Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Post-Op Appt. Update

Apparently I'm just going to chat with ya'll all day long because this is my third post today!

So I just got back from my first post-op appointment with my doctor.  It went great.  He was thrilled with my weight loss and gave me full activity clearance, which I'm stoked about.  He said my incisions are looking "impressive" and that I'm on the right track so far.

We talked about my lung issues and he said it sounds like I may be dealing with asthma, which is news to me!  I've never wheezed a day in my life until I got sick in January.  So I have to go see my GP and get an action plan together.  Luckily I have allergy meds (which triggers the asthma, he thinks) and a daily inhaler to help with the inflamation.  So yah, thats the story with that.

On my way out, Dr. Quaid told me to come back in four weeks for what would be my first fill (if things are going well).  When I went to the front desk to make my next appointment, the scheduling lady told me that Dr. Quaid will be out of town for two weeks and that I won't get to see him again unil... AUGUST 10th!!   *dies*   Six more weeks?!  For a total of nine weeks from surgery to first fill.  Ugh.  I hope I don't lose a ton of restriction in the next six weeks, but I know I probably will.  So that bummed me out a bit.  But my goal is to go back into Dr. Quaid's office in six weeks and be down at LEAST another 20 lbs.

I can totally do that, right?  Right...?


  1. You ARE going to do it!!! Heck yes!

  2. You can do it. It may be a struggle from time to time, but you are stronger than the food and you know this is what you need to do, right? If you slip up and have a bad food day, there is always the next day. Stay strong, vent as much as you need to us and we will be here for you!

  3. Ouch! You can do it though. I had surgery the same day as you and I get my fill on July 14.

  4. You can do it - congrats on the first 20!

  5. You totally blew through the first 20 pounds...the next 20 are going to fly off you too, if you keep doing whatever it is you're doing. Keep it up!