Monday, March 12, 2007

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow! RNY Progress

Good Lord, I'm going to be a thin bald woman at the rate I'm going! I always said I'd be the thinnest patient at M D Anderson, which wasn't very funny considering the people, God love them, that have cancer and lose weight because of it. So now I'm thinking maybe God is punishing me for popping off by taking my hair out in clumps!!

Oh, wait a minute. Deep breath. Calm down. Get a grip.

Phew, now then, okay it's not all THAT bad, but it's scary stuff to wash your hair and have TONS of it on your hands and in the tub and clinging to your newly Shar Pai'd skin! I've read up on it and found a couple of sources that say not to worry, this too shall pass. But hell's bells it's the "passing" part that's got me freaked! I know it's not permanent hair loss. I know there is nothing I can do to prevent it. I know I'm NOT eating enough protein, but even if I was it's a fact of RNY afterlife. I'm also not drinking enough water, but that's another story for another day.

Here's a couple of cool links on the subject of hair today gone tomorrow via RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery. Enjoy!

And here's a couple of cuties that looks a lot like my upper arms, my butt and my gut now! But, you know what, I don't care about that or the recently departed hair follicles because I'm losing weight! Yea me! 52 pounds since the surgery (95 days ago!) and 81 total since June of 2006.

Which is not to say it's all a bed of roses, there are plenty of down-sides, but I'm looking at the big picture. I went into this surgery looking at the big picture. It's not easy. It's not for everyone, but it was for me. And it's exceeding my expectations!

Rather than post the links to my previous RNY stuff you can use the labels to find them if you're so inclined. Oh, and one of the links above on hair loss needs a plug right about now...... it's The Morbid Me and it's wonderful! Yea him!


Lainey said...

I didn't kow that you had the surgery...good for you,

I've had several clients who have had it and they all freak when the hair starts falling out. I certainly would. It does stop!

They all look great, too

TxGoodie said...

Yeah it's one of the more difficult decisions I've ever had to make, but I'd reach the point where it was that or start planning my own planting!

The good part about the hair "loss" is that my thick hair and big ass were two of the things that God gave me to make up for no boobs atall! :-) That God is sure a kidder sometimes...

Hair Replacement said...

I also believe that sometimes it's the only way and only surgery can help. But for me surgery is such a fear, but as I see many people are happy after surgery and it's a good stimulation.