What happens to all the support after GB
Jun 07, 2008
ok i have been meaning to blog this forever but really never sat down to do it but it dawned on me today after some responses i recieved from the forums/ message boards.... what happens to everyone after bypass? why are they no longer on here to help and give the support? it seems like that some stick with it a few months out but then disappear, but before surgery they were on here all the time asking those who have had surgery already, questions and upon ocassion answering some of our questions after thier surgery if they relate, but it seems these days the support has gone completely out the window, some people have surgery and then forget about everyone else, i guess they got their answers and support and that is all the matters, but this is not a one way street people!!!!!! i am 14 months out and dont you think i still need you?? you betcha!!!!!! also when posting in some of the boards you get vague answers from people about your questions, i dont want to hear how i need to ask my sureon, or ask my NUT, or not to compare myself to others, that is not what im trying to do, i just want answers to my questions from those who have had the surgery or may be in the same boat or had the same experiences as me, my surgeon is a great man but he himself has not had surgery and its diff coming from those who have, dont get me wrong i consult with him on everything but i want some basic answers from people who SHOULD be giving support but once again they have lost a ton of weight and they never answer your direct questions, they run you around the question you have asked with never really answering it after multiple post, and you also have the few that all they can do is be negetive on your post and try to argue with you on the baords,,, omg! are you kidding me!!!!!! when someone is down and out trying to get support that is the last thing they want to hear and let me tell ya you are going to piss some people off, and some may have seen i have a short temper on the boards if u get cocky on my post, and i will report you. none the less im just ranting about how the boards are over rated and the support is waaaaaaaaaaaay over rated these days, all i got to say is DO NOT FORGET WHERE YOU CAME FROM!
One year surgiversary
Apr 22, 2008
Ok so April 19th 2008 was my one year anniverasry from having bypass. I have lost right at 100 pounds and am a whole new person from the old me, but yet i still feel fat, and not where i want to be in my weight, the weight is coming off so slow that it is at a stand still, i dont know why but i guess alot of its in my head, i guess once you think your fat, your just set in that thinking.
Home from surgery....please pray for me
Apr 10, 2008
Yesturday I went for my Gallbladder ultrasound and a Hida (not sure if i spelled that right) test. The gallbladder showed no stones. The Hida was aggravating tho because i had to have an iv in my arm and take injections to make my gall bladder and liver function rapidly and every 15 to 20 minutes I had to go back for an xray of the progress. It took 3 hours for all of this to take palce. I pre-registered for surgery over the phone which was called pre admissions testing, I had to be at the hospital this morning at 915 am for surgery, when i got there i stopped by registration to sign my consent for treatment forms.... when i got back to the surgery area they took me back and also let Oscar go, they took some blood to see if i was pregnant and of course i wasnt, and then started my antibiotics in my iv. The place i went back to for surgery was the same place i was at just before my bypass. I had to put on the wonderful leg stockings and hair net and the whole 9 yards. The nurse who came to talk to me was Jeff, he was my nurse during bypass and is great. I went on back and got on the surgery table, then thats about all i remember, I know they put a mask on me and said it was only oxygen and poof i was out for the count lol. I must tell you tho when i woke up from surgery i was in more pain then i was from bypass and i cried and groaned and grunted for ever, i couldnt focus on anything or barely get my eyes open but i could hear everything the nurse was saying to me. I did not have a morphine pump like i thought i was going to but they did give me some pretty good stuff in my iv, i couldnt hardly walk from it tho, and all day today i have been nasueated and in alot of pain. They sent me home with dillada or how ever you spell it but its not doing to good of a job. I had to call about 4 different pharmacies to find it because its not a typical drug they carry because its suppose to be super strong, but i beg to differ. The doctor did find an internal hernia and removed it and i had a cycst on my right ovary and he removed it... once i recover i should feel 10 times better, and my blood work from last week came back normal except for a little low on my b12 which was soemthing before surgery that i had. I will post more later about it as i feel up to it, thanks for all the kind workds and checking on me!
Follow up with Dr. Wheeler
Apr 01, 2008
Ok so here is my update. I saw Dr. Wheeler yesturday. The visit went pretty well, just took an extremely long time because my blood work was not up to date. I had to have 8 tubes of blood drawn to be tested to make sure my vitamin levels and b12 etc are in balance. Also at my visit I told him about the trapped gas I have been having that has caused severe pains, he is going to do an endoscopy to see if I have an ulcer, and while im still out he is going to go in through my bell button to check and see if i have an internal hernia, the pain i am having could be my food passing through a hernia during digestion, also while im asleep if the ultra sound of my gall bladder shows any signs of stones he is going to go ahead and remove it. Shew a whole lot to go thru in one day. I just hope the recovery goes well and maybe my gall bladder wont be bad and i wont have a hernia but chances are slim because something somewhere is off balance causing the pain, The ultra sound is going to take place on the 9th to check my gall baldder out and the surgeries and such will be on April 10th, i have to call on April 9th to see what time to be in for surgery on April the 10th. If anyone has has some of all of these things done please contact me so I can get an insight on what is going to take place and the recovery and such.....
Mar 08, 2008
OMG!!!!!!!!!! ok im totally going to cry! i actually bought a pair of size 15 juniors sweat pants to day and they are a little bit big on me, shew i never thought such a dream would come true of this type of weight loss, i guess after all of the attempted failures i was skeptical even after having surgery. I am so happy, i am down to 176.5 as of today... from 275 april 17th 2007.... i am a pound and a half from my 100 pound mark and i cant wait. I just went through a really bad stall so i am very happy i lost 10 pounds in a matter of a few weeks, but it was an emotional roller coaster tho! i am totally estatic! i also posted some new pics!
down3.5 pounds!!!! finally
Feb 04, 2008
I thougt this day would never come that i would get off of that long azz stall, since last friday i have lost 3.5 pounds im down to 183 now and am stoked!!!!!!!!!!!! just thought i would share since i have been so frustrated over it
much needed update
Feb 02, 2008
Hello everyone, just thought i would update, it has been ages since i have... i have been on a long stall and yoyoing in my weight for quite a few months now. I have to be honest this is very frustrating, everyone keeps telling me that this is normal and most of the people i talk to that are the same time frame out from sutgery are all saying the same things, that its normal, they done it and that i picks back up, i hope it does, i really do... i havent lost any where near what i think i shold have, id like to loose about 40 more pounds, then i would be down to 145, i woujld be happy with that, i just have to TRY to remain positive which is very hard right now, i dont want the surgery to fail me or rather i fail the surgery but how do you cope with it? I have looked into increasing my protein, more water and excercise which i havent been able to stick to, so hopefully someone or something comes along and gives me a swift kick in the butt!
nearly a 2 months stall!!!
Dec 12, 2007
Hello, sorry i havent updated in a while, we hve had our hands full trying to sale our house and we are getting eady to move to louisville, gotta go where the work is, plus there are better jobs and schools there, anywho after what seemed like an eternity it looks like i may be back on track loosing weight, at first i was really worried, i stopped loosing or went up and down a few pounds for almost 2 months bu this past week i finally dropped 5 pounds out of no where im down to 184 and in size 16 in jeans and in khakis 14/16, i havent weighed this in over 6 years its so emotional for me, i cant help but take progress pictures... i will try to keep everyone updated and please feel free to give me ideas on foods!!
Time for another update
Sep 29, 2007
I thought i would just update. I have now lost 82 pounds, im down to 192, i havent weighed under 200 pounds in over 6 years so i am still looking in the mirror and asking myself it that is really me!!! Its amazing how the weight just comes off, My hair loss appears to have slowed down a bit finally, i am eating pretty well what i want just in smaller portions ... i still have to watch grease and sweets tho, those will get me bad!!! other then that i am now once again jobless, things have hit an all time shit pit but i just keep telling myself that everything happens for a reason, i try not to get to over worked over it. I think im going to try to apply at the jail and stuff around here and put my criminal justice degree to work. Please keep me and my family in your prayers as we are going to need them... also i wont go into detail but i have a friend that also needs remebered in prayer! thanks for reading my post and thanks to all who reply and keep in touch it does mean alot!!! ill try to get new pictures of me on here soon.
Just an update
Sep 23, 2007
I just thought i would update. Things here lately have been super busy, i really havent had time for the internet. I am still holding at 195 pounds, i am now wearing size 16/18 so if anyone has any clothes to get rid of please please let me know, i have been gradually buyingmyself stuff but it gets costly when you are lossing so fast!!! other then that i am doing good, i can eat just about what i want to just in smaller portions, i still have some hair loss and grease still bothers me and of course sweets i cant tolerate that well. Welp ill update more later, and try to get me some new pics on here soon.
Jan 04, 2007