Since the day that I first decided to do this to now, well it has flown by. The sealing deal for me in taking this step was talking to a friend who also needed to lose weight, wanted to join me in this journey. That was helpful, because I really did not want to do this alone. Now, after it is all done, I think I would have been just fine but you never know until you do it but if anyone is reading this saying I can't do this by myself, trust me, you are in safe hands, it was great.
I had surgery March 9th, had all my prep work and met with the nutrionist who was so sweet, my heart and lungs checked, I was good. Lost my 10pds before too. THen it was off to the back in my own little room, which was very comfortable and relaxing. Then I had the chance to meet the doctor Dr.Ortiz, he was funny, confident, and reasuring. I was good. (He is not to hard on the eyes either). From there met the rest of the team and wow they are fantastic, all had great smiles and just made me feel good. Soon, surgery was over!Just like that!
They had me up and walking right away, and the doctors all came in and talked to me regarding food, water,etc. I told him I wanted to be a representitive for him in AB. At this point I was just so happy I wanted to share it all, still do.lol..
SInce surgery I have been fallowing my liquid diet and I am down 12 more pds. I do feel some restriction so that is great, and making sure I get water in too.
Why did I decide to do this? I was tired of this feeling, like alot of you..I was tired of avoiding functions, friends, and life in general. I refused to go home for friend reunions because I just didnt want to feel like the fat one, even though I was..Also, when I left home, I use to model, and that is what alot of people remember me by, so I really didnt want the looks..As I get older, it is more now, I want to live life, I want to kayak, hike and just get out there more...So here I am..one week done..and moving forward....Excited to see what comes next...