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Jewlz update on her surgery !!!

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive April 2006: Jewlz update on her surgery !!!
By Jewlz on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 02:42 am:

I will be uploading some pictures to show the work and the results so far of my weight loss of a 157 pounds . It has been a hard road but not a terrible one. The surgery itself was not bad. Though they took my morphine away to soon in my opinion! lol...I started at 426 pounds and am down to 269. Jan 24 2005 is when my journey to achieve this started. I lost 46 pounds before the surgery per the insurance requirements. I can not eat three fish sticks in one setting yet but I can move! In Jan 05 i could not get up out of a chair by myself to go to the bathroom. I had to have someone help pull me up to get up on my feet. My driving was nill to nothing because I coudlnít drive safely for the steering wheel pushed hard against my belly. Now I can get two fists between my belly and the steering wheel. I coudlnít shop or get into a car to go to dr. without my legs or back hurting so bad that I was taking extra strength darvacet two at time and not touching the pain. I was taking twelve pills a day. Type two diabetic and high blood pressure and pain meds and migraines...I havenít had a migraine since the surgery well just a bit before, on Sept 24 ! This is the best thing I have ever done for my life. In Jan I did Vegas and walked Grand Canyon. I can do anything now and I am alive and living now. I take 6 vitamins a day because my body doesnít get enough food to absorb them naturally and will the rest of my life. Itís not been easy road. I've done my share of throwing up. If I donít chew my food up to a baby purée it come up and there's allot of things that might taste good going down the first time but not the second time. I have eaten so much cheese and cottage cheese and eggs and refried beans that Iím sure thereís a shortage somewhere in the world for these items. lol. Actually I have had very lil trouble. I work out at curves three to five times a week. I canít do the protein drinks very well. But will do them if nothing stays down. I am suppose to have 100 grams of protein but body will absorb only like 35 -45 ... My blood work was just ran and everything is going well except my ac1 is (diabetic test) is to low 4.5. They said that will level out and to eat a bit more often lol never thought Iíd hear that in my life lol. I'm a cheap date when we go out to eat. I get a bite off everyoneís plate ... or three or four off someone elseís if theirs is really good. I cant have red meat yet (18 months out) and chicken donít agree with me ... salads... sometimes...cooked veggies that donít cause gas lol and by the time you cook for 2 ounces lol you wonder if its worth it. It is because itís for me now. I have to admit that allot of my weight is because I let life get to me, and a marriage that is rocky and not always the greatest ... but I donít blame no one person for the things life has dealt me. I blame myself for putting the food in mouth and allowing the world to get to me. I have learned to take control and decide what my problem is and what is worth fighting for. Then I take a plan of action and go for it. Though life did throw me for another loop I was diagnoses last month with osteoarthritis from my neck to my hips... and all in between ...but u know Iím a survivor. I can do anything is my attitude and motto. lmao and I will some day. Living is so much fun! Sorry so long ... any questions ask away... oh yeah ! and my clothes are getting really baggy big time on me. and I put on a dress that is shaped on the large size and its a 18 ... i was wearing 4x at my biggest.
The pics will be up as soon as I figure it out lol
p.s. in January while in Vegas a lady made my day. As I picked up will call tickets and showed ID she said "Maam you have lost allot of weight." I just smiled and said Thank you! You just made my day. And said "I love you! She laughed at me... She was the first one to really notice the weight loss besides my family or people that know me.

By Kim on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 07:31 am:

Jewlz, Iam sooo happy for you! I would love to see the pictures of your progress! I bet your family is happy too, especially if you can be more active.

KUDOS!

By Karen~moderator on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 07:40 am:

GREAT news, Jewlz! You should be proud, that is quite an accomplishment. If you need help with the pics, I'll be happy to do them for you. Just let me know.

Keep up the good work!

By Happynerdmom on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 08:25 am:

That's awesome, Jewlz!! Can't wait to see the pics.

By Cat on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 08:49 am:

You the woman, Jewlz!!! lol You're such an inspiration. Keep up the GREAT work! :)

By Alberobello on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 09:24 am:

Congrsatulations on your achievement Jewlz, nobody said it'd be easy so you should be very proud of yourself. All the best for you darling and like the others said "Keep up the good work!". :)

By Angellew on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 11:26 am:

You deserve a great big CONGRATULATIONS!!!

As someone who has been battling the big bulge for awhile, I know how hard it is!!!!

Keep it up!!!!!

By Tink on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 11:39 am:

That's an amazing success story! It's obvious that you are taking great care of yourself and really learning to love yourself. Ask your doctor if he needs a testamonial. Your story certainly qualifies! {{{Jewlz}}}

By Marcia on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 11:39 am:

WOOHOO!!! That's great, Jewlz!! I can't wait to see the pics!!!

By Crystal915 on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 11:55 am:

Congrats!!!!

By Debbie on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 11:57 am:

How wonderful! You must be so proud of yourself, and you should be!!! I can't wait to see your pictures!

By Ilovetom on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 12:03 pm:

I admire anyone who can lose weight because it has always been hard for me.

:))))

By Melanie on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 12:08 pm:

Wow! You are truly an inspiration! I am really looking forward to those pictures. Congratulations on your weight loss and your new view of life! (((HUG)))

By Kernkate on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 01:18 pm:

Jewlz, Congrats to you:) Keep up the great work!

By Nicki on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 02:02 pm:

Jewlz, I'm so happy for you! You have really worked hard.

By Missmudd on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 02:54 pm:

That is totally great, and imagine in how much pain from the arthritis you would be with all those extra pounds that are now gone.

By Jewlz on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 11:16 pm:

thank you everyone!! My friends at momsview has been alot of support and helped me thru this for this im so thankful. Each and everyone of u are special to me for all the encouragment and everything u have said. my life is so much different that people actually have taken a step backwards to make sure its me they are talking to.
big huggles to u all
jewlz the lady that is shining with her new life

By Annie2 on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 11:26 pm:

Way to go, girl! I saw your pics. You look amazing! I'm glad you are feeling better, too!

(BTW, I used to love reading your posts when you typed the words like they sounded. You don't do that much, anymore. :()

You are truly an inspiration to us here and I'm sure to your friends and family! :)


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