Friday, August 10, 2012

Feeling better about myself

Well it has been quite a ride so far on my journey to being a thinner man in better health. I have not wanted to have WLS just to look better. I have wanted this surgery for a long time and tried my best to get it, because I know my eating disorder is not eating the wrong foods or fast food, but just eating way too much. This surgery will keep me from eating that much at any one meal. Unless I elect to have many many meals, which is called grazing, I will never be able to eat that much again and should not have the problem of eating massive meals again.

Yesterday was a anniversary of two great things in my life. I had my RNY surgery 3 months ago. 5/9/2012 and my great grandson Grayson was also born on that day. So that is quite a great day for me. I have lost about 84lbs so far including the diet I was on starting in April. Grayson is doing well with his mom and dad who love him as we do. We went to Utah to see him in June and it was so much fun.

Anyway, I am starting to feel in complete control of myself now. For some time I was unsure of what I was to eat, had problems with constipation, some things made me sick and other small problems. But now I am feeling better in all regards. And one of the best things is now I have a A1C blood count of 5.5 which is a normal blood count. My doctor cut me down to 5 units of insulin from 95 I used to take each day. My doctor says that if the morning and evening counts stay the same I can stop the daily injections. I have a meeting with my surgeons next Thursday and I am thinking they will stop the insulin injections.

The weight loss is not as fast as I would like it to be, but it is coming down. I feel I will never get my weight back again. I am doing all kinds of things I didn’t think I would ever be able to do again. I am looking forward to a better and longer life. Thank God for the blessings he has given me.


  1. I wish you could have done this for yourself years ago. I am so happy you are doing so great. I am just trying to get ready for the 5k..... I think Ill be able to run the whole thing. That is quite an accomplishment for me.
    Anyways great job:)

  2. Thanks Tawni. I wish I could have had it years ago, but Group Health would not pay for it and as you know we could not afford it. I am proud that you are going to try the 5K. I used to do 6 miles a day almost every day and your mom did 3. But doing that did cause leg and knee problems so be very careful. You do not want to have the problems we have when you get to our age. If you could swim as you get older it may be better for you in the long run. Anyway, I am happy you are trying to run. I know I can't do that with my legs now. I can not even pretend to run on the WII as it messed up my knee for awhile. Love you honey keep up the good work.