8 months post op
Oct 27, 2007
Jul 08, 2007
Okay, so I guess an update is in order! I am about 4 ½ months out – To my amazement, I’ve lost 70 lbs!!! My weight loss was slow in the beginning, but man has it picked up. I’ve lost more then my two kids weigh combined and I almost weigh less then my Dh (for the first time since we got married). I’m going through clothes unbelievably fast so I’m trying to get by with about 4 outfits at a time. For the first time in a long time I am actually enjoying my summer! I exercise a lot ~ Dh and I are running together at our local high school track and I'm still doing Jazzercise about 4 times a week. I have NEVER been a runner so I’m incredibly proud of myself when I can do 2 whole laps without stopping. First time I did a lap without stopping I actually cried.
I can not believe how much my life has changed since having my surgery in Feb. I look at my pre op pictures my Mom took of me the morning of it and am amazed that I was that person. It seems like it was years ago.
My parents and my Sister and her family are coming out for a visit next week and they have not seen me since my surgery. I won’t tell them how much I’ve lost because I want to see the look on their faces when they see me in person. I can’t wait!
So life is good!! I am so thankful to have been given my life back.
Two Months post op
May 01, 2007
I just passed my 2 month mark. I'm down 32lbs -- still feel like it's going slow compared to some others. I have really bumped up my exercise. Swimming laps, walking and doing Jazzercise now fills my days instead of sleeping in and snacking all day. The mind hunger is gone and now I have to remind myself that it's time to eat. That's a cool sensation and definitely one I'm not used to. I need to get better at taking my supplements ….
Other then that things are really good. I have a lot more energy and people are really starting to notice my change. The best news is no more iron pills -- the hemotologist did blood work and my iron level has remained at a normal level for the past two months! yay!
Till next month ...
Mar 28, 2007
My DH and I have started walking and I think that will really make a difference. The Doc said at my 3 week post op that I was right on target and my incision looked good.
Homw Sweet Home
Mar 06, 2007
Well, here I am! Finally on the losers bench!! What an experience! So I went in on Wed and had my open procedure. I ended up having to stay an extra day for nausea and vomiting, but once that was under control, I really started to feel better. It feels so good to back in the comfort of my own home. Today is day 6 and I am finally starting to feel like myself again. My incision is about 8 inches going right down the center of my chest. I have been off of the pain meds for two days now so that’s good. I’m just going to be taking it easy, resting and sipping my liquid diet for the next few weeks. I promise to update when I can. I am not weighing myself until I go back to the doctor for my 3 week post op.
So, NO REGRETS – everything so far is pretty much what I expected (except the gas) thanks to information I have gotten from new friends and this site.
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers and it feels so good to be on the other side at last!
Feb 27, 2007
Well, tomorrow is the BIG (pun intended-lol) day. I have waited so long and it's finally here. I'm really not that nervous .... more excited then anything. My parents arrived today to help out with everything. My husband has been wonderful and totally supportive. The arrangements for the care of my kids for the next few days is in place.
I am officially ready to join the losers bench!!
I will be on to update once I’m home and feeling up for it.
Thank you to everyone for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers.
I will officially be a loser in about 12 hours :-)
OMG it's really going to happen this time!
Feb 18, 2007
T-minus 9 days! I had my pre admin testing again on the 8th and everything came back FINE! My nurse called and said I have been cleared by all departments for my surgery next Wed. I have been busy getting a variety of different protein drinks and other supplies for post op. Trying not to really take the time and think of what I am getting ready to do. I can tell you that I'm not scared -- just really excited to start my new life. Please continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers!
This is the last time I am changing my date --- I hope!
Jan 17, 2007
My Mom and Dad could not make it up here to be with me on the 22nd, so I decided to change it to the following week -- Feb 28th. I am very close to my parents and will need them to help DH with my kids while I am recovering. So that will be exactly 2 months to the day from my original surgery date which was supposed to have been December 28th. It’s all good – I’ll stay busy and it will be here before I know it!
Things are lookin good!
Jan 17, 2007
Things are finally looking up for me (I think-lol). My bleeding has stopped now for about 2 weeks. I met with a new hematologist that really took my situation seriously and has a treatment plan for me. My Iron is on its way up and by putting me on a high dose iron pill, he’s thinking that buy the time my surgery rolls around on the 22nd, I should be good to go! I have another pre admission testing on Feb 8th, where they will check my blood again to make sure that I’m at safe levels. I hope this is it!
3rd times a charm?
Jan 06, 2007
The bad news is I have to be off of the Provera that the GYN prescribed for me for 6 weeks prior to surgery - because of blood clots. Are you freaking kidding me? I can understand they are looking out for me best safety, but WTF - I took it because I needed the bleeding to stop so I could have surgery and the GYN said it would be fine to take going into surgery. WRONG.
I can not believe this! This will be the third time that I have had to reschedule this darn surgery. I'm so angry right now, I can't even cry.
So I have to be off the Provera, which is going to make me bleed again. They want me to have once a week injections of Proctrit (produces red blood cells) and high doses of iron to off set the amount of blood I will most likely loose over the next 6 weeks. What a pain in the ass!! The funny thing is, this is not deterring me a bit - It makes me even more determined to have it!
So, my NEXT surgery date is Feb 22nd. I have to go through pre admin testing again on Feb 8th.
Next Thurs I am having an endometrial biopsy done by the GYN to make sure that there is not 'something else' causing the excessive bleeding other then the hormone imbalance being caused by my PCOS. Which by the way they think would be cured if I had surgery that I can't have because I can't stop fucking bleeding!!!!
Now I'm starting to hear from everyone (including my parents who have been my biggest supporters) that "maybe it's not meant to be" or "Maybe you should wait a year or so for things to get under control". That's not at all what I want to hear right now ……