Sunday, May 2, 2010

I'm Getting Banded in the Morning!

I report for surgery at 10:30AM.

It almost seemed as if there was a conspiracy against me today. First, everywhere around here is flooded. I mean, closed interstates, floating vehicles and floating houses flooded. We're fine here, but between here and MIL's house the roads are toast. MIL is supposed to be coming up to take care of the kids this week while I get banded and recover. So... The 3.5 hour drive from her house to here has so far taken 6 hours, and she's still not here. Apparently the only way to get here is to keep driving north and then head in our direction. I totally owe my inlaws for making the hellish and (no doubt) scary drive.

I'm pretty sure I mentioned a couple of blogs back about feeling like a burden. Yeah. Here I am, BIG FAT BURDEN. Yes, please drive through torrential rains and rising flood waters so I can have a governor installed on my intake. Here is a pre-op pic:

This is me. Big ole ass.

On the upside, she is just outside of town now and should be here shortly.

Back to the conspiracy...
So these kids, supposedly I have to keep feeding them even when I'm not allowed to eat. Clearly I can't cook for them because I absent-mindedly eat all the time. So I figured I'd run to Subway and score the little ones some pizzas and a sandwich for the oldest. GAH! I wish they made a liver and onions take out place and that the kids liked liver and onions so I would have been gagging rather than drooling.

I'm off to get the kids into bed and then put myself there too. I don't think I can hang staying awake much longer. Night time is usually eating time for me.

So to summarize: Flooding, washed out roads, Dorothy and Toto, That bastard Jared at Subway, Food Pron!, kids!!!

Cross your toes for me! I'll catch you all on the flipside.

P.S. Is licking the glass at Subway considered part of the clear liquid diet?


  1. Good luck!! Tomorrow by this time, you'll be recovering, and all this stress will be over...and trust me, Subway will be the LAST thing on your mind! Well...maybe liver and onions will be the LAST thing...but still! An early WELCOME to the sisterhood!

  2. I wish the best for you and I hope to be right there with you in a couple of weeks!

  3. I'm so excited for you! I would count licking the glass at Subway aok for the clear liquid diet, just not so hot on the line of good health!
    Good luck tomorrow! Looking forward to following your journey! You are my "ghost of Christmas future" telling me what to expect. :)
    Surgery Date: May 25

  4. Good luck, hun!! I know you'll do great. I am sending you good vibes.

    Cannot wait for you to join us in Bandland!

  5. Good luck today! let us know how it goes when you feel up to it!

  6. Good luck! You'll feel like poop for a few days but its totally worth it!!

  7. CONGRATULATIONS Bander!!! Remember the post-op mantra; walk, walk, walk, and sip, sip, sip!

  8. Good luck and congrats. I am newly banded and loving it so far. When you feel up to it, let us know how you are!

  9. Good luck, I can't wait to hear how you're surgery went! Make sure to rest and don't over do it!

  10. Wooohoo!!!! I hope you're not feeling like you laid down on the train line and let the train run you over...that can happen, but mostly it's not that bad.

    Just goes to show how much your in-laws think of you to drive all that way...good on them.

    Let us know all the gory's when you're up to it. I'll be looking forward to it. xx

  11. today is your bandiversary! congrats to you! welcome home my friend.
    remember to keep your head up, keep us posted on your recovery. and walk, walk, walk. get your rest and make sure you stay ahead on the pain meds.
    thinking about you on this special day.

  12. Congratulations! What great in-laws. Can't wait to hear how it went.