Next surgery update
Apr 15, 2009
On a personal note I am feeling better than I have in over twenty years. Life is good. And...we have all of our family close by for a change. Our son-in-law is stationed at Bragg so we have the daughter and four grands here once again. Then their is the new grandson by our son and his wife. He is just 7 months old and oh so much fun. We haven't had a baby in the family for over 10 years so this is really a novelty for all. The other grand children are having such a good time with him as well. So this grandma is one happy camper these days and.....she can get down on the floor to play and get back up by herself. Couldn't have done that two years ago before bariatric surgery. God is so good. I have lost 156 lbs. now and am just 6 lbs. shy of my goal weight. I posted a new photo. What a change from the one taken in Alaska.
Hope all of you are having a great journey.
March 23, 2009 update
Mar 22, 2009
So...at this point I have gone from a size 34 to a 14/16. God is so good. We have a new grandbaby. His name is Elijah James and he is 6 months old already. He is so yummy. I just can't get enough of him. And...if I want to get down on the floor and play...I can get up all by myself. Couldn't have done that two years ago before surgery.
Hope all of you out there are doing as well.
Love and Blessings to all.
July 20, 2007 Update
Jul 19, 2007
I went for my post 6 month check up recently and had lost 83 lbs. since I started this journey. Can't wait to drop another 83 and get to goal however the body is already droopy so I do dread the surgery ahead of me to perk it up again.
Really looking forward to next month as my daughter and grands are going to take a hop from Alaska and come and visit me. I am so homesick for them.
Guess that is it for now except I feel great. I am on the slow track but as long as it keeps coming off I am happy.
Blessings to all,
Update Friday June 15th, 2007
Jun 14, 2007
For all of you not in NC we are into our beautiful summer weather. Lots of sunshine and late afternoon showers. Typical of this time of year.
For those who have kept the prayers coming, don't stop now, my heart has been heavy with all the deaths in the family. Thanks for the blessings.
Adding Health Plex to the Mix
May 21, 2007
Here it is May 22nd and over a month since I last entered any information. I have finally joined Health Plex and am trying to get there several times a week. This past week I had numerous other appointments to deal with. It is that time of year for me to do the annual stuff again. Yuck.
Then there is the family personal stuff we have been dealing with. My husbands mother passed in March and we went to NY to have her memorial service on the 23rd of April. His father was able to travel from Ohio and be there. The 22nd he celebrated his 90th birthday so we had a party on Sunday and a memorial service on Monday. How sad. It was not three weeks before my husbands father passed so now we are headed back to NY to have as memorial service for him. He was so heart broken about Mom he just did not have any will left. We were very fortunate to have the two of them for so long. Mom was 86 and Dad 90. You can't ask the Lord for more. Still it is a lot to take in such a short time. I am sad. I can't imagine how my husband must be feeling. He is such a quiet man about such things. If you read this pray for safe travel and peace of mind and heart. Norma
Apr 05, 2007
Blessings to all who read this.
12 Weeks Out
Apr 04, 2007
Finally on the minus side again. Had to change my routine to get there. Went to the nutritionist yesterday and had lost 4 more lbs. Yea. I feel better.
Saw my Surgeon this past week and my labs were great. Getting enough protein and my kidneys are functioning really well. Creatnin 1.2 Could not ask for better.
So...don't have to see the surgeon for two months and the nutritionist for three. It will be up to me to stay on track but I know I can do it. I have been really good about no sugar and measuring my food so I don't over eat. I am eating a balanced diet and tolerating different foods well.
Clothing size is just crazy. For the first time in years I am going to wear a dress to Easter Sunday church. I bought a 24 down from a 32. How wonderful and what fun. And...I only paid 40 dollars for the dress and jacket that went with it. I am proud of that as I know it will not fit for long.
It is nice to begin to see the loss myself. When you are this big it takes awhile before you can look in the mirror and really tell you have taken off the weight.
For those who have been praying for me. Keep it up. I can use all the help I can get and thanks for your support.
8 Weeks Out
Mar 05, 2007
6 Weeks out
Feb 16, 2007
Life is getting better and better. I feel good. Went out to a ladies church dinner this past week with my daughter-in-law and had a wonderful time. First time to eat in public and it went real well. They served a buffet and there was baked chicken so I had that and a bite of rice pilaf. And...just a tiny piece of the crust of a yeast roll. It tasted soooo good. Haden't had any bread. I am eating mostly protein.
As always thanks for all the prayers.
4 Weeks Out
Feb 07, 2007
Went to my first post op support group meeting at Womack Army Hospital last night. Very informative. The group was a mix of 10 days out to 18 months out. My Dr. was there to answer any questions we had. After that a nutritionist gave a talk. Then one of the nurses had freebies from this sites store. Samples to take home and try. We finished up with going to the free clothes closet if you wanted to. All of this in about an hour and 15 minutes. I was surprised to see so many men there. At the pre op support group meetings you don't see very many.
As for how I am doing. I am down 24 lbs. and feeling good. My energy level is picking up a bit. Pain level is down to a 1 on a scale of 1-10. Can't complain about that. Still fighting trying to get in enough protein.
Hope all who might read this are doing as well. God Bless you all. Norma