Friday, May 29, 2015


Feeling a little better today.

I remembered today that with my old stomach I got crazy hungry.  Feel sick hungry.  I don't get hungry at all now.  If you had told me that I would be satisfied with 1/2 cup of food, I would have hit you with a stick.

It's true, I am satisfied.  Sure, it will be nice to get back on normal food which will happen the end of June, but it will be take portion control and calorie control.  I am determined to do this program and get healthy. Getting a new hip is my motivation.   Having emery and being able to get around without a walker will be a true miracle.

Thursday, May 28, 2015


I've had a couple of rough days. On Monday I needed to vacate my apartment and went to my sisters. I live in Federal Way and she lives in Northgate.  By the time I got there I was in pain and stayed that way.  My sister is a retired RN and she got to telll me I told you so.  She said I just had major surgery and it takes a lot of out you.  Now I believe her.  I had to come home the next day because I had an early morning Dr appt. I just don't feel one bit good.

I really hope I wake up tomorrow feeling  better.  The doctor told me to move around more and if I feel better I will do just that.

I'm still having visions of my old eating habits and thoughts.  I'm sure that is going to take a long while.  I just keep thinking "New Hip, New Hip!".

I'm signing off, don't feel good enough to write any more.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

I have jumped into the deep-end by having gastric by-pass surgery.  I need a new hip and the doctors won't give me one until I loose 80 pounds.

I had my surgery on May 14th and it went well.  The recovery has been somewhat rough.  I am blessed because I have not had any complications.  My family and friends have been very supportive.

Today, I came face to face with my addictions to food and to eating.  I felt buyer's remorse. If I wanted to have a plate of one of my favorite dishes, I do not have anywhere to put it.  My old stomach is no more and my new little one is still very tender and healing.  

I realized today that eating and my attachment to food has not only been a comfort, but my entertainment as well.  The problem was that the comfort was temporary and had to be repeated over and over again.  

What I really want is a new hip to be mobile again, I want to feel the bottom of my feet as normal, I want my Type 2 diabetes gone, I want my lymphademia  gone and a quality to life without all these issues.  I live alone and spend a lot of time by myself.  

I love the out of doors, gardening, hiking, swimming, walking my dog which I have not been able to do for a long time.  I hate feeling lethargic, bloated, out-of-sorts with my self.  Which is how I feel.

I also love to do photography, paint, crafts, sew and many other pursuits. My lack of energy does not allow for a constant flow of creativity. Creativity is the breath of my existence.
I believe I am an eternal being having a human experience, however, my human experience is in charge of my experience.  I know all that can be changed and I am in the perfect place with all the perfect support (both heavenly and human) and resources to correct this error.