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  • My first novel started with a mole. Yes, a MOLE - a freckle, a birthmark, whatever you want to call it.
  • I was at the pool with my daughter getting ignored by our swim instructor when a lifeguard with a particularly ripped abdomen walked by. He stopped to flirt with one of the female lifeguards and my eyes flew directly to an adorable mole on the top can of his six-pack.
  • "How cute!" I thought (among other things). "He looks like a character in a romance novel!"
  • So I went home and started writing fiction for the first time. That was over a year ago and I still haven't been able to stop. GRAVY is the story of a suburban housewife who wants another baby, but gets a man with a mole instead.
  • GRAVY is now available on Kindle and Nook!

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January 28, 2008

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Erica

I know that WLS isn't the EASY WAY, but day-um! 30 pounds in a month? That's gotta make you feel good, right there.

I cannot wait for my surgery! Five months and counting : )

vetmommy

Did you miss real food or feel hungry during those first few months?

Kim

I'm loving reading this! I'm a pre-op, hoping to have RNY in April! Thank you for sharing your experience!

cindy w

Was your RNY proximal or distal (the amount of intestine you're left with)? I had distal, and I've had to stick with the protein shakes. There's a noticeable difference in my energy level if I stop drinking them. Same with the vitamin regimen - once when I was flat broke, I tried to go without them for a while, and my hair started to fall out after only a week or two. Scary! No idea which vitamin caused that, but I got back on them fast and haven't stopped since.

Aren't the post-op barfs funny? It's just exactly what you ate plus a little saliva. It's so completely inoffensive. Half the time I didn't even bother to brush my teeth afterward because it wasn't like any stomach acid was involved in the barfing. So weird.

And you *can* barf a long time after surgery. Case in point: me, 2 1/2 years post-op, plus waaay too much tequila. It hurt like hell, but the tiny amount that was still in my pouch came back up. Never could barf with morning sickness, though many times I prayed that I would so I'd feel better.

Btw, I was back on Diet Coke within the first year too. At first, I'd open one and leave it in the fridge overnight so it'd be totally flat when I drank it. But now I just get it straight out of the can. I knew I'd never be able to live without it.

Grammice

I am loving the way you're writing this. Its almost like you were teaching someone how to ride a bike. "this is what happens, how it happens, might sting a little bit but thats all good because when your done you will be riding your bike".

Aisha

I have read your blog for a while and always wanted to hear your WLS story. I really appreciate you taking the time to write this. I will be scheduling my surgery soon and all this information really helps.
Aisha

Melting Mama

When did you actually have your WLS? Are you at goal now?

Brenda

I am having bypass surgery in 6 days YEAH!!!! Any tips that you all would like to share would be great. For one how do you manage to drink so much liquid in a day? I am not much of a drinker anyway, and the thought of just sipping all day, plus I do plane reservations so talk all day long how can you drink so much and talk? Any suggestions on any of it would be helpful. Thanks Brenda

Jessie

18 months post op gastric bypass. still upchuck or feel like im having a hear attack and have to force an upchuck when my body doesnt agree with something I ate... Starving all the time... I havent lost a pound in about 5 months been between 150-153lbs. down a total of 178lbs but afraid the non stop starving sensation I have is going to make me gain weight

invertir forex

hello,
I'm loving reading this! keep it up

Melanie

I love reading this;all I have heard is horror stories and I am haveing my surgery in three days. I just had to look up something, anything good about this surgery; then I found you. Thank you for shareing.

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