Monday, April 19, 2010

Surgical Consultation....CHECK CHECK CHECK!

Friday the 16th of April was my first meeting with my surgeon. Jared went with me to meet him and we both left feeling calm and confident in this decision. The surgeon was very gentile in his exam and friendly with the discussion of surgery. Jared and I asked questions and everything was very smooth and easy. Today, my phone rings and in the blink of an eye it is official. I will be having Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on June 28th, 2010. A new day for me, one that I hope will become my new birthday. Life is going to change for me on that day, no other way to look at it really. I am excited and nervous all at the same time. I want this to be a smooth and easy process; however, I know it will take work and time to get the proper result. I have 282 lbs of excess body weight that I would LOVE to see hit the road; though, I am realistic and know I'll never shed all of those extra pounds. Each day will likely bring something new, and will be a hurdle to overcome. I am READY. A new day is just around the corner and I feel so blessed to get the tool to make my life what I always wanted it to be.

A million thank you cards would never be enough to thank my father for the wonderful gift he is giving me. I hope I make him proud during this journey and when it's all said and done, I hope he feels like it was worth everything he gave. Bring on June!!

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