1. Well, I guess I should let you all know what has been going on in my life since I have been AWOL from the boards for a while. I am sorry that I haven't been here for a while and I hope that nobody worried to much for me. Roy I didn't just throw off your private message but I needed to be able and sit down and write my feelings. It has been a rough couple of months and with God's help, I made it.

    I had a RNY on 7/25 and I am starting to do well. I have lost about 45 pounds since the surgery and 25 pounds before surgery. I am still eating mostly protein shakes, soups and soft foods but doing better every day. I ended up in the hospital in Reno UGI to get me opened up again. But all in all I am getting better and better. I am off all my diabetic meds and most of my blood pressure meds. I haven't taken any Lasix in over two weeks. So medically things are going better.

    I was told by my doctor and the NP that I would be making some changes in my life but I didn't think I would be making them this quickly. But so far, I have bought a new car, I am looking for a house and I got rid of my SO. He came home from Iraq for my surgery and he was a total ass, he brought me home from the hospital and left me. I told him when he got ready to leave to go back that I hoped that he got everything out the apartment cause when he came back I wouldn't be here. I have had his stuff and I have been so much better off and I think that I will make it. I don't need a man and so now it is just me and my puppy and a new house and new life.

    I plan on coming in more often now and getting back on the forum more. I am sorry that I have been gone but I will be around now. BTW, when are we going to start the Christmas card thing, that was so much fun last year. Sonya :roll :roll
  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   weetziebat
    Welcome back, Sonya :wink2:

    Glad to hear you are taking care of yourself. Losing all that weight and getting off all those meds is something to be really proud of. I'm sure you will become physically stronger day by day. Have patience.

    The other changes in your life sound positive too. What kind of car did you buy? And searching for a house (as stressful as it can be) is a lot of fun. So much to look forward to. From the sounds of it, dumping your S.O. was a good thing. I've found my dogs are a lot more loving company than many men I've known in my life.

    Looking forward to seeing more of you here!
  4. by   dianah
    Yes, it's good to see you back! Onward and forward . . .
  5. by   Tweety
    Nice to hear from you. Best of luck!
  6. by   traumaRUs
    Hi there - I had wondered how you were doing....sounds very positive.
  7. by   Sable's mom
    Welcome back. It sounds like things are looking up - just remember to keep taking care of yourself. Change is stressful - even good change.
    Congrats on the physical changes.
    It sounds like SO needed to go!! Let us know more about the house and car.
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Welcome back and bless your heart. I hope things continue to look up for you. I wish you the best.
  9. by   GooeyRN
    It sounds like you are doing well! That is great!!!
  10. by   Roy Fokker
    Welcome back Sonya

    Thanks for the update - yes, I was wondering where that PM of mine went!
  11. by   nursemary9

    It is so good to see you back!! Congrats on the weight loss!!
    All these changes!! Wishing you all the best!!

    Mary Ann
  12. by   jnette
    Quote from dianah
    Yes, it's good to see you back! Onward and forward . . .

    :yeahthat: Onward and forward is RIGHT ! You're sounding well, my friend. Wishing you only good things from here on. :kiss
  13. by   live4today
    sonya - been there, done that thing with the soldier acting an azz. glad you are free of the "dead weight" :deadhorseand it sounds as if your health is on the mend in a good way, too. we're here for you. if you ever need to talk privately about matters, i am here for you. stay safe, stay encouraged, and know you are doing what is best for you. good for you for doing so. :flowersfo :icon_hug:
  14. by   JaxiaKiley
    I'm glad to hear that you are doing good. Keep it up