Monday, August 04, 2008

I guess it's no secret...

Well, it's been a little while since I've blogged. It feels longer than it's actually been!! There is a reason for this. I've had a major life changing event take place and I wasn't ready to share yet. I think most of you know now though. So here I go...

I had surgery on Tuesday. Yes, one week ago tomorrow. I was in the hospital for 2 nights. It was planned surgery. I knew it was coming (for a couple of months actually). It was just something I had prayed about a great deal and needed as few distractions as possible before doing. Most people have their opinions about this surgery and won't hesitate to tell you (or bombard you, in some cases!). I needed to stay on track with the research that I had gathered, as well as the preparation that needed to be done without having to reassure too many people.

Do I have your curiosity peaked enough yet? Are you thinking I had breast enhancement? No, of course you aren't. You know me way better than that!! I had gastric bypass surgery. It was a huge decision for me. It was not considered lightly. Much research and prayer went into it. I feel really good about it.

It has been a hard week, but not too hard. I've had a great support system of close friends. I can't help but sing Lisa's praises at this point. What a friend! She stayed in the hospital with me all but one night shift. She is the one who pushed me to do every single thing the doctor wanted me to do (so lovingly). I couldn't have done it without her. I didn't know I'd need the help. God did. He sent Lisa. I'm so grateful.

Also, my sweet friend Kendra. She kept my Missy Prissy. She's arranged meals to be brought to my children for the first week (can't tell you how thoughtful that is, since I can't eat!!). Many others have helped too. Thanks so much!

Where am I at now? I am drinking 64 ounces of fluid every day - approx. 60 grams of which is protein. Every day I feel a little better. I drove to Food City for a quick trip yesterday. I worked half a day today and rested before driving to a support group meeting tonight. It was good to be with other people who've had the surgery.

So, here is my "before picture". Enjoy, since I will be changing rapidly (10.5 pounds less already).


Jason said...

I'm really happy for you. So glad you checked in and updated. I really want to call you, I feel like we have so much catching up to do.

melbittle said...

I am so happy for you, I know that you have struggled a great deal with this all your life. I am glad that you are thinking about you and getting healthy! My boss is getting it done this month also.
Don't try to make excuses or explain why you did it, no one knows you better than you so, I say you go girl! I will be praying for you. I love you and miss you.

Jennifer said...

It was I that left the comment and not Jason. He was logged in. Oops! Love ya! Hope you're recovering well!

Pam said...

Wowie, Wow, Wow!

I am SO thrilled for you, friend. I am praying for each step from this point on . . . for everything to progress smoothly and without complications.

So, so proud of you for taking this step for you and for the future of your family. May God pour out His blessings abundantly as you recover and begin this new chapter of your life.

Love you!