Thursday, December 30, 2010

Well I have dropped 130 pds

Happy Holidays you all... wow what can I say, I have made such a drastic change in my life with this surgery I went threw.  I would not change it for anything in the world! I am sooo thankful for it, and greatful for how well I have done.  I still have problems eating meat, rarely eat it to be honest, but I am making it threw.. And doing a wonderful Job I think.  Since September 22nd 2010 I have dropped 89 pds... and since april 2010 i have dropped a  total of 130 pds.. I am happy about that. I got a new lease on life! My body feels better, I can walk and exercise again! I am doing things I have not ever been able to do and I am loving it. So to those of you out there straddling the fence on weither to do it or not... I say yes, absolutly do it, its worth every step!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

It has been one month since my surgery

It was a month ago yesterday that I had my surgery, and let me just start out by saying, I would never change this, even though its alot of work, I love my new lifestyle.  Thanks to Dr. Williams and all his wonderful staff over at New Life Center of Bariatrics for everything they done to give me my new life.  I have as of the 19th lost 78 pds!! That's alot of weight, 40 of it has been in the month since I had surgery.40 PDS! Yeah, like that's a toddler lost.  I also started working out a gym 3-4 days a week.  My life physically is changing for the better, better than it has ever been, and I am so thankful for this tool, this gift, this second chance on life that I am living now.  I go back to Dr. Williams on Monday, I am hoping then to find out that I have lost another 10-15 pds. I lost 12 pds in one week!! Yeah, I am totally loving this, cant eat, so what... who needs the food, I have my protein shakes, my G2 Gatorade,a Popsicle here and there, and I am getting my life back... you go ahead and swallow that big bite of cheeseburger there for me, I will take my protein shake, and continue working hard at getting into my pair of "Skinny" jeans I bought, hahaha... on top of the world here in my weight loss people. I am tickled to death with the decision I made to have this surgery. If anyone were to ask me if it was worth the risks to have it, I would tell them, YES absolutely, it is the best thing I ever done in my life!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I have lost 14 pds, and its will not be 2 weeks till tomorrow

Yesterday was my first check up visit since surgery, and I had lost 14 pds.  The nurse said that was good, she said they expect a 10% weight loss and mine was a 14% so that I had done good.  She advanced me to stage 2 of the diet plan. My first meal was tuna/light mayo.  It took me 45-50 minutes to get down 3 tablespoons of food... but I kept it down. I am going to do everything by the book, exactly like they tell me to, because I want to loose the most weight possible. Just wanted to update my progress. I am so happy and feel great.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Got my Medical ID Bracelet today

I am not a rich person, quiet the opposite, I am dirt poor.  I had to have a medical ID bracelet, because after bariatric surgery we can not have any NSIADS or a NG Tube placed in us.  Well most commonly these bracelets are quiet expensive.  Well I went to Walgreens Website and they had one for 17.99 and it had a USB port that you plugged into any pc, and put in all of your medical information. Awesome was the first thing that came to my mind, I can afford 18 bucks, and this will allow me to put everything on it.  Well let me tell ya, it is well worth that 18 dollars, I love it, it allows you to upload a full blown medical history, and is super easy to do.   If you are like me and don't have tons of money to blow on a high price one, but know you need one, go here and get one. I got the pink one... I love it!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Feeling better every day

Well I decided yesterday to call my nurse and see for sure that all that was wrong with me was that I was over doing it... And it was.  The incision that Dr. Williams puts in to prevent me from getting a hernia, is a very very painful incision that is sutured to my muscle.  I had been going so hard trying to do the best I could possibly do that I had worn my poor body out and I was hurting bad.  So now I am going to rest and do what I can until I heal, per my nurse. All is good today.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Its been a week today

Well, its been a week since my surgery.  Its easier than I thought it would be.  I have my own system worked out on charting my intake/output and, as everyone else will see, I have developed a what works for me day to day routine.  I had a little trouble drinking my 2 oz every 15 to start with, not because I did not want it, but I am up throughout the day from 445 am until 9-10pm daily, so it became alot more than I could handle taking in.  So for the past three days I cute it back to 1 oz every 15, and I skip some here and there, so that by the end of the night I am not hurting from so much fluid intake.  I am still using my pain meds, because my right side wound, where Dr. Williams sutured my muscle to the incision at is still extremely tender when I move, walk or bend, but the meds have slowed down quit a bit.  I am so thankful that I was giving the opportunity to do this surgery, and to be on the post op side of things.   I feel good, although energy runs out very fast, so I sleep alot, and that's ok.... I do what I can do, I walk as much as I possibly can, must fight the blood clots from forming, and I do my housework as tolerated.  I cook my hubby his meals for the AM, and my dear mother usually fixes his dinner in the PM.  I could not do this without my parents, sister, and hubby, they have all done so much to help and support me and I am so very thankful for them.  Just wanted to touch base, and give an update on how I am coming along.  I go back for my two week check up on the 4th.  I had lost 42 pounds pre op, i am excited to see what I have lost when i go back for my 2 week visit.

Monday, September 27, 2010

My Surgery is done

Hey guys!!! This past Wednesday, September 22nd, I went in for my surgery.  It was truly a very wonderful process, the staff at the hospital were the best I have ever had, my doctor was wonderful, and the experience was very peaceful, much to my surprise.  As soon as I came out of the recovery room, and woke up, I demanded to get up, I wanted to walk.  My hubby was apprehensive, because the doctor said due to the amount of muscle in my stomach, combined with the fat, and my very enlarged liver, that my surgery was very difficult, and that I might experience alot more pain than normal patients.  I was not taking a chance of lying in the bed and getting a blood clot, I wanted to walk... and walk we did, ever hour and a half to two hours.... even if I cried, even if it hurt, we walked.  Today is Monday, 5 days post op,and I will tell you this, my persistence has paid off.  I feel great. Sure I still have alot of pain, and am still on my pain meds, sure I get fatigued easily, but all in all, I do not feel like I just had a major, slightly complicated surgery.  This morning I have done two loads of laundry, changed my sheets on my bed, cooked my hubby breakfast and packed his lunch, I have emptied my dishwasher, and refilled it, and got all my charts for my intake/output started for the day.  I am pushing forward with all my might, and I feel like a new woman. yesterday we went for a walk from my house down to my mothers and fathers. there and back would be at least 1/4 a mile, maybe more.  felt good.  And I do not want food, sure I enjoy my Popsicle's, and my fruit juices, but I do not have hunger pains.  As long as I take this tool given to me, and stay strict with it, as my doctor has told me I needed to, I will go threw this with flying colors, so to speak.  I feel wonderful.  so to those of you out there that are considering this, it is painful, it does take will power, and work, and its not the easy way out by no means, but it is absolutely worth every step.  Thank you Dr Williams, and all the staff at Park West Medical Center Bariatric Unit. All of you all rock!!