Saturday, September 2, 2006


Okies I know its been a while since I did an update. Here goes. I just got married on Aug 21, 2006. My weight before the wedding had gotten up to 288. I am now down to 273. Ive gotten back into my routine again and am exercising like I should and now that all the family is out of my house I don't have all the ready to eat snack foods around. As far as me getting married that would be my husband in the pics above. We first dated when I was 15. Through the yrs we have broke up and finally I believe we have grown up enough to continue through life together. He has known me when I was smaller than I am now and when I was at my highest weight and still liked me. Im not sure if ya'll can tell in the pics but I do have quite a bit of belly skin that I plan on having removed. I am going to have to wait though until we have had the children we want to have. Since a tummy tuck can cause complications with pregnancy. Well guess thats all for now. *huggles.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Just thought Id add some new pics. Today my supervisor asked me if Id lost more weight I told her I wasn't sure. She said I was lookin good and she thinks Id lost a lot of weight in the past two weeks. :) Not much more to add. All is going well so far ;)

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Woo hoo new pictures :) they aren't the best but they will do for now :) I am the one in the white pants and black top *huggles

Thursday, June 10, 2004

My Neurologist didn't recognize me !!!!! :)

Under other circumstances I probably would have been very upset about a doctor not remembering me. However, in this sittuation I was tickled. He didn't recognize me because according to his charts from the first time I had an appt. to today I had lost 56 lbs. :) The above picture is of me and my nephew at the children's museum on June 5, 2004. They had a breakfast for the opening of their "busytown" exhibit. On that day I climbed to the top of the observation tower with my nephew. Something I have never been able to do. Yeah!!! Well I will post more after my appt on the 28th with Dr.Hruska again. Then I will have an "official" weight.

Thursday, April 29, 2004

6 week appt

well things have been a little rough two weeks ago I was having problems holding anything down including water. I ended up having to go to the ER. They admitted me. The only thing they could find wrong was that I was dehydrated and that my potassium was very low. I was released the next day. Things have been ok but Im afraid to try solid foods since that is what I was having problems with. I saw my surgeon today and I have lost a total of 45 lbs (from discharge date) Woo hoo. She doesn't want to see me back for two months now. Post again later.

Monday, April 5, 2004

I am now Post Op

Ok time to update!!!! I had my open RNY on March 19, 2004. All went well. I was taken in early since my surgeon was ahead of schedule. The surgery took aprox. two hours. I woke up after being in recovery only 15 min. I was moved to a room about 30 min later. By 11:30 pm that night I did my "walk" I walked 1.5 laps on the floor. I had a central line, drain, and cath put in while I was in surgery. Dr.Hruska had the cath removed the day after surgery. My second day post op I walked 4 laps on the floor. I didn't experience any problems (sickness or pain) until my 3rd day post op. Right after Dr.Hruska decided to discharge me my BP dropped and I started getting nausous. So unfortunately I had to stay another night in the hospital. However all went well and I was discharged 4th day post op.The only pain I exprienced was when my drain was removed. It felt as if they were trying to pull my insides out through that hole. They had stopped my continous morphine when I was 2 days post op and left it to where I could get 1 gram every 10 min. but I didn't have a need for it. The week after I was discharged I was placed on  a full liquid diet. I then started a blenderized diet. At my two week appt I found out that I had lost 30 lbs. First I cried and then I told the nurse " I can use a reg dr scale now!!" I was so tickled. My staples also came out at this appt as well as me getting a B12 shot. My surgeon told me that since I had done well tolerating my diet that I could start on solid foods. So far so good. I will post again later....

Monday, January 26, 2004

The Date

Woo Hoo and the date is March 19, 2004