Saturday, May 01, 2010
A couple months ago my doctor told me she thinks I would benefit from bariatric surgery. She had no opinion on gastric bypass or lap band and I have yet to speak to a surgeon about it, so I am open to suggestions right now to make a more informed choice. I got the paperwork from the surgeon's office and last week finally got approval from the insurance company. That means I needed to get the rest of the paperwork finished and sent off to the surgeon so I could get my first appointment, but I got so behind on my paperwork that I LOST the surgery papers and just could not find them.
Yesterday morning, I woke up with laryngitis and went to my doctor. I got weighed and my blood pressure taken then I saw the doctor. First she checked me for the laryngitis and then she asked me how the process for the surgery was going. When I told her that I lost the papers, she said I could either find the papers already sent to me, or I could go online and get new papers. I finally took the time to find the papers and finally got them filled out. Now all I have to do is mail them into the surgeon's office and wait for my first appointment.
I know that having the surgery will change my life. Whether I lose much weight or not, I will have major changes.
WITH WEIGHT LOSS: 1.) self-esteem rises; 2.) social life increases; 3.) exercise, sleep, energy and concentration increases; 4.) job opportunities open up; 5.) chance of romantic involvement increases.
WITHOUT WEIGHT LOSS: 1.) self-esteem lowers; 2.) social life stays the same; 3.) depression increases; 4.) health issues cause me to seek out welfare options; 5.) living life as a single parent is not what I wish, but it is not impossible.
Life will change and since I have the paperwork done, I can actually say things will change soon.