Monday, July 8, 2013


Rewind from today to last fall -

Revision.  I want to have revision surgery.  I want my band out and I want to have gastric bypass.

Thyroid wonky - Insurance says sure - Dr says get tyroid straight first.  Alrighty!  2 months of monkeying with meds.  FINALLY got it right. 

Surgery scheduled for December 18, 2012!

Go into surgery.   YAY!  90 minute surgery takes over four hours.  Lap-band had eroded  Scar tissue had built up.  Finally out of surgery and into CCU.  My heart was skipping beats during surgery.  Fast forward to the middle of the night.  Pain - Holy mercy PAIN!!!

Dr. decided the next morning to go in to see what was going on. I had a leak and he fixed me up. A week in ICU.   I finally got to go home December 24th!

It was an interesting Christmas - to say the least.  I vaguely remember Christmas day.  I spent most of the next week in bed recovering.  There was a lot of family drama.  I am still not really sure what all happened. 

In January I wasn't able to really eat or drink.  I had developed scar tissue around the stoma.  Another surgery.  My stomach/intestine tore during the scope.  Surgery to repair that.  Another week in ICU.

Followed by 5 more dilatations for strictures.  Good times. 

Today is July 8, 2013.  I've gone from my highest weight of 289 to my revision surgery weight of 259 to my current weight of 175. It has been a long 6 and a half months.  Full of crazy crazy things and realizations.

I will update on some of those things soon.  I just wanted to bring everyone up to speed so far!

Have an amazing day!

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