Surgery Done, THANK YOU Everyone!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Here is my full report, and I will not blame any of you if you feel the need to give me a good swift kick in the derrière, but before you do, I just need to say that in light of all I went through, I think I did phenomenally well.

Tuesday I got up at noon and all I had to eat all day was two 16oz glasses of milk and a bag of stick pretzels. Yes, I binged. However, I didn't binge badly, I didn't eat the fast food that was marching through my head all day, much like the old commercial you used to see in cinemas of popcorn, hotdogs and soday marching to happy band music. I know I didn't eat well, or really enough, but it got me through the jitters. I had a mild panic attack and that was all.

Wednesday I was only allowed clear liquids, tea and bullion and jello, and I adhered to it like the soldier I am, and the 64 ounces of gatorade taken in 8 ounces every 15 minutes until gone with the powder solution and laxitives wasn't so bad after all.

Thursday at noon I had the surgery and was aware most of the way through it. I even tried to see the monitor and what was going on in my colon, but they gently pushed me back I could have seen anything without my As soon as the surgery was over I was completely alert and ready to go.

The only weird thing that the doctor and nurses said wasn't normal was how sleepy I was through the purging. I couldn't stay awake past five, and kept falling asleep until an urge would prompt my quick stumble to the Even last night I went to bed at 5 p.m. because I kept dozing off, and slept until I woke fully alert at almost 2:30 this morning.

The Good News! My Doc only found 3 little polyps and NO cancer!!!!!!!


So now I only have to have this procedure done once every five years. Now all I have to do is get my GYN to take care of the endemetrial hyperplasia and I'll be good to go. I just have to get him to tell me exactly how much weight I need to lose before he will consider a full hysterectomy so I don't have to have a DNC several times a year. The last one was hard on me...and I totally dislike knowing I have a condition that could turn cancerous and in fact was told it most likely will, in my body. I want it OUT! My appointment for that is in August, along with a follow up visit to my surgeon.

Thank you all who prayed me through this. Now having been through it and knowing what to expect I won't be nervous or anxious about it next time. For all the letters to my email and sparkmail, thank you as well. I wasn't able to answer them all, but they helped me so much more then I can say. You guys were really there for me when I needed you and it was you who got me through it.

Now I can jump back on the fitness wagon and get my workouts and food back in line. After all...I have 50 pounds to lose in 5 months and if I have any hope of success, I have to get off my duff and throw myself into it with a will!

Today I will be preparing for the Sabbath and I'll be deep cleaning my apartment so you won't see me again until some time Sunday or Monday. Remember to keep focused this weekend and stay active in fun and fat burning ways!

Hugs and love to all my spark family for being there for me in my time of need.

God bless you all!
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    Congrats on surgery going well. In regards to how much you have to lose before your hysterectomy I pray that it won't be too much. I had mine in October 2006 for Uterine Cancer and weighed in at 325.
    Keep up the great progress. s
    4750 days ago
  • BEFIT021
    So glad all went well and reports are negative. Good luck to you!
    4751 days ago
    Pami- you have so much knowledge for being so young. I can tell you have a firm commitment to God- keep it up!
    Hugs Sandi- co-leader at Christians with Fibro
    4751 days ago
  • NOMI_822
    So glad to hear your doctor found no cancer. My prayers have been answered. Thank the lord for that good news. Come on and climb back on the fitness wagon we are here for you. My prayers still with you as you get through with the other doctor appts. Big hugs and lots of love emoticon emoticon
    4751 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/29/2008 11:42:09 AM
    Praise God for all the good reports.....big hugs,
    4751 days ago
    So glad it came ouor well, it is such a relief to get a clean bill of health.
    4752 days ago
    Glad the procedure went well.
    I read your sp and was amazed at how positive you are considering all you have been thru. GOD has watched over you and has blessed you. Your life reminded me of JOB from the BIBLE. You are doing well with your weight loss, keep up the good work. I said a little prayer for you today, And God Bless
    4753 days ago
    ( ( ( ( Pami ) ) ) )

    Well done....

    together ... and together with God.... we can so do this....

    one step at a time you will become healthier .....

    I will be praying for you .... throughout the hard work that is to come ... if I can help in any other way... just holler....

    With God everything is possible

    4755 days ago
    Whew! I'm SOOOO PLEASED for you!!

    What better way to celebrate your relief than to rev up your engine and GET SPARKIN'! Woo HOO! :-)

    Don, Co-Leader for the All Health Professionals SparkTeam
    4755 days ago
    To God be the Glory. So excited about your blessing.
    4755 days ago
    Pami, That is so wonderful. Praise God for the great news. Yes, get going now to lose that 50 pounds. know you'll do it the safe way! Love you. emoticon
    4755 days ago
    I love ya pami...

    Tough talk is here!!!

    As I have read many places "No one ever got fat from eating too many veggies and fruits" ...try to change your habits by turning to fruits and veggies instead of the items that taste good!

    I am REALLY glad they didn't find any cancer and that you only have to do that every 5 years now!

    I am glad you are ready to get back on that weightloss train!!! Keep chugging away and you will get to your goals!

    We love ya!
    4755 days ago
    Who loves you boo? The Spark Family and Jumping Jacks TEAM!!!!! Glad all is well and we APPRECIATE YOU!!!

    Have A Great Sabbath and see you next week!!! emoticon
    4755 days ago
  • 46A39P
    I'm so glad the procedure went smoothly. I was completely out for mine. I hope you are recovering well. I've been missing you. Feel better Hon. Love, Jean emoticon
    4756 days ago
    WOW! You have done well & stayed so motivated. Don't over-do it. Relax & take care. emoticon
    4756 days ago
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