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Old 07-04-06, 01:02 PM   #1
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I Did It!!!

Some of you may be aware that I was looking into having gastric bypass surgery. I am overweight, but my purpose for the surgery was more to get the diabetes under control. The diabetes was really starting to get crazy and my blood sugars would go up (WAY UP) when I exercised and I physically would just freak out and have no energy. My doc suggested that Gastric Bypass might be just the fix for me.

I had RNY Gastric Bypass on Friday, June 30th. Yeah... 4 days ago. This is a major surgery with many risks involved and NOT to be entered into lightly....BUT I NOW FEEL GREAT!!!

Yesterday I went for a ride, yup on my bike! Not a long ride but a ride none-the-less. 2.5 miles and it felt great!!!! Today I and the Hubby Steve are going for six miles I will ride the 2.5 mile loop we did
yesterday and then up to our club ride meeting spot to say high to the gang. Steve will ride the 30 mile club ride at his gruelling 20 mph pace with all the other hammer heads while I return home on my bike to wait for his return. Should be about a six mile ride for me and 36 for Steve.

My plan is to increase my mileage daily unitl I am back up to speed and distance. My goal is to be diabetes free and 100 pounds lighter by next spring. WOOOOOHOOOO, we are on our way

Oh, the diabetes, since my release from the hospital on Sunday my bllod sugars have been "normal" without ANY medication! What a miracle!

I case anyone is interested I am bloging my progress with cycling and Gastric Bypass Surgery. Here is the link. http://bikenaked.net/blogs/lindas_blog/default.aspx Stop by and take a look, I have some pics from the Hospital/surgery posted also.

If you have questions or comments please feel free to ask or say.

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Old 07-04-06, 02:14 PM   #2
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Congrats Linda, it sounds like you are on your way to meeting your goals. Good luck as you move forward.
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Old 07-04-06, 04:57 PM   #3
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Linda!!! That is GREAT news! I was following your blog, knew you had a date, but forgot to check in afterwards! You're amazing! I cannot believe you're riding so soon afterwards! You know I had my own personal concerns, and one of them was that I assumed you would be off the bike for quite a while post-op. You destroyed that concern! You really have quite the story to tell. Please, keep us posted. I'm thrilled about the diabetes being under control. My brother is Type 1, and I would give anything for him to be able to control it as quickly as you've gotten yours under control. You rock, girl!!!!!!!!!
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congrats! in the end you will be very happy you did it. ive lost two hundred pounds(not with surgery tho) and have kept it off for four years so far thanks to exercise. good luck.
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All I can say is good on ya!!! Love your blog and please keep us updated.
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