Friday, August 04, 2006

Well, I finally made it into a new Bariatric Dr. I can’t believe how hard it is to find a Dr to follow you if he hasn’t done your surgery. It is not like I am a crackpot……My surgeon retired. Anyway, I found one and I have been to see him and here is what he had to say……
I am only 27% body fat. I should not try to lose anymore weight. He thinks the weight I think I want to lose is just skin. If I had that removed, then I would be the weight I want to be. He actually suggested I try to gain a little. We compromised on muscle gain….. I weigh 165…..
He is going to scope me next week….wants to see how things are looking down there and see if I have ulcers etc.
I have a new hernia. I have already had eight of them repaired. They put in a piece of mesh to prevent me from getting them again. The new one is where one of the holes from another repair is….But, we can’t fix it right now because I am too unhealthy.
I will be getting an iron transfusion also next week. I am anemic….no big shock to any of us there.
I will continue to have my weekly B12 shots as well as supplementing with sublingual. He cannot figure out why, if I am getting weekly shots, that my levels are still so low….. I will begin to see a hemotologist next week to address this.
He gave me so many supplements to take that I can’t even imagine. But I should have been taking them all along…….
He said that if I can’t get my labs under control, that he wants to reverse my surgery (distal RNY). I informed him that was not an option. I did not go through all of this just to have it reversed….no way no how!!!!!
So hopefully with all of this, and keeping up with all that I have been doing the past month (protein shakes, watching what I eat, excercising) I should have a little more energy soon, and not fel like a Zombie…..
I will let you know the results of all my further testing. All in all nothing was a big surprise. I just couldn’t get my new PCP to go along with what I wanted her to do. Now I have someone who will.

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    You are really having a lot of health issues right now...how is it going? Just make sure you're taking care of yourself, emotionally and physically! I'm certainly pulling for you!
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