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Monday, September 17, 2012

In February I was told that I had a mass in my stomach and that I would have to have half of it removed along with the mass. I did that in June. I had a feeding tube until almost August and now I am finally well. What the doctors thought was my gallbladder actually turned out to just be my stomach. Well its all gone now so I think I am finally ok :) I weigh 164 lbs because they fattened me up terribly with the liquid nutrition because they were afraid my weight would start to plummet once I was off the feeding tube because I now have only half of a stomach. As it turns out despite everything I am very healthy and my weight is consistent! I could not eat solid food for 2 whole months and so I had a list of things I wanted to eat when I could. I am now done with that and I just started keeping track of my diet and exercise again yesterday. I am already feeling better!!

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JUNEBUG1944 9/17/2012 9:46AM

    I wish the best for you. You've been through a lot and I hope all is well now! emoticon

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CAKAROO 9/17/2012 7:36AM

    hope you are feeling better soon

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REDSHOES2011 9/17/2012 1:58AM

    Hope you feel 100% again soon!

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FITANDFIFTY2 9/17/2012 1:48AM

    So happy to hear you are feeling better, Spark Friend! emoticon

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PURSUEJOY 9/17/2012 1:38AM

    Glad to hear you are so much better ~ that is great! Welcome back to the world of real food!!


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Feeling HellaGood

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I am doing so much better! I know it has been exactly 4 weeks since I had surgery this week and I am raring to go back to my old schedule but I have been advised to wait 4 more weeks. I started to feel bad because I kept looking at myself and I just didn't look the same but it turns out that is just swelling and it takes 6 weeks to go away especially since I got on the scales at the doctors office and I have lost two more lbs, to make a grand total of 148!!!! I am moving next week too! Oh, I don't think my life is ever going to slow down. What would I do if it did?

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KTBDAY 11/21/2011 6:52AM

    Best of luck with your recovery. Sounds like you're doing something right even if you can't get back to your old routine just yet.

Have a great week!

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SWEETIE81 11/17/2011 9:12AM

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Getting back on track...

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I started walking again on Sunday but I only did 25 minutes and I found that I really missed the sense of well-being that I get after exercising! I can't do the Pilates or Aerobics for 4-6 more weeks. So I will probably increase my walking minutes to as much as I can handle until then. I am just thankful that I am better now. I really disliked not being able to do anything.


Gallbladder Gone!

Friday, November 04, 2011

October 14 I had my gallbladder removed. It was pretty bad. They did it outpatient without asking me if I had help at home. I didn't know that was such a big deal until I was specifically asked by the hospital staff- too late. Of course at home it is only my 14 year old daughter and 11 year old son. (They are angels and wont be grounded for anything for 6 months, but they don't know that) They did everything in the house, even if I did have to turn the tv up while they argued how to do it! I think I get a little more respect now that its over. The look on their faces was priceless the day they came in from school and I was up, the house semi-clean and an easy dinner cooking in the kitchen; they realized that their ordeal was over. I hope it lasts because even my son comes in from school now and asks me if he can do anything to help!! They told me that they did not know how I do everything that I do. The Dr. did laparoscopic surgery which is supposed to be better than opening one big incision.

I haven't went off my diet because I felt like I was already eating for my body's health, so why change? I did crave apple pie? for a solid week after I had surgery. Even though I had cut out most processed packaged food I had to have it so I just ate it and shaved calories elsewhere. You know even a Paula Dean apple crumble pie serving has 400 calories, so that was my snack every day for a week. I haven't gained any weight but I am starting to feel a little weak. I can guess why that is happening since it only takes 2 weeks to start losing muscle that you build by exercising. I still have to wait 2 more weeks to start walking again and 4 more weeks for the Pilates and cardio but I have been cheating by walking the dog 4 blocks each day. I am getting extremely bored! But overall I am feeling more like my old self again except for one thing and I wanted to ask anyone else that has had surgery if they have this; Ever since waking from the surgery, I have had a fine tremble in my hands. It is there day and night and is always the same. The Dr. just waved it off as nervousness but I have never had it before and I am not a nervous person. My family would describe me as a very steady person. So, it makes me wonder.

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STOCKSROCK 11/5/2011 1:09AM

    I had that surgery over 25 years ago, the old fashion way. Split open like a pig if I can say that. You will have fun with the kidney dumping bile which the gallbladder holds into the stomch and you will be looking for the closet bathroom. Fatty meats and green vegs will trigger him.

But no tremble in my hands. My sister had also had her's removed and no tremble in her hands either. You may want to ask your doctor about it.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Well, I have been doing so well and feeling wonderful but last Friday I had to be rushed to the E.R. and I found out I must have my gallbladder removed! I have lost 5 more pounds but I don't feel up to exercise. Pray for me.

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JUNEBUG1944 10/16/2011 5:49PM

    Wow! What a shock that was, I bet! Now that it's over, hope all is well!

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SURREAL283 10/5/2011 2:59PM

    Oh that is aweful. You are in my thoughts. Hope you get better real soon!

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TINNATEE 10/5/2011 1:11PM

    I wish you the best! Don't let this set you back.


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