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    Donna, how are you? Miss you around here.
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    Donna, I hope you are doing fantastic! And had a blessed and wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. I wanted to check in since I haven't been here for a while. Hugs!
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    Great photos!!
  4. congratulations!!! we have a similar moment... I got out of the 180 hit 179 this morning!! down 49 in 65 days
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    Thank you for your prayers. It was a bit rough but getting better every day.
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    Thank you! So far so good, not much pain at all!
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    Thank you so much for your thoughts! It's really appreciated! Ready to get today behind me!
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    Thank you Donna! The revision surgery went swimmingly! No gas, no pain, no issues. Did it really happen? Haha!
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    Thank you so much, 1 week post op now and getting there. xxxx
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    Thanks - Looking forward to getting this part behind me.
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    Ty, only time will tell, my stats are good though, so I feel positive
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    Thank you! 2 days post op and hoping it does get easier ��
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    Thanks so much for reaching out to me, it really means a lot. I am on day three, post surgery. It was a very emotional day and some discomfort from hunger. No pain at all from the surgery. I appreciate your kind message, really makes me feel like I am not alone. Thanks
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    I've had a few days off the grid but feel good this Saturday night. Thanks for asking
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    Hi there! I am10 days Post-Op. I lost 15 lbs. on the 2 week pre-op diet...had my surgery follow-up this past Tuesday, had only lost 4 lbs. but since I haven't been nauseated or vomiting, and calorie intake so low & not much activity, the doc said I was right where I should be, he was happy! I can add some meat to my diet now, but I am not a fan of blenderized meat, doc said that is fine and most do the 2 week Full Liquid after surgery for the same reason. As long as I am getting 70+ grams of protein a day he is fine. I am not hungry....I am so surprised but happy too! Still doesn't want me to lift more than 5 lbs. for another week or so to avoid a hernia developing. I can walk just no weights just yet. Thanks for the well wishes, hope you are doing well and having a great week!
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About Donna Rudewick
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
Im a 47 year old type 2 diabetic. Ive been married for 11 years and have custody of my 14 year old nephew. I have been diabetic close to 10 years now and for the last 2 years my health has been slowly going downhill. When I got custody of Charles I said thats it. I have to be around to see him grow up and I want many, many more years with my husband, the love of my life.
Pearl River, La
sewing and jewelry making
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Donna Rudewick
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Asahel Lee Gridley, MD
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Post op lost 16 lbs.
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by Donna Rudewick on 01-31-2017 at 11:39 AM
Sorry its been so long in between posts. I was 164 last time I updated everyone. I'm at 156 now and struggling with these last 21 pounds. Still doing my meat and veggies although at Christmas I did splurge some but not much. My tiny tummy just wouldn't allow it. I'm up to about 800 calories a day and that's pushing it. I use a small saucer for a little plate and half the time I can can eat all of it and the other half not. Just depends on what I'm eating.

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by Donna Rudewick on 11-18-2016 at 08:07 AM
Finally out of the 170's!! Officially hit 169 this morning!! 58 pounds lost since July 20 (almost 4 months). 34 more to go. I will try to post a picture later today. Still not able to see a difference when I look in the mirror but my mother who hasn't seen me since surgery said if she saw me on the street she wouldn't have recognized me.

Any way, just checking in. Thanks you guys for being here. Love and hugs!!

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by Donna Rudewick on 10-30-2016 at 11:18 AM
Hello and Good Morning!! Just wanted to check in with everyone and give a little update. My 3 month surgiversary was October 20 and am currently down to 173lbs. from 227lbs. Everything has been great. Had my 3 month review with my doctor and blood work done and everything was good except for my cholesterol and triglicerides. Im back on my meds (atorvastatin) for that but he did tell me its just a precaution. This sometimes happens with people and I remember it being stated here as well awhile

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by Donna Rudewick on 10-04-2016 at 12:25 PM
Well its been awhile since I gave an update on my journey so I figured its about time. Im a little over 2 months out (will be 3 months the 20th of this month) and Im down 48lbs. My weight is now 179 and Im wearing a size 13 jeans as of today. Im smaller now than I was is high school. Havent done any new measurements. Waiting till the 3 month mark to do those.

I had an appointment with my primary care doctor today for a diabetes checkup. He hasnt seen me since before surgery.

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by Donna Rudewick on 09-12-2016 at 12:51 PM
I have a question, would it be a bad idea to drink just shakes and eat veggies for a few days? I never thought I would say this but I'm so tired of meat.

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Picture BEFORE 227.00 lbs. - before
Picture AFTER after - 169.00 lbs.

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Surgery date: 07/20/2016

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