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23 week post-op reflection!


Monday, August 08, 2011

Today marks 23 weeks since RNY surgery and I am looking at how my life has changed! ........

First I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity! I see my surgeon tomorrow and will thank him for saving my life!
As I sit here today I am 2 pounds away from his goal for me to have a "Normal " BMI.
6 months ago I was on medicines fordiabetes,asthma,hypertensio
n,neuropathy, arthritis ,high cholesterol and pulmonary hypertension --Today I am off everything except for my cholesterol meds and should be off of that in the nrxt few months.( I was on a big dose of cholesterol meds and they just cut it in half since my lab draw), My total cholesterol was 105. I came off of insulin 2.5 weeks ago. They put me on an oral med but blood sugar was in the 70-80 range with a low of 48 so not taking it any more! So far blood sugars are Normal!! If I were not to lose another pound I would be happy because my biggest goal was to be off of all those meds!
I can wear a size 8 pant and some medium shirts! I can exercise for over an hour and feel good! I can walk up a flight of stairs without having to stop to breathe! I feel good about myself!
While I have had a few glitches along the way (Last month-- gall bladder out and an ulcer) I would gladly do this all over! Having surgery was the best thing I have ever done for ME!!

Thanks for sharing this journey! It has been quite a ride!!!--- Vicky
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2MUCHRUTHIE 8/10/2011 1:55PM

    Wow! I am only 20 days out! I hope I have the same success as you! Congrats! emoticon emoticon
Ruthie

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KNH771 8/9/2011 7:29PM

    How wonderful for you! You are making very good progress. I'm sure the doc will appreciate your thanks. I'm still working on getting to a "healthy" BMI, but I'll get there eventually. Next comes maintaining your success!

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PRETTYNPLAYFUL 8/9/2011 8:54AM

    I am really glad that you are off your medicine and also that you have made it through the complications that were causing you not to eat. Hopefully you have found some enjoyment in eating again. Keep up the great work!

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AGRLNKY 8/8/2011 10:46PM

    Glad you are doing so well!

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