Well, my 6 month check up was upon me before I had realized it. Since having my surgery I go every 6 months for lab work. So far every visit has gone pretty well. There have been a couple of visits where my B-12 levels weren't where they needed to be so the Dr. advised me to make sure that I was taking the B-12 supplement and he also prescribed the B-12 injection that I give myself once a month. So far this has worked out to be very rewarding.
Last Friday 11/5/2010 I went for lab work. I was really sweating it. Why, doesn't everyone worry about something? Me, I have always worried about the things that I shouldn't and don't worry about the things that I should. Then sometimes I worry about everything.... This was this time. I've been taking my supplements as normal, multi-vitamin, calcium citrate, b-12.
Friday 11/12/2010, Was follow up with the Dr. day. My family internal doctor is just wonderful. He was my mothers doctor and she had a lot of confidence in him. And he really ranked high on her list. He has always been one to put it out there. I think this is what a lot of doctors are missing today. They tell you what you ask a question for. Not him, he comes out and says this, this, and this.... That's good, I know why mom liked him so well.
He came in the office, chatted a bit, reviewed my chart and advised how well I was doing, I had even lost 5 lbs... (woooohoooooooo) I was excited about that one within itself. As you know I recently participated in the 5daypouchtest. http://www.5daypouchtest.com/. I've been doing good since. He has mentioned the last few times that I have went, that I sure do wish your mom could have done as well as you are doing. That boosted my confidence a bit. I needed that, it made me feel good.
Yesterday, My husband and I drove to Chattanooga to (1) get out of the house. (2) just to window shop. We decided to eat out. I know my previous post was about eating out. You can make good choices.
We ate at Rib and Loin http://www.ribandloin.com. I had a baked potato with chicken. It was so good. I wasn't able to eat all of it. So I left it. Most of the time I will bring 1/2 of the potato home and one of the boys will eat the rest. I also really enjoy their tea. Most of the time when we go to restaurants, I only get water and set it aside, because as you know I can't eat and drink. So yesterday I did order me a tea with lemon. To take with me, so that when I was able to drink I could treat myself.
It was so good.
Everyone, Its been a pleasure writing a bit about myself and my experiences that I have had with my gastric bypass. I would love to take some questions from you. Perhaps post a q&a segment. Please let me know your thoughts. I hope everyone is enjoying this weather. I'll go for now, but email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions, questions. Or just want to chat.
Tah Tah for Now! I've enjoyed our chat.