Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I'll be heading down...

to the hospital tomorrow to do my pre-op labs.

Considering the fact that I've been pondering this surgery for a really long time, it sure does seem like things are moving FAST!

At about this time next Tuesday, I'll be waking up in a recovery room with a new teeny tiny tummy.

I'm excited.

I'm nervous.

I'm hopeful.

I'm full of butterflies!

I want to thank all my friends and family who have been extremely supportive of my decision.  You guys are all awesome.  I love you all and appreciate your support.  This part of my journey is only just beginning and it's good to know I have a huge team of cheerleaders behind me.

I also want to thank the few of you that were worried or concerned or even told me this is not what I should do.  I know that you care about me and want me to be safe and healthy.  I love you guys too!  Please know that I took your words to heart, but in the end I am making my decision based upon my own knowledge of my own body, advice from multiple doctors, and with the support and approval of my husband, children, and parents.

My pre-op diet has been going well.  I've lost about six pounds so far.  (Hopefully, it's mostly from my liver!)  It would be great to drop another 4 or so before surgery.

You know what?  I think I'm MOSTLY excited!!  I think my ASS is mostly afraid!  :)


  1. Be afraid, VERY afraid!!! I'll be thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery into this incredible journey to the health you have been fighting so hard to regain. xoxoxo

  2. Congrats!!! You are doing and you will continue to do GREAT! - Tanean

  3. <3 you guys! Thanks for the encouragement and happy thoughts. :)