I started my Journey nine months ago and in less then a week I will be on the losing side. Just so I can go back and remember I am going to Journal everything.
November 27,2006 First meeting with the surgeon. My mom and my husband went with me. He did an exam of my stomache and checked my Hernia. Was told of the risks and told about the Journey. Was told appointments would be once a month starting after the Holidays.
January 3,2007 Saw the surgeon again nothing changed except I lost ten pounds.
January 8, I had my sleep clinic first appointment Found out there was athree month waiting periode for spending the night in th hospital.
January 15, Saw the psych she said I was a good candidate for the surgery.
Febuary 7, saw the surgeon addded on three pounds and got a good ol fashion talking to.
Febuary 16, Saw the dietician she told about what foods I could have after surgery.
March 14, Saw the surgeon and lost 5 pounds. He was going to send in for my refferal.
March 20 sleep clinic spent the night in the hospital.
I know its probably going to take a while...but im ready...
i have a seminar on Sept 13th. I'm nervous to see how many people are at this thing...
(is it bad that im kinda happy to do this because i want to inspire a few people in my family that are worse off then i am...my 1 cousin suffers from Gout really bad...and i think he needs a awakening that the surgery is alot different from when his brother got it done and the problems his brother had were not common..)
I started a list of questions i want to ask my doctor...my mom made fun of me because how i made the questions look... i want to scan it and upload it for other people who have no idea what to ask...and also for people to tell me questions i should ask that i dont know about...
Tonight I met up with some old co-workers. We went to Claim Jumpers in Carlsbad. I was pretty hesitant about eating there. The last time I was a claim jumpers 3.5 years ago, I choked on a dry, over cooked pieces of chicken. I was only 3 or 4 weeks post op then. The menu has changed...I had the Jamaican Sweet Potato Chicken. It's a HUGE sweet potato stuffed with jerk chicken, green onions, red peppers, and tomatoes. Very good and will last me 3 meals!