Monday, September 20, 2010

Drum roll please............

I was going to wait until Wednesday too post my official pre-op loss but being the impatient person I am, I couldn't wait. Since August 4, which was my Nutrition Consultation and the day my file was complete for insurance submission, I have lost -18.1.  Holy cheese that's exciting!! 11 of those I dropped in the past 2 weeks on the liquid diet. I've went from 258.8 to 240.7. I am so happy. Like, a little extra bounce in my step happy.


A little NSV to report. These are one of my favorite pairs of pants. They are not true jeans,  little dressier but look like jean material. Sadly I had out grown them a few months ago; this morning, they zipped, button and belted right up.

fitting back into one of my favorite pairs of pants makes me so happy!

Anesthesiologist Consult

My Anesthesiologist appointment was this morning. I had to have a few labs drawn as well as a chest x-ray. They went over what to expect on Wednesday, what time to be there, where the family would wait, etc. From the moment I walked in prior to registration up until the time I left, I cried I think 3 times. I really didn't get nervous until today. I'm nervous over the IV, the actual surgery, waking up, blood clots, etc... not the band or if I am making the right decision, etc. I know the band will be a success. I worry about getting there. I've only had one other operation; I was 10 and it was my tonsils. So, I'm stressing a little bit. They will call tomorrow between 3:00-5:00 to confirm my 6:30a appointment on Wednesday; surgery will be at 7:30a. The gallbladder will take about 45 minutes and the banding 30-45. I should be in around 2 hours. I'm going to stop on my way home and get some super cute knee socks to wear with my adorable PJ's my mom bought me. Yes, even in surgery I'll be representing cuteness.

waiting to get my chest x-ray; 2 more days til surgery!!!!!!
thank you's

Thank you for all your support and comments. I always try my best to get back around to your pages but sometimes it takes a day or two; I never want you to think they aren't important to me. This is such a fabulous support group.


  1. Holy shit. You almost lost why I've lost in 2 months after surgery! I lucked out and didn't have to do an all liquid diet prior to surgery, so I didn't have the crazy weight loss prior that you had. Congrats!

    I was super worried about surgery too, but it was a piece of cake. Honestly. I even lucked out after and had minimal gas pain. I know the experience varies, but it wasn't nearly as scary as expected. Oh, and I cried while in the waiting room day of surgery. My hubby is so awesome. He reassured me and made me feel so much better - not stupid for crying for a surgery that I chose to do. You are going to do great.

  2. Wowowowow!! Great loss!! Your "date" is almost here!! I am so happy, thrilled and excited for you!! And, way to go getting into those terrific slacks!!

    Know that you will be in my thoughts and in my prayers the day of your surgery! You're going to do great and we're all behind you!!

  3. What an AWESOME loss! And a freakin' awesome NSV!!!

    You go girl!

  4. that is amazing!! Looks like you are going to do so well on your journey.
    Ohh and doesnt it feel so damn good to fit back into your favorite clothes!!!

  5. Yay! Great pre surgery loss. Well done.

    Its natural to be worried before but you'll do great. Getting through the pre op diet so well just proves you can handle anything! V.

  6. Way to go! You look fabulous. :)

  7. I want to add that what you're stressing over is normal. I almost canceled mine. So glad I didn't. You will be just as happy too. :)

  8. You look awesome! Imagine what it will be like after a year or so! :)


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