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2 years post op and feeling great!





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I'M FINALLY TAKING CONTROL OF MY LIFE!

Wow, already two and a half years post op (gastric bypass)! Taking control of my life has been a wonderful experience and I've learned so much about myself. I'm learning to wake up in the morning and to be grateful for the things in my life. It has also given me the chance to meet new people and to forge bonds that I never would have imagined were possible.
Wow, already two and a half years post op (gastric bypass)! Taking control of my life has been a wonderful experience and I've learned so much about myself. I'm learning to wake up in the morning and to be grateful for the things in my life. It has also given me the chance to meet new people and to forge bonds that I never would have imagined were possible.




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Member Since: 4/24/2008

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My Goals:
It's funny how your goals change as time goes by. My long term goal is to be between 140-150lbs. That is still my goal but I've also learned that being a healthy weight does not make me a healthy person, it is so much more. I am starting to work at making myself healthy from within as well and it's something I feel really good about.

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Right now I am not on a specific program but I am working to get there. I am looking for a BALANCED diet along with daily physical and mental fitness as well.

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About my surgery: OUCH! .... Well what I remember from the first day anyway.... I had major complications after surgery as I was pretty out of it and my blood pressure kept dropping. Less then 12 hours after my initial surgery I was being wheeled back in to the O.R. because I was bleeding internally. Turns out that one of my sutures was leaking pretty badly and it had to be fixed. They increased my liquid intake through I.V. and gave me 4 blood transfusions. At some point during all of this they ended up having to put a central line in my neck as I had blown a few veins and other good ones could not be located. After 2 days in ICU I was back on my feet and although it was scary, I don't regret having the surgery even for a minute. Even after all they witnessed my Mom, Dad and Aunt still has the courage to have the surgery within 6 weeks after me because of the excellent care I had! Big Thank You to Henry Ford Hospital for helping me achieve my goals!

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PUNKY4711
10/18/2009 10:28:40 PM

Hey Jenny !!

Not sure if you would remember me but i worked with your dad at Tepps. I have to say you look amazing ! Your dad was telling me about the surgeries & its great it has worked out so well. I can't imagine going thru something so major but being able to reap the benefits of a healthier life. Welcome to the Chatham Team, hopefully you will find it provides lots of support. I've been a lil lazy lately on here but i'm always around if you need to chat !
Good luck with all your goals !
Laura



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PUNKY4711
10/18/2009 10:28:40 PM

Hey Jenny !!

Not sure if you would remember me but i worked with your dad at Tepps. I have to say you look amazing ! Your dad was telling me about the surgeries & its great it has worked out so well. I can't imagine going thru something so major but being able to reap the benefits of a healthier life. Welcome to the Chatham Team, hopefully you will find it provides lots of support. I've been a lil lazy lately on here but i'm always around if you need to chat !
Good luck with all your goals !
Laura



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KYLEE_NICOLE
10/15/2009 9:47:37 PM

Welcome to the Chatham Team!!!



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MAMMAMICHELLE
1/22/2009 9:46:32 AM

Hey you, I live about 30minutes north ... howdy neighbour!



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LORI777
1/10/2009 11:18:16 AM

Hello and welcome to SP Community Team- Business Only!

Lori



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