A banding we will go...

by Eileen
(North Miami, FL, USA)

2009 had been an awful year.

I was scheduled to have my lap band surgery on December 21st, after being turned down by my insurance company a year prior. So, my husband and I have saved all of our pennies and decided I would have the surgery and we'd pay for it ourselves.

My mother fell, while living on her own, in September and came to live with me because she was no longer able to live alone. She died in May. In July I needed emergency gallbladder surgery and in October I found out I had breast cancer, which made me postpone my lap band surgery yet again.

My mastectomy was on January 5th, 2010. Thank goodness I don't require chemo or radiation, only a small hormone therapy pill daily - for the next 10 years. But I am doing great, am in remission and cancer free. Yea!

My oncologist has given me the go ahead to have my lap band, which has been scheduled for June 21st, my 56th birthday. I cannot wait.

My biggest fear is that I hate vegetables and am not a big salad eater. I have always loved carbs, which I know is a no-no. I am not a sugar or candy person - I don't even eat chocolate, cake or cookies. But give me a bag of potato chips or French fries and I am living high on the hog.

I have wanted this surgery for several years and will do anything I can to lose the weight. By losing the weight, I hope to end my Type 2 Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, and shortness of breath when walking.

I am so glad to have found a site for people like me.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Gastric Lap-Band Blog.