Saturday, May 22, 2010

A New Start

I have been on a rollercoaster ride all my life with my weight. I am now staring down the barrel at the big 3-0 and have made the decision to do something!!! Back in January I had my first appointment with Dr. Felix Speigel and began the process to change my life. After jumping through all the of hoops required by my insurance company I was finally approved for the Gastric Lap Band.
I am scheduled for my pre-op appointment on June 7th to be followed by my surgery on the 17th. I am getting more and more excited each day. I know as the time for surgery grows near I will be nervous - I have never had surgery before - but I am confident that this procedure will be worth it in the end.
I have done a lot of research on the Lap Band and the aftermath. I have read numerous success stories as well as some stories that are not so successful. I know that the banding is only the beginning and a lot of the work will be up to me. I am optimistic that I will be able to follow the guidelines set out by my surgeon and dietician. I also vow to do the exercise necessary to prevent muscle loss and as one my students call it, "the flabby patty syndrome."
I vow to make my 30th summer, followed by my 30th year a more healthy one!!!!!

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