Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gastric Bypass Surgery

The above photo was taken on February 1, 2011 right before I went in for Gastric Bypass surgery. That was 53 days ago...and I am feeling great! It was a long, hard road to get here. I took classes for several months and underwent numerous lab tests and procedures. For 3 weeks after surgery I was on a complete liquid diet and then for 3 weeks I was on pureed foods. NOW...I am on a "regular" modified diet including tons of protein and mostly bland foods. I am NOT hungry at all and my energy is slowly coming back.
So far I have lost 40 pounds. This is not the greatest picture, but can you tell a difference?? I feel really great.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Medical Leave

I was out on "Medical Leave" from my classroom for 5 weeks...this is what I returned to today...a desk piled as high as it could go. I missed my families and am happy to be back to work and in a routine!