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! :-)

2/01/2011

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?

L

9 comments:

Kim H. said...

When shall we reschedule your party for? I assume that a March 12th party won't work ;-)

Nella said...

Wooohoo!

Janine said...

WOW - I think it is an ERCP (or something) and my surgeon told me I could never have one as they would have to negotiate down through my bypass. Or maybe he just didn't trust anyone to navigate through unless it was him!! LOL

Laurie (GastricGirl.com) said...

No, I can't have those either...
This thing is an MRI of the pancreas... but I don't remember the fancy initials for it.

Waning Woman said...

I hope that everything turn out well.

A Healthier Plate said...

The waiting is the hardest part:) I hope all goes well and you're back to working out in no time.

KrysTros said...

Good luck with the surgery, Laurie! And get well soon too!

samiam4eva06 said...

Good luck on getting your date!!!

Salted with Shadows said...

Good for you--I hope everything goes well!