Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Adventures Today :)

Hey Y'all,

We made it up the hill with no difficulties thank goodness!  It had snowed over night, but had stopped by this morning & the roads were already cleared & dry.  So no ice either, yea!  This morning, I weighted the same (211.0) as yesterday.  Then, I weighted myself just before we left, after I had drank a shake & I weighted 211.4.  At the Doctor's office, I weighted in at 212.6 after I had drank 2 Protein shakes & barely urinated all morning!  So my DH figures that our scale is for sure within 1 lb of the Doctor's which makes me feel good.  But since the Doctor only requested that I lose 11 lbs, & even at a slightly higher weight this morning, I was still showing a 16 lb loss!  I will take that! 

The Doctor didn't say anything about my weight loss though.  But then, DH kept him busy answering questions regarding the type of band & how much fill he was going to have in it initially.  The Doctor says that he generally puts in 2-2 1/2 cc's of saline.  So I will have a small restriction right off the bat!

However, I was not a happy camper this morning. :(  I received an e-mail from my Patient Advocate Sarai, at the Surgeons office last night, right about the time their office closed letting me know that they were still missing the results of my Blood Work & my Chest X-Rays!!!  Say What???  So last night I called THE LAB & told them that the Surgeons office hadn't received the faxed test results.  They said that they were waiting for the Doctor's office to call & request them!!!  The order slip requested the results be FAXED!!  I also advised them of this myself last week when the blood was drawn.  They said no problem.  So last night, the woman I spoke with, said no problem, she was faxing them right then, so the Doctor would have them this morning.  I thought great!

Then I called the Hospital & spoke with someone in Imaging & went through the whole talk again.  She said they didn't know they were to fax them, I advised her that I told the Technician that they needed to be faxed immediately upon reading & provided the fax numbers to both the Doctor's office & the Hospital.  She wrote all this information down on the slip in front of me that day, so I know they had it!  Anyway, the person I spoke with last night, said that she would fax the results last night as well.  Great!

This morning, I call the Doctor's office to verify they received them only to find out that they still had not received them, from either place!!!  WTH???!!!  So I told them that I had called & was advised by both entities, they would be faxed last night.  Since they still hadn't received them.  I gave them the numbers to call, since maybe they would get better results, coming from the Doctor's office instead of me. Thankfully, they called back & said they finally got them, AFTER THEY CALLED!!  How many times do the results need to be requested???  This is sooo frustrating.  Anyway, if you have not been following a new blogger named Tracy (Metamorphic Journey) already, please check her blog out.  She is getting banded on Friday & today's post made my day look like a ride in the park!!! 

Tonight, we went to The Outback & I had a fantastic Fillet Mignon, baked potato & salad.  Even the salad tasted great!!  We had dinner with our friend Nadene & had a nice long talk with her.  I am really going to miss her when she leaves for Virginia next week.  :(

As for the Buffet on Friday, I will take everyone's advise & play it by ear.  My thoughts are that I will probably not make it.  But who knows!!

I want to give a shout out to Tracy (Metamorphic Journey), just in case I am having trouble tomorrow & don't blog or I forget, I want to wish you well in your Surgery on Friday!!  I am sure you will have no problems.  And let you know that I will be thinking of you.

Also, I want to wish Dawn B (What I Weighed In High School) a HAPPY 45th BIRTHDAY tomorrow!!

Well, I better go for now.  I need to at least attempt to get some sleep tonight!!  LOL

Aloha My Friends  :) 


Lap Band Gal said...

Good luck! That Outback meal sounds yummy!!!

TJ said...

Thanks for the shout out! I am glad you got everything straight and I hope today went great!!

TJ said...

Ohhh... I just realize that you got to have dinner. I am sooo jealous! I am on clear liquids only for the last two days. It is so strange how every doctor does things a little different doesn't it.

Debi said...


TJ I read Deb your comments over the phone. Her reaction was: "WHAT!!! You only had to diet for two days before surgery. Wow I had to do the liquid diet for two weeks before surgery, which is why I did not ask for permission for the last meal. LOL"

Have fun,