About Gastric Girl

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Tomball, TX, United States
My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)


Life Update

Hi All!
Sorry for the late update, but I've been living life, kicking ass and taking names!   Well, not really kicking any ass or taking names, but you get the drift... :-)
My MRCP came back normal - I don't know if that's because I haven't had the seriously bad back pain since September/October, or if it is indeed not pancreatitis. I suppose that only time will tell - if the pain appears AFTER I get my ulcer surgically removed, then at least we know what to approach next. :-)
I have been bad.   I'm basically eating whatever I want the past couple of weeks. It's been Valentine's Day... my birthday is coming up, and I am about 2 weeks out from a surgery which will prevent me from eating for approximately one month.   So, I say to heck with it lately, and am just enjoying what I will no longer enjoy.   I have gained about 5-7 lbs over the past 2 months, but I'm actually surprised it's only 5-7 lbs.   With that weight added on, I'm happy losing 15 lbs total but more than that I will wonder if I look sickly.. that's why I'm not worrying about it!

On another note - I have the Mystery Hostess party open for 5 more days.   Please take a look at my site!  There are only 2 sales a year, and now is one of them - almost everything is 10% off!   The product is wonderful and you could win 15% of the total party sales and up to 4 half price items if you win!   Please click this link to get the easy peasy details on the party!    I greatly appreciate you taking the time to look..  I've had a good month with Scentsy - I have 3 new people on my team!  Exciting!!!

On yet another note.... I'm turning 35 in less than a week and I'm really bummed about it! :(




Well, yesterday I had my MRCP to check for pancreatitis.  I'm not sure if it will actually show anything since I'm not having a flare up... and the fact that I'm not positive it's pancreatitis - that may make it not show either, HA!
I hope to have the results tomorrow, but it's hard telling.
My surgery is four weeks from tomorrow.  I am looking forward to closing that little chapter in my life, that's for sure!!!
The weather here in Houston is crazy.   Last week, we got Friday off because we were expected to get 1-3 inches of snow, and lots of ice.  No snow for us, but lots of ice.  The next day, it was in the 60s outside!!  No wonder everyone is sick around here!  
Don't forget, I'm having a mystery hostess party!  Just click the link for more details!  We already have several entries going in, so we're off to a good start! Thanks for your participation, ladies!!
One of my dear friends is getting a new camera for her birthday next week, and I think we're going to take some photography classes together... awesome!!

Anyway, I just wanted to check in!!
Hope you all are doing well! :-)


It's Party Time!

Hi all!
In an effort to earn some money for my surgery next month, I'm having a Mystery Hostess Party for my Scentsy business!
What does that mean for you?  Whoever wins the drawing will be the hostess of the party - earning up to 15% of the sales and up to 4 half price items.  You can earn entries in several ways!
1) Earn 1 entry for every $10 purchased on the online party - Just click this link  Another plus - During February only, almost everything is 10% off.  Very few exclusions apply, and all prices are as marked on the webpage.
2) Want to earn extra money for yourself, and have a great time doing it?   Become a consultant through me, and get 10 entries!   February is the best month to join, as you get extra items - the current catalogs and scents as well as the upcoming catalogs and scents... best of both worlds!
3) Earn 1 entry for 'Liking' my Facebook page.
4) Earn 1 entry for blogging about this post!

Please leave 1 comment letting me know which entries you have earned, and I'll get you into the drawing.  I'll use a random number generator to select the winner, and then contact you to pick out your free and half price items! :-)

A little information about Scentsy if you have never heard about it -  We have dozens of gorgeous warmers available for our over 80 wickless scents.  The highest wattage bulb is only 25w, so you can feel safe leaving it on 24/7 if you like. No more worrying about whether you blew that candle out!    There is truly something for everyone.    The company is only in it's 5th year, so the market isn't nearly as saturated as other companies as well!   We are also getting ready to expand to the UK and Germany in the next few months, so there is a lot of opportunity there as well.

I really appreciate you taking the time to take a look at my site.    It is going to be tough trying to come up with roughly $2,000, but I'm going to try my best!  If you have any questions about the product or the opportunity, feel free to email me!  Laurie9797@yahoo.com


I have a date!

I got a call from my surgeon's office this morning, and I was approved.  Huzzah!
I decided to schedule my surgery in March - one reason being that I am about to get my MRCP (I think that's what it is called) on my pancreas done next Tuesday, and I want those results in first, another being that February is a short month and I'm limited to next week only if I'm out of work for 2 full weeks by chance, and thirdly, it's my birthday month, and Valentine's Day... and I want to celebrate both... and not be in bed, feeling like crap, or just being woe is me in general.    Wow, that was the longest run on sentence in the entire world!!!! HA!
So - March 10th it is.  March 9th I will have my pre-op appointment and my hospital appointment.   Then, the 10th, I will be getting my revision.   I'm still a little nervous about losing too much weight, but I will be vigilant with my protein drinks, as well as trying to maintain my muscle mass as soon as I'm given the green light to work out.  

The sucky thing about this is all of the money I am about to have to come up with.  While I do have insurance, my out of pocket is $2,500.  I am going to have to work my butt off to get some Scentsy parties scheduled to earn some extra money, that's for sure!     I will probably do an online party with my blog buddies on here and have a drawing to see who will win the hostess goodies... yeah, that sounds like a good idea! :-)

Isn't it amazing how things can change so much in 24 hours?