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Milestone Acheived!

Thursday, November 17, 2011      5 comments

Normally Friday is my weigh-in day of the week, but since we are seeing some friends tonight and I was SOOOO close to hitting 30 pounds lost last week, I jumped on the scale this morning (Thursday) instead. And I was not disappointed: 1 more p... Read more

One of the best decisions ever!

Friday, October 28, 2011      6 comments

One month ago today, I was wheeled into an operating room early in the morning for what I hoped and thought would be life-changing surgery -- Lapband (weight loss) surgery. I had gotten a taste of what life was going to be like the week prior w... Read more

WOW! Three weeks already?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011      3 comments

I was about to blog yesterday about how things were going since my lapband procedure, but when I realized it was going to be 3 weeks today, I held off. And at the same time I was amazed that it had been almost 3 weeks! Where does time go? Wel... Read more

Reflections after a week of "banding"

Wednesday, October 05, 2011      7 comments

It struck me when I woke up (or to be more exact when my male dog Tomas "wet-nosed"me!) this morning that almost to the minute was when the anesthesia was turned on and I was sent into a short but deep sleep while my surgeon and his team went to... Read more

Nice to chew again!

Sunday, October 02, 2011      6 comments

So Day 5 since lapband surgery, and I was able to add in some food I can chew! Pureed foods, mind you, but I tried a scrambled egg, cottage cheese, and even some canned tuna. So far so good! And it was nice to be able to chew something again!... Read more

The day after....

Thursday, September 29, 2011      9 comments

So everything went well with my lapband surgery. Checked in at 5:30AM on Wednesday, and was home by 11:30AM. Needed pain meds throughout the day yesterday to manage the pain. Today, the only time I have needed it was at 3am this morning, and ... Read more

Showtime!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011      5 comments

Lapband Surgery is at 7:15AM this morning. Will blog later with results.... Read more

Countdown (T-2)

Monday, September 26, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday was easily the best day of the pre-op diet. In loo9king back, I think the culprit may have been the Atkins shakes! So they will clearly not be part of my post-op liquid diet later this week. The EAS shakes I have tolerated much bett... Read more

Countdown (T-3)

Sunday, September 25, 2011      1 comments

Day 3 actually went quite well. Mixed it up on the foods -- pumpkin smoothie in the AM, EAS shake at lunch, and then had a nice small piece of shark for dinner last night. Protein count right at the top range -- 120! This morning I whipped up... Read more

Countdown (T-4)

Saturday, September 24, 2011      1 comments

Day 2 went pretty well. Did get a good workout in at the Y and did not collapse due to the lack of food! emoticon... Read more

Countdown (T-5)

Friday, September 23, 2011      1 comments

OK, so I made it through day 1 in fairly good shape. Only ran into one rough path around 5pm when I normally feed the dogs. But since I had fed them both times on Tuesday my wife was feeding them both times yesterday. Anyway, when I came into... Read more

Countdown (T-6)

Thursday, September 22, 2011      4 comments

Today is day 1 of the 1000 calorie, high protein, low carb, mostly liquid diet in prep for lapband surgery next Wednesday. A few other items, such as Tums, are also added to my daily routine. Bought most of the food items on my surgeon's list ... Read more

It is on!

Thursday, September 08, 2011      7 comments

Since my last post on 07/14, I had a few more items to take care of so that my lap band "package" could be sent to my insurance co for approval. Yesterday, I got the news: I am authorized! I double checked with my surgeon's office and the ins... Read more

Tests are done!

Thursday, July 14, 2011      7 comments

OK, so I have gone through the "hoops" in preparation for Lap Band surgery. The EGD was actually pretty interesting. And do those "happy" meds (propofol) really do a number!! Hard to imagine that what Michael Jackson's Dr was giving him to s... Read more

One last test....

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      3 comments

This morning I go for an EGD, short for Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, or put in plain terms, it's a camera down your throat! This is done to make sure my stomach and adjoining areas look good - no cancer, ulcers or any other bad things - prior to... Read more


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