12/18/2006 - I have not posted in a few weeks, that's because I've been a little busy living and running around with all this new found energy. I am eating much better, no longer having issues with my stomach and throwing up. I continue to suffer from the recurring back pains and met with my PCP on Thursday and we continued to discuss alternative to the steroid injections. I'm feeling better and getting alot of compliments from my customers too! Once I shake this sinus thing I should be ok! Now back to wrapping the gifts.
XMAS 2006 - What a difference a year makes. This time last year, I was sitting in the ER @ Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Naples suffering from dehydration. My relationship was over and I was beside myself. Well here I am a year later, married and Living life to the fullest. Thank you God for that second chance we all talk about. I am truly taking advantage of it. Now if Santa would bring me a TT for next xmas I would be oh so grateful. Santa baby, I've been a really good girl this year won't you bring me a TT, Breast lift, Face life and Batwing removal? Can't wait to see what I post this time next year. For those of you who follow - DON'T EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAM!
Now onto a more serious note.... I repost for your reading pleasure
'Twas the night before bypass" ~author unknown~
'Twas the night before bypass, when all through my gut
not a morsel was stirring, not even a nut.
The suitcase was packed by the back door with care,
in hopes that a new me would soon return there.
I lay nestled, snug in my bed
while visions of calories danced in my head;
and me in my plus size pajamas and wrap,
had just settled in for a long, restless nap.
When deep in my mind there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my dreams to see what was the matter.
Away to my fridge I flew like a flash,
ripped open the door and drooled at the stash.
The moonlight reflecting off the beautiful snacks
gave a luster of radiance to all on the racks.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but an array of the comfort foods I hold so dear.
With a familiar feeling of all those I'd pick,
I thought in a moment I just might be sick.
More lovely than angels their voices they came,
and they whistled and shouted and called me by name;
"Now pizza, now French fries, now chocolate galore
on cheesecake, on ice cream, on donuts and more!"
From the tip of my tongue, to the bottom of my toe,
I will miss you all more than ever you'll know.
As an addict that shakes and stirs as he sits,
I'll mourn the loss of my delectable hits.
So back to my bed I went with great haste,
and settled back down with nary a taste.
And then in an instant, in pre-op I sat,
nervously waiting to no longer be fat.
As I sat deep in thought and adjusted my gown,
In came my surgeon in one single bound.
He was dressed all in scrubs, from his head to his feet
and he seemed very calm as he eyed me like meat.
He looked at my chart, with his scope gave a listen,
I don't think he noticed my eyes starting to glisten.
He was chubby and plump -- he could lose some himself,
and I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke barely a word as he prepped for his work,
he paused for a moment, then turned with a jerk.
And laying a finger aside of his face,
and giving a nod, out of the room he did race.
He checked in the next day, to his students gave a whistle,
and away they all flew like a down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim as he walked out of sight,
"speedy thinness to you and a healthier life!"