Monday I have my six month follow-up with the surgeon’s office. I am actually quite nervous. The last time I saw him three months ago, I had lost about 50 pounds. Now I have lost over 100 pounds. That is 50 pounds since I last saw him. I know he will be happy for me.
I was apparently quite a mess before the surgery. My triglycerides were dangerously high. My good cholesterol was low. My liver was enlarged and very fatty. I was morbidly obese. I could barely walk or breathe. I was a mess. The surgeon told my mother how worried he was about me, but he did the best he could and had high hopes that I could recover if I followed the plan.
I have been very strict with this diet. I am walking for exercise. I am doing really well. I have had my blood checked and my cholesterol and liver numbers were very good. I think the surgeon will be pleased. I am just waiting to hear from my doctor to see what my vitamin levels are. I have not had those results yet. My primary doctor is supposed to have the results faxed to my surgeon’s office. I hope he has the results by Monday.
When I look back to October 24 and think about how far I have come and the difference this surgery has made to my life, I am so glad that I did this. I feel so completely different than I did before. I feel like a completely different person. I can’t wait to see what the next six months brings.