Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Still Waiting

I called the WL Clinic today. I am 3 weeks into waiting for the 6-8 week insurance approval of the 6 month pre-op plan. They called me back very quickly to say.... keep waiting. I am SO SO impatient. I am excited for Chris' surgery coming up :o) You'd think it was me getting banded in a few days and not her, lol. 
That is pretty much it on the banded (not) front. I am finally starting to get rid of this horrible cough that I have had for the past two weeks. I feel so bad for my coworkers hearing me coughing in my little cubicle. I am tucked away in a corner so I am able to keep the germs to myself for the most part, but I know a few of them probably got the heebee geebees from listening to me.... I would have. I swear it is baby germs. I never got sick so often before motherhood. I was very lucky to be able to stay home with her for ten months before going to work. In all that time she had no colds, ear infections or anything. Then I start working again and almost immediately she gets somebody's cooties and gives them to her mommy.
I have started to tell more people about getting banded. 90% seem to be very supportive. There are a few sipping on the hater-ade, but they may just be genuinely concerned. One person in particular wanted me to promise her that I wouldnt do it and said that it was the easy way out. This person is very near my size and had lost 50 pounds about 5 years ago doing atkins. She looked great, gained it back and still looks great but has poor, poor,POOR eating habits. She will even go to a place like the Fire M0untain and stay there for 3 hours eating until she is stuffed... sit and talk and eat and until stuffed again before leaving. It made me embarassed to go out to eat with her. I am sorry for being so judgy. She mentioned me losing weight for my wedding and said that I should just do it (WW) again. I told her that I was so tired of the try try and try again approach. I need something that will help me stick with it. I hope that after I am banded she will appreciate the effort I plan to put into working the band and stop thinking of it so negatively.


  1. Hey, thanks for the shout-out! You'll be where I am before you know it, Reggie - it's gone fast (except for this week, OMG!)

    And yeah, I hear you on the baby germs. I was never so sick as when my kids were little. It passes, I promise!

    Forget about the non-supportive people, especially the ones who think you're taking the 'easy way out'. Gah, that makes me nuts!

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  3. The second my oldest started daycare, I was sick constantly! So annoying! Hater-ade...that made me laugh. Sounds like your friend is jealous that she, for whatever reason, can't get WLS and doesn't want you too either. She likes having another overweight friend to hang out with because it doesn't make her feel so bad about herself. Don't fall into her trap. WLS is an individual's choice and I can say, without a doubt, that it's not the "easy way out."

  4. These people who don't want you to get it just don't want you to be thinner than them... that's my opinion. Especially since they said something about "the easy way out." I'm sorry, but since when is having major surgery taking the easy way out? People are so dumb.

  5. Easy way out? Geez! This is NOT easy! Hang in there and ignore the nay sayers! When you are thin, foxy, and HEALTHY, ask them if they should take "the easy way out"! You go Girl!