Chapter Two Begins in 3…

Posted: April 26, 2011 by sneakerporndiaries in Uncategorized

Three weeks from today I enter into a new chapter of my life.  I am nervous but very excited, and so ready.

I’ve learned a few things during the past six months.

Not every person I know, or associate with, agrees with my decision to have weight loss surgery.  Those opinions I respect, but only to a point.  The experts in my life consist of my team of doctors (weight loss is all they do), my mom (she had the same procedure done and successfully lost a person), Matthew (he’s been through the experience with our mom, personally experienced obesity, and has a pair of pom-poms he shows to NO one but me), my nutritionist, etc.

Dr. Doyle told me about the guy who perforated his esophagus two days post-op after he consumed and entire baseball park hot dog (he spent some time in ICU); he and Dr. Krause (my surgeon) told me about three patients who passed away.  Two did not disclose major medical information to their physicians, and the third did not follow their doctor’s instructions.  And of course they both shared incidences where things didn’t go quite as planned.  If you know me well, you know I dig a lot. I spent almost two years researching the options before I went to my first appointment a little over six months ago.

So although I can appreciate the views expressed by those not in agreement with my decision, and their willingness to give a story of someone they know who knew someone that read about someone who thought about looking into weight loss surgery but changed their mind after someone they knew said something about someone they read about who fell off a gurney….um – thanks.  I’m good.

Family, friends…your prayers, encouraging words, pep talks, list of things to find out about, answers to a few tough questions.  There’s nothing more greater than than friends and family.

“Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? ”

  1. Niki Lopez says:

    >You go girl! I respect your decision and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you've done all of your research and that you're told your doctor more than he's needed to know. Ha ha!I love you girl – wish we lived closer ❤

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