Thursday, May 04, 2017
I AM ON TOP OF THE WORLD!!!
I can not believe it!! I had my weight loss surgery just 2 days short of 10 months ago. The day I met with the surgeon was exactly one year ago today. I was living my life in a bed or wheelchair, in immense amounts of pain constantly, unable to dress myself and needing assistance with basically just about everything. My dear wife had lived through 14 years of my health problems and something had to change. I had already been told by the surgeon that without the surgery I was looking at being bedridden for the rest of my life which would end within five years, probably much sooner. I was taking 14 different medications, had major heart and mental issues and was borderline diabetic. What did I have to lose at this point. It was either take a chance with the surgery or my life ending before the age of 50. I told the doctor that I would be happy if I could get down to 210-220 and he told me to aim higher. So, we agreed that my goal should be between 185 and 195. As of today, that goal is not just a dream, it is almost a reality!! As of today, I have now lost 170 pounds and per the doctors scale I weigh 199!!!! I could not have ever accomplished this without my wife, our friends and of course our Heavenly Father Jehovah God!!