Been a while again, I know

May 25, 2008

Here I go,  Had a twisted intestine which caused a small bowel obstruction in December, surgery..........cellulitis in Feburary, another 5 days in hospital............yet another twisted instestine, and adhesion removal in March..........another surgery.  Thats not the end, oh no, I have an incisional h ernia now and am having it repaired tomm. afternoon!!!!!  I have lost 148 pounds in 10 months though!!!!! wow right?  After my last surgery, I really felt like giving up, i mean i was reallyyyyyyy low.  Trips to the Er for hydration, pain, nausea, i felt if i had to live the rest of my life like this, I didn't want to live, seriously.
Well, needless to say, I don't feel that way anymore, I chose this and accepted the possibility of complications and have done NOTHING wrong.  I just happened to be the small percentage of people with these problems.
Would I do it again?  Hell yes.  I have never weighed 117 pounds as long as I can remember and I look amazing.  I will get pics up soon, I have to get my daughter to help me, I have no idea how to do this computer stuff.  

I hope this doesn't discourage anyone, that is not my intention.  I think its important to be honest though.  This can be a VERY ROUGH ROAD.  Hang on it can be a hell of a ride.

Been a while

Sep 26, 2007

Well, I am now 10 weeks out and down 64 pounds since surgery! YAY meI finally got below 200 yesterday and my husband is worried that I will just keep losing and never stop.  I told him not to worry, that is NOT what is supposed to happen.  I have had some complications though.  Some is my fault.  I started smoking again, and OH NO< DON"T DO IT!!!  if you are thinking of starting up again.  I now have an ulcer, which I have to take meds for.  Got diagnosed after spending several hours in the ER the other night.  I thought I was having a gallbladder attack.  So I quit again yesterday.

Also, I was so sick up until about a week ago, it seemed like all I did was throw up everything I ate.  That is probably why I have lost so much.

Will update again sometime!!!!

I will try not to make it so long next time, and everyone be well.

2 weeks out!!

Jul 22, 2007

Okay, went for my two week post op with surgeon and nut......everything is right on track 18 pounds down, and I have moved to soft diet.  
I was ecstatic to be able to eat some "real" food.  Well, my pouch thinks otherwise "oh contrare!"  I can't eat anything with throwing up.  Cottage cheese, meatloaf, string cheese, deli turkey,  NOTHING>  I can get yogurt smoothies down, the Dannon light and fit carb and sugar control.  Carnation instant breakfast and crystal light and water.  Basically back to my liquid diet.  I will try again in a week to start soft solids again I guess.  I am happy though, and trying to fit walking in every day.  I am starting back to work full time and full duty on Monday.  I am soooooo ready for that.  I have been bored as hell.  
Will post again in a week or so.

1 week post op

Jul 15, 2007

Okay, I am so happy I had this done............. right now anyway lol.
One week ago today I was discharged from EMMC.  I won't lie, the past week has been filled with so much emotion, but most of all happy.  I can feel myself shrinking already.  Getting a little sick of the protein shakes, but I can handle it, the new me is so worth it.  
Tried some pudding yesterday,,, not a good idea!!  Got horrible pain, felt like heartburn, lasted for about an hour, spasming off and on.  
Getting to know the pouch and what it likes and doesn't like will prove to be a big challenge for me.  Have been walking, and am eager for Thursday to see the Nut and surgeon to see how much I have lost already!!!
Will post then

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