3.5 months and 65 pounds later
Jun 14, 2007
I am down 65 pounds in 3.5 months. I am very satisfied with my process. I am so much healthier feeling. I have gone from a 24 to a size 16. I posted pics tonight that were taken today. I have slowed down to losing about a pound a week so I started working out this week. I hope I am speeding things up.
10 weeks down and 55 pounds
May 08, 2007
Well I went for my 3 month appointment a couple of weeks early today and I am down 55 pounds I was shocked. I was very happy with that considering I am not working out like i need to. I just can't seem to find the time. Then when I do finally sit down I am too tired. I told the dr today I knew it wasnt a good excuse but... I would try to do better. They were pleased with my loss. They asked how I felt and I said better than I have in years. It is amazing what a difference 55 pounds has made in my life. I used to take the stairs to my office one at a time and get both feet on one stair before tackling the next one because my knees ached so bad... well now I climb them like everyone else and I can climb them alot more a day than usual. Sometimes I just walk downstairs and walk across the bottom floor of the building and walk back up the other side just for the extra activity, I am definitely feeling tons better than I used to. I am losing my hair though and that is depressing. I thought going into this that it wouldnt happen to me but it is. Every time I brush it I have to clean the floor. My husband said he pulled a chihuahua out of the drain in the bathtub yesterday. I wonder if we can glue it back.. lol I told my dr I am using biiotin and they said I am doing all that I can and it will come back. I am going to have to trust them on this one. :-) Well I wanted to update my profile I need to have hubby take some pics sometime to show my loss but I have dreaded cameras so long I never think to ask him. :-) I hope everyone is doing well. Lesa
7 weeks have past
Apr 14, 2007
Well I have made it seven weeks post op. I have had one stricture and virtually no other problems. I am doing great. I have lost 41.5 pounds and am losing about 2 pounds a week. I would like faster results but I havent started working out yet. I know it is the key. I need to get started. It just seems there isn't enough time. I am very happy with my results I have gone from a 3 x or 24 to a Xlarge tops and 14 16 tops or 18 pants. I think that is amazing in itself. I feel good and I have tons more energy. I just wanted to update everyone on what is happening with me. I hope everyone else is doing well. Lesa
31 days, 33 pounds and a stricture later.....
Mar 22, 2007
I would still do it again. :-) I went in today and sure enough I had a stricture. I couldn't keep anything down for the last several days. It started with meds last week and finally last night I threw up broth so I went in today and Dr. Weiss made me all better again. I feel good and for anyone thinking you may have a stricture it is no big deal. Just go in and have it taken care of. I had gotten to where it was taking me a couple hours to get a protein shake down.. Well I didn't know that wasn't normal. I drank one tonight in 30 minutes. Wow what a difference. I don't feel like I swallowed a golf ball every time I take a pill or drink something. Just wanted to touch base and let everyone know I am still kicking. :-) As a matter of fact I am kicking Much higher these days than I used to. :-) Lesa
13 days postop
Mar 05, 2007
I am 13 days postop and went for my follow up yesterday. I was thrilled to learn that I have lost a total of 19.5 pounds since my first visit with Dr. Weiss. I am well on my way to losing that 122 pounds that I want to lose. :-) I am going to join the gym today so I will workout more. It is hard to walk when it is so darn cold outside. I am doing fantastic I havent had any trouble with nausea except for one day. I havent dumped because I am avoiding things that I think will cause that. I am tryin g to follow Dr Weiss's instructions to a T because I have a lot invested in this. I want to succeed. I read about people doing things that i feel sabotage their surgery and I don't really understand that. I do miss chewing. I have been on liquids the whole time and will be for a couple more weeks I think. I get to add things but nothing real substantial. I can wait I have eaten what I wanted and not what was good for me for my whole life. Its time for change. I am an ice cream addict is why I chose RNY and you would be shocked at how much you can make protein drinks taste like a real shake. :-) Here I thought I could never eat it again. :-) Well thanks for dropping in to check on me and thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. I appreciate them and appreciate your consideration. Lesa
I'm home and on the mend
Feb 25, 2007
I had Rny on February 21, 2007. I came home last night at 6 p.m. I am doing pretty good since coming home. I was kept in ICU an extra night because some of my vitals were very sporadic, and my surgeon is so cautious. Which is why I choose to drive 90 miles to see him. I know he will always do what is best for me. Dr. Weiss is fantastic. Anyway, I am home I am doing well. I feel alot of discomfort in my abdomen especially on the left side where most of the work was done. I have some difficulty breathing since I have asthma. I am having alot of trouble with my anti depressants that I took before surgery they had to change them because they were time released and when they changed it it made my pouch unhappy and I got hot and flushed and seemed like I dumped. Since I got home at 6 p.m on Saturday the pharmacy closed at 7 and they needed to talk to the dr about some things and I am without my anti depressant which always makes me dizzy. I probably won't have any until Monday. I am on a very strict liquid diet however I don't want to eat so that is cool with me. I am experimenting with proteins. I don't understand the posts "I feel no pain" I can not say that. However I am doing well and would do it again in a heart beat. The pain meds I took last night made me have the most explicit food dream I have ever had in my life. I felt so guilty while I was indulging in all the sins of sweets and fruits but it didn't slow me down. Dr. Weiss had warned me that these dreams may occur so I awoke amused by it. Well I am going to walk in and get some decaf coffee. I hope everyone is doing well. Lesa Duncan
3 days until surgery.
Feb 17, 2007
Well as many of you know. I went in on February 5, 2007 and was prepped for surgery. Just to find out that I had a fever and they couldn't do surgery. I knew I had been sick , however I had ran to the dr. and got a prescription the day I felt myself getting sick. I thought 4 days on it I should be out of danger. Well I wasn't and they decided I was too sick for surgery. Which I should have known. Anyway, here I am within 3 days of my second date. I am feeling very healthy and ready to have this behind me. I have however been very, very nervous this time. I was amazed the first time that I wasn't nervous. I am not sure why it is so different this time. However I can't concentrate on much else than getting this over with. I would appreciate any prayers that I can get. I will post as soon as I can afterwards since I don't have an angel to call. I would be very interested in hearing from people who have surgery scheduled for this week also. Lesa
11 days to my surgery
Jan 25, 2007
Well after a 7.5 month wait I have 11 days to surgery, I will be glad when it arrives and I can have it behind me. It seems this has been an obsession with me for 7 months and I have thought of nothing else. I have given up soft drinks for 3 weeks now and caffeine for 2 weeks. I think I have met all of the things Dr. Oldham required of me. I have been on the Atkins diet for several weeks to shrink my liver. I am ready to join the losers bench!
Jan 11, 2007