Thursday, November 30, 2006

Approval In Writing Came

Well, I got the actual approval in writing today in the mail. Wow, what a relief to get that. My friend got back in town yesterday, so she came over today. It's been 3 months and 2 days and wow she looks great! Just makes me want it even more seeing her results. Hard to believe it's only 12 days away. Next Wednesday is the pre-op appointment where I'll get my vitals done and my weight. Yikes....12 days!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Approval has been received

Well, I just got a call from the surgery center and they got the approval from my insurance, so it looks like this is really going to happen! 13 days to go!

Just talked to my friend who is 3 months out today and she has lost 65lbs. OMG, how awesome will that be if I have those results. Considering I need to lose 150lbs to get to my goal weight. Now that the approval has been received, I think I can finally start getting excited about the surgery. I've tried not to in case something didn't pan out, but it seems like so far everything is working out. I'm so excited to start my new, healthy life. I think about being able to play with my daughter and chase after my son and I just can't wait.

2 Weeks to Go

Well, if all goes well, two weeks from today I'll have my procedure. I started the semi diet today to try and lose at least 5lbs. I talked to the surgery center today and they said everything was fine and that they talked to my insurance and they'd have the approval code by Friday. I made my appointment today for a facial and pedicure. Time is going by so fast, but still slow at the same time!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

16 Days to Go

Well, today was a very busy day. I finished up the work for my one client that was really behind. I will NEVER get that far behind again! Going forward I'll do the books every month! Anyways, I spent several hours working on that. We got the tree finished and the decorations all finshed too. The tree is beautiful. Hopefully Wednesday we can do the outside lights. I got the names on most of the envelopes for the Christmas cards. We got most of the laundry done too. 2 loads left, but Steven can do those tomorrow. Just watching Desperate Housewives then I'm going to bed. I need a good night's sleep. Anyways, going to call the surgery center tomorrow to find out if they got insurance approval.

Almost Ready for Christmas

Well, we got most of the Christmas stuff up today. We got the tree put together and some ornaments on it and all of the decorations out. We will finish the ornaments tomorrow and hopefully get the outside lights up next weekend. I'm almost done with shopping. Just have to get 2 giftcards and some dried apples for my grandfather and something for my step dad and I'll be finished....Finally!!! Other than getting christmas stuff out, we just did some running around. 17 Days and counting!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Well Made It Through Thanksgiving

Well, I made it through my "final" Thanksgiving. Surprisingly, knowing this would be the last Thanksgiving I could "Eat" I really didn't over-do it. I only had 1 plate with a little of everything. I did have a slice of pumpkin pie though! Yum! My sister and I went shopping today for all of the bargins! We had a lot of fun and got a ton of stuff for good prices! Well, counting down the days, only 18 days until my surgery date. I can't believe I'm now within 3 weeks. Time is going much faster than I thought it would. I'm a little worried though because I haven't received anything confirming the insurance approved the surgery or anything. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Waiting Waiting

Well, the clock is ticking. 20 Days. I'm going to enjoy my turkey tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Three Weeks Until The Big Day

Well, 3 weeks from today is the big day! I talked to my friend today who had the surgery on August 28th and she went from 225 to 169 already. WOW! She left town for a while but is coming back next week, so I'm excited to have her back, since she just went through it. Anyways, the time has almost come!

Three Weeks from Tomorrow

Well, three weeks from tomorrow is the big day if the insurance approval comes through! I can't believe I'm almost there. It's hard to believe it's been 6 months since I started this journey. Just keep busy, I keep telling myself!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

23 Days

Wow, the time is really going by faster than I thought it would. I guess between working, getting ready for Thanksgiving, wrapping gifts, shopping and doing Christmas cards, I don't look at the clock much. 3 weeks and 2 days. I'm starting to get excited. I told one of my husband's aunts today because she called to see when we were going to Seattle. I told her we more than likely weren't coming and why. Going to call his other aunt shortly and tell her we're more than likely not coming. Anyways, the clock is ticking. I have my pre-op on the 6th, so that's only 16 days away. I got my paperwork in the mail about payments to bring and what to expect at the pre-op appointment etc etc.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Are We There Yet??

I feel like a child, are we there yet, are we there yet, are we there yet. OMG the waiting is going to drive me crazy!!! 25 DAYS!!!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The countdown continues

All of my paperwork came in the mail today. It has all my dates and who the checks need to be made out to. Things are looking good. Just the waiting.......driving me crazy. I try not to think about it, but it's hard.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

28 Days and Counting

Wow, 4 weeks's hard to believe it's almost time. I keep hoping that nothing happens to change things. I just can't believe this is finally going to happen.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Told My Mom & Sister

Well, I told my mom and my sister today. My sister is very happy as is my mom, but she's a little worride about her "baby". I got a few things accomplished today. I finished up my 30th birthday scrapbook. I have two more pages, but don't have stickers for them. I didn't start on anything for my final client, but I will this week. I have to! We got some more presents wrapped and the house somewhat straightened up. The cleaning ladies come tomorrow, thank goodness, it's been like 3 weeks! Anyways, going to finish Desperate Housewives then head to bed!

One Month Out

Well, maybe the time won't go by so slow after all. We're one month out as of today! 30 Days! I got all of my clients caught up through October, except one, the challenging one, but I'm going to start working on that today! I wrapped about 10 X-mas gifts last night, it was a start at least! I got my Thanksgiving day cards all done, now it's time to start on Christmas and finish my 30th birthday scrapbook pages (I'm hoping to get that finished today). Lots to do, but it will keep my mind off the countdown!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Told My Dad-32 days to go

Well, today I told my dad about my decision to have the surgery. I was very surprised that he didn't try and talk me out of it. It was such a relief to tell him. I told him I don't want to tell my grandmother until the day before because she worries too much as it is. The last thing I need is her worrying about me for the next month. My dad agreed. I stayed pretty busy today, so I didn't think much about how long I have to wait. Anyways, I guess you can consider this the beginning of the countdown!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Surgery Date Scheduled

Well, my surgery date is December 12. I'm a little bummed that it is so far out, especially since we were suppose to be leaving town on the 15, but you take what you get. The girl said if they have a cancellation they'll call me. Dr. Cottam is very nice. The consult went as would be expected. I have no "red flags". He said it'd be good to try and lose about 5-10 lbs before the surgery, but it's not necessary, just would be good. So now I have to wait and wait and wait for 33 days. OMG, how am I ever going to do that. I guess I better make a list of stuff to do, as getting on the floor to wrap presents won't be an option after Dec 12. I guess I better get busy with getting shopping and wrapping done. Plus I have a client that I've got to get his books done before this. That's my goal....I need to get January-October done before my surgery...yikes!!! Guess I really have no excuse to not stay busy! Anyways, I'm sure I'll be posting daily about the antsy wait!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

1 Day

Well tomorrow at this time hopefully if nothing happens I'll be at the doctors for my consultation.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Almost Time

Well, only 1 day and 13 hours until my appointment. I got the money today for the payment so at least I don't have to stress over how that's going to happen. I'm just so anxious, excited, scared, worried.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Waiting Waiting

Well, 2 days and 14 hours until my appointment. I talked to a friend who had the procedure done on August 28 and she has lost 50lbs already. She only started out at 222, but she's 5'1 so her "ideal" weight is like 105. She said she's feeling good and doesn't at all regret having the surgery. For the most part she said she can eat everything just in small portions. I'm getting excited and nervous at the same time. She said that she could have gone in for her pre-op the week after her consult but she had to work around her husband's schedule. So, maybe if I'm lucky I can have my pre-op next week and surgery before Thanksgiving. We'll see!

Saturday, November 04, 2006


4 days 18 hours......counting down.......very antsy to go to the doctor!

Friday, November 03, 2006


OMG, this is going to drive me crazy......5 days and some hours......I'm sure it will drag by!

The Appointment Is Set

Well, if all goes well I'll meet with the surgeon next Thursday at 10:15 for my consultation. After the consult they'll give me my surgery date. Maybe this is actually going to happen. I'm still a little worried that something is going to happen and I won't get to have the procedure. I still haven't told anyone about this. I don't know how my family will react. I think that after the shock wears off they'll be supportive, but I just don't need anyone's opinion on a decision that I have to make. My husband is supportive so that's all that matters to me right now. Hopefully all will go well last week. I'm really nervous that if I start getting my hopes up something will happen. Anyways, 7 days until I get to meet with the doctor. I'm really excited about who it is because he called me back in February when I first started searching the internet for information. When I found out he was the doctor my insurance used and I attended his seminar I figured it must be "ment to be" for him to be my surgeon. Anyways, I'll be anxiously awaiting my appointment.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Well, of course, as soon as I leave the house the phone rings. At 3:30 the surgeon's office called and I wasn't home. I didn't find out they called until 4:58 and they close at 5, so needless to say I didn't get to call them back. They open at 8 so I will call first thing in the morning. I'm guessing it's good news that they're calling. Hopefully they can get me in for my consult ASAP. Will follow up tomorrow about my phone call.

Still Waiting

Well, I am still waiting for my referral to the surgeon. I spoke the the lady today and they should have the referral sent over the the surgeons office tomorrow. I keep saying to myself be patient but it is so hard.