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Friday, October 17, 2008      4 comments

Got a call from my primary today. The result of the PT-INR done yesterday was not good. I have dropped from 1.4 to 1.0 and they want me to be at 2.0-3.0. After some thinking I believe it dropped because of my bariatric vitamins. Vitamin K can af... Read more

Home Again

Monday, October 13, 2008      3 comments

I am finally home again from the hospital. This hospitalization had nothing to do with my surgery per the cardiologist and I'm thankful for that. I had surgery to increase my health, not to make more problems for me. I feel good. The hepari... Read more

In the Hospital

Friday, October 10, 2008      5 comments

Tuesday afternoon I went to see my surgeon for my four week follow-up. I had felt a little off kilter since Saturday. I thought I just needed an adjustment in my blood pressure meds. He reached out and took my pulse and it was erratic. He had th... Read more

Still Searching

Friday, October 03, 2008      3 comments

Thanks for all the protein comments. I am still searching for one that I like. I did try something I got from finally. It was orange flavored. I made orange crystal lite and added half the packet of powder. It was tolerable but oh s... Read more


Sunday, September 28, 2008      6 comments

I have to date tried pre-made shakes like EAS Carb Control and Atkins Advantage. I thought they both tasted pretty awful. I tried bottled Isopure (Apple Melon) and ugh! Had it tasted more like apple and less like honeydew, I may have liked it. I... Read more

Two Weeks Post-Op

Wednesday, September 24, 2008      6 comments

I had my two week post-op appointment with my surgeon yesterday evening. It went quite well. The day of surgery I weighed 386 pounds. At my appointment yesterday their scale weighed me at 369 which is down 17 pounds since surgery. They then look... Read more

Doing Well

Wednesday, September 17, 2008      7 comments

So far, so good. I have not had any pain medication for about three days now. I do still have a tenderness pulling on one side which I am assuming is the area some of the work may have been done. Other than that, no real pain. I'm eating an... Read more

Emotions run wild

Sunday, September 14, 2008      4 comments

Emotions are right on the surface. Being housebound not only because of surgery but because of rain hasn't helped much. When not raining, I could have at least left this little apartment for a walk outside. Praise the Lord, the rain has stopped ... Read more

Here I Am

Friday, September 12, 2008      3 comments

I am back. There were no complications during the surgery, however my surgery went six hours. Two hours was the actual gastric bypass surgery. The other four hours were removal of my gall bladder. It was full of 30 stones! Who knew? Doc said the... Read more

Today is THE day!

Monday, September 08, 2008      4 comments

Well, my day has arrived. I slept okay. Woke up at 6 AM and got up. Took my blood pressure and thyroid meds. Finished off the bottle of water since it's all I could have and all I'll get until ice chips later today after surgery. I've check... Read more

Surgery Time

Friday, September 05, 2008      9 comments

My surgery is on Monday Sept 8th at 2 PM. I sure wish it was earlier in the day but I didn't get to choose the time. I have to be at the hospital about noon. I'm still having a hard time believing this is going to happen. I'll check in as s... Read more

Results of most recent doctor appointment

Wednesday, September 03, 2008      3 comments

My doctor was pleased with the weight I've lost since I last saw him about 2 months or so ago (a total of about 16 pounds). I told him it had been more but when my original surgery was cancelled I ate my way back up about ten pounds before I got... Read more

Cardiology Results and New Surgery Date

Friday, August 08, 2008      4 comments

Just back from the cardiologist and it was exactly as I knew it would be. There is NOTHING wrong with my heart. I have not had a heart attack. I am just FINE! I could have had my surgeon and my surgery and been recuperating right now. But ... ev... Read more


Monday, August 04, 2008      5 comments

Okay ... Thanks everyone for your support and encouragement. I know that this is just the latest speed bump in my journey. I have moved beyond it and accepted it knowing that the surgery will happen in God's time and not my own. There is a reas... Read more

Surgery Cancelled

Saturday, August 02, 2008      6 comments

Totally devestated right now. Got a call from my doctor. Surgery is cancelled for now. Something not right in my EKG so I have to have a stress test before anything else. Said the EKG shows I've had a heart attack since my last surgery. Huh? You... Read more

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