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scared skinny

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Or really, scared healthy. Scared skinny somehow sounded better for a title... I talked to a surgeon today, he's expecting I'll need a bowel resection due to recurrent diverticulitis...The fat on my abdomen is my biggest health risk. More for the surgeons to cut through, more stress on every body system, contributed to the diverticulitis to start with. Fat is my biggest health risk all the way around, literally. I'm wearing an intertube of fat, fat crowds my organs, infiltrates my liver, clogs my veins, makes my heart work harder, my lungs work harder, my ankles struggle, my knees hurt, fat grows skin tags between the rolls, fat stinks, literally. I have a hundred reasons how I got here, I have one to let it go, I want to live and fat may kill me. I passed up the cookie and potatoe chips at dinner. I'm scared.
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    I'm so sorry you are struggling right now. My son had this surgery done when he was little. He had two separate surgeries that removed part of his intestines. The first time was a section of the large intestines and the second was a section of the smaller including the illiocecal valve.

    My heart goes out to you. We are all either in the same place you are, or quickly approaching that time when we have to seriously face the decisions we've made with our bodies over the years, but it's never too late to start fighting to reverse it. Please know you are not alone. Someone on here has been or is where you are.

    I wish I had amazing words of wisdom, but the truth is, I just don't want you to feel like you are standing alone.

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    Oh sweetie. I bet you are scared!! You can do this.
    2424 days ago
    Now it's time to make a plan and stick with it!
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    We sound so similar. I think you found the door that will lead you to success. Fear is a great motivator. It's become mine.


    the chips and cookies away!

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