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!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very glad to hear you are all right. You are a true inspiration in more ways then one. I sent you an email. I hope you read it when you are feeling better. I would love to hear from you. In the meantime, get strong and get well!Best wishes from Austin, Tx


August 30, 2007 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

To Stacey From Stacy
Hello fellow Stacey

My name is Stacy and I live in Sacramento, CA. I have been so impressed with you being so candid on you Oprah appearances. I have struggled with weight since high school.
All through childhood and adolescence I was a gymnast and very active and only 80 lbs. But after puberty and through teen angst of high school, I started to put on weight.

I was severely depressed and should have been put on medication, but I didn't know what depression was and no one took me to a dr. So instead I withdrew, and ended up dropping out of high school. However, I came out of my major depression and went back to school to graduate and then went on to college. But my weight climbed.

Skip to now. I'm very happily married to a man who amazes me with his outpouring of love for me. I cried thinking I'd be a fat bride. I wore a size 26 wedding gown, but when you're only 5'1" like me, it's hard to hide any extra weight, let alone a whole lot of it!

So I'm finally trying to lose weight again. Two weeks ago I started Weight Watchers and am down 7 lbs. so far. I am trying to conceive and know I need to lose this weight to have a healthy pregnancy. I have been diagnosed with Polycsystic Ovarian Syndrome, and it means it's harder to lose weight and harder to conceive due to irregular hormones and very irregular ovulation.

Sorry this email is so long, I just wanted to tell you that I totally agree when you said that most overweight people will give up if they binge and gain back a few pounds after losing a bunch and then they balloon up again. I'm not worried about losing 100 lbs, which is my goal, I'm worried about keeping it off.

You are motivating me and I just discovered your blog and website. I hope we can become Stacy/Stacey buddies.

Take care and I hope you are healing well from your latest surgery.

Life is a song. How will you compose your lyrics?

August 30, 2007 at 11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really hope you are feeling better. Thanks for getting back to us and even in your mist of pain finding the time to blog. You are a true inspiration and I know exaclty what you are going through. I too had was suppose to be a minor proceedure and kept me in the hospital for two weeks and now eight months later I still feel it. Yet we go on. Thank you Stacey and keep writing.

August 31, 2007 at 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stacey just finished reading your book, and loved it! Wow when are you doing the next one! What is happening with you now we want to know! Sorry about your surgery but I am sure you will be all right, you are unreal. Anyway keep in touch with us you are an inspiration


September 1, 2007 at 9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your blogging, what you said to stacy made so much sense. thank you for taking the time and effort.

Girl in trouble

September 2, 2007 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Chatty Kathy said...

You are a hero for so many of us!
{{{hugs}}} I hope you feel better soon.

September 7, 2007 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Dear Kathy
I am feeling better. Thanks for asking. It amazes me, what was supposed to be a simple procedure has given me so much trouble. Go know!
Hope all is well with you Kathy, do something nice for yourself today.

With love

September 12, 2007 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Dear Beth
I don’t know if you read some of my writings but I had trouble with my computer and lost hundreds of emails. I have asked everyone to re-send me their emails and I will get back to them. I would love to keep in touch with you. Austin Texas they must have some mean barbeques over their in Texas. In my day barbeques were one my many weaknesses? Come to think of it all food is my weakness. You be well Beth and we will be in touch.

With love

September 12, 2007 at 1:21 PM  

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