Jun 23, 2009

Life has been busy!  Workng a lot and going to school.  It seems the weekends roll into the weekdays now.  I will be happy when I am finished with school, but I still have about 40 credit hours left.  Then I might keep going on.  I am still trying to figure out exactly what I want accomplish with my degree plan long term.  Ultimate goal I think I would enjoy being a physician's assistant.  We are talking a lot more school for that!  We shall see.  I am entirely motivated.  I must be going to school nearly full time and working full time.  I never imagined I would be doing this!

The wonderful bariatric program I work with was recently in the southeast region Ladies Home Journal.  We had an updated photo, but still missing a member of our team, Carla.  It is great to see our program growing.  I love working with the patients, and nothing makes my job anymore enjoyable!

(Left to Right)  Dr. Chasen, Cathie, Connie, Tosca, Bryn, me & Dr. Blaney   (missing Carla!) 

This past month I had a wow moment!  I shared it with my support group and wanted to share it here.  I took CPR.  One thing that worried me was how I would get on the floor with my lymphedema.  Plus, I don't just get down on the floor!  Well the time came and the instructor asked if anyone has issues with their legs or knees that they could not do the training all day on the floor.  I thought about raising my hand, but before I did that, I wanted to see what I could do.  I got down on the floor, I was like WOW!  I can do this, then I started the training, got on my knees.  I was like I can do this!  Then came the part I did not think about!  How in the world am I going to get up???  Before I could give it a 2nd thought I was up!  I'm now certified in CPR and using an AED.  I had a great time and was so proud of myself.  I'm doing things I never dreamed of! 

Only have about 4 more weeks of this term and on to the next.    I'm excited! 


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Augusta, GA
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Aug 13, 2002
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Before & After
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November 2003; Before being on MTV's True Life
615 Poundslbs
I've got my life back, no more wheelchairs! I've lost 411 pounds!!

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