Deborah S. 13 years, 3 months ago

Towana, I am praying for your 2nd surgery within a week!! I just want to let you know how much you are loved and how much you mean to me and I just think you are so courageous and brave to do what you have done!! I love you lots and I kow God will keep you in the palm of His hand and watch over you!! You are amazing and very wonderful to everyone else, and you deserve all the blessings that are coming to you!! God Bless you and I pray this will be your best Christmas ever, and the best New Year for a New You!! Love you!! Deb

inspector-girl 14 years, 5 months ago

Well, it’s official! You’re on the losing side. The trumpets are blaring, the cymbals are crashing and the drums are drumming – all for YOU! I hope that all went well for you! Your journey will have moments to “pause” - Feel free to look at my profile and see my ups and downs and know I’d not change a thing with anything I’ve experienced. Everything was worth it! – I’d like to impart some words of wisdom for when it does occur - remember these wise words whispered by Confucius – “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” Be patient. You didn’t put it on over night, it won’t come off over night (DARN IT!)…Don’t forget to update your profile at least monthly and take lots of pictures…the transformations will make your jaw drop!!! RNY 10/31/03 257/133 Good luck!

Shrinking.Violet 14 years, 6 months ago

So glad to hear you are doing well! CONGRATS!!

LADY D * 14 years, 6 months ago

MS TOWANA SOUNDS FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE SOUNDS 100% BETTER THAN YESTERDAY & SHE SOUNDED PRETTY GOOD THEN ... SHE IS DOING GREAT! HER VOICE SOUNDS STRONG ... ACTUALLY, IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW SHE HAD JUST HAD MAJOR SURGERY, YOU'D NEVER SUSPECT ANYTHING BY HER VOICE. ALL OF US WHO HAVE NOT HAD WLS YET ... GOOD NEWS ... IT'S NOT AS BAD AS WE MIGHT BE IMAGINING! IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, SHE SAID, "GO LAP" ... NOT TO SCARE THOSE WHO ARE HAVING "OPEN' BUT THE "LAP" IS RELATIVELY EASY. SHE SAW DR BYRNE & HE IS PLEASED WITH HER PROGRESS. SHE ONLY USED THE MED PUMP ABOUT 3 TIMES, SO SINCE SHE WASN'T NEEDING IT, THEY HAVE TAKEN IT OUT ALREADY. SHE HAS SOME PAIN, BUT IT IS NOT SEVERE. THEY TOOK THE FOLEY CATH OUT TODAY. SHE WAS HAPPY THEY LEFT IT IN YESTERDAY AS SHE REALLY DIDN'T FEEL LIKE GETTING UP TO USE THE RESTROOM. TODAY IS A DIFFERENT STORY ... SHE HAS BEEN WALKING ALL OVER THE PLACE WITH HER DAUGHTER, TAYELOR. NOW THAT SHE IS UP & WALKING, THE GAS PAINS ARE DEMINISHING NICELY. THE MORE SHE WALKS, THE BETTER SHE FEELS, SHE SAID. SHE HAD THE "SWALLOW TEST" THIS MORNING & NO LEAKS SO SHE GOT HER 1st 3 LITTLE CUPS OF JUICE. SHE'S SIPPING BUT A LITTLE BEHIND ... NO STOMACH PROBLEMS FROM THE INTRODUCTION OF FLUIDS. &, HERE'S HER "WORDS OF WISDOM" ... THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS GO INTO THIS SITUATION WITH A CALM, POSITIVE ATTITUDE. IF YOU HAVE THAT, YOU CAN DEAL WITH IT ALL & PROGRESS QUICKLY. SHE THINKS SHE WILL BE OUT OF THE HOSPITAL MONDAY ... I DON'T KNOW, AS GREAT AS SHE IS DOING, IT'D BE NICE FOR HER TO GET OUT TOMORROW, WOULDN'T IT!?! SHE SENT HER HEARTFELT APPRECIATION FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS & CONCERN FOR HER. GOD BLESS Y'ALL DAWN & NICK ... &, TOWANA!

miss mia 14 years, 6 months ago

Welcome to the loser's bench! If u ever need anything email me. CONGRATS!

Cassie Taylor 14 years, 6 months ago

Hey sweetie. Wanted to wish you luck with your surgery. HOpe to hear an update soon. Take care. Cassie.

SusieQ 14 years, 6 months ago

Hi Towana. I am so glad to hear you came through surgery so well. Thought about you all day today. I know you will do great - especially with Taylor on your side! Hope to see you soon. Susann

SusieQ 14 years, 6 months ago

Hi Towana. I am so glad to hear you came through surgery so well. Thought about you all day today. I know you will do great - especially with Taylor on your side! Hope to see you soon. Susann

LADY D * 14 years, 6 months ago

Posted at 9:02 PM EST on 10/07/2005 GUESS WHO CALLED!?! I GOT A CALL FROM MS TOWANA AT ABOUT 5:30pm; SHE JUST GOT INTO HER ROOM. SEEMS THEY DIDN'T RELEASE SOMEONE FROM THE HOSPITAL SO THEY HAD TO KEEP HER IN RECOVERY ALL DAY & THEN PUT HER IN ANOTHER AREA BECAUSE THE BARIATIC WARD WAS STILL FULL. SHE SAID SHE WAS A LITTLE SORE BUT DOING WELL. SHE SAID THE WORSE PART WAS THE GASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS (see the little puff of gas coming up? hahahahaha!) & NOT BEING ABLE TO GET IT TO MOVE. SHE FIGURED THAT WHEN SHE GOT TO WALK, THAT WOULD MOVE EVERYTHING AROUND SO SHE COULD GET RELIEF. I TOLD HER THAT EVERYONE WOULD KNOW SHE WAS A WLS PATIENT BECAUSE OF HER "MUSICAL" WALK "TOOTING" ALL THE WAY DOWN THE HALL. SHE SAID, "OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH DDDDDAAAAAWWWWWNNNNN, DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH!" GOD BLESS ... DAWN & NICK

LADY D * 14 years, 6 months ago

Posted at 9:02 PM EST on 10/07/2005 GUESS WHO CALLED!?! I GOT A CALL FROM MS TOWANA AT ABOUT 5:30pm; SHE JUST GOT INTO HER ROOM. SEEMS THEY DIDN'T RELEASE SOMEONE FROM THE HOSPITAL SO THEY HAD TO KEEP HER IN RECOVERY ALL DAY & THEN PUT HER IN ANOTHER AREA BECAUSE THE BARIATIC WARD WAS STILL FULL. SHE SAID SHE WAS A LITTLE SORE BUT DOING WELL. SHE SAID THE WORSE PART WAS THE GASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS (see the little puff of gas coming up? hahahahaha!) & NOT BEING ABLE TO GET IT TO MOVE. SHE FIGURED THAT WHEN SHE GOT TO WALK, THAT WOULD MOVE EVERYTHING AROUND SO SHE COULD GET RELIEF. I TOLD HER THAT EVERYONE WOULD KNOW SHE WAS A WLS PATIENT BECAUSE OF HER "MUSICAL" WALK "TOOTING" ALL THE WAY DOWN THE HALL. SHE SAID, "OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH DDDDDAAAAAWWWWWNNNNN, DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH!" GOD BLESS ... DAWN & NICK
About Me
Charleston, SC
Location
28.3
BMI
RNY
Surgery
10/07/2005
Surgery Date
Jul 10, 2005
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