Yup I am actually doing it!
Okay, first off I apologize for taking 5 days to write a new post. Where the heck has time gone?!. So much has happened where to begin?
After my last blog post about fertility, I received some feedback that truly touched my heart. I get so excited to hear that others can relate to what I am writing. I also enjoy reading about others experiences. I spend most nights before bed reading through experiences.
So, let’s get started. I am morbidly obese according to my medical chart( Such a disgusting word I hate it). Over the years I have looked into getting weight-loss surgery. I would look it up to read about it for a little while then get scared off. Or maybe I really wasn’t ready for change and just thought it would be easier to stay fat.
Fast forward to this year. I looked into getting gastric bypass right before I moved to San Antonio. Well because I had really good health insurance I was planning to go through them. Yeah, I looked at that list and was like oh hell no. Because I didn’t have a serious medical condition( I know I forgot about the obese part) I thought I didn’t qualify.
So once I got here and had a heartwarming convo with my cuz( You know who you are). I looked into it again. I realized there was another procedure called Sleeve Gastrectomy. It’s less invasive than the gastric bypass. Although It is a major surgery I feel so comfortable with this. Gastric bypass for me personally is too much. After doing a ton of research and watched videos and finally made the call to an institute right here in San Antonio.
Yesterday was my consultation with my surgeon. Being a bit nervous and excited I was shaking. I pulled up to the facility and I must say it is a gorgeous place. It’s so clean and professional looking and not to mention the waiting room was full. That immediately made me feel a bit more comfortable.
After I waited for about 10 minutes and I was called in. I have never heard my last name mispronounced so much since I been married 5 years ago. After taking vitals and meeting the dreaded scale I headed into the room where I would meet my surgeon. He came in a few minutes later and I felt so comfortable with him. We talked about the procedure and he answered all of the questions I had. Most of what he told me I already knew because of my research.
Well, come to find out my surgeon lived in Hawai’i for many years! He worked at Kapiolani Medical center for woman and children. One of the best if not the best woman and children’s hospitals there. After he found out I was a big island girl his body language changed and I noticed he became more laid back Hawai’i style lol. So my surgeon is a surfer, pretty cool. I told him that I even watched real surgeries on the procedure because I just love that kine stuff. He was like “Oh I can record your surgery for you, and take pictures if you want?” My eyes lit up and I was like well “yeah!”.
After that, I went to the diet meeting and learned about everything I can and cannot eat pre and post op. The meeting was about 30 mins. I then met with my financial planner and we talked about payments and my next steps. Then went ahead and did lab draws. Everything is moving quickly for me because I am considered a self-pay patient. My surgery as of right now is scheduled for the first week of September!.
I cannot stress to you how excited I am to begin this life long journey. Yes, I am excited about the weight-loss but I am a bit more excited to start healing my inside. What I mean by that is all this weight is carrying all of those bad memories, self-doubt, anger, depressed, and traumatizing experiences I have had. Those ugly feelings that you find yourself rewinding over and over and stuffing them to the back of your mind and never dealing with them head on. Instead, you over indulge in food to make yourself happy.
When I start to notice my weight falling off not only will I be lighter on the scale my heart and soul will be lighter as well. If you are interested in following my journey please subscribe to my blog. I will also be doing video’s I will leave a link below. Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below I would love to read about your experience!
“Suck it up, so one day you won’t have to suck it in”