My Progress!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

425.7....Yeah Baby!

10 more pounds to go!! I stepped on the scale first thing this morning because I wanted to see where I was at considering my pre-op appointment is this morning. I have to go for my lab work in a few hours so this is going to be short as I have to jump in the shower and get myself all beautified.

I have my appointment with my surgeon at 1:45pm and I'm trying to prepare myself for the fact that he may postpone the surgery. The last time I saw him, he told me that if I didn't have at least 30 lbs off he would, but I can't remember if that is at the pre-op appointment or right before the surgery. I'm prepared either way really. I'll be disappointed if we have to postpone, but figure it will give me some more time to adapt to this diet (which so far, so good. Second day with the meals flipped is working like a charm) and lose a little more weight, maybe even get under 400 lbs which was my initial goal. If we have to postpone, more than likely I will put it off until after Tanner's Birthday which is at the end of July.

I also talked to a very good friend of mine last night who has agreed to help make up the difference in the money for the surgery if I need the help. I used to work with her and she is absolutely one of my most favorite people in the universe (even if she is a democrat...little joke between us :P)! She is hilarious, compassionate, caring and I'm going to miss her when she moves all the way to North Carolina (booooooo). I'm mad at myself because since I quit the job we worked together at, I've been meaning to get back up to see her (she works in Austin about 75 miles from where I live), but due to my weight issues, just never got around to it and now she's leaving :( Mary, if you are reading this, I can't thank you enough and I truly love you am blessed to have you in my life xx

I'm still hoping to get the money together on my own if possible. After my labs I'm going to see what I can get for my little bag of gold. It feels pretty heavy so I'm hoping I can get a decent amount for it. I'm hoping for at least a few hundred dollars at least, but who knows? keep your fingers crossed for me. I'd much rather not have to borrow any money at all.

3 Comments:

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Try not to be disappointed if your surgery is delayed. I know that my surgeon won't perform gastric bypass on a patient until they are under 400 pounds. It is a safety issue, because of the increased risk of breathing problems during and after surgery. You want the procedure to be as safe as possible for you. If it takes a little longer, it is just more time to prepare yourself. I was required by my insurance to do a 6 months medically supervised diet before surgery. I was stunned when I first found out about but soon realized that it was a golden opportunity to change some habits in advance. Waiting until after surgery to make changes could be very overwhelming because there is so much to remember. If you do have to wait longer, try to see it as an opportunity rather than a curse. The more prepared you are the more likely you will be successful long term.

Good luck!
Karen

Laurie (GastricGirl.com) said...

Good luck with your appointment! I had to delay my surgery because of work, and it sucked, but I did take the time to start working on some of my habits (taking small bites, chewing really well, etc) and overall, I think it helped!

can't wait to hear about your appt!

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