Saturday, September 22, 2012

I'm Having A Blast!!

Hey Ya'll,

Well I have been here in New Hampshire since 5:15 am Wednesday morning.  Yes, I said since 5:15 am 'o-n Wednesday.  I was supposed to get here by 2 am, but THAT didn't  happen!!  But it is a long story that I will go into after I get home.  Suffice it to say that I was praying that I would make it out of Boston before sunrise...

But I am having a great time here with my friend Kelly.  Unfortunately, she still has to work, but the type of work she does, she mostly works split shifts, and we can see each other at least 3-4 hours most days.

And she has managed to get Friday and Saturday off.  Plus she only works until 10:30 am on Thursday.  This is great because she will be going with me on Thursday once she gets off work to Salem!!  I was really hoping that she would make it.  This will give us our 1st all girl road trip together.  So we will have most of Thursday, all of Friday, and the morning of Saturday.  That's when I have to drive back to Boston to fly home.

The main problem that I am having is lack of sleep!!  I am lucky if I can get 4 hours a night.  Last night I only got 2 hours...I guess that I am still running on pure adrenylin, so I figure that I will probably crash hard for at least a few days once I get home!  But at least I will have had a great time while here...

Well, like I said, I only got 2 hours sleep last night so I am going to end this and hope like hell that I can sleep tonight!  So, till next time....

Aloha My Friends :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

In 14 Hours I'm Gone!!

First Class Here I Come!!  Thank You Sweetheart!!

Hey Ya'll,

This is a really quick post to say that I will be leaving for my Vacation in 14 hours!!  And when I say 14 hours, I mean that my plane is leaving at that time!!  So I need to get to bed, so that I can try to get some sleep, as I have about a 2 hr drive once I arrive in Boston!!  So I won't get to bed until at least 3 am East Coast time. I go!!  Till next time...

Aloha My Friends!  :)

Friday, September 14, 2012

I'm Going On A Surprise Vacation!!

This is Kelly, one of my two Best Friends in all the world!!  I've known Kelly for about 33 years!!  I'll be there soon Kelly!!  LOL

Hey Ya'll,

Well, if you haven't figured it out yet, I am on my way to visit my Best Friend Kelly on Tuesday!!  Walt surprised me with this trip to see Kelly.  How they managed to keep it from me, I don't know!!  But I am so excited to get to see Kelly again!  It has been since October 2009 since I saw her last.  She lives in New Hampshire, so we are on total opposite sides of the US!!

I get to visit her in New Hampshire for 9 nights, then the two of us will drive to Salem, MA for 2 nights!  I have always wanted to see Salem, so this is it!  And to get to explore it with my Best Friend is unbelievable!!  I just wish that my other Best Friend Nadene, had been able to make it.  She also lives on the East Coast, but about 12 hrs away by car, and she just can't swing it this time....

And my sweet Walt even booked me First Class on the Flights!!  I love First Class. 

Well, there is still so much to say, but I just have too much to do to get ready for this trip....coming up in 4 days!!  So I will make it another post in the future.  Till next time....

Aloha My Friends :)

A Warm Welcome To....Texassweetie78!!

Hey Ya'll,

Well, I just checked in, and found that I have a new Follower!!  She goes by Texassweetie78.  And unfortunately, that is all I know about her!!  Her Icon photo looks cute though!!  LOL  So Texassweetie78, I would like to welcome you to my Blog, and if you would like to leave me a comment, I would then be able to Follow the link back to your Blog, so I can Follow you too!!  So Texassweetie78, "Welcome to my Nightmare"!!

Aloha My New Friend :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

My Appointment With The Surgeon

This is a photo that I took on our last vacation to Hawaii last December.

Hey Ya'll,

Well, today Walt and I went to see my Bariatric Surgeon to discuss what kind of Surgery I should get.  And we agreed on the Bypass.  I'm afraid that the Sleeve wouldn't work for me because of the kind of eater that I am.  I need the Bypass to succeed. 

I start fulfilling my pre-op requirements the first week of October, and I will have them finished by October 12th.  Walt and I want to schedule the Surgery for after Thanksgiving so that I can have one last Thanksgiving Dinner with my family and truly enjoy it. 

Both of my parents are doing really bad, and we are not expecting them to be here next year for the Holidays.  My Dad is still battling Lung Cancer, and my Mom is battling many different illnesses.  Some of which are Heart Disease, Diabetes, COPD, Liver Disease, etc, etc, etc.  Not to mention that she is in such constant pain, and for so long (YEARS), that I don't know how she has kept from committing Suicide.  It will kill me to lose her, but at the same time, it will be a relief knowing that she is no longer in pain.  Just thinking about it, is making me cry!

So we want to spend Thanksgiving with my family, then have the Surgery.  Luckily that works for the Surgeon too, as he said that he would be in Mexico on vacation over Thanksgiving, and the first week in December is perfect!  So we are shooting for that week!

Well, it is getting late, and I need to start getting ready for bed, or I won't get to bed before 4 am!!  By starting now, I should be in bed by 2:30-3 am...which is late enough.  Oh and I have exciting news, but I will wait until the next post to tell you!!  Till next time....

Aloha My Friends  :)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

It Appears To Be A Go!! :)

Hey Ya'll,

Well, I got an e-mail from my Patient Advocate at the Surgeon's Office on Friday, saying that my Insurance said that my Surgery will be covered, so long as I follow the Surgeon's Pre Op schedule of classes, etc.  Which I was totally expecting to have to do anyway!  But I am not going to celebrate just yet...I want to call my Insurance Co on Monday, or Tuesday (whichever day they open this week) and verify that it is a go.

Actually, I expect that the Insurance Co just told them that my Surgery will be covered under these circumstances.  Because the Surgeon's Office still has to send off for the "official" Surgery approval, once all the steps have been completed!  So saying this, it is highly doubtful that I will actually get a real answer from them regarding approval.  As they do not want to promise something, before I have gone through the steps first.

I'm just hoping to get some sort of feeling that it is true, since I will be having to put out money towards the Psych and Nutritionist appointments.  I am not sure if they will be covered by my Insurance Company.  In fact, as I remember, I don't think that they were covered when I went through these steps for the Lap Band....Which is fine, so long as I get the Surgery approved!!  I just would hate to put out hundreds of dollars, then be told that they will not cover the Surgery!!

So now I am on a fast track to try to get everything accomplished as quickly as possible!  I want to get the Surgery approved, and accomplished sometime between Thanksgiving and New Years Eve!!  But preferably not too long after Christmas at the latest, as you never know what could come up to have to cancel and reschedule the Surgery!!  Like the Surgeon or myself getting sick....

Anyway, I am happy!!  I am on my way to the rest of my life.  And although I am not looking forward to having such an extreme Surgery done, I am realistic enough to know that this is the only way that will keep me from ending up being 300-400 lbs.  I have many family members who are extremely obese, and I can see myself ending up this way too.  I am already back to having a BMI of 38.2!!  And I was down to being considered just a little overweight....(sigh)

Anyway, on Friday, Walt and I went to Sparks for their annual Best In The West Nugget Rib Cook-Off.  Walt was in seventh heaven!!  I couldn't even tell you how many Food Booths there was!!  With Barbecue from all over the Country.  Of the ones that we tried this year, my favorite was Porky 'N Beans BBQ.  I loved their Pulled Pork, it was so juicy and tender, and their sauce was fantastic!  I wanted to try their Baked Beans, and although they were good, they weren't what I expected them to be.  Walt had them substitute their Cole Slaw for Collard Greens, and he said that they were the best that he has ever eaten!!  And the Corn Bread was divine!!  It was so good, that you didn't even have to put Butter on it!!  So I am glad that I got to eat it this year.  Last year, I had the Lap Band, and I was barely able to eat anything, and year, I will have the Bypass, and will be in the same boat as I was last year!!  (sigh)

I am glad that we took my Walker.  We ended up having to park about 2 blocks away from the Festivities, and to tell the truth, I was hurting as soon as I got out of the car and started to walk!!  But we went anyway, and it was pretty warm outside.  Why do these great Festivals always have to be in the Summer????  I was so glad that Walt was very understanding.  He knows how much it hurts me to walk very far.  So whenever I asked to stop and sit down, he just smiled and said ok!  And I think that I stopped at just about every shade spot I could find....Days like that really makes me realize how lucky I am!  Walt is very understanding of my problems. 

Well, I better go for now, I have so much left to do!!  I will post when I have some more to share....till next time....

Aloha My Friends :)