About Gastric Girl

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Tomball, TX, United States
My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)


My Doctor's Appt

I had my appointment with Dr. W yesterday. Everything went well. My labs were great except for Vitamin D (was at a low 11 on my first lab, and now it's at 28 - if that means nothing to you like it does me, it's supposed to be between 32-100). I'm not anemic, and my protein levels are good, but closer to the low side so I want to focus on that. My liver function was high last time (likely from getting a massage or lifting weights, according to Dr.W), and that was fine this time around.
My official weigh in on his evil scale was 181, so it wasn't as evil as it used to be! :) I'm 3 days shy of 10 months, so my average lost per month is 12.9 lbs. Not too shabby! I really need to kick it up a notch or four now though - I really want to hit my goal by January!
Other observations from Dr. W - my resting heart rate was in the upper 80s in the beginning - now it's in the upper 50s-low 60s. My heart isn't working so hard just to live anymore! My blood pressure was 110/61. On a good day pre-op it was 150/90.
I have absoluetely NO regrets having gastric bypass, besides of course not having it sooner. I feel so much better about myself, have so much more energy, and am just in better health!


Kim H. said...

YEAH!! What a great report! We've never talked about those stats about me... wonder when he'll bring that up.

Have you had a bone density scan? He talked about that at a support group once, and has one in his office - but hasn't ever brought it up for me to take one. I don't know if it's because I'm young or what, but he said that people that have had WLS should have it done every year.

working at it said...

Just wanted to say hi and wish you well on your journey. I had gastric bypass five years ago in July. I lost 100 pounds and have gained back 30 so it is still a struggle. It's about good habits. Keep with it. No regrets here either.

rob said...

Johnson & Johnson has a health channel, and one of our topics is gastric bypass surgery. Thought you might be interested in this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0g5mZ7q8A0 J