Having fought High blood pressure for years, I continued to live life with no thought as to the consequences. Last year my doctor told me I was pre-diabetic. Well no wonder, I had ballooned to 265 pounds.
Well enough was enough. Through my primary physician an numerous hoops my insurance made me jump through, I was finally approved for bariatric surgery. On September 29, 2008, I had surgery for an adjustable lap band. Now as I approach the sixth month mark of my surgery, I have decided it is time to keep a written post of my ongoing journey.
I have had good times and really bad days as well. I hope by writing all this down and putting it out their for you to see, it will help me to be even more diligent in my ongoing efforts for a healthier happier lifestyle.
So as I approach my six-month date (on Sunday) I will let you in on some milestones.
- Ed and I celebrated our 20th anniversary in January and I was below wedding weight.
- Down 65 pounds so far.
- One more size and I won't have to shop at the Avenue or Lane Bryant anymore
- I never had to take diabetes medications
- My doctor has reduced my HBP medications
- Life is good
So stay tuned while this M.A.P documents her ups and downs of life.