WOW! It just dawned on me... almost my 6yr anniversary!

Sep 14, 2010

Well, I obviously haven't kept up with this blog, so my apologies! I used to be very active on OH back in 2004-2006 and then... we'll life happens and I have not been able to have much time for myself, let alone any blogging.
I had my gallbladder removed last year around this time. I went through some complications and ended up being over a week and a half in the hospital....for what usually is a 2-3 day stay. I lost a lot of blood and I refused blood transfusion. YES YOU READ RIGHT, I REFUSED IT. Yes I am a nurse, a surgical and h.s nurse and knowing what I know, i chose to just try my best to gather my own strength. Some might ask, "Why didn't your surgeon take it out when you had WLS". We'll I was a self-pay patient, so he did not remove it.
Anyways, point is, I was off of work for 3 months, ate my hearts content and gained 28 pounds. Currently at 168 and I will be 150 by thanksgiving. Coming back on here has given me a boost and i'm glad we have this site.
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WOW MOMENT

Aug 20, 2007

Hello! Thanks for viewing my profile. You know when I first began this Journey, I used to come on the messageboards and hear all about "Wow" moments. I was so happy when I encountered my first WOW moment and even though you never forget it, even almost 3 years post-op, I still find myself having WOW moments. 
I recently had a friend come into town, he hadn't seen me since I was 15. We stayed in touch through email, pictures and phone but never face to face because I met him through my cousins. My cousins live in california. ANywho, so he was coming into town for business and wanted to see me. This was his first time in Chicago.
I was so excited... when he saw me at the airport, he picked me up. It sounds stupid, but that was MY WOW MOMENT. It was such a great feeling for him to tell me that I was beautiful and was looking great. I still can't believe he picked me up LOL. 
To those that have been wondering when your WOW moment will come, don't be suprised if ....even years later...you still find yourself having them. I'm living proof of it!

Anywho, all in all, everything is going good for me. I'm working both jobs still and will be starting at DePaul University next monday. I'm SO excited. I am STILL single *sigh* and just enjoying life. 

Remember: Life is about MODERATION...... don't deprive yourself of anything..... 

hugs and kisses

Gracie


AMAZING

Feb 28, 2007

I FIND IT AMAZING THAT I LOOK BACK AT MY PICTURES AND CAN ACTUALLY RECALL MY THOUGHTS AS THE PICTURE WAS BEING SNAPPED. I SMILE BUT BEHIND THAT SMILE WAS COMPLETE SADNESS. NOW, WHEN I SMILE, ITS REAL. ITS A REAL SMILE. I'M SO HAPPY AND BLESSED THAT I CAN'T BELIEVE WHERE I WAS ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO. 
I SOMETIMES CRY, HAPPY TEARS OF COURSE, BUT I WONDER HOW OR WHERE I WOULD BE HAD I NOT BEGAN THIS JOURNEY TO OVERCOMING OBESITY.  IT WILL ALWAYS BE A BATTLE, EVEN NOW. I HAVE GAINED AND LOST BUT OVERALL I AM CONTENT. 

LIFE SUPRISES ARE AMAZING...THEY TRULY ARE.

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12/06/2004
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