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Deb of Maryland

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  1. Deb of Maryland

    One Year Anniversary Today!

    Congrats on your one year and your success. Keep up the good work.
  2. I visited with my nut today Margaret Furtado.....I can't say enough great things about her. But I got to view her latest book out of recipes for weight loss and wow I love it. I wish that I would have had this 5 weeks ago but hey I just ordered it on Amazon and can't wait to cook some of the recipes. The recipes are catorgized by post op stages which is wonderful......I'll let you know how good they are in a couple of days!
  3. Deb of Maryland

    Visit With Nut At 5 Weeks

    http://www.amazon.com/Recipes-Weight-Loss-Surgery-Revised-ebook/dp/B006GO6F9O AGAIN!!!
  4. Deb of Maryland

    Visit With Nut At 5 Weeks

    Sorry forgot to add the link to the book....http://www.amazon.com/Recipes-Weight-Loss-Surgery-Revised-ebook/dp/B006GO6F9O
  5. Deb of Maryland

    Johns Hopkins Bariatric Center

    I went to Johns Hopkins great care.......met with Dr Steele but decided to go with Dr Nguyen. Margaret Fertado is the nut I see there and LOVE LOVE LOVE. Dr Nguyen has a great bed side manner and honestly helped me through the beginning of the surgery by calming me and rubbing my arm (I started to freak when they put the oxygen mask over my mouth). The nurses at the Bariatric Unit was a little to be desired but hey....my main concern was getting through this with 100% confidence. I live in Southern Maryland and met with 3 doctors a couple in Va and then Dr Steele then Dr Nguyen. I am 5 weeks and feel pretty good and I know if I do have problem I can reach somone ASAP.
  6. Deb of Maryland

    6 Days Post Op

    Wonderwoma. I am 3 weeks out felt the same exAct way you did. Johns Hopkins bariatric team starts puréed food 2 Nd week post op and well I felt like that's all I did was eat and drink and I still wasn't getting enough fluids. Thank goodness it's get better each day.....hang in there I promise it will get better!
  7. Deb of Maryland

    I Know This Isnt Much

    Congratulations Time!
  8. Yesterday was an emotional day for me...... have had a lot of those since being sleeved. I had been crying pretty much all day if I wasn't crying I was pissed off (seems to happen every couple of days for me). I know getting the sleeve was the best thing I could do for MYSELF but I still have the food emptiness syndrome sometimes especailly around dinner time. So basically I was pissed at the world yesterday because "NO ONE UNDERSTANDS how I feel" and I couldn't invite anyone to my pitty party because everyone that came into contact with me ran the other way...LOL So last night I had to pick my son who is 15 from practice at school. Which normally involves him coming straight out to the car but yesterday was different. I got there at 5:30, still very very emotional, and sat there and sat there and sat there. The old me would have sat there until dark if he hadn't come because the old me couldn't walk that hill to get to the fields without huffing and puffing getting embarrassed starting to sweat then have anxiety over sweating because everyone sees the fat woman sweating, so I sweat even more. I even chose to miss some of his football games this fall because I was so embarrassed of myself, which was very hard for me because I am my kid's biggest FAN!! I had always been to every football, basketball, baseball, school event ( I was PTSA treasurer) the kids ever had. Though last year I took a turn for the worse and had gain so much weight that it turned me into a hermit. I had put on 60lbs in a blink of an eye. Well back to the story, I decided the only way he was going to come was to get him and I thought oh I am going to blast him for not coming to the car. So I walked up the hill NOT A HUFF NOT A PUFF no sweat and it was like the angels began to sing and all the built up emotion of being pissed and embarrassed all went away because I did it. I walked up that hill. Now I have been walking since I have been out of the hospital usualy up to a mile a day but never noticed a differnece until yesterday. I couldn't believe how great I felt. When I got to the courts I sat down and enjoyed watching him practice. Neverminded the time..... This is my 2nd week Post Op and well I've only lost 26 lbs but my body feels like I've lost a 100. I am capable of walking and standing for long periods of time without every part of my body hurting. I woke up this morning so grateful of this blessing and I know there will be those "Emotional Days" for me still but nothing is more emotional then living my life like it is suppose to be:)
  9. Deb of Maryland

    5 Days Post Op Terrible Rash

    I had a rash and itch like crazy after surgery they said it was the pain killers. They gave me a shot of benadryl each nice which was nice helped me to sleep.
  10. Deb of Maryland

    I'm Sleeved :)

    Congratulations Liz!
  11. Wow you look gorgeous......thanks for sharing:)
  12. Deb of Maryland

    Nsv Sure Does Help With The Healing Process

    I knew that I wasn't the only one that felt like that but I was the only one I knew that did and couldn't tell people except fo my husband about that anxiety. Thanks Joni for sharing your story.....and I know you will be glad when 4/23 gets here so that you too can experience the sleeve.
  13. Deb of Maryland

    Please Help

    Did it:)
  14. Deb of Maryland

    Nsv Sure Does Help With The Healing Process

    Whooz I am so glad to hear that..... Favor thank you so much for you kind words....your right I will!
  15. Deb of Maryland

    Nsv Sure Does Help With The Healing Process

    Thank you so much Lisa! Hitting the love button on the "We take our lives back instead of giving them to the fat and letting ourselves die a slow, painful, ever-less-satisfying death."
  16. Deb of Maryland

    Nsv Sure Does Help With The Healing Process

    Yesterday was an emotional day for me...... have had a lot of those since being sleeved. I had been crying pretty much all day if I wasn't crying I was pissed off (seems to happen every couple of days for me). I know getting the sleeve was the best thing I could do for MYSELF but I still have the food emptiness syndrome sometimes especailly around dinner time. So basically I was pissed at the world yesterday because "NO ONE UNDERSTANDS how I feel" and I couldn't invite anyone to my pitty party because everyone that came into contact with me ran the other way...LOL So last night I had to pick my son who is 15 from practice at school. Which normally involves him coming straight out to the car but yesterday was different. I got there at 5:30, still very very emotional, and sat there and sat there and sat there. The old me would have sat there until dark if he hadn't come because the old me couldn't walk that hill to get to the fields without huffing and puffing getting embarrassed starting to sweat then have anxiety over sweating because everyone sees the fat woman sweating, so I sweat even more. I even chose to miss some of his football games this fall because I was so embarrassed of myself, which was very hard for me because I am my kid's biggest FAN!! I had always been to every football, basketball, baseball, school event ( I was PTSA treasurer) the kids ever had. Though last year I took a turn for the worse and had gain so much weight that it turned me into a hermit. I had put on 60lbs in a blink of an eye. Well back to the story, I decided the only way he was going to come was to get him and I thought oh I am going to blast him for not coming to the car. So I walked up the hill NOT A HUFF NOT A PUFF no sweat and it was like the angels began to sing and all the built up emotion of being pissed and embarrassed all went away because I did it. I walked up that hill. Now I have been walking since I have been out of the hospital usualy up to a mile a day but never noticed a differnece until yesterday. I couldn't believe how great I felt. When I got to the courts I sat down and enjoyed watching him practice. Neverminded the time..... This is my 2nd week Post Op and well I've only lost 26 lbs but my body feels like I've lost a 100. I am capable of walking and standing for long periods of time without every part of my body hurting. I woke up this morning so grateful of this blessing and I know there will be those "Emotional Days" for me still but nothing is more emotional then living my life like it is suppose to be:)
  17. Deb of Maryland

    Sleeved On 3-6-12

    Hope your heartburn gets better. I have taken Prilosec since the day I left and knock on wood no heartburn... Congratulations on the LOSS!!!! That is excellent:)
  18. Awesome 40 that is great.... That's so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!
  19. Had my 2 post op appointment with surgeon and I lost 11 pounds this week for a total of 26 pounds 4 days prior to my surgery! Super excited!
  20. Deb of Maryland

    So Excited 2 Weeks Post Op

    Thanks guys I really appreciate the wonderful comments:) A long rode a head of me but definitely worth that trip:)
  21. Deb of Maryland

    So Excited 2 Weeks Post Op

    Hope thanks so much:). Btw love your name and that is my goal to fit by 40:)
  22. Deb of Maryland

    Shoulder Pain

    Gas you get shoulder pain from gas. I had it for at leat 5 days after Pre op until I started taking gas x
  23. Deb of Maryland

    No Carbs?

    Dreamfields is that like something you boil or is pre made? Never heard of it....by the way LilMissDiva you are gorgeous and so inspiring. You make me know that I can do this:)
  24. Congratulations on such feat milestones you have accomplished! 40 years what a fun way to celebrate have fun
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