Just wanted to say that I have finally noticed some amazing changes, but I forgot to post them. Tuesday, when I went to the Hospital to finish my Pre-Op Lab Work, I put on the shoes that I had bought to wear last Winter, as my feet had become so swollen that I could no longer wear my usual shoes (& hadn't been able to since April 08)! I had been getting by with wearing flip flops most of the year (thank goodness we live in California). But it does get cold in the Winter, even here.
So last year, I purchased some pull on shoes online from LL Bean, that has a zipper on top & in a 1/2 size larger in Wide Width, making them easier to get on. Even so, usually when I first put them on (every time), I would have to force the zipper up on the left shoe, & it would be tight until it stretched out. But Tuesday, they came right on & was almost too large (actually they were too large, but I was afraid to try on my regular shoes). So I wore them anyway & they were just swimming on my feet all day!!
This also means that my legs & ankles are not constantly swollen!! My legs & feet feel much better. I just wish the Restless Leg Syndrome would go away!! LOL
Also, my hands aren't as swollen anymore, I can almost get my rings back on my fingers. I haven't been able to wear my rings in at least 2 years!!! The only exception to this is when I go somewhere where it is much cooler than I am used to, then the swelling in my hands go down & I can get on one of my larger rings on temporarily. Which is sad, I love my rings. However, I really only wear my wedding band on a daily basis (when I could that is). I wear the fancier rings when we dress up. So, when we were on vacation last month, I was able to wear one of my rings, but not my wedding band. :(
The last but best NSV is; I can bend over to pick up something without feeling like I want to die. Before, I could barely pick up something that I dropped on the floor, even from a sitting position!! So I am definitely feeling much better already! I can't wait for more weight to come off!!
Aloha My Friends :)