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April 14, 2017 575lbs

Friday, April 14, 2017

youtu.be/IgVFox2S72g My name is Tim Cogdill, I live in Olathe, KS, I'm 41 and weigh 575lbs, down from 800lbs on January 1st. I have a mass (called a pannus) on my lower body that weighs 100-200lbs. I have been bed bound since entering the hospital. I am scheduled for surgery on the 20th of April to remove the pannus. I am also working with physical therapy to walk again as I've been unable to walk since entering the hospital. Still can't stand but hopefully that'll improve with surgery. I can be reached at www.persistenttim@gmail.
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or www.facebook.com/cogdill
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So it's been a week since my last video and 3 1/2 since my last weigh in, on March 24 I was 638lbs and now I'm 575lbs, that's 53lbs gone in about a month. I've been down with flu B and not online much, feeling a better now and no longer isolated. I got a picc line put in, I'll show you that at the end of the video. I'm exercising more which is really taxing, I'm sleepy a lot but that is also due to the meds. People keep telling me I look better, I guess due to getting over the flu and maybe the weight loss too. You guys rock! Thanks for all the support, the prayers, the encouragement, inspiration, and genuine concern. I may not do another new video before Thursday but I'll make one to be uploaded in the event surgery doesn't go well. Thank you all for everything, I truly hope we meet someday, the support I've found online has given me so much faith in people. I love you all!

I'm truly sorry we have to ask for a handout but I've made bad decisions in life and find myself in a bad spot, thank you for sharing this page if possible. www.gofundme.com/800lbs
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  • OSHEONA
    I'm just going to be updating Tim's friends on his SparkPage, rather than here on this blog. Check there for any recent updates! There is another lady doing the updates, so it will be either me or her.
    1291 days ago
  • DISCOVERING_VAL
    Prayers to you my friend
    1295 days ago
  • SKANTRA
    Still praying for you, Tim. Sending you loving healing thoughts for your recovery and a beautiful life ahead of you. God bless you.
    1299 days ago
  • OSHEONA
    This is from his mom, posted to Tim's Facebook page yesterday:

    "I was with Tim today, his blood count remains low, and kidney function still off, slightly worse than the previous day. The doctor is still holding off on dialysis in hopes the kidney function will improve. Tim is still not wanting to eat, but he finally did eat a chicken sandwich today so at least a little. He is just very weak, and sleepy all the time, his blood count and low kidney function are making him exhausted most of the time. Everyday I hope and pray the next day will bring good news and his kidneys are improving, I know he is tired of this, just laying there constantly. Maybe tomorrow. Thank you all, maybe he will be up to posting himself soon."

    However you pray, please pray for Tim to receive a healing!
    1304 days ago
  • OSHEONA
    For those wanting to know how PersistentTim is, he had a difficult few days. I'll share what his mom posted on his Facebook wall earlier today:

    Hi everyone, sorry I am a little behind, I was busy at the hospital all weekend. Tim was very bad Saturday, very confused. He called me I believe Thursday night/Friday morning at 1:30 and hung right up. I called him right back and he said he was trying to get a lady on the phone so he could give credit card info to pay for his room he was staying in that night. I explained it was a hospital, and he then remembered. He later told the nurse he was there because of a car accident, and then finally he forgot he was not mobile and managed to get out of bed, falling to the floor of course. They thought he broke his ankle, but it is just a bad sprain. His incision has come open some, so they will be going back to the O.R. to close it back, I'm not sure when yet. They were planning to start dialysis today because his kidney function was getting worse, which is what caused the confused state of mind. The good news is, he was aware of everything yesterday and today, and thank God,his kidney function was a little better today so they are holding off on dialysis thinking it may be coming back. He has not been eating at all, only drinking boost. The doctor said today bring him anything he will eat, so we will try a sandwich. I'll be back with him tomorrow morning and will update you all again, I pray his kidney function comes back, it is terrible seeing him so confused. Thank you all for the support and prayers, you are the best. Tim's Mom

    Please pray for him, that he starts to recover from his surgery. emoticon
    1308 days ago
  • OSHEONA
    His mother posted it on his facebook page. It's actually where she lives, but she'll bring it to him at the hospital. She wanted to make sure he got all of his mail. He hasn't been feeling well at all since the surgery. His kidneys haven't returned to normal yet. His doctor thinks they may, with a little more time. This happens sometimes, and is often temporary. He hasn't felt up to eating anything yet. He's only had things to drink. Please pray that he feels better soon, and starts to recover!
    1311 days ago
  • OSHEONA
    If you would like to send Tim a get well card, you can address it to:

    Tim Cogdill
    617 Heather Knoll Drive
    Edgerton, KS 66021
    1311 days ago
  • 1958TMC
    Hey Tim, hang in there buddy!!We're all with you. Just go slow, take your time and heal.
    1313 days ago
  • OSHEONA
    You can get the latest updates from Tim's mom on his facebook page here:

    http://www.facebook.co
    m/cogdill76

    He's doing good! He has a room now, he finally got out of ICU. He's in a lot of pain, though, but I think that's to be expected. He's been wanting to get online, but I'm not sure he's ready for that yet.
    1316 days ago
  • CHELLEG10FIT2DA
    Thank you for the update, I've been concerned
    1318 days ago
  • DISCOVERING_VAL
    Thanks for letting us know he's been in my thoughts and prayers
    1318 days ago
  • OSHEONA
    In case you are worried about Tim, he made it through the surgery okay, but he's resting and he can't use the internet just yet. Keep him in your prayers! emoticon
    1318 days ago
  • DISCOVERING_VAL
    Prayers to you today I hope you have a speedy recovery ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ
    1319 days ago
  • 1958TMC
    PRAYERS FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY AND HUGS TO YOU. KEEP US POSTED ON YOUR PROGRESS.
    1319 days ago
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    1319 days ago
  • 4ROSEMARY
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    Sending you prayers and good wishes during your recovery. Keep positive and take it day by day.
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    1320 days ago
  • CHELLEG10FIT2DA
    Tim, I just saw this blog today. Realize you are probably in surgery right now or will be shortly. I'm praying for you! I pray the surgery goes smoothly and that you have a speedy recovery:). Thank God you are finally having the surgery you need so much! Take care
    1320 days ago
  • TERI-RIFIC
    I'll pray for you. God bless. emoticon emoticon
    1320 days ago
  • JALAPENO561
    Continuing to pray for you and a successful surgery,

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    1322 days ago
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    1322 days ago
  • VALYNN26
    Praying that everything goes according to plan and you have a successful surgery. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you the very best! emoticon emoticon
    1322 days ago
  • SKYDRAKE
    Continuing to pray for you and for a successful surgery. I asked God to watch over you and the surgeon.

    Blessings to you.
    1322 days ago
  • VIRGINIAGIRL
    I am truly amazed by how far you have come! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!!
    1322 days ago
  • HMBROWN1
    Great work on the weight loss! Best wishes on surgery and recovery. Can't wait to see you up and walking around!
    1324 days ago
  • no profile photo CD17198519
    Wow, Tim, you have really been determined. Look at all that weight loss. Still praying for the surgery to be done soon and with greatest of blessings.
    1324 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    Continuing to pray each day for strength and healing.

    1324 days ago
  • SDEHNKE
    Way to rock the weight loss my friend! I'm sorry you've been under the weather. Being in the hospital is a great place to pick up germs unfortunately. Praying for successful surgery on Thursday and let's get you sprung from that place.

    Suellen
    1324 days ago
  • JACKIEWALKS4FUN
    Congrats on your weight loss. Many prayers for you, now and for the upcoming surgery, want the best for you Tim. emoticon emoticon
    1324 days ago
  • _CARPEDIEM_
    Hey, Tim. I'm glad you're feeling a little better, but I'm so sorry to hear you feel like you can't get happy. That makes everything hard. I really hope that maybe the medications level out somehow and things get more enjoyable, or that maybe they can switch them or something, or ween you off so that you can feel better. I know you can do this. It's going to be hard, but you have such a great attitude, and I just know you can have the life you want. In one year you'll be in such a different place than you are now. Hang in there. Hoping your surgery is a huge success, and that things progress faster and easier than you anticipate. emoticon
    1325 days ago
  • NILLAPEPSI
    Glad you're feeling better. We'll just put this whole thing into God's hands -- the best hands in which they can be -- and let Him handle it.

    Praying the surgery goes well.

    Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NLT):11 For I know the plans I have for you,โ€ says the Lord. โ€œThey are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13 If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.
    1325 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    Tim, I just watched your video and am so moved by your loving heart, your courage, and your persistence. I know you have not been feeling well, have been very pale, and have had to have blood transfusions, but in your video there is color in your cheeks, and I can see the handsome guy that's gonna come out the other side of Thursday's surgery!

    Please know that along with others here, I pray for you every day. You are an inspiration to me. My prayers will intensify as your surgery day draws near. I know you will face this next challenge with courage and faith, and in the knowledge that you are loved and needed in this world. You will prevail. God be with you, now and always.
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    1325 days ago
  • JANIEWWJD
    I am wishing you the best, my friend, and I will be praying for you, especially on the 20th!!!! God is good, and He will get you through this!!! Have faith and I will be waiting for good news on the 20th!!!
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    1325 days ago
  • JPPERSELL
    Praise the Lord that you have lost so much weight! Do you feel better Tim? Especially having the flu which was no fun I am sure! I am praying that your surgery goes well and that after the surgery you will be able to walk! Keep on exercising my friend! You are not excluded from suffering through it like the rest of us poor saps LOL. I have been praying for you Tim and you are in my thoughts alot. I hope your ears are ringing. One day we will talk on the phone and then I can tell you how proud I am of you and that you are such a strong man of God. Happy Easter if I don't hear back from you. I hope you have a nice day.
    1325 days ago
  • SQUIRRELMOMMA1
    So glad for you Tim! Hope surgery goes really, really well. Will keep you in my prayers
    1325 days ago
  • ICECUB
    Congrats ON LOSING SO MUCH WEIGHT. GLAD YOU ARE FEELING BETTER. IT TAKES TIME TO GET STRENGTH BACK. PRAYING YOUR SURGERYIS A SUCCESS.
    1325 days ago
  • OSHEONA
    emoticon on losing such an emoticon amount of weight! emoticon

    I'm glad you're feeling better! emoticon
    1325 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    Congrat on the great weight loss Tim - well done!! Wishing you well with the surgery, I know it's going to go great!! Take Care!!!
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    1325 days ago
  • 4RASCALS
    Good luck with your surgery. Your in my thoughts & prayers. Awesome job with the weight loss.
    Your on your way to a new lifestyle. One of being healthy & fit. May the angels surround you during your surgery. I will continue to pray for you. Have a wonderful Easter.




    1325 days ago
  • NEVERORNOW
    emoticon You're doing great on the weight loss, Tim! So glad you are over the flu and feeling better. I'll be praying for you on surgery day, and I know many others here will be, too. I'm looking forward to when you are on the mend and back here with us! emoticon emoticon

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    1325 days ago
  • LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    Glad you are finally recovering from the flu. You are really an awesome young man and my prayers continue for you. I will be waiting for that post surgical update. I know this is such a momentous event in your life. I feel that your future will be so much better. Hugs
    1325 days ago
  • BEATLETOT
    I'm glad you are recovering from your flu. I think about you all the time. I hope all goes well next week.
    1325 days ago
  • OVERDUECHANGE
    Thanks for you very kind words on my blog, I am more optimistic than I have been in a long time.

    All the best on your surgery! Definitely not a fun event, but, what a relief once it is done. emoticon
    1325 days ago
  • SOUTHPONDCAMP
    Thx for the update! Glad you are starting to feel better and more energetic. I we'll be keeping you in my thoughts as you approach surgery...It won't be easy but keep focused on how amazing it will be to f.i.n.a.l.l y be free of the mass!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    1325 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    I'm praying for you. I'm glad you're feeling better. My thoughts are with you.
    1325 days ago
  • ELLENGRAY54
    emoticon Good loss. prayers for a successful surgery. emoticon
    1325 days ago
  • BARBIEE52
    I'm glad about the surgery! Congrats on the weight loss..how wonderful that must feel..sending more & more prayers...you deserve all the best! Many blessings to you at this Easter Season!
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    1325 days ago
  • ASH1784
    Glad you're feeling better as far as the flu goes! And did I detect a hint of a smile in your video?! Know that you are being prayed for and that God answers our prayers. With this Sunday being Easter be assured that God loved you enough to send His Son to die for you! That thought gets to me every Good Friday. One of my favorite hymns (O Sacred Head Now Wounded) talks about how it was my sin that he suffered and died for. We aren't worthy and we will never be! Thankfully, we don't have to be! I always like the saying "It's Friday, but Sunday's coming!" No matter how bleak things look or how bad they get, the best is yet to come!
    1325 days ago
  • CBRINKLEY401
    Wishing you the best on your surgery. Thanks for all the updates. We're all here rooting for you. Just think how much easier it will be to move without that mass in the way all the time! Good luck!
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    1326 days ago
  • BLAZINGPHOENIX
    Good for you - choosing a healthy lifestyle change. It's not easy and it sounds like you already know that. Get well soon and keep the faith!
    1326 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14402600
    You are in my prayers and I know those of many others. I'm counting the days with you until you get your surgery. You have done amazing losing the weight and will have less when the surgery is over. It will be easier for you to do the therapy and before you know it you will be back on your feet. Your new life is coming. Just ask God to lead you as to what He wants you to do next. I know you are an inspiration to many and can help so much. Hey you can take over my teams on here ; ) Take care my friend and God bless. Hope you have a good Easter, Eileen
    1326 days ago
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