Alana Posted April 28, 2008 Report Share Posted April 28, 2008 So I just looked at my calendar and I realized that I have 11 days before my surgery. I'm frantically trying to put together a packing list of things to bring (don't want to go overboard) and get my affairs in order before I leave. These past 2 weeks have been difficult for me. (Some female issues coming up, so beware!) I recently was told by my gynecologist that I would need to get on birth control because my periods were just too far in between (like 3 months at a time). I was tested for everything under the sun and nothing came back, so he just said it was amenorhea (absence of menstruation) and put me on the Yaz. He warned me that my first period would be tough because it would be essentially 3 periods at once. So about 2 weeks after starting BC, the mother of all periods hit. I'm on my 11th day of it and there is no sign of it letting up any time soon. Needless to say, this has completely thrown my body out of whack and made all of my pre-op diet efforts null and void. I gained back all the weight I had lost (I'm sure my water weight was off the charts!) and I just felt like a beached whale all the time. It was really discouraging, because 1 day it would say I lost 7 lbs then the next day it'll say I gained 8 then lost 4, gained 1, lost 6, gained 3....ARGHHHH! I have to lose 12 lbs by surgery date. My starting weight was 240, so I need to get down to 228. As or yesterday I was at 234. I've notified Dr. Miranda about my situation and asked for some consideration if I'm not able to lose it all by then. I will try my best, but I am TERRIFIED I will get turned away. I've spent so much money and effort getting this all together, I will be heartbroken if it doesn't go through. Surprisingly enough, these last few weeks of dieting haven't been hard and I haven't really been tempted to cheat - if I do, I make good choices. So I know if this all didn't happen, I would have lost the required amount of weight. I've decided to kick it into high gear and do the Atkins diet for the remainder of the time. I've lost a good amount of weight on it before, so hopefully that will get me in the clear. I know it's not the best option, but I really don't know what else to do. I've added the Chromium supplement that Dr. Miranda recommended (really hard to swallow, by the way! it always gets stuck going down) so hopefully that'll help. My sister got me a week pass to her gym so I'm going to go every day next week and do cardio. Cross your fingers, bandsters! Sorry this was such a long post, had to get this off my chest. I want this to happen more than anything. I'm 22 years old, I've been overweight since I was 10, no other program has worked for me and I want something to help me 1) achieve permanent weight loss and 2) prevent any obesity related diseases. I've been lucky enough to dodge diabetes and high blood pressure, but I don't know how long that will last without this... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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