Tuesday, March 24, 2009

One Year Anniversary coming.........


Thursday is my one year anniversary of my LapBand surgery. I have lost 73 pounds so far. Since my last band adjustment I haven't lost anymore. I have an appointment in early April for my one year checkup and hope to get refilled so I can start to lose weight again. Today I have a doctors appointment with my regular MD. I usually see her as a followup with my surgeon. Since October I have been having congestion in my chest every morning after having had a terrible cold. I also get a tightness as it starts to get congested at night. If I laugh suddenly at night or talk too loudly it causes me to cough. When I start to cough I get a horrible headache. This worries me more than the congestion. Although things have improved, I still have the symptoms and it's time to get checked. The headache also comes if I bend over to tie my shoes or pick up something off the floor. It lasts usually about 10 minutes or so. When it started it was really awful so it has improved. I am thinking it is my sinuses and that I have a lingering sinus infection and that may even be causing the congestion in my chest. We'll see if I am right. The little picture on my blog is the picture that was chosen by my band buddies who also were banded the same month as me. Spring is here but our weather here is very unpredictable. Lots of rain and sun and a big storm is predicted for tomorrow. Crazy-don't these weather guys know it's spring??

11 comments:

Sonya said...

Oh, I hope you get checked out - you may need a docs help with that cough!
BTW you made my top 7 blog list. I've had to wrestle to pick my 7 (not posted anywhere) just have them in a folder on firefox called top blogs - so I can easily read them.

Jeannette said...

Just popped by to say hello. I found you on Sonya's blog and see that you are pretty new, nice to meet you.

Tatersmama said...

I hope you get it resolved soon! You've been feeling under the weather for too long now, and I want you to feel 100% !

Judi said...

Happy Bandiversary Kathy!
73 pounds...what an accomplishment in one year!
WOOOOOHOOOOOOO!
Hopefully, whatever is ailing you can be fixed up with drugs!
Thanks for being on this journey with me and being such an inspiring and encouraging part of it!
Celebrate yourself! You deserve it!
Judi

Dutch said...

73 lbs that is just great. It is good that you are going to see your doctor because of how you are feeling. It sounds like a sinus infection because when I would bend down that was how I was feeling. I hope you feel better soon. Take care.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

The cough would be a concern with the headache too. Hope all goes well with the doctor appointment. Congrats on the 73 pounds in one year. That is really terrific.
'On Ya'-ma

JCWillow99@gmail.com..( Cassie) said...

I am so happy for you losing all that weight. That might be some type of bacterial infection you have lingering on. I would go see your Dr.
Hope you feel better soon hon..

Take care,

Cassie

Inspiration said...

congratulations on your band-aversary! 73 lbs is awesome!!

I notice too that I snack and eat sweets more often since I got my band. I don't know what it is... before I hardly ever ate sweets.

Pam said...

Congrats on your bandiversary! The headache and congestion sound like sinuses to me.

Treehouse Chef said...

you should go to the doctor, could be the flu. It is still active and on high alert where I live. Conrats on loosing the weight!!!!! That is awesome!!!

Jody V said...

Congrats on one year Kathy!! You are doing fantastic. I hope you are feeling better!

Jody