Hello world it's me!!
Jan 19, 2007
My surgeries went very well, all 3 of them! No big problems or complaints! They were able to remove the IVC filter with little problems! Dr Bono and Jane were amazing, the ICU unit at the hospital was also wonderful! I am happy with my decision to have the surgery, I just wish that my insurance company would have decided to cover the surgery sooner!
I am 6 wks post op and things are going okay. I have some issues with food! I am told that is to be expected. I went to my 1st post op support group meeting and that helps a lot. I am down about 36 lbs since the hospital and I feel amazing. I am off all meds except my singular! I am almost the weight I was in high school which is amazing to me. I feel like a new person, with renewed confidence.
It's really amazing walking down the street and having men look at me, it seems so trival but to me it's not. Actually I am sure to most of us it's not! I have decided to go back to college! I am going to wait until the new medical school opens in Scranton, PA! I am thinking nursing is the route I want to take. Life just seems to be flying by for me now and the best part about it is that I want to be right there with it. I don't want to be waiting in the shadows any longer!
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the people whom are thinking about or hoping to get the surgery. I know I heard this a million times when I was looking into the surgery but the truth plain and simple is...it changes you for the better! Good luck to everyone! Thanks for reading this little piece of me!
Jan 19, 2007
Jan 19, 2007
I went into the hospital on Monday very calm, which I did not expect! I guess because I knew it was coming, I mean it's been 7 + mths in the making! All I could think of was how amazing everyone has been up to this point, how supportive everyone has been! I am truly blessed to have family and friends that I can lean on!
The surgery itself went very well (boring my surgeon said!) I was in recovery for about 2 1/2 hrs and then I was taken to the ICU unit for the next two days. They had me out of bed and walking by 12am that night, that was a trip! Crazy painful but I understand the need! After that the hospital stay drug on, it seemed like I was in there forever, when actually I was home by Wed afternoon! I am better now, brused and still very sore, I think the stomach muscles need working on again but other than that I am generally in good spirits and in much better health! The mental, emotional and physcial journey that leads to this moment is amazing and very scary, there were points were I thought I was crazy and selfish for doing this and I guess to a point I am, but you need to understand that this is not just recently I have struggled with these health issues my whole life!
So were do I go from here? I start over, Dec 4 was like a fresh beginning for me! I am going thru the motions now, learning how to eat differently, how to make better choices, things that most of us take for granted! I am only able to eat very small portions (1/4 c) per meal. Right now I am only allow to drink liquids, then I will be going to blended foods and finally to regular foods (about 6 mths out), there are also food that I mean never be able to eat again (sweets, certain carbs, etc). Is all of this worth it, I would say yes, and I would do it again in a heart beat! I am healthier, I will live longer and lead a more fulling life. I would say this choice was the right one to make!
Nov 27, 2006
I am in the 2 weeks prior to surgery. I am SO excited and not really feeling anything negative right now. I am truly okay with everything going on. I can't wait to be on the loosing side. It's like a weight has been lifed off my shoulders. I keep thinking that things are going to change for the better. I will actually get out there and start my life as opposited to the hum-drum excuse of a life I have been living. It's amazing the emotions you go through and I have not even had the surgery yet. I just hope that things (emotions) don't take a turn for the worst. I am truly happy right now, knowing that things are going to get better.
I was approved!!!!!
Nov 16, 2006
At work today I recieved a call from Jane at Dr Bono's office. She called to let me know that I was approved. OMG I did not know what to do! I wanted to cry but I am at work and I could not stand up and scream! I am so excited and releaved, there are SO many emotions I had right then and there. Not thinking about the monetary aspect of things to come it's like I was just handed a new lease on life. I am so excited! I can't stop saying it and I can't stop smiling. Thank you god for getting me this far and giving me the courage not to give up. That is all I can say. Thank you.
Nov 08, 2006
11/03/06- I called Jane at Dr Bono's office, she has all the paperwork she needs to send in the information to the insurance company. She also set up a tentative surgery date of Dec 4. I am so excited I can not believe after all this time and all this struggle its finally here. It kinda made me want to cry and laugh all at the same time. It was like this huge weight was lifed off my shoulders.
11/3/06- Jane called me back and said that I don't have 3 supervised diets so she does not know if the surgery will be approved or not. It was like someone punched me in the gut. I could not believe what I was hearing, I started to sob and I could not stop myself. I don't know what I am going to do if I do not get approved!