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    Sunday, September 14, 2008

    Mom's Big Day

    My mom had gastric bypass surgery on 9-12-08. I was there to support her. She was a bit nervous as one would expect when you are rearranging your innards for the rest of your life.



    This is me, Mom and my sister before she went into surgery:

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    This is our rock star surgeon:

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    Mr. Sign, Dr. and me:

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    Doc and me (I was so nervous being next to him):

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    The surgeon was very impressed with my progress. He said he had seen my weight loss website (email if you would like the link) and thought it was great. He also wanted to know how I was still able to lose weight at this late stage of the game. Most people only lose weight for the 18 month period after surgery. I explained my food and exercise regimen. I really do work hard at this.

    Anyway, my mom did great through the whole surgery process. She was a star patient and was up and walking 2.5 hours after major surgery.

    I spent the night with her in the hospital so that I could help her do what she needed to do. I didn't sleep much, but it was all worth it to be there for her. She was released less than 24 hours after her surgery. She is home and doing awesomely. I can't wait to watch her progress.




    14 comments:

    barman said...

    I am so glad things went well for your Mom and also happy you where able to be there with her. I think you should be called Jennifer Nightingale or something.

    I hope the end result of the procedure goes as well for her as it went for you. That would be wonderful and has to be so much more healthy.

    And yep, that surgeon... are you sure you picked him for his ability and not for his looks?

    jillie said...

    Well good for your mom and your a good egg for being there for her. Your Dr. is a HOTTIE!!!!

    JENN...you are STUNNING! You are so beautiful. You are still the same on the inside, wonderful, sweet, forgiving. But on the outside....YEOWZA!!!!!!!!! I love you for all you've done, I love you for who you are and love the fact you love yourself enough to give your kids them the mom that'll be around 25-50 years from now. Now did that make since????? Iknew what I wanted to say but it's just not coming out on black and white. Well...anywhooooooo...you know what I mean and with that being said...I will now shut up! LOL

    ciara said...

    woohoo! glad everything went great. super support system, handsome dr., you and mr. sign looking wonderful...it's all good.

    i would love to see your weight loss site. off to see if your email addy is on your profile. :)

    buffalodickdy said...

    I hope she does as well as you have!

    lime said...

    see? even the professionals are impressed with you!

    glad to hear your mom did well. hope the recovery continues to go smoothly for her.

    G-Man said...

    I'm sure the 'Doctor' is checking out your 'progress'of your ass with his left hand.....

    Love the all blonde pic....

    Missy said...

    Jenn give your mom a hug for me. This is so exciting. I stayed with my sister for a week after her surgery. Congrats to her.

    BTExpress said...

    Great news!

    The Savage said...

    You is awesome!

    gab said...

    Jenn? OMG you look fab! Tell your mom we are with her all the way. Good luck to her.

    Mona said...

    ah! its nice to hear that she is back home & recovering!

    buddha_girl said...

    Hooray for your mom! I'm so glad she's got your support.

    Lori said...

    YAY MOM! I'm so glad the surgery went well. I am wishing her all the luck in the world with HER journey through weightloss land!

    P.S. I'll bet the surgeon is SO proud of you!

    katie said...

    Hello, Doctor McHottie! woohoo! he cute, girl!

    HOw freaking beautiful are you?!! Those pics are awesome. and i wish your mom all the best! keep us posted!