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  • #29973
    Kimberly
    Participant

    Well today it’s two month since my bypass . I really want to thank all you wonderful people who supported me before and after . It’s really amazing that I’m at this stage . Now you will all want to know about the numbers,
    First my health had dramatically improved . Friends , and family notice that my skin looks better . Some have even said I look younger . Especially when they said that at my age woman can look older when they lose weight ( they are really close friends lol) .
    I can get off the sofa and chair and have no pain in my knees, I can walk up the stairs not being out of breath , or in pain . No resting half way up the stairs . I can clean my house, Hoover , sweep floors wash windows, without having to stop and rest as I was out of breath .
    I can walk a mile getting hot and sweaty but don’t have to stop
    . My asthma has dramatically improved I can go out side in the cold and wind without having to mask up with a scarf. I can go shopping on my own without my hubby having to drop me near the entrance as the wind would trigger an asthma attack. I have joined a gym and walk on a treadmill , and used a cross trainer
    . I sleep better and I think my sleep apnoea has disappeared hubby says I don’t snore !
    My blood pressure had gone down ,and my recent echo showed that my heart valve disease is slightly better , this is all due to WLS
    . My husband said that this surgery has given me my sparkle back and I would agree I’m going out more , Iv even been to the pub twice in an evening ( before had been out for 18 month)
    . I couldn’t work last year I was too poorly cold and wind trigger asthma attacks , I’m going back to work next month for a few days a week .
    I choose WLS despite the risks ,and I was was told I was a high anaesthetic risk and would be in ITU . I went into this with eyes wide open , I knew I could have a heart attack or stroke or die , but I choose quality of life not quantity of life . As you can see forgive the pun the proof in the pudding . In two month my life has dramatically improved , I feel alive .
    Is WLS worth it YES are their side effect yes I have to chew my food for ages , I m a cheep date only drink tea ( love it even more now ) water and milky coffee. I can only eat tiny portion of a meal compared to what others are having . I have to watch what I eat and read all labels on food . I can’t have chocolate ,sweets, crisp, high sugar and high fat process food or take away food. I can have healthy food and I mindful that I’m eating the right food . And my shopping bill has gone down .
    The number well Iv lost in two month 38 pound . I’m fitting into clothes that Iv never worn before . If I never lose another pound I will say that this has been a success , I have a life .

    #34668
    emma1975
    Member

    That’s an amazing improvement & fantastic weight loss in such a short time. Well done!

    #34651
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @Kimberly 30668 wrote:

    Well today it’s two month since my bypass . I really want to thank all you wonderful people who supported me before and after . It’s really amazing that I’m at this stage . Now you will all want to know about the numbers,
    First my health had dramatically improved . Friends , and family notice that my skin looks better . Some have even said I look younger . Especially when they said that at my age woman can look older when they lose weight ( they are really close friends lol) .
    I can get off the sofa and chair and have no pain in my knees, I can walk up the stairs not being out of breath , or in pain . No resting half way up the stairs . I can clean my house, Hoover , sweep floors wash windows, without having to stop and rest as I was out of breath .
    I can walk a mile getting hot and sweaty but don’t have to stop
    . My asthma has dramatically improved I can go out side in the cold and wind without having to mask up with a scarf. I can go shopping on my own without my hubby having to drop me near the entrance as the wind would trigger an asthma attack. I have joined a gym and walk on a treadmill , and used a cross trainer
    . I sleep better and I think my sleep apnoea has disappeared hubby says I don’t snore !
    My blood pressure had gone down ,and my recent echo showed that my heart valve disease is slightly better , this is all due to WLS
    . My husband said that this surgery has given me my sparkle back and I would agree I’m going out more , Iv even been to the pub twice in an evening ( before had been out for 18 month)
    . I couldn’t work last year I was too poorly cold and wind trigger asthma attacks , I’m going back to work next month for a few days a week .
    I choose WLS despite the risks ,and I was was told I was a high anaesthetic risk and would be in ITU . I went into this with eyes wide open , I knew I could have a heart attack or stroke or die , but I choose quality of life not quantity of life . As you can see forgive the pun the proof in the pudding . In two month my life has dramatically improved , I feel alive .
    Is WLS worth it YES are their side effect yes I have to chew my food for ages , I m a cheep date only drink tea ( love it even more now ) water and milky coffee. I can only eat tiny portion of a meal compared to what others are having . I have to watch what I eat and read all labels on food . I can’t have chocolate ,sweets, crisp, high sugar and high fat process food or take away food. I can have healthy food and I mindful that I’m eating the right food . And my shopping bill has gone down .
    The number well Iv lost in two month 38 pound . I’m fitting into clothes that Iv never worn before . If I never lose another pound I will say that this has been a success , I have a life .

    I cannot tell you just how happy this post makes me Kim. I have been with you right from the start and my goodness, yours has been a difficult journey! It has been a privilege to watch you blossom. You are now helping others and are an inspiration to anyone who thinks they have no future. You took a calculated and highly emotional risk – and have won the jackpot. I simply could not be happier for you. You are a valued member of the South Coast Support Group and are living proof that with a strong will and determination, ANYTHING is possible. Like you say, life is all about quality not quantity.

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us all. I am now all rosy-glow with happiness for you. or is that another hot flush haha?!

    Doodah x

    #34665
    audrasharon
    Member

    Well deserved life at that! So pleased for you Kim and there’s so much more to come. X

    #34650
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Great point Sharon. Much more life to enjoy. Priceless.

    #34652
    Whitey
    Member

    So pleased for you Kimberley it shows what a wonderful gift WLS is. Well done and you have more good things to look forward to x

    #34656
    Kimberly
    Participant

    Thank you so much I couldn’t have done it with out you all

    #34649
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @Whitey 30681 wrote:

    So pleased for you Kimberley it shows what a wonderful gift WLS is. Well done and you have more good things to look forward to x

    Best gift ever after kids in my humble opinion.

    #34655
    Kimberly
    Participant

    Sorry so excited just done my BMI was 50 last year was in the morbidly obese range , it’s now 39.9 just gone into the obese.

    #34664
    audrasharon
    Member
    Kimberly wrote:
    Sorry so excited just done my BMI was 50 last year was in the morbidly obese range , it’s now 39.9 just gone into the obese.

    Back at you Kim, I just made 39.2. How amazing are we! X

    #34659
    treeza
    Member

    Oh wow Kim what an amazing & inspirational read x you are fab. To top it off you are so kind & caring of others. 38 pounds how brilliant is that x I feel all warm & fuzzy inside :0)) yay! I’m not at the under 40 BMI yet but so relieved to be under 50 now! Hope to see you real soon x big hugs xxx

    #34660
    treeza
    Member

    Audra I’m so happy for you too! Somehow that BMI reading means more than the weigh loss. Keep up the great work x I hope your eating is going well x I hope to meet you soon x

    #34663
    audrasharon
    Member
    treeza wrote:
    Audra I’m so happy for you too! Somehow that BMI reading means more than the weigh loss. Keep up the great work x I hope your eating is going well x I hope to meet you soon x

    Thank you Treeza, I’m really looking forward to meeting you Hopefully at the next meeting 🙂 x

    #34658
    treeza
    Member

    I will be at the one in Feb with my hubby! :0)x

    #34662
    audrasharon
    Member
    treeza wrote:
    I will be at the one in Feb with my hubby! :0)x

    Great it’s a date! 🙂

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