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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

having a moment

I just realized that 3 weeks from tomorrow I will be banded. OMG - 3 weeks!!!

It didn't seem so close last week when they told me that October 2nd was open. But now when I look at the calendar, it just seems so soon. If my doctor was one to require pre-surgery liquids, I'd be on my last week of real food!

I'm not one of those people who have been thinking about surgery for years. I honestly didn't think I would ever do it until I was exhausted and sweaty from lugging my 6 month old (now 10 month old) into daycare every day. He is the reason I want to be thin. I want to be able to chase him while he is young, not be the awkward fat mom at school functions, and live long enough to be a grandma to his kids. I have made this happen very quickly in just 4 months and for some reason today the quickness just seems overwhelming. I'm not backing down just having a freak out moment here at work!

I can't imagine what Lynn (http://blubberyblogger.blogspot.com/) went through finding out that her sugery would be in 2 days! Although, maybe that would be better than knowing in advance. That way you only have a couple of days to freak out. Kudos to Lynn though, she is doing great already. I hope Dr. Enochs can do my surgery through the bellybutton, too!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

tomorrow's appointment

i've been so busy with a sick baby (damn ear infections) that i haven't had much chance to think about my upcoming appointment or blog about it. tomorrow is my pre-op results visit and hopefully the day we will schedule my surgery. i am so ready to quit talking about WLS like it is some far off distance land. - in my best veruca voice "i want it now!"

last night my mother-in-law was talking about WLS and that her doctor had recommended she go to a seminar on the lap band. now, even though she doesn't have as much weight to lose as me, i really think she would be better with GBP instead of the band. - why you ask ?? - i just don't think she is committed enough to be able to work the band. for example, she had knee replacement surgery over a year ago and didn't do all of her physical therapy so she still has a bad limp. i think she would have it taken out after a few months because it would require too much from her. at least with GBP as long as she ate in small doses - she could eat whatever she wanted and still lose weight.

Friday, August 7, 2009

are my boobs magnetic?

I know it's been awhile but I swear I have been thinking about you ....

I had the MRI a week ago today. Could they make that thing any smaller? I swear my elbows were touching the sides even when I had them stretched above my head. Plus it was hot as hell in there!

HELLO - 300lbs of woman stuck in a tube! Can you at least turn on a fan?

I made the tech come over and wipe my face b/c it was so sweaty. I told him my cheeks were sweaty too and he said "uhh i hope you mean the ones on your face."

Fortunately, it was only 20 minutes long. The tech says the bigger the organ the quicker the scan is. For a toe, it could take upwards of 60mins!

The funniest part of the whole thing was that when the machine really got going ... my boobs started to throb. Turns out that breastmilk is semi-metallic and even though I haven't breastfed in months I still may have some residual milk tucked away in there. It was a very strange feeling.

And after all that .... doctor says my liver is "normal."