Jan 26, 2009

Well, I survived Christmas.  My mother in law was actually very supportive.  My step son who I though would give me no end of grief also was very happy for me..... 

Since then I have been diagnosed with an acute sinus infection and inner ear infection.  I am looking for a new PCP.  The one that I have has no clue how to deal with me.  I did try the liquid children's psuedafed and have had pretty good results.  Problem is that it means that I have not been working out.  I start back at it last week and get very dizzy.  I have an appointment with a new PCP 2/17.  She is specializing in patients that have had WLS...  I am very excited.  I will keep everyone posted as to how it goes. 

Worried about Christmas

Dec 21, 2008

Well, I am sitting here trying to wrap gifts and all I can think of is how can I get out of going to my mother-in-laws for the Holiday.  I love my mother-in-law, she is a wonderful German woman who is more supportive of me and my marriage than my own mother.  The problem is that she is a wonderful German women....  this mean that everything revolves around food.  She becomes very upset when people done eat what she considers enough and is actually offended when people don't eat seconds.  I have told her about the surgery and we have talked several times about what I can eat and how much, but I found out yesterday that my step-son and his girlfriend are also going to be there.  They do not know about my surgery but have always talked about fat people badly.  They are of the opinion that people are overweight because they are lazy or don't have enough sense to quit eating or to exercises.  Jason has never said that to my face but I have heard him talk to his dad about it.  I am blessed that my husband has always like "plumper's" so he always just says that I look great and he loves me no matter what I weigh.  How do I get through this week with the "looks" that I am going to get from them with out loosing my temper?  I have noticed that controlling my temper has been very difficult for me lately and I can't afford to loose it with them......

3 month check up

Dec 10, 2008

Well, I saw the Dr for my 3 month check up this week.  He was very pleased.  I asked him about some of my questions and he kind of chuckled.  Although he can explain the "mystery joint pains" he says that every one complains about them and that they do go away.  He was a little concerned that I am still so tired all the time so I was sent for a round of blood work.  I should find out something by Friday.  He said that it could be something as simple as anemia or a B12 deficiency.  My acne is also normal because the rapid weight lose causes the hormones to fluctuate until my system gets used to it.  His best advise was not to get discouraged about the foods that I have trouble eating and just to enjoy the new things that I can do.  He said that the holidays are always hard for people who are new to the WLS family because every major even for 2 or 3 months revolves around food,  I should just stick to things that I know will work and not let anyone's comments get to me.

On a good note, I went to work today and started my day with an e-mail from a co-worker (doesn't know about surgery) they told me that there has been much talk about my "new look" around the department and that I was an inspiration for several people to start their new year trying to get healthier.  I was told that I looked great and that they had never seen me look happier.....  I wish every day could start with something that encouraging.

surviving Thanksgiving

Dec 03, 2008

Well, I know that this is not a lone ranger experience, but I did survive my first holiday that is completely centered around food.  I got to eat most of what I like and did not have to many issues.  I have decided that I am one of those that will have a love hate relationship with anything that has sugar.  I love it and it hates me.  I tried just two forks full of my favorite chocolate cherry pie that a Friend (did not know about my surgery) made just for me.    I am still having trouble eating out but I found a great little Chinese place that has a vegetarian dish of veggies and tofu.  Not to bad....  I got on the scales the Saturday after Thanksgiving and for the first time in 15 years I had a 1 in front of that 3 digit number.  I thought my husband was going to have to peel me off the ceiling.  He thought my reaction was the funniest thing since the first time I realized that I could see my cheek bones.....  I am sure that I am not the only person that has had this reaction to some of these milestone events. (At least I don't think I am crazy)  I still have a long way to go but I have never been happier.  Very tired still but I still wouldn't change this decision for any amount of money.  I know that the WLS was the right thing for me to do.

Eating out

Nov 01, 2008

I went out to  eat for the first time since my surgery today,  Not a great experience......  Romano's is not WLS friendly.

funny story

Nov 01, 2008

I am not normally a blogger, but I had to share something that happened to me yesterday.  I was taking my crazy dogs to the vet at Petsmart and when I tried to get them out of the truck they took off.  The problem with that is that I had both leashes in my hand so I got to play superman in the middle of the parking lot of the Petsmart.  Of course I was embarrassed, but as I lay spread eagle face first in the parking lot with my leg and wrist in agony the only thin I could think of was that 2 months and 50lbs ago I would have broke my wrist.  When I told my husband that he couldn't stop laughing.  I wasn't worried about getting up to chase down the dogs I just knew that it was a good thing that I was 50lbs lighter.   GOD BLESS WLS!!!!

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