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It is NOT the “Easy Way”
Friday, October 09, 2020      15 comments

I love my sister. She is usually the most kind, generous and giving of herself and her time. She takes in all sorts of strays, human and animals alike. She said something to me yesterday that was hurtful, and I do not think she even realized ... Read more
Friday, September 25, 2020      6 comments

So many changes this year. Some good, some full of sorrow, and some that are a sign of growth and moving forward. I very foolishly married right after high school, to a man I met 4 months prior. He was stationed at the Marine Base near my... Read more
Thursday, September 10, 2020      12 comments

Back in April, I found a 3 to 4-week old kitten on my way home from work. I had planned on finding a foster for it, as I am not really a cat person, and I am mildly allergic to cats. My parents, with whom I live, are not crazy about cats, eith... Read more
Tuesday, September 01, 2020      11 comments

I had my 3-month post-op appointment yesterday. I seem to be progressing well, all my labs are within normal limits and I have lost 50% of my excess weight. My highest recorded weight was 218, and I am now down to 158. I haven’t been less tha... Read more
1st Week Back to Work
Monday, July 06, 2020      10 comments

Greetings all. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and our American members had a nice holiday. I have been back to work since Thursday. Trying to follow my eating pattern has been a little difficult, but I did meet my minimum goals for p... Read more
1st Month Almost Down
Thursday, June 25, 2020      11 comments

I had my 4-week post op “visit” (tele-med) with my surgeon today. It was a little early, I will officially be 4 weeks on the 29th, but my medical leave is only until the 30th, and I need to go back to work on the 2nd. So early appointment to ... Read more
Week One Down
Monday, June 08, 2020      9 comments

This time last Monday, I was in the recovery room and they were getting me ready to be moved to my inpatient room. I will admit, much oft that was a blur of pain and noise. What a difference a week can make. I am now comfortably set in my rou... Read more
Post Surgery Update
Saturday, June 06, 2020      8 comments

I am at home now, recuperating and learning this new body. Dr. Lorenzo said that the procedure went very smoothly. I remember waking up in the recovery room being told to breathe as I hear the alarms going off. Because of my sleep apnea, I of... Read more
Sunday, May 31, 2020      9 comments

It is a beautiful, hot and sunny day here is Hawaii Nei. I am sitting here, savoring what will be my last cup of coffee for a while, writing my thoughts, feelings, and anxieties down. Bariatric Surgery. It comes in different procedures,... Read more
Remembrance, Surgery, and Fur-babies
Monday, May 25, 2020      7 comments

Greeting all my fellow Sparkers. I hope that you are having a great 3-day weekend but are remembering what this holiday is all about; remembering and honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. I get annoyed when ... Read more
Saturday, February 29, 2020      15 comments

My niece was laid to rest last Tuesday. My Aunt graciously donated one of her plots to my sister for her. She is next to my Grandmother, Step-grandfa... Read more
The Loss Of a Child
Monday, February 17, 2020      26 comments

First of all, Thank you, everyone, who replied to my r... Read more
Saturday, February 15, 2020      3 comments

So, pre-surgery class was yesterday. I also met my surgeon. Found out a couple of things that kind of surprised me. Apparently, the hormonal effect of RNY is to ALL your hormones. I could come out of menopause! I really did not mind passin... Read more
Thursday, January 30, 2020      6 comments

I have my 3rd appointment with the dietician and psychologist tomorrow, and an appointment with the Bariatric APRN. I should get cleared by them for surgery. The next step would be the pre-surgery class and to meet with one of the program's su... Read more
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      9 comments

So I had my second meeting with the dietitian and psychologist last Thursday. They both feel that it should be no problem to clear me for surgery after my third appointment on the 30th. It's becoming more real, and a little scary. I have had ... Read more

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