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No Surgery after all

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Ok, Insurance rep called yesterday. Bad news...the doctor doesn't want to do the gastric bypass on me, just the sleeve. I don't have the money to have the sleeve.
I am not upset...I am kind of relieved in a way. I was starting to get very nervous about what if something did go wrong and died during surgery. So when this news came I was ok with it.

So I am back to doing it the old fashion way....so far I have lost 9 pounds just doing the diet they gave me to do before the surgery. It is a High protein, low carb diet.
I am surprised at how satisfied that I am doing the diet. So far it is working...so I am going to try and stick to it as long as I can.

My goal not to quit...and if I hit a plateau change it up a bit and try something new. Usually when i hit a plateau and it lasts for more than a couple of weeks I fall of the wagon....so the goal is to keep going. Strive harder and lean on family, friends and prayer.

Today was a good day.
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  • v SPARROW59
    You can do this Sheila. I know you can! My niece and her husband are on a diet like yours the doc gave them and they are doing great. Kinda hard at first but keep going. emoticon emoticon
    1936 days ago
  • v MISTYRIVER64
    the news of cancelled surgery is never great but I also am glad that you are relieved.
    Sometimes these things happen for a reason - and perhaps you will be much more successful doing it without the surgery. Best wishes
    1942 days ago
  • v SUSYPB
    Hi Sheila,

    I read this blog after posting a response to your post on your weight loss story. Now that I read this blog I'm really glad to see that you were relieved after the news. As I said before I believe everything happens for a reason. A friend of mine told me about so many people that had really bad problems after this surgery, tummy tacks and other cosmetic surgeries that I would never do it. Add a lot of vegetables and fruits to your dish and slowly but surely you are going to lose the weight. It helps if you do weight training because muscle makes you burn more calories than fat. That did it for me before but unfortunately I put it all back after a few years because I started to eat junk again and stopped exercising.
    1957 days ago
  • v BRILYNN79
    I am glad you are relieved by the news. Great job on the the weight loss so far. You can do it! hang in there.
    1967 days ago
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