Dec 19, 2008Hello family and friends,
I want to take this time to say Hello and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It has been a long 3 month since
surgery and at time's it's been really ruff. I started home on October3 with Bud's help and made it fine with the OH bear
between me and the seat belt to protect my surgery ports. For the first month it was nothing but liquid and ice. Month
2 was mush food as instructed by Dr. Avara. This went pretty good. By month 3 (December) I was in trouble. I could not
keep anything down hardly at all. Dr. Avara found out I had a blockage in my esophagus and had to take me back to surgery
to open up my trough so I could eat again. This took another 2 week to try to get back to some kind of schedule of eating.
Today I can happily report I'm eating and going the YMCA as part of my Christmas present so I can continue to swim since
it has gotten cold down here and mine is close for the winter. It also has bikes and tread mills for walking since our winter
consist of rain not snow (bummer). I have lost to date a total of 80 pounds since the start of my journey in June. I have lost
total of 53 since surgery. So please continue to read my blog and keep in touch. God Bless you all Merry CHRISTmas.
LOVE TO ALL, Linda