Jun 18, 2007

I went to see the Oncologist last Thursday and didn't get the news I was hoping to receive.  I do have Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and will be needing chemo.  I have lots of appointments these next few weeks and if all goes well I'll be starting chemotherapy on June 28th.  Please keep me in your prayers and I will continue to pray for you all.  Needless to say, the WLS is off for now.

Biopsy Results

May 30, 2007


The biospy results are in and I do have a form of lymphoma.  I have to go see my PCP who will refer me to an Oncologist.  All in all this means the srugery is on-hold indefinitely.  I wish you all the best on your weight loss journey.  I'm noti giving up because I believe in the saying "What God Has For Me, Is For Me".  To all of you, Keep running the race and know that I'll be following behind you as soon as possible.  God Bless You All! 

I'll still check the website from time to time.

Slight set-back

May 24, 2007

Hello Alll,

I went in on Tuesday morning (May 22nd) for surgery with a positive attitude.  They took me to pre-op and the last thing I remember was them wheeling me to the OR.  When I woke up thy man and my son were standing over me.  Then the doctor came and told me they didn't perform the surgery due to finding some lymph nodes (lots of big ones) around my intestines and blood vessels.  He said he didn't want to proceed with the surgery until they could find out what was going on.  Needless to say they took some for a biopsy and won't know until they get ther eport back from the pathologist as to what the findings were.  Therefore my surgery has been postponed until further notice.  The lymph nodes could be just infecttion or cancerous.  I was released from the hospital on yesterday and go basck to see the doctor nest week.  I hope to have more news then.  Until then, I'm trying to get over the disappontment of not having surgery.  I know that it is best that they didn't proceed until they know what is going on but that doesn't help with the disappointment. 

Liquid Diet

Apr 30, 2007

Well, I've started my liquid diet today.  The first half of the day was fine.  I really didn't get hungry at all.  Right now I'm starting to feel hunger pangs.  I've been drinking water (w/Crystal Light to help substitute for food.  I've also been drinking hot tea because it is very cold inside this building today.  Does anyone have any insight for me on how to handle this? This is day 1 of 3 full weeks of this.  I've got to get it in my head that this is a one-day at a itme journey.  I welcome any suggestions you may have.

Pre-Op Appointment & Mandatory Class

Apr 26, 2007

I had my pre-op appointment on yesterday (April 25th) and attended the mandatory class.  I am to start the liquid diet on Monday, April 30th. (for 3 weeks). I chose the Slimfast plan.  Please pray for my strength and endurance during this time!  There were 5 other candidates in the class and I believe all of their procedures are before mine.  I can't remember, but I don't believe any of the others are under the care of Dr. Lin.  It was quite interesting and good to know that there are definitely others in the same boat.  I pray that everything goes well for all.

I have a date

Apr 09, 2007

I have a surgery date -- May 22, 2007.  Wow!  It is finally going to happen.  Actually the process wasn't too bad.  I have my pre-op date on April 25th at which time I will attend the mandatory class and meet again with the doctor.

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Mar 27, 2007
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