1 year Post Op update
Jul 15, 2008
Well I had asked during my one year update about getting my common channel length shortened some more as i still have 100 pounds to lose after one year out of surgery. The nurse practitioner said shed run it by Dr. O'Malley but highly doubted that he would agree to it. Dr. O'Malley got back to me and said that he was very pleased with my weight loss thus far and would most definetly not make my common channel any shorter than the standard 100 cm that he does on everyone regardless of there start weight. he stated that anyone he had done the ds on in the past with a shorter common channel length and less than 100 cm came back to see him too skinny and severally malnourished, thus he had to do a reversal on them. he therefore refuses to do anyones cc shorter. So now that i hear this i will stick with and be happy with my common channel length once and for all and happy with my weight loss. I have however changed my goal weight. AS they had initially told me to aim for 185-215, my personal goal was 150 - 170 max. Now to be more realistic I have raised my personal goal weight to 185, that still puts me at a bmi classified as over weight but not obese. I can handle that!! I just want to be able to fit into a regular store size large or x large, then i will be happy!! No more plus sizes please!! So as of today I am down 164 now i have about 80 to go. Sounds better than 100 i think lol
1 YEAR POST OP
Jul 12, 2008
My how time flies!!!!!!!! One year since my surgery i cant beleive it!!!1 So much has changed in my life for the better!!!!!!!! I have no regrets and am the happiest I have ever been in my entire life! life is good!!!!!!!!! Thanks to everyone for all the support and help couldnt have done it without you all!! Now this next 1 year i have to get my ass in gear and get back to the gym on a regular basis and cut back on carbs... i still have 99 pounds to get to my personal goal of 170. Altho even if i make it to 199 id be happy as a pig in shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PS Ive added my one year post op pics in my surgery pics folder. Take a look and see if you can tell the difference lol
So much has changed!!!
May 11, 2008
Wow its been a long time since I updated on here yikes!! Wow where to start?!?! Well for starters i found my neck again!! thats been for a while... but oh most recently my knee caps have re-appeared!! How exciting!!!!! This journey is quite the experience i tell ya!! i can now fit in most chairs........ my legs dont get so tired. And Im still 100 pounds from my goal so i know theres still so much fun to be had!! 156 pounds gone forever and another 105 to get rid of.
Life has been grand since surgery!! Got engaged to my long time boyfriend at xmas..... and just bought a house!!! I never saw all this coming! Its been quite a year I tell ya!!!
Im lovin life :-) Doin the happy dance daily just cuz I can!!!!!!!
Now why the heck didnt i get the DS 10 years ago?!?!?!? lol
Aug 19, 2007
So I see that most people have a goal weight and I dont. So i asked at my one month post op appt. i was told they dont like to give people goal weight so as not to let them down or dissapoint them if they dont get there. SO i pushed a little further and asked for some guidelines. According to my height about 5 foot 5 and a half I should be around 135 lbs - however this is unrealistic. I was told that my goal would be about 185-215 (based on an 80% weight loss). I really want to be in the 100's thats for sure!! Also i want to get a little lower if i can so I have some room to grow as I plan to get pregnant after 2 years. So I say to myself hmmm i wonder what my goal weight should be???? Im thinkin maybe 150-175??? I guess I will just have to see when I get there. The staff at the surgeons office told me to wipe any number out of my head and just see when i get there how i look and feel - makes sense but hard to do now!
Aug 07, 2007
I just re-checked my BMI and its gone down 10 notches!!! ive gone from 69.4 to 59.8! yayyyy keep going in that direction mista BMI!!
ONE MONTH POST OP
Aug 07, 2007
Well I survived my surgery yayyyyyy. Glad its done and over with!!! I am down 39 pounds so far (plus another 20 that i lost and kept off pre op) and cant wait for it to keep melting off!!
Jun 19, 2007
I have a date for my DS woohoo oh ya!!!! July 9th is the first day of the rest of my life!!! And 4 days after my 32nd birthday what a great gift - the gift of life!!!!!!
Surgery of choice...
Nov 29, 2006
I originally planned on getting gastric bypass surgery until I learned about the duodenal switch! I had never even heard of it before!! The mroe I researched it the more I realized that it was more suited for me. Currently I am waiting for a consult date, as I have just gotten approval from OHIP for a pre op assessment with Dr, Omalley in rochester NY. Im so excited that the ball is rolling now!!!
Nov 29, 2006
Hello all of my fellow pre and post WLS'ers!! I am so excited to be here and to get to know you all!! I do not have any overwieght friends so have never had anyone who can relate to my feelings, thoughts, experiences etc etc. I have always been the only big girl in the group.. you know the one who guys at bars are nice to to get closer to your hot skinny friends!!! Ya that's me lol. Once you get to know me you will see that I am very sarcastic and have a wicked, warped and wacky sense of humour. IN person I am pretty shy until I get to know you then I show my true colours lol. It's always the shy silent type that are actually the wild ones waiting to burst out hahah!!