New Pics Up
Jul 18, 2007
Here we go...
May 17, 2007
I'm finally able to eat whatever I want without getting sick..and I gained 2 lbs! ACK! Time to buckle down. I've been having horrible chocolate cravings and I never really even liked sweets before! I found out I don't "dump" on sugars, just get a little sleepy. I gotta tell myself that does NOT mean I can eat them!
Now, I will get out of this computer chair and get outside and do some serious WALKING!
3 Month PostOp visit
May 14, 2007
I weighed 234.8! Down from 297 at my first visit with him and a high of 306. Today was a good day! I even took the needle for my bloodwork like a big girl for once too! My Nutritionist said I'm on the right track, just drink more water of course. I will be going back sometime in August for my 6 month post op check and then only annually after that.
I'm feeling great and took my daughter to the mall this weekend, which has always been torture for me, well, I walked it..twice..without getting tired or having any pain!
I hope my labs come back okay. I don't want to have to take any more supplements, those huge calcium pills and multivitamins are quite enough thank you.
Apr 13, 2007
2 Months Out
Apr 08, 2007
1 Month follow up visit
Mar 15, 2007
My surgeon said I'm doing great, and he released me for work and firefighting with no restrictions. YIPEE! I can go back to feeling normal and DOING something!
My Nutritionist said I was doing good also, just need to work on the protein and water intake of course. She told me my eating should get easier from now. I miss meat so bad!
Bad news was I found out my scale is like 8 lbs lighter than theirs so I havent lost 46lbs, only about 38, but thats allright, I'm down from a 24 pants and I'm wearing size 20 right now and I'm perfectly happy with that for now.
One month out today
Mar 07, 2007
Allready I feel so much better! My knees and back have stopped hurting and I just feel happy in general.
I went out and bought myself a pair of opal earrings with the money I surely would have eaten in the past couple of weeks.
I had search and rescue training with my fire dept. last night, I thought I would be okay to crawl around in the dark with a 40lb airpack on my back..boy was I wrong. I'm really hurting on my side right now. I guess that was pretty stupid of me. I just miss doing that stuff so bad that I had to go! My chief was really understanding and let me sit out for the last go round. I felt so worthless and weak.
Anywho..my one month pic is posted at the bottom here. Its been SO worth it allready!
2 Weeks Out
Feb 21, 2007
Eating has become such a chore. I just want to chew on something substantial. I'm sick of pureed and soupy. I cheated and tried to eat a bite of baked chicken and broccoli last night. Bad idea! As soon as I swallowed it I started getting these horrible cramps in my back that would just take my breath away they hurt so bad. I really chewed this stuff too! well, after a minute or two it decided to come back up, so I had a glass of skim milk for dinner while my family ate chicken and dressing and broccoli with cheese (that I cooked!)
On a positive note, I haven't had any cravings for soda! I was a Mt.Dew junkie too! Water and sugar free kool-aid is working great for me.
Still having pain in my left side, its much less now though, and I can deal with it. Still gotta have some tylenol every once in a while though.
Note to Self
Feb 15, 2007
20lbs gone forever.
Today is a good day!