Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I am 39 years old today. Happy Birthday to meeeeeeeeee. Today-I felt a feeling that I have not felt in a long time-HUNGER. I was hungry, and I did not cave in to the hunger!I have cut way back on my food intake and my body is feeling it! My blood sugar is 127 about an hour and a half after eating..
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
The day before yesterday, I recieved in the mail my tax info regarding Health Coverage Tax credit from the IRS . I receieved copies of my filings for the past 5 years. Got it for free, too. Perhaps maybe this surgery is tax deductible? I am reading the information that the infernal revenue service is sending me this weekend and will have it ready on Monday, November 26(2 days before my 39th birthday! Yay) . I have the appointments set up for the psych evaluation and I am scheduled for the seminar on Dec 8! I need to post some current pics here of myself and I will. I just hate(right now anyway) getting in fron t of the camera!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
In a few days, I start my new lifestyle change. I am sharply reducing my caloric intake. This means very little breads, more light yogurt, more bottled water with tons of ice. I have not attended the seminar yet, and the seminar is not until December 8 of this year. I am having some tax information sent to me via USPS, and it will be here within the next one or two weeks. Apparnetly sometimes certain medical procedures can be tax deductible if they are to save someone's life. I have also ordered a form that I have to fill out and send back to the IRS. Forget what it is called, but on it you tell what kind of surgery you have and possibly send some reciepts? Anyhoo, I am impatient. Especially with myself. I am tired of having diabetes and being so overweight. I am tired of being out of breath when I go from my office out to the dog pen. Apparently there are many tests that have to be taken to be approved by a surgeon before having the surgery done. Many blood tests, and even psychiatric( or psychological) examinations to take. I cant see why I would not pass them though.I know that I have a long ways to go, but I can do it. I will do it. I promise that I will post before/after pics here, too:)
Monday, November 12, 2007
In a few days, I start my lifestyle change.. I am getting so psyched up for the surgery.. and I have not been approved by a surgeon. I go to seminar on Dec 8. I don't see any reason as to why I would be turned down. I have done much research on it and from what I have read I am qualified.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Been awhile since my last blog post I know. Didn't mean to be away for so long. A lot has happened since I last posted here, the main thing that is going on is that it looks like I am going to have the bariatric surgery after all. I have contacted a clinic here in Topeka that will do the surgery and I have a choice between two kinds. One kind of surgery is called the Gastric Bypass. This surgery involves cutting the stomach, and from there I cannot describe it because there are so many details and such. The cost is somewhere around 20 thousand or 30 thousand. The other choice is called the Lap band which is what I would choose( if given a choice LOL) because the recuperation time is shorter, does not leave as much scarring, less costly(around 14 grand) and I think would be less stress on me. I am going in for a free consultation on December 8th of this year. God, I am scared of this surgery, but I am more scared of what will happen if I don't have this surgery.I have never done anything like this before and I don't have a very high tolerance for pain. Except for having a tiny one in my finger, I have never even had an IV inserted in my life. That alone scares me. Well it helps me if I talk about it, talk to others who have had the surgery, and everyone that I have talked to has been successful with it and have had great results.