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Monday, May 31, 2010

It's HERE!

Oh Praise the Lord!  The day has finally arrived!  We are in Tampa and are waiting for the bus to take us to the port to board the Inspiration from Carnival.  I am so excited!  My mother is a nervous wreck, my dad is nervous but refuses to admit it.  I can't wait!  I am soo ready for some fun and sun away from work, cell phones, computers, internet and communication in general.  I would like you guys to say a prayer that we have good weather and no problem with the oil spill in the gulf.  I have faith that we will have a wonderful time and nothing can change that.  I wish all you guys were going with me!  It is going to be a blast!  I'll let you know how it goes when I return. 
Have a great week!  Happy Memorial Day!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

One Day Left!

That's right everyone, I've got one more night of work and then I am on VACATION!!  Oh, I am soo ready!  I am gonna eat, read, and sit my fat butt in a chair and do nothing but watch the waves roll by.  I wish all you guys were going with me, it is gonna be a blast.  I'm gonna stick my Mp3 player in my ears and just chill.  Oh I am ready for only 3 letter words, fun & sun.  Ahhh....


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

All I ever want to...

Yes ladies and gentlemen (if there are any out there) it is almost time for vacation! Whoo Hoo! I am going on my first cruise ever and it can't get here fast enough.  I am on the count down.  When I get back from my cruise I meet with the surgeon and then bada boom bada bing I'll be hopping on the table for my band!  I haven't decided on a name yet.  I am taking suggestions.  I have my upcoming cruise, start my low carb diet (blech) and then I am on my way! I'm thinking July for my surgery date.  So, good luck everyone!  Soon, I'll be able to say good luck fellow bandsters!!


Monday, May 17, 2010


Yes Folks that's right! I got word today from my doctor that I have been Approved for the Lap Band!  I am sooo excited.  I haven't even called my parents!  I had to let you guys know first.  You guys have been a wealth of knowledge, info, and support and I wanted you to be the first to know!  Thanks so much for listening to me moan and groan about having to wait for mine.  I have learned so much during these past 7 months but now...I am ready.  Now, tomorrow I start harassing the staff about my surgery date, hee hee!  Just kidding.  I am going on a cruise the week of Memorial Day and who am I kidding?  I am not going to be low carbing or shaking it that week.  I'll start harassing them when I get back.  Whoopie!  I'm almost a bandster!!!

Have a Great day! Janet

I need a hobby

Ok, I know I'm getting a wee bit ahead of myself here but I like to plan ahead. Once I am no longer consumed with food, eating or my surgery I am going to need a hobby.  I am thinking about making soap.  Any thoughts? Oh, I can't sew, don't want to learn.  Let me know what you guys think!

Have a Great day! Janet

Friday, May 14, 2010

Say a Prayer for me!

 Well, I have completed all my steps for my lap band. Now it is up to BCBS of AL to approve my surgery.  The wait is on.  I wonder how long it will take? The weight loss center is gonna hate me, I know I'm gonna start calling on Monday to find out the status.  Maybe I'll wait at least a week and then start harassing them.  I'm not sure.  Well, hopefully very soon, I will have a surgery date and then I get on with it!  This has been such a long journey thus far and I am ready to get the train moving! I mean come on, 7 months with the PCP plus the time I put in researching before I even started with the insurance is well over a year I have been working on this procedure.  I am ready to get banded and start seeing some results!  Well, I guess I'll just have to hang in there a bit longer until the good folks at BCBS decide it will be more beneficial and cost effective for me to have this procedure than to keep going to the doctor and getting prescriptions for high blood pressure, and the other diseases that are sure to follow.  I hope they decide sooner rather than later.  I am too excited.  Say a prayer!

Have a Great day! Janet

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Clock Is Ticking!!

Well, folks the clock has started.  I have completed all the steps for my insurance company.  I still have to meet with the surgeon and do my 4 week pre-op diet.  I meet with the dietition Thursday to go over what my post-op diet will look like.  I am so excited.  I do have one minor snag.  The weight loss center has not received any of my documentation from my PCP.  It has been almost 3 weeks!  I have called and even went to the office.  I spoke with the "paperwork lady" as I call her and this Friday I will go to the office.  I will get my letter of medical clearance, my 7 month medically supervised diet and my weights for the last 3 years or I  will have to go ghetto on somebody and at this point I don't care who it is.  I hate to cause a scene but I am ready to get the ball rolling!  This is all I need besides my support group meeting and that is next week!  Paperwork!  AGGGGHHHH!!!! Ok, Wish me luck on Friday. I have never really gone ghetto so this will be a first.

Have a Great day! Janet