Thursday, November 16, 2006

Anything and Everything


I can't believe it has been 9 days since I posted an entry. I have been trying to do it for days now but something always comes up. My daughter needs the computer, the phone rings or the dog needs my attention. I have been so busy lately that I missed my anniversary of Nov. 5th of when I started writing in this journal. It has been a great year and I have met so many great j-land friends. Even though I don't write in my journal that much anymore or comment a whole lot in your journals I just wanted to let you all know that I am reading them and enjoying what is going on in your lifes. You all mean the world to me.

On Monday I went to see the gastric bypass surgeon.doctorthought.gif I was only in his office for about 10 minutes. I have to go on Wednesday to be evaluated. dr3.gif They have this woman on staff who just fights your insurance company if you don't get approved. This is not a snap decision for me. I researched this 2 years ago and my hubby and I went to see films on the procedure and meet other patients who have had this done. My insurance at the time would not cover it. I am trying at a different hospital and we also have different insurance this time. The doctor told me it takes 6 months to a year for everything to go through.

I couldn't believe how much weight I have gained since I fell off my diet. When I got on the scale anim0065.gif at the doctor's office, it was one of the scales that does the bmi and everything. I was in shock. My body is starting to feel the effects of all this weight. xray2.gifI am on 3 medications right now. 2 are for my blood pressure and the other is Pepcid for the ulcer that I had years ago but I still have to take the Pepcid becauseI bled out twice from it. The first time I thought I had the bad case of the flu but went to the emergency room and I was down 4 pints of blood. I guess I should have known something was wrong when my stools were black. (TMI)  LOL

I have been doing tons of cleaning in the house the pass couple of weeks. I put my Christmas decorations 36-1.gifup the weekend after Thanksgiving. We decided we are going to my sister in law's work on Thanksgiving. She is a waitress and has to work that day. I love this idea because I don't have to cook. Everyone in the family is basically doing their own thing. I am so happy my husband's days off are Thursday and Friday or he would have to work those days. He is probably going to do the outside of the house next Friday. I am keeping my fingers crossed.


I just love all the tags and graphics that everyone has been putting in their journals and sharing. They are all so beautiful. I especially love this one because I collect snow globes/music boxes. Ds20Designs20Winter20Snowglobe.gifThanks De over at D's Designs . She makes some amazing tags.

Well, I am off to vacuum some of the bedrooms. Take Care.







newmomtobe2001 said...

It's nice your going to visit sil on thanksgiving I used to waitress and hated missing out not being with family I fell off my diet too it's so hard this time of year hang in there if you do go in for the surgery god bless my prayers will be with you love vicky

jadejonez04 said...

Well you must really need the surgery if it's getting this bad.  I wish you all the best luck!

yakima127 said...

Have you considered the lap band instead of the bypass?  It is supposed to be safer, and can be reversed if you want to later down the road.  I believe it is easier to get approved, too.  I have considered it, but I am not considered a good candidate because of my other health issues (predominantly the seizures).  I know no matter what it is a long, hard journey.  I wish you luck with the whole process...Jae

chat2missie said...

My sister in law had the gastric bypass done a little over a year ago.  She has not been able to return to work.  She now has permanent heart damage from the fast weight loss.  Her health is worse now then before the surgery.  She's always so sick.  I actually know a lot of people who regret having the surgery done.  Please make sure there's no other way to lose the weight.  Good luck on your decision.

jckfrstross said...

good luck with the surgery:) and happy anniversary journal:) have a good weekend


crewsfour said...

Happy Belated Anniversary!!  I'm interested in the gastric bypass too but don't think I'd qualify besides I doubt the military would approve it!  Your Thanksgiving plans sound perfect - nothing like dinner out, less stress.  Take care - Leene

tkelliher617 said...

Hi,  Im glad you made an entry I missed hearing about whats going on in your life.  I hope everything goes well with surgery if you have it, that must be scaring losing all the blood.  I will be decorating as much as I can the same weekend as you as long as my back is better.  I sure hope you and the family have a great Thanksgiving too.  

garnett109 said...

It has been 9 days well glad your back!

newsworthy822 said...

Good luck with the gastric bypass surgery, l hope it goes well for you & that your insurance will cover it.  Keep us updated if you can!

Have a great weekend.

lifes2odd said...

Good luck! Keep us posted and have a great Thanksgiving!
Martha :-)