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pinkisnancy posted:
Sorry, I haven't been posting in a long time. I have been dealing with my partner needing more hip surgery, family issues, and the discovery of issues that my weight was hiding... spinal stenosis.


However, here are my update photos its been 15 months since Roux En Y Gastric Bypass surgery... from size 38W to 14 Reg.









Starting out at 310 lbs-Bariatric Gastric-Bypass 04/24/2013-And then the follow-up. Fingers are not crossed, because this doesn't have to do with luck... it has to do with ME, and I am Pink.
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jis4judy responded:
great photos Nancy
sorry about the things being unwrapped as you removed weight but this could also be a good thing to find them so they can be treated You look awesome
Hugs Judy
SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

 
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bigred53 replied to jis4judy's response:
Awesome Nancy! You look fantastic! I know your journey wasn't about looks so that is a bonus.

Sorry to hear about your spine problems. I hope something can be done to help. I also hope your partner's hip is better.

Come back and visit whenever you can.

Michelle
 
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parakeet210 replied to bigred53's response:
Hi Nancy!!

Yay for u!! Keep it up!! Sorry to hear about the spine problem!! God bless!!
There can be a lot of rain forecast (when it rains it pours). When this happens be a blessing for someone else.

tweety 'keet'

SW 262.2. GW. 170 CW 248.6
 
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mog1026 responded:
Wow! Wow! WOW! Nancy, you look great and the expression on your face says it all. It's amazing what a "little" weight loss can do for a person. It's very inspirational to see.
Kathy SW 235.1 CW 208.6 GW 165

Greedily she ingorg'd without restraint,
And knew not eating Death
Milton, Paradise Lost
 
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rohvannyn replied to mog1026's response:
Nice job, Nancy! I know your journey hasn't been easy, and I admire your perseverance and hard work. You helped me understand that bariatric surgery is a tool for weight loss, not a cure all, and that it takes hard work, a positive attitude, and patient participation to ensure success. You are an inspiration. Congratulations, and you look awesome!
Roh

'Your focus determines your reality.' -QGJ

'Try not. Only do.' - Y

Post reboot starting weight: 201.8 Current weight: 197.8 Goal: 140
 
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kalimiller responded:
Woo!! Looking good Nancy!! It was really good to hear from you!
-Kali

Starting weight: 198 Current weight: 191
 
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pinkisnancy responded:
Hey everyone!


Thank you for your support and encouraging words! They mean a lot to me!


I have been working hard in physical therapy. Its one of the 'issues' doctors seem to forget to tell you about, that there may be 'hidden' issues found after you lose the weight. For so long, I thought my back aches and weak legs were due to the 310 lbs I was carrying around on my frame. I never imagined it would be something like spinal stenosis.


Needless to say, I will be spending the next 6 weeks in PT and doing water aerobics 4 to 5 times a week. Just so I can avoid surgery, this is necessary. And... it doesn't hurt to keep up with the weight loss.


I find I am exersizing daily for an hour, then to PT and the Y for another 90 to 120 minutes more of 'workouts' So It is coming off still.


My 50th Birthday is July 25th, and I am planning a big blow out/revel of my 'new' old self. It should be fun.


thank you again everyone!
Starting out at 310 lbs-Bariatric Gastric-Bypass 04/24/2013-And then the follow-up. Fingers are not crossed, because this doesn't have to do with luck... it has to do with ME, and I am Pink.
 
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totallywiggedout responded:
Pink, seriously??? I haven't been posting lately either. I did see that you had posted but decided to wait till I made my "grand reentrance" .... grand dame that I am, lol
You look fantastic. Sorry about your spine problems, I hope that that works out for you. At least now that you've lost so much weight, it'll be easier on your back and easier to recuperate if you need future surgeries or anything.
And, you look happy and healthy. That's so nice. I'm so happy for you.


hugs
k
The war on fat is a hard battle, best to be won by taking one hill at a time.

You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be. ---- Marianne Williamson

 
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pinkisnancy replied to totallywiggedout's response:
Hey everyone,


Yes, its me... lol I really am bad about posting sometimes... ok ok, most of the time.


I just celebrated my 50th birthday, with of all things, a huge bbq in my back yard. I am in Size 14 now!!!


I still am and will be dealing with spinal stenosis, but Its much better. I can move again. The pain will always be there to some degree, it is nerve damage and non-reversible spinal damage. sigh. But its do'able.


Here is a few photos from by birthday celebration, I had over 140 guests! No I didn't expect that many, but friends bring friends that know someone I know... you know 6 degrees of separation and all that! lol






had a manicure/pedicure the day before... before the weightloss, I never bothered with such things.. now I'm enjoying letting my nails grow and have a professional spoil me once a month.

She handpainted each nail... no stamps or 'stickers' ...


It was wonderful day! And it took me a bit to get my head wrapped around being size 14 instead of the 28W I was 17 months ago!

Time is helping... but the mental stuff is probably one of the most difficult things to deal with right now... I see in the mirror and in my waistband the changes... but my head still sees me at 310... Its a bit challenging. Yes I am back in therapy to help me adjust mentally... they call it body dysphoria. So... I work on me still... always.
Hugs. I hope your summer was as...amazing and good to you as mine has been.


Pink
Starting out at 310 lbs-Bariatric Gastric-Bypass 04/24/2013-And then the follow-up. Fingers are not crossed, because this doesn't have to do with luck... it has to do with ME, and I am Pink.
 
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mog1026 replied to pinkisnancy's response:
Oh my gosh Nancy, the transformation is astonishing! You must feel wonderful. Happy Belated Birthday. The second 50 years of your life looks to be AMAZING!
 
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parakeet210 replied to mog1026's response:
A huge birthday blessing for ur new life!! It goes w/o saying what a huge inspiration you are for us!! Thank you so much for posting. I do hope the spinal stenosis will remain at baseline as you know and not gain on you. You look pretty happy!!
There can be a lot of rain forecast (when it rains it pours). When this happens be a blessing for someone else.

tweety 'keet'

SW 262.2. GW. 170 CW 248.6
 
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totallywiggedout replied to pinkisnancy's response:
Nancy, that first pic , what can I say. You look just so happy and healthy and well, GOOD! My God you have come such a long way since your surgery, and by the looks of it, it's been a road well traveled.
50 huh? how does it feel? I'm asking because that's what I'll be come February and I keep hearing that sound of brakes screeching from the Wiley Coyote cartoons, every time I think about that number, lol.
WHOA BOY! I just never really thought about reaching the edge of that cliff. But it seems to be all I can think about , this year.


I love that your friends and family all brought , well, friends and family to help you celebrate your birthday. And look at the guy taking your picture in the background. The love and admiration on his face while looking at you through his lens is priceless.
You are a well loved person. Big or small you have built yourself a wonderful life full of love and friendship.


I hope that your nerve damage is slow moving. Perhaps you can outrun this beast and continue to get the most out of life before it overtakes you.


huggs
k
The war on fat is a hard battle, best to be won by taking one hill at a time.

You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be. ---- Marianne Williamson

 
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pinkisnancy replied to totallywiggedout's response:
K,


50 is easy as apple pie! You come to realize what they mean when they say "don't sweat the small stuff". Even at 49 I don't think I knew what that meant. Its like someone flipped a switch on in my brain. I am truly enjoying being 50. People don't believe it, even at the grocery, and ask for my id for proof! lol a benefit of the weight changes.


The spinal stenosis, according to my ortho-specialist, is now back at a 'baseline' and I'm moving well again. The foot drop is done with, but I still experience some numbness and weakness in the knees if I walked too long or sat too long, a result of the two disks pressing on the sciatic nerve. So, I will take it slowly when that happens. Its just a reminder, this could have been a whole lot worse if I didn't loose the weight, because it still would have been hidden, and more damage would have occurred from carrying the weight.


Ok I'm running late for my LAST day of physical therapy. Love to all!


Pink
Starting out at 310 lbs-Bariatric Gastric-Bypass 04/24/2013-And then the follow-up. Fingers are not crossed, because this doesn't have to do with luck... it has to do with ME, and I am Pink.
 
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bigred53 replied to pinkisnancy's response:
That's right Nancy - 50 is easy. My hardest birthday was 30.

I'm happy to hear that your back issues have improved.

Michelle


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