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Surgery Time

Friday, August 01, 2008      4 comments

For those who are interested, my surgery will be at 4:15 PM on Monday. I'm not happy with the time, but will survive. Last food will likely be a boiled egg and one slice of whole grain toast at 6 AM. All food stops at 7 AM. Can have water up to ... Read more

I'm hanging in there.

Thursday, July 31, 2008      2 comments

Went to my last water aerobic class last night. It went well but the water was pretty chilly. Everyone was so excited for me and supportive. All told me to just do what the doctor and nutritionist say and I'll be fine. It was nice to have the ad... Read more

Quick Update

Monday, July 28, 2008      8 comments

I'm now down to 394 this afternoon. I have definitely left the 400s behind forever and it is an awesome feeling to know I won't ever weigh more than that again! I'm off to do pre-admission testing at the hospital. I need bloodwork and an EK... Read more

The waiting continues

Friday, July 25, 2008      3 comments

Now it's just a matter of time. I hate waiting for anything. Anyone who knows me, knows I am NOT a patient person. This waiting drives me crazy, but I know I'm doing what I'm supposed to in order to prepare my body for the surgery. I called... Read more

It's a Go!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008      4 comments

Well, it's now a done deal. I just got off the phone with Utilization Review and my surgery has been authorized and approved. The date stands as August 4th. I cannot tell you the relief I feel knowing that the authorization is out of the way. Wh... Read more

One day down on the "diet"

Monday, July 21, 2008      2 comments

Good morning girls, I did fine through the night. Here's my eats so far ... 11:45 pm last cereal bar (since the diet didn't officially start til midnight. Ha!) 3 am protein chocolate milk drink 6 am tuna with fat free mayo I'm... Read more

The "Liver Shrink" Diet

Friday, July 18, 2008      6 comments

So here's the diet I have to stick to for the next two weeks. It isn't nearly as bad as I had thought it might be. Breakfast--Protein Beverage (will probably do Carnation Instant Sugar-free with added dry milk powder OR Slimfast Low Carb wh... Read more

I have a date!

Thursday, July 17, 2008      4 comments

Are y'all ready for this? I am scheduled for surgery on August 4th! My mind started whirling and I was thinking "are you freaking kidding me?". That is two weeks from Monday! Oh my. Then she went on to say that it is pending insurance approval b... Read more

Finally ...

Friday, July 11, 2008      3 comments

Finally, after much angst and many phone calls, the psychologist who did my psych eval sent the report to the bariatric center. It was the final report they were waiting on. The bariatric center faxed 42 pages to my surgeon for review before sub... Read more

Quick Update on the Process

Saturday, June 28, 2008      2 comments

Stopping in with a quick update and then it's off to bed for me. I am pretty tired this morning and have had the mother of all headaches for most of the night. I got a call from the bariatric treatment center my surgeon is with. They said t... Read more

Pulmonary Gets the Go Ahead

Wednesday, June 18, 2008      4 comments

I'm just back from the appointment with the pulmonary doctor. He said he sees no reason not to give the go ahead for surgery, from a lung standpoint. He did caution me about using the breathing apparatus post surgery so I don't get pneumonia. He... Read more

Water Aerobics

Tuesday, June 03, 2008      2 comments

Okay, so I finally went to water aerobics last night. The pool has glass windows over it and the sun was shining yesterday. The water temp was 86 though it didn't feel that warm to me! The rest of the group assured me it was definitely warmer th... Read more

Fitness Evaluation

Wednesday, May 28, 2008      5 comments

I went yesterday and met with the fitness person at the bariatric center. We talked for over an hour and then I had to sign a contract saying I would start exercising as of today. I have to do a minimum of 30 minutes of planned physical activity... Read more

And another one set

Saturday, May 10, 2008      1 comments

I will meet with the physical therapy person to discuss my exercise for before and after the surgery. She will help me come up with a fitness plan that I can live with. I know on my end I'd like to do water aerobics and then fitness training whe... Read more

Endoscopy Complete

Friday, May 02, 2008      2 comments

Had the upper endoscopy today. The doctor said everything looked normal. He will have the results of the h-pylori biospy back in 7-10 days. He didn't expect that to be any problem either. Yahoo! Another test behind me. I got a call from the... Read more


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