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1-Yr. Post-Op Surgeon Visit

Posted Oct 18 2008 1:23pm

Thursday was doctor day! My 1-year post-op visit with the surgeon went well. He was pleased with my 140 lb loss and predicted that, if I work at it and exercise, I could probably take off another 30 pounds in the coming year. Well alrighty then.

The best part about the visit was the lab results. Last March my B-12 was pretty low, so he put me on a nasal spray. B-12 is now within the normal range. All other indicators were normal. NORMAL.

I had a bone density scan, too. And although those levels were within the normal range, the spot-check on my hip bones were on the very low end of normal. I'm upping the Calcium Chews and hoping that helps.

Hemoglobin A1C was 5.4. Last year at this time it was 8.9 when I was on meds. This year it was normal with NO MEDS.

My cholesterol, which I can't remember right now, was better than most people's ever will be.

This truly is better than the weight in some ways. Last year I felt like I would be dead in months. I was on so many different meds for diabetes, high blood pressure, acid reflux, blah, blah, blah. And now my only prescription is the nasal vitamin spray. And I feel like I could live for another 40 years.

From the doctor's mouth to my blog: Jennifer is a healthy, normal person.

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