Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Good News!!!!!!!

Very exciting news today. My Dr. sent me a text and told me that my blood test I did yesterday came back almost normal. I'm still a little high (1.38) and still a little anemic but considering where I was, it's much, much better. My blood pressure is also normal and I've been off my meds for a week now. Hopefully it will stay normal and I won't have to go back on them.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Health Scare

The last couple of weeks I haven't been feeling very good. I've been getting really light headed when I bend down and stand up or stand up from sitting. I just figured it was my blood pressure medication so I lowered the dose. That didn't work. I was still getting dizzy. On Thursday I was picking up some of the kids toys and when I stood back up, I got so light headed that I almost passed out. I took my blood pressure and it was extremely low. I called my doctor and he told me to go into the insta care. The doctor ordered a blood test to be done. When it came back it showed that my createin levels were very high. Normal is .7-1 and mine were 4.3. He scheduled me an appointment with a nephrologist  the next day. This doctor typically doesn't work in his office on Fridays but came in to see me. After looking at my charts, he feels that it is an accute condition caused by my blood pressure meds combined with ibuprofen and antibiotics. I had a root canal a couple of weeks ago that keeps getting infected. All things combined was causing my blood pressure to drop to low. Also with loosing weight, my blood pressure was coming down naturally. Apparently the blood flow wasn't getting to my kidneys very well and they were starting to shut down. If I had been at a 5, the doctor would have put me in the hospital and started dialysis. I've been taken off all of my medication for now and have to go back every week for the next month and get a blood test done. Then after the month, I'll go back to the nephrologist and we'll see where we are. I'll keep you updated.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I've come a long way

I had my gastric bypass surgery 6 years ago on February 13th. Since that day my total weight loss is 153.8 lbs. I was carrying Jared to bed last night and he weigh's about 60 lbs. I though to myself, how did I ever carry this much weight around. Then I really thought about it. How did I EVER carry around an extra 150 lbs. That's a grown man. My nephew Kurtis that weighs that much.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

I need motivation

I've found out that my high school reunion is in July. I really want to be at my goal weight by then. I'm at my high school weight now. I've been working really hard since January and have already lost 13 lbs. I have finally reached my goal of 50 lbs. Now for my next 25. I'm going to keep track and do weekly updates. I figure if I have to account for my weight maybe I'll do it. I put an app on my phone that helps me track my calories and exercise.