Welp....Here I Go....:) - Plainsboro, NJ

I have been overweight all my life. I was always...

I have been overweight all my life. I was always the fat kid in a group. The jolly one if you will. I never let my weight get in the way of anything. My mom was supportive of every endeavor I wanted to do. My weight didn't control me, but I felt it was prohibiting extra stuff in my life. Recently my wife and I had our year wedding anniversary. The start a family talk has been overwhelming from both sides of the family. My main motivation for this surgery is make to make sure I am around to experience my kids lives. To better my life and make healthy choices for my family. Tomorrow, 4/10/13 I start my 2 week "liver" shrinking diet in preparation of my surgery. I am hoping that everything goes as best as possible. I am not nervous at all, my wife on the other hand is a nervous wreck.

Well.....one week to go and the liver shrinking...

Well.....one week to go and the liver shrinking diet is going great. I am down 12lbs. Now I am at 341lbs. Still not nervous! Bring it on!

Well this is the surgery week. I am sitting at 339...

Well this is the surgery week. I am sitting at 339.0lbs. No nervousness at all!

Today is the day after surgery. My belly feels...

Today is the day after surgery. My belly feels sore almost like I was doing sit-ups. Other than that though no pain. I'm already walking around and eating ice chips.

Day 2 after surgery, and I must say the worst pain...

Day 2 after surgery, and I must say the worst pain I felt was when the doctor took out the drainage tube. It was kinda interesting to see that it was 8 to 10 inches in me. I also started the liquid diet consisting of clear liquids every 30 minutes for 1 week.

May 1st, 1 week after surgery feeling great. I...

May 1st, 1 week after surgery feeling great. I went to work on Monday and I was exhausted by 12pm. The post op follow up was yesterday, the doctor was surprised I went work. Now I am on week 2 all liquids with 2oz max 4 to 5 times a day. I can drink water whenever I want provided I stop 30 minutes before.

Sorry for the delay.....

I am down 32 pounds since surgery. Tomorrow I my second follow up at the doctor's office. I have been able to keep down most foods I have tried. The only time I had to throw up was when I tried cabbage. It just didn't sit right. I have lots of energy and can't wait to go back to the gym in beginning of June. Right now I suffering with allergies so breathing is a bit of an issue. Not knowing what medications to take is awful. I will ask the doctor tomorrow what I can take.
Dr. Wai Yip Chau

So far so good. I have met with the Doctor for the consult and the preops talks. He seems confident and direct with his approach. I look forward to updating this after the surgery and subsequent visits.

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