Erika, thank you for your words of encouragement.
I sometimes think I may have made a mistake doing this, but had I been successful at loosing weight in the last 10 years, I would not have had to have surgery.
My daughter's name is Erika (with a k)
Well darling Erika it has been a week since your surgery and I am so happy for you! I truly pray that everything is going as smoothly as possible for you right now. I can't wait to see you around again, you are truly missed! Speedy recovery sweetie you've done it, and I'm sooo proud of you!!!
Love and a whole lotta prayers, Your friend Johanna
Hi Erika! Congrats on having your surgery! Let the weight loss begin!! I bet you feel relieved now. It's over and now you are on the other side and can join the ranks of the losers. Welcome, my friend!!! Happy RE-Birthday to you! From this day forward you life will change forever. Just try to take it easy and remember to sip, walk, deep breathe and cough. Take those pain pills and splint the tummy! These first few days are rough, but I assure you they get better with each passing day. Some days those emotions will resurface and try to get the best of you, but just remember what you’ve been through to get this far! I’m sure you’ll be proud of what you’ve accomplished!! You know you can always come here and get a dose of confidence and good will! We will still be here to support you and cheer you on as the pounds come off! I just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you today and that you are in my thoughts and prayers for an uncomplicated, swift recovery. You are an official loser!! Wishing you much success in your weight-loss journey. Today you burst out of that cocoon and become a beautiful butterfly! Tomorrow you’ll spread those wings and embark on a wonderful journey! Soft hugs to you today. God bless, DI from NJ - Lap RNY, 12/09/03 ~In Loving Memory of Momma Angel~
Erika is out of surgery and doing great so far! It took 3.5 hours! She was just waking up when I called her mother. She will start walking this evening. I will be seeing her tomorrow and will post again when I return! Please continue to pray for her and her family as she is recovering!
Your probably on your way to Ft. Lauderdale right now! I am so excited for you, you have been on my mind all day! I can't wait to see you on the 15th! Your such a strong woman and a true ANGEL!!!!! You, your mother, and Dr. Cox will be in my prayers!!!!!
~LOVE AND PRAYERS~
MICHELLE (YOUR ANGEL)