Weight Loss Surgery - Poem




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mistyseas
03-02-2005, 08:56 AM
Hi.....I don't know if anyone has read this, but it was sent to me this morning and I thought I would share.



'Twas the night before bypass, when all through my gut
not a morsel was stirring, not even a nut.
The suitcase was packed by the back door with care,
in hopes that a new me would soon return there.

I lay nestled, snug in my bed
while visions of calories danced in my head;
and me in my plus size pajamas and wrap,
had just settled in for a long, restless nap.

When deep in my mind there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my dreams to see what was the matter.
Away to my fridge I flew like a flash,
ripped open the door and drooled at the stash.

The moonlight reflecting off the beautiful snacks
gave a luster of radiance to all on the racks.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but an array of the comfort foods I hold so dear.

With a familiar feeling of all those I'd pick,
I thought in a moment I just might be sick.
More lovely than angels their voices they came,
and they whistled and shouted and called me by name;

"Now pizza, now French fries, now chocolate galore
on cheesecake, on ice cream, on donuts and more!"
From the tip of my tongue, to the bottom of my toe,
I will miss you all more than ever you'll know.

As an addict that shakes and stirs as he sits,
I'll mourn the loss of my delectable hits.
So back to my bed I went with great haste,
and settled back down with nary a taste.

And then in an instant, in pre-op I sat,
nervously waiting to no longer be fat.
As I sat deep in thought and adjusted my gown,
In came my surgeon in one single bound.

He was dressed all in scrubs, from his head to his feet
and he seemed very calm as he eyed me like meat.
He looked at my chart, with his scope gave a listen,
I don't think he noticed my eyes yes start to glisten.

He was chubby and plump -- he could lose some himself,
and I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke barely a word as he prepped for his work,
he paused for a moment, then turned with a jerk.
And laying a finger aside of his face,
and giving a nod, out of the room he did race.

He checked in the next day, to his students gave a whistle,
and away they all flew like a down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim as he walked out of sight,
"speedy thinness to you and a healthier life!"


mistyseas
03-03-2005, 09:22 PM
Hi Pookie, I am doing well, thanks. I have lost another 53 lbs, for a total at 7months out of 158 lbs. I try not to get upset when I realize that I still have ATLEAST that much left to lose (probably, hopefully more) and I know, like I have been reading on your posts, I don't have alot of time left. This is very hard. I know I should post more, but I am not always as "up" as most of you all seem to be, even though I try. But I appreciate you asking and I enjoy reading your posts. Good luck on your Memorial Day challenge!

Chickadee
03-04-2005, 01:08 PM
Hi Misty,

I liked the poem too. Thanks for sharing.

I wanted to tell you that I hope you will post even if you're not feeling perky. I think we all go through times when we just feel kind of blah or down. That's probably the best time to post, so we can all chip in to lift your spirits and share experiences! As for me, I'm not always up, but I am a gigantic goofball and sometimes I don't get the help I need (mostly in real life) because people just assume everything's good because I'm such a goon. Hang around and post!

BTW, your weight loss is incredible!

Chickadee


mistyseas
03-07-2005, 05:55 PM
Hi Pookie and Chickadee,

Thank you both for your kind words and I promise I will hang around and post more often. I did go to a support meeting this past Friday night and it helped lift my spirits. It was good to talk in person to people who are going thru the same things we are. And I think it helped get me back on track, seemed to be slipping out of the exercise mode. Must get back on that gazelle!

My4Monkeys
03-08-2005, 11:28 PM
That's cute Misty! Nice to see you around :) Congrats on the weight loss, you're doing great!

mistyseas
03-09-2005, 10:37 AM
Thanks!