Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls-
It has now been 43 months since I had DS surgery with Dr. Dennis Smith of Advanced Obesity Surgery. He is a fantastic surgeon. You could not be in better hands with him.
This has been quite a journey and it just keeps going. After a long respite (17 months), I had another iron infusion recently. My ferritin had dropped to 10. I had the rest of my labs drawn last Friday about 6 weeks late.
It will be interesting to see how I am fairing. My weight has been very stable for about 2 years now. I stay right around 140lbs. My hair is grown back kind of long. I no longer go onto Obesity Help. There were some pretty nasty people there who were a touch rowdy for me. I miss my peeps from there- Starr, Deluzy, Sharon, and many others I would love to catch up with.
Life does get in the way. I am currently looking to lose about 8 pounds to get ready for a cruise for spring break. My favorite breakfast remains the same 2 scoops of Nectar Roadside Lemonade which has 46 grams of protein in only 180 calories. I tried the Crystal Sky flavor this week. It was pretty tasty even if it was a crazy blue color. I also attend our support group. I go at least every other month. I feel great after going to those meetings. It is awesome to talk to people about the DS.
I have connected with some old HS friends. It is a little weird, but most of them I have not seen since then.
Here is a pic of the hubby and I on our 15 year Anniversary in New Orleans. We had a great time. The dress is a size 6. We walked all day and danced and partied most of the nights.
The DS changed my life.