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Saturday, January 22, 2011

so I'm pretty much marrying superman!

Thank you all for all your kind words and support for rick and I these last couple of weeks. Rick's lapband surgery was yesterday morning. It was scheduled for 10:15, but they didn't actually take him in till about 11:30, which drove me insane! He got out of surgery around 1:15, and I was able to see him around 2:15. He was sitting up straight and told me he was 'bored' lol. He was still in the post-op area, and was staying there until an overnight room became available, so I was only able to stay with him for a few minutes. Around 5pm he finally got a room and was able to be moved. I took many walks with him, and his pain stayed around a 3. He never took any of the pain meds until last night @ bed time to help him sleep. I picked him up this morning, and we're now home. He is eating lots of jello and broth and has had 2 protein shakes. I can't believe how strong and alert he is right now, its amazing! I am so proud of him for taking this giant leap and I can't wait to watch him progress. He started his journey @ 317 lbs, day of surgery he was 299lbs. His goal is to be down 50lbs his first year, and 100lbs @ 3 years. He is going to knock these goals out of the park, and I'm very excited for him. Here is a picture of him 3 hours post op:




Love you all! I will continue to keep everyone posted! xxoo

25 comments:

  1. So glad all went well! I think he's gonna do awesome!

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  2. Thanks for letting us know. So glad he is doing so well.

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  3. Insane..I was out for hours. So glad he is doing so well!

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  4. Yeah Rick!!! So glad he's doing so well lovie! xoxo

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  5. That's wonderful news! Yea for a speedy recovery!

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  6. Awesome! So glad it went well.

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  7. Oh yay!!! I'm so glad it went so well and yup... he's totally going to blow those goals away!!

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  8. So glad things went well for him. I know you'll take good care of him.

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  9. He's lucky he has a great support system.

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  10. I'm so happy to hear the great news! Glad he's doing so well. If he's superman, you're supergirl!

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  11. That's awesome! Sounds like you are marrying superman for sure, lol. :)

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  12. That is great news! Guys are tougher than we are, I think!

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  13. So glad to hear everything went well. Love the picture of Rick on the computer right after surgery. This piece of hardware is our lifeline.

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  14. yeah for Ricky!! Who is he kidding he will be down 50lb by your wedding lol

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  15. Wow, I was still glazed and groggy 3 hours post-op. I'm impressed!

    He's a guy-- he's going to be down 100 lbs the first year. I'm so jealous of how quickly men can lose weight.

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  16. Awesome!!! He will be down 50 in no time!!!

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  17. Thanks everyone for your positive comments. It has been a couple days now and i still feel great. I am sure Kristen will keep all of you posted on my progress and thanks again for all the support/

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  18. So awesome! Congratulations to Rick for making such a life changing decision - I'm sure watching Kristen go through it has helped in your overall process! Best of luck to you both :)

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  19. Yay Rick! Congrats on the surgery and hope you have a speedy recovery.

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  20. Wishing you a fast recovery and a great new life ahead! I really liked your realistic goals...you're well on your way! Congrats!

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  21. So happy that All went well! He's lucky to have you there for him! XO

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  22. He is a superhero! So glad everything went good!!! How are you doing though??

    Breanne
    www.ladylapband.com

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