Saturday, April 10, 2010


I'm really starting to get nervous now. Along with playing the insurance waiting game, I had my upper GI yesterday, and lo & behold, I have a "small sliding hiatal hernia."

Now, my friend Tanya says this is nothing to be concerned about, as my surgeon is also a general surgeon & can fix it at the same time. I was concerned it would keep me from getting the band... but she insists no. My surgeon stated he just didn't want any surprises. Well, neither do I!!! I don't want any surprises from Humana, from my doctor, etc.

I have my dietician appointment on Tuesday to learn about my preop diet, which I'll begin the very next day! Can't wait for those yummy shakes... Ha!
And I have about 13 lbs left to lose before surgery.

Oh, did I forget to mention... I have the date!?

*~ APRIL 28th ~*

I'm getting so excited... I don't want anything to derail my surgery.

And I must apologize to you, all my bloggy band-friends. I haven't been checking out your blogs much lately. It's been a very busy time for me, & it's not easy to read or comment on others' blogs via iPhone (which is how I'm submitting this blog post). I do miss you all & appreciate all your support more than you know!!!

I'll be back with you all soon!

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  1. Woohoo, so happy you got a date for your surgery. I will be back on liquids next week as i will get my first fill. Oh the joy of shakes!

  2. He will fix your hiatal hernia at the same time. The upper GI is to check for a paraesophageal hernia, which is extremely rare. He doesn't fix those and you don't have one so NO PROB! Almost 2 weeks!! LOVE the countdown clock!!

  3. yea you! it's starting to come together now. after the date is finalized it's all downhill from there. and yes, the surgeon will fix the hiatal hernia at the same time. keep us posted.

  4. Congrats on getting a date! The time will fly by.

    You should try using Google Reader to read all the blogs you follow. I can access that through my Sprint Excite phone (not a blackberry) and am able to read and go and comment, if need be. But I use reader on my computer too to keep track of when each blogger has a new post. Makes it so much easier.

  5. hey, I found your blog through Living large in C.C. Congrats on getting a surgery date!! 4/28 will be here before you know it. Can't wait to follow you!

  6. I agree, most of us had a Hiatal Hernia and our Surgeon's fixed them during the LB Surgery, with no problems!

    So glad to hear about your date!! only 2 weeks and 4 days!!

  7. yay, yay, yay! Soo stinkin' happy for you R! I can't wait til we are rubbin' your port site at work too. ;)

    By the way, I'm impressed with your post complete with pics from your iphone. Ur very techie!

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