Dorathea accomplished a goal 12 years, 1 month ago
Lose 20 pounds

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 1 month ago
Down another 9.5 pounds! - Had my 1 month appointment today.  I was down another 9.5 pounds for a total of 23 pounds lost since surgery.  Time to go off and update my ticker.  WOOT WOOT!!

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 1 month ago
Official 1 month WI today!! - I'm super excited to see what the scale says today.  If my clothes are any indication, then the scale will be kind to me today.  Guess, I'd better get off here and start getting re...

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 1 month ago
Acne! - I know my hormones are all wacky because I'm losing fat, but acne!  I haven't been this pimply in years!  OY!  Just one more hurdle to jump thru I guess.  Oh well!

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 1 month ago
Sleep Apnea - I had a sleep study done last night because my oxygen levels dropped while I was in the hospital recovering from my RNY.  I know, its kinda weird that I had a sleep study done afte...

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 2 months ago
Weird cravings! - Any other recent post-ops having weird cravings?  I know it is head hunger, but I am finding the weirdest things tempting or they look interesting.  I keep thinking to myself when ...

Dorathea lost 7 lbs since Jul 17 12 years, 2 months ago

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 2 months ago
Non-official weigh-in - I had my first visit with my PCP after surgery today.  Let her know about my oxygen levels dropping in the hospital when I was sleeping.  Sleep study here I come.  Oh well!  Anyway...

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 2 months ago
I understand the reason for the diet stages, but.. - days like today when the rest of the family is eating a fabulous Easter dinner, I'm feeling a little bummed out.  I really would love to be eating solid foods, but I also understan...

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 2 months ago
Tomato soup has never tasted better - Finally got permission to move up to the next level of my diet.  Lost 13.5 pounds, too but, I think I was more excited about being allowed to progress.  LOL!  I'm just ready for so...

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 2 months ago
Some habits die hard - Tomorrow is my first week appointment and I am excited about the weigh in.  The only thing that makes me mad is that my appointment is at 4:15pm.  I so hate weighing in in the afte...

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 2 months ago
My hair may be doing the opposite?? - I know it's early and that I am only 6 days post-op, but I feel like my hair is growing like crazy.  I started out with a pixie cut anyway, but now I am starting to feel like a sha...

Dorathea added a goal 12 years, 2 months ago
Be under 200lbs

Dorathea added a goal 12 years, 2 months ago
Lose 50 pounds

Dorathea added a goal 12 years, 2 months ago
Lose 20 pounds

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 2 months ago
Me a poster child for surgery - I'm finally home.  Wednesday is a complete blur.  Yesterday was much better and today has been pretty darn good.  I won't lie.  I am sore and the only really bad pain was when they...

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 2 months ago
36 hours until the big moment! - OMG!  36 hours until my scheduled start time.  I'm feeling pretty good.  Nervous, excited.  Everything that I should be feeling at this point.  Get to start the clear liquid diet t...

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 2 months ago
Where's the hyperventilating emoticon?? - So, I have 7 days until surgery.  This morning I found out that I am the first case next Wednesday.  I think that it finally has really hit me that I am going to get this done next...

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 3 months ago
9 days and counting - 9 days until the big day.  This high protein diet may be the end of me.  I know the importance of eating protein, but I would really love to eat something right now that is only ca...

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 3 months ago
Surgery date!! - Got my surgery date today.  I will be getting my revision to an RNY on March 28.  Two days after my original surgiversary.  So excited and nervous.  Start my 2 week liquid diet tom...

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 3 months ago
Pincushion! - I'm so sick of being a pin cushion.  After the last 2 days of pre-op testing, I am totally over nurses and needles.  2 IV's and it took 5 tries to get them started.  I know when I'...

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 3 months ago
EGD went well - Had my EGD today.  The acutual procedure went well.  The only problem was getting the IV started.  Took them 3 times!    I got soooo nauseous the first 2 times they tried.  OY!  Fe...

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 3 months ago
Starting to get really nervous and excited - OMG!  This week begins the pre-op testing.  Wednesday I have my EGD and Thursday I have my echocardiogram, stress test, chest x-ray and labs.  Then next week I have my surgeon's co...

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 3 months ago
Finally got the surgery ball rolling! - Finally, got some of my pre-op testing scheduled and got the final surgeon's consult scheduled today.    EGD is next Wednesday.  The stress test, chest x-ray and labs are next Thur...

Dorathea posted a discussion topic 12 years, 4 months ago
Overnight bag...what to pack? - When I got my band I got to go home the same day.  I know with the revision that I will be staying a couple of nights in the hospital.  Might acutally be a little relaxing to be aw...
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Lexington, KY
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Surgery
03/28/2012
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Jul 05, 2008
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