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Friday, October 25, 2013

1 Week Post-Op

So its been a bit over a week since surgery and I am feeling pretty good.  I had a pretty rough time at first due to a complication.  The stapler mis-fired and tore my pouch.  Surgery took almost 5 hours instead of just 1 1/2 hours.  I was in the hospital for 5 days and in a HUGE amount of pain.  Things are much better now and I have already lost 18 pounds!  I have graduated up to squishy foods like mashed potatoes and scrambled eggs, and will go back to work in about 1 1/2 weeks.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Big Changes Coming

So there has been so much going on, it has been hard to find time to sit down and write in my blog! I am still working, David now has 2 jobs, he also has PT for his foot, and then I have all of my classes and doctor appointments for the gastric bypass.  All of this using ONE car.  Most days I feel like I live in the car...lol  But it is all worth it in the end.

To catch everyone up, I was approved for surgery!!!!! I go October 14th, which is only 9 days away! Its so surreal at this point.  For years it was something just talked about and even through the classes it wasn't a reality.  But now its here, big, and right in my face.  A bit scary, but so ready for it.  It has brought MANY unaccounted for expenses and I am sure there will be even more.  I have no idea how we are going to pay for things, but God knows what we need before the surgery and He will supply those things.

My plan is to blog often, good or bad, about my surgery and weight loss.  I want it well documented.  Not just for me, but for others as well.  Its overwhelming when you go through this alone and not knowing anything.  I have some wonderful support groups online and at the hospital that help me through understanding all of this.  And a wonderful support system of friends and family.

As you can see, my lily ticker (in the upper left hand corner) has moved again.  I am down 79 pounds!  And I have completed 4 out of 7 goals.  21 pounds until I complete my next goal.  I am so proud of myself.  A lot of people are like, "If you already lost 79 pounds why are you getting the surgery?".  I kind of get tired of explaining it, especially since they still don't get it after I do. I am doing MAINLY for myself, but for my friends and family, and my future family.  I need to be around for them.  I need to be able to do things with them.  When I weighed 505, I couldn't walk 100 feet without a cane and the only time I left the house was to go to church. THAT is not living.  I might as well have already been dead.  And I will be if I don't do this.

Pray for me.  Pray for David. Hes got a lot to deal with in all of this.  Hes scared for his wife, but VERY much supportive. This may be my last blog before the surgery so if it is, Ill see you on the flip side!