Hi: My name is Evelyn.
Im 45 years old. 292 pounds. I have 4 children 3 boys and 1 girl there the love of my life. Been married 27 years, long 27 years. I've been overweight all my life. I have gone on a diet I dont know how many times. Lose 25lb then gained 50. Well you all know what I mean. Worse day of my life was when I went to a store with a friend wish is 5years younger than I was they taught she was my daughter I felt so bad I will never forget that day. I hated to take pictures I was always the one in back of the camera. I decided to have the surgery last year.. Did some research on it, and on doctors and decided on the Cori Center. Called for and appoinment, went to one of there seminars with my daughter they gave us all the information. My husband and some of my friends were againts it, but I still went for it. I have medicaid with Wellcare one of them HMO's which the Cori Center and my doctor was no affiliated to it. So I ask one of the girls from the Cori center which one, they accepted and I transfer to it. It was Hip medicaid and they accepted it. My surgery was for the 28 of July,then was change to and earlier day and it is July19 2005. I wanted to have it on St Vincent Hosp. In Manhattan, but it was send to another hospital which is Victory Memorial in Brooklyn NY. All I pray is for the best.
On 7/19/05, I had my surgery I had the Sapala-Wood micropouch surgery. The Hospital Staff was great. Treated me with kindness. Ty staff of Victory Memorial Hosp in Brooklyn, NY. As of today 9/1/05 I lost 40 pounds, well so says the scale. Im happy for the weight I lost but having other problems. Im still on a liquid diet because when I try any puree food I throw up. I told my doctor he said it will take time. And everyone tells me that it takes time too. Two weeks after the surgery I became sick, fever, chills and pain I felt very Ill . Didnt eat for 2 days called the dietitian, she told me go to the nearest Hospital. Well I went they kept me in the hospital, it seems my lymph nodes were Inflamated and I had 3 of them a size of a golfball. I didnt know what that was, Im still afraid of what they told me it would happen if I didnt take care of them. Dr. Shuhknecht and Dr. Sapala both told me it could be because of the surgery that it happen. But there not sure. Im praying to God that when I get my other CT scan they not there anymore. If they are and they are cancerus wish I hope to God there not Im gonna need treatment. My son whos been with me and supported me thru all this is really mad now beacause of this. Im so worry about it. Between the not eating and this Im so frustrated. And sometimes I wish I didnt had this surgery. But deep down inside I know I needed to, I was near 300 pounds, and my bones were beggin for help. All I ask is for prayers now, and anyone who had the surgery can tell how long this will last. And what can I do. Well for now im off, till the next time.
Hi again: Today is my 3 month anniversary and so far I lost 70 pounds. I feel great. Im still having some problems eating but all is good ... I wanted to become vegetarian is the best for me. Will see .. Dont worry Mary or Dr.S everything will be fine. Ty again to all those who have send me emails of congratulations. I wish u all the best too. And ladies let us show our new beautiful bodies next year. The best to all.
Hi: Everyone Well today I got on my scale and it says 202 pounds.. Im very happy, all I need is 52 pounds more to reach my goal. Im eating better. Not vomiting as before. Im losing hair, but I heard thats is normal when you have the surgery. I just cant wait to lose the rest of the weight and move on to reconstruct my body ..I suffer from varicose veins so my legs are not pretty.. But thats another step I have to follow. I have Hip medicaid so is getting hard for me to find a Doctor. that would do my plastic surgery not because of the Hip but is the medicaid part they dont accept.. Will see what happens, but im doing my research now because by the summer when I reach my goal I want to have the surgery done. Well till next time I wish everyone of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2006 with many blessings and the best of health to you and your families.. Love & Peace to all..
Hi Everyone: Hope your holidays were happy and in peace. I had a very nice one, my sister was with me for the holiday . The last time we were together for christmas was when we were little. So I thank God for that. Yes I know u waiting for and update... As of today January 16, 2006, im officially 190lb...yeppeeeeeeeee ty God..... 100 lb off.... 45lb to reach my goal. And I tell you is been hard, but is worth it. I look at myself in the mirror and I still cant believe it. What I have accomplished in 6 month. Anyone that is thinking of doing this surgery please think about whats ahead,think about your furture and think about how many more years your giving yourselfs on earth, without being sick no aches and pains, illness from being overweight. Well im off again till next time, but before I sign off I want to thank the obesityhelp line for sending me Carole Swanson to do this beautiful work on my profile... Ty Carole so much God bless you and your loves ones always.. God Bless you all.. tc..
Hellooooo Everyone .. is been a while since I last updated. Im now 180 pounds.. 112 off. Im very happy I feel so sexy, people have complements for me all the time now. Some of the people I've known for years, that have not seen me since the surgery are stund when they see me now. I see the differents now, your treated one way when your big and another when u lose the weight. I like the attention I sure do...(wink) I wear a size 13/14 on jeans and large on blouses or Tshirts. Im wearing my daughters clothes now. Buy lots of clothes I cant stop shopping... I dye my hair light red and it looks very nice. I will post some pictures soon. Health wise Im doing ok. I still have the lymphs nodes problems, they did the CT scan and they were still there as big as ever. And there on my neck and other places. I need a Biopsy but I lost my medical insurance. I reapply again will see what happens .. Im getting medical bills from all ends. With no money to be able to pay them but if my insurance kicks back they have to pay for them. God only knows now. I need 30 more pounds for my goal. Some people tell me is too much if I reach the 150, but I feel comfortable with that weight in case I gain a couple of pounds I wont feel so bad. Im eating much better now... U can say I can eat everything. Im planning to do the plastic surgery maybe for the summer, I dont know yet. Im doing my breast first I want a lift, but will see what the doctor will say have not found a plastic surgeon yet, looking at some on the obesity web information line. If any of you ladies would emails me with some pointers on how to lose the last 30lb. Please do so. Well this is all for now.. You all take care of yourselfs God Bless and be well. Adios..till next time xoxoxoxo
Hi: Well as of today im 180 pounds still, is taking forever to get this pounds off.. I need 35 lb for my goal even though I kind of change my goal to 145 now which will make me normal as they say for my height, I'm 5'5. So is not 25lb it will be 35lb... akkkkk.. God help me please. I hope all you ladies had a wonderful Mom's Day, I sure did my kids were so special to me this year. In another news well Im separated after 28 years of marrige. What can I say? It happens. I miss him cuz he was my partner for all this years but on the other it was ment to happen sooner or later, When u fall out of love is hard to get back into it. I feel sad for my kids they miss there dad. But I told them he will always be your dad. Now I need to get my life back together. I still have no medical insurance I was rejected 2 times because of my income. I dont know what to do anymore. I have not have my biopsy yet.. God only knows whats gonna happen to me for now on. I have lots of faith in him so I will leave it all to him. Well here we go again , you all take care of urself and God bless... Till next time xoxxox to all
Well is a day late but yesterday was my 1 year anniversary on the losing side.... It was all worth it. From 292lb on 7/19/05 to 180lb as of today well I know I accomplished alot..I thank my lord Jesus Christ for giving me the strenghts to get where I'am, it has not been easy but I lose a whole person in me. To all the people who are not sure if they want to do this surgery please dont be scared as long as you have a great surgeon like I did. You wont regret it, and a year from now you will be saying my exact words. I still have 35 pounds to go but as long as I dont gain, all is well. Maybe my body was ment for 180... who knows but Im going to try my very best to reach my goal.. If anyone has any suggestion on any routine of a diet please let me know I will thank you from the bottom of my heart. God Bless all of you and tc...
NOT GOOD NEWS BUT WHAT CAN I SAY, ON 6/07, I WAS DIAGNOSE WITH FOLLICULAR LYMPHOMA. IS VERY HARD FOR ME TO UNDERSTAND THIS BUT I HAVE TO KEEP GOING WITH MY LIFE.
MY DOCTOR DID ALL TYPES OF TESTS AND HE TOLD THAT, I WONT NEED ANY CHEMO THERAPY AS OF YET. AND I HOPE NEVER. WELL.. I HOPE EVERYONE IS GOOD TC AND BE WELL...
8/24/06 Im Back .... As of today my scales says 180lb still I still need 30lb.. or maybe 25 lol.. will see tc everyone God Bless
LONG TIME NO SEE!
WELL THE NEWS IS IM STILL IN THE 180 RANGE GAIN 5 POUNDS.. BUT STARTING NEXT WEEK WITH THE LORDS HELP, IM GETTING MYSELF TOGETHER TO MY GOAL OF LOSING 40LB. IS NOT GOING TO BE EASY BECAUSE AS YOU GET OLDER IS HARDER BUT IF I LOSE 110 I CANT LOSE 45.. I NEED LOTS OF PRAYERS FROM YOU GUYS. AND I ALSO NEED PRAYERS FOR MY SON AND NIECE. THEY ARE BOTH FIGHTING CANCER TWO DIFFERENT KIND. THEY BOTH VERY YOUNG, 24 YEARS OLD IS MY SON AND MY NIECE 23YRS OLD. PLEASE PRAY FOR MY FAMILY.. WELL I THANK GOD FOR SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE OUT THERE AND I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST GOD BLESS AND KEEP ON GOING... GOOD LUCK TO ALL ON THE NEW START AND A BEGINING OF YOUR NEW LIFE.
TC BE WELL