Project Ramona: Healing Just Fine
Posted 2/2/2012 1:56:00 PM
From "we never thought you'd be back at work so soon" to Mattman's "I think your head is smaller" I've heard some interesting comments post
gastric bypass surgery.  People are so surprised that just two weeks after my weight loss surgery at Catawba Valley Medical Center that I'm not in pain. I feel great.  I agree with Margaret, one of my Facebook friends.  She said, "I didn't realize how bad Diabetes was making me feel until I didn't have it anymore."  Its too early to say I'm in remission but my glucose levels are in the normal range.  
As for my surgery scars... you can hardly see them  (good work Dr. Cox!). 
I'm slowly reintroducing foods back into my diet.  This weekend its hello fish and chicken!!!  A few months before my procedure, Mattman sent me an article about how lots of families get healthier because mom or dad had the surgery.  Its so true! 
My mom, Wheezy, is my support person.  She too has type 2 diabetes and don't tell her I typed this, but her doctor says she classifies as morbidly obese.  Since I began the pre-surgery fast, mom has lost about 10 pounds and dropped a dress size!
I know things happen when they are supposed to, but I sure wish I'd done this years ago.  It took me a long time to realize that I needed serious help... not just someone hired to weigh me once a week or sell me fancy supplements and pre-packaged food.  The fact that I needed folks like Libby and Lynn from the Surgical Weight Management Program to help me, doesn't make me a loser... ummm actually it does make me a loser!  20 pounds and counting!


Posted By: Ramona Holloway  

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  1. Sandra posted on 02/06/2012 08:04 AM
    This is my first time commenting on your blog or any of your social media as a matter of fact. I love you and I love your show!
    I am glad that you're doing better and your surgery went well, but please don't under-estimate the less invasive weight loss procedures. I did hire someone to weigh me once a week and sell me fancy supplements and with their help I have lost 80 lbs in less than a year. And no more blood pressure or diabetes meds. The most I have lost on my own was 5 lbs in 3 months before I saw my weight loss doc. Not everyone can afford to spend thousands of dollars in weight loss surgery and not everyone qualifies for it.
    Congratulations on your accomplishments.
  2. LoriR_9 posted on 02/06/2012 09:02 PM
    You are doing so great! Keep up the good work!
  3. LindaMac posted on 02/09/2012 11:06 AM
    Congratulations, Ramona! Still rooting for you! As a fellow RNY patient, you'll continue to feel better and better, and be amazed at what you can now do! I was shocked to realize the things that I had just given up doing. I actually climbed to the top of a lighthouse at the beach this past summer, and it had been about 15 years since I would have even considered it!! Keep up the good work, and I'm happy for you!
  4. Ed Walker posted on 02/20/2012 12:01 PM
    Congrats Ramona, I heard gastric bypass surgery on 11/10/2010, Dr. Carl J. Lowe did my surgery. Before surgury I weighed 410, now i'm down to 280. I can releate to everything you mention in Charlotte Obsever article.
  5. Caroline posted on 02/21/2012 02:15 PM
    So glad to see you are doing great! I can see a very noticeable difference in one month. You may just convince me to go have the procedure done! :) You are very persuasive! ;)
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