just another sunday . . .

Mar 29, 2009

9 days til my RNY. Last 2 wks have been extremely busy. Work is outta control. But . . . I chose to have my weekend to myself and didn't go in.  Although, I have a lot of loose ends to tie up before the 7th. I don't like that someone else will be doing some of my jobs while I'm off (I'm a recovering Control Freak). My preop exam with Hurley's internist was very stressful. I just do not care for him, which is a shame, because I LOVE my surgeon. My hubs & I took a road trip yesterday and did a little antiquing in West Branch. We ate at G's Pizzeria, although the name is deceiving because they have everything. I had a mini moment deciding what to eat (It was day 6 of my liquid protein diet). I ordered a 1/2 veggie sandwich with no mayo, just shrooms, peppers, onion, carrot and tomato on whole wheat w/mozzarella and a cup of vegetarian soup, and water of course. I ate the soup and 2 bit of the sandwich and had the rest wrapped.  I thing hubs already ate it for lunch today. I know I need to work on my water and protein on the weekends. M-F is much easier because it is more structured. Just spoke with my Dad. He and Mom are still in FL. I still havent told them about my big day. I don't want them to worry and I'll be all recovered and hopefully back to work before they come home in mid-May. I'm cooking 4# of boneless skinless chicken breast today. I was going to grill it but it's too freakin' cold. So I'll season it and bake it. I found a fantastic frozen veg blend at GFS Marketplace and will make a salad. Of course, this is all for hubs and sons, as it is protein chicken noodle soup for me. I have surprised myself with how well I'm sticking with this preop diet. But if that make for a less-fatty liver then I can do it. I'd sure love to wake up from lap RNY. But I am afraid it will be open once they get in there. Oh well, small price for destiny. I'm going to hem a new pair of Reebok pants for hubs today. Since his panni/hernia repair on 2/17, all of his athletic pants are either too big or too short (from wearing them below his belly hang).


one step closer . . .

Mar 05, 2009

. . . to my surgery. I s/w Anita @ Hurley Bariatric today. She received my psych eval & letter but hasn't gotten my med rec's from my PCP. What the heck. She said she requested them in Jan and Feb and again today. She told the office that they are impeding my efforts for better health. I called my PCP and they said the rec's will be faxed today. Anita says that once she receives them my file will go to pre-auth then a few days later I'll be ready for "boarding", which means the nutrition appointment and surgery date. Yay. Gary is doing great. He had his RNY in 06/06 and had his tummy tuck & hernia repair 2.5 weeks ago. Other than Cabin Fever, he is experiencing a great recovery. Softball and golf will be so much nicer for him this year without his belly. I'm very happy for him. I am also very anxious to get my new life started.


Feb 21, 2009

 Got up way too early for a Sunday. But I need to make Charolett's "Birthday Diva" sash. Lynn & I will be decorating her office tomorrow night to surprise her on Tuesday morning. And there is also a LOT of laundry to do. One of the things Gary can not do is go down the stairs and reach into the washer and dryer. He started doing the laundry about 2 yrs ago and I've really appreciated his conribution to the household. I have never taken it for granted. I have a wonderful husband. He is feeling a little pain today. I guess that's two steps forward and one step back. I should have worked today to catch up on what I didn't get done this past week while he was in the hospital. But family first. Plus, I want to color my hair today. LOL. Well, off to the craft room. (my dining room table).

How I got here . . .

Feb 21, 2009

 Although childhood pictures prove otherwise, I was made to feel fat by my mother by age 6 or 7. It didn't help that my younger sister's nickname was PeeWee. I was a size 16 on my wedding day (almost 25 years ago). My maid-of-honor (my sister) wore a size 6. I'm what is called a yo-yo dieter, taking off 75 then putting on 60, taking off 20 then putting on 40. And, apparently I am an emotional eater, which is odd because I can not eat when I am upset or stressed. But once I make it through a crisis I "reward" myself. My husband and I gained weight together over our marriage. He became diabetic about 4 years ago and had a RNY in June 2006 right after our oldest son's high school graduation. He just came home yesterday from having a tummy tuck and hernia repair. His surgeon removed 9# of skin (that is what my first son weighed!)  Now it's MY turn. I've completed my required six months of physician-supervised weight loss management (a totally underwelming success) and had an initial consultation with my bariatric surgeon. Next week is my psych eval. Once that is completed I can call my surgeon for my preoperative nutrition appointment and set the date. I'm hopeful but nervous. After two C-sections and a total hysterectomy 3.5 years ago, I vowed I would never have voluntary surgery. But here I am.

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