most of my updates are on youtube.
Oct 09, 2007
Happy Labor Day!!
Sep 03, 2007
I hope everyone is having a great Labor day. Today is post-op day 5. Things are going pretty well. I have not been hungry or having problems with anything although I Had a little episode this morning with getting light headed. I think it was cause I hadn't eaten yet and my hubby was cleaning out my drain tube before my shower. It only lasted a few minutes. As soon as I was feeling better I finished my shower, drank some isopure protien drink and rested in the recliner for an hour. I also went out for the first time since my surgery today. The Family Christian store was having a huge sale and I really wanted to go. Plus my hubby had a gift card he got from his birthday, a couple days ago, to spend. And I had all sorts of great coupons. I just wasn't sure if I would feel up to going. But we went.
We had to drive 20 minutes to get to the new one that just opened. The highway wasn't bad but the road from our house to the highway was bumpy. I was glad I brought my pillow. Well, when we got there we wandered around to find what we were looking for. The first great deal was if you bought 3 DVD's you received a free DVD player. So we found 3 that were on sale plus I had a coupon for 25% off the entire order. So we ended up paying $24 for 3 dvd's and a DVD player!! Then we had to get a couple birthday gifts. My husband had gotten a gift card for $15. I also had a buy one item get the second 50% off. So Tim picked ot his CD which was $18 and we bought the Mandisa CD for our son for his birthday and got it half price, and it was already on sale. We are all American Idol fans.
Then the last thing we got was my late birthday present. I have been wanting that Dance Dance revolution game to exercise to. Well, they had a Christian version for the PC. And I had another coupon for 25% any regular price item. So we got a great deal on that as well. But by the time we had done all that bargening, I was exhausted and sweating like crazy. Not a hot sweating but tired and clammy. So we quickly paid for all our deals and got out of there. The ride home was horrible. I had not taken my pain meds before we left so they had compleatly worn off. I was in so much pain, but only the main area by the drain. As soon as I got home I took my meds and rested. I made my hubby try out the new game. It was so funny cause his eye feet cordination is a little rusty. I can't wait till I am healed enough to play it.
Anyway that is my update so far. I have an appointment on wed at 2:30 for a check up with the surgion. I can't wait to see what I have lost so far. I can see a difference in the mirror. I also hope I can get these staples and drain out then. They are a pain, i am so afaid of bumping them.
Well have a great rest of the day and I will update again soon.
Aug 11, 2007
Anyway, I am 18 days away from Surgery. August 29th is the big day. I have to do a liquid diet for at least 2 weeks. I am trying to get a jumpstart and starting early. I have been doing it for 6 days. Except yesterday I had my last meal out with some friends. We went to have Mexican food. I didn't gourge or anything. I was really good. I had a few chips and salsa, then I had veggie fajitas. They were really good. I was so full, I forgot to get fried ice cream, my real reason for going to mexican resturaunt. LOL We were kinda in a hurry. We were going to trivia night at church and we were running late. We had so much fun. The funny thing was no one told us there was going to be tons of food there. So we came already stuffed. By the end of the night though I had room for a handful of peanut M&M's and a handful of popcorn. This morning it was back to liquids only. I have done pritty well. I only had one bite of corndog. Other then that I have had all liquids. I have had 4 protien drinks, some V8,a grapefruit Fuze, Chicken broth, Sugar free jello, crystal lite and of course water. That is pretty much all get until the 29th.
Please pray I make it.
As the day draws more near, I am getting more nervious and excited all at the same time. Will I be able to do this? Will it really work for me? Will I ever be a "normal" size? This and many more questions are running through my brain. More doubting my ability then the surgeons. I have a wonderful supportive husband, and several close friends that are here with me through it all, I haven't even told most of my family. They would not understand. I have several friends that are not supportive. I haven't really talked to them too much since I found that out. I need all the positive I can get. That is why I am so greatful for my friends here and on youtube. I have an extended support system of people who are going through the same things I will be going through.
Well, thanks for listening to me ramble I will definately be posting more. Talk to you soon,
Blessings and prayers,
Whoo Hooo!!! Huge update!!!
Jul 13, 2007
And then... I got my date!!! I am having surgery on August 29th.
Because my BMI is over 50 I have to do the 2 week liquid diet to shrink my liver. So I am getting prepared for that difficult time. I have most of the stuff already but there is a few more things to get.
My husband went with me and I think he is more nervous then I am. LOL He wanted to hear everything and know exactly what I was going to be going through and how he could help me though it all. I am so blessed to have such a supportive husband.
I also met several people from the Missouri board. Michelle was in my preop class and Belle was seeing the Pshyc DR.
Well, time is either going to fly by or it will drag on. I guess I will just have to wait and see what happens.
This is all so unreal. 6 months ago I was just starting the process and seriously looking into the surgery, and now it is 6 weeks away. I honestly never though I would make it this far. I really haven't told my family. I know they would be so set against it. And all I want right now is positive renforcement. I already have to go visit then in 2 weeks and I know I will hear all about how much weight I have gained. It has been that way since I was about 8. Anyway, I have great support with my husband and many friends here. That is all I need.
Well, I am gonna end this post for now. But i will be back....
I am approved!!!
Jun 04, 2007
Well... it has been sent.
May 30, 2007
On a different note, I am having surgery tomorrow for something else. I have problems with my periods and ended up in the ER this weekend. They said I was 3pts low. so they gave me a unit of blood but it didn't help much. My ob wants to do a D&C tomorrow, and see if that will help regulate it a bit. Sigh... if it isn't one thing it is another... please keep me in your prayers..
Blessings and prayers to you,
A mini update...
May 22, 2007
I have UHC, and I have heard such great things about them so if you all think about it, say a little prayer that things go through quickly for approval.
Well got to get going, will write again soon as I get anymore updates.
Have a great day!!!
An overdue update!!!
Apr 26, 2007
I am still working on getting info for my packet. I am almost done. I am just waiting on a few things from my Dr's in Iowa. My insurance just requires 5 years documented obesity. And apparently it doesn't have to be consecutive years. So I am waiting for my medical records to be transfered to me. They should be here this week.
Last time I was here I spoke about the sleep study, well the results are in. I have mild sleep apnea, and insomnia. If I didn't have insomnia my apnea might have been worse. I also was told that sleeping on my back that it was worse, but since i rearely sleep on my back i should be ok. The dr put me on a mild sleeping pill and it has helped tremendeously. I at least feel like I am getting some sleep.
I also had my psych eval on March 30th. I was really nervious, i have never been to that type of Dr before. " what if she finds out I am really crazy" LOL. But I passed with flying colors. She was impressed on how much research I had done and how prepared I was. (thanks OH!!)She says she is recommending me and that I am a perfect canidate for the surgery. Whew... one more step out of the way.
Since the last update, I quit my nanny job and took a job at a greenhouse. Was that ever a bad idea. The first day I worked so hard that i was in severe pain for the next week. The next day I could not even bend over. Boy was my Chiropractor mad. We were just getting me to a place where I was almost pain free on a daily basis. I ended up quiting the job on the second day. I am too large and out of shape for such a labor job at this time. Maybe when the weight is off I can do something like that. I was having fun even though it was hard work. So now I start a different nanny job on May 6th. They are good friends of mine and they have 2 adorable little girls.
Well, I will update again when I get my packet in. I can't wait to at least get a consult.
Sleep test done..
Mar 20, 2007
It was so weird. I had so many wires attached to me I was afraid to move in the night. They wanted me to sleep on my back as much as I could and that was hard for me. I also had a really strange dream that scared me so much my heart rate and body temp rose. I finnally had them let me up to go to the bathroon then I was fine for most of the rest of the night. One good thing is they had one of the sleep number beds. I wish I would have had more time to play with it. It was pritty comfortable. The nurses were really nice, as well. I am so glad it is over though.
It was also weird sleeping away from my husband. It was the first time we have been apart since our wedding in November. It was hard not to get up and call him. I went and picked up my stepson from his work when the study was done and I got a huge hug. Guess he missed me too.
I am so tired now though. I could easily got take a long nap. But I can't, I am at work. Good thing I don't have a too strenuous job. LOL But I will be sleeping well tonight.
Next step is the phsyc eval on the 30th. i will update again soon..
I went to the seminar last night...
Mar 16, 2007
Monday is my sleep study. I went in for a consultation last week. The Dr thinks I may have mild sleep apnea as well as insomnia. She prescribed a mild sleep aid and it really helps. I don't wake up quite as much during the night. I will update again after monday. I am a little nervious about the sllep study. It will be the first night away from my husband since the wedding. plus it is going to be difficult to sleep somewhere not in my bed.