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Crap!
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 vitalady.com 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
Protein
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
Update
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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