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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Today is Thursday!!!!

Tomorrow will be one week ago that I had surgery. I thought that I would still be in pain, laying around, and miserable. But surprisingly, I am feeling really really good. I have no pain, I can move about the way I was. I am just slow at it. I am still taking it easy. But I am really feeling good. I am itching to get out of the house already. I want some fresh air. I can not drive and all my friends are either working, busy, on vacation or have thier own life so I don't want to bother anyone. I will go out eventually. But until then I am still here in the house. But I am not complaining. I am actually enjoying the relaxation and time off. I will be back to work sooner then I know it. We start school again August 18th already. Can you believe it. Oh so what do you all think of my new Header for my blog page? My sister Peggy made it for me. I love it, but I think it is a little too big. I don't know how to make is smaller. I am still learning this thing. Talk to you all soon.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thoughts of the DAY!!!

Well today is Wednesday and I just had pureed egg and cheese. It was just so yummy - NOT-. But I am getting used to things. I have to have food that is high in protien and I have to have it all pureed for like 3 weeks. So nothing gets caught in my throat and stomach and all that in betweeen. But after the three weeks. I can go on like soft foods and work my way up to regular foods. I will be able to eat like salad again just not for a while. When I do eat that stuff I will have to eat just a little bit and chew like forever. But it will all be worth it in the end. Yesterday I pureeded tuna fish. That was surprisingly good, since that is the first solid type of food I had in a month. I only can eat like 2 oz of something at a time. So I am doing great. I do not need any help with anything. I don't do the house work like I want to. I do laundry by putting the soap in, and then telling the kids to hand me the clothes cus I can not bend down. I am healing a lot better then I thouhgt I would. One of my friends came over last night to visit it was nice to see her. She brought me like 20 movies to watch. Cus I get bored with TV and I am not the type to just sit. And this is making me just sit. And I am so not used to that. But watch out world when I am all healed there will be no stopping me then. You thought I was busy then, just wait. I am so excited I decided to do this and start a new, healthier, journey in my life.
My boys have been so wonderful helping me. Sam went to visit my sister Peggy in VA so he will be gone for like 2 weeks. But Cody and Tyler have been here and they are just really great kids. Kimi, my niece has been living with me too and she is such a great help. She is 17 already. They all grow up so Fast.
Did I mention that I have to give myself a shot every morning for like 6 months to prevent blood clots. That is good cus blood clots kill people. But I have to give myself a shot. I have never done that before. It's different. It doesn't hurt. Just the point of doing it.
I am going to post pictures of my family up here so you all can see my kids.
Talk to you later.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Home From Hospital

Well, it is now Tuesday and I got home from the hospital on Sunday afternoon. I had the surgery on Friday and was home by Sunday. Doctors are amazing at what they can do now huh? Anyway, I am feeling wonderful. I have no pain. Just tender a bit. I am able to move about and do what I was doing before surgery, just can't do some things. So that is why I have kids and husband to do all the housework. I am getting used to how I have to eat and when I have to eat. It is all working out great. Since I first started this journey till today I have lost 17 lbs so far. That is in about 1 1/2 months time. I feel really good. I will keep this posting up to date so everyone could see my progress.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The New Me---SOON

I am about to embark on a new chapter in my life. Tomorrow Morning at 7:00 am I will be in the hospital having sugery. I am getting the Gastric Bypass Surgery. I have been thinking about doing it for a few years now. I don't know why it took me so long to decide, but I think I had to be mentally prepared for it instead of just saying I wanted it. My sister Angela had it done about 3 years ago and she looks wonderful. At first I was like no way, I do not need to do it, I don't want to do it. But the more I researched it and learned about it, it is an amazing thing they are doing now to help people loose weight. So I talked to my husband, my family, my friends, and mostly myself and I made the decision to do it. The main reason I am doing this is because I am perfectly healthy. I have no health problems what so ever. I had to do a whole battery tests and they found nothing. The doctors were amazed too. They said a person my size it is rare not to have anything wrong. So I want to stay healthy and I am tired of carrying this weight around with me. So tomorrow morning it is finally happening. I have been going through the process for 10 months now. SO I am so ready, excited, nervous, anxious, all of the above. But tomorrow will be the beginning of a new me. Look for pictures of my journey as I will keep you all informed. Here is what I look like the day before surgery. I can not believe I am that big.

Hi Everyone.....
My name is Patti. This is the first blog I have ever done. So as I am learning how to do this, I will be experimenting with differnt things. If you haven't guessed yet, my favorite color is PURPLE. I absolutly love Music Note and anything with music notes on it.
Today, I decided to start this blog page because I am always seeing my sisters Peggy's page and I think it is so neat to view her life through this blog page thing. So I decided to create my own.
So sit back, enjoy the show, and watch my life as it unfolds on this blog page thing.