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

Friday, January 23, 2004


My insurance case manager called me yesterday to tell me I have been approved. I call the surgeons office on Monday to get a date most likely will be in March Woo hoo

Wednesday, January 7, 2004


Woo hoo my surgeon's office has recieved everything they need. My name is in the submit pile and will be submitted this week. Everyone cross their fingers. :)