My son Mike, Myself Madeline & Husband Eberhard
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On October 5th of 1991 I had a GASTRIC BY-PASS!
This was a very, very rough surgery!
I lost my spleen, I had a collapsed lung, I was in ICU 3 days on a vent, and 6 more days in the hospital.
I have had Abdominal Hernia Surgery, Gallblader Surgery, Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery & Pannelectomy Surgery. (cutting off fat), all since my by-pass.
This was not a piece of cake. THINK SERIOUSLY before you take this step. You have to change your eating habits, most importantly stop eating when you start feeling full, do not take that last bite, the last thing that you want to do is stretch out your stomach.
In the hospital I weighed 251#
I now weigh 117# TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS 134#
(I had no support group after my gastric by-pass) Everything I learned was from the internet, then
I joined Weight Watchers in February 2006, this helped me to eat healthier. I knew what to do, but having a support group with meetings every week helped me.
I was looking up a program on the internet where I could enter my food, then I came across the SPARK website May 7,2008.
I love this website, I have learned so much. Everyday, I learn something new.
Did you know that you have to take alot of Vitamins daily.
Your stomach is much smaller now, When you eat food the nutrients just pass thru. You need supplements in your diet.
THIS IS A MUST IF YOU WANT TO STAY ALIVE & BE HEALTHIER.
To maintain my weight.
Learn something new daily.!
Hopefully, meet some new friends in my area,
I also live in Angola, IN most of the summer. and have Family in Toledo, Ohio, and Yipsilanti, MI.
Where I visit often.
I am only learning to write information on my SparkPages SLOWLY.
I DON'T UNDERSTAND ALOT OF THINGS YET, BUT I WILL FIGURE IT OUT.
I AM ORIGINALLY FROM TOLEDO, OHIO. I GRADUATED FROM CCHS IN 1961. I HAVE 3 GROWN CHILDREN, AND 3 GRANDCHILDREN. WE NOW LIVE IN MADISONVILLE, TN. WE MOVED HERE IN 1995. WE ALSO HAVE OUR 2ND HOME IN ANGOLA, INDIANA, ON CROOKED LAKE, A MERE 530 MILES FROM TN. I SPEND MOST OF MY SUMMER AT THE LAKE. ALLMY FAMILY LIVES UP NORTH.
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| current weight: 128.6
Thanks for visiting my Blog. It is nice to know that others have felt the way I do. I wish you luck and hope you don't have to go for the reversal!
2922 days ago
Wow you've been through it! Welcome to DwD.
2927 days ago
hi, Shipshawana........I love that place :) No, i don't have a support group. My dr office has one but it is a bit of a drive for me and with gas prices I haven't really participated, and yes I know I really need a support group :( I've lost 87 lbs so far, but I've really noticed it's getting very difficult for the pounds to come off now. I really enjoy hearing from you grads...you keep me motivated and are such a great help.
2948 days ago
Hi SunnyKittyCat, I am RNY post op 8 months and hearing that after 8 years you are still maintaining fabulously gives me great hope. I love to hear of long term success...I am determined to live the new me forever!!!! Best of luck to you and your family. Leslie
2957 days ago
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Hi, Nice to see your page... I am a Lutheran married to a Catholic..does that count? haha Good luck to you and have a great day! Judi
2958 days ago