Sunday, May 25, 2008


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Saturday, May 24, 2008


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Monday, May 19, 2008


More specifically, left kidney.

Ok, here's the scoop: last week, I started feeling not so great. I lost my appetite completely, and was having trouble just drinking water. I thought I had done something to my stomach and messed up the surgery - so I started freaking out. On Friday, when I could barely get water down in the morning, I knew it was time to go to the ER.

I got there, they took all my info, and ended up admitting me until last night. Turns out, it wasn't my stomach at all, but my left kidney. Apparently, I had a raging UTI (AGAIN) and also a ginormous kidney stone blocking the entrance/exit to my kidney, thereby trapping the infection inside. There's several large kidney stones and many smaller ones as well. My kidney is not in good shape.

The doctor told me that it was good that I went in when I did, or I could have easily developed septic shock and died. That's how serious the blockage was - yikes! The pain from that was what was making me naseous and unable to keep anything down. And the solution for this type of situation? Surgery. CRIPES.

In fact, I have to get TWO surgeries. Yesterday, they inserted a stent into my kidney so that it could drain the infection and any trapped urine (pretty!) in my kidney. The downside? I have horrible pain and urgency to pee at all times now, and still can't really eat or drink.

The second surgery happens in about a month. They will go in from my back and into the kidney and remove all the stones. They said trying to break them down so that my body could pass them would be too taxing on my system, so surgery is the only option. The stent I have will keep me from getting too sick in the meantime.

I got to go home last night and have been vomiting ever since. Yay.

I'll do an update when I'm on the mend and not feeling so craptastic like I do right now.

F-in' kidney.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008


So I have a bunch of personals online, and I was very upfront and mentioned my surgery right away so I could avoid the awkwardness of it later. Anyhow, I just got this today:

Hi my name is XX, and you are very beautiful, just wanted to say im not a big fan of gastric bypass, my cousin had gastric bypass years ago and has had nothing but problems to this day, she will never be the same, she can't even get out of bed. she was 400 lbs, hope for things go better for you then her. XX.

Uh, what the hell?? Does he think that this is going to make me swoon? Nothing like being the grim reaper of death for a total stranger, huh? Way to court the ladies!

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Monday, May 12, 2008


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Sunday, May 04, 2008


My surgeon told me that he would like my goal weight to be 185. That's exactly how much I weighed when I was 17 and a junior in high school. (Of course, it just kept going up and up after that) Can you imagine? Back to my high school weight? Nuts.

So for a visual reference, I pulled out a picture of what that looks like. And people, my humiliation is your entertainment:

Granted, I probably *really* weighed 165, because that hair has GOT to weight at least 20lbs. And cripes, look at my skinny little legs! It's kind of funny to look at this and think that will be me again in several months. Weird. And exciting.

The funniest thing about this picture? Even though that was an architectural wonder, my hair is even more high maintenance now. But at least it doesn't add numbers to the scale.

So there you have it: me at 17, and hopefully at 36!

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Saturday, May 03, 2008


Just a quick post to let you know there's a new review posted on my product bloggy-blog. If you're worried about hair loss after surgery, definitely check this product out!

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