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Well I really don't know where to start. I am 40 Years old and have been heavy ever since I can remember. I am So tired of being fat. that's right I don't mind saying it I am FAT!! I have been researching RNY for 2 years now and didn't think I would ever get the surgery. I guess after so long of being sick and tired of being sick and tired you finally decide to do something about it. My boyfriend is supportive. I think he know's that I am MISERABLE. I think more than anything he was worried about complications. I so want to get down on the floor and play with my grandkids. I so want to be able to tie my shoes without it becoming a major event. I SO want to be able to take a shower and not have to sit down and rest before getting dressed!!! I was never really uncomfortable with the fact that I was fat. I hear so many people talk about walking into a place to eat and seeing everyone stare at you. I justr never experienced that. I don't know if they really were starring at me or if my mind was so focused on food that I didn't notice if anyone was looking at how fat I am. I am now dealing with the health issues from being overweight. Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, High Cholesterol, Obsity onset of Asthma. There are many I have almost all of the co-morbity's. I thankfully don't have Diabetes yet but I'm sure if this goes on much longer it's right around the corner. I went to the seminar on Sat. Nov 18th I met manty of the staff from Dr Scotts office. Everyone was very nice and made sure they answered all questions. I hope to have my packet turned in by next week along with my bloodwork and referral letter then it'll be wait for the Dr. appt. and go to the half day meetings like the nutritionist and stuff like that. I'll have to call around this week and find out where I can get my psyche eval. since my insurance doesn't cover it. Right now I am 5'5" 312 lbs and my body mass index is 51.2 I will be so happy to get my BMI down. Well there it is the bad and the ugly. I'll try to keep this current. For now I gotta run
Well I have my blood work done and have my consult letter done. It's getting closer. I think I am getting a little nervous. Actually,I would be scared even more if I wasn't nervous. This will be a huge lifestyle change and saying it'll be easy is totally wrong!!! Don't get me wrong I am so ready but at the same time I am a little nervous and scared. I know I can do this there are so many out there who have done t and if they can do it I can do it. With God anything is possible. I will ask for guidance. THrough him all things are possible!! Tomorrow is my stress test then after that everything will be done on my end except the psyche eval and hopefully I can get that soon. I will come back soon and let everyone know what's going on
Well, paper work is sent in. I have tried to not smoke as much but haqve been finding myself snacking more frequently. I sent my papers the day after my stress test. So, it was last Thurs that I sent them. I had my stress test done here hoping that would hurry things along. Maybe it getting closer than I think. I am ready to get the ball rolling.
Well I got a letter in the mail last week and my Dr's office forgot to send in my letter of reference. I just so happened to have a Dr's appt. the following week so I asked my Dr to get that sent in. My stress test came back normal. All my blood work looked good too. Hopefully it won't be long now. I can't wait to sit on the losers bench with so many others.
THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO POST OP
1.) Better Health
2.) Sitting without feeling uncomfortable
3.) Sitting in a chair with out feeling it might break
4.) Playing with my grandchildren
5.) Getting down on the floor and have no problem getting back up.
6.) A better sex life wooooohooo (sorry so blunt)
7.) Sitting down and for once being able to close my legs and not have fat get in the way
8.) Walking around the mall without having to stop and sit down and rest
9.) Tying my shoes without feeling uncomfortable
10.) Sitting down and not feeling like I'm sitting up as well as I could because my stomach is so big.
11.) Wear clothes that didn't come from mail order or a big womans clothes shop.
Well, went to see Dr. Scott on the 7th. Went in got weighed. Down only one pound but it wasn't more than at the seminar. Had a great time in the waiting room chatting with some who already had the surgery and some who were waiting and some who were a little further out after surgery. Then the nurse called me in and we went over my history. After we finished she told me I needed my psyhiatric evaluation and then I needed to go see their psychologist. They also told me I need to go to a GI appt. I was kinda sad I still had all this to do. I had hoped to be closer because I thought I had all my stuff done pretty much. It's okay though I am so glad I have a surgeon who cares about the person they are treating and not just what he will get paid for doing the surgery. So, when I left his office it was already 4:15 I got on the phone but didn't get anything done that day. DBF went with me to my appt. and kinda kept me grounded. He said don't worry it's going to happen just as soon as you were hoping. I don't have my appt with GI til May 18th. I was kinda hoping it would get done sooner than that. Well I'll post later it's getting late and I have to get up early.
Well it's been a while since I have posted. Mainly becuase I really don't have any news. I went to the psychologist in Columbia Apr 23rd and was cleared for WLS. I still haven't heard from the bariatric center but yesterday started bugging them. Hopefully they'll get tired of hearing from me and do something. My insurance was the first to approve it only took about ten days for that. I am getting nervous and a little more excited. I have been trying to quit with the smoking but seem to be gaining weight. They won't do the surgery unless you weigh what you weighed at the seminar so I am now trying to watch more of what I eat. Because of the weight gain I am wondering if I am a good canidate for this surgery. If I can't control myself now how am I going to control myself after the surgery?