Four Months Post Op...100lbs GONE!
Today is exactly four months since my surgery. I could not be happier!! As of this morning I am down 100lbs. I went from 315 to 215....and onederland is soooo close now!
This has been an amazing and crazy journey. I have had NO complications or intolerances at all and most days I cannot even tell I had surgery....well, other than the much smaller portion sizes and NO constant hunger. Im very happy with my decision....I wish I had done it 10 years ago.
I was at Costco this morning and the cashier didn't want to take my card as she said the picture did not look like me!! lol I had my picture updated and I really do look sooooo much different.
The biggest thing since surgery is that my birth control patch completely failed and I found out at 1-2 months post op that I was pregnant!! They have been watching baby closely and he/she is growing beautifully. I am still loosing weight while pregnant, albeit it MUCH slower. My focus is simply on healthy food choices, making sure I get all of my vitamins in each day and leaving the rest in gods hands. I am almost 3 months pregnant and they are hopeful that all will be just fine! I already have 5 year old twins and a 19 month old so we will be busy for sure!
For all those waiting for surgery....I know the wait is long, but it is just sooooo worth it. I remember my first night in hospital sitting in the bathroom SOBBING and wondering what I had just done. I wish I could have seen myself 4 months from then. I am a completely different person! I have had to buy a complete new wardrobe and I am just loving life! Hang in there, you're time will come and you will be sooooo happy. I can now PLAY with my kids and not just sit on the sidelines. I'm not going to be a FAT mom that my kids get made of fun of....life is good! I owe Dr.Jackson and the team at TWH my life....I will always be grateful.
on 3/7/14 4:23 am - Canada
OMG CONGRATS on the weight loss and CONGRATS on the pregnancy!!!!!
I just posted 2 days ago and then like 30 mins ago asking if anybody got pregnant so soon after WLS!!!!! My IUD came out 3 days ago and I was not careful and now I am worried!
It must be so weird to lose so much weight while being pregnant??!! I cant even imagine the feeling because I gained 102 lbs with my daughter 11 years ago and I hated every second of it. How is your pregnancy going??
Great news all around for you!!!!!!!!!
on 3/7/14 4:45 am
Congratulations! Sounds like things are going great for you.
Referred to Guelph, Dec. 3/12. Orientation: Mar 7/13. NUT/SW/RN Jun 18/13. Nutrition Class Jul 3/13. NUT/SW/RN Aug 19/13. Post-op Nutrition Class Dec 30/13. Approval for surgery from Dr. Jules Foute Nelong Feb 10/14. Surgery Apr 23/14.
I loved reading this because I am on the other side, waiting for surgery and getting a little nervous about doing it. On the other hand I dream of a time when I have the energy to really play with my three kids. I keep thinking if I leave it too long they will be teenagers and won't want to hang out with me. I don't want to be the fat Mom.
Congratulations on your success and on your little one!
Orientation Hamilton: July 22, 2013 Ultrasound: December 18, 2013 Bloodwork/ECG: January 29, 2014 Nutritionist/Social Worker/RN: February 12, 2014 Gastroscopy: March 4, 2014 Internist: March 6, 2014 Surgeon: March 13, 2014 (cancelled by clinic) Echocardiogram: March 19, 2014 Rescheduled Surgeon: April 1, 2014 SURGERY: April 14/14
on 3/7/14 8:59 am
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