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Three Major Milestones

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Warning: horn tooting ahead:

When I began this bariatric adventure my leg pain and numbness was so bad I could barely walk or stand for five minutes. I had to stop working at a big hospital back East and move home to my family on the West coast. I told the team at the weight loss clinic that my goal was to get down to where I could be back on my feet and get back to work, if not I would have to go on disability.  I'm an ultrasound technologist, so it's long hours on hard floors all around the hospital. Well today, I got a job offer :D from the nice little hospital five minutes from my house. I have worked so hard to be able to stand and walk again. I really think I will be able to do the work.

Tomorrow I have an appointment to see the surgeon's office for my 6 month follow up from RNY and I get to tell them the good news. I have lost over 100 lbs :D (some of that was pre-op diet) and am somewhere in Twoterville :D. My home scale won't give me a reliable reading, so I don't know exactly where I am. My primary doctor told me a few weeks ago that I am having the best outcome of anyone he has ever worked with through this process. That really helps make me feel good when I worry that I should be losing faster.

So anyway, not to ramble and brag, but I have hit the century mark, made it to Twoterville, and got a job.  Life is good.


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Excellent news! How are your standing and walking now? I'm interested, also because I have osteoarthritis in knees and feet and don't stand or walk if I can help it.

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That's amazing! I think having chronic pain as a motivator helps. I know that sounds awful but that was one of my issues too. I injured my ankle and could barely stay on my feet for more than a few minutes before I was intense pain. Now I still feel it now and then but it doesn't stop me! Good for you! 

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