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Frvsnt O. 17 years, 9 months agoGood morning Soon-To-Be Post-Op Jan!!! Congratulations on your surgery date! I have some Zen Wisdom for you - Nothing exists but momentarily...One thing flows into another...observe things as they are, let everything go as it goes. This is to put everything under control in its widest sense. --- May God keep you close to his side as you travel your new journey. You will have ups and downs. You can always turn to us, your AMOS family, we will give support, comfort and encouragement. You will find this will be the best thing you could ever have done for yourself as well as your family. I know that was true for me. Keep us posted when you reach the "other" side. I pray for a speedy and easy recovery for you. Don’t forget to update your profile at least monthly. We all like to see how we are doing!!! Make sure you take pictures. It’s great to see the new you emerge!!! Not to mention the look on YOUR face when you look at those pictures and compare them in a few months! It’ll be a BIG WOW!!! Please remember too, that this is a *tool* to use. Make sure you use it wisely. The first year it’s pretty easy, after that I’ve been hearing (I’m not speaking from experience as I’m not a year out yet) that it gets increasingly difficult. Choose the right foods and measurements wisely! Good luck and God Bless!!! RNY 10/31/03 down 120 pounds– I’M AT GOAL!!! Posted in Loving Memory of Paula – Momma Angel who passed away 6/10/04 (Note Momma did not pass away from anything related to WLS – she had not had it)
Karen W. 17 years, 9 months agoJan...WooooHooooooo I'm sooooo happy for you. You are such an angel and no one deserves a speedy approval more than you. What ya gonna do when ya have to change your name to Post-Op Jan?? Hehehe....Congrats hun...You're gonna be a "LOSER* soon enough!!!!! KarenInOrlando
Randall Culpepper 17 years, 9 months agoI Said a Prayer For You Today! I said a prayer for you today, and know God must have heard, I felt the answer in my heart, although He spoke no word, I didn't ask for wealth or fame, I knew you wouldn't mind, I asked Him to send treasures of, a more loving lasting kind, I asked Him to send you blessings at the start of your new day, To grant you love and health, and to guide the surgeon's way, I asked for you to recover fast, and to become thin and small, But it was for His loving care, I prayed for most of all!
Sunny 17 years, 9 months agoHi Jan, Just wanted to wish you all the best on your WLS journey...much happiness and many prayers going your way...Dr. Jawad and his staff are the best you are in great hands.... Cecilia 7/28/04 -18lbs
~Tooter - the Droopy Witch 17 years, 9 months agoJust popping in to wish you a successful surgery and a rapid recovery. May luck follow you where ever your journey may lead you!! Hugs, Toots
forever2r1 17 years, 10 months agoHi Jan...good luck on your wls journey, you'll be there before you know it..and then we can both sit and chat on the losers bench...i'll pray for you sweetie...lots of hugs, Mady
Robin B. 17 years, 10 months agoHello ~ Congratulations on you journey that you have begun! You have come such a long way. Thank God that you and a wonderful surgery and a speedy recovery!! Remember your always in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for you to continue to succeed on your wonderful path while being on the loosing side. With Love ~
Karen W. 17 years, 10 months agoHi Jan, I'm so excited for you. I think back on all I went thru to get to where I am now and I believe it was well worth the wait. You are a special lady and special things are about to happen for you. Good Luck and God Bless you on the road ahead. If I can be of any help please let me know. I know your visit to me lifted my spirits more than you know.
Alice W. 17 years, 11 months agoHi Jan~~Wishing you all the very best on your Journey to WLS!!! ~~~~You're Not Going That Way~~~~~ As you travel through life, there are times when decisions just have to be made. When all you can do is gather your courage and choose a direction that carries you toward a new dawn. So take a step forward. The process of change can be tough but think about the excitement ahead. There could be adventures you never imagined and wishes and dreams just about to come true. So keep putting one foot in front of the other and taking your life day by day. There's a brighter tomorrow just down the road. Don't look back- you're not going that way!
Diane B. 18 years agoHi Jan! Welcome to the AMOS site! I'm so glad you found us and I hope you are learning a lot about the different surgeries. We are like a family here. We're here to support each other, lend an ear and not judge. Many people are here to help you along the way. Don't be afraid to ask questions! We are all in different phases of our weight loss and can offer you many different opinions. Check out the site as it has so much information. You've made a wise choice joining AMOS and wanting to have WLS. You deserve to have a better quality of life. So, be diligent, do your research and decide what's right for you. It's time for you to be happy and for you to be good to yourself. Wishing you much success in your weight-loss journey and in getting your insurance approval and surgery date. Hugs to you today. God bless, DI from NJ - Lap RNY, 12/09/03
Apr 22, 2004
Before & After
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On left is graduation day at Creating Keepsakes University, and on the right is my official pre-op picture!
Not quite at goal, but down 100 lbs.! This is my official