Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern Nevada
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How I lost 100 pounds in four months
I posted here four years ago looking for information about exercising with myasthenia gravis, with which I'd just been diagnosed. Got some useful advice, thanks, and I'd been doing well until July, when I slipped into a full-on myasthenic crisis.
Spent five weeks in ICU on a ventilator and later with a tracheotomy, then two months in three different rehab facilities, with a feeding tube for half of it, then eating hospital food. I had to learn how to walk again (still using a walker) and to dress myself and get on the toilet.
The sole up side of this is that I weighed 277 on July 1, and this morning I tipped the digital at 177.4. I'm 6'4", and my doctor has put me on the bleu cheese and ice cream diet until I get up to 195-200
Oh, and the bills are closing in on $700,000. Ask me if we need a national health care system.