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It’s getting real 2/20/2019 1:00pm



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I finished my hospital pre-op testing today and i found myself in a ball of tears. I am not scared (i don’t think), i am just nurvous that the weight loss wont help the swelling in my left leg and foot that i have been dealing with for 3 1/2 years.

I started my 10 day pre-op Sunday 10, 2019. I am not having any issues with the restrictions thus far.

I will update again in a couple of days and daily after the surgery.

This is a before pucture...

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Edited by Mbeasley

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Ok, it may not help. IDK. But I had so much foot/ankle swelling from heart problems and being morbidly obese. I also had huge left arm lymphedema leftover from cancer treatment. And I've lost 140lbs. I'm no longer on any of my bp meds, the Fluid around my heart is getting smaller, no more swollen feet or ankles, and my lymphedema is maybe maybe a little better on some days?

This is a wise thing you are doing!!!!

And we will be twins, 1 year apart! :) Mine was Feb 20, 2018. I can just say, what a difference a year makes!

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Thank you soooooo much for reading and taking out the time to respond. i am in a better head space, icalled one ofmy brothers and he really spoke like and my best friend from high school shared encouraging words and now you words of experience. Youare a blessing!!!

This is day 4 on the7 day pre-op before the full liquids. I am doing so far. I got this!

Let me take a moment to share the issues that my doctors say should improve with my heath after significant weight loss:

Issues i am currently experiencing:

* Back issues #4 & #5 vertebrae is getting worse and i get steroid shots to help decrease the pain

* Fatty Liver

* Mitral Valve is leaking in my beart- potential heart surgery high blood pressure makes the valve leak more. I am considered moderate to severe.

* Hi BP- currently taking four BP pills in one day. I take 131mg of bo pills to control my BP

* Swelling left foot and leg and have been dealing with this for 3 1/2 years.

My current weight is 270lbs which I am considered morbid obese.

This is my store, i pray that as i post my journey someone getting started eill be encouraged as those who have traveled before me encourage me along my journey.

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On 02/18/2019 at 23:01, Mbeasley said:

Two days remaining....
You got this!! Keep us posted =)

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On 2/12/2019 at 10:59 PM, Mbeasley said:

I finished my hospital pre-op testing today and i found myself in a ball of tears. I am not scared (i don’t think), i am just nurvous that the weight loss wont help the swelling in my left leg and foot that i have been dealing with for 3 1/2 years.

I started my 10 day pre-op Sunday 10, 2019. I am not having any issues with the restrictions thus far.

I will update again in a couple of days and daily after the surgery.

This is a before pucture...

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I will stay connected here with my progress.

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