jennaboo

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About jennaboo

  • Rank
    Newbie
  • Birthday 05/15/1967

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  • Website URL
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1312330440&v=info

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Indiana
  • Age
    44

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Gomez
  • Hospital
    Wishard
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-05
  • Start Weight
    330
  • Current Weight
    146
  • Goal Weight
    140
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    24.3
  • Surgery Date
    09/29/2010
  1. Thanks to everyone for your kind words. I haven't been on in a little bit...I have been having some stomach issues-thought it was a virus, or maybe the flu, but my Dr. is concerned it may be that ugly ulcer coming back to cause me havoc!! I think she is going to put me in the hospital today to have tests run, hopefully they will find the cause of this pain, and I can get back to normal....prayers are always welcome, and appreciated.....
  2. This was the only full body shot I was able to resize in paint. I don't know why the others won't work...
  3. Thanks Karen!! I totally agree with you! Prior to my weight loss I had asthma so bad, I would huff and puff after just a few steps! I still have asthma, but now it is under control-without medication!!! What a difference 175 lbs makes! I can't imagine just lugging around an extra 175 lbs with me every where I go-and yet I did just that....for years!!!
  4. Thanks Serena!! I just had my daughter take my first ever full body shots (Since my surgery) over the week-end- but I can't get then to upload on here. I had no problems on facebook...lol It really is true what they say about looking at pictures being the best way to SEE the difference. For the first time in 11 months I really saw what everyone else saw. Now I wonder how long it will take to really feel "NORMAL" or will I ALWAYS feel "Morbidly Obese?" Gosh, I really hated that term/label/category, "Morbidly Obese," it just sounds so horrible!! But thanks again for your kind comments!!! All of my inspiration and encouragement has come from reading other peoples profiles and looking at all the awesome before and after pictures. I wish I had a support group near me. If not for this site I would feel really alone.....
  5. These are some before and after pics. I am off ALL of the $2,500.00 per month medications I was on prior to surgery!! I am feeling wonderful!!
  6. I feel so much better now that I was properly diagnosed with an ulcer!!!

  7. Thank you for responding! You were right on the money!! I went in Tuesday morning for the scope...I was in so much pain by this time, I was in tears as well as dry heaving constantly. The Gastro Dr. was wonderful- he promised me he would find out what was wrong, and he did!!! It was a BIG, UGLY, ULCER!!!! I was never so happy to be diagnosed with anything in my life!! I felt like I was going crazy! It was so frustrating to have people think that I was doing something wrong by eating or drinking the wrong things!! I thank God for my Primary Dr. for scheduling the appt. for the scope!! I am taking prilosec 2x a day, and have another scope scheduled for May 20,2011....and I feel sooooooo much better!!! No more horrible pain, waking up all hours of the night, and the dry heaves are gone!! I ate 1 oz of eggs yesterday, and am holding down the unjury protein shakes, and ALL of my vitamins!! I feel like I am getting stronger every day, and there is now light at the end of the tunnel!!! My husband admitted to me he was really scared I was going to die last week. I really did look like death warmed over!! I have lost 102 lbs so far, and feel like I will now have a future to enjoy my new HEALTHY life in!!! Thank you again for all of your help and advice in this forum!!! You are so appreciated!!! -Jenna-
  8. Hi, I am four months out from having gastric bypass done. I was doing really well at first. I had no problems with nausea etc... I have lost 98 lbs to date. My problems started on 01/19/2011. I started feeling sick to my stomach, which lead to throwing up. I left work early to go to the Dr.- My primary Dr. did a flu test- which I tested positive for. I was on tamiflu for 5 days. To date I am still sick. I have been in and out of the hospital due to dehydration. I am taking reglan. I have followed up with my surgeon. It is all I can do to keep down 20-30 oz of fluid a day. Some days it's only a couple of sugar free Popsicles. One day I felt like if I drank some diluted apple juice I might be able to keep it down-so I did and I felt better! Then I am told to NOT to even try apple juice again. I am really frustrated, I feel like this is more than just complications of the flu. I am so weak and tired. My blood work came back low, my protein level is awful, I am losing my hair...they were only able to get a tube and a half of blood from me because of the dehydration. (Blood work and surgeon follow up was on Feb 9th) Yesterday my primary Dr. gave me a vitamin B-12 shot. She is trying to get me scheduled for a scope here in town. I swear I have followed my plan- I have not cheated, I have never dumped!! I keep hearing that 98% of problems are because of "User's" If I have or am doing something wrong, I would stop, believe me!! Any advice you can offer would be appreciated! I am sick of throwing up, and really need to get back to work!
  9. Thanks for your prayers for my baby and her baby!!! I can't believe how close the due date is....Dec 19th is right around the corner!!!!

  10. Thanks, good to know that there is light at the end of the "tunnel". Moving a bit more but still pain in side. Don't do belly binder's around here :( But do have a recliner! Will keep your daughter in prayer for safe, quick delivery of healthy baby!

  11. we were at fort sill

  12. Awesome, weight loss-back to losing a pound a day!!!! That is just great. I am down to 246lbs now. I really need to work out more, and I know that. I do so much better in a gym type setting. Joining the gym will have to wait until after the holidays though. :( So you had your surgery done in Texas? Were you and your husband stationed there before? I was raised an Army brat my whole life! I was born in Germany, and lived every where in between, and I actually LOVED it...for the most part :) Hope you have a great day!!

  13. I remember that feeling, not being able to move very well. I don't know what I would have done without my belly binder or recliner...lol My left side was what hurt so bad for me....but it does eventually get better!!! I can barely remember the pain now...and so worth it, in the long run.:) Still waiting on the new grand-baby. The Dr. told her on Friday it looks like her 12/19 due date is still pretty accurate. I am soooo excited!!! :)

  14. Thanks - getting there. Having some back and arm pain... So glad to be on the other side but ready to be able to move easier - How are you? Have that grandson yet?

  15. Heya:) I actually had mine done in texas hehe just got back to indy. I have had a stall and it ws a few weeks long it sucked! I weighed today and lost 7lbs last week!