First and foremost, Andrew seems to be feeling a little better. I took him to the Doctor yesterday and he does have Pneumonia, so he was/is one sick puppy! But he seems to be getting spoiled nicely. and his appetite has NOT been affected..... i am just sayin'
I also had my appointment with my Doctor, it wasn't for anything in particular other than he is keeping close tabs on me during this journey. After the surgery he wants more frequent bloodwork done to make sure that all my vitamin levels, iron levels etc are where they should be. if i am doing anything right, i am preparing myself and also preparing for after the surgery, putting everything in place. My Doctor is one of those Doctors that I can call and say.. Hey it's been a few years since my last stress test..... i need another one..... or hey can you order me this... or i am having an issue with that..... He seems to trust what i say. it would be a lie if I said sometimes i do think i can do this on my own..... it is during these times that I pray and put it in God's hands. he brought me this direction for a reason.... and i also am reminded that EVEN with the lapband i am still doing it on my own. I realistically can hear from my Insurance company anytime now..... so jitters are normal. I was looking back on some old Journals.... you know the antique kinds that sit on your bedside table...... i had started the process in 2003 to get the lap band... looking back then it was for the wrong reason, I wanted a quick fix and was even mad that i was told that i'd have to jump through a few hoops...... not nearly as many as i do now. and i didn't like who i was, especially on the outside, I was embarrassed and ashamed ...... so back then it was hurry up and fix this............. A BIG prescription for FAILURE.
So ironically now....... I have come to terms with my body image, am happy with who I am, so now i think i am an ideal candidate for this Surgery. it isn't a quick fix.......... and i do have to do this on my own......with the help of a Lapband or not..........
Miss Patti, sorry i missed your call........... not even sure how/when/why i missed it. but the Canal Day Festival always fall on the first weekend in June....... so I think it is June 5-7 this year.
Now you've been here a few times.....and you have yet to walk with me on my little mountain. so my goal is to be ready to walk with you at least once.