Just call me blondie!
May 17, 2008
The only bad side affect....creepy men with picture phones....taking pics of you.....ewwwwwww :( Other than that though....it's been great!
Talk to you guys soon :)
I'm exercising and loving it!!
May 04, 2008
As for me, myself, and I? I'm doing great and feeling pretty great too! I have been working out at the gym for about six weeks now and I'm feeling better everyday! I wish I had started this sooner....my body was meant to be physically active and now I'm reaping the benefits. I'm not just talking about the weight loss....but the mental and emotional benefits that I've recieved too! I feel mentally balanced...I guess that's a way to explain it.......I know, it sounds creepy and as if I was an ax murder with out said exercise....but I can assure you that I'm not. I don't now.....nor have I ever owned a tool to cut trees in my possession....lol : ) What I AM saying is that I can think better....it's as if a huge fog has lifted and in it's place is this quick witted, funny, and intelligent woman that I thought I would never be. I feel more at peace with life and my part in it....and all the little things that use to bog me down through my day to day are no longer that big of a deal. I have a flat and I'm late to work....my world's not over....my family is fueding (as there wont to do)....again my world is not over......my husband doesn't notice the shade of my nail polish is now pink flamingo instead of pink watermelon....once again....my world is not over! I'm learning to be more dependent on myself....and trust this new me....who has a will of her own....and puts herself first when it counts and demands something better for herself and her situations in life. I have to say that this gal has wowed me over the past couple of months, made me laugh out loud, and caused my heart to beam with pride. There is nothing better than discovering yourself again.....and finding out during the process that the person you thought you were looking for was a mirage and the real person...something better than your wildest dreams! I can't wait to see what the following months will bring....life as I know it is changing...and I have to say I don't mind it a bit! : ) Best wishes to all of you out there still in the process of getting approved....I have my fingers crossed for you!!
And again....thanks to all of you who have shared with me over the last few months and offered your support....it has helped me get where I am today and for that I am ETERNALLY greatful!
Good luck to all of you,
Mia ( Conquerer of the world!) : )
I'm a rebel! Lol :)
Apr 03, 2008
Good luck to everyone on whatever part of the journey your on! : )
First check up with the surgeon since surgery...and it's all go
Feb 28, 2008
Hey ya'll! I'm just updating to tell you that I had my first check up with my surgeon since surgery...I'm 3 weeks out now...and I'm feeling pretty good : )
My appointment was a quick....do you feel well...are you having any problems....your OK'd to start the next stage of your diet....and make sure your taking these vitamins because your blood panel said you were low. That was about the gist of it....the only thing I heard of course of was..."You can eat REAL food"!! Lol : ) My hubby and I celebrated by going to coltons....I had a grilled tilapia and a baked potato (of course only a few bites of each)...and my hubby of course had steak. It was great and tasted wonderful....until an hour later I started cramping all over and had some of the worst gas I've EVER experienced....I was up asking people on the boards what they thought....it hurt something awful! it lasted for seven hours till I got wise and took some pain medicine...that seemed to do the trick...but my intestines felt like I played jump rope with them when I got up the next morning. I was scared to eat all day....but my hubby said that I HAVE to eat or I die...ok, when you put it that way....and you don't have to be so dramatic...good lord...I could have made it on my protien shakes just fine! : )
Alas, I did try some more food....I had mashed potatoes....corn....and a bite of macaroni. I was REALLY wanting some meat....but I'm not gonna be trying any of that any time soon! Everything went down just fine and no cramping...I'm guessing that fish and I aren't going to be friends anytime soon. : (
Oh, and I had a WOW moment tonight....I got out of the tub and went to grab for a towel and the only one left was one of the one's that I can't wrap around me to save my life....but I decided to make do...and lo and behold....it wrapped, tucked, and stayed with minimal effort! Woohoo!
Thanks for sharing in my news,
Hugs to all,
Had to brag a little...I'm losing inches for the first time in
Feb 25, 2008
I have a follow up appt with my surgeon on Wednesday and I'll let you know how it goes.
I made it to the other side...but boy was it a roller coaster r
Feb 16, 2008
I'm sorry it's been so long since I've updated...it's been a rough couple of weeks! First off let me just say that I'm already down 22 pounds as of today...that's including the weight lost on my liquid diet which was 13 pounds and I'm only eight days out! Woohoo! I'm totally syked!
As for the reason why I haven't written in awhile.......well, here it goes......a few days before surgery I got sick with a REALLY bad sinus infection...and I didn't even know if I was going to have surgery or not. I had high fevers and lots of drainage. So, I buckled down took all of my meds...my PCP put me on Claritin, a Z-pack, and mucinex....drank LOTS and LOTS of fluids....and rested as much as I could. On they day of surgery I was feeling better and my fever had broke...but I wasn't completely healed. But my surgeon said as long as I wasn't coughing up green phlegm and didn't have a fever they would go ahead with surgery....So, I had surgery on Thursday the 7th and went home that Saturday.....but when Monday rolled around I was feeling really bad again....So, I called the surgeon's office and the surgoen told me to come in again....so, I did and he took a look at me and listened to my lungs and decided that I should be put back in the hospital. So, I was taken to the hospital that morning and I stayed for four days and was released on Valentines day. I was diagnosed with viral pneumonia and dehydration and was put on anit-viral meds through my IV....they also found that my potassium levels we're extremely low and put me on potassium through my IV.....my white blood cell count was extremely low too...along with my sugar which was fairly high at 240. So, needless to say everything was out of whack and I was feeling terrible. But as of today I'm feeling pretty welll.....everything seems like it's getting back to normal.....I'm just tired more so than usual. Almost all of my pain is gone.....with just a little on my left side from the internal stitching...and I am doing better everyday....I hope for that to continue. I haven't been really hungry as of yet and it's been a real struggle getting all of my water in....but I'm doing as much as I can and trying not to worry about the rest.
Ok, that was a lot of info in a small span of time....So, I'll leave it at that and post again when I have some exciting news to tell.
Hugs to everyone and thanks so much for all of your support!
Dumdadumdumduh!!!! The dreaded liquid diet!
Jan 25, 2008
Today is the third day of my two week liquid diet with NO cheating......yeah!!! I'm trying to keep positive about it....but it's hard. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy! Lol : ) I keep thinking about how much easier it will be for them to do my surgery and how much lower the risk will be because I've shrank my liver.....and I admit I do feel better. My hubby took me to Wal-mart last night and for a moment didn't understand why I didn't want to go to the Deli with him.....around all that aromatic food! Hello! Liquid diet here! I finally said that I'm hungry...living off of 600 to 700 calories a day and I haven't chewed anything since Thursday! He got the message quick and apologized....and said he wasn't thinking. I did get a back rub on the way home and a lot him reminding me how much he loved me and how proud he was of me. It helped me a little but I still wanted to eat some of those barbeque boneless wings...lol : ) Wow, I can't believe how much food controls my life.....I use to live for it....my day was planned around it....now I'm just finding ways to amuse myself that doesn't revolve around food. Painting anyone??
A little tip for the newbies getting ready to start their liquid diet............
Whenever I feel a craving coming on.....I eat a sugar free jello or a sugar free popsicle...this way I can chew something without the calories....it gives me time to get the hunger monster in check : )
Hugs to everyone,
I HAVE A DATE! FEBRUARY 7th.....
Jan 20, 2008
I will be doing my pre-admissions testing this coming Wednesday....which will include lab work, x-rays, EKG, and education class, pre-registering for surgery, and another appointment with my surgeon's nurse.
And I will recieve my liquid diet on Wednesday also. I will start my two weeks...liquids only diet on Thursday. I am kind of worried how I will behave on this diet....I hope for my wonderful hubby's sake I can keep the mouth sludge in and speak only happy thoughts....lol : ) Please say a prayer for me....I'm really excited...but I'm extremely nervous too!
I can't believe I will finally be sitting on the losers bench!! I can't wait!
Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive....I hope you know who you are...there are too many to name....but I appreciatte all of you! You have made the waiting go by so fast....and taught me so much along the way.... that I just hope I will have a chance to do the same for someone in need like you have done for me!
It's official!! I'm approved!!!
Jan 07, 2008
The bad news is that my surgeon's office didn't really send any of my paperwork off until last Thursday (bad surgeon's office ) ....the GREAT news is that even with that little blip I was approved by my insurance today!!! I am SOOOOOO excited I can barely sit down...and I've been calling everyone I know...lol and sadly I know alot of people...lol My hubby and I were jumping up and down for the first fifteen minutes and then he ran out of juice and had to take a seat before he fainted....I continued to jump every time I repeated the story with my friends and famliy..lol :) I can't believe it's finally my turn....it's like a dream...I'm half afraid to believe it's actually happening! It really feels like a dream guys! I can't wait to report back a date....I'll know something tommorrow and will post as soon as I find out.
Dec 27, 2007
I will post again when I hear back from the almighty insurance company.....good luck to everyone else seeking approval and best wishes to those already immersed in their journey.