Oct 03, 2008
Sorry it has been a while since I've last posted but I have been busy with school and work and everything. I have been doing good though I am 4 months out and am down 61 lbs as of this morning. I am so excited I went from a 22 to a 16 and they are kind of big on me too. I really love my tool. I am going in to have my gallbladder removed this Monday being as though I have been in the ER twice in a month for abdominal pain. But other than that everything has been good. I work out 3x a week but think I may change from Curves don't feel I am getting the workout I need.
Jun 25, 2008
SORRY ITS BEEN A WHILE SINCE I LAST POSTED. I HAVE BEEN DOING OKAY POST OP ALL OF MY INCISIONS ARE HEALING VERY WELL EXCEPT FOR THE ONE WHERE THE DRAIN IS AT. I AM DOWN 31 LBS AND ALMOST 2 PANTS SIZES. I STARTED OUT WEARING A 22 NOW IM IN 18/20 I AM SO EXCITED. I'VE JUST STARTED WALKING AND WALKED 2 MILES YESTERDAY. I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO START GOING TO THE GYM YET BEING AS THOUGH I AM ON MEDICAL LEAVE AND CAN'T USE MY CORPORATE DISCOUNT UNTIL I GO BACK ON JULY 7TH. BUT ALL IN ALL EVERYTHING IS GOING OK I WILL TRY AND POST SOME PICS SOON. OH AND I HAVEN'T FOUND A PROTEIN DRINK THAT I LIKE SO FAR SO I WILL BE TRYING UNJURY NEXT WEEK.
I MADE IT
May 27, 2008
WELL I'M OFFICIALLY 5 DAYS POST-OP AND HAVE LOST 13 LBS. THE FIRST FEW DAYS AFTERWARDS HAVE BEEN THE HARDEST. I AM STRUGGLING WITH GETTING THE PROTEIN DOWN TO THIS DAY AND AM WORKING ON THAT. I AM OFF MY PAIN MEDICATION AND AM STILL ADJUSTING TO SELF INJECTING MYSELF WITH LOVENOX. BUT OTHER THAN THAT I AM GOOD. I GO TO MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH THE DR. ON 6/3/08 TO SEE HOW MUCH WEIGHT I HAVE OFFICIALLY LOST AND HOPEFULLY I CAN START GETTING THIS PROTEIN DOWN BEFORE THEN. I CAN'T WAIT TO START EXERCISING.
14 HOURS LEFT
May 21, 2008
I AM SO GLAD THE DAY FOR ME TO JOIN THE LOSERS BENCH HAS FINALLY COME. JUST TO THINK BY THIS TIME TOMORROW I WILL HAVE OFFICIALLY JOINED THE BENCH. I AM SO EXCITED. EVERYONE KEEPS ASKING ME IF I AM NERVOUS BUT COME TO THINK OF IT RIGHT NOW I'M MORE EXCITED THEN NERVOUS. WELL I HAVE TO GO MAKE SURE I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED WILL UPDATE AFTER SURGERY IS COMPLETE. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS KEPT ME IN THEIR PRAYERS.
17 DAYS LEFT..........................
May 05, 2008
WELL TODAY I WENT FOR WHAT I THOUGHT WAS ALL OF MY PRE-ADMISSION TESTING BLOOD WORK, EKG, CHEST X-RAY AND WAS TOLD THAT I WOULD HAVE TO GO BACK IN TWO WEEKS TO GET ANOTHER BLOOD TEST DONE. BEING AS THOUGH THE HOSPITAL SCHEDULED MY PAT'S 17 DAYS BEFORE MY SURGERY I HAVE TO GO BACK ON 5/19/08 TO GET BY TYPE AND SCREEN DONE. I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH GOING BACK BUT THE ONLY THING IS THAT EVERYTIME SOMETHING CHANGES I HAVE TO CHANGE MY TIME FOR WORK. THANK GOD THAT MY MANAGER IS UNDERSTANDING OF THE THINGS THAT COME UP. BUT THAT WAS THE LAST THING I HAVE TO DO I HOPE BESIDES GO TO THE PULMONARY DR. ONE MORE TIME ON 5/15/08 TO SEE HOW I AM DOING WITH MY CPAP MACHINE. JUST THINK IN A LITTLE OVER OVER TWO WEEKS I WILL BE ON THE LOSERS SIDE. YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
21 DAYS AND COUNTING UNTIL I AM ON THE LOSERS SIDE
May 01, 2008
WELL I STARTED A HIGH PROTEIN DIET ON SUNDAY KIND OF LIKE THE LIQUID DIET WHERE I HAVE A CARNATION INSTANT BREASKFAST FOR BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AND THEN A SALAD FOR DINNER. I HAVE BEEN DOING REAL GOOD WITH THAT TOO. IT TOOK ME A DAY OR TWO TO GET USE TO THE CIB BUT NOW I'M ACTUALLY DOING GOOD. IT WASN'T REQUIRED BY MY SURGEON BUT I DECIDED TO DO IT ANYWAY. BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW I AM JUST COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS UNTIL THE DAY. I AM GETTING VERY ANXIOUS AND CAN'T WAIT. THE ONLY THING I HAVE TO START DOING IS EXERCISING SO THAT AFTER THE SURGERY I WILL ALREADY BE IN A ROUTINE.
Apr 22, 2008
IT'S BEEN A LITTLE WHILE SINCE I LAST POSTED. WELL I GOT WORD TODAY THAT EVERYTHING IS A GO FOR MY SURGERY. WHEN THEY CALLED ME I WAS ALL EXCITED AND EVERYTHING AND THEN GOT A LITTLE MORE NEWS THAN I EXPECTED THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO MOVE MY SURGERY UP 2 WEEKS THEN IT ALL SUNK IN AND I GOT NERVOUS. I TOLD HER I WOULD TAKE IT BUT I HAD TO CHECK WITH MY JOB FIRST. SO THE WHOLE TIME I SAT HERE ALL NERVOUS AND EVERYTHING AND THINKING ABOUT IT I DECIDED THAT I WOULD KEEP MY DATE OF 5/22/08. SO NOW I AM COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS AND AM STARTING A LOW-FAT DIET AND THEN ON TO MY 2 WEEK LIQUID DIET.
I HAVE OFFICIALLY BEEN APPROVED
Apr 02, 2008
I WAS BEING NOSEY TODAY AND EMAILED ONE OF THE CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS THAT I WORK WITH FOR MY INSURANCE JUST TO SEE IF THEY ACTUALLY APPROVED MY SURGERY YET AND WAS TOLD THAT I WAS APPROVED TODAY I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL OF THE HARD WORK AND EFFORT I PUT INTO THIS. I AM SO EXCITED NOW THAT COUNT DOWN TO MAY 22ND BEGINS.
I GOT A NEW DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 26, 2008
I WENT TO MY APPOINTMENT WITH MY PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR AND WAS TOLD THAT THE ISSUE THAT THE PULMONOLOGIST WAS HAVING WITH MY BLOOD PRESSURE WAS WRONG. GOOD NEWS.............. THEN I GO TO THE PULMOLOGIST TO GET THE RESULTS OF MY SECOND SLEEP STUDY AND WAS TOLD THAT AFTER A MONTH ON THE CPAP MACHINE AND THE RESULTS FROM MY PFT'S I WOULD BE CLEARED. THE RESULTS COME BACK NORMAL. SO I WAS CLEARED FOR SURGERY BUT IT CAN'T HAPPEN UNTIL AFTER MAY 15TH. SO I GET A CALL FROM THE SURGEONS OFFICE THIS MORNING WITH MY NEW DATE MAY 22ND. I AM SO EXCITED.
A LITTLE GOOD NEWS...... I'M APRROVED
Mar 10, 2008
I guess it's a good thing that I work right across from the nurse that is covering my case for my surgery. She let me know that my surgery will be approved as soon as she receives the results from my first sleep study. So I am very happy. She says that because I only have a mild case of sleep apnea that she would be able to APPROVE me for the surgery. So I get on the phone and call the doctor to have my results faxed over ASAP and they said that they will do it. I'm not so down anymore. Now when I go to my surgeon's office on Wednesday I will get my new date.