8 1/2 monthes out
Jan 31, 2008
I was able to get my sexy red halter gown for my holiday party!!! See my pics!!!
God bless and keep you all well and safe!
5 Monthes out
Oct 11, 2007
Things are going really well, other than the plateaus. I am 4 days short of 5 monthes out and have lost 107 lbs. My husband and I just joined the gym back. I have so much loose skin that I had to do something to try and tighten things up. I have started eating more types of food. I just have to eat really really slow. I am even getting to the point where I can eat some meats. I like jerky, bacon, and country ham. I love my cheddar and pistachios, too. I even was able to get 2 pieces of a california roll down the other day. I have also realized I am a cheap drunk now....haha. I drink a small glass of wine....and BOOM! My scars are almost gone....even from my gall bladder removal. I just can't wait to lose about 50 more pounds so I can get my plastic surgery done. My thighs are soooo jiggly I can't stand it. My tummy can get hidden with my girdle...haha. And I have become a clothes fiend. I started in 30/32 and 34/36 and am now in 20/22/24....haha. I even tried on my prom gown from 14 years ago and can almost get it zipped...woo hoo!!! I had my hundred pound celebration by going whitewater rafting...something I have always wanted to do. I am hoping to get down 10 or so more lbs by the end of the month when I go to Busch Gardens to ride my roller coasters again. I can cross my legs and wear high heels and get in some pretty limber positions.....life is great! I hope everyone is doing well and you are all in my thoughts and prayers!!!
Aug 15, 2007
That is 84 lbs off in 3 months. I am only eating about 400 calories a day, so it is coming off. I have been told I can swim again as of today. I can also start lifting weights again on Monday. So far, I can eat more than I was, but still can not eat ANY meat. I get so violently ill and in pain when I try. I love boiled potatoes, although I know the carbs aren't good. I also live on sugar free popsicles and cranberry juice watered down. I can't wait for the humidity to go down some so I can get back out and walk every night.
Recovering from Gall Bladder removal
Aug 07, 2007
11 weeks out
Jul 31, 2007
It has been soooo crazy in my life. I am 11 weeks out today and have lost 73 lbs to date!!! Woohoo!!!!! On the downside of losing so much so quickly, I am going in Thursday morning to have my gall bladder out. I am having WOW moments every time I turn around. I was in 32's and now can wear 26's. I went into Cato Plus and was able to pick a gorgeous dress off the clearance rack (I am going through clothes so quickly I refuse to pay full price right now....) and it wasnt even the largest size they carry!!!! I rushed over to see my friend on lunch, and when I got to her hospital room, I realized I was not out of breath or even sweating hard. My big problem is that if I sit too long, my butt hurts. Small price to pay. My 10 yr old came home from almost a 6 week vacation with his grandparents and could wrap his arms around my waist and touch his hands. I was almost in tears standing in the Cracker Barrel we switch off at. All in all, I am ecstatic. I love how I look in clothes, but I dont necessarily like how I look out of them right now. My thighs are saggy.....have lost most of my boobs.....but no more butt shelf....haha. You can also see tattoos I have had hidden by layers of fat for years. I am in the process of helping 2 of my friends get ready to have it done. They see how I am doing and it has convinced them to change their lives too. I will be glad when the whole healing is done from my surgery Thursday so I can get my eating in order and get my exercise routine down. I will let you all know how everything is going when I get home. God bless you all!!!!
!0 day follow up
May 25, 2007
One week out
May 21, 2007
I do not understand how in the world I am supposed to get 48-64 oz of fluids into my body in one day!!!
I am one week out. My surgery had some twists and turns from what they told me. I had problems with my blood pressure getting too high, so they gave me something to bring it down. Whatever it was bottomed out my pulse. My most vivid memory of just being out of surgery is the recovery room nurse yelling and hitting me on the arm telling me to breathe. Whenever I would doze off, the nice little oxygen counting machine would scream bloody terror. I was given the morphine pump but out of approximately 250 uses I was allowed, I only used 25. I also was able to roll over onto my side that afternoon with no pain. However, when "they" made me get up and sit in the chair I got very nauseous so they gave me a non sleepy dose of something (not fenergen) and this lowered my pulse even more. I was able to take a walk halfway down the corridor though by 8pm that night. I didnt sleep well due to the screaming machine, but I got up and did all the walking I could possibly do without passing out. I know everyone warned me about the barium test and the other nasty liquid, but I was not prepared for what awaited me. I had not been allowed anything but a squeezed out sponge the whole day prior, and was thankful the tests were ok so I could start drinking my cranberry juice/water cocktails. Since I had not gotten sick and walked and drank like a good little girl, they let me go home the day after my surgery.
I don't ever remember sleeping so well in my entire life like I did that night. I have not had any major pain, only itching from the staples. I am however having massive trouble making myself get all the liquids in. Today will be the first day I have gotten all my proteins, but it is a learning process. The only thing to really shock me is the diarrhea. I figured all the liquids would go straight to the bladder....silly me.
At first, I panicked and thought what in the world did I do? I am better now, and feel very blessed that so many people have expressed their prayers and concerns and wishes for me. I have a wonderful support team, and I am proud to finally be a member of the Losers Club!!!
I HAVE MY DATE!!!!!!
Apr 05, 2007
I have to be in admissions at 0545....YUCK!!! It's ok though, at least everyone will be fresh and ready to go. I am sooooo ready!!!! Keep me in your prayers!!!
27 February 2007
Feb 27, 2007
Well, I am done with all my pre-op requirements. I was disappointed though, my psych eval report won't be in to my surgeon for 2 weeks so I had to reschedule my last appointment with him that I was supposed to go to today. This is going to put everything back a few weeks. It is very frustrating but I am trying to keep in perspective how fast everything has gone to this point compared to those who have been waiting for monthes on end. I am eating like crazy all the things I know I will need to give up for the next year at least. I am trying to drink more water now so it will be easier when I absolutely need to. I never was a drinker. I have started my "nesting" as I am trying to get all the deep cleaning and projects I have been putting aside. I will let you all know how everything is going!!! Peace and love to you all!!!!!!