Aug 23, 2007
SORRY THIS SHORT BUT BETWEEN PAIN AND DRUGS ITS ALL I CAN DO.....THEY CUT OFF 137 POUNDS AND IM OK WILL WRITE LATER
LOVE YALL, LEGINA
August 20, 2007
Aug 19, 2007
Its 4am and I feel like i have been tortured. Past 5 nights here in ICU I have had the new girl. She has been a nurse 2 whole months. My whole arm is black and blue with blowed veins. Its so sore i can't hardly move but of course she comes to kill me again. I never felt so alone as I do now. I know I have God and I know I have all of you in spirit but right now I just want someone to hold my hand and say its ok. I am just dealing with so much its not just surgery. There have been alot of good spots though. The staff other than that one nurse is siper great. They are more like friends to you than staff. Will try to update more later as the percocet needs to kick in for my arm.
First day in hospital
Aug 14, 2007
All went well on trip to hospital in ambulace. When I got there they put me on this new baratric bed. I have never been so miserible. I tried it all night but could not do it so at 6 am next morning they started looking for me a new bed. Now finally at 5 pm I am in the biggest, softest bed. I am in the surgical ICU so no phone for me. At least I have the laptop. Everyone has been wonderful so far.
To contact me
Aug 12, 2007
Ok first I am gonna try to have the laptop hooked up but if not
You can call or text my daughter Haley anytime at 601-307-8525.
Some of you wanted to hospital address
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
The hospital number is 601-984-1000
Listed under Legina Buckalew
Thank you so much for everyone that has helped me so much. It means more than I can ever say
Today is the day
Aug 12, 2007
Its 12:33 am and I am too scared to sleep. At 7 am the ambulance will be here to take me to the hospital to be admitted. I am excited too but my problem is the fear of the unknown. Unknown place, strangers everywhere looking at me like I am some kind of freak, a place that I don't know how they will care for me. Not to mention the fact its killing me to leave my family. I keep hearing my 18 month old grandbaby chloe saying love you mimi in her little baby voice and bye bye and she blows the best kisses. I think if i have people to talk to it will be lots better on me and I am gonna post a number if anyone is bored....hint hint lol. So wish me luck.
Aug 09, 2007
Well its for sure now I leave Monday morning for the hospital. It suddenly feels so real and I am getting really scared and nervous. I mean to be a hour and half away from home with no one there and not being able to walk and take care of myself is really getting to me. I am happy and excited too but more scared. I am not exactly a normal person to operate on so its dangerous. Sorry to be so emotional.
I want to say thank you to everyone on this site because without you and your support I think I would really go nuts. When I feel so lonely I know I can always come here. So thank you all again
July 28, 2007
Jul 27, 2007
Just sitting here at 4 am because of course I can't sleep. As of now everything is still on schedule for my surgery. I can't seem to stop thinking about it. One minute is happy thinking of all the things I can do that I never did or have not in a longtime. The next minute I am scared to death of what could happen. I wish I could find away to just get away from all the stress of the surgery and my hubby but I just don't think calgon can't work that well. Anyone with ideas I sure will listen. I don't think I have lost anymore weight lately cause just been so stressed and have not been doing as I should have but I will do better and I am sure that will make me feel better. I did find out my cousin is letting me take her laptop to the hospital so I can chat with you all
June 21, 2007 Saw my doctor and got my Date
Jun 22, 2007
Today I went by ambulance to Jackson, MS about a hour and half from home. I met the surgeon that will operate on me and he is great. I will be in the hospital like3 weeks or so. 10 days pre-op to handle meeting some other doctors and a meds change. Then my surgery on august 22 and then 3 -4 days in ICU and then to regular room. As most of you know I am extrememly large girl. I now weight 690 lbs but the good news it I talked to my doctor and showed him what I lost and he says that was a 100 lb weight loss so I think I have come so far. I did it all by myself. I want to have WLS but can't cause medicaid will not pay in my state. But with this plactic surgery to remove my panni I will be so different. The doctor said it will be well over 100 lbs he will cut off of me. Talking about crash diet huh lol.