Monday, April 23, 2012

The First Day Of The Rest of My Life.....

First and foremost....welcome to all my new readers!  I know that many of your have been following my other blog and I am so happy you came out for the unveiling of my newest adventure!

Today, at 1PM if the doctors are on time, I will have lap-band surgery.  (Insert open mouths and dropped jaws here).  It's a process that I have been working on for almost a year now, and through blood, sweat, and (a lot) of tears, I have finally gotten there.  You can read my blog from the beginning to get the full picture, but here is a nut shell version.

I have almost always been overweight, from grade school through high school, college and the beginning of my adult life.  I was willing to just accept that that is who I was; I was the Fat Friend, the Fat Sister, the Fat Whatever.  Well, I am no longer willing to accept that.  I am no longer willing to accept that I am anything less than what I want to be.  And what I want to be is a strong, confident, exceptional mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, etc....

This past year I have gone through medical testing, sleep testing, pee testing and psychological testing; all with the goal of making sure that I am ready to do this.  I hit a few bumps along the way (read posts below), but it has all made me stronger and so much more prepared for my journey and my new life ahead!

I have been fully prepped...I have done a 15 day pre-op diet, my kitchen is stocked with everything that I need to stay on track for the first few weeks, I have bought super comfy pants to wear for after the surgery, (I will have about 5 little holes as the process is laproscopic), and I got a great mani-pedi so I can at least look at cute toes while I am laying in bed.  It's a simple, 1 night stay, and I should be back on my feet and moving and grooving by the end of the week.

I have joined an online support forum (www.lapbandtalk.com), and as you can see, I already have several followers who are cheering me on through this new venture.  I have secured a strong support team, and Jim has been more than supportive through this whole long journey.....

I hope you click that little "follow" button and watch me unfold like a butterfly.....(Kinda makes me want to sing the theme song from Reading Rainbow, but I will spare all of you)!

Any and all positive comments are welcome!

20 comments:

  1. Wow, it's today! I'll be thinking about you and sending good vibes your way.

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  2. Yahoo! How exciting! Hope everything goes smoothly!

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  3. Best wishes! I will be thinking about you!

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  4. Good Luck! Hope you have an easy surgery and a quick recovery :)

    Jackie
    jazzingupjackie.blogspot.com

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  5. Way to take charge! Good vibes being sent your way :) I hope everything goes smoothly.

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  6. Good for you Meghan!!! Be well and assured of my prayers. Can your children get any cuter? Just like their mommy!!!

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  7. Very excited for you Megan, hope everything goes well! I can't wait to follow along with you.

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  8. Proud of you! Go ahead with your bad self girl.

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  9. The Day is finally here! You're probably already in pre-op but I'm praying for you. The next few days will be tough. Take deep breaths, walk around your house until you can't walk anymore and every day will get better and better.

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  10. OMG...I'm so excited for you!! Praying that everything goes well with the surgery and you have a quick and easy recovery!

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  11. So inspiring. I will def follow your journey. And I have a healthy little blog if you have any extra reading time. There are some healthy tips and recipes.
    http://boilchopwash.tumblr.com/

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  12. Hope you had an easy surgery!

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  13. I'm really happy for you, Megan. It does take a lot of work to prepare and maintain for this surgery. I trust it will give you the leg up to get to a size you're happy with! I have that annoying gene that allows me to eat anything I want and not gain weight but that doesn't mean I'm exactly healthy and since we lost Aunt Barbara, I have been thinking about my own heart health and the other genes I may have adopted... it's hard to make life changes but it sounds like you're well prepared, supported and motivated! I love your writing style, you're so funny and fun to read! I'm really excited to watch your metamorphosis (: And don't ever forget, Megan you are beautiful, at any size. Although I know the better you feel, the better you perceive yourself. So, Good Luck Megan! <3

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  14. So glad I came across your blog, I just read it from the beginning! What a journey you have been on and what a journey you are beginning! I'm going through the 6 month diet for insurance right now as well (yuck) my last appointment is may 31st. HOPEFULLY i will be banded in June. I do have a band blog as well if you want to follow along, it's www.thedandybandy.blogspot.com
    Hope everything went well, can't wait to see an update! :)

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  15. I am so proud of you Tucker!! Keep up the amazing work!!

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  16. Kudos to you Megan! Best of luck to you. I envy you!

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