Author Archives: Terry

Day 22 (previously hidden)

So things are going well thus far…as of Friday, I am down 19 pounds. My GP and cardiologist are good with both my diet and my surgery, though they both need to officially sign off on it. My heart could … Continue reading

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Day 6 (previously hidden)

In day 6 of a lifestyle change, a part of me is feeling the best I’ve felt in a long time. On the scale this morning, I am down almost 14 pounds, which is great. I haven’t had a soda … Continue reading

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Day 2 (previously hidden)

I was expecting more at my appointment with the dietitian yesterday. There are some major changes underway: more protein in my diet, fewer carbs, fewer empty calories and no caffeine. But a lot of the info we discussed was stuff … Continue reading

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The first baby step (previously hidden)

So I wrote this not long after my initial post about the surgery. In reality, the costs have been a bit higher than I originally thought, factoring in visits to my other doctors and the endoscopy I had to have … Continue reading

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I like roller coasters, but I’m ready for this ride to end. (Previously hidden)

I wrote this the day before I went for my first appointment at the Bariatric Center I have been fat as long as I can remember. I wasn’t horribly overweight as a little kid, but I knew I was…because I … Continue reading

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Watch how you Lyft

If you live in St. Louis or Kansas City, you have probably heard about the ride-sharing service Lyft. It has a lot of fans…and a lot of enemies. Me? Well, I guess I’m in the middle. The basic premise of … Continue reading

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Wiping the Multitude

My family and I were on our way home from St. Louis on a Saturday night. It was sleeting the entire way home and we were supposed to get bad snow back in Kansas City. But we legitimately needed toilet … Continue reading

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The Eternal Tree

The gold and brown flies past me at 75 miles per hour, but a lonely tree sits in a field near Alma. It’s the only tree around so it sticks out in the landscape. One would think it’s dead, and … Continue reading

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Hiking another comeback trail

You ever feel like you’ve gone uphill so many times that you’re like, “Whatever…bring it!”? After going through a roller coaster health-wise in 2004, I was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy (an enlarged heart) in early 2005. Without going into boring detail, … Continue reading

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The new van

So here she is: Our unnamed new van is a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SE. This is the 2nd new vehicle I have owned, and the first time I’ve owned a new vehicle in a current model year. Why a … Continue reading

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