Thursday, August 30, 2007

no stone un turned!

Hi Everyone

Once again I learn not to speak so fast. I wrote to all of you on August 17th that I would be going in for a surgery. A procedure, I was not to be worried about. Yes, it was for kidney stones, very painful kidney stones that needed to be removed but it was going to be done “laparoscopicly”. Basically a couple of little holes, a TV. camera, a probe, clip here, clip there, stitch there, all done! Considering what I have been through in the past, this was going to be a piece of cake, (one I did not have to worry about the calories for). Did I learn a lesson, “there is no such thing as a simple surgery”! The operation was a success except “the patient nearly died”. I am still in horrible pain; my ribs feel like a steam roller has gone over them. I am blogging from my bedroom. My hospital stay was miserable; I had blood transfusions, who would believe it, a simple surgery. Yet I sit here and think to myself if this was 6 years ago, I would have died. Who would have operated on me at over 500 pounds and would have I pulled through such an operation.
When things seem to be there gloomiest is when I have to look at that glass as half full. My glass is spilling over with joy, happiness, luck (a little pain) and plenty thankfulness! I have come a long way baby and have such a far way to go yet.
My friends I hope you keep blogging I will try to blog more often and I will be getting to your personal emails as soon as I can. There are a lot of those and I am not the fastest typist. Let’s all keep in touch and let’s remember “to count our chickens when they are fried” also not take things for granted, like a simple surgery.
Have a winning day!

Stacey

Friday, August 17, 2007

oprah mail

DEAR FRIENDS,
SINCE THE MAY SHOW OF MY OPRAH APPEARANCE WAS REBROADCAST ON AUGUST TENTH I HAVE GOTTEN SO MUCH E MAIL. I AM GETTING READY TO GO IN FOR YET ANOTHER SURGERY NEXT WEEK AND IT HAS KEPT ME FROM BEING ABLE TO GET TO ALL THE MAIL. PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH ME I WILL GET TO ALL YOUR LETTERS AND QUESTIONS WHEN I AM OUT OF SURGERY AS I WILL HAVE SOME DOWN TIME. YOUR LETTERS OF ENCOURAGEMENT MEAN SO MUCH TO ME AND I THANK YOU SO MUCH. THIS TIME I AM NOT GOING IN FOR RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY. I HAVE A BIG CALCIUM KIDNEY STONE WHICH HAS BEEN CAUSING ME A LOT OF PAIN FOR TWO YEARS. I AM THANKFUL TO FINALLY HAVE IT REMOVED AND I AM GREATFUL THAT SINCE I AM NO LONGER MORBIDLEY OBESE I DO NOT HAVE TO BE CUT OPEN, I CAN HAVE LAPROSOPIC SURGERY ! YAY! THIS ALONE WAS A REASON TO LOSE WEIGHT. WHEN YOU ARE MORBIDLEY OBESE AND YOU NEED ANY KIND OF SURGERY EVERYTHING FROM GETTING ON A GURNEY TO FITTING ON A HOSPITAL BED IS ALL MORE DIFFICULT. LETS ALL KEEP GOING SO LIFE CAN BE EASIER!!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

oprah show

hey friends, i just wanted you to know i will be on oprah tomorrow. friday august tenth, it airs three times that day.


channel 7- 4pm
channel 55- 7pm
channel 7- 1am

it's a repeat of the show i was on this past may.