6 month checkup with Surgeon
Aug 26, 2009
Yesterday I had my checkup with Dr boorse and weighed in at 179.5. Very happy with my weight loss so far. Said I was to come back in 6 months for another checkup if I have no problems.
vacation july 4th holiday
Jul 05, 2009
Just returned from vacation for a week and was so glad I did not gain. I had so many things that was not the best for me. I am now down from 298 to 187 for a total of 111 lbs lost altogether. I am so happy that I have taken this journey even though it is now coming off very slow. I have not been able to do as much exercise as I should but I can do some. Bought a bike last month and have been riding that along with walking. I can now do so much more than before. I planted flowers and weeded garden. When camping now I can walk instead of riding to my friends campsites. So far I LOVE THIS LIFE!!!!!
3 month visit with Dr Boorse
Feb 26, 2009
Saw the dr Tuesday the 24th and he said I am doing fine. I weighed in at 211.5 for a total loss now of 75 lbs . I do not go back until Aug. 25th for my 6 month checkup.
Feb 02, 2009
Hi everyone, sorry I have not been keeping up with this info. I have started a new job which keeps me very busy. Our bank is now open 7 days a week and we are to work 1 weekend a month. I can't stand working on the weekends. I have had some good wow moments. I can now cross my legs properly and my coat which did not fit before is now way to big. I have alot more energy and have been trying to exercise more. Now I have tendonitis of my foot and have to wear an aircast for the next 4 weeks. I guess because I am not use to being on my feet all day long at work. I am loosing slowly because I cannot exercise properly. I have now lost a total of 67 lbs so far. I have no problems with eating. Just have had food stuck a couple of times and got the foamies once.
2 months postings
Dec 16, 2008
Hi I am posting today 12/16 about 8 days past my 2 months surgery date. I have lost a total of 54 lbs now and am feeling great. I can eat almost everything I have tried so far. Only had one time where I had food stuck. I was not paying attention and hurrying to get done eating so I could get the choir practice. I was also talking on the phone with my daughter so I did not chew, chew, chew, as I should have. Sometimes we learn a lesson the hard way. I have lost a total of 31 lbs since surgery. I now have a lap again, and can also put my leg up onto the other leg without me helping by picking it up with my hands. Big WOW MOMENT. I have also gotten rid of about 8 bags of clothes that are to big. I was wearing 4x and 3x, now I can wear 2x size 24/26.
one month from surgery
Nov 10, 2008
Today is one month since my surgery and I have lost 38 lbs total. I have lost 14 since the actual surgery. I can now eat pureed foods and I have been successful with all that I have tried so far. Hope I don't have problems down the road. I have not been doing much exercise as of yet. I feel good with no problems. The only thing is constipation and I am drinking watered down prune juice and taking stool softeners each day. I had to stop the Iron because I could not go to the bathroom. I will start to take it again maybe only every other day or so. I see the surgeon for my 1 month checkup on 11/18.
my first Dr visit
Oct 24, 2008
Today I had my first checkup with Dr Boorse. I have lost all that I gained plus an additional 3 pounds. He looked at my incisions and said all was doing good. Told me I could start the puree phase of foods. I have been doing great so far.I don,t see him again until Nov. 18th my 1 month appt.
one more day
Oct 07, 2008
My stress test was not good and I then had to go for a heart cath. on Oct. 1st. Nothing showed up on the cath, so all was cleared for surgery. I have done all preop procedures and my surgery is tomorrow morning. I am excited and scared all at the same time.
Sep 22, 2008
Well I am almost there. I have my surgery Oct 8th. I start my preop diet (Atkins) on Wed. Sept. 24. I also have a echocardiogram and stress test this day. I had an ekg last Wed. the 17th. Been having stomach problems and cannot eat anything except bland foods or I have pain and vomiting. Went to ER on Thur. 18th for IV fluids and meds for vomiting and pain. Now have to take Protonex every morning before I eat for the next 2 weeks. I have lost another 3-4 lbs because I can't eat much.
Jul 22, 2008
I had my appt. with my surgeon yesterday and he is very nice. I need to see the cardiologist 2 wks prior to surgery and have my pre-op tests done 1 week prior to surgery. I have a tentative surgery date for Oct. 8th. Hopefully my ins. co. will approve me by then!! Getting very excited!