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4/26/12 1:21 A

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Gloria, I know that those of us who pray for all our members will add your son to our prayers. You are doing great! Just concentrate on doing your best each day. Accept the days that are not perfect and set them aside and do your best the next day.

blessings and peace,

cindy

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4/25/12 8:50 P

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I do not think I mentioned it... but maybe part of the reason I am having a hard time knowing what to do is that my son, 30, who has been dealing with cancer since last fall just found out the spots in his lungs got bigger and may have to go to MD Anderson. How can so much be happening? It is all just too much!

I did read the articles, etc. I read all I can find.

Thanks again to all,
Gloria

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4/23/12 4:42 P

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Have you looked at any of the resources I mentioned in my blog? If not do look at them. I think they will help calm those fears!

cindy

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4/23/12 1:44 P

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Thanks again to everyone... I am still wishing this did not have to happen... I cannot decide if it is my fears... or that little voice that has been helpful in the past with warning me about things. I hope I can come to some peace of mind about all this. It is very frustrating! I do not want to do this for the wrong reasons. Guess time will tell... I am hoping to find information now about the things one can and cannot have from the first day of surgery on.... I have read up on it... and some of the things recommended in the liquids are things I cannot have... just so many questions! I have to schedule the date for the dietician.. but I cannot till I get Ms works schedule... He has to take me after all. Since I had to give up driving it makes it interesting to do things. Thanks to all again!!! Gloria

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4/23/12 11:35 A

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Good luck to you!! I am also on three blood pressure meds. I am two weeks post-op and am feeling great.

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4/20/12 1:00 A

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I just want to you to know up front that I would do my surgery all over again even knowing what I have now experienced would happen again.


I was told prior to surgery by the surgeon and others that ...
my diabetes would go away
my blood pressure would be normal
my sleep apnea would go away
my arthritis would improve
that I would be off all my medications.

What really happened to me was....

I still have T2 diabetes but I am off about 80% of my medications for it. A vast improvement but not a miracle cure!

I still take blood pressure medication but my blood pressure is so much better and is under control.

I still have sleep apnea and still use a cpap but my pressure is now a 6 instead of a 7 and I still have moderate (almost severe) sleep apnea due to a very small throat.

I move better and there is less strain on my joints but I still have arthritis problems and still have to take medication. It is just that now I cannot take nsaids.

So while I am off insulin and some of the my diabetes meds, the rest of my meds are still needed just in a little lower doses for some. Plus I now take heavy duty vitamins and supplements.

Was the surgery worth it if the promises did not come true for me? Yes I am much healthier, I am exercising regularly and have plenty of energy and I am close to a normal weight.
So yes I would repeat everything even knowing what I know now!

I do know some people for whom these predictions came true. But it does not happen to everyone and it does not happen all at once to most. it is a gradual improvement form most of the people I know.

cindy


Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
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4/19/12 3:17 P

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Hi Gloria--
I think there is quite a bit of research that shows that weight loss surgery really helps people with diabetes. In fact when I was going through my classes there was a fellow who was not very overweight who was having it b/c his diabetes was so bad.
Good luck! Ask lots of questions!
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4/19/12 11:59 A

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Thank you so much!

Looking forward to something positive!

Gloria

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4/19/12 11:56 A

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emoticon Gloria emoticon

You are with a caring group of people here we are glad you joined us.

If you need encouragement please just ask we have plenty to share.

This is a lot of information here take your time and you will know what is right for you.

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4/19/12 11:42 A

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I have an appointment this afternoon with the doctor. My primary doctor sent me to one and he had to send me to this one. They used to be in same office, but for some reason they had to change to different offices even though they still do work together in other ways. I did go the the seminar this doctor had. It was very informative.

I have been doing a lot of research. The Weight Loss for Dummies and the cookbook version are on their way. Even before I saw it recommended here.

I have multiple health issues... including diabetes, thyroid issues, fibromyalgia, arthritis, hypertension (3 medications for this), and on and on.I have problems with my lower back, hips and knees... generally difficult to walk much. I am hoping somewhere along the way someone can help me figure out how to exercise with the limits I have now.

I also did not have all the weight I have now before and when I was diagnosed with the diabetes. Since then it has been one diagnosis after another with constant weight gain. As a matter of fact, I was in good physical condition at the time. My weight has doubled. I weigh about 285 right now.

I do eat very healthy! In spite of this I do not know how to lose any weight on my own due to the combination of conditions and possible the weight gain from some medications.

My endocrinologist is the first one to suggest I would be a good candidate for this a few years ago. This was just about the time I got my disability. I did apply to one doctor but at the time they did not take the medical coverage I have. The new primary doctor I changed to last fall is much more helpful than the previous. I am hoping that things begin to turn around for the better for me... I am overdue!!!

I am also looking, like everyone else, for all information to make the best choices I can and be prepared for what might come next.

Thanks to all,
Gloria

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