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August 2, 2012 12:21 AM
This title is not a joke....I totally did, but I kind of cheated ;) After starting on MFP and losing about 20lbs in a two month period, I discovered that I had a large mass inside my abdomen that required surgery. Then once I had visited a few doctors, I found out it weighed over 50lbs! So after my pretty scary and major surgery, my combined total weight loss has been around 80lbs, so I wanted to show my first set of pictures :) The before set wasn't where my stomach was the most distended from the tumor, but I'll post a picture of my tummy right before surgery, so everyone can see how crazy it was!

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My poor distended abdomen
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I started out on MFP at 300 pounds and right now I'm around 220! Still not at my goal, but I'm getting there!!
Edited by kaymarie78 On August 2, 2012 12:36 AM
  23127894
August 2, 2012 12:33 AM
I hope the surgery was a complete success! That must have been frightening.
  20740064
August 2, 2012 12:36 AM
I think I finally got them all resized and showing up!!
  23127894
August 2, 2012 12:37 AM
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I hope the surgery was a complete success! That must have been frightening.


Thank you!! It went very well, and I'm on the mend!! I was completely terrified but so glad that it's over now!
  23127894
August 2, 2012 12:40 AM
Holy crap! Thank goodness you are okay!!! :)
  251480
August 2, 2012 12:42 AM
Was your story in the news recently? I think I remember reading something almost exactly like this; the doc was saying it was the largest tumor he'd ever removed, and it was quite a dicey surgery. Glad all went well, and congrats on the weight loss.
August 2, 2012 12:45 AM
Bloody hell, glad you're ok after your surgery and, welld one on the weight loss! It's all good in the hood flower :)

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This title is not a joke....I totally did, but I kind of cheated ;) After starting on MFP and losing about 20lbs in a two month period, I discovered that I had a large mass inside my abdomen that required surgery. Then once I had visited a few doctors, I found out it weighed over 50lbs! So after my pretty scary and major surgery, my combined total weight loss has been around 80lbs, so I wanted to show my first set of pictures :) The before set wasn't where my stomach was the most distended from the tumor, but I'll post a picture of my tummy right before surgery, so everyone can see how crazy it was!

Before
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After
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My poor distended abdomen
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I started out on MFP at 300 pounds and right now I'm around 220! Still not at my goal, but I'm getting there!!
August 2, 2012 12:46 AM
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Was your story in the news recently? I think I remember reading something almost exactly like this; the doc was saying it was the largest tumor he'd ever removed, and it was quite a dicey surgery. Glad all went well, and congrats on the weight loss.


Not me...but I believe hers was around a hundred pounds if we're talking about the same woman!
  23127894
August 2, 2012 12:47 AM
Glad to see that you are recovering well and that mass was removed. Hopefully it didn't do any long term damage to your organs. I am curious though about something. How does a mass like this happen?
August 2, 2012 12:47 AM
So glad that they found it and that the surgery went fine!!
  23247423
August 2, 2012 12:49 AM
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QUOTE:

Was your story in the news recently? I think I remember reading something almost exactly like this; the doc was saying it was the largest tumor he'd ever removed, and it was quite a dicey surgery. Glad all went well, and congrats on the weight loss.


Not me...but I believe hers was around a hundred pounds if we're talking about the same woman!

Oh, wow...yes, I think we must be. To me, any tumor bigger than a newborn sounds astronomical, so the pound numbers start to blur. ;-)
August 2, 2012 12:50 AM
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August 2, 2012 12:53 AM
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Glad to see that you are recovering well and that mass was removed. Hopefully it didn't do any long term damage to your organs. I am curious though about something. How does a mass like this happen?


Thank you!! And the doctors don't believe I'll have any long term damage. They suspected at first I had kidney damage because it was crushing my right kidney, but thankfully there wasn't. And it's actually grew from one of my ovaries (which was removed). It's called a cystadenoma, and the type are generally pretty rare and rare to reach that size from my understanding.
  23127894
August 2, 2012 1:10 AM
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Bloody hell, glad you're ok after your surgery and, welld one on the weight loss! It's all good in the hood flower :)



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So glad that they found it and that the surgery went fine!!


Thank you both :)
  23127894
August 2, 2012 12:01 PM
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Holy crap! Thank goodness you are okay!!! :)


Holy crap was my reaction at first too lol!!
  23127894
August 2, 2012 12:37 PM
That's so scary!!

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