Let the Journey Begin

Monday, July 19, 2010


This is me and my son Hayden from last October. I am the same weight now...some how I managed to stay the same weight since I had him a year ago. Hayden is the light of my life. He turned 1 on the 16th and I love him more and more every day. I am definately getting this band for myself and so I can look at myself with more than disgust. I am also doing this for him. I don't want to be that mom who is fat and all of the kids say mean and hurtful things to my son because of me. I don't think I could ever let that happen. I also want to have more children and I am not at a healthy weight right now for that to happen. I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant and I hated the way it made me feel, not to mention the risk I put on the baby.

Consultation Day!

Today I had my first appointment with Dr. Weiner. I have to drive an hour away to see him which isn't too bad. I know he is really good and has performed over 2000 procedures since 1994 so I think the drive is definately worth it. He said he has hundreds of patients in my area which makes me think, where are they and I want to meet them?!

Anyway, now to the good part. After a 1 1/2 hour wait in the waiting room I saw him and we went over everything. He tried to talk me into RNY because my BMI is 47 and my response was...Uh, no! Well maybe not that rude but I wanted to. :P The best news is that I scheduled my sergery for August 12th! I have to go in for testing the day before and I think I have to stay a few nights. Things are very different over here as opposed to the US.

Now for the not so good news...I have gall stones and I have to have my gall bladder removed! What the hell! It was funny because he used an ultrasound machine to check my gall blader and he said "I am sorry, you have gall stones" in a very low, somber voice, and I was like, "I do!" I was so loud they could probably hear me in the waiting room. Ha ha...so American of me!

I am 2 weeks away from my 10 day liquid diet. Bleck! He said I can have anything as long as it is liquid. I think I will just do slimfast. What is everyone's thoughts on the Isopure drinks?

Thanks for reading! Until next time.