Monday, May 30, 2011


75 minutes and counting. I feel as though I'm finally approaching the starting line for my race.

Creeping up on the protein shakes

Today is the last day before I start my pre-op diet. Memorial Day weekend has been nice and relaxing and now my excitement is starting to build.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tic Tic Tic...

Five days from now I'll be suckin down protein shakes rather than food.  So the next four, I will be enjoying alcohol, meat, bread and all that will be winding down in my life for a while.

Monday, May 23, 2011


My pro-op diet starts on May 31.  Just 8 days away.  Things feel like they're becoming more and more real as the days pass. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

It's a Go!!!

Surgery date has been set.  June 14 is a go.  Memorial Day is the last day before my Pre-Op diet.  

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The waiting game...

Back in the waiting room. Nutrition and NP appointments up now. I hate the smell of waiting rooms. They get me all anxious and stuff. Official date will be set today. Eeee!!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011


So I guess I should post a "Before" picture.  I took this in the reflection of a window. 

I'm officially NOT crazy!!

Psych evaluation is complete.  It was actually really nice to talk to this guy.  I was able to look at the whole picture a bit.  We talked about my history with weight issues and how they are related emotionally/mentally to my decision. 
 He asked a few questions at the end about my mental health history.  It was not a terrible experience by any means.  Not that I really expected it to be, but you can sometimes allow yourself to let your imagination run wild.  I had it in my noggin, this picture of myself trying desperately to convince this guy that I wasn't crazy for wanting to let someone go so far as to cut me open and put a device in me to make me stop eating.  No I'm not crazy at all!  Maybe I do think I'm a little nutty for it.  But, as anyone who knows me will probably attest, I am a little wackadoodle. 

Now, last stop will be on Thursday.  Back out to NJ for Nutrition and Pre-Op/Post-Op instructions and we set a date.  I'm so very ready!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I'm not crazy... really...

Psych evaluation tomorrow.  Hope they don't catch onto me...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Planning for Recovery

I was having an anxious week.  Work was getting to me a bit and my nerves were feeling a bit frayed. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011


In six days I'll be at the doctor.  I was told by one of the residents that has been in the ER with her that she likes to listen to some good music while she works. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hungry Hungry Hippos

This made me laugh hard.  I saw it on another blogger's site and it cracked me up.  I hope SOMEONE... ANYONE... will find it as funny as I did...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Last Times

Now that I'm closing in on my appointment wit the surgeon, I'm realizing that at certain restaurants or particular meals, it may very well be the last time I have some of the things I'm eating.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cleaning House

Went for an early morning walk today. I have been trying to exercise whenever I can. I know that this will help not only in the weight loss process but I've been told it will make my recovery a bit easier.