My quit, weight and surgery
Thursday, May 29, 2008
OK!! So where do I begin. It has been 20 days since I quit smoking and it is going well. I no longer use my patch, although I still have them just in case. The food is ok. It could be a lot better. I weighed at the hospital today for pre-op and I gained 3 lbs since last week. I can handle that coz at least i'm not smoking and that is a plus. I figure I can take the 3 off now that I have a better handle on the other.
It is amazingly freeing to not be smoking. I never thought I'd say that but it is. I've gone thru it before but this time is definitely different. I feel different. I just hope that it isn't coz of my surgery and once that is behind me I have other thoughts. Right now I know I will do better for surgery not smoking. I will heal better and breathe better after and all kinds of stuff. Last year after back surgery I quit for 5 wks and then started again. Maybe it was because I didn't make a conscious effort last time. It was because I was confined for 3 wks where I couldn't smoke so I let it go. This time I'm getting used to it in my own environment and I think that will help.
And last but not least, the breast reduction surgery. What can I say . I'm so excited about this. I never thought I would be. I will finally be able to buy regular bras at regular stores and not have to order them so they fit. I can never find one that fits really well off the rack. My measurements are weird. I even put them in on the Lane Bryant web site and it told me I needed to be measured by a pro to get a good fit. All these years I thought it was me. Well it is I guess. I can not contain my excitement. I can only pray that it goes well.
That about covers my vents and happiness. I want to thank all of the members of my teams for always being there when you are needed. You open my eyes and teach me . I can't ask more from my friends.