Weight loss since my journey began.

Weight lost since banded 3/1/2011

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Waiting still

I have finished all of my testing and appointments, as well as 6 months of Dr. supervised, and am still waiting. Seems my doc didn't send her paperwork in to the surgeon and they "forgot" about me for a while. If I hadn't called to find out what the delay was, I may have been waiting forever. As it is now, they got a hold of my doc and then they had to submit everything to my insurance. So I wait again for the surgeon's office to hear back from the insurance and contact me with a surgery date. Do they not realize I am getting frustrated with this whole process? I actually have had some moments where I wonder about whether I am doing the right thing. I guess that is normal but I am not used to being unsure. I have always been someone who made up my mind about what I wanted and went and got it. This waiting and waiting have given me too much time to ponder without action. Please let them hurry. I am tired of waiting.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The long weight

The long weight: "After many years of wrestling with the idea, I decided on lap band surgery. This is my journey.

From frustration to fear this was not an easy decision for me and now that the journey is underway, it is still not an easy decision. But it is my decision.

I began my research years ago but fear kept me from going any further than reading about my options. What would people say? Is it safe? Is it a cop out?"

I was at the doctor one day and she actually brought the subject up. We discussed options that day and she signed me up for an informational session where I could learn more and ask my millions of questions.

I did ask questions - Lots of them. and I went back to my dr and talked some more with her. Turns out she had been in my shoes. She knows how frustrating it is to lose 20 pounds only to regain 35 over and over. Being tired, feeling frustrated, battling her weight. She herself had weight loss surgery. (She had bypass) . I told her that was too extreme for me.

I have a family that I am the main income for and as the mom of 5, I was worried about complications. She agreed with me that of the options lap band seemed the most responsible choice for me. Turns out living at this weight is more risky than having lap band surgery.