Nana Trish

Has anyone heard from Michael_A?

Recommended Posts

@bellamoma, sounds like you are doing great and that is wondering.  

I see you live in Philly?  I am in South Jersey and wondering where you had your surgery?  I am going to Philly for mine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had mine at Cooper- Dr. Rohit Patel.  Great surgeon.  xo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Funny that we are both crossing the river!  I am going to Jefferson for mine.  So close to being able to set it up that I can hardly stand it!  

I had a friend that went to Cooper for hers.  She loved it there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, bellamoma said:

Hey ya'll.  first let me say how sorry i am for any concern! I see your NSVs and think about you all so much.  I can't believe i became one of the ones who was super active and then dropped off. Not my intention, for sure. 

Overall I am doing pretty well. I am maintaining, although it seems consuming at times. Maintaining is hard. I'm doing it, but it feels like a full time job sometimes. Thankfully no compulsive behaviors have developed, although I sure do love to shop. I have cooled off on that though. God I love shopping. 

Anyways! I signed on because I wanted to check in with everyone and see how ya'll are doing and to say hi. Lo, there was a notification that cheesehead was looking for me, as well as some others. I am so touched. I love you guys!!!!! 

 

PS, my baby is in full time kindergarten! what??!!!! 

Welcome back - we missed your insightful and thoughtful posts!

If you are shocked that your “baby” is now in kindergarten just think how I feel that my “baby” is a few months away from graduating from graduate school.  :o

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, bellamoma said:

Hey ya'll.  first let me say how sorry i am for any concern! I see your NSVs and think about you all so much.  I can't believe i became one of the ones who was super active and then dropped off. Not my intention, for sure. 

Overall I am doing pretty well. I am maintaining, although it seems consuming at times. Maintaining is hard. I'm doing it, but it feels like a full time job sometimes. Thankfully no compulsive behaviors have developed, although I sure do love to shop. I have cooled off on that though. God I love shopping. 

Anyways! I signed on because I wanted to check in with everyone and see how ya'll are doing and to say hi. Lo, there was a notification that cheesehead was looking for me, as well as some others. I am so touched. I love you guys!!!!! 

 

PS, my baby is in full time kindergarten! what??!!!! 

Great to see you back! And no, that must be someone else's child...

My cuddly one is 6'4" tall as a bean pole and somewhat more gnarly. Sigh. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hooray @bellamoma  Glad to know everything is ok. 

My little one (who is currently screaming at decibles I did not know existed) will be two on Sunday. I can't imagine kindergarten but I know it will be here soon. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

burgundy boy, 6-4?!?!? i know i'm headed there, my boys are very tall for their age. can't wrap my head around it. nerdy, yes you'll be there before you know it!!!!! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, bellamoma said:

burgundy boy, 6-4?!?!? i know i'm headed there, my boys are very tall for their age. can't wrap my head around it. nerdy, yes you'll be there before you know it!!!!! 

Now I remember when my Mom asked me to sit on her lap when I was 20. Nearly killed her but it made her happy.:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Michael_A said:

Nov 10 it is :-)

IMG_5698.GIF

IMG_5699.GIF

IMG_5700.GIF

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, NerdyLady said:

IMG_5698.GIF

IMG_5699.GIF

IMG_5700.GIF

LOL....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Michael_A said:

LOL....

I AM ALL CAPS THRILLED FOR YOU!

Honestly, I am as excited as the day I got my own date. You were one of the first people to reach out to me and I will never forget your kindness. Your journey is admirable and I can't wait to see you on the other side! 

 

IMG_5701.GIF

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes!!!!!! A date! I'm so excited and happy and ready for you to do this! I live in your surgery city, so my prayers and good vibes should arrive quickly on November 10. Woo hoo!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Michael_A...Woot!! Woot!!! This news just made my day! I've been thinking about your journey a lot with some personal retrospect I've been doing the last 24hrs, and I kept thinking over and over how much you deserve to hear good news on this surgery date. You have had quite the journey, and accomplished so much already, I know you are very well prepared for the loser's bench. You're definitely an inspiration for all of us on perseverance and dedication! November will be here before you know it! I so thrilled for you!!! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Michael_A said:

Nov 10 it is :-)

Great news!!  I am very happy for you and cannot wait to welcome you to the losers bench!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Michael_A said:

Nov 10 it is :-)

:D:D:D:D:D for you. About time. You must be the most over-prepared person on the planet for WLS. Good to see you post. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/9/2017 at 0:52 PM, Michael_A said:

Wow, thanks for the concern! All is well.

One thing we learn here on this forum is that liver size is a concern and that's why we are placed on a liquid diet 2-3 weeks before surgery, to shrink the liver. It has to be lifted out of the way during surgery (for gastric bypass) with a special tool/holder for the duration of the surgery. We've all heard people say that their surgeons tried to scare them will lines like "if your liver is too big when you get to the OR then we won't even perform the operation", etc. 

So I have seemingly picked the one surgeon in the US who is completely focused on liver size. She won't operate until it reaches a certain size. Based on my time here on the forum, I realize she is completely unique in this. The truth is, in spite of having you go through the motions, I believe most surgeons will perform the operation regardless, because I have yet to see a member here say "I cheated badly on my liquid diet, didn't tell my surgeon, and then when I woke up from surgery they hadn't done the procedure because my liver was too big". But my surgeon thinks its a big deal. She doesn't want the liver to bleed during the operation or even get bruised in any way. So, that has had me getting ultrasounds, nearly every month for the last few months, to check liver size. The last one in Aug was close but not quite enough for her. 

I have another this Weds and I'm sure it will be good. I've continued to lose weight, and the irony is that I will have lost almost  half my goal weight before surgery. They have unofficially penciled me in for mid- Nov, but I'm honestly tired of talking about dates. 

I did check with the insurance co about switching surgeons, but it would take longer to get surgery that way, than it would for me to just do what I have to do now.

And since I'm pretty much in neutral, going about my business waiting for time to go by, I needed a break from the forum and get surgery off my mind.

Thanks for the update @Michael_A! I don't blame you for being frustrated. Sometimes when I find my self in situations that are beyond my control or just don't seem to be going the way I want them to it helps to remind myself that everything happens for a reason. Looking back, if I'd always gotten what I wanted when I wanted I'd have had a lot more heartache over the years. Brings to mind Garth Brooks "Unanswered Prayers." Hang in there buddy!

Edited by Chefman77

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, NerdyLady said:

I AM ALL CAPS THRILLED FOR YOU!

Honestly, I am as excited as the day I got my own date. You were one of the first people to reach out to me and I will never forget your kindness. Your journey is admirable and I can't wait to see you on the other side! 

 

IMG_5701.GIF

Where on earth did you find the ultimate WLS gif???? That's instant classic right there. 

And @Michael_A, congrats! November 10 is just around the corner. I bet you don't need any tips on liquid dieting, amirite? You are so set. I'm scooching over a bit so there's room on the bench for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Jen581791 said:

Where on earth did you find the ultimate WLS gif???? That's instant classic right there. 

And @Michael_A, congrats! November 10 is just around the corner. I bet you don't need any tips on liquid dieting, amirite? You are so set. I'm scooching over a bit so there's room on the bench for you.

@Jen581791 I found it on Giphy! I looked under "celebration" and this beauty appeared. The WLS gods have given us a beautiful gift!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations Michael!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Michael_A said:

Nov 10 it is :-)

@Michael_A.....fantastic!!!  So your liver shrunk enough?  Awesome!!!  You will be just 2 days behind @AustinJ  I think!  Hopefully I won't be too far behind you!!!! Congrats!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Michael_A said:

Nov 10 it is :-)

That is absolutely, completely, utterly, totally the BEST NEWS I could have hoped to see today!! I'm so happy for you, there aren't even words to express it!!! You finally have a light at the end of the tunnel, and it's coming up fast! Wow...3 weeks and 3 days... You're almost there, my friend!!!!!!! :o:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Jen581791 said:

And @Michael_A, congrats! November 10 is just around the corner. I bet you don't need any tips on liquid dieting, amirite? You are so set. I'm scooching over a bit so there's room on the bench for you.

^^^Yes, yes!!! I think @Michael_A deserves a plaque above his seat on the bench, and an award for being THE most determined person to ever have WLS!! Congrats and so much more, Michael! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Michael_A said:

Nov 10 it is :-)

So happy for you!!!!  FINALLY!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/16/2017 at 8:13 PM, Michael_A said:

Nov 10 it is :-)

Hallelujah!!! A glorious day it shall be!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now