Jan 17, 2013
What a trip this is turning out to be!
My surgery was more complicated than expected...once they had me on the table they discovered I NASM or fatty liver disease. My liver is twice the normal size which made my surgery much more difficult...a 1-2 hour surgery turned into 5 hours!
I am so thankful for my surgeon as he was determined to complete the surgery even with my enlarged liver so I could begin a new healthy life.
My hospital stay did confirm that I am not a very good patient...I am grumpy and cannot handle pain. I cried and yelled at many nurses...my poor family was just exhausted with me.
My healing is going well except for my back. I still have numbness and stiffness from being on the table for 5 hours, but it is getting better each day.
The best news is that I have lost a total of 42 pounds so far!!!!
I am looking forward to more weight melting away and getting healthier each day!
Dec 19, 2012
It's only a day away!!! Tomorrow morning is my surgery!
It is weird to look back at all I have accomplished the past 6 months...quit smoking, stuck to the high protein diet, and haven't even cheated on the liquid diet! I am eating healthier things...even fish. Trying to be more active... and most of all, saying no to chips! Corn chips, potato chips, pita chips...I have actually passed on them - AMAZING!
Guess what world....I am READY for this!
Nov 20, 2012
OMG! I got a date!!!!
My surgery will be 12/21/12....yes I know that is supposed to be the end of the existence. It IS...the end of my FAT existence!
GOSH, I can't wait to start my new healthier life!
Oct 25, 2012
Well, my advocate did not have my Nutrition visit listed so I had to have one more appt since my last blog...but now it is OFFICIALLY REVIEW TIME!!! We have double and triple checked my file, clearances, etc and it has been submitted it to Aetna for surgery approval this week. I was told it could take up to 30 days...
That being said....all this waiting is driving me crazy! I never realized how much I was missing out on before but now that I can see a better future...I am ready and tired of waiting! I want to begin my new life ASAP! I have so so many plans that I want to put in motion...
1. Learn Transcendental Meditation. I will take a class in Dec. I think it will be a great asset to assist with my recovery and keep me focused on my new life goals.
2. Rid my life of all the unnecessary baggage.. time to let go of so much clutter...beginning with my soon to be too big 5X clothes.
3. Become a bicyclist...can't wait to feel the wind in my face again!
4. Move with my love to the Pacific Northwest. Once I am on a healthy track, I believe my confidence will grow enabling me to take the chances this fat girl has always been too scared to take.
I am so ready to live my life to the fullest...praying I have a surgery date SOON!!!
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