Thursday, October 29, 2009

Blood Test Results

I received the results of my pre-op testing in the mail this weekend. They found me to be vitamin D deficient. This isn't really a surprising result since I live as a hermit in sun deprived Maine. Along with the test results, there was a prescription for 50,000 IU of vitamin D to be taken once per week. Every time that I reduce the number of prescriptions that I have to take, I get a new one to add to my regimen. I will have to hope that it is all for the best.

Soon, November 2, I will begin my 2 week pre-op liquid protein diet. I will let you know how that goes, of course. Thank you all for your wonderfully supportive comments!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Not much happening.

Not much has been happening. I have just been biding my time until it is time to start the pre-op liquid diet. I did go to the hospital lab yesterday to have the pre-op blood work done per my doctors orders.

My sister came over today to take pictures of me so we would have some before pictures to compare to, since I don't tend to pose for pictures often. I have lost 43 pounds so far, but I don't see where it is missing from in the pictures below. Well, truth be told, I have noticed that I can't fill out my bra anymore. TMI? Ha ha! I had the picture taken in front of the door for size comparison. I mostly fill up the space here.

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You may notice that my stance is quite wide. That is due to how bad my hips are. I am unable to place my feet any closer together than what is pictured. However, I have been able to give up my walker! I can only hope that my mobility will improve even more with more weight loss.