10 MONTH UPDATE
Mar 23, 2008
I KNOW ITS BEEN A WHILE SINCE I POSTED, BUT I'VE HAD A LOT GOING ON. FIRST, MY WEIGHT LOSS; AS OF 10 MONTHS I STAND AT 151 POUNDS DOWN. I HAVE BECOME MORE ACTIVE WITH MY WEIGHT LOSS AND HAVE BEEN VOLUNTEERING AT MY CHURCH 4 DAYS A WEEK, AND VOLUNTEERING AT MY OLD JOB ONE OR TWO DAYS A WEEK. GRANT IT, ITS NOT ALL DAY, BUT ID, AND AM MORE ACTIVE!!
AS FAR AS EXERCISE, THATS ANOTHER SUBJECT. FOR ABOUT THE LAST TWO MONTHS I HAVE DISSY, TIRED, AND WEAK. AT MY FAMILY DOCTOR I TOLD HER THIS, AND SHE TOOK ALL MY VITALS, AND MY BLOOD PRESSURE WAS GOOD, HOWEVER MY PAULSE WAS 30, WHICH NORMAL IS 80 OR ABOVE.
TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, I WENT IN THE HOSPITAL FOR A WEEK. THEN FOR 2 WEEKS AFTER MORE TESTS. THE CARDIOLOGIST TOLD ME I CAN HANDLE A LOW PAULSE RATE, BECAUSE OF MY WEIGHT LOSS, AND I'M HEALTHIER.
AS FAR AS MY DISSINES, THE DOCTORS CUT BACK MY PAIN MEDICINE. SINCE THEN I'M NOT DISSY. THEY SAID I WAS ON A HIGHER DOSEAGE OF MEDICINE WITH ALL MY WEIGHT LOSS, MY DOSSAGE SHOULD HAVE BEEN CUT BACK, BUT WASN'T, SO WITH MY RAPID WEIGHT LOSS, THAT MADE ME DISSY.
I WILL BE BACK ON A MORE REGULAR BASIS. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE NEW ME. NOW I NEED TO GET BACK ON TRACK AS WE APPROACH OUR ONE YEAR ANNV.
3 MONTH POST-OP CHECK-UP
Aug 13, 2007
TODAY 08/13/07 WAS MY 3 MONTH POST-OP CHECK-UP. THINGS ARE GOING REALLY GREAT!! I HAVE LOST A GRAND TOTAL OF 91 POUNDS, AND LOST 36.6 PERCENT OF EXTRA BODY FAT. MY BMI HAS GONE FROM 57 TO 47, AND I'M FEELING GOOD. ONLY PROBLEM, IS THAT I'M STILL LOW ON ENERGY LEVEL, BUT WE ARE WORKING ON THAT. MY NEXT APPOINTMENT IS IN 3 MORE MONTHS. MY SISTER WHO HAD SURGERY THE SAME DAY AS ME IS ALSO DOING VERY GOOD, SHE HAS LOST 70 POUNDS. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY, AND STAY HEALTHY!!!! JOHN
6 WEEK POST-OP
Jun 25, 2007
WELL TODAY, 6/25, WAS MY 6 WEEK POST-OP VISIT. EVERYTHING IS GOING GREAT. I CAN NOW LEAVE PURIED FOOD AND NOW STARTING SOFT FOODS. NEED TO WORK MORE ON GETTING MORE PROTIEN IN AND EATING FRUITS AND VEGGIES. MY STATS AS OF TODAY ARE;
WEIGHT - START; 402
WEIGHT - NOW; 333
TOTAL LOSS; 69 LBS.
TOTAL EXTRA BODY FAT LOST - 27 PERCENT
WILL KEEP ON WORKING HARD, AND KEEP THIS UP TO DATE. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.
SURGERY AND 2 WEEK POST-OP
May 27, 2007
WELL, I MADE IT.
MY SURGERY WENT WELL WITH ONLY 2 SMALL PROBLEMS. I WAS IN SURGERY FOR 3 HOURS, INSTEAD OF AN HOUR AND A HALF. THIS WAS BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T GET ME TO SLEEP. AFTER SURGERY I HAD AN INFECTED SITE INCESSION FOR ABOUT 10 DAYS. BUT NO REGRETS, WOULD DO IT AGAIN. MY 2 WEEK POST-OP HAS ME WITH A WEIGHT LOSS OF 41 POUNDS.
THANKS TO ALL
May 07, 2007
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND WISHES FOR MY SURGERY. THIS WILL BE MY LAST POST, AS I LEAVE FOR THE HOSPITAL AT 3:30am, and SURGERY IS AT 8:30am. BEST OF LUCK TO ALL OTHER MAY 8ther's. WITH 11 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES LEFT I'M READY AND STILL NOT NERVIOUS OR SCARED.
May 06, 2007
WELL ONLY 32.5 HOURS TO GO. STILL NOT NERVIOUS, BUT JUST A FEW BUTTERFLIES. I'M READY EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY AS I CAN POSSIBLY BE.
Hours - not - Days!!!
May 05, 2007
I am in the hours countdown, only 57 more to go!!! I'm still not nervious or scared, I think this is because I know I am in God's hands, and I am really ready for this life change. I would like to take this oppertunity to Thank all of you on OH, my family & friends for all their support. I know I have the best 2 Doctors operating on me --- Dr. Garren & Dr. Gould. Hope to post again before surgery....
Apr 29, 2007
My surgery is Tuesday May 8th in Madison, WI at Meriter Hospital with Dr. Garren and Dr. Gould of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Bariatric Clinic. I can't wait for the start of my new life.