Archive | September 2014

Problems any solutions


I am really struggling with my sinus.  I have been having major issues with it since last Thursday.  I went to see my primary physician Tuesday and he prescribed a z pack and Norel for the congestion.  It has not work to well.  My nose is running so much…..I can’t find it.  My upper lips is so sore that I.have to watch the way I wipe my nose.  Right now I it is covered in Vaseline.  Drainage is also feeling Shelly(my belly) up and she is really pissed and its making me throw up any food I try to eat.  I am also cold as hell all the dang time.  Luckily I am able to get my protein drinks down otherwise I would be protein deprived.
My bariatric doctor explain that post  nasal drip can be a major problem for gastric bypass patients.  Because the drainage from your sinus can fill your little tummy up.  He told me to use Mucinex-D and Alegra or Zytrec, or Claritin.  He also suggested I use a nettie pot which I have.
I started this post yesterday and I am finishing it today.  Glad to say I am doing better but I have a major sinus headache, but no running nose.  I would love any suggestions on controlling my sinus problems.

Starting weight after surgery July 30: 314 and Current weight: 265.

Love, Peace and Happiness
Ms. Tracy

Non-scale victory


Well ladies and gentlemen your girl is on a roll.  I may be throwing up like crazy but my body is looking good in the process.  I have even attracted a few eyes of the opposite sex.  I have to divert my eyes really quickly when someone shows me they are interested.  I don’t think my husband will like that.  Lol!! 🙂
But anyway…I have several non scale victories that have really tickled my fancy.
1.  I am currently wearing a size 20/22 in pants and they are loose.  Down from a size 26.
2.  My feet have shrunken to a size 11.
3.  I can cut my left feet toenails.  The right side is my problem side that will have a hip replacement next year.
4.  I can put my own socks on.
5.  My breasts stick out further than my stomach.
6.  I can cross my legs.
7.  My double chin has about disappeared.

With all the things that are happening to my body, I can celebrate in learning about a new me that was forgotten a long time ago.
Next step 6 inch stilettos and wide leg creme pantsuit.

Learning about the new me


Well folks it has officially been one month and half.  This has been one of the hardest period of my life.  I have lost 50 pounds so far.  But I am struggling with finding foods that don’t cause my stomach to be upset.  Which causes me to throw up. With that being said….Let me make myself clear…one of the key component of weight loss surgery is throwing up…or dumping as everyone calls it.  I really, really, really hate throwing up.  I do remember everybody talking about dumping. But I never really focus on it.  Now I wish I had.  If you don’t mind having fucky breath, throwing up, constipation just to lose weight.  Well this surgery is for you. 

Let me give you a very visible picture of  eating the wrong thing and throwing up.  My husband order some Carolina Gold chicken wings and I went to pick them up.  Those little suckers smelled so good….so I tried one.   Nevertheless I don’t know what happen next…. I don’t know if I didn’t chew it long enough.  If I swallowed it to quick.  All I know is that when I left to go pick my son up from football practice….my stomach started talking, making those little noises that let me that wing was coming back up.  I grab paper towels and prepared for the worse in the car.  I threw the whole wing up.  Now a couple weeks later I have realized that Shelly the belly don’t like baked chicken. I also hate fish and chocolate.  Which I used to love.

I am currently wearing a size 22 in pants down from a size 26/28.  I am so excited about that. However, I am trying my best to get in 80 grams of proteins but it is so hard.  I have a hard time with protein shakes, instant gag reflux. 

Pray for me as I get it together on this journey.

Peace, love and Happiness!!
Ms. Tracy