Wow – has it really been nearly 10 months since my last update? Guess so. Sorry about that folks. Been crazy around here.
In March 2012, my husband was diagnosed with stage 3 malignant melanoma. He underwent 3 surgeries and is now undergoing a year of treatment.
In May 2012, we decided to downsize and move. My hubby could no longer maintain the 3 acres we had, and I couldn’t keep up with cleaning the 4,000 sq foot house! So we put the house on the market and in August we moved into a brand new 4 bedroom duplex. Brand new – as in, newly built, no one has ever lived in it before new. It’s only 1,600 sq ft, with a garage and basement storage area. It’s on two levels and perfect for us and the 3 kiddos still at home. Continue reading
Happy New Year!
I know I’ve been remiss about posting here regularly; but do get comments on my older posts – so I know folks are finding this site and still benefiting from previous posts.
Today, I want to give you an update on where I’m at in my post-op journey….
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July 27, 2011 will mark my 7 year RNY gastric bypass post-op anniversary. I will not be celebrating.
Like most, I sailed through the actual surgical procedure without complications. I had no major issues or problems. I ignored my surgeon’s supplemental advice of 2 Flintstones chewables and Carnation Instant Breakfast as his recommended ‘supplemental’ advice; and began taking bariatric specific supplements as soon as I got home from the hospital.
Imagine my shock when 3 years later I had a mild heart attack due to severally low ferritin and iron levels. The form of iron I was taking, was not what I needed. I also learned that the portion of our small intestines that does the best job absorbing iron – I had removed as part of my bypass surgery.
Then, I was diagnosed with osteoporosis and severally low vitamin D and zinc. How could this be? I was taking my supplements.