Well, it’s official! You’re on the losing side. The trumpets are blaring, the cymbals are crashing and the drums are drumming – all for YOU! I hope that all went well for you! You’ve been out of surgery now for a little over a month – YIPPIE!!! Your journey will have moments to “pause” – I’d like to impart some words of wisdom for when it does occur - remember these wise words whispered by Confucius – “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” Be patient. You didn’t put it on over night, it won’t come off over night (DARN IT!)…Don’t forget to update your profile at least monthly and take lots of pictures…the transformations will make your jaw drop!!! RNY 10/31/03 – down 114 pounds Good luck!
I just wanted to congratdulate you on being on the losers side! Yes, recovery is very tough and a long road, but before you know it, you'll be 2 months out and loosing. Before you know it, you'll feel the loss and will feel the clothes falling off you.
Keep your Faith and your head held high and all will be fine!!!
Hey Guys, One more thing... please excuse the before and after photo its not really one of those. Whats funny is I am over 300 lbs in both those photos. I just wore it well and it was still killing me. So just wait a couple months, Im gonna give yall an after picture that will knock your socks off!
Much love to you for sending me prayers and well wishes. It is a bit of a struggle getting used to the new me. I am realizing that I am now having to battle this food addiction that I never admitted to having in the first place. Let me just say that I must've known something was wrong thats why I took it this far. : )
Everyone talked about the psychological process and I thought it would be basically routine, not realizing the emotions that surface which was the reasons of overeating. Be it relationship woes, boredom, family woes whatever. Now I see that it was pattern no one could justify for me. It is a pattern that I am now recognizing in my child who is 12 years old. I thank GOD that I have recognized that food was/is a problem and I am now dealing with it. I think I'm a little depressed because I can't get what I WANT. I could only eat what I need. I want to live and I don't want to die so I am forging into this new territory as a warrior to continue to save my life and get to know ME better. Learn how to deal with things outside of the food pleasures. I will continue to fight all negative emotions and I WILL cry but I know that I am saving my life and the life of my child by moving into this positive new lifestyle. I cant wait until I'm well enough to go out and rollerskate and walk a long walk and enjoy all my other senses. To God Be The Glory!!
I just wanted to let you all know that the surgery went well and I am alive. GAS PAINS were horrifying but I knew that if I was alive to feel the pain I knew I could make it through my faith in GOD. Man let me tell you if I didnt have those gas pains I would have felt barely any pain. Between the gas and the nausea forget about it. YUCK! Glad thats over with!! WHOO! RECUPERATION ISN'T FUN BUT I CONSIDER THIS BATTLE A BLESSING BECAUSE I AM ABLE TO GO THROUGH IT. IT'S ROUGH.... BUT I'M HOLDING ON AND I FIRM BELIEVER OF PRACTICING WHAT I PREACH : )
I had an amazing team of doctors with some SERIOUS compassion. My doctor George Ferzli, made me comfortable by giving my arms a place to rest easy. After that he spoke to me and said.. "I am going to hold your hand until you fall asleep OK. You are going to be fine." He held my hand and rubbed my hand until I fell asleep, GOD Bless this wonderful man of compassion. His entire team was so compassionate that I knew I was in the right place. I said to GOD before I went in, "Lord have your way with me because it is you that makes all things possible and it is you that will guide the hands that must heal me. Wherever I end up, back home with my immediate family or with YOU LORD my original family. I trust in your "will" because you MAKE NO MISTAKES!!
To my AMOS Family, I love you & thank you for your support. I am going to rest now because my back feels a little tight. : ) I promise to keep you updated on my progress as soon as I'm able. I'm ALIVE! I'M ALIVE! I'M ALIVE AND I'M ON MY WAY.
Hi Rhapsody! Congrats on having your surgery! Let the weight loss begin!! I bet you feel relieved now. It's over and now you are on the other side and can join the ranks of the losers. Welcome, my friend!!! Happy RE-Birthday to you! From this day forward you life will change forever. Just try to take it easy and remember to sip, walk, deep breathe and cough. Take those pain pills and splint the tummy! These first few days are rough, but I assure you they get better with each passing day. Some days those emotions will resurface and try to get the best of you, but just remember what you’ve been through to get this far! I’m sure you’ll be proud of what you’ve accomplished!! You know you can always come here and get a dose of confidence and good will! We will still be here to support you and cheer you on as the pounds come off! I just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you today and that you are in my thoughts and prayers for an uncomplicated, swift recovery. You are an official loser!! Wishing you much success in your weight-loss journey. Soft hugs to you today. God bless, DI from NJ - Lap RNY, 12/09/03 ~In Loving Memory of Momma Angel~