My surgeon is leaving....
Apr 22, 2016
My surgeon is leaving his practice next week. He is moving to Missouri and I am crushed. Dr. Cunninham is the only surgeon that ever actually listened to me and diagnosed my problem and corrected it. I don't know what I am going to do, they are talking about bringing in a Nurse Practioner to see his patients.
I have never has this kind of attachment to a doctor before and I don't know what to do. Should I try and find another doctor that deals with bariatric patients or just continue to see my general practioner when I need blood tests done, etc.?
Learning all over
Feb 13, 2016
You would think that I would learn, today I had a few bites of a ribeye, a bite of baked beans, and potatoes with cheese. I did ok and thought I could handle garlic bread. The answer is no, it stuck in my chest and caused dumping like I have never had before.
1 month check up
Jan 28, 2016
I had my 1 month post op check up yesterday. Doctor said I was healing just fine all the surgery openings have healed and I can resume my normal activities. I have lost 28 pounds since surgery and I can now move onto regular foods. He said to try and only add one new food per two days and see how my stomach handles it.
I am having a little trouble getting in all my water so I have to work on that before the weather starts heating up here in the south. I sure don't want to spend any time in the ER on an IV for being dehydrated. I don't have to see my doctor until April unless I have any problems, yay.
Jan 06, 2016
I went in for my first check up today. Doctor said I was healing fine, he took out the drain, and I moved up to pureed stage. I also lost 14 1/2 pounds, wow, I am blown away.
5 day update
Jan 03, 2016
Well I am feeling somewhat better. I just don't like this drain that they left in me, just seems unsanitary. But I am taking care of it. I see my doctor on Wednesday and hopefully he will take it out and super glue it shut like all the rest of my incisions. It is amazing that I am now held together with staples and Krazy glue, lol.
I'm still on clear liquids and that part sucks because I really want something like a scrambled egg and cheese. Hopefully he will move me to the mushy stage when I see him on Wednesday. Well that's all for now will update after I see the doctor.
Jan 01, 2016
all I feel like doing is sipping and sleeping. I have never had so much pain, please tell me it will go away. They released me at 1 today and I took a pain pill and slept for 2 hours.
Oct 22, 2015
I haven't posted since last year and I am ashamed to come back and say that I have regained 45 pounds. I am having a lot of stomach issues with ulcers and acid reflux, I had an endoscope done and my doctor found multiple ulcers and suggests that I have a revision surgery to an RNY. I am afraid that if I have the revision I will just fail at that too. I really thought I could get a handle on my eating but it never seems to be enough. I can't seem to stop the constant grazing and I have eaten to the point of throwing up, but none of that seems to phase me.
I met someone last year and he actually loves me for who I am and not how I look, (the extra stomach hanging, and extra weight). I want to be able to enjoy the rest of my life with him no matter the length of time we have left together. I knew if I came back here I would have to be accountable but I also knew my friends would understand what I am going through. In essence I need a swift kick in the butt.
Oct 06, 2014
Been a while since I posted anything here. I haven't been true to my eating plan I take a bite here and a bite there and after a while the pounds creep back on. I wont make any excuses because there are none. I enjoy chocolate and if I had it to do all over again I would never have take that first bite after surgery when I did. I have always struggled with chocolate and I guess that it will always be a vice I have to contend with. While some of my friends say their taste buds have changed and now cannot stand the taste of chocolate that isn't me.
I knew going into this surgery and new life that it would not solve all of my problems but I was hoping it would take that one craving away. I am trying to detox my body but the head is not listening, I can be grocery shopping and I avoid the snack aisle and before I check out that voice inside says, "you have been so good you can have just one piece of chocolate it wont hurt just this one time." I really wish they would have taken that little voice out when they did the rest of the surgery.
Oh well life goes on.
Nov 17, 2013
I knew this would happen but I was hoping it would not have been until I reached goal. I seem to go up a pound or two and then down a pound or two. Maybe my body is telling me that this is where you are supposed to be and that it is done losing weight, I don't know anymore. But at 19 months out maybe I should be happy where I am. I do know that I would not change anything about the surgery it is what I needed and wanted to have. I think I am just going to stop focusing on the scale and just continue to eat on plan.