~Tooter - the Droopy Witch 14 years, 8 months ago

It's your surgiversary month! Congrats - you've made it! Hope life is all you want it to be or getting there. (((HUGS))), ~Toots

~Tooter - the Droopy Witch 14 years, 10 months ago

Congrats on making the century club! You've come far! WTG!!!! Hugs & Shalom (May you be blessed in every aspect of your life) Toots

rick 15 years, 5 months ago

hi cheryl, i want to tell you, you look great, congrats. i had my surg 8-9-04. start weight 302 and now 163. my wife sent a pic to dr fobi , and to my suprise i am on the cover of the 2006 calendar. i live in arkansas , but they thought ar. was short for arizona. oh well. just thought i would say hi . i have not been on puter in about a year. be sure to send a pic next year and they may make you a callendar girl !!!!! so you go for it. also did you meet willy collins at dr fobi office ? he passed away. he was a good friend. take care Rick.

rick 15 years, 5 months ago

hi cheryl, i want to tell you, you look great, congrats. i had my surg 8-9-04. start weight 302 and now 163. my wife sent a pic to dr fobi , and to my suprise i am on the cover of the 2006 calendar. i live in arkansas , but they thought ar. was short for arizona. oh well. just thought i would say hi . i have not been on puter in about a year. be sure to send a pic next year and they may make you a callendar girl !!!!! so you go for it. also did you meet willy collins at dr fobi office ? he passed away. he was a good friend. take care Rick.

meercat 15 years, 8 months ago

Hi Cheryl, glad to see you made out ok. Welcome to the losers side! Jeri

L2CVAN 15 years, 8 months ago

Hi Cheryl-- boy you got the whole works and appears you sailed right through-- Bless you. Let us know how your progress is and how you're doing. Laura CC (sugery 10/11/05)

L2CVAN 15 years, 8 months ago

Hi Cheryl-- boy you got the whole works and appears you sailed right through-- Bless you. Let us know how your progress is and how you're doing. Laura CC (sugery 10/11/05)

Grace loves cats 15 years, 8 months ago

Hi Cheryl- Good to hear you're home! I hope your recovery goes very well. Take good care now, and have a happy healthy life! :-)

blakemama 15 years, 8 months ago

I'M A LOSER!!!! Has that Beatles song been going around in any one else's head? Hi everyone. I'm ho-ome. It's Monday 10/10, a week out from surgery. Everything went spectactularly. I got to St. Mary's in Long Beach at 5:30 a.m., but two other people had their surgeries first. They started me at 2:00. Dr. Fobi did my surgery himself, with a team of course, but I felt blessed to be in his capable hands. I had an open procedure. Lap surgery wasn't an option for me in the first place because of two previous abdominal surgeries (C-section and appy). Since it was going to be open, I opted to have the tummy tuck at the same time. First of all - THANK GOD I had an open procedure! Dr. Fobi told me and my husband that as soon as he got in there he found a HUGE (I don't think he uses that word lightly) hernia from my C-Section incision. He repaired that. As soon as he described where it was, it struck both Joe and I that I had been having pains there for about 10 years. Figure this one out...I have an 11-year-old son. I did not have a C-section, but had him the "regular way." Labor and delivery of a baby and a hernia! So, I have been carrying that around for a long time. Very glad it's gone. I'm sure the hernia would have had to be operated on sometime in the future, but not now. Joe, Johnny and I lived in the Holiday Inn next door to St. Mary's from Thursday night until this morning. Joe has taken wonderful care of me. I had an appointment at Dr. Fobi's this morning and Carol the PA took my G-tube out. Yay! No more tube. I'm eating purees. I've only had one night of yucky nausea. One of my medicines (Cymbalta) doesn't sit right. I'm going to have to figure that out, but I'm not going to do it tomorrow. I have found that there are certain protein drinks that I can handle. Others, I can't even lift the cup to my lips. The samples were a great idea. I'm not stuck with anything, and if it's icky -- out it goes! Josie, my angel, it was so hard to stay in touch. Joe left you messages. It was very good to talk to you on the phone. Yes, I'm still looking for the license number of the truck that hit me, and the one that followed that one. I'm doing well. I've been sitting up for 10 minutes typing this update. Thanks everyone, for all your wonderful notes. I've got 537 emails to read. Maybe tomorrow. Love, Cheryl

blakemama 15 years, 8 months ago

I'M A LOSER!!!! Has that Beatles song been going around in any one else's head? Hi everyone. I'm ho-ome. It's Monday 10/10, a week out from surgery. Everything went spectactularly. I got to St. Mary's in Long Beach at 5:30 a.m., but two other people had their surgeries first. They started me at 2:00. Dr. Fobi did my surgery himself, with a team of course, but I felt blessed to be in his capable hands. I had an open procedure. Lap surgery wasn't an option for me in the first place because of two previous abdominal surgeries (C-section and appy). Since it was going to be open, I opted to have the tummy tuck at the same time. First of all - THANK GOD I had an open procedure! Dr. Fobi told me and my husband that as soon as he got in there he found a HUGE (I don't think he uses that word lightly) hernia from my C-Section incision. He repaired that. As soon as he described where it was, it struck both Joe and I that I had been having pains there for about 10 years. Figure this one out...I have an 11-year-old son. I did not have a C-section, but had him the "regular way." Labor and delivery of a baby and a hernia! So, I have been carrying that around for a long time. Very glad it's gone. I'm sure the hernia would have had to be operated on sometime in the future, but not now. Joe, Johnny and I lived in the Holiday Inn next door to St. Mary's from Thursday night until this morning. Joe has taken wonderful care of me. I had an appointment at Dr. Fobi's this morning and Carol the PA took my G-tube out. Yay! No more tube. I'm eating purees. I've only had one night of yucky nausea. One of my medicines (Cymbalta) doesn't sit right. I'm going to have to figure that out, but I'm not going to do it tomorrow. I have found that there are certain protein drinks that I can handle. Others, I can't even lift the cup to my lips. The samples were a great idea. I'm not stuck with anything, and if it's icky -- out it goes! Josie, my angel, it was so hard to stay in touch. Joe left you messages. It was very good to talk to you on the phone. Yes, I'm still looking for the license number of the truck that hit me, and the one that followed that one. I'm doing well. I've been sitting up for 10 minutes typing this update. Thanks everyone, for all your wonderful notes. I've got 537 emails to read. Maybe tomorrow. Love, Cheryl
About Me
Eureka, CA
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Surgery
10/03/2005
Surgery Date
Jul 25, 2005
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Before & After
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3 Weeks before Surgery 9/10/05
240lbs
September 4, 2006 - 11 months and 1 day - 110 pounds, 10 lb below goal
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