I had my 1-on-1 today...only it was more like a 3-on-1 hehe!
My surgeon was running a half hour behind because his surgery went long. So, the three of us that were waiting for our consult he combined us in the conference room and went over the risks.
Now, I have kept what I think is a fairly positive outlook and focusing on the good, while acknowledging that there are risks.It's a completely DIFFERENT experience when the man that is going to be cutting you OPEN is telling you the risks and ticking them off for what seems like fifteen minutes! HELLO!?!? Can you say reality check?? Cause it hit me. He finally finished listing them all looked around at the three of us silent faces and asked if we still wanted the surgery. Me being the somewhat smart ass I am, smiled and batted my lashes and said. "Gee is that all?? Well when do we start?" My heart was pounding! They took my blood pressure right after and it was HIGH! I told the nurse that it was more from anxiety from what the doctor said then from it actually being high. Sure enough, she took it right before I left and it was considerably lower! hehe
I was the luckiest of the three of us because I already had my scope date and surgery date from the week before. He told the other two ladies that he'd have to get back to them for scheduling since he was into Dec already!! WOW!
I also was able to take my paper work personally to the same day surgery clinic for my pre-op for the scope (tell ya what to expect and when to stop eating ect.) and pre-op for my WLS. So I'm all set on my dates!! WOOT!!
I am a bit concerned since lately I have been having a TON of heartburn. It has got me wondering if it is ulcer related, and if it is, then that would set my surgery back by a month. Which now that I'm here and have a date, I'm ready!! Let's get it on and get it done!!
I was a bit surprised when my surgeon said he didn't want to see our food diaries or exercise logs. He said if diet and exercise worked then we wouldn't be talking to him. He just told us that once we had the surgery we needed to stick to the protein veggie diet and make sure we were taking our vitamins. That's it?? He didn't mention exercise at all.
Of course he was a bit pressed for time. hehe
We did have individual exams where he listened to our hearts and then checked abdomens and pointed out where the incisions will be made. Then he was off to the next patient. He did have a very dreamy accent! hehe He's from Portirico!! YUMMY!!! hehe
On the home front my hubby is off for a four day and even had a half day today. He had PT at the gym I go to on Biggest Loser night. He was in a mood since the commander had come down on them for another soldier and that soldier's wife each getting into trouble with law. It was not a happy commander this afternoon my husband says. He hates when someone messes up, cause then EVERYONE in the battery is treated like THEY messed up. EVERYONE gets yelled at like they are dumb asses! Gotta love it! hehe
My oldest son called the recruiter back and told him he was putting off taking the test until after my surgery. The guy didn't call back and be obnoxious (which is what I expected). So now we are focusing on getting his license. Though the kid doesn't study!! Told him I was NOT going to ride him about it. He either did it or not. Enough said.
I have been having wretched luck on making it to the gym! I wasn't' able to make Biggest Loser night since the hubby was doing training. I wasn't able to meet Kim since I had to hurry up and wait to pick him up! hehe I give up making plans to go.
I really want to go to the water classes though! the evening doesn't work since I have to get dinner fixed, kids homework done, baths and kids in bed. Patrick is so beat when he gets home from having to deal with the mental stress of the political nature of office work. He's burning out fast!!
All this running back and forth is just not working! hehe I already told Patrick we are soo buying a van this January. I'm tired of this having to schedule to use my own car!! hehe I told him we were going to get him a scooter! One of his NCO's have one actually and told him they are GREAT on gas!! hehe He's soo silly!
Safeguard the health both of the body and soul.
Every man is the builder of a temple called his body.
~~Henry David Thoreau
Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them.
~~ Shakti Gawain