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I've been having trouble sleeping. The days are going by so fast and I'm beginning to get anxious, nervous and a little scared. I know I shouldn't be but I just can't help it.
I have been having the hardest time putting down the smokes too! I don't know why I can't just quit smoking. It's the hardest thing. I thought I would have trouble with givin up my Dr. Pepper but it was nothing in comparison. I know it's bad for me. I know it will end up hurting me in the long run and I know it's a bad habit so why can't I quit???? That is a goal of mine. I have to stop. I keep finding myself thinking that going through all of this (wls) "and" trying to quit smoking at the same time might be to much at once. But there is a little voice sayin "get real!". I don't know what to do. My sister will be here on the 27th and I'm hoping she can help me. My husband just gripes and tells me it stinks. Now when he used to dip Copenhagen and I had to clean his mess off the floor and wall ( when he would flick it into the spittoon ) that was all ok ya know? Whatever. I've had a prescription for chantix and haven't been able to get it filled due to lack of money. Me not working has finally caught up with us and things get tight sometimes. Anyway the prescription still sits at the pharmacy on file. But the deer hubby killed went to the butchers and the head is at the taxidermist. Now all that we can miraculously afford. I know I'm griping but it's bugging me.
I went to my pre-op admitting appointment today. I ended up having to have blood drawn again. The nurse said if I would have had my blood work done one day later I wouldn't have to have it done again now. Because I was "1" day outside the 30 day period I had to have it done again. Oh MAN! Just when I thought I was totally in the clear. I hope it comes back fine or I will be flat devistated!Our grandbaby Aiden is coming tonight. He satys with us every other weekend. Our son comes to of course lol. This is Aidens 1st Easter. I can't wait for him to look for the eggs lol. It's gonna be to cute!
Today I had my pre-op appt with Dr. Green. Everything is a "GO" woooooo hoooooo!!
Some how I am loosing weight. I lost another pound. I've come down from 314 to 307 in the past couple of weeks. I'm not complaining just confused. I don't know what I 'm doin to cause it. My surgery is set for 6:15 am next Thursday morning. I still feel like this is a dream. It's hard to beleive it's actually happening. When walked out of the Dr.s office I swear I felt like I was walking on a cloud lol. I know that's pretty silly sounding huh? I've been having dreams about later down ther road after some weight has come off. Hubby payin attention to me and doting over me. I sure miss how affectionate we used to be. I know it's not just my weigh that has made us not as affectionate as we used to be. Day to day things, work, kids, age, I know they all play a part. It's just that little look in his eyes I guess I miss so much. Anyway.............I'll stop yackin lol and go for now. Thanks for listenin to me ramble on. I'll check in later.
March 17, 2008
I'M APPROVED ! ! ! ! ! !
I can't believe it! I got a letter in the mail from Aetna telling me that I was approved. I just about fell outta my chair lol. I called Dr. Greens office asap of course. I talked to Tallie. She didn't even know yet. She thought I was calling to see if they had heard anything else I told her nope that's not why I'm calling. I said I already know. She laughed and said huh? I told her about the letter and she said she was tickled for me.
Kathy has set my dates up so all I have to do now is to go in and see Dr. Green and get things rolling. I go into see him on the 19th ( our 25th wedding anniversary ). I am so excited and nervous and everything else you can imagine all rolled up into one! Lol like and exposed nerve lmao! Kathy did call the other day and say that they have moved my surgery date up one day, so it's now March 27th instead of the 28th. Hey I'm ok with that. Up is way better than back right? My sister Tammy is coming in from Arkansas to spend the week with me. Everyone says "oh you won't need that kind of help", We haven't gotten to see eachother in 2 yrs so it's more than just a helping hand it's a " GIRLS WEEK ! ! ! ! " Lol. I can't wait to see her.
There are a ton of things I want to ask Dr. Green about but I'm drawing a blank. I told myself I had better write down what I want to ask or I will forget and then won't see him again till the operation.
I just wanted to pop in a nd say hi real quick and let everyone know how things were goin. Oh by the way.....The thumb surgery went great. I can move it like normal again. It's amazing what we take for granted isn't it?
I'll check in again soon. Wish me luck yall.
February 28, 2008
I haven't checked in in quite some time. There's been so much going on.
I have been going to Dr. Green working towards gettin my surgery in order. I thought I had everything done that I needed to be done and come to find out that my blood work didn’t include a white blood cell count. They took a sample and sent it off for testing. 2 weeks later it came back and it said my white blood cells were up 2 points to high. Due to me being sick a few weeks prior. I was disappointed, but there isn’t anything you can do except to not be sick lol. So Kathy said, "well lets wait 2 weeks and run the test again". Kathy called me this past Monday and told me that Aetna is requiring a follow up with my Dr. After the nutritionist series is over. I told her no one ever mentioned it to me. It’s obviously something new they are doing. She said for me to go a head and come in Wednesday and they would do the blood work and the follow up at the same time. Cool, 2 birds ya know lol. They had me do the surgery survey ( 17 pages ) and we got everything else done.
Today Kathy called me and said that the blood work came back good. Woo Hoo! ! ! ! I was so worried it would still be to high. Now we are waiting for Aetna to give us the go ahead. I officially have a surgery date............
March 28th. I am SO excited I can’t stand it! Lol.
Tomorrow morning I have surgery scheduled for my left thumb. I have a trigger finger ( thumb ). About 4 years ago my lil lasa aphso bit me and it’s just now beginning to get really bad. It locks in the down position and it makes me cry every time. It hurts so bad! The surgery isn’t a big deal though. It’s done and I go home right after.
I am so excited to finally have a date for my bypass. Wish me luck.
I'll check back in later
Sorry it's been so long since I've written anything.
I haven't felt to good lately. This stuff has me pretty much flat of my back. It's awfull!!!
I was down all weekend. Hubby was out of town and both the boys were on duty this weekend. I had to fend for myself.
What makes me feel even worse is having to put off my appointments. It's really got me bumbed because I know it's just gonna push my surgery date back even further. Can't stay long today. Hurts my back to sit here. I just wanted to say hi and wish the rest of ya good luck. I'm thinkin of yall.
I haven't been on in a lil while. I've been sick. Today my pcp called me with the results of my blood work. I'm low on vitamin D and they said I have "Whooping Caugh". I have had bronchitus for a couple of weeks now and we couldn' figure out why I wasn't getting any better. I have gone through 3 rounds of antibiotics and still feeling real crumy!! Well this would explain why I guess. My back hurts so bad! I'm using a cane to get around now days. My right leg / knee feels like there's a tennis ball behind my knee. It's real stiff. I went Tuesday to have my gall bladder ultra sound and to see the Dr about the endospope. He did all the usual things looking at me and listening to my heart etc. I will go to North Richland Hills to have the proceedure done. Next week I see the Psych. Dr. Littleberry here in Fort Worth. She seems very nice. The questionaire you have to fill out is kind of difficult though. I have a feeling this appointment is going to be alot more difficult than I thought. Bringing up alot of childhood issues. It'll be fine. I have to go through this to get to where I need to be. I''ll do great I'm sure.
Yall I am so excited about all of this. Things are happening and I can see the end of the tunnel. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it continues on the way it has been.
I got a call to have a sleep study done but I just had mine done 2 months ago. I have my cpap machine too. I got another call yesterday to set an appt. with the nutritionist for Monday. This is great! Friday I started feelin kinda peeked and I called Monday to get an appt. to see my pcp for yesterday. I have Bronchitis. I hate it when I get this stuff. This is the 2nd time I’ve had it this year (pout!)
When I was weighed in at the Dr’s office I was so excited to see her push further over to the left than usual lol. It’s not much but it’s 6 lbs less I have to carry around lmao. I guess eating those Smart Ones Meals have helped after all. I thought it can’t hurt to "try" to loose some before surgery. Anyway I just wanted to pop in and say Hi and let cha know how things are goin.
Up-N-Down thanks for the email. Your sweet. I just might come by your store and give ya a holler one day.
Yall have a great day!
Friday, September 7, 2007
Hi yall I’m Theresa
Well I think this is where we're supposed to tell about ourselves lol...
I'm 40 and have been married to my husband for 24 ½ years. We have 2 grown children and are new grand parents. We live in Fort Worth. Our oldest son is 23 and just came back from his second tour of duty in Iraq with the Air Force. Our youngest is 19 and in now in the Army National Guard. They are following in their Dads foot steps.I have always been heavy. I remember all the way back to 2nd grade and having people make fun of me. You know how awful it is to be the biggest girl in your class and wearing a bra on top of it all? OMG. My family wasn't very forgiving about it either. Daddy always called me fat a$$ or 2 ton Tessie etc. When my family moved to Palestine Texas in March 1980 I was hoping for a new start. I was 15 when we moved there. I went to Davey Crockett Jr. High. When I enrolled in school the other kids thought I was a new teacher. It was hard at 1st to get acquainted with other kids. I was still having trouble with my weight and I would cry so hard about it. My Mom finally to took me to see a Dr. And he put me on a 1500 Cal. Diet and it worked for me. I roller skated a lot back then and ran around with my girlfriends. I lost down to 145 and one day my mom had given me a new pair of jeans to try on. They were a size 8. I just looked at her with that are you kidding me look. She said just try them on! OMG They fit. I felt so free! I eventually joined the Pep Squad at school and things started to pick up for me. I later met my hubby through his best friend (believe it or not the best friend was my boyfriend at the time). Kevin (my husband) was brazen lmao he asked for my # and the rest is history I guess you could say lol. He was in the Air Force here in Fort Worth at the time. We married shortly after.
My mom tells me that she never knew how unhappy I was. I told her that I had learned how to be a great actress. You have to other wise you cry all the time and you get so depressed. She would always say," Well Tess....Honey you have the prettiest face".
I got pregnant with our oldest son in 1983 and gained 60 lbs. Which put me over 200 lbs. I had him C-Section and had 2 more C-Sections to follow over the next few years. I just kept gettin bigger and bigger. Now I am at my heaviest weight ever 308! I can’t stand to look in the mirror ½ the time. My hubby is the only one who knows how I really feel. I am so lucky to have him. He is a wonderful man. We have had our ups and downs, but to be honest he rocks most of the time! He supports me on this decision and is being very supportive. He says what ever I need we’ll either get it or do it. I lve him very much ! !
I have my 1st appointment with Dr. Green on Sept. 12th and I am so excited I can’t see straight. I watch the message boards and I read constantly ( am I obsessed??? lol) I just want to learn as much as I can so I will be informed and understand what is in my hopefully near future. Luckily I have already done my sleep studies. I had a cervical fusion on my neck back on July 11th and Dr. Heightkemp (Arlington) wouldn’t do the surgery till I was cleared by a Pulmonary Dr. (Dr. Austin Arlington). He ran my tests and in the process I found out I have COPD ( Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease). Well great!! My mother has it also and my grand mother passed away due to it. This is NOT good news! So I have to quit smoking!!! The sleep study showed I stopped breathing 26 times an hour. So they have me on a C-Pap machine. It’s aggravating yes....but that thing ROCKS! I don’t know when I have slept so good. One afternoon I was asleep and my phone rang and it was my pcp’s office. They told me that Dr. Wilkerson had received a letter from Dr. Heightkemp and Dr. Wilkerson wanted to know if I was interested in gastric bypass. DUH!!! Heck yeah! So she set me up and appt for the following Monday. He said he had gotten a letter from Dr. Heightkemp and he stated, " I strongly suggest she has the gastric bypass surgery". Wow! I was surprised, I had inquired about the surgery last year and it was just kinda brushed to the side and he never mentioned it again. So he got my letter together for Dr. Green. I spoke with Brandi and she sent me my packet and I have a meal/ exercise journal I have been working on for some time now. I don’t know what else I need to do now. I guess just wait for Wed. To get here.
I did get a prescription for Chantix to help me quit smoking. I have been really watching the fried foods too. It’s been about 3 weeks since I had anything fried. I have been eating a lot of Weight Watchers Smart Ones meals and fruits and salads. I hadn’t gone to the store and I was out of my meals so I decided to go ahead and eat supper with my hubby. Oh bad idea! I was up till about 2 am in the bathroom. That’s’ when I figured out what the fried food does to your innerds lol. Yeah I don’t wanna go there again! So no more Fried foods for me.
My husband and I went to our 1st WSL on Wed this week at Baylor Hospital. We were both impressed.
I was very impressed with him. I am praying that Aetna gets me approved.
I found this video and thought I would share it. Most people seaking this surgery like to know what happens. I thought this might help.