Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's Official I'm Banded

Surgery went well! While inside the surgeon repaired a hernia too. I arrived at 8 and went back to the OR at 11. Once I got the happy juice I was out. I woke up in recovery and was taken to my room for my overnight stay. I was NOT allowed to drink or sip anything for the entire day (what torture) the lady next door drank the mouthwash and while tempted I knew better. I was up every two hours to pee thanks to the iv. The hospital is no place to rest. Woke up at 7 and went for swallow test I saw the band (have to give her a name)swallow some type of syrup watched it drip into the band and was given clearance to drink water!

I haven't had any real pain so I haven't touched the pain meds. I have a little gas not much. I'm excited to be able to sleep on my left side even though the port is there.

Thanks for the prayers and well wishes they are appreciated!

Now let the games begin!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

On Wednesday I'll Be Officially Banded

I'm scheduled to be banded at 10 am. I confess - I'm TERRIFIED! I will post tomorrow if I'm able. Ready for the first day of my new life to begin.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dreaded Call from Doctor's Office

I had my pre-op blood work done Friday after the Endoscopy. It was TOM and I warned them of this. My TOM is usually a month and a half to two months. My blood count is low I hope not too low for surgery. I have to call the doctor tomorrow. This was in the back of mind but I didn't think too much of it. I confess - I won't miss these two month periods not one DAMN bit. I'm hoping my body will self regulate once I loose some substantial weight.

Hope you all's Thursday was Terrific! Ready for the weekend.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I'm Addicted to Aleve

So, today was the follow up visit with the Dr. that did the Endoscopy.  Prognosis: I have damaged the lining of my stomach by overusing ALEVE.  I have to take a liquid medicine for the next 3 months. 
I confess - I did abuse the ALEVE.  Headache pop 3, Toothache pop 3, Backache pop 3 at least everyother day.  I will throw the bottle away as soon as I get home.  The Dr. suggests I try Tylenol if I experience aches and pains.

I've lost a whole 7 pounds since my last visit with the Gastroenterologist!

11 days until Surgery YAY!

Hope Everyone's Hump Day was Terrific!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sundays are My Fundays

Friday I had my Endoscopy. Why didn't anyone tell me how horrible that numbing spray for the throat was? YUCK! I arrived at 6:30 and was done by 9 but my pressure shot through the roof so I sat in recovery until 11. Next was pre admission testing: chest x-rays and blood work tubes and tubes of blood. I was given a lung exerciser to practice and bring on surgery day! The staff was really nice at the hospital. Time to kick this pre-op diet into high gear beginning Monday morning. I'm talking go hard or go home high gear!

I confess-Sundays are my Fundays to attend Sunrise Service at 6:30 am and come back home to nap and watch tv. Clothes are ironed for work, blender is ready for my protein shake in the am so I shall relax until I drift off to sleep.

Hoping everyone has a great week and meets their goals.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Happy Hump Day

Such a busy week I've had thus far but things are starting to slow down.  Today was a great day! My eating was good and I had a good conversation with a co-worker who knows what I'm about to do.  She is great and had WLS 5 years ago (down 200lbs) she is my inspiration.  I decided to look up some gyms in my area and found nothing that I like.  I confess - I can be a snob and none of the places looked appealing to me. I guess I will be working out from home until I find a place that I like.

Hope everyone had a great  hump day.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Blog Fairy Made a Visit

Yay!!!!! The Blog Fairy made a visit and left wonderful treats. A big THANK YOU to Jen @ 
I can't wait to start back blogging.  I Confess - This is the BEST Blog Design EVER!!!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

So This is For Real

On 9/21/11 I got my surgery date during the consultation with the Doctor 12/28/11. I didn't quite know what it meant at the time but I went with it. Telling only a handful. Several appointments w/ various Doctors later I received an e-mail from the case manager Surgery Approved! (I thought it would be denied)

So this is for real! I'm even more excited and more scared now! I confess-I started this journey September 21 with the thought in the back of my mind I could always cancel or try again on my own.

After countless hours researching and reading blogs I know this is the right choice for me.

I'm ready for this adventure to begin....25 days to go!

Have a Great Weekend

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The 6 Ws

Who What When Where Why & Wednesday

Who allowed me to get to this weight and size? Me
What has caused this weight gain? Life and Me not making Me a priority
When did all of this happen? Over the past 5 years
Where do I see myself one year from my Band Date (12/28/11)? Off HBP meds, 75-100lbs lighter, HEALTHY
Why am I getting Banded? I need the help of this lifetime tool, I cannot do it alone

Wednesday - Any other day as I got dressed for work and realized nothing in the four wall to wall closets fit properly I would have cried while staring at all the pretty clothes I have that don't quite fit like they should. Not today! Today I held in together because I know I have a plan in place (12/28/11). I put on my all black and headed out the door.

I confess I'm a SHOPAHOLIC. I love to shop but lately it has not been as much fun. How many pairs of black pants can one chic own. I still shop it's my favorite sport but now it's for makeup, bedding, housewares and shoes. I Can't wait to get my hands on the beautiful clothes in my closets again thanks to the Band and Healthy Food Choices and Hard Work.

Happy Hump Day! The weekend is near.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Terrible Tuesday

Today was so not a good day for me.  I woke up late, had a wardrobe malfunction and traffic.  In preparation for my Band I have opted to try and eat right even before the Pre-Op Diet.  This means no liquid CRACK! Oops I mean PEPSI.  I CONFESS I am an ADDICT! I need it to get through my day at least two a day on top of my coffee.  I'm going to have to find other ways to cope when the going gets tuff.  Water, Water, Water.....Yuck, Yuck and YUCK!!!!!  What will I do when I can no longer call on my good friend PEPSI?

Hope everyone is having a Terrific Tuesday!

Still working on and learning this whole Blog thing.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Blues

I have the Monday Blues. Returning to work is always a challenge for me after a break.  Thanksgiving break was 5 days of not hearing my name 100+ times. (I'm a teacher) and listening to excuses for why homework was not completed.  At least 4 teachers were absent today (Typical Monday) and I spent my 30min lunch trying to change pre-op testing and Dr. visits.  Why?  I don't like to take days off.  I confess that I hate being the responsible teacher on the floor always there caughing up a lung or sun shining.  What a shock it will be on January 2-8 when I'm no where to be found. 

In Band News.... I should be part of the Band in 30 days....I'm excited and SCARED

Testing is this thing on? My 1st Confession.

I am extremely excited and scared right now. If all goes well and if everything is approved I will be joining the Band 12/28/11. 1st Confession - I'm new to this whole blogging thing and I'm testing the waters. I've read so many great blogs over the past few weeks of lovey women who are facing the challenge of losing weight for life. Everyone is amazing! If this works for me (blogging) I will be making regular confessions.