Just an Update

Monday, March 04, 2013

A phone call from a friend here on SparkPeople reminded me that I have not posted for a while and it was time to tell everyone how well I am doing. Although it does not show on my spark record, I am now down over 100 pounds since I started this journey on January 23rd, 2012. What a wonderful feeling it was when my Doctor reminded me of that. I still have about another 80 pounds to go but am well on my way.

I am still on soft foods until I see my Dr. again this Friday, but am hoping that I can go on to a regular diet at that time. That is the plan so unless they find something wrong there would be no reason why I can't finally have a salad. I never thought that I would actually crave green salads, but I can't wait for a shrimp salad.

I am also now three months out from my Ablation for the Atrial Fibrillation. I saw the Dr. that did that last week and am wearing a heart monitor for two weeks to assure that all is well.

For the first time in over 6 months, I don't have Dr's appointments every day of the week. The only appointment I have next week is with my Bariatric Surgeon on Friday. I just don't know what to do with all my time but am slowly getting back to quilting and knitting. If you want to see some of the things I am doing, check out my Facebook Page at:

Hope all is well with everyone else.
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    LIz, it's been a while since we chatted but I am sooooo sooooo glad that you finally got to root cause of your post op pain and difficulties. I know you are excited about moving on to soft foods - be careful - I went through the soft food stage way too fast and it really wrecked my ability to keep anything down. Slow and Steady and Keep It Simple at first, your sleeve has to be reintroduced to foods again and what settles fine one day might come back up the next. That's what happened to me then, and still happens now although less frequently. Protein, Water, Protein, Water get em all in every day. My failing to do so in months 2 and 3 post op that I wound up malnourished and dehydrated admitted to the hospital three times, and the ER twice.

    I am on stage three where I can eat most foods although some days, I just get my protein, water, and a snack here or there along with my Vitamins and supplements.

    You've been through heck with your post op probs - I hope this next leg of your recovery is speedy and pain-free. I am here whenever you need to talk - i'm on Skype as "SprinkleChez" too, or you can click the link below to chat with me (free no software req'd) on - I've been using Since 2004 - there's tons of chat rooms covering any topic you like - and it's totally international - I've met great people around the globe.


    You'll have to cut n paste that into your browser but it should work and I am logged on to PalTalk most every day and many nights. Take care my friend - I hope to hear from you soon. - "Sprink"
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    Comment edited on: 3/5/2013 4:25:19 AM
    Fantatstic - great job.
    1839 days ago
  • KTREK32
    I am so glad that you are feeling better and things are starting to run smoothly. Congrats on the 100 lbs that is fantastic

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    1839 days ago
    Hard work and good for you!!! Keep Sparkin'!!
    1839 days ago
    Wow 100 lbs? Amazing! Well done you!
    1839 days ago
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