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A new me inside and out

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hello my spark friends, I haven't talked about the changes in my life much. Mainly because I was getting adjusted. I changed jobs earlier this year and my two medications went from $50 a quarter to over $500 a quarter. Is that insane or what???

I was off work that particular day after picking up my medication and I was ranting to a friend about how expensive my medication cost. I was fussing because I could get off the medication if I could just lose some weight. I have tried so hard. I lose 15 to 30 pounds and it comes right back on. A vicious cycle if I must say so myself, and not to mention how hard that is on my kidney's being a diabetic. My friend was like have you ever thought about weight loss surgery. I told her NOOOOOO!!! I can do this on my own. She said friend just call and schedule a consultation. So I went home and cried and prayed about that.

I called True Results and I was able to get in within a couple of weeks. I researched the options. I am very scary so I went in and discussed the lap band with them. After reviewing my insurance it would cost me $1300 out of pocket. That is cheaper than the medication I am taking on an annual basis.

I had a total of 4 visits. The first visit I weighed in at 269, the second visit a month later I weighed in at 272, the third visit I weighed in at 274 and the final visit I weighed in at 284.1; now mind you these visits are exactly 30 days apart. I was totally disgusted with myself.

After all of the years of telling myself I would never do this and then I decide to go for it. I gain weight.

I started my pre op diet for the lap band on 10/25 at 284.1. I went in the morning of 11/15 for surgery, I was down 10 pounds. I met that goal...I was excited. I was still in shock that I had decided to do lap band surgery the week before Thanksgiving.

I discussed the option with my Endocrinologist and she was like I will support your decision. I believe it will help you to reach your goals and get off the medication. My doctor scheduled me to come back and see her January 4, 2013. She said I am excited and can't wait to see the new woman who comes into my office.

My first day out of surgery. I was fine. I prayed and asked GOD please do not let me suffer with the awful gas pains I have heard about. No gas what so ever. I had a little discomfort from the incisions. As of today I am 4 weeks post op. My incisions are healed up. I have been walking on the treadmill. I haven't started back hard core working out. I am down 25 pounds.

I will see the surgeon today just for a follow up. So far my procedure has been good, no complications.

I had a boyfriend, but that ended...he decided to do something different. I was sad, but I am ok. I am focused on me and my life. At this point I do not need any distractions.

I will take and add new pictures soon...

Take care...
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MZSASSY 1/7/2013 11:42AM

    Im very proud of you!!!!!!

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LILSHINE 12/17/2012 11:33AM

    Good for you. Hope that all continues to go well and you find great healthy success.

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BEETH52 12/13/2012 10:27AM

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SHANTODD420 12/13/2012 8:17AM

    Congrats on the weight loss. I have been discussing the same thing with my doctor. I am scared though because I know how my body reacts to antesthia. Congrats can not wait to see the pics.

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NANNABLACK 12/13/2012 7:37AM

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SANDYCRANE 12/13/2012 7:33AM

    I am glad that your surgery went well. I know it had to be a tough decision but the results are so immediate. I have a friend who is trying to decide if she wants to have the weight loss surgery. She knows she would still have to exercise and watch her diet after the procedure and that is holding her back. She has not faced reality that there is no easy way. Keep us informed about what you are going thru and we will be waiting for some pictures. Have a great day.

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