7-2-02 Thanks for all the support and emails I have been getting. I would really like to talk to some women around my age (31) and weight (5'5" and 291) with no health problems so I can ask some questions about their progress and their feelings. Also, anyone who is in the NYC area, please also respond. Happy 4th of July Everyone.
7-9-02 Well, on the personal front, my husband and I have bought an apt in the city. Very excited....however, now, I am trying to decide if I should put off my surgery date (8-15) till after closing (9-15). I currently live in a 4th Floor Walk-up in NYC and I am afraid that I wouldn't be as motivated to walk and exercise after surgery if I live in a 4th floor walk up. I wouldn't have that problem with the new place. Plus, I will be a short 7 block walk from my Doctor's office.....Am I just making excuses and fishing? HELP!
7-16-02 30 Days! 30 Days till my surgery....I am soooo excited and still scared. Spoke to my insurance today and they, PHS HealthNet, had the NERVE to tell me that my doctor was out of network and I was responsible for 20%....I about flipped out and ripped the CSR a new a..hole. But, much to my relief, there was an incompetent employee and PHS/HealthNet that entered "Michael Leitman instead of I. Michael Leitman". And, as quick as it went bad, it was good again! WHAT A RELIEF!
7-19-02 Had to miss Support Group @ Lenox Hill on Thursday much to my dismay. I had to go out of town on business. I really wanted to attend since this would be the last one prior to my surgery date. However, when I realized I had to go to
on Wednesday, my husband responded with "don't worry honey; I will go in your place". WHAT A SURPRISE...I was shocked and THRILLED! When he called me last night to discuss, he had all the questions and comments and stories to tell me. Even though he has been with me to the consultation and the nutritionist, it was so nice for him to go to the support group. He also taped 48 hours tonight. Even though it was a re-run (featuring the gastric bypass), it was a nice surprise!
7-26-02 Going on vacation tomorrow with my husband and family to the
. Do it every year and hopefully this will be the last year I feel like a beached whale. Next year, I want to be strutting a gorgeous figure. 19 Days from Surgery.... Still scared out of my mind.... Have spoken to some wonderful girls/women from here and the support group @ Lenox Hill and I am a bit more confident about this each day. Last week or eating junk food and lots of crab, caramel popcorn and corn on the cob. By the way, when I get back to NYC on the 5th, I have a list of my 10 favorite restaurants that I will need to visit before WLS Day on the 15th.