I just had my one year checkup....

@Katlady2 (9925)
United States
January 7, 2009 2:19pm CST
....for my gastric bypass surgery (actually the one year anniversary is on January 31...but who's counting? LOL). And it went really well. I've lost a total of 105 pounds since the surgery, with a full total of 122 lbs lost since summer 2007. Wooohoooo! All of my blood work was fine, except for whatever reason my Vitamin D levels were high. Go figure since when I had them checked a couple of months ago they were just fine. So now I'm off the Vitamin D yet again. Now hopefully soon I will get my referral to have the loose skin removed from my tummy. That will be so nice to have a flat stomach (even though I'll still have the baggy saggy legs and arms for a while...but that I think I can live with LOL). I feel great, and I think I'm looking a whole lot better than I used to. Good luck to anyone that is contemplating the surgery, and congrats to everyone that has. And thank you so much to all of my wonderfully awesome friends here that have shown me so much love, kindness and support through all of this. You're all very special to me. Lots of love and hugs to everyone......Carryl
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Congrats PPP...You have done super...good to hear your check-up went well... You are just looking so fabulous....but you always looked great... You are very special.....HUGS PPP
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Thanks PPP...I couldn't have done it too well without your support. BIG BIG hugs to you..
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Awwwwwww.... I am always here for you... there is something wrong with my intestines on my left lower side...not sure if I will have to go back to my surgeon or not......I am constantly having pain there and they did a Cat Scan and there is some trouble in that area..My doctor says if I feel nausea then let him know...well I haven't had any nausea but am super tired and in constant pain...so that can't be normal.. Have an appt. this morning and I am going to tell him I want more tests....I had an MRI yesterday for my back..my right leg from the knee down is still numb..over 10 weeks now...not good... BIG BIG HUGS for you too PPP.....Love ya...Terre
• Canada
8 Jan 09
I am so sorry to hear about your health problems, Feona. I do hope they can figure out what the problem is, and get it corrected. Sorry, but I can't remember the details of what other issues you've had. You mentioned 'your surgeon.' Have you already had surgery for this type of thing? Hope you don't mind my asking. Hugs to you.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
7 Jan 09
Hi Sweetie that is just wonderful and I am glad that you are feeling a lot better Love you and big Hugs always
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Hi hon. I'm soooo glad I'm feeling better too. Now if we can just get my back straightened out, life would be just about perfect. LOL! Lots of love and hugs to you.
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@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
8 Jan 09
This post sent shock waves through my body. I can not believe it's been a year!!! Where did it go??? Congratulations on the weight loss. I would love nothing more for myself but I'm way too scared to have surgery. I hate that about me.
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Thanks so much hon. And don't hate that about yourself. Surgery, especially one like mine, is definitely not for everyone. You just keep being your lovable self sweetie. You're the best!
• Canada
9 Jan 09
Awww Aren't you precious!!! You're such a special friend, Thank You.
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• United States
7 Jan 09
Way to Go Katlady2 -- I celebrate your great accomplishment with you! How wonderful you must feel not only physically but emotionally. I have 100 pounds to lose and my husband I have touched a bit on surgery, but I have talked to my doctor yet, we have been thinking a tummy band program, maybe. In the mean time I am doing the old fashioned thing, diet, exercise, posiive thinking, praying etc. I am so happy for you!!! Keep up the good work!!! Be happy, be joyful, be safe and be strong!!! oohcute2340
@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Thanks hon. It's definitely a decision that isn't to be made lightly, that's for sure. I had the full Rouxen-Y procedure done instead of the lap band. Just make sure you check out all the options and all of the details of any of the procedures. That's what I did. At any rate, you're taking the right positive steps that you need to. Kudos to you as well hon for being persistent. I'm praying for your success too! Thanks again and good luck to you.
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• United States
7 Jan 09
Thank you for the info. Happy Posting! oohcute2340
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Woman, you're the special one... what an amazing job you've done to take care of yourself! Your attitude through all of this has been incredible... you're an inspiration to everyone with your strength and kindness and sense of humor. Bravo to you! And you look fantastic!! Love ya.... jelo
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Awww...thanks sweetie. I couldn't have done it without the awesome support of great friends like you. Love ya too!
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
8 Jan 09
hi katlady I am so glad that you have had good results from your surgery. i have known a number of people who have had the surgery and some of them have had good results and others not so good. Have a great day
@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Thanks hon. I know a few that didn't do too well from their surgeries, but I think it's because they had major health problems to begin with. I'm glad I wasn't that way that's for sure. Hugs to you hon.
@someonesmom (5768)
• Canada
8 Jan 09
Hi Carryl, I just had to come in here to say congratulations, when I saw this. Wow. It's already been a year. Where has the time gone? You are such a brave person, and a wonderful example to many here. I truly admire your courage. I hope too, that you soon get your 'go ahead' for the skin removal surgery. I'm so happy that things have turned out so well for you. Big Hugs.
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Awwww...thanks hon. You just made my day so much brighter! Big hugs to you!
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• Canada
9 Jan 09
You're welcome.
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Hi...just wanted to get back to you on your response... I had the same surgery as Katlady... I had mine done in 2005 and have lost 180 pounds... The reason I talk about my surgeon is if I have to have any other surgery in my abdominal area then they would want to do it...especially my intestines.. Thank you for asking...
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@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
11 Jan 09
This is such awesome and amazing news...you've lost nearly 10 stone!!!! That must feel incredible in all sorts of ways. I'm so pleased for you and so proud of you for going through it all and doing it right. Thanks so much for bringing us up to date.I do envy you the weightloss. I am still gaining...surgery is not an option for me ... any chance of before and after photos? Please??
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Thanks so much hon. Surgery isn't an option everyone can take that's for sure. As for photos, check out my pics in my profile. There are two labeled 'Me' and one labeled 'Me and Gator'. The two labeled Me are before the surgery, and the one labeled Me and Gator is from a few weeks ago.
@AmbiePam (44568)
• United States
10 Jan 09
That is absolutely wonderful. : )
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Thank you so much hon.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
10 Jan 09
That is AWESOME!! Wow!! You Go Girl!! You Go Girl!! Doing the happy dance with you!! That has to be one heck of an accomplishment and a heck of a boost in your self esteem!! We all loved you before and we all love you now but are so glad to know that the chances of having you around a little bit longer is something for all of us to smile and dance about!!
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@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Thank you hon! I'm out of breath from doing the happy dance...are you? LOL! You have brightened up my day a whole bunch!