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Woo Hoo! I'm "Obese"!

Monday, February 04, 2013

I saw the doctor today about my hernia.

Bad news: Surgery is inevitable, and will be sooner rather than later. She wants me to see a surgeon this week, and a CT scan will likely be soon as well. Since I've had a life threatening bowel obstruction before, I'm at a high risk for another one. The big question now is if the local guy will even be willing to operate since this will be the 5th repair of this hernia.

Good news: I'm obese!!! Ok... that doesn't look like great news, but it IS! My BMI is no longer in the "Morbidly Obese" category, where it has been for 20+ years. I've been downgraded into the Obese category.. and I'm THRILLED about it! Go me! Can't wait until I'm "overweight". emoticon My doctor was also really excited about this milestone, explaining that medically it puts me at MUCH lower risk for a plethora of diseases.

Anyway... at the moment I'm a bit numb with anxiety and completely overwhelmed. I have a full time job, a mom with alzheimers, and a 4 year old. I am SO not prepared to be stuck in a bed for 2 weeks, and healing for 6-8 weeks. However, I have faith that God sees the bigger picture and has a plan for me. I will NOT give up on my dreams and goals because of this.

I have been "grounded" to just the recumbent bike at the gym. Zero weights. So I will be on the bike. At the moment this looks like Mount Everest. But I am determined to make it a bump in the road.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COXBETH 2/6/2013 2:55PM

    CONGRATS! On the BMI numbers AND on the positive attitude, even if you have to hold on to it with gritted teeth. :) My mom freaked out about being out of commission after a surgery as well - she's really the caretaker for a lot of people. The silver lining for her was finding out how many people were willing to return the favor and take a little of the burden off her during her recovery. And, even though she doesn't say it, I think it was also gratifying for her to see that now my dad and I and everyone else realize just how much she gets done everyday. I think we all have a healthier respect for her now. Hopefully you'll get some of the same!

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LOLABLACK69 2/6/2013 8:23AM

    Good luck with everything. I hope it all works out great for you! emoticon

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WACFIT 2/5/2013 2:01PM

    Doing great! Congrats on lowering your BMI! That is a great milestone. You are headed to healthy, one step at a time! Great attitude.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 2/5/2013 1:16PM

    Love your attitude. Each hurdle brings us closer to our goals. Wishing you lots of luck, and praying for everything to go well as you would like.


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SUGAR0814 2/5/2013 9:50AM

    Great attitude about your situation which will help you concur any obstacle!

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DMORGAN1009 2/5/2013 9:27AM

    Congratulations on the BMI change. That is a BIG deal, and you should be very proud of yourself! You have a great attitude towards your weight loss goals, and having this surgery. I wish you the best of luck! Hope you start to feel better soon! Keep on Sparking!!

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2BFREE2LIVE 2/5/2013 2:43AM

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, you can manage this and just stay positive, like you said God has a plan for you and he will show you soon what that might be.
I wish I was there I would be by your side and with your little one every day.
Hang in there and be strong. emoticon

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MARIANNE9855 2/5/2013 1:34AM

    your dr must be so proud of you! With every thing else you have accomplished I know you can get through this too. emoticon

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MELMOMOF4 2/4/2013 10:58PM

    god doesnt give up on us so we shouldnt either. he will get you through this. he will also make sure that there is help for you while you go through this. you will get up this mountain. and congrats.

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KATRINAKRAUT 2/4/2013 9:39PM

    You have some challenges to be sure. I agree with your Doctor about what a difference you have made to your overall health. Your blood work will reflect the changes. Good for you. be proud. Stay strong and ask for help if you need it!

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TARAFROMTX1 2/4/2013 9:37PM

    WTG on the BMI!!! So sorry to hear about having to have a surgery.. But I have to say I LOVE your attitude!!! Hang in there my friend!! God will see you threw it all! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SEATTLE58ANEW 2/4/2013 9:36PM

    I'm thinking of you big-time and emoticon to you for being in the obese range! That is exciting! Any pounds that we can go down on, can sure make our health tons better! emoticon Good luck with your surgery coming up and the others things that are entailed. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THESUBY 2/4/2013 9:24PM

    Good job! Keep it up!
There's a silver lining with the surgery; at least we live in times where medical procedures like that are available and relatively safe. 30, 40 years ago it would have been different.
Hang in there! You're on the right path!

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