The First Six Months

August 5, 2002 – A little more than a month post-op and down 34 pounds. Holding my little cousin.

Labor Day, 2002 – Two months post-op – down 65 pounds. John and I toured model homes this day – and I went up several flights of stairs! AMAZING!

September 14, 2002 – about 2 1/2 months post-op. Officially done with the wheelchair for good! Woo Hoo!

Here’s what the scar from my open surgrey looked like at 2.5 months post-op.

October 13, 2002 – 3 months post-op and down 80 pounds. I cooked, cleaned, arranged, transported people, things, and multi-tasked galore. Yes, I hurt like crazy at the end of it all, but HEY – I did it! WOW!

At my Grandma’s surprise 90th Birthday party.
At Multnomah Falls – free of wheelchair and canes at 3 months post-op.

October 19, 2002 – Out to lunch with some post-op friends from the various WLS support groups in town.

November 15, 2002 – out to lunch with a bunch of WLS pals.

November 24, 2002 – This is at the very first Portland Area Baltasar Get Together! We had a great time gathering together at The Chart House in Portland. There were 24 of us – and we had a truly wonderful time.

December 4, 2002 – 6 months post-op and down 105 pounds.

December 20, 2002 – Sharing lunch with former work friends.