First, this is me in the first goal dress I ever bought myself, when I was trying to get my weight down from nearly 440 pounds.
200 pounds later, I can wear this without any problems. I’ll actually have to have the bodice taken in a little bit pretty soon.
-200 pounds later.
Today I had a 9-month follow-up appointment.
It’s a good thing, too.
As I was talking with the PA about how I’d been feeling, I was having the same abdominal pains I’d had earlier in the week: dull, intermittent pain under my ribcage on my right side.
He said, “It’s good that you are here. Let me go get the doctor.”
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File under Things You Don’t Expect To Hear At Your Doctor’s Office:
(especially after stepping on the scale)
“Get you some!”
That’s how my appointment started, followed by a high five.
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This is how I chose to greet the new year, head cold and all:
And 2014 will be my year. Oh yes, yes it will be.
Tomorrow, I have my six-month follow up appointment at my surgeon’s office. Is it ridiculous that I’m mad that the high temps tomorrow are supposed to be in the 40s so I have to wear heavier clothes? I could wear what I wore last time I was at my surgeon’s office but it would mean I’d freeze my ass off as it is a summerweight maxi dress, and besides, it is too large for me now.
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Yesterday I hit one of what I know will be several milestones as I work to make this sleeve work to my advantage. And because now I know roughly what kind of capacity my sleeve was designed to hold (thanks, operation notes!), I can plan accordingly for success.
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