As many of you know that I had weight loss surgery on March 18th 2010. I have lost close to 200lbs this last year and still have some to loose. I had what is call the Duodenal Switch. It is a very aggressive surgery but it was the one that best suited me. I have had a weight problem all of my life but I always was what I thought in control of my life. About 10 years ago I started having other health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, which lead to Pulmonary hypertension. Then I started having problems with migraines and after several years they realized that I had glaucoma I lost my sight in my right eye. On November 14, 2010 they removed my eye which was the second best thing I have done for myself. During this time I had to quite working and I only left the house to go to church and to Dr appts, or if I did go I would wait for Jim in the car while he did the shopping or whatever. I couldn't walk very far or do anything that I always did. I was dying a slow death of my own making. So over this last year I am getting my life back. I am able to do things that I haven't been able to do for a long time. This weekend we went to a swap meet not far from here and I walked all the way around. Then we went to another one further from here and I walked all around it also. Then on Sunday I sang with the praise team something I haven't been able to do for about 3 years, after service we went to Staples and I walked all around there also. So today my love asked me if I wanted to walk with him to the post office and library. I said sure let's give it a try and so we did and I wasn't out of breath at all. Yes I have had to make some life style changes but was it worth it. Yes a thousand times yes. Is weight loss surgery for everyone. No!!!!! It's not. It's not the easy way out, for you have to change everything you know and thought you knew. I just wanted to put it out there that there is help for us.
Now to what I have been working on. I found this little rocking chair at a garage sale and decided to alter it and make it into a pin cushion for the stick pins that I make and swap. I found the lace that I put on it at the swap meet that we went to this weekend. I also got the wooden thread spool this weekend. This was really fun to do.
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