Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ulcer update and such

Wow...I've been such a slacker with updating this past month! To be quite honest, not a whole lot has happened.
Yesterday, I finally got to see my bariatric surgeon, 'Dr. H', to follow up on the EGD I had back in October concerning a possible ulcer. He said that there was a teeny tiny ulcer on the anastamosis that was made connecting the intestine to the new pouch. He also said that there were 2 staples and 1 retained suture from where he made the anastamosis back in Nov 2009..LOL He went ahead and took them out, and said that he is not worried about the ulcer whatsoever! Basically he wants me to take my proton pump inhibitor once a day for the rest of my life, and to follow up with him at least once a year after this!

As far as weight loss goes, I haven't really lost anymore weight, but again I haven't really tried to either. I've just wanted to successfully get through the holiday's with NO weight gain. I can happily say that I have not gained any weight this holiday season! *yippee!!*
As soon as I woke up this morning, I was right back to the grind with my high protein, very low carb eating. I find that this works best for me as far as losing weight is concerned.

Also discovered that what was once fat on my tummy is just now skin...lol and I desperately need to to some toning up around my midsection. I can wear medium to small shirts now, and could probably fit into a size 10 jeans....if it weren't for the excess skin. I do want to see if I can tone my belly with some ab work over the next few months.

Anyhow, that's all I've got for now. Take care, and I will update later!