Julie's Journey

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Just got back from surgeon

I actually saw Dr Metz today, which has not been the norm for me. Usually his PA or nurse practitoner does my fills. He was actaully in today, though. Guess no one wants to be banded 2 days before Thanksgiving.

He said my "swelling" is possibly a very large hernia. He told me he, personally, would not repair it at this time unless it became incarcerated. He said once I get down to a BMI of 40 (which would be another 40 or so pounds) he would do it. I am in no hurry to have anything repaired, as you can imagine. The thought of another hernia repair does not appeal to me. He said the other thing is it could just be my body's architecture. I am pretty sure I would have noticed something the size and shape of a soccer ball sticking out of my midriff before though.

He put in 4 cc's and took back 2. I am now at 7cc's. He also told me I need to exercise more. He suggested an recumbent bike, sine my knees are so bad (can't do a regular bike...I would never walk again after it) He suggested I look on ebay or craigslist for one.

He was not all that thrilled with my weight loss since my last fill, neither am I, that's why I went for a fill.

That's about all for now. I will post my loss (please, oh please...let it be a loss ;) on Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


Blogger Zena said...

Hiya Julie,

It's great the doctor was there to see you, glad you at least know what it is.Let us know how your going with the fill.

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here, But Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.


November 26, 2008 at 4:14 AM  

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