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6 weeks post op

Tuesday, November 24, 2015      3 comments

I had my 6 week post op check up with the surgeon. Everything is looking pretty darn good. - The nausea has become considerably less. Part of that is the healing process and part of it is learning what I can eat and how to best eat it. I s... Read more


Saturday, November 21, 2015      4 comments

I still cannot find decent plus sized swimwear. At least not without those stupid foam cup bras. Junonia is where I usually buy from, but of course they don't have anything in my size in a one piece bathing suit. Grrrrrrr....... Read more

I survived spin class!

Saturday, November 21, 2015      3 comments

It's been 5 years since I've taken a spin class. But I have been a bicycling fool all summer, and I don't want to lose that level of fitness. Overall, I did okay. Yeah, I was consistently 10 to 20 rpms behind what the leader was calling out... Read more

Fancy meeting you here

Thursday, November 19, 2015      1 comments

Today I made it back to the wellness center, 2nd day in a row. I even woke up before my alarm! This time instead of swimming I did 5 minutes warm-up on the elliptical, and then... free-weights. I lift to strengthen my back and my knees. I lift t... Read more

I swam today!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015      2 comments

I am the walrus! Koo koo kah choo! And I need a new swimsuit as my old one is JUST TOO BIG now! emoticon... Read more

5 weeks post op

Tuesday, November 17, 2015      3 comments

I have lost over 50 lbs! Now mind you, I've been tracking my weight since 2010, when I was first diagnosed as type 2 diabetic. But still, over 50 lbs lost! Hell yeah, I'll take it! I have been, unfortunately, testing some limits since Frida... Read more

T.M.I., round 2

Thursday, November 12, 2015      1 comments

I love Miralax!!!!... Read more

4th week post op

Tuesday, November 10, 2015      0 comments

I have had several health issues this year: - onset high blood pressure; put on both a beta blocker and an ACE inhibitor this year - continuing type 2 diabetes - sleep study confirming sleep apnea; landed in the hospital and had a heart ca... Read more

T.M.I., sorry

Sunday, November 08, 2015      2 comments

Mirolax is my new friend.... Read more

Observations on my journey

Friday, November 06, 2015      1 comments

I've been battling frustration and depression for about a week now. - Frustration that it is still kind of painful when I eat. - Frustration that I get hungry, especially around meal-time, when I can smell others cooking food that I know... Read more

3rd week post-op

Wednesday, November 04, 2015      0 comments

Yesterday marked the end of the 3rd full week since gastric sleeve surgery. I am trying to take my sister-the-nurse's advice and evaluate my condition knowing that it takes a full 6 weeks to recover from major surgery. In other words, I need to ... Read more

Two weeks

Monday, October 26, 2015      2 comments

Yeah, I'm jumping on this a day early but what the heck! My blood sugars are closer to normal than they have ever been since I was first diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 5 years ago! If that was the only criteria on which to judge having had ... Read more

One week

Tuesday, October 20, 2015      2 comments

A week ago I had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery and already - my blood sugars are running in the close to normal - normal range - my small incision sites are itchy because they're healing - I've lost 6 lbs - I almost feel normal ... Read more

5 days ago

Sunday, October 18, 2015      2 comments

5 days ago I had gastric sleeve surgery. The pain is subsiding, and I am very much looking forward to eventually getting back into the groove of biking, walking, and swimming. But til then, baby steps. P.S. I will never take the simple act ... Read more


Sunday, October 11, 2015      1 comments

Tuesday is the day. Tuesday I go in to have Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery. I am doing this to better control my diabetes and blood pressure. If I am lucky, I'll have another 20-30 years on this earth. I want those years to be healthy ... Read more

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