On the Other Side

Today a very big thing happened.  Eddie is officially on the other side.  What I mean by that is that he no longer has a number he is reaching towards in his weight loss.  He is there.  He is past there, actually!

This morning he weighed in at 193 pounds, which is within his healthy weight range according to the doctor.  I believe his range is 189-194, and he is THERE!  It’s unbelievable!  Seven months, twenty-five days.  About 175 pounds.  I can’t think of any other words to describe it other than UNBELIEVABLE!

So much has changed.  As he gets ready to celebrate his 28th birthday on Thursday, I think back to where he was at his last birthday.  Nearly 400 pounds, uncontrolled diabetes (even taking 4+ injections of insulin a day), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, likely sleep apnea, tired all the time, depressed a lot of the time, just simply surviving instead of actually LIVING.  And here we are now, he’s no longer diabetic, no longer has to take medication for high blood pressure, no longer snores, has energy to do things around the house and in the yard, has a more positive mood and outlook, and motivated to live life to its fullest!  

Surgery has been one of the best things to happen to him and I could not be more proud at his progress!  He is truly the poster child for the surgery.  He’s had no complications, has done what he has supposed to, and has been wildly successful.  I’m so proud.  SO PROUD.  

You have done an amazing job baby, and you’re such an inspiration!  I look forward to many more healthy years together!!!

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