Monday, November 19, 2012

Hello Again

Well this truly has been a long time since I have posted anything and a lot has happened in my life since my last post. I guess it would be sad to say nothing had happened in the year it has been since I posted. In this past year I have lost friends and grown closer to new friends. I have finished school and graduated with honors. Pretty excited about that. Went to Chicago for my graduation with my friend Jody and my sister. It was an amazing experience. Want to go back to Chicago some day to just walk and see the sites. Did not have much time to do that this trip. I am grandma again two more times both are boys so I have three grandsons. My oldest daughter though is due anyday now with my first granddaughter. I am so excited. I love being a grandma. I moved into a house a year ago December 1st and I love it. Everytime I pull up to it I think of a gingerbread house, because that is kind of what it looks like. It needs updating but I love it. The biggest change in my life right now though is on November 6th I had RNY Gastric Bypass. It was a decision I had been debating for many years and back in August I just decided I was going to do it and moved forward with it. I am excited to see what the changes will be for me and how it will change my life. The decision to do this was not an easy one and I was afraid of how people would react to my choice. But I have to admit the people who are in my life right now are very supportive and have really put my mind at ease about it. I made this choice because I know I needed the extra tool to help me lose my weight and get/stay healthy. The choice to want to lose weight was not because I want to be skinny but because my family has a history of type II diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and high cholesterol. All of these are weight related and I wanted to try and avoid or at least delay those health issues in me. When I first decided to do this I was almost 300 pounds. When I weighed in at the surgeons office for my first appointment I was 266 pounds. They told me I needed to lose 15 pounds to have surgery. That was the scariest part of this whole process for me. I was able to lose it and have surgery as planned. I am now on the begining process to losing the weight and becoming healthy. I am hoping I will be better at keeping up on this and telling my story and what I experience. Well I guess this is pretty long and I should go. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!