Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ready for my preop liquid diet :)

So this is it! As of tomorrow I am only allowed to have liquids, I was told that I could have protein shakes, juices, water, soups (just the liquid), & broth.

I forgot to ask them if I have to be under x amount of calories, or how much protein per day.

How was your liquid diets? What did it consist of?

Since last Thursday I have been only having one meal a day & drinking protein shakes, water & isopure the rest of the day. I am actually shocked that I have been able to maintain that with only one meal, as I am usually a very very hungry girl :).

I have been drinking the Kellogg's strawberry protein shakes, they are yummy! I also drink the carnation breakfast powder ones blended with a banana.

I need ideas so I don't get bored of the same ones. I ordered a couple of samples of the chikes? I think that is what they are called, we are moving so I packed them already so I can't check on the name.

Only one more week till the surgery! I am so excited!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hello everyone :)

First of all I apologize for not really posting or commenting on your posts. I have been a busy bee now that the kiddos are out of school, plus we are moving this weekend so I have been busy packing, and last but not least I had been stressing the surgery!
I am feeling much better now, I am not as scared or stressed. I had my endoscopy today and was sedated for that so now that I have been under even though it was only for like 15 minutes I am not stressing so much the surgery day when I will be under for the surgery, now that I know what to expect waking up from it. Yes I know it is totally different as I was only sedated today and for the surgery I will be under anesthesia (spelling ?)
We left this morning at 7am and hit traffic so I was 1/2 late, which was no problem since the anesthesiologist was really really late. It was 12:15pm by the time they took me in. All I remember is the nurse putting a blue plastic thing in my mouth and next thing I know I'm waking up in the recovery area, it was 12:40pm. Wow! That was so quick!
My throat still feels a lil weird but all in all I am feeling great!
I start my liquid diet on Thursday, we will see how that goes. A few months ago when I was first thinking about this I was like if I go thru with it the last few weeks I am going to pig out and eat everything in site, and honestly all this past week I haven't even been craving anything. Today since I went over there it was 4pm and I still hadn't had nothing to eat and I wasn't even hungry, so hubby asked me what I wanted to eat,where I wanted to go eat, and I told him take me home I will have some re fried beans. SHOCKER!!! He thought I would want to go to my fav place and eat there since I probably won't be able to eat that ever again. But no I am ready for my change.
Hope everyone is doing great! Once again thank you all for sharing your stories with us.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

10 days 14 hrs 23 minutes....

10 days 14 hrs & 23 minutes till my surgery, but who's counting right!
Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I am so excited about the new journey I will be ennbracing, but at the same time I am so scared of the surgery!
Like honestly all of you that have already had the surgery & the ones that are in the process of it, did you, do you think of the what if's?
At times I get so scared that I will die in the surgery, it's a feeling that really makes me nervous, makes me really scared! At night when I am putting my kids to sleep I hug them & kiss them goodnight and it comes to my mind that I might not be here soon to keep on doing that !
I don't wanna get that feeling. I don't wanna be scared!
I am 292 lbs, but other than that I am healthy. No diabetes, no high blood pressure, no cholesteral no nothing. I know there some ppl that have the surgery and they have co mortalaties and they come out great from the surgery. So why do I get so scared when I know that I am a healthy person, a healthy morbably obeses person that is.
Please let me know if anyt of you went thru this before your surgery.
Is it normal???

Monday, June 21, 2010

I have a surgery date finally!

This morning I got a call from my doctors office letting me know I had been approved! YAY!!!

I am so mixed with all the emotions that are running thru me. I am so happy that I will start my journey, so scared of going thru bandster hell, so nervouis about the sedation. AGH! I just wish I could fast forward to like maybe 4 months from now.

On another note, we got together with some of the Fam Bam this weekend, and let me just tell you all that I would always tell ppl to only take pictures of me from my breast up so my fat wouldn't come out on the pix, and this time I didn't care. I took so many pix with all my fam full body shots so I can compare them next year when we get together again. Hehehe!
Here's a pix of my sisters & I! As you can see I am and have always been the biggest one in the family :( The 2 on the right have both had a tummy tuck and boobie job.

Martha 37 yrs. Me 34 yrs. Esther 39 yrs. Jenny 36 yrs.

Ah I almost forgot, I told my sisters abou the shaving powder I have read about on some posts & comments, and we went on a mission to Walgreens to look for it. All of us got some. :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Update :)

So finally my old doctor's office sent my new docotor's office my file. Now the waiting starts, they sent in my info on Friday to my insurance BCBS to see about getting the approval. So far everything the insurance requires has been met. The only other thing that I need to have done, and I believe this is per the doctor not the insurance, or who knows lol. All I know is that on the 29th the doctor will be performing an endoscopy (spelling?) on me.
I had an upper GI done by the old doctor, not sure if it serves the same purpose or not. All I know is that I will be sedated, this my friends is what scares me! I know that obiously for the surgery I have to be sedated also, and it also freaks me out there. I have had 2 C sections, but I have been wide awake for those, so this will be my first time ever to be sedated.
Have any if you ever had this done? Please do tell how it was.
Please, please, please, do say a lil prayer for me that the insuramce approves me & I can hopefully have my surgery in the next couple of weeks.
Thank you!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New blogger

Hello everyone!
I just found a newbie here that would love more followers :)
She is in the process of getting banded next month.

Thank you!

Friday, June 4, 2010


BYOC - Bring Your Own Craziness...

It's Friday again - time for 5 teeny questions you can copy and paste into your own blog so we can all get to know each other better! Play if you want to!

1. If you could live anywhere in the world - where would it be and why?

If we had the money and where able to afford it, I would love for us to live in Carmel by the sea, from what I have seen it is beautiful there.

2. How old were you when you got drunk for the 1st time?

Hmmm well the time I did drink a lot to where I was sick to my stomach was about 2 months ago. I have drank before but had never gotten sick the way I did that day.

3. What was your favorite toy growing up?

My all time favorite was Strawberry Shortcake.

4. What's your favorite season and why?

My all time favorite is Spring, kuz that's when mine & my dads favorite flowers bloom. The Calla Lillies

5. Repeat question....which blog or comment spoke to you or stuck with you the most this week?

I was or more like still am reading Drazils blogs and I came across one that she wrote a while back, I don't rememeber which one it was. But it talked about ppl bein scared of what it will be like once we loose the weight or something of some sort.
And that is something that I have been thinking about all week, I have been overweight all of my life. I wonder how my life will be after I loose the weight. My husband even joked with me and said that if I get too skinny he will fatten me up. Well he said it in spanish it sounds more nicer in spanish hehe.

I am a slow reader...

Please do not Un follow me :)
I am halway thru finishing Drazil's blogs and found one where she says she unfollows ppl sometimes whom don't post or comment.

I am reading one by one each and everyones blogs, begining to end so it will take me time to get to each and everyone of you all.

So please don't think I am NOT interested in your blogs and delete me.

I will get to you all soon.

Yay for my new doc :)

Hello everyone! Happy Friday to all!
I am late on posting how my appointment went on Tues with the new doc I went to see.
His name is Dr. Feiz and he is with the Beverly Hills Physicians, but I didn't go thru them. I went to his private practice. If I would of gone thru the Beverly Hills Physician I would of been able to go to the office here in Oxnard which is only 10 - 15 minutes away from where I live. But I wanted to make sure he was the one to do my surgery so I went directly to his office in Beverly Hills.

So at first my appointment was @ 4:30pm, but since I didn't want to hit traffic on my way back home I switched it to 2:30pm. I really thought I would be home by like 5pm, since it's a 1 1/2 hr dr. I was really hoping I would not get traffic.

I had gotten his info off the internet, so that is where I got his address too. So there I go happy as can be, I park in the basement of the building for the address I got online. I check the board that shows all the bussiness there to see what floor he is in, and nothing. So I go up to the lobby & check there and I see he is on the 7the 7th floor suite 707. So up I go. The door to 707 shows his name so I go in, and I am told that he no longer is in that building! What it's 2:30pm exactly and I am at another place! UGH!!!!

So I call the offoce hopong they don't tell me they are like really far from there & thank God they are just 5 minutes away. So I drive to their now office I get there at 2:45pm. They have me sit and say they will be right with me.

At 4pm they finally call me in to weigh me. Then they tell me to go have a seat again.

At 4:30pm the doctor comes out & goes over the process with us, me & a man that was there. Then at 5:30 I finally get to talk to the doctor 1 on 1. I told him I was wondering about the bypass, and he went on to explin to me how they both where done, The pros & cons. So after all that I decided to stay with the lap band. :)

They are still waiting on my file from the other doctors office, as soon as they get that they will schedule me to do an endoscopy??? I think that is what they said. And then they will send in for the insurance approval. Let's hope they approve me right away!

So after all that I finally left the doctos office at 6pm! I wonder if my appointment would of been at 4:30pm what time I would of left there hehe!

Oh and I did get A LOT of traffic!

Other than the traffic everything was great! I really liked the doctor and his staff was great!

Oh another thing! I asked him if he would take out my gallbladder kuz of the stones & all (that is what the other Dr. planned on doing) and he said no, as long as it doesn't bother me why take it out.