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I'm Nikkie & I'm new to this site. I have been in the process of going thru the pre-surgery requirements for gastric bypass - RNY to be more specific - for the past 7 months. I was set to have my surgery last month (June) but due to some issues with my now-former PCP I have a new surgery date of July 30th. I have begun my pre-surgery liquid diet to shrink my liver for surgery & I am excited, nervous, anxious, scared...and so much more! Haha
Let's see, what to tell about myself. I am 27 years old and a married mom of 3 wonderful children. I've been married to my husband since 2001 (together since 1998) and my children are 7, 3, and 1. I have been living in central Pennsylvania since 1999, moving here from southern Virginia to be with my husband, as he had a job waiting for him here.
I have never been slender/skinny. I've always been curvaceous. But right now I am at the highest weight I have ever been and I cringe when I look at the scale. I'd have to say I was at my smallest when I was about 17 yrs old, and I weighed around 150 lbs, but at that time everyone else was a lot skinnier, so I thought I was a seacow. Now I'd kill to be that small again. At the present time I am weighing in at 247 lbs. It royally sucks. My mom had gastric bypass in 2001 and she is still doing great. In all, she lost around 150 lbs (I am so proud of her!! ) & her journey and success is one major factor in my decision to have the surgery myself. I have spent a lot of time researching, learning, etc. the pros and cons of having gastric bypass.
As I said, I am set to have surgery in a little less than two weeks here and I am so ready. I'm ready to feel healthier, look healthier, look more like the person I know I am meant to be. I want to be able to do all the fun active things with my children that right now I am sidelined with and darn it, I want to wear the cute little clothes! I'm starting to take more body pictures now, something I never do, pre-surgery, so that I can compare later on with the post-surgery pictures. So we shall see what happens! I'm not looking to get uber-skinny. I'd be very happy to get back to a size 12 or so (I'm a 22/24 now) but if I get smaller than that, I will be okay with it.
A few tidbits about me:
Hobbies: I love, love, LOVE to read. You'll always find me with my nose in a book, magazine, newspaper. I also enjoy writing, be it a letter, blog, poem, short story. I always have music playing somewhere in the background. I cannot tolerate silence so there is always something going on. I am a big fan of movies/theater. I give it my best shot when it comes to amateur photography, and I love cooking. I LOVE going to the beach (Can you tell from my page?), taking walks in the country or just down the block and it's always fun and entertaining to go for a long drive with no real destination in sight. However, even though I have quite a few hobbies, most of my time is spent with my family or working.
Some day I'd like to go back to college (although I'm really not sure for what, probably something dealing with Literature and/or English). My ultimate lifelong goal is to become an author. I've played around with poems, short stories and I did write a young adult novel in middle school, but as of yet, I do not have any autograph signings in my near future. I am fascinated with tattoos/piercings. I have 6 tattoos and at one point I had 8 piercings, but now all I have are 3 piercings in each ear. I think I got out of the phase of having the piercings, but I am still intrigued by them. I will always want more tattoos though, as each tattoo I have has a meaning behind it. I have many phobias/fears, most of which would make a person quirk their eyebrow. But hey, that's just me. Anything else you want to know, just ask. I love to chat, can get rather loud and won't shut up. LOL
My MySpace - www.myspace.com/forevercountryatheart
My email (Feel free to email anytime) - HeavenlyFaerie219@yahoo.com