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Lunch

Friday, November 14, 2014

Yummy!

  
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NANCY- 11/15/2014 8:34AM

    Love the cups, easy clean up! :)

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MSLZZY 11/15/2014 7:11AM

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Ooops! No silverware required. Hope all goes well today!

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SIOL55 11/14/2014 10:22PM

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/14/2014 5:54PM

    Have a great day Hugs

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Progress in the works...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

So it's been three days since surgery.

I am still pretty sore and on pain meds. Thank goodness! I have 5 incisions on my stomach and all of them look good. Two are swollen but it looks like they did the most work.

It is really different than I thought it would be. I'm not hungry at all and DH eating doesn't bother me so much....yet. I'm drinking and eating everything out of one ounce measuring cups.

They say my stomach is now the size of a small banana so 4-6 oz. really fill me up. But I am supposed to keep sipping every hour.

I am also exercising already....well moving. I'm supposed to get 5-10 minutes of walking in twice a day. Unfortunately, my treadmill is buried under a bunch of junk....DH is going to help me uncover tonight...so I have been using my Walk away the pounds video. That is a low impact walking video and it has been a great start.

So my change has begun. I feel it, I know it....I embrace it. It's not easy.....but it's mine and I am going to use it to it's best.

The key has been all of the great support I have. I can't even begin to measure its value.

Hugs,

Keri

  
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NANCY- 11/14/2014 6:45AM

    So glad you are on the mend and getting that blood flowing to help you heal.
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DEEGIRL50 11/14/2014 5:16AM

    Hope is shining bright like the candle picture! You have started down a new path and I can't wait to see what comes your way. I hope you'll keep posting updates.
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MSLZZY 11/13/2014 10:37PM

    Keep that positive attitude and follow the doctor's orders. A little activity will help with the healing and you will feel better than just lying around.

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I did it!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I came through surgery really well.

In addition to the gastric sleeve, they removed my gall bladder and repaired a hernia. So I was a triple threat.

But I'm home now, and recovering well. I'm sore and tired but moving around fine. I can't believe I have finished this part of my journey. It took so long.

I am on Stage Two of my diet which means cream soups, juice and jello mostly. And lots and lots of water.

This is the beginning of the rest of my life......I'm excited to see what's next!

Thanks for thinking about me!

More to come!

Hugs,

Keri

  
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SIOL55 11/13/2014 9:19PM

  Good luck on your journey.

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NANCY- 11/13/2014 6:50AM

    So glad all went well with the surgery. Yikes at least the took care of the other things too, so your down time might be longer, but taking the time to recovery will will serve you well.
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MSLZZY 11/13/2014 6:33AM

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Take time to recover and focus on recovery!

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KMRJPR 11/12/2014 6:51PM

    so happy you're doing well!!

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DEEGIRL50 11/12/2014 6:49PM

    emoticon I'm excited for you!! Good luck in the recovery and on your new pathway!! I'll be waiting to hear about the changes and new experiences!! Keep that excited attitude!!

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TRAVELGO 11/12/2014 5:14PM

  Thanks for sharing and good luck to you!

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Here we go....

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Surgery is tomorrow. I'm as ready as I'm ever going to be. Scared, excited, nervous....all those things. Think of me tomorrow...Okay?

  
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SIOL55 11/10/2014 5:55PM

  Prayers going out to you.

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PICKIE98 11/9/2014 6:40PM

    Praying for you and the medical staff.

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MCFITZ2 11/9/2014 6:29PM

    Wishing the best of all possible outcomes.

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ANNABELLISABEL 11/9/2014 6:20PM

    So exciting! You'll be in my prayers tonight!

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FORMYDARLINGS 11/9/2014 6:18PM

   

You will do just fine. Follow all directions from your Doctor's and rest and heal well. I'll be thinking of you.

Gini

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My Weight Loss Adventure

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thinking about having weight loss surgery is very frustrating. There are so many pros and cons. Two blogs ago, I talked about how after getting denied for weight loss surgery....I was given hope once again if I followed a 6 month plan, see the doctor every month and continue to lose weight.



So I did that. Last month the doctor told me she was going to submit to insurance. I couldn't believe we were finally here. A week later, I got a letter from the insurance company saying I was approved for surgery and that I have to have it by Thanksgiving.

I am now two weeks away from surgery. November 10th is the date. I am doing a pre op diet. Two protein shakes a day and then one meal of lean protein and vegetables for two weeks. I'm only on day two and it is the hardest thing I have done so far.



The thing is.....I know this is just the beginning. I know it is going to get a lot harder. I'm sure some people think having surgery is an easy way out....but it is not a quick fix. It is not easy. But it is a tool.





It's a tool that will change my life......give me a new relationship with food. It's what I need......I guess......LOL! It's just scary and hard. And some days I just want to have a big pity party about it. But I am keeping my eye on the prize.



Here I go.........

Hugs,


Keri

  
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ANNABELLISABEL 10/30/2014 7:20PM

    It will all be worth it! Stick with it! :)

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SBEAR5 10/30/2014 2:43PM

    Yeah for your insurance approval! So exciting. I know it seems SO hard right now, but it's ONLY two weeks. You can do it. You WILL do it! emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/29/2014 9:33AM

    Congratulations on the approval from the insurance company. It may be the hardest thing you ever do but so worth it. Keep a positive attitude and Spark on! HUGS and praying for a successful surgery and a healthier you.

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DEEGIRL50 10/29/2014 7:53AM

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You can do it. The path you choose has to be your own. We're always here for you!
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FORMYDARLINGS 10/29/2014 7:31AM

   

Good Luck, Keri and keep us up to date with how it all goes. Your account of your journey can really help others make their decision about whether to have this same surgery or not. Also, I care about how you are doing and what is happening with and to you. I will be thinking of you as your date grows near and as you take that final step.


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NELLJONES 10/29/2014 7:04AM

    Gastric bypass is an assist, not a magic bullet, but it does work. Good luck!

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