Monday, November 15, 2010

WEEK 13 - day 99 - 2 MORE SLEEPS!

I just realised that I haven't updated my blog since Friday so, a quick run down...

The XRay came through clear at about 5pm.  I have continued to use my asthma thingy when I am wheezing and it seems to be fixing it up.  I highly doubt the Doctor was right when saying that I have asthma because I am overweight.  A lot of skinny people have asthma.  I do agree with his diagnosis now that the XRay has come up clear. 

The wait is almost over... I can't believe that I am almost at the finish line of one part of my life and at the start of another.  It's a strange feeling. 

I feel bad for leaving 'this person' behind and meeting a new.  I am sure that sounds strange but that is what it feels like.  I know I'll wake up as 'me' but I'll be fitted with the equipment to improve not only my health but my life and the lives of those around me.  I can't wait to make this change.  I can't wait to see how I changer over the next few months.  I know it's not going to be easy but it would be a lot harder living like this for the rest of my life.  I can't imagine doing it. 

I had a great weekend.  We went away for the night to Ballarat.  I spent 2 and a half hours in the Jacquzzi :) it was so relaxing.  I can't wait to not have to wear a skirt in the water - bring on shorts and a T Shirt!  We went bowling on the Saturday night and went to the plaster fun house on the Sunday.  It was nice to spend time together as a family and even though David ended up sick on the Sunday, we had a great time

I haven't weighed myself today.  I am going to do so on Wednesday morning.

I've been a bit worried about the size of my liver.  I haven't stuck to the Optifast diet as well as I could have.  Especially over the past few weeks.  I called my Surgeon's rooms today to let them know this.  I also wanted to be assured that if he couldn't get the band on using keyhole surgery that he is more than welcome to 'open me up' and do it that way.  I don't want to go through this again.  I don't think I could. 

So, I'm off to bed after I've watched Neighbours!  I have to go into work tomorrow as I had Lachlan home today.  After taking him to the Doctors, they told me he has tonsillitis.  I was going to keep David home as well because he has had a very high temperature on and over over the past 2 days but, he improved during the morning so I decided to send him to Chreche and concentrate on Lachlan.  After going to the Doctors, I took him to the shops and let him buy what he wanted for the next few days.  His throat is very sore and very red so, when he held up the tub of Ice Cream, I could hardly say no :)


  1. All the best Steph - we will be following your skinny blog with as much interest as we have this one. I know you are apprehensive, but it will all work out just fine and you will have so much more energy. Just take it all one step at a time - it won't all happen in 5 minutes :) Lots of Love - The Macdowells xxx

  2. Hi Steph... I am so excited to come across your blog today!!! You will be 5 days ahead of me in our journey. I get my band on 22nd November :)
    Just like you I am so bloody excited and can not wait for my new life to start! I was 125kgs (I have never told anyone that before!!)but I've been on pre op for 2 1/2 weeks and lost 8.1 kgs so far!! I wanted to lose 10 before op! Dr said 6 would be fine! I am actually in Sydney...
    I will be following you...
    Good luck tomorrow!!!!

  3. Thank you, Deb and welcome Em :) keep up with you Optis. I hope you make your personal goal. You're on the right track. It's great that you've managed to do what the Doctor has asked of you. So pleased for you. Happy you stumbled accross my blog and I hope you find it helpful during your journey.