Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

For those who have been following Our Life on Wheels, you know that Suzy had major bariatric surgery in January. She had reached a point where nothing she could do made a difference, so surgery was the answer.

Now at three and a half months, Suzy has lost 76 pounds and feels better than she has in many years. There's more to go, of course, but it's so encouraging! For those who want to see the pictures we've been promising, here are the "Before" shots.

And here are today's pictures.

Not going to talk about anything else on this post. We've got more to say, but that will hold for another day in ... Our Life on Wheels.

39 comments:

  1. Awesome!!!!! Congratulations...

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  2. Oh my goodness. I can hardly believe my eyes. You look 20 years younger. Suzy, you look AWESOME. So glad you feel so much better. Thanks for posting the photos. Wonderful...just wonderful.

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  3. Real proud for you Suzy! Keep it up know you must feel a lot better

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  4. Well now,this is wonderful!I started following you a long time ago and had no idea you had bariatric surgery.I'm having it in June,the RNY by Kaiser.I'm 59 almost 60.The age is the only concern for Me (on the table and all)I'm doing it any way,My preop. is in 2 weeks.OOOOooo I'm so excited,esp. if I live through the surgery ;0 Denise

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  5. HOLY BARIATRIC!!! Suzy, you look amazing...Keep on keepin' on...The fact that you feel so much better is worth everything!!!!

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  6. Who is that skinner woman?

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  7. So exciting for you. The smile says it all. You are doing really well. Be proud.

    Blessings

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  8. Suzy - how exciting. You look wonderful. And you must feel so much better. Keep up the good work. We are all rooting for you.

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  9. How great...and Happy Mother's Day too!

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  10. Suzy is a real inspiration to many people and looks great. Keep up the great work and we know you will meet your goal. Does this mean we can't meet for lunch or dinner when we return to Tucson next Fall? Have a great summer.

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  11. Oh My Goodness!!!! what an accomplishment. and commitment to get through all that is required with this kind of life shift. congrats, Suzy!

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  12. Happy Mother's Day Suzy - so happy for you. Keep up the good work...you're looking great.

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  13. What great results! I'm sure she really feels so much better as well.

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  14. OH MY -- incredible is right! Good for you Suzy -- hope you had a great Mother's Day as well.

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  15. Congratulations. I know it's not easy, but it appears you are keeping up with the challenges of this change. Keep up the good work.

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  16. Wow Momm! You look so gorgeous! I'm so proud of you! Thank you for giving you back to us!

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  17. Congratulations! You look great!

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  18. You look amazing, Mom! Thank you for such a wonderful Mother's Day present!

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  19. Very nice, Suzy. What fun to see those pictures. You are an inspiration!

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  20. Better keep a close eye on Suzy....if she loses any more weight she might disappear:)) GFYILATW (Good For You In Losing All That Weight)

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  21. Looking great! Congratulations on doing a tough job. We wish you even more success in the future.

    Wish we could congratulate you in person here at North Ranch.

    Mac & Dianna

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  22. We're so proud of you, Suzy! What determination you've shown to go through the tough changes in your life, and now how marvelous to experience great results. We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Thanks for the pics, Jerry. And for your support of Suzy as you've undoubtedly made lots of changes, too.

    Big Hugs to you both,
    Sharon & Don

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  23. Amazing difference, Suzy, good for you! If you keep this up, pretty soon we'll be saying "get that girl a sandwich"!

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  24. These comments came in my email:

    Congratulations! Seventy-six pounds! That’s the spirit! (Ken Krall)

    Oh, my goodness - Suzy, what a fabulous Mother's Day look!! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO proud of what you're accomplishing, and know that you're feeling better day by day. Congratulations to you both for taking such good care of your health - it takes the kind of support Jerry has provided :-) (Mary Russell)

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  25. Suzy...this brings tears to my eyes. When your heavy like us...there is a slight jealousy to see the weight come off another.
    I am so impressed with the surgery and how well you are doing.The smile on your face in the after...well it seems so much happier!!!

    I did go and have a consultation...they said I couldn't have it due to my past pancreas problems. ARGH!! But I have Faith that I will lose this one pound at a time. Just looking at your picture gives me hope and courage to cut back my food intake and to WALK everyday.

    Keep us updated...you are a real inspiration to us!!

    Texas friend Cindy

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  26. Granddaughter Renee sent this one:
    Gramma! You look amazing!!!! Great job and keep going!!!! I have found comparison photos keep me strong when I'm feeling weak.

    Love you so much and I am so very proud of you!

    ~N~E~E~

    P.S. I am down 35.6 pounds myself! :)

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  27. Suzy,
    So happy that life is going well for you. You look wonderful!

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  28. You look wonderful!!!!!!! Good job!!!!!!!!

    Donna

    nana.donnad@yahoo.com

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  29. WOW, your looking great Suzy!!!! bless you,,,Fantastic job!!!

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  30. John Souva sent this one:
    Good morning Jerry and Suzy. You two leave me the "best" comments! I really appreciate the comments and the both of you!

    Now onto another blog, yours. Thankfully your comment here led me to your link to take a look into your lives too. Suzy you look marvelous! My impression from your "comments" over on your blog is that you are taking care of yourself but you are apparently encouraging others too. I wonder if this line of thinking ever crossed your mind when you started this amazing change in your life? I often think that our actions effect others too and here you are doing so via cyberspace with many people you probably have never met and more than likely never will.

    Have a great day!

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  31. You look fabulous, Suzy. Congrats on all your efforts. Be well and happy.

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  32. Wow you look great today, Suzy :)
    Thanks for stopping by. Take care of each other!

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  33. Just want to say you look FABULOUS! What a great achievement.
    Nina

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  34. Have a delightful weekend.. thanks for stopping by.

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