michigan WLS sister~ (RNY 2/8/02 -157# from 369 to 212) — Jackie S.
|01/02 11:12 AM|
Good luck, Dorothy, on your upcoming journey. Keep your chin up and your spirits high! God bless. — Nichole S.
|01/02 09:55 AM|
Dorothy-What a wonderful way to start the New Year!!! Best of luck to you and may your surgery be complication-free and your recovery be quick and uneventful except for the weight loss!!! God Bless!!! — Kathy H.
|01/02 08:59 AM|
“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” William Jennings Bryan. Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you only have one life and one chance to do all the things that you want to do. The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes along their way! May God hold you in the palm of His hand and Angels watch over you! — Becca K.
|01/02 08:32 AM|
Congratulations! It seems as though we share the same month for surgery. Good luck on road you are about to travel and my wish for you is a fast and speedy, trouble free recovery. Keep this quote in mind. "If you can imagine it you can be it. If you dream it you can become it!" — Jennifer B.
|01/02 08:22 AM|
Congratulations on your upcoming transformation surgery! It truly is a life altering event! I pray that your journey is safe and complication free! Post op is the place to be, post op is the life for me! — ~~ Stacie ~~
|01/02 07:40 AM|
Good luck Dorothy, wishing you a speedy and peaceful recovery!!!! — Sharon M.
|01/02 07:02 AM|
Low support here. Best wishes Dorothy. — Cinna G.
|01/01 03:44 PM|
Good luck and best wishes on your big day! We can celebrate our new "birthday" month together from now on!! My surgery is also in January, 01/13/2003. God bless you and hope you have a speedy recovery and speedy weight loss! — [Anonymous]