Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Step two and three down

Well I got my paperwork completed and my records. Today Ammie and I ran everything over to UNMC and we should hear about our consults soon. I'm so excited I can't stand it. More anxious I suppose than anything.

This year has brought on a new slate, with that i've been talking to old friends some of whom I haven't seen in 5 years. It's crazy how time flies and people change.

Another thing.

There are only a few people that know about this surgery that I am pursueing. Ammie, Amy, Aaron, Kate, Lisa and Denise. Amy has had the RNY and is my origional inspiration. Lisa and Denise both have the lapband and Ammie is doing the surgery with me. Aaron is ofcourse gonna know everything and Kate, well Kate is the least judgemental person i've ever met.

As for everyone else...I don't want to be judged. I am doing what I feel is best for me and my family. Unless you have walked in my shoes, you can't know what being this heavy is like. What it does to you, the effect it has on you Not just physically but mentally too.

People look at you different, it doesn't matter how nice you are or how pretty you may be. All they see is the weight. That makes it really hard to have self confidence and that affects every aspect of your life. I'm really excited this is seriously the best tool ever!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Step one down

I got the referral! Wew *wipes brow* that was nerve racking. I was soooo nervous, I really was sure he wouldn't give it to me. So that step is down. Next I have to pull 2 years of records and send in my paper work. New me here I come!!!

Other than that we are going to prime the walls tonight. I have been removing wall paper for some time and now we are going to paint the areas I have done! Wow I may have this place looking great by summer!! I haven't been this excited for....well a long time!! Well thats all i've got, I should probably get going on getting this tree down. It isthe 9th and all. I guess I really like my christmas decor LOL.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It's been awhile...

So September came and went, October days fell to the past quickly. Amaris turned one on Nov 1st. It was a wonderful day. Thanksgiving was spent with wonderful friends. We got our first snow in December, Christmas came and we had a blessed day with the same wonderful friends.
Now it's January 6th. I have got big plans for this year, bigger than ever.
On Thursday I have an appt to request a referral for bariatric surgery. I'm hoping to be approved for RNY surgery. I'm tired of being so unhealthy, I'm tired of feeling like my chest is going to explode when I carry Amaris up the stairs. I can't bend over and tie my shoes... WLS isn't a fix it all. That is definitly not the case, but it is a tool I can use to become a better more healthy person. A better example to my children which is very important to me.
Second thing on my list is college. I'm enrolling as soon as we get our tax return back. Wewhoo. Andrew will be in kindergarten come Fall, so working would be more feesable. I'm excited about my new adventure. I will keep you better updated than in the past. Haha although I'm not sure who "you" is:)