Sunday, March 09, 2008
Here it is an entire month later. Where has the time gone? How do I manage to forget to post here? I guess it's just I've had a lot on my mind. The anniversary of my mom passing is just nine days away. This time of year always plays havoc on me. The time 'sprung forward' last night and I have to say those time changes mess me up, too.
I have to be honest here and say I've been looking into having weight loss surgery. At this point, I feel that I may never get the rest of my excess weight off. It's disheartening to admit, but it's how I feel. I am proud to have done so well in the past and to have maintained my loss for two years but I want so much more. I know where I've been. Now it's time to see where I can go.
I have talked with a surgeon and am seriously considering gastric bypass. At first I was dead set against it. After talking with the surgeon, I moved to the thinking about it stage. I am going through the pre-op stage and working on the things needed to get set for insurance approval. I will make my final decision about whether it will be lap band or gastric bypass a little later on. I have heard many pros and cons on both. I am attending support group meetings for patients in both groups. I am also going to attend a couple nutrition support group meetings as well. The bariatric treatment center I'm dealing with is amazing and I'm thrilled to have some of their resources at my fingertips. I may even be enrolling in some water aerobics classes soon!
I'll keep you all posted about what I decide. Either way, I've made many friends here. I won't be losing my weight the Sparkpeople way and that makes me feel like a fraud for using their website and tools, but I've made many friends here and the support is amazing. I hope that Chris Downey won't mind if I continue to hang out here, whatever I do. Maybe one day he'll create a place like this for those who are thinking about or have had weight loss surgery. Who knows? I know I've been looking for a good support group online for it and so far have not been impressed with what I've found.
I'm heading off to the land of nod now. Good night my friends.