Jan 11, 2008

Well, I achieved one of my goals...I went snowshoeing and x-country skiing.  IN THE SAME DAY!  It was awesome...I felt like a new person.  I, for once, was able to keep up with my husband.  Next, my goal is to run a 5 k.  I started a training program called "Couch to 5K".  I hope to do the 5 k in March or April.

Well, 3 and 1/2 months later

Dec 03, 2007

Oops!  Lea reminded me today that my profile is way out of date.  So here's the scoop---surgery went well... I have now lost 78 lbs. all together.  I have 29 more lbs to reach my goal of 125.  I feel awesome now...I have so much more energy, I'm able to shop in "normal" stores (although I do a lot of consignment shopping and Goodwill), and life is just grand.  I'll update this picture soon.


Aug 10, 2007

Well, my date is literally just around the corner and I am a huge jumble of emotions.  I'm scared that I will die, that it will be very painful, that I won't be able to eat again, that it won't work, and a million other things.  I'm also so excited to finally take this step. In the meantime, I'm just waiting for time to pass.  I feel like when I was a child waiting for the first day of school. 


Jun 03, 2007

Big news!  I have switched to the gastric bypass.  Truthfully, I'm still pretty scared of it but I think/hope it will work better.  Ultimately, I want the most success possible.  And I think the choice I made will provide that.  Hopefully, I am close to a date...my dr's office is seriously behind.  Crossing my fingers that some info will come this week.


Apr 30, 2007

My progress so far:
-attended seminar
-attended 3 support group meetings
-initial consultation with Dr. A
-visited the nut
-first half of psych eval.

To go:
-2nd visit with nut=6/1
-2nd visit with psych-5/9
-upper GI
-esphogeal manometry
-gb ultrasound

Well, I guess I'm getting there but feeling a little discouraged.  It all takes so long.  I'm also waiting for Dr A's office to contact me about the appts.  I'm going to start bugging them this week.

4 days until surgeon appt!

Apr 07, 2007

ok...it's an update (thanks laura).  not much to report....I've been to 3+ support group meetings.  This Wed. is my consultation with Dr. A. I cannot wait.   Then it's another 6 days until the nutritionist.  So, things are progressing...slowly but surely.


Feb 14, 2007

Well, it's a snow day although there is little to no snow. I made my appointment for my consult appointment.   I can't believe it's so far away-April 11th.  I can't wait.  I was hoping to have surgery over April vacation but I guess that's not going to happen.  My next goal is around the 20th of June.  That's still a possibility.  In the meantime, I am learning as much as I can about the procedure, the pre and post op expectations, and doing my best to incorporate exercise into my life. 

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Jan 09, 2007

Ok..so at this point I'm at the investigational stages.  I am considering having Lap-Band Surgery.  I have an appt. at an informational session on February 6th.  At this point, I'm just doing as much research as I can.

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shoreline, CT
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