Monday, October 10, 2011

Feeling the love :-)

So, I send Lap Band Gal one little email and poof...I have followers! That girl must have some pull...maybe I should ask for winning lottery numbers next :-)

I have a date now! No, not the hot sexy buy me dinner kind, but the life changing make me sexy kind. My surgery is scheduled for November 7th. I am nervous, happy, scared, excited, and a little freaked out...all at the same time. I haven't told many people that I getting the band. Not because I care if people know, but moreso because I don't go around randomly telling people about any other health issues I have, so I figured why would this be any different. I am telling all of you because blog stalking some of you is what helped me to make my decision.

So a little bit about me...I am 41 years old. I have two boys, one is grown and the other thinks he is. I am a Special Ed teacher and have been for 14 years. My mother is my best friend. I have two toy poodles that I call my babies (we don't use the d-o-g word in this house).

I haven't always been fat. I was actually a very normal weight until the last decade or so. My weight has been a real roller coaster since then. I was hospitalized last year in ICU for what they deemed "malignant hypertension." I knew I had high blood pressure, but once my cardiologist referred to it as "malignant" it somehow seemed a lot scarier. My blood pressure is still uncontrolled. I have been to every kind of doctor you can imagine...cardiologist, endocrinologist, hypertension specialist...you name it, I have seen them. So, the common theme among all of these doctors was drugs, drugs and more drugs. They all said "you need to lose weight...you just eat less and move more"....well if it was that easy don't you think I would save myself a buttload of money on all of these doctors visits and drugs and just do that??? I feel like I am in a vicious cycle right now...the higher my bp the more drugs they add. The more drugs they add, the less I feel like moving. The less I move the more I gain. The more I gain, the higher my bp goes...and the cycle continues. So, here I am...ready to get out of this vicious cycle and get rid of some of these drugs.

8 comments:

A.J. said...

Same thing happened to me. MandaPanda totally hooked me up with some followers. I am so happy and excited for you.

Jazzing up Jackie said...

I'm pretty sure lap band gal got me most of my followers lol. Congratulations no getting your date! Hope everything's smooth sailing for you.

Robyn's Nest said...

On Nov 7th you will break the cycle!!

~Miss Lorie~ said...

I'm a special ed teacher too! :) You go girl! 6 months from surgery date you will ask yourself how you lived without it!

Dwindling Dame said...

Should she send them to you; please forward those numbers my way =)

Congrats on the upcoming surgery date. It is definitely life changing.

Andrea said...

Yay! November 7th will come fast! Hopefully you will be able to ditch all those medications!

trisha said...

lap band gal sent me over!! excited to follow your journey - I am in the WLS closet as well, so join the club LOL

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SUchipmunk said...

Congrats!!