Weight Loss Surgery - I have a Surgery Date!!

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05-11-2005, 05:17 AM
Hi Everyone.......
I finally have a Sugery Date!!!!!!!!!!! :cb: 2 years later and now its seem so unreal. My WLS date is May 31st. Just 20 more days.
On May 26th at 9:30am I have a class to attend with Carlene the dietition about eating after WLS and so much more. Also on the same day, at 1:45pm I have to be at admitting at the Royal Alex. Hospital to fill out all the required paper work for my WLS.
20 More days!! As I type this, my eyes are welling up with tears of happiness. I alreay have my overnight back partially packed. New Nighty and matching house coat, slippers, an extra pair of PJ's and my accessory bag. I will add more as the date gets closer.
I have been going through so many emotions since I found out my sugery date. One being that I am so anxious to finally do this and be on the road to my new life. I am scared. Anybody who thinks WLS is an easy way out has never been obese. NEVER! Because in my mind and what I have gone through so far, it is NOT easy. I had to be patient and wait one full year just to see the weight loss specialist. To wait one year is so hard. While you feel ugly, fat and useless. Then you have to go through a series of appointments during which you are weighed. This was the first time my husband had any idea of what I weighed. This was humilliating for me. And then to admit to my bad eating habits and try to begin to eat healthy all the while feeling so hungry. And then there is the actual surgery. We have to endure pain and scars and then reconstructive surgery just to be normal, to feel healthy and be self confident. I haven't even touched the emotional healing process. That alone is tiring and frustrating.
But I am ready to do this. I have had 2 years to think about it. Two years of hating my obese self. I can't wait until I am not considered obese.
So wish me luck in my days to come and the day of my surgery. I will need all the support I can get.
I will share my entire process with you all so that I may shed some light to anyone who is still waiting for their day to come.


05-15-2005, 12:10 AM
greeneyed- i'm so sorry i haven't been around much recently - life has SOO interfered..

it's been SUCH a long haul for you, in fact, the longest i've ever seen!!!!! and you've hung in there every step of the way. how many others have the courage to hang in there for two years??????? not sure i would have!!!!!

so what's in your bag? chapstick? deodorant? something to entertain yourself, since being in the hospital is SO boring...

you mentioned the emotional healing process - so few of us think about that - how do you think you're going to cope with that? i'm still dealing. it's not easy..

how's your husband handling all this? the rest of your family and friends? did you decide to tell them or to keep it a secret?

and what protein shake are you going to use???

so glad it's all coming together for you!!!!

05-15-2005, 12:37 AM
SO much good luck to you!!!

05-25-2005, 02:39 AM
I also am having WLS (Lapband) on 5/31/05!! I can really identify with all you are feeling. I will be going to TJ Mexico and having Dr. Pedro Kuri do my surgery! Where are you going to have your done and by whom? Best of luck and hope to hear from you so we can mutually support each other through this new & exciting journey!!

05-25-2005, 11:34 AM
less than a week for you two!!! how's it going? how are the pre-surgery jitters?