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About this blog

I AM A 61 YEAR OLD GRANDMA OF 3 WHO IS STARTING OUT ON A NEW ADVENTURE.....THE WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY.

I CANNOT BLAME ANY ONE FOR MY WEIGHT GAIN BUT ME. I AM A PICKY EATER BUT LOVE LOTS OF FOOD WHEN I LIKE IT. SO OVER THE 42 YEARS I HAVE BEEN MARRIED, I'VE GAINED APPROXIMATELY 100 POUNDS. I'VE TRIED ALL THE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS. YOU KNOW THEM....WEIGHT WATCHERS, DR. ATKINS, ETC. I WAS ALWAYS ABLE TO LOSE 20-40 POUNDS (OVER MONTHS AND MONTHS) BUT I ALWAYS GAINED IT BACK. 

I AM NOW SUFFERING FROM ALL THE FUN THINGS OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE GET.....HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HIGH CHOLESTEROL, ACHING JOINTS AND A VERY BAD BACK THAT REQUIRES STEROID INJECTIONS EVERY COUPLE OF MONTHS (GAINING 3-10 POUNDS WITH EACH SHOT). I ACTUALLY DECIDED TO GO FOR SURGERY 4 YEARS AGO. I WAS 2 WEEKS OUT WHEN I BACKED OUT. NOT THIS TIME. I AM READY!

PLEASE JOIN ME ON MY JOURNEY AND SHARE YOUR JOURNEY, TOO.

GOOD LUCK TO US ALL........

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GRANDMA

My One Month Anniversary

IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT ONE MONTH HAS PASSED SINCE I WAS SLEEVED.

HIGHEST WT. 261 LBS.

WEIGHT AT BEGINNING OF JOURNEY 251 LBS.

DATE OF SLEEVE OCT. 21, 2016

WEIGHT ON DAY OF SURGERY 241 LBS.

CURRENT WEIGHT 213.1 LBS.

IF YOU ARE HAVING BARIATRIC SURGERY AS THE SOLUTION TO YOUR WEIGHT LOSS ISSUES, YOU COULDN'T BE MORE WRONG.

I AM SURE YOU HAVE HEARD IT IS JUST A TOOL.....AND IT IS. HAVING BARIATRIC SURGERY REQUIRES A LIFE CHANGING COMMITMENT .  HOW YOU ASK? WELL, MOST REQUIRED PREPS ARE VERY DIFFICULT.  FOR ME, IT WAS A STRICK DIET FROM THE DAY OF MY CONSULT UNTIL 2 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY .  THEN, IT WAS A 2 WEEK LIQUID DIET .  THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY AND ALL LIQUIDS. NO CAFFEINE ,  NO SODA, NO ALCOHOL, NO SUGARY DRINKS AND NO CARBINATED DRINKS.

I LOVE THE WEIGHT LOSS I'VE EXPERIENCED AND THE COMPLEMENTS .  SINCE SURGERY I'VE HAD TO FOLLOW SEVERAL EATING PLANS.

WEEK 1: SAME LIQUID DIET AS PRE OP

WEEK 2 & 3: PUREED DIET. 1 1/2 OZ. PROTEIN AND 1 OZ. FRUIT OR VEGGIE. NOT ALL FRUITS OR VEGGIES.

WEEK 4 & 5: SOFT DIET. SAME AS PUREED EXCEPT FOOD IS NOT PUREED.

WEEK 5: I AM NOW ABLE TO EAT MOST FOODS AND UP TO 4 OZ. OF PROTEIN ,  IF POSSIBLE. THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DIET PLAN AFTER THIS.

IT IS IMPORTANT ,  ALTHOUGH NOT MANDATORY ,  THAT YOU HAVE THE SUPPORT OF FAMILY AND OR FRIRNDS. EACH PERSON HEALS AT A DIFFERENT RATE SO YOU MAY NEED HELP FOR LONGER THAN YOU THINK. IT TAKES A WHILE TO GAIN YOUR ENERGY BACK. I AM STILL WAITING. BUT I THANK GOD EVERYDAY THAT MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN HERE FOR ME AT EACH TURN OF MY JOURNEY. 

FOR ME, THESE ARE THE HARDEST LIFE CHANGES:

NO DECAF FOR A MONTH AND NO CAFFEINE AT ALL.

NO BREAD, PASTA OR WHITE POTOES UNTIL MONTH 6.

AND....TALK ABOUT LIFE CHANGES . .NOTHING TO DRINK BEFORE EATING, DURING EATING AND FOR AN HOUR AFTER EATING.

EATING HAS CHANGED, TOO....TAKE A BITE, PUT FORK DOWN, CHEW AT LEAST 20 TIMES PER BITE, SWALLOW, COUNT TO AT LEAST W0 BEFORE TAKING ANOTHER BITE.

NOW DON'T GET ME WRONG. I AM HAPPY TO MAKE THESE CHANGES. MY PURPOSE FOR THIS SURGERY WAS TO GET HEALTHY, NOT TO WEAR A BIKINI. SINCE SURGERY ,  MY BLOOD PRESSURE MEDS. HAVE BEEN CUT IN HALF, I AM OFF SOME OF MY HEARTBURN MEDS AND WILL BE OFF THE REST BY THE END OF MY 2ND MONTH. I HAVEN'T HAD TO HAVE A STEROID INJECTION IN MY BACK AND AS I SAID IN A PREVIOUS POST ,  I AM ABLE TO WALK BETTER THAN I HAVE IN YEARS.

SO READ THIS CAREFULLY .  USE IT AS PART OF YOUR RESEARCH TO SEE IF YOU ARE ABLE TO OR WILLING TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES.

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR DECISIONS!!

Clip on the pictures below. The top picture was taken at the end of week 4. The bottom picture was taken the day before surgery . 

 

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GRANDMA

1 WEEK ANNIVERSARY

IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT ONE WEEK HAS PASSED SINCE I WAS SLEEVED. 

I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT DURING THIS WEEK, I HAD SEVERAL TIMES WHEN I ASKED "WHY DID I DO THIS?" AND "WILL I EVER FEEL BETTER?" THE PAIN WAS PRETTY TOLERABLE. I USED PAIN MEDS IN THE HOSPITAL AND AT NIGHT FOR THE FIRST 2 OR 3 NIGHTS I WAS HOME. I COULDN'T SLEEP IN MY BED, SLEPT IN MY RECLINER. GETTING THE LIQUIDS DOWN AND THE PROTEIN DRINKS WAS DIFFICULT, TOO. THE ONLY "EASY" THING WAS WALKING, BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

AS I LOOK BACK ON THIS PAST WEEK, I HAVE TO WONDER IF I DID ENOUGH HOMEWORK. MY ANSWER IS NO! I GUESS THAT I WANTED TO BE THE SUPER PERSON WHO WENT THROUGH THIS PROCESS UNSCAVVED. GUESS WHAT? CAN'T HAPPEN........NOT ME, NOT YOU, NO ONE. WE ALL HAD MAJOR SURGERY AND FOR ME, I HAVE THE EXTRA BURDEN OF MY AGE. GETTING REAL, I DON'T HEAL LIKE I USED TO AND I DIDN'T HAVE THE ENERGY BEFORE SURGERY.

BUT THE SUN IS SHINING. I AM WALKING LIKE I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO IN YEARS. YES YEARS!!!! MY DOUBLE (OR TRIPLE) CHIN IS NOW ONE AND THE CLOTHES I BOUGHT FOR THIS TIME IS CALLING MY NAME. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN OVER THE WEEK BUT SINCE I STARTED THE PROCESS AND THE PRE OP DIETS. YES, DIETS. 2 TO BE EXACT.

AS I FEEL BETTER (AND I DO), I LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT ROAD OF MY JOURNEY AND ALL IT WILL BRING.

GRANDMA

WELL MY SURGERY HAS COME AND GONE. I AM NOW 4 DAYS POST OP.

I HAVE TO SAY THAT THE PRE-OP TIME IN THE HOSPITAL WAS NOT TOO BAD. WITH ALL THE COMINGS AND GOINGS I ONLY HAD TO WAIT ABOUT ONE HOUR TO BE TAKEN INTO THE OPERATING ROOM. I HAVE HAD SURGERIES WHERE I WAITING FOR HOURS. I DO NOT REMEMBER TOO MUCH EXCEPT BEING TAKEN INTO THE OPERATING ROOM, GOING ONTO THE TABLE AND PUTTING MY ARMS OUT.....BAM....NEXT THING I KNEW I WAS WAKING UP IN THE RECOVERY ROOM.

IT TAKES ME TIME TO COME OUT OF ANESTHESIA. EACH TIME I OPENED MY EYES, I'D ASK THE NURSE IF I WAS OK. I KNOW I HAD TO WAIT A WHILE FOR MY ROOM TO BE READY BUT THAT WAS FINE. I DON'T REMEMBER BEING TAKEN THERE OR GOING INTO MY BED. MY ROOM WAS NICE. THEY HAVE ALL PRIVATE ROOMS. LIKE ALL HOSPITALS, I WAS WOKEN UP SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT FOR VITALS AND I EVEN TOOK AN OPPORTUNITY TO WALK.

THE FIRST DAY I GOT MY FIRST "MEAL". IT WAS SO HORRIBLE! A PACKET OF CHICKEN BROTH AND LUKE WARM TEA. FUNNY, I GOT THE SAME FOR LUNCH EXCEPT THIS TIME, BEEF BROTH. I WAS SUPPOSE TO HAVE A CLASS BEFORE I LEFT BUT THE NURSE DID NOT UNHOOK ME TO GO. AS A RESULT THE NURSE HAD TO "TACH" ME HERSELF.

I WENT HOME SATURDAY EVENING. I SLEPT IN MY CHAIR. I DON'T FEEL GREAT. I AM TIRED AND HUNGRY FOR FOOD! I SUPPOSE I AM HOPING FOR TOO MUCH TOO SOON.

I AM EXCITED WHERE THIS PATH IS GOING TO TAKE ME.

GRANDMA

Getting There

Well, 7 days on the liquid diet. I have the hang of it now that I  have  found proteins I can tolerate and not make me feel ill.

Believe it or not I am using SlimFast's new higher protein line. My nut is not in love with it but realizes it is better than nothing.

So, I  have  a  few protein sources I use:

Bariatric Source hot chocolate

Isolate clear grape drink

SlimFast extra protin ready made and powders in good old fashion vanilla and chocolate. 

Next Friday is my day. I can hardly wait! Wednesday I'll be spending the entire day with classes and meetings. Not looking forward to it but you have to do what you have to do!!

After that, I  start the next leg of my journey.  I pray for me what I  pray for us all....may our new path of this journey is smooth with few bumps along the way. May we all have a quick recovery! !!

GRANDMA

COUNTDOWN TO SURGERY

IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE I HAD AN ENTRY. AS I LOOK BACK, I REALIZE THAT THE ONES I HAVE ENTERED ARE NOT TOO UPLIFTING, TO SAY THE LEAST. AS LEAST I WILL BE CONSISTANT WITH THIS ENTRY.

I HAD MY ENDOSCOPY AS THE DOCTOR REQUIRED. ACTUALLY, IT WAS A GOOD THING SINCE A FEW ISSUES WERE FOUND. I ALSO WENT FOR MY PRE-OP BLOOD WORK. WHEN THE RECEPTION SAW THE 4 PAGES OF TESTS REQUESTED AND THE TECH SAW THE 7 VILES OF BLOOD NEEDED, THE LOOKS ON THEIR FACES WERE PRICELESS.

JUMP AHEAD.........

THIS WEEK I WENT FOR MY PRE-OP MEDICATION, TEST AND LAB REVIEW WITH THE NURSE PRACTITIONER. DUE TO THE IMPENDING HURRICANE WHERE I LIVE, I WAS CALLED IN THE MORNING TO SEE IF I COULD MOVE MY APPOINTMENT TO THAT DAY IN THE AFTERNOON. NO PROBLEM (EXCEPT THAT MY "ADVOCATE" DID NOT TELL ME WHEN). ANYWAY, MY  HUSBAND AND I GET TO THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE AND LOW AND BEHOLD, MY ADVOCATE DID NOT NOTIFY ANYONE I WAS COMING. I FOUND OUT SOME INTERESTING THINGS WHILE THERE.

DURING MY ENDOSCOPY, THE DOCTOR REMOVED SEVERAL POLYPS FROM MY STOMACH. I DID NOT NOW THEY COULD GROW BACK. I DID KNOW, IN GENERAL, THAT POLYPS COULD TURN TO CANCER WHEN NOT DEALT WITH.THE THREE OF US DISCUSSED THE PROCEDURE I WAS SCHEDULED FOR. THERE IS A CONCERN FOR THE SLEEVE BECAUSE OF MY GERD AND OTHER ISSUES. GERD CAN BECOME WORSE WITH THE SLEEVE AND THEN REQUIRE GETTING THE BYPASS. IF I GET THE BYPASS, THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO DO AN ENDOSCOPE TO MONITOR FOR POLYPS (AND POSSIBLE FUTURE CANCERS). AND....THE BAD GERD CAN ALSO LEAD TO ESOPHIGAL CANCER IF LEFT ALONE.

I ACTUALLY SAT DOWN TO MAKE A PRO/CON LIST OF WHAT TO DO. I AM LEANING TOWARDS THE SLEEVE SINCE EVERYTHING CAN BE MONITORED. I HOPE FOR THE BEST THAT WE WILL FIND THE BEST MEDS IF I NEED THEM FOR GERD. I WILL SPEAK WITH THE SURGEON FURTHER DURING OUR PRE-OP VISIT.

SPEAKING OF PRE-OP, I STARTED MY 2 WEEK PRE-OP LIQUID DIET TODAY. I THINK IT WILL TAKE A COUPLE OF DAYS TO GET USED TO THE SCHEDULE OF WHAT TO DO WHEN. BUT I'LL DO IT. I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE SURGERY AND I AM WILLING TO DO ALL I NEED TO TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

 

GRANDMA

FINALLY

WELL, IT FINALLY HAPPENED....I HAVE FINISHED ALL MY PRE-OP TESTS AND I GOT MY SURGERY DATE....OCTOBER 21ST.  THE DOCTOR IS RECOMMENDING THE SLEEVE WHICH SURPRISED ME GIVEN ALL THE STOMACH ISSUES THE GASTRO DOCTOR FOUND DURING MY ENDOSCOPE. GUESS THIS MIGHT BE A DISCUSSION I WILL HAVE WITH THE SURGEON.

I WILL BE SPENDING AN ENTIRE DAY AT THE SURGEON'S OFFICE FOR SOME SORT OF PRE-OP SOMETHING OR OTHER. I WAS SO EXCITED THAT I DIDN'T THINK TO ASK EXACTLY WHY I NEED TO SPEND THE DAY. I GUESS I REALLY DON'T CARE AS LONG AS IT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY SURGERY.

TILL NEXT TIME........

GRANDMA

PART 1 OVER

AFTER ONE CANCELLATION, I WENT FOR MY ENDOSCOPE. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU NEED TO GET THERE SO EARLY??? I SAT IN THE WAITING ROOM TRYING TO DO MY RELAXATION EXERCISES. THEY WERE PRETTY WELL UNTIL A DOOR WOULD OPEN. SILENCE FOR A BIT OF TIME AND THEN IT STARTED. PEOPLE SHARING THEIR STORIES, MOSTLY ABOUT CANCER. I KNOW IT WAS VERY GOOD FOR THEM, I CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND IT BUT FOR ME IT WAS UPSETTING.

MY NAME WAS CALLED AND THINGS WENT VERY QUICKLY FROM THERE. THE NURSE GOT ME READY. WHILE I WAS SPEAKING WITH THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST, I WAS POKED FOR MY DRIP. FUNNY, I STARTED TO FEEL RELAXED. WONDER IF THERE WAS ANYTHING IN IT. I SPOKE WITH THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST ABOUT MY CONCERNS. I WAS WHEELED INTO THE PROCEDURE ROOM, TURNED ON MY SIDE AND A RING WAS PLACED IN MY MOUTH. NEXT THING I KNEW, I WAS WAKING UP IN RECOVERY. NO SORE THROAT AND FEELING PRETTY GOOD ALTHOUGH GROGGY.  

GOOD THING I DID GO FOR THE TEST BECAUSE I DID HAVE A POLYP OR TWO THAT WERE REMOVED AND CLIPPED, GERD, AND SOME SORT OF GASTRIC INFLAMATION. AFTER A FEW MINUTES IT WAS TIME TO GO HOME. A SNACK, DRINK, AND OFF INTO BED FOR THE BEST NAP I EVER TOOK. WHEN I GOT UP I WENT INTO MY FAVORITE CHAIR AND THEN IT STARTED.......PAIN, GAS  PAIN? I TOOK A PIECE OF BREAD HOPING IT MIGHT HELP. I DIDN'T!

I FINALLY CALLED THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE AND GOT A RETURN CALL WITHING 15 MINUTES. HE SAID IT WAS PROBABLY A GAS POCKET AND FROM THE BIOPSY AND THE  CLIP. AS LONG AS I BURPED AND PASSED GAS AND DIDN'T GET WORSE, I SHOULD START TO FEEL BETTER SOON. I HOPE SO.

NOW I WAIT TO SEE HOW LONG THE REPORTS WILL TAKE AND HOW LONG IT WILL BE FOR MY FOLLOW UP. I PRAY FOR A POSITIVE RESULT! THEN, WHEN WILL I GET MY DATE FOR SURGERY?....

TO BE CONTINUED.........

GRANDMA

I DID IT!!!

WELL, I MADE MY APPOINTMENT FOR MY ENDOSCOPY. I AM GETTING IT WEDNESDAY. I'VE BEEN OFF MY MEDS AND I HAVE HEART BURN THAT KILLS. 

I TOOK THE ADVICE OF SOME OF YOU AND MADE CONTACT WITH THE GASTRO DOC'S OFFICE. I EXPLAINED MY SITUATION ABOUT THE ANXIETY I HAVE. I WAS TOLD THAT THE DOCTOR DOES NOT PRESCRIBE MEDS FOR ANXIETY. I CONTACTED MY PSYCHIATRIST, WHO MONITORS MY  ANXIETY MEDS, AND SHE TOLD ME WHAT TO DO. ONE PROBLEM, I WON'T KNOW ANYTHING UNTIL THE HOSPITAL CALLS TO CONFIRM MY APPOINTMENT. I HOPE THEY WILL ALLOW ME TO TAKE SOMETHING.

I AM HOPING THAT THIS WILL BE THE LAST TEST BEFORE THE SURGERY!!!! 

KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED FOR ME, PLEASE.

GRANDMA

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT

MY ADVOCATE CALLED AND LEFT ME A VOICE MAIL THAT THE DOCTOR STILL WANTS ME TO TAKE THE ENDOSCOPY BECAUSE HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE I DON'T HAVE AN ULCER. I'M NOT HAPPY! I HAVE 2 BIG PROBLEMS WHEN IT COMES TO SURGERY...1. BEING PUT UNDER BECAUSE IT IS DIFFICULT FOR ME TO BE PUT OUT; AND 2. HAVING SOMETIME PUT DOWN MY THROAT.

I HAVE ANXIETY AND I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH MY THERAPIST ABOUT BOTH OF THESE THINGS FOR MY SURGERY. BUT IN THE LAST MONTH MY SON AND BROTHER EACH HAD AN ENDOSCOPY AND HAD A TERRIBLE  EXPERIENCE. NEITHER WAS PUT UNDER ENOUGH. THEY WERE UP FOR THE TESTS AND WHEN THEY REMOVED THE TUBE. 

THE THOUGHT OF HAVING THE ENDOSCOPY MAKES ME CRAZY!! I GOT THE RESULTS OF MY BREATHING TEST THAT TESTED FOR BACTERIA AND THAT, TOO, WAS NORMAL. EVERY TEST HAS BEEN NORMAL. THE DOCTOR TOLD ME AT OUR MEETING THAT HE IS OVERLY CAUTIOUS. WHY SHOULD I SUFFER? I'VE DONE ALL HAVE BEEN ASKED AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO ALL THAT IS REQUIRED AFTER.

I'VE ASKED MY ADVOCATE TO SHOW HIM THE EMAIL I SENT HER. OF COURSE, HE WON'T BE IN UNTIL NEXT WEDNESDAY. IT FIGURES!!!!

MORE TO COME, I AM SURE!!!!

GRANDMA

THE UNKNOWN JOURNEY

FUNNY, I STARTED MY BLOG AND THE FIRST ENTRY IS NOT HERE.......STRANGE.

THIS HAS BEEN AN INTERESTING JOURNEY FOR ME, SO FAR. HERE IS WHERE I HAVE BEEN:

I STARTED MY JOURNEY ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO IN PHILADELPHIA. I WENT THROUGH ALL THE TESTING THEY WANTED. 2 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY, I BACKED OUT. I LOST 25 POUNDS ON MY PHASE 1 DIET AND FIGURED THAT IF I COULD DO THAT, WHO NEEDS SURGERY. AS ALL OF YOU CAN GUESS, IT DIDN'T HAPPEN THAT WAY. THE  POUNDS CAME BACK WITH MORE AND MORE.

I NOW LIVE IN FLORIDA AND HOBBLING AROUND WITH ALL THE WEIGHT I HAVE GAINED. THE WEIGHT IS IMPACTING MY HEALTH IN MULTIPLE WAYS. I DECIDED, AGAIN, TO GO FOR SURGERY. I HAVE COMPLETED ALL MY REQUIREMENTS AND UP UNTIL TODAY, I STILL HAVEN'T BE ABLE TO DECIDE WHAT I WANT TO DO AS FAR AS THE TYPE OF SURGERY TO GET.

TODAY I HAVE FINALLY MADE MY DECISION TO GET THE BYPASS. HERE ARE MY REASONS:

  • I ACTUALLY WANTED THE SLEEVE BUT I DON'T THINK IT IS THE BEST DECISION FOR ME. I SUFFER FROM GERD.
  • I DON'T WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE THAT I WILL GET THE SLEEVE AND THEN GO THROUGH SURGERY AGAIN, TO GET THE BYPASS BECAUSE OF THE GERD.
  • I THINK I LIKE THE FACT THAT IF YOU EAT OR DRINK TOO MUCH YOU WILL DUMP.....A GREAT WAY TO STAY HONEST.
  • I HAVE TALKED WITH A COUPLE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE 1 YEAR POST SURGERY AND SOMEONE 20  YEARS POST SURGERY AND THEY ARE STILL AT THEIR GOAL.
  • WEIGHT LOSS IS SLIGHTLY BETTER WITH BYPASS THAN SLEEVE.

SO RIGHT OR WRONG, THIS IS THE NEXT STOP ON MY JOURNEY. JUST WAITING FOR A DATE........

 

I AM GETTING FRUSTRATED ABOUT HOW SLOW THINGS ARE MOVING (OR NOT) AND HOW I AM THE ONE WHO ALWAYS HAS TO MAKE THE CONNECTION. I SENT INFORMATION TO THE ADVOCATE I AM WORKING WITH. I SENT IT LAST WEEK AND I WAS EXPECTING AN ANSWER. BY THIS MONDAY I STILL HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING. WHEN I CONTACTED THE ADVOCATE , I WAS TOLD THAT THE DOCTOR WAS NOT IN LAST WEEK. WHY COULDN'T I BE TOLD THAT WITH A QUICK EMAIL?

YESTERDAY I WAS TOLD I WOULD HAVE AN ANSWER TO SOME OF MY QUESTIONS. I WAS TOLD I WOULD HAVE THE ANSWERS BY THE END OF YESTERDAY. STILL NO ANSWER. I CERTAINLY KNOW I AM NOT THE ONLY PATIENT BUT DON'T TELL ME YOU WILL DO SOMETHING AND NOT DO IT. AGAIN, WOULD IT BE DIFFICULT TO SHOOT A QUICK EMAIL? I TRY NOT TO GET ANGRY WITH THE ADVOCATE BUT IT IS BECOMING MORE DIFFICULT.

IS THIS THE PROGRAM I SIGNED UP FOR OR IS IT JUST THIS ONE PERSON?????