Four months out
Jan 04, 2011Yesterday was my 4 month surgery date. It has been a medium roller coaster ride. At first I did think I was never going to get the hang of, then finally now I feel in a swing. I can eat some now, I do not throw up nearly as much and I feel full almost all the time. I don't think I have thrown up since the weekend after Thanksgiving. I am learning about listening to my stomach and hearing what it is telling me much better. I had incredible weight loss over the 2 months past. Through both holidays I thought I would maintain whatever I was at the start of November, but throughout Nov and Dec I lost 15 lbs. That must be a personal record and I continue on the downward slope. I really started this weight loss in March of 2010, I went to the oncologist and weighed in at 385 lbs. When I had my firast chemo treatment in Jan. 2008 I weighed in at 405, but after many rounds of treatment I was down to 345 lbs. When I went back this year I was back up to 385 lbs, and decided I would keep going up if something did not stop me. Now I am 266 lbs. Surgery, Doctor Scott, and all my hard work has got me down and living healthy. My BMI has dropped from 66 to 45. I am still self absorbed and have many irregular thought processes that get in the way, but I am getting healthier each day. I work on my faults and make amends when I screw up.
I only wish my knees were better. I love to walk, but the arthritis has not improved, in fact may have worsened since I am up using my knees more. I hate that, I wanted it to improve so badly. I am trying not to project yet, but if it continues I may have knee replacement surgery sometime in the future. Dang I really want to avoid that if at all possible.
I am inspired by this surgery, my friends and family are so complimentary, my grandkids are all excited about my changing health. I have lots of blessings and much gratitude as I start out on my 2011 adventure. WOOHOO!!!
St Louis, MO
Jan 31, 2004