11 months out
May 25, 2008
Well, I haven't posted in a very long time. I am almost 11 months out and I have lost 150 pounds. I feel WONDERFUL... The best I have ever felt. I am so full of energy and can do so much more. I can even jump on the trampoline with my 7 year old daughter. She loved it and we had a great time. I feel like I'm a better mother now as well as a better wife. Everyone says that my personality has changed drastically. That I am more outgoing and will get involved in conversations now. I used to be very shy and "hide in background" but now I am out of my so called Shell. I am so much happier. I am officially "Half the woman I used to be." I stiil thank God that he gave me the oppurtunity to have this surgery. I would do it all over again, no regrets :)
6 months out
Jan 07, 2008
I am now 6 months out and down 114 pounds. I feel so good. I feel like I have my life back now. I can do more things with my friends and family, especially my little girl. Having this surgery is the BEST thing that I have ever done for myself. I wished that I would have done it a lot sooner. I feel like a completely different person. For a treat for my 6 month being out, I went and had my hair done. I am no longer a blonde. I now have light brown hair and it actually looks good. I also went to have my nails done. People at church and in general cannot hardly reconize me. I post some pictures soon of my new hair.
Five months out
Dec 03, 2007
I am now 5 months out and I am down 101 pounds. I cannot believe it. It all happened in such a short amount of time. I cannot believe how much this surgery has changed my life. I am so much happier and healthier than I have ever been. I have energy and can walk now without shortness of breath. I also love buying clothes that aren't from the plus size section. I am also so proud of my DH. He has been by my side from the beginning. He has dropped 50 pounds since my surgery and he is loving it to. It has changed both of our lives forever. I can't wait to see the results at the very end, for the both of us.
3 1/2 month update
Oct 23, 2007
Well, I went to see Dr. Melkonian last Tuesday. I am now down 77 pounds. He said every thing is looking good. I have been having trouble, I do believe with my gallbladder. So I went for an ultrasound on Sunday morning. Haven't heard anything yet, still waiting. Also last week I went to my PCP and I was dehydrated. WOW!!! He told me I really need to kick up my water intake. It's just so hard, but for the past week, I have been doing better. I can tell a difference now. My life has changed dramatically since the surgery. I thank God every day that He has given me the chance to do this. My self-esteem has improved greatly. I am now starting to feel good about myself again. I am wearing a size 22 in jeans. I can even wear some 1x shirts. I was so excited. I went to Liz Claiborne this weekend and bought me a 1x shirt. Beautiful!!! The best part it was on sale for $9.99. Well, guess I'll go now, need to clean the house. Fun, yeah right....
3 months out today
Oct 02, 2007
Well today I am 3 months out. I am now down 70 pounds. Wow, I can't believe it. I didn't expect to be losing this quickly. The only complication I have now is I believe that my gallbladder is acting up. I go and see Dr. Melkonian on October 16, I'm going to ask him about it then. Well, if I can hang on that long. Other than that I am very happy with my accomplishments. I just thank God for giving me another chance. I want to do everything right, and not mess up. I am down 3 dress sizes and have lost 10 inches off of my waist. Feels great. I love my new pouch.
Sep 17, 2007
Well, not much of a change since the last time I posted. I can pretty eat anything at this point. I try to stay away from carbs, sugar, and fatty foods. Don't want to go there again. NO, NO, NO!!!!!! I am down 63 pounds as of today. Yey me!!!!! I feel a lot better than what I used to. I went to a support group last night as Presbyterian. I had a good time, and I am making a lot of friends. Which is good, because I used to have a hard time making friends. I love having friends because they are an encouragement to me and I can be one to them. Whether pre-op or post -op you still need the support.
2 months out
Aug 31, 2007
I know I haven't posted in a while. Been lurking around on OH though. Everything is wonderful now, except I have had 2 kidney infections in a month's time. I hate them, ALOT!!!! I'm not getting in all of my water (64oz) a day. I've gotta work on it. Well, I can eat pretty much anything I want. I do stay away from greasy foods, carbs, startches, and sugar. But I can cook supper now and eat everything together as a family. I'm not the ODDBALL anymore. I love dinnertime at my house. I am now down 49 lbs. since the beginning of my journey. I feel like a different person. I can walk 2 1/2 miles on the treadmill at one time at a speed of 2.5 and with an incline of 2.5 also. I would've never been able to do that six months ago. Other good things since surgery: no more snoring (I was the world's worst, I promise), haven't had to use my inhaler (and it's been summertime), no more chest pains, no more of my sugar dropping into the 60's and getting the shakes, and no more knee pain. I feel good these days. I sometimes ponder how would I be if I would not have had this surgery. Just in 2 months, my life has changed and for the good. And it is going to get better with each and every passing day!!!!!
4 weeks out
Jul 30, 2007
Well, I am 4 weeks out. The best decision I've ever made. Yes, I'd do it all over again. I am now on soft foods and have tolerated everything so far. I am down 34 pounds and I'm starting to feel good about myself. And it's going to get even better. This journey has had it's ups and downs, but it has been well worth it. My clothes are getting big for once and not tighter. The compliments keep pouring in, which is very encouraging. It makes me feel good about my decision for WLS. I have had a lot of support from family, friends, my support group, and OH. It is by God's grace and love that I have all the support I need to get through this. Everyday just seems to get better and better. I have more energy than I did a month ago. If there is anyone considering WLS, I say go ahead and do it. It will change your life and is a wonderful, exciting experience.
1 week out
Jul 10, 2007
Well today I am one week out. Every day does get better. Right now I am starting to miss food more than ever. I am just craving to put something in my mouth that isn't a protein shake or water. I can smell the shakes and gag. YUKKK!!!! I am still a little nauseas, not to bad though. After I got home home from the hospital, I sat and cried asking myself "why did I do this?" I was so down in the dumps. A close friend of mine who had the surgery done 2 yrs ago (in November) told me that when I wake up every morning, tell myself that I will eat again and that this is only temporary. She also said the first month is the hardest and to hang in there. I am so thankful for all the support in my life through this. God has truly blessed me and has been so good to me. I go to see Dr. Melkonian on July 17. So I'm hoping he'll start me on soft foods. I'm so ready for a change of taste. I don't regret having the surgery at all. I know I have to give it time. I also keep telling myself that I am not alone.
1 day out
Jul 04, 2007
Well, I'm in the hospital. Hoping to go home tomorrow. The surgery wasn't all that bad. A little painful though. That's to be expected. The gas is what hurts the most. My neck and shoulders also ache. There has been times i have asked myself, why did I do this and will I ever be normal again? I know things will get better and easier. I look up and down the hallways and know that I am not alone. the worst part is that it is July 4!!! and stuck in the hospital. That's OK, next year, I'll be at the beach. Well, guess I'll go now. Going to look at the fireworks from the hospital. I have a good view, I'm on the 5th floor. I'll post again soon.