Well, It’s been a year and a half since I had my Gastric Bypass surgery. I do NOT regret it. I had my 18 month follow up appointment this week. It was short and sweet. It’s all routine now. The Nutritionist, Physiologist and Doctor came in, went over things with me quickly and then it was over. All my vitamin levels were within normal range and my blood pressure was great. I had lost 123 lbs. total. I’ve been just about the same weight, up and down a few lbs for at least 8 months now.
I asked the Surgeon about recommendations for Plastic Surgeons. I know they had mentioned they worked with a group that they refer people to. He said the only ones he knows anything about are the one’s they share an office with, so I made a consultation appointment with them for Sept. 2nd. I’d like to just go over what I’d LIKE to have done and get their opinion as to if I need to lose weight before considering it and what the cost would be, etc. When I mentioned that to my Bariatric Surgeon he said they usually just want you to be 18 months out and your weight to of stabilized, which mine has. SO – we’ll see what he has to say. I noticed on their website they had some 3D camera they use too….takes pictures of you from all angles and can show you what work will look like afterwards, etc. THAT should be interesting! There was also a surgeon up North that was recommended to me by a friend, and I want to call and set up a consultation with him also. I do NOT want to go back to the one that did my breast reduction.
SO – since I had so much PTO time, I decided to go see my parents on my own. I really enjoyed the trip. LOVED spending time with Mom and Dad and LOVED seeing some sights that I hadn’t seen before. Where as when I’m with Tommie, he’s usually ready for a nap mid day, my parents just go and go and go with me. Haha. I think I wore them out a bit. Mom said in 20 years she’s going to remind me how much I made her walk (since I’ll be her age in 20 years) :D.
The first day I was in town it rained all day, so we decided to drive up to Hershey Pennsylvania and go to Chocolate World. It’s just one of those things I’ve seen on TV and wanted to do! It was neat, BUT with it being a rainy day, I think EVERYONE decided to go and it was WAY too crowded. It would not be a place I’d want to go back to again. But, at least I can now say that I’ve been there and done that. 🙂
The next two days I took the train into Washington DC and my Mom had bought me trolley passes (which was a tourist bus type thing) to get around town. Dad had taken one day off work, so we decided to do one day with Dad and one day with Mom. It was REALLY fun to have the quality time with both parents. 😀 I got to see LOTS of things I have only seen on TV and do lots of walking! I was sore afterwards, but it was a good thing. That was my favorite part of the trip. I loved taking the trains in and getting around by bus, train and foot. I didn’t see everything there was to see. I feel like I could go back there and spend more time. LOVED it.
We also explored some other things in Baltimore that I hadn’t seen before. We went to Edgar Allen Poe’s grave site, which was an odd and very neat cemetery….or as they called it “Burial Grounds”. There was a church that was built OVER the cemetery there. They had graves in the basement and in the open spaces under the church. I’ve never seen anything like it. It wasn’t in the best part of town, so Dad went with us on the weekend. We later went to the Inner harbor and Little Italy part of town and walked around. It was a nice trip.
When I got back, I had a lot of catch up to do at work, plus my supervisor was going to be off work a while, so had to go in and learn some things from him. Plus, the following day after I got back, My Uncle Dub passed away. I had gone up to see him before I left town. I hadn’t been up before then, because he’d been really weak since surgery and I hadn’t wanted to bother him, but was told, if I wanted to see him, now would be the time. Hospice was being called in. I’m glad I got to see him one last time. He is my Grandma’s only brother and she is really close with him. It was really sad to see him go. He is one of the pieces of glue that has kept the family so close. He will be missed. We had a lot of family that came into town for the funeral. It was good to see them and he would’ve been so pleased to see everyone together.
Our one 5K we had planned for August was cancelled and is pending rescheduling, so that means our next race is the 10K we’ll be doing in September! We’ll be doing that 3 days after my 40th birthday! It will put me in a new age class. I’m not sure I’m ready for another 10K, but we’ll see how it goes! After that, we have 5K’s the next three weekends in a row.
In October I’ll be heading to Cincinnati to take a small weekend trip with my sister and Mom. We’re just getting away and leaving the kids with Jonathan. Billie said she just wanted us to go do something for my 40th and Mom’s 60th birthday’s. I need to get my plane ticket soon!! I’ll be leaving the day after Tommie’s birthday.
Well, I guess that’s the update I have for now. Thanks for checking in on me. Leave me a comment.