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I decided to share my story with you all. I'm a sudden cardiac arrest ( also known as sudden cardiac death) survivor. I was at work on October 30th 2015 when I was stricken. I was clinically dead for over 5 minutes. I was revived with the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator). I also suffered from mild cognitive impairment, kidney failure and laryngeal edema (swelling of the larynx) which was so severe an emergency tracheostomy was performed on me. I spent 30 days in the hospital with majority of them in ICU. The total survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest which kills 17 million people every year worldwide is only 1%. I am a walking and talking miracle and thank God everyday for my miracle. I was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ( severe thickening of the lower left ventricle in my heart) which was the cause of my cardiac arrest and had an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) surgically implanted in my chest to shock my heart back into rhythm if my heartbeat becomes irregular. I have been advised by my cardiologist not to engage any strenuous exercises due to my enlarged heart. I've been obese since my late 20's (I'm 51 now) and decided to have WLS after years of failed diets and exercise, I decided to take control of my health once and for all. I had RNY surgery on April 11th and to this date, I am 93 lbs. down with in just a little under 5 months with 50 lbs. to go until I reach my goal weight and I feel great! I accomplished my current progress without exercise due to my restrictions. Follow your post-op meal plan closely and with time, you will see and feel the weight coming off. I just want let you all know, if your journey is slow and your faith is low, I want you to keep your head up! Just remember this, you did not become obese overnight, it took time and it will take time for the weight to come off. I'm sorry for taking up your time but I just felt compelled to tell you my story since we're all brothers and sisters in this journey.

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So inspiring! Thank you for sharing your story. Life is precious and the opportunity to take control of our health is a gift. I hope to have my body be useful for decades to come. Best wishes and keep on going !


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Sir, you are awalking mircle and a inspiration to us all!! Thank you for posting your AMAZING Journey!! Please keep us all in the know!! KEEP ON KEEPING ON!!

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great story man. best of luck in the future.

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Congratulations on your amazing journey! I take your story to heart as I am a high risk going into this surgery. But much for feeling is, and my doctor concurs, I am a higher risk without the surgery! I know that my faith has been tested through all of this, but I believe that God has my back at every turn congratulations on all you have done, and thank you for sharing your story. It gives me hope that even though I am not an amazingly physically fit woman because of a broken neck I can still lose weight!

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I decided to share my story with you all. I'm a sudden cardiac arrest ( also known as sudden cardiac death) survivor. I was at work on October 30th 2015 when I was stricken. I was clinically dead for over 5 minutes. I was revived with the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator). I also suffered from mild cognitive impairment, kidney failure and laryngeal edema (swelling of the larynx) which was so severe an emergency tracheostomy was performed on me. I spent 30 days in the hospital with majority of them in ICU. The total survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest which kills 17 million people every year worldwide is only 1%. I am a walking and talking miracle and thank God everyday for my miracle. I was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ( severe thickening of the lower left ventricle in my heart) which was the cause of my cardiac arrest and had an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) surgically implanted in my chest to shock my heart back into rhythm if my heartbeat becomes irregular. I have been advised by my cardiologist not to engage any strenuous exercises due to my enlarged heart. I've been obese since my late 20's (I'm 51 now) and decided to have WLS after years of failed diets and exercise, I decided to take control of my health once and for all. I had RNY surgery on April 11th and to this date, I am 93 lbs. down with in just a little under 5 months with 50 lbs. to go until I reach my goal weight and I feel great! I accomplished my current progress without exercise due to my restrictions. Follow your post-op meal plan closely and with time, you will see and feel the weight coming off. I just want let you all know, if your journey is slow and your faith is low, I want you to keep your head up! Just remember this, you did not become obese overnight, it took time and it will take time for the weight to come off. I'm sorry for taking up your time but I just felt compelled to tell you my story since we're all brothers and sisters in this journey.
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What an amazing miracle, CONGRATULATIONS on all your accomplishments and praise God he pulled you through, as you can testify HE has a bigger plan for you! Thank you for sharing your story, your testimony, and all the encouragement you're giving others on their journey! May God continue to bless you and your family abundantly!

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It's been almost 2 years since I posted my story. I thought I'd show you all my progress. I lost a total 144lbs and I feel great!

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It's been almost 2 years since I posted my story. I thought I'd show you all my progress. I lost a total 144lbs and I feel great!
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Well done [emoji122][emoji122][emoji122][emoji122][emoji122][emoji122] What a truly awesome and inspiring journey and story!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!🤲🤲🤲🤲🤲🤲[emoji322][emoji322][emoji322][emoji322][emoji322]

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On 7/24/2019 at 3:55 PM, Dtrain84 said:

It's been almost 2 years since I posted my story. I thought I'd show you all my progress. I lost a total 144lbs and I feel great!

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GOOD GRAVY

You look amazing, confident and healthy. This deserves more attention...

💜CONGRATULATIONS💜

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On 7/24/2019 at 5:35 PM, Deedee12 said:

Well done What a truly awesome and inspiring journey and story!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!🤲🤲🤲🤲🤲🤲

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Thank you!

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2 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

GOOD GRAVY

You look amazing, confident and healthy. This deserves more attention...

💜CONGRATULATIONS💜

Thank you!

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