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One Week at a Time😍
Saturday, April 28, 2018      5 comments

I've been dealing with back and hip pain for the past month over the past week it has been excruciating. All doctors say Lose Weight. I committed mysel... Read more
Never Give Up
Tuesday, April 14, 2015      3 comments

3 years Post OP on May 17, 2015. I keep reminding myself to never give up. The fight is not over. Although I feel myself backsliding I still am working on my ultimate goal.... Read more
100lbs Gone - Who Knew This Day Would Come True
Wednesday, November 28, 2012      24 comments

March 2012 at 448lbs enough was enough! I had my consult with my surgeon and May 17, 2012 I was Sleeved! Fast forward 6 mths later and I have lost 100lbs. Now the real fun begins! I have another 150lbs to lose to get to my goal of 250lb... Read more
FOUR MONTH SURGIVERSARY
Monday, September 24, 2012      14 comments

Wow! I can't believe four months have gone by! My sleeve date is May 17, 2012. I feel great although I still strugglle with some pre-existing health issues. My back and leg still have pain when I sit too long. Is the pain less excruciating no... Read more
TWO MONTH SURGIVERSARY
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      9 comments

Wow! I can't believe I am two months post-op 7/17/12. My Stats are: SW:448 CW:398 - 50 pounds gone forever....Woo Hoo! Let's See where do I begin. I'm doing things now that I could not have done 3 mths ago. I can stand without pain. (I h... Read more
Missing - Do Not Return to Sender
Tuesday, July 10, 2012      14 comments

I can't believe I'm down 47 pounds! That's 3 pounds away from 50! It's been a very long time. I've changed a lot. Mentally, emotionally and physically. I need to get myself back on the exercise circuit. I feel different. Some say I look dif... Read more
Struggling with Exercise
Tuesday, June 05, 2012      18 comments

I've always loved working out at least until my knees and back started bothering me. However, I would push myself at the gym and felt motivated to get up in the morning and exercise. Since the surgery it seems I just can't get myself going... Read more
Diet Stages - Lions Tigers and Bears - Oh My!
Monday, June 04, 2012      6 comments

I could eat a lion, tiger and bear right about now! I want to chew something solid! I'm on my second week of Full Liquids/Pureed Soup, SF Yogurt, LF cottage cheese, SF pudding and baby food fruits/veggies. I have one more week to go. I ho... Read more
VSG- 8 days post-op
Monday, May 28, 2012      10 comments

I'm 8 days post-op. Wow! Last week this time I was in what seemed like a bad dream. LOL I met with the surgeon today and I am down 15.4 lbs. This has been a hard week. I'm learning my sleeve. I'm in constant fear of doing something wrong. I'm no... Read more
VSG - POST-OP
Monday, May 28, 2012      4 comments

I'm not going to lie and tell you how awesome my experience was. SMH After surgery I felt surreal. My first day was horrible because of gas pain, nausea and vomiting. I was afraid I would hurt my sleeve. I didn't feel like talking to anyone or ... Read more
VSG - Two Surgeries in One Week
Monday, May 28, 2012      2 comments

Most people complain about the long process. It took me two months to get my approval. Everything is moving so fast. On May 15 I have a same day procedure to get my filter inserted. I was afraid because of the unknown. The procedure was perf... Read more
VSG - My Journey Begins Part 3
Monday, May 28, 2012      0 comments

*April 11, 2012* Everything is done. Now I wait for the insurance company approval letter. I have my endoscopy scheduled for 4/18/12. When I get my date I will have a vena cava filter inserted probably on Tuesday and then the surgery on Thurday.... Read more
VSG - My Journey Begins Part 2
Monday, May 28, 2012      0 comments

I had my pulomonary consult with Dr. Sussman. He was nice and excited I was taking control of my life and managing my weight. I had to take a test that required me to sit in a little glass booth. WTH? The lady conducting the test was obviously n... Read more
VSG - My Journey Begins
Monday, May 28, 2012      0 comments

Monday, March 19 was a very emotional day for me. Today was my first meeting with the surgeon. I was scared, nervous, shaking, stomach pains and sweating profusely. ( It was warm on Monday.) Luckily, the Ambulatory Surgical center had compliment... Read more
I'm Getting a Sleeve!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      13 comments

Many of you know I have been against gastric bypass and lapband surgery. However, I am pursuing the VERTICAL SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY PROCEDURE! I'm getting a sleeve. ... Read more

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