I like to blog. Often times, I start them and fall off the face of the planet, but this time it’s going to be a bit different. I don’t have any grandiose dreams about the future of this blog. Rather, I want a place that a) I can work out issues that will be upcoming and 2) can help people that may stumble across my little corner here.
In just under 3 weeks, I am scheduled to get Lap-Band surgery.
Over the summer, I had a bad night and gave up on my weight. I decided that I would have weight-loss surgery. My husband convinced me to try one more time. So, I did. It was great! I lost 30 pounds and was incredibly positive about it, then school started and it all fell apart. I have gained back almost all of the weight.
Before the new year, I decided to check out the surgery options for me. I was leaning toward Gastric Sleeve, but I had two hospital choices- and the one I wanted only did Lap-Band.
I met with the surgeon and his staff- still not sure what I was going to do. They got the ball rolling. I was offended at their presumption that I was absolutely sure about it, but looking back, I’m glad they did what they did. They are all so very nice and the more I think about it, the more I want it.
I know this is going to be long road ahead. I know it’s not going to be easy. But, I’m going to do it… because I have to.
I have had a hard time finding blogs about the lap-band that I care about reading. I want to put my story out there. So far, the only person that knows that I’ve even thought about this is my husband. I have no plans to tell anyone that I’ve done it. I’m not ashamed, I’m just extremely private when it comes to my non-online life.
I have a week and a couple of days before I start my pre-op liquid diet. This part scares me more than anything. At that time, I’ll start with weight, “before” pics, and I’ll probably use this space to vent and be scared.