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Two Weeks Post Op
Wednesday, November 01, 2006      2 comments

Had a visit with my surgeon this morning. He surgeon said that the pathology showed the tumor was benign and it just grew. No way of knowing what caused it and hopefully, it will not return. It was pretty solid and he said he got it all. I'm pre... Read more
Progressing Just Fine
Monday, October 30, 2006      2 comments

I'm making progress post surgery. I am still in very little pain. Matter of fact, I am only taking one pain pill per day and I'm quite happy with that. It is usually just before bed or right when I wake up in the morning. I imagine I'll be able ... Read more
Doctor Visit Follow-Up
Wednesday, October 25, 2006      2 comments

So I went to see my surgeon today for an almost one week follow-up. He was quite pleased with the way things are healing. He took out the drain and I am thrilled. This means I can sleep on my tummy tonight, sleep being the operative word here! I... Read more
Post Op
Tuesday, October 24, 2006      6 comments

The surgery is behind me now and I'm on to recovery. Though this was not weight loss surgery, I did get a 30 pound loss from it. The tumor (visible in photos on my Sparkpage) weighed 20 pounds and then with the fluid loss, it all totaled up to 3... Read more
Tuesday, October 17, 2006      2 comments

The date for surgery is rapidly approaching. I'm all set to go in on Thursday, Oct 19th. I'm not really all that worried about the surgery itself. I believe the Lord will send his angels to watch over me and steady the hands of the surgical team... Read more
More Drama than Primetime TV
Saturday, September 23, 2006      1 comments

Hi everyone ... More drama added to my story today. I keep praying it's all going to end, and then more gets dumped into my lap. Fell asleep for a few minutes yesterday afternoon in my chair, sitting up. When I woke up, I had this tigh... Read more
Going against my own advice
Sunday, September 03, 2006      4 comments

From the beginning of my journey, I've met new friends. Many would ask, "Should I start today or wait until Sunday?" My reply was always why put it off? Start today. I'm a firm believer in not putting things off. There's no time like the present... Read more
I'm the Kind of Gal
Sunday, May 07, 2006      1 comments

In my blog a couple weeks ago I had a friend tag me and ask me to post what kind of gal I am. This is my response to him, finally. I'm the kind of gal who dares to dream everyday. I'm the kind of gal who drinks water almost exclusively... Read more
Who Am I?
Monday, April 17, 2006      0 comments

Marianne, here at Sparkpeople asked us in one of the threads I post in, to define ourselves without saying we are a wife, mother, sister, etc. This is my definition of who I am right now. It has definitely changed over the years. Once you finish... Read more
About Getting Discouraged
Monday, April 17, 2006      0 comments

(I was asked in a Sparkpeople thread this morning the following question ... "I ended up on a gastric bypass post and I am concerned because I watched a special on TLC that said the same thing a young lady was saying. That all obese that have a ... Read more
How my story begins
Saturday, April 08, 2006      0 comments

In January 2005, I realized I really didn't like myself anymore. I mean it. I hated the person I had become. Somewhere along the way I lost track of who I was. I no longer recognized myself anymore. I was fat and miserable. I was unhappy and cra... Read more
Start Over
Wednesday, April 05, 2006      0 comments

If you've started out in pursuit of your goal and you've really tried with your heart and your soul, but somehow things got out of control - START OVER! When you've tried your best to do what you should and you thought this time that you ... Read more
Five things I am grateful for today
Tuesday, April 04, 2006      0 comments

Today, the five things I am grateful for are: *My husband who has been with me and supported me for almost 21 years through so many issues I can't even begin to list them. **My beautiful daughters, born to someone else but the Lord ble... Read more
Spring Goals
Wednesday, March 29, 2006      0 comments

Five things I would like to take on as projects this spring: 1-Clean out my closet. Toss all the underwear I wouldn't be caught dead in (note to self...go buy new underwear!). Weed through clothes others have given me and keep what I'll use... Read more
I made it!
Monday, March 27, 2006      0 comments

Today is a GREAT day! I weighed in at 399.5 this morning which puts me under 400 pounds for the first time in at least ten years. This is thanks to the Sparkpeople program and all of the wonderful friends I've made since I joined as well as my m... Read more

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