I haven't been around a heckuva lot lately, due to several things I suppose. But I have popped in from time to time.
I wasn't sure if I wanted to post this or not, but, I figured why not. It may be a healthy way to ease any anxieties I may be having.
On December 21, at 11 AM, I will be having gastric bypass surgery. I am sure you are all aware of the public success of this surgery for the likes of Al Roker and Carnie Wilson. Well, after watching my weight grow steadily almost my entire life, and after watching my mother suffer from the health problems thaqt come with being obese, I felt it was time for drastic action.
Anyway, some of you will understand it, some of you won't. Some will care, others will not. Some people understand what a battle it is to be obese, and to try to do something about it, and others do not. Honestly, I've heard so many negative comments throughout my life, that they rarely ever phase me unless they come from someone I like and respect.
Anyway, it is going to be a long, hard, and miserable road to where I want to be. However, I think in the long run, it will help me lead a more healthy and normal life.
I am nervous, because as with any surgery, there are certainly risks. Infection, stomach acid leaking, etc. etc. The surgeon has performed thousands of these procedures, and has an impeccable record, so the odds are good. But, still, you can't help but have a little anxiety.
Supposedly, the first month after the process is extremely miserable, but afterwards, things get better quickly. I know for a fact, I will be taking supplements for the rest of my life, and I will also not be able to eat 90% of what got me to this point in the first place.
Well, thanks for listening. I'll let you guys know how things go.