3 1-2 months out
Sep 02, 2007
Wow! Is life great or what? Down nearly 37 kilos, loads of energy, pants falling completely off so buying new clothes. Why didn't I do this sooner? I don't know if anyone reads these blogs - but just in case, if you are considering having WLS, do your research and then JUST DO IT. I keep touching my bones and can't believe they are right under the skin, not under a load of fat! Only negative is SEVERE SEVERE heartburn but tolerable. I love my life!!!!!!!
Jun 28, 2007
It's good to keep updating although I don't even know if anyone reads this stuff! But it kind of keeps me grounded. Can't believe it has been nearly 7 weeks since the surgery and man! Has the time flown by! Down 34 lbs although haven't weighed in this week but the pants keep falling down so I know somethings coming off. Still cannot tolerate food and am happy on the liquids and protein shakes - an egg now and then but not much more. Guess I should feel good about that. No cravings which is great!!! It is hotter than blazes here so just walking out the door works up a sweat which is good because I have not been very good about regular exercise. I so enjoy reading everyone's profiles and seeing how people progress and lose! All in all, life is very good here in paradise as I venture to the next phase of my life by venturing into a new business!
5 weeks post op!
Jun 15, 2007
How the time flies!!! I can hardly believe it has been nearly 5 weeks since my journey began surgery-wise and I am now down 29 lbs! Egads! I can wear tops that I could barely get over my head before. Still really can't eat anything solid, and besides, nothing seems appealing. I guess I should enjoy this rather than worry about it. I am ready to embark on a huge new work project, which will bring long hours, huge stress and great satisfaction. Good time to do this, no? New body, new attitude and new job! I am so blessed.
3 weeks post op!
Jun 03, 2007
It's time to return to work tomorrow and I am READY. I am so glad I was able to take an extra week off for a total of 3 rather than 2. Don't think I would have been able to do it last week. I am feeling great, much more energized but not really able to tolerate food and am more comfortable, at least for now, on the liquids/pureed stuff! The weather here is turning hot hot hot as we begin our humid/rainy season here in Vallarta, but THIS year, I am ready - I want to sweat!!!! To me sweat equals loss!
Two Week Anniversary!
May 28, 2007
It was 2 weeks ago today that I had my surgery. So far, no regrets. Definitely some ups and downs, both mentally and physicially but all in all, things are good! Finding it very, very difficult to eat anything and seem to feel better on the liquids. Things feel like they are stuck in my throat. Can't believe how much support I have found on this message board. So, it's ONWARD AND UPWARD, er, DOWNWARD.
10 days post op
May 23, 2007
It is now 10 days after my surgery. The first few days I must admit were awful. I had some additional surgery in addition to the sleeve placement so there was a bit more digging around than normal and I think this caused more pain than normal. All in all, it went very well except for 4 days post op began with horrible diarrhea, and I mean nonstop. To Dr. Joya's office twice for IV fluids to fix the dehydration and thankfully, the diarrhea stopped shortly thereafter. I live in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and write for the local English newspaper, so my entire experience is being journaled in the paper. Talk about GOING PUBLIC. Started with my first real appt with Dr. Joya (I know him well and work with him), through a colonoscopy/endoscopy and on now through surgery and post op. Iam behind in my journaling! I have amazing support from not only my family but the entire community! That does put a bit of pressure on to not fail, but I really am not worried about that - I am NOTgoing to fail! The scale is moving downwards and that is the most encouraging thing that could happen. Still on clear liquids and a bit nervous to take it to the next leve in the next few days.
Anyway, here we go and I am so so so thrilled that I found this website for support, ideas, new friends!