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Status Updates posted by Barbara278

  1. Humpty, thank you so much!

  2. I had another ultra sound and a cat scan done last night. No blood clot in the lungs (thank goodness). I do have one huge blood clot that goes from my wrist to my elbow. Right now I'm on high doses of motrin and hot compresses to try to disolve it. They aren't sure why it happened, it's just one of those things. I've lost 2.5 lbs since surgery. I'll take what ever I can get. How are you doing?

  3. I know!!! I'm so excited and nervous. How are you holding up?

  4. I'm doing fantastic. I'm at a stage now where I can pretty much eat anything I want. The neat thing is I don't want the food I used to want. I've tried eating things like wings, which I used to love, and no go. I just don't like them. I'm down 41 pounds. I feel the best I've felt in years. I'm glad I did this. It's good to hear you are doing good. keep in touch please.

  5. I'm doing great on my fluids. I just feel so tired of sipping all day,

  6. I'm doing great. Just feel like I'm drinking all day long, yet I'm no close to where I need to be on my fluids nor proteins. How about you?

  7. I'm finally doing much better. I had a couple of rough days. My arm still is a little swollen from the clot, but I really have no way of telling if it's getting better or not. It definitely isnt swelling like it was before. I go back to work tomorrow. How are you doing? Are you feeling ok?

  8. I'm in Monument CO. I had my surgery on Jan 19th with Dr. Aceves in Mexico. I had originally scheduled with Dr. Snyder, but then I had insurance problems and ended up having to self pay. I did attened Dr. Snyders seminar and loved him.

  9. I'm still up one pound from surgery day. I also spent 5 hours in ER last night. I have a blood clot in my arm. Very scary. I just pray it goes away on it's own. Glad you are doing well. Keep me posted.

  10. Just be strong. The liquid diet and pre diet, and the first couple of weeks after surgeyr are the hardest part, but I promise you it gets easier. Good luck with your journey. I don't regret doing it one bit and definitely wish I had done this years ago.

  11. Just checking on you. How's your journey going? Mines going pretty good so far.

  12. Just popping in to see how you are doing?

  13. Just wanted to say "Happy Birthday"!

  14. Just wanted you to know you've been in my prayers.

  15. Look at you!!! You look fantastic!

  16. My doc hasn't mentioned doing another ultra sound, but I may end up asking her about it when we get the results from the blood work she did. I've added some cream soups this week. Cream of chicken, cream of potatoe (had to blend) and I cooked the lentil soup recipe on the recipe forum here (but also blended it) and boy was that good! I can't wait to have cottage cheese. lol I never thought I'd hear myself say that. I've also added some whey protein shakes for breakfast. Some are good and others taste awful. Sounds like you are doing pretty good. I start back to work tomorrow and sure hope I do ok.

  17. Ok, I haven't heard from you in forever!!! What's up and how are you doing? I hope all is well with you. I'm down 74lbs and have about 30 more to go. I just posted a current pictue to my album. Write back to let me know how you are doing,.

  18. Only two more days until surgery. We head to San Diego early tomorrow morning. See ya there. :)

  19. Phatman, what a small world. I live in Monument. Thanks for the friend request and good luck to you on this journey to become thin and healthy!

  20. Pumpkin, I first noticed mine about a week after surgery. I noticed a sore spot and very faint bruise about 6 inches above where my IV was. I kept an eye on it for several days and when it got worse and hurt my hubby took me into the ER. If you suspect it is a clot, be sure to go in and get it checked. I'm not sure what signs to look for as this is the first time I ever had a blood clot. They did an ultra sound in the ER and found I had clots from my wrist to my elbow from the IV. Keep me posted and let me know what you think.

  21. Ready, I'm glad to hear you are doing good. Everything is great with me. I feel so much better. The exercising is difficult but I'm maintaining 4 miles 3 to 4 times a week. I just wish the weight would come of faster. Who doesn't right? We take years to put it on and want it gone yesterday. lol Good to hear from you and please keep in touch!

  22. Renee, thanks so much for your kind words. I'm still on this journey with you. I have about 30 more pounds to go. I know I'll get there, it's just slower as your go. You will be an inspiration to the next generation coming through. Good luck on your date and please keep me posted on your progress.

  23. Rob, as I recall I did the exact same thing. Especially as it my surgery got closer and closer. To be honest with you, the first month is difficult because life as we know it is gone. And we are trying so hard to figure it all out. I'm almost 2 months out and I couldn't be happier. I don't think you will regret it at all. I think you'll be happy with it and your renewed health.

  24. Rob, no problem. I know how vacations go. Glad you had a safe trip here and home. I'm so excited for your surgery and can't wait to hear how you are doing. You are in my prayers for a safe and uneventful surgery. I can't tell you in words that you would understand how wonderful this surgery has been. I'm 1/2 lb away from my half way goal. Can you believe it?

  25. Rod, congrats on being sleeved! I hope all is going well for you. Just make sure to drink lots of fluid in the beginning and not worry to much about the protein. It will all come together. Love your new pic! ^5

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