Thursday, January 19, 2012


Well I'm finally back.  My life has been in fast mode for several days now.  I'm ready for things to slow down. I hope everyone had a great New Year.   I went to the doctor on Tuesday, 17th & received my first fill.  It was ok.  I was really dreading it.  I was told that all I would feel was a prick from the needle.  Just the thought of having a needle in my stomach was not good idea for me.  It was ok.  More of a stinging prick, probably because I moved.  I am a big baby.  I've been doing really well. Last night I had a bad headache, so I took Ibuprofen.  Now, when I have a bad headache, I usually start out taking 4 Ibuprofen & go from there.  I have miagraines, so I take alot of meds.  So here I go, get the 4 pills, my glass of water, & I take all 4 at one time.  Did I mention that I received my fill on Tuesday????  Guess I can no longer take 4 pills at one time now. At first it did not bother me.  But by the time I walked to the restroom & started brushing my teeth, it hit.  The pills were back up in my chest. They would not move.  I did finish brusing my teeth.  I kept thinking, please let me finish before I get sick.  After rinising my mouth I had to lay down in the floor, thank God I have concrete floors.  They were good and cold.  I curled up in a fetal position.  All I could do was lay there.  I couldn't say anything or call for my husband.  I don't know what he could have done.  Stood there & watch me die.  I thought I was going to have a heart attack.  When I finally sat up, I burped.  Ahhh, better.  Then I started drinking sips of water & felt the stupid pills going down.  Lesson learned, one pill at a time now, or liquid meds. Guess this is what I get for bragging, "oh I've done great, no problems."  Yep, lesson learned.  All in all I'm very glad that I had the lap band & would do it again in a heart beat.

Today was my first day of eating.  I took measuring cups to work.  Measured everything & did what I was told.  I'm not hungry, & wasn't between meals.  Very excited about that.  I've been a BIG snacker in the past.  Especially at night.  Give me a bag of chips & I could eat the whole bag.  It's really nice to not be hungry & to not want to snack.  Kinda strange too.  I think I'm going to enjoy this.  I am having a hard time with the exercise bands though.  Guess I'm going to have to watch the dvd that came with them.  I hate doing that.  I read the booklet.  Still can't figure 2 of the exercises out.  LOL.  Silly me.
Have a good night everyone.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I'm Going To Make It!!!!

I do believe I'm going to make it.  Things have been going pretty smoothy.  I did not have to take my pain medication.  The only time I had to take the nausea medication was yesterday.  I honestly think that was due to allergies on an empty stomach.  So far so good.  I haven't been hungry yet.  I'm suppose to have six small liquid meals a day.  That's not happening.  I try, but I'm doing good to drink three.  I'm getting water in. But not like I use to.  Today was a good day.  I really feel good.  Although I'm going to miss my husband waiting on me.  That was the best part.  I love being treated like a queen.  Hmm, maybe I should act sick or something.  Nah, quess not.  Next week I start the soft food.  Can't wait.  Bet the creamed potatoes are going to be the best I've ever eaten.  I return to the dr on Jan. 3.  I will give everyone a report then.  I hope everyone has a Happy New Year.  My husband is going out to eat with friends, then coming to pick me up & we're going to friends house.  I don't want to sit there & watch everyone eat.  The restaurant that was chosen does not serve soup & I don't care to sit there & watch them eat.   Oh well, I'm a big girl.  I will enjoy my time alone.  Maybe tunr the music up loud & have a sing fest.  Any other ideas??

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Doing well

YEAH!!!! I made it through the surgery & am home.  Actually I came home around 2:30 yeaterday.  I am doing really well.  No pain, just a little discomfort. My left side is really tight.  Guess that the stiches on the port.   But I can live with that.  Just glad I don't have to take the pain medications. When they weighed me at the hospital my weight loss was 17 lbs.  Great start. I'm wondering how Im going to do Christmas day.  Bet I can make.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Big Day

Today's the day.  I figured that I would be scared, nervous, with alot of other emontions running though me.  But I'm not.  I'm really calm.  Hmmm unusal for me.  I can't wait.  The dr's office called yesterday and moved the arrival time back to 8:30 bummer.  But hey, I'm a big girl, what's a couple of hours when I've waited this long?  I will be back later to post the results. 

Weight loss as of Monday, Dec. 19, 2011   14 lbs

Friday, December 16, 2011

I forgot the most important thing.  I've lost 11 lbs.   Great start!!!

Appointments Made

I'm sooo excited.  I am scheduled for my procedure on Dec. 21, 2011.  I have to arrive at the hospital at 6 am.  That's not great, but hey I can live with it.  I can't wait.  I'm excited and nervous at the same time.  When the first days of liquids were explained, I was I REALLY want to do this?  Yes, yes I do.  I think the 21st is going to take forever to get here.

Monday, December 12, 2011

I have started a life changing journey and am so excited about what the future holds for me.  I have been waiting a couple of years for this & its finally happing.  I am having the Lap Band.  I started the liquid diet on Dec. 7th.  So far I have survived.  I thought that I would be hungry all the time.  I'm really not, just excited.  My surgery is scheduled for the 21st.  I can't wait.  Follow my blog and track my weight loss.  Help keep me accountable.  I will post pictures this weekend.