guys, apparently i’m only good at posting once a month these days? life has been SO busy lately! i’m not complaining, but i’ve barely had a free minute to do anything. my days lately have been filled with work, family, house projects, enjoying spring, and other fun events with friends.
so on to lap-band stuff (sorry if this is boring for some), after 5 WEEKS of waiting to hear from insurance, i took it upon myself to call the company and found out i was approved for surgery march 23. i called my doctors office the next week, thinking they would have received that information by that point, to find out they didn’t have anything. after almost a full day on the phone and playing phone tag with insurance and my surgeon’s office, i got all the answers i needed.
i’m scheduled for surgery may 8th! i have 2 more full days worth of appointments which include a seminar tomorrow and pre-surgery testing/questions/consent next thursday. i should learn more about my pre-op, liver shrinking diet at the seminar and should be put on that either this friday or next friday. i’m not sure if my surgeon requires 2 weeks or 3 weeks of the pre-op diet.
as exciting as all of this is to me, i’m still getting negative feedback from some people. i received a voicemail from my mom about a week ago, telling me if i adopted a plant based, vegan diet i wouldn’t need “to be cut open”. i’ve also gotten my fair share of snark comments from co-workers. this may be the most frustrating aspect of the surgery. i almost wish i would have kept this process to myself because people can be hurtful, whether they know it or not. this has been something i’ve thought about since i was 18. for almost 20 years i’ve had to be mindful of what i put in my mouth, and when i’ve failed at doing that, my weight showed that. i know i’ve said it before, but i don’t want to be 50 and still waiting to experience life. as much as i loved costa rica last february, my experience would have been 100x better had i weighed 100 lbs less.
i just need to keep reminding myself that i’m doing this for myself and myself only. i’m the one that can’t look in the mirror after i get out of the shower, who hates getting dressed in the morning, whose body constantly aches from the excess weight.
i promise i want to get back to updating this blog at least weekly, for no one but myself. so i can see how far i’ve come and see all the obstacles i faced throughout this journey. so if you’re still reading, thanks for the support!
ps. can you just look how little my basset was 3 years ago. man, as much as i miss that baby face, that first year was a hard one with him!