6 Months!!

May 28, 2008

6 months already!!  Wow!  I can't believe its been that long.  It feels like only yesterday that I was having surgery.  I think I've done pretty well.  The labs are decent, the doctor is pleased.  I guess that makes me happy as well.  I need to add in more exercise.  I'm hoping now that the weather is finally warming up that I will get out more.  Its hard between work, family, etc.  I think I'm going to start taking my lunch hour and at least go out for a walk.  I figure that its a start.  I had been walking with my daughter but she has an infection in her foot and needs to stay off of it for a few more days.  I'll start dragging her out again this weekend.

So I'm down 119 pounds total, 111 pounds since surgery.  I don't remember when I've ever lost that much before.  I can move better.  I walked in the Memorial Day Parade with my GS troop for the first time.  I never could have done that a year ago.  I'm proud of myself but still have a long way to go.  Hopefully, I will be close to goal by the end of the year.  Dr. thinks I can do it by my 12 month date.  I'll keep trying and stick to the rules.  But it does get harder the further out you are.  My best advice for anyone is to not have the stuff in the house.  When I go to the cafeteria for lunch I either head straight to the salad bar or the dairy case for a yogurt.  Stay away from all the crap and its easier.  I look at what people are able to eat and just shake my head that I used to eat that much.  Its frightening!

I'm glad I had this surgery!  I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

Its been awhile since my last posting!

Mar 14, 2008

Its been about 3 1/2 months now.  I'm 82 pounds down as of this morning.  Yeah!!!  I still don't eat a varied diet but that's okay.  I am experimenting a bit more but still play it on the safe side.
Chinese food doesn't settle well so that's off the list for now.  Steak never stays down but I can eat the meatballs that my husband makes so that makes me very happy!!    I'm down at least two sizes.  
People are beginning to notice (I'm a very big girl to begin with).  Some are positive and of course some are negative.  Its been harder then I thought it would have be but I wouldn't trade the journey for anything.

And on a positive note, my journey has been physically comfortable.  I've only puked on chinese food and steak and have only been queasy once.  Of course the queasiness was today.  I was eating my lunch of refried beans with cheese and salsa and someone at the office brought in two large pizzas.  Between the smell and the taste, it just made my stomach flip.  No biggie.  
So life is good and the journey continues.
- Allison

I'm home and sipping!

Dec 02, 2007

I arrived home the day following surgery.  Things went well.  The doctor said I did remarkably well in surgery.  I'm still trying to figure that out since all I did was lay there.  At least I did it well!  :-)
I'm trying to drink but I keep forgetting.  At first I was on it like clockwork.  Now I barely look at the clock and just sip.  I know I have to get better and drink more.  I'm trying.  I think I will be better tomorrow when I can add milk and some sf carnation instant breakfast to it.  I also get yogurt.  Yumm!!!  I can't wait.  The sf jello and chicken broth is blechy now.  I can't stand to even look at it.  

I'm feeling pretty good.  I try to keep the pain pills to a minimum.  Needed one at bed time last night and one in the middle of the afternoon.  Otherwise I'm doing pretty well.  

I don't own a scale so I have no idea if I've lost any weight.  I imagine that I have but figure I'm still full from all the IV fluids.  I'll find out on Friday.  Can't wait!!!

It's getting closer!!

Nov 18, 2007

Okay, I'm down to less then two weeks to go.  I have one more test left to do and then my pre-admission testing.  The pulmonologist is making me do another sleep study - blech!!  He said I have mild sleep apnea and he would feel better if I did a study with the cpap machine.  I could barely sleep when I was there without a machine on my face.  I have no idea how I am supposed to sleep with a mask on.  
I'm getting excited, anxious, etc.  I'm trying to get everything done prior to surgery.  So I am rushing to do Christmas shopping, cleaning the house, tying up lose ends at work and for all my volunteer activites, etc.  So life has been at warp speed lately.  Things will slow down the minute I have surgery.  Most people will give me at least a week to recover before everything starts ramping up again.  Oh well, I wouldn't have it any other way. 

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6 Months!!
Its been awhile since my last posting!
I'm home and sipping!
It's getting closer!!