Lauren1979 12 years, 7 months ago

I ran across your before and after photos and thought to myself this is the closest match to my body type and weight before that I've come across on here. I was so afraid that I will have so much extra skin after that its almost stopped me from going ahead. I know everyone is differant but seeing your before and after photos has given me hope that I still can look good after surgery. Did you have any cosmetics? Sorry to be writting here but there wasn't an email member tab on your profile. Thanks for giving my insperation to have the courage to go through with this surgery. Thanks again, Lauren

Naes Wls J. 16 years, 6 months ago

Terra, Hang in there you are doing great. Yes the first part I think is the hardest. but you will slowly get better and all what you feel now will be a fog in your memory. I call minds the dark days of my wl journey. but everything is great now and Yes I would do it again in a heart beat. Im just loving this journey. you take care and take one day at a time. ~*~Hugs~*~

skylarmom 16 years, 6 months ago

Hello everyone! Today is the first day I felt like getting up and sitting at the computer. I am overwhelmed by the love and support...made me cry! Well, here I am on the other side!! It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. First and foremost...MUCH more painful. Plus I have had a few problems. My stomach spasams whenever I put anything in it and it is very painful and it has been hard to get food in like I am supposed to. Today is the first day that I could drink the NuBasics every 15 minutes. Water seems to hurt the most. My intestines slowed WAY down and I was not able to pass gas on my own. That was very uncomfortable because it was pushing on my abdomen was 3 times it's normal size. I got thrush (in my mouth) and a yeast infection from the antibiotics...that's no fun!! I gained 10 pounds of water the first day post-op...and 14 the second!! I was so bloated I felt like that little girl on Willy Wonka! Luckily it is all coming out now! Plus I am getting really sick and tired of being sick and tired!! I am one week post-op as of tomorrow so I have to remember to give myself a break. But honestly, I thought I would be up and moving by now. Food is looking and smelling very good...and I have another week of the liquid diet to go...UGH! All in all, I am still glad I did this. I'm sure I will have much more positive things to say in future posts!! Thanks for all the support and well-wishes. It truly means a lot to me!

vehrs73 16 years, 6 months ago

Hello everyone! Thanks so much for your well wishes. I know it really helps all of us to give and receive support! Terra is feeling much better today! I spoke with her earlier and she sounds great and is up and about! I'll let her give you the details, just wanted to let you all know she's on the "other side" and on her way to a happier, healthier new life!! Thanks for all of your prayers! I know it means a lot to her!! Hugs...Angie

PookieW2 16 years, 6 months ago

Terra, sorry to hear you are having some problems. Please make sure you take good care of yourself. Don't be afraid to call the doctor and ask questions. You will feel better soon, I just know it. Take care and God Bless

JOLENE D. 16 years, 6 months ago

Hi Terra, I want you to know that even though you're feeling kinda rough today, things will get better and better and soon the pain will be a distant memory. We are all praying for your quick recovery. BIGGHUGGZZZZ

MommaAngel 16 years, 6 months ago

HI TERRA I am praying for you sweetie. I hope you start feeling better.I will pray the Lord heals you quick so you can be on your way to a healthy new life. LORD BLESS

1800Bev 16 years, 6 months ago

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I pray you have an easy journey free of complications.

shcarrigan 16 years, 6 months ago

Hi Terra, I will keep you in my prayers! Each day will be better. Hang in there and take good care of yourself. Sleep and let someone spoil you! Welcome to the other side! Hugs{{}} Sarinda

vehrs73 16 years, 6 months ago

Hello everyone. Terra had her surgery on Wednesday and is home but having a lot of pain and a rough recovery. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers and send her a quick note with well wishes and/or advice... thanks everyone! HUGS...
About Me
Salem, OR
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Jun 11, 2001
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Before & After
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January 2003---Me at my heaviest weight
August 2004--1 year post op! Woo Hoo!!

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