May 22, 2011
Well, I can barely remember surgery, It was so no eventful. I really like the care in the hospital and being off work for 8 weeks. I have lost using O2 to breath when walking and sleeping, diabetes pills, using a walker and cane for ambulation, fear of going out because I might get "stuck" and not able to walk to my car, and lost 110# since this journey began pre op. I have gained reflux, thinning of hair, some smaller sized clothes and shoes and self confidence. I no longer want to be the person who disappears into the crowd, and I am more assertive sometime verging on aggressive. I need to learn to speak my mind and present my needs without attacking people. Something to be learned at 55 years old?? Must be. Still many many more pounds to lose and more health to regain but the jouney has been great so far and will be a work in progress. I have started to walk more and more and it is amazing!!! To think I nearly lost that battle just 6 months ago. Thanks OH friends.