Sunday, February 19, 2012

Well It's Here... My Day!!

Tomorrow's the day, actually just a few short hours away.  I have to be at JCMC by 5am. Of course, we're having a snow storm!!  Well it would be my life if it wasn't, as mom used to say!!

Today hasn't been a bad day .... well other than spending the day in the bathroom because of this bowel prep but I think its worth it.

No regrets, no last minute rethinking about this...just full speed ahead.  This is what I've been working toward.  I started this journey at 329 lbs.  I wanted to be 250 at my surgery date.  Well I've made that and then some. I'm at 245.2!!

Dr. Watson says he knows I can lose 100 lbs with this surgery. Well I aim to please!!  It's almost time to head to take a shower and then to bed.  I'll be back on the flip side.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Day 4 of My Liquid Diet

So here I am, day 4 of my liquid diet.  It hasn't been too bad because I've been sick since before day 1.  No food cravings, no real desire to eat although I do miss the chewing sensation.  When I eat some cottage cheese, I chew the stuffing out of it. LOL

And today, we went all the way down to JCMC for my pre-admission testing and guess what?? It's not until tomorrow!  OMG, I can't believe I did that!  But at least Steven got his knees x-rayed while were were down there.  I can't believe that I screwed up that badly!  

Six more days and my new life begins! I'm so excited, not really nervous yet.  I guess that's a good thing.  Probably the night before my surgery I'll be a mess!  LOL  But that's okay.  I'm going to be alright.  I have a great bunch of people who are all supporting me.  I know alot of people don't tell anyone that they're having the surgery but I felt that I needed the support from people so I told everyone!  LOL 

The support that I've gotten has been overwhelming positive with only a few people who have been detractors.  But that's okay.  I know this isn't going to be an easy journey but its MY journey.  Dillon's had lots of questions and I've been answering them as he asks.  

Steven has been so super supportive.  He's amazing!  My rock! As always!  Life is good!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Approved & Got A Date!!

Things are happening quickly now!  I'm approved for surgery!  YAY!

TriCare approved me in 2 days! How's that for fast?! Holy Moly!  

My surgery date is 2/20!  I start my liquid diet this Friday on 2/10.  Time is flying by.  I'm so excited and nervous  and all those other emotions are getting in there.  This is the beginning of my new life!  I have a couple of people who are worried about me.  But I have done my research.  This isn't something that I decided on a whim.  This is something that I have been trying to have done since 2005.  If it wasn't for my accident in 2006, I would have already had this surgery.

All things happen for a reason and if it wasn't for my accident, I wouldn't be living here in TN more than likely so I'm not going to complain.  

I have almost everything I need for my liquid diet.  I still need to pick up a few things.  When I got the instructions for the 19th, I laughed out loud!  I'm going to be spending the entire day in the bathroom.  HAHAAHAHA

The bowl prep is horrendous!  But Oh well what can I say, it has to be done.  I'm going to have a permanent ring around my butt.  I'll bring my netbook and a tray table in the bathroom with me and just relax on the throne for the day and probably the night.  BAHAHAHAHAHA!!

My friend Jane had her surgery on the 31st and she had a complication.  Thank goodness they caught it.  She started to bleed internally.  But they caught it and she's now doing fine. She came home from the hospital yesterday.  She sounds like her happy go lucky self again.  I'm glad.

Fran and Megan are both having their surgeries today!!  I wish them both luck!  I told them to save me a seat on the Loser's bench!!
'Cause I'm gonna be there soon!! Wooohooo!

Watch out world, here I come!!