Surgery at HRRH is on December 14th, 2012. I had been thinking of this journey for a few months before speaking to my family doctor on July 4th.
I have gone through all the talking with family, friends and my employer. Everyone has been super supportive. I am very fortunate.
The process seems like a lot, but I believe is very neccessary... lots of appointments... bloodwork, nutritionist, social worker, internist, surgeon, nurse, ECG, optifast.... etc. Every part of this process is all about my health (pre-surgery, surgery and post-surgery preparation).
I read a lot... I have the read/re-read and re-read again the weight loss for dummy's book, other publications, videos of the surgery and of course this website (ObesidyHelp.com). I read all the great success stories and have suffered through the challenges others have had.
Am I worried? Of course I am... but I know I have done everything in my power to get ready.
Am I excited? Of course I am... I am ready for this!
2013 will be a great year...
I have a lot to look forward to unrelated to my surgery: My daughters wedding, my wedding, our honeymoon (cruise perhaps) my grandsons first birthday, family gatherings, weekend getaways (with and without friends), etc...
I have a lot to look forward to because of the surgery: My weightloss... from 260 (at the start of optifast), to 240 (with optifast), to 220 (it was at this weight I remember a few years ago was the highest I said I would every be), 200 (woohooo! I will be very happy to get there), 180 (I remember getting close to this weight about 12 years ago, but the weight gain sped up back over 200). Goal weight... 170? 160? 150? Who knows... can't wrap my head around getting under 200 yet, so I will see where it goes...
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