After 43 Years, I Am Ready to Get Healthy!!!! - Colleyville, TX

I have always been a big girl my whole life. My...

I have always been a big girl my whole life. My joke when people start talking about what size they were in high school is I went from 4T to plus size...unfortunately its not much of a joke. I always remember my dad saying "you would be so much prettier if you just lost the weight". I have always helped anyone and everyone and been their personal cheerleader...but its time to focus on me. I have been so blessed to have great kids, the most wonderful grand baby and the most amazing man in my life! I have my best friend who happens to be my mom cheering me all the way! I am very excited to get this party started!! I am hoping to have a surgery date for sometime in September. I have my physical, my Nutrition class, and my Stress Test/Cardiac Test on August 14th, and my EDG appointment is on the 27th. I am super excited to get healthy.

Waiting......

We'll I had my nutrition class and my stress test yesterday. Both went wee...I believe. I had asked about a date and they told me I have to wait for my EDG and stress test results. Currently they are booking into October so I was a bit bummed about that, just hoping to have it done by the 15th fingers crossed...I have my EDG on the 27th. My body is in a great deal of pain from my RA and being so overweight I just can't wait... :)

Only 1 step to go until I get my date!!!!

I have received the cardio clearance and I have completed the nutrition class so one more hurdle on the 27th and shortly after I should receive my date!!! EDG here I come....

Work Outing

Just posting a pic of our work outing on Friday...this was before the 3 accidents I had...yea 3 and I lived to talk about it lol. It was a lot of fun, and after reviewing the photos, it is definitely time for a change, my butt has gotten way to big!!! Wednesday is the EDG...

EDG...Check and done!!

So I had my EGD today and the results were that I have a hernia...shocker. I now weigh 172.5. I should have my date in the next few days. Fingers crossed it will be mid October... I am starting to stress a bit about the money because today at the hospital I realized that the hospital is not in my network, so I will be responsible for more costs, but they do bill you so I guess I should add it to the normal monthly bills. I am sure this will be so worth everything once I am feeling better. I was bummed yesterday because a group of people at my work are going to do a 5K together in October and I don't feel I can participate because its just to much pain for my body right now. So, I think my 6 mos to 12 mos goal is going to be to participate in a 5K. I am super excited to get this moving!!!

We have a date!!!!!

I am super excited to announce that my date has been set. It is November 3rd. I am very excited but a little bummed because thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I most likely won't be able to do the big production that I normally do, but it is a great month for my rebirth!
Dr. Kim

So far I have met Dr Kim and the other Dr in the practice once. They were awesome. I didn't feel pressure to rush, they took lots of time and explained everything thoroughly. I went to another surgeon and they seemed to try to talk me into the gastric bypass, which was out of my financial ability plus I have been diagnosed with RA and at some point in my life will need to take steroids which Dr Kim said that will cause major issues with a bypass.

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Just a little over a week after mine, gosh even typing that increases my reality! All my best wishes!
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Best of luck to you!!! You're nearly there! October is a fine month for the surgery; you'll be healthier and thinner by the holidays! Please keep us posted!
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Hope it isn't long for you now (and me). I'm hoping to get my surgery next week when I meet with the internalist, psych & surgeon.
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You are going to be so happy once you are sleeved! I am 3 weeks post op and I have dropped 19 pounds and my body doesn't hurt when I get up or lay down....it's fantastic!! The craziest thing is I loved sweets before and now I can hardly get my chewy vitamins down.....way too sweet makes me feel icky! Love it! Good luck to you and keep us all posted!
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Ccr3 you sound like it's been exactly what you hoped for and perhaps even more! Great of you to share itch those that are waiting for our turn. Thank you!
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Oh yes it has been fantastic! You will be so happy when you get your sleeve ;) I still have my mind food thoughts but I try really hard to push them away! It's a battle but every morning I wake up and feel better then I know I have to stay on track!! Good luck to you and keep us posted here!!
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Can't wait to follow your "after" pictures.....
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I think October is a great month for sleeving (by coincidence that's my date)
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I couldnt agree more!!! :)
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Welcome and thanks for sharing with us!

Good luck on Thursday for your appointments/tests, I hope they go well. Be sure to let us know how you get on. Also, check out the sleeve forum, for support from the other pre-and-post-op sleevers.
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Hopefully our surgeries will be similar dates so we can coach/help eachother along the way. Good luck and keep us posted.
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That would be great. I have a few appointments this week and the egd at the end of the month. I have no idea when they talk about surgery dates so I am just hangin in there waiting...lol
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I'm on my journey too, way down here in Australia, the sleeve surgery date is October 24th for me. All the best and I'll look forward to reading updates from you in Texas.
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Thank you and I look forward to reading your updates as well...Good Luck to you!!
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