Today I feel absolutely GREAT! Found out yesterday that I will have a full TT on 12/20 (early xmas present to myself). As my friend Nikki said, xmas gift and a new start to the new year.
I am excited to say the least. I've looked into and dreamed of a TT since well before I knew what RNY was. I have a very overlapped tummy due to weight, c-sections and a hysterectomy. I feel guilty at times for having to spend this kind of $$ out of pocket, but have had many conversations with myself, validating the fact that I work hard, take care of my family and others and wha'ts wrong with taking care of me sometimes.
I'm sure I will have questions up until the day they roll me into surgery, but that's natural for me and doesn't take away the excitement.
If you have any 'post op' TT instructions you'd like to share, please feel free.
As far weight, exercise, food, etc:
My weight is pretty stable, although I'd REALLY like to hit my overall goal weight of 135, but with the tummy gone, I think I'll be good at 150 for the rest of my life.
I've been super busy at work and school, so haven't made time for consistent exercise . I DO take a bootcamp on Saturday's and try to get out to roller skate as well; but I COULD DO MORE. i think I will begin my Les Mills workout again as I head towards 12/20....we shall see.
I still struggle with food, choices and sweets BUT, my pouch is still in tact after almost 5 years AND I still dump thank God; although it's not as severe as it once was. I still get full very easy and IF I am eating the right things; i stay full for a while.
I hope you are encouraged today in knowing that we are human and will not always make the right choices for ourselves; but if we acknowledge the choices we DO make and not beat ourselves up over them; we are bound to be OK.
So long and Happy day before Friday.