Well, friends, it’s been a while. We’ve been busy in the Allman house with work and Henry’s basketball. Watching four year olds learn basketball is quite the sight to see.
But Henry loves it so much even though he is completely clueless.
And I’ve been busy preparing to have a medical leave from work because on Tuesday I’m having life changing surgery. I decided about a year ago that I wanted to look into VSG bariatric surgery after I watched my BFF, Liz, have success with it. I joined an online community of people who had the surgery and found a bunch of women just like me, with my same weight story.
On May 30th I started the process of going to just about every type of doctor you can imagine and got tested, poked, prodded and finally here I am with all of my clearances just about to have surgery. I am not even nervous. That’s how excited I am to do this.
I’ve bought cookbooks like this one to help me along the way:
I am so blessed with an amazing support group of friends, and my mom and my husband and mother in law. They are so helpful and encouraging to me that I can literally feel their support get me through the days. Because these days are a little stressful with the preop diet that allows four protein shakes a day, cucumbers and celery and broth only. No real food. The good news is that I’ve lost 13 lbs since last Tuesday.
I haven’t shared with many people until now because I didn’t want to hear others horror stories. And if somebody were to tell me a horror story now 5 days before surgery that would just be mean and I don’t really have any mean friends. 😆
I hope you are all having a good week! And I will be in touch.