Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The countdown begins....bye bye diabetes

In less than 24 hours my life will be forever changed. It almost seems surreal that this whole experience is ACTUALLY finally here. Insurance has agreed to cover my laparascopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery. I report to Baylor Hospital Dallas at 5am tomorrow morning with surgery scheduled for 7am.

I'm not scared, just a little concerned about adjustment to the 3 mo. post op liquid diet. No wonder people lose so much weight the first couple months. But...the best of all bye bye diabetes which is the whole reason I'm doing this surgery. I'm so thankful for being blessed with this opportunity to start my "health life" over. Ever since having Luke I've been diabetic which is not fun. I'm so looking forward to getting off my diabetes medication--SOON!

I'm very excited at all the next year will hold for me. Thank you friends and family for your ongoing support. It means a lot to me to know that people trust that I'm making the right decision for my life and family. Thank you God for bringing me through all the rigorous insurance pre-certification requirements.

It is all in God's most able hands. If you could please pray for clear mind and steady hands for Dr. Todd McCarty tomorrow. Also, if you could pray for a quick healing and recovery because a 2 1/2 yr. old doesn't understand "Mommy's Sick".

I love you all.
Heather

7 comments:

Jason Rice said...

I'm with ya every step of the way baby. I love you.

j

Kirtus and Dana said...

Good Luck Tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

You are in my prayers and I am hoping for a speedy recovery. Be sure and keep us posted on how you are doing and the next time I see you, I hope you are healthy with a Ashley Simpson body.
Love you,
Grandma Sally

Brett and Jenny Perkins said...

Praying for you!

Trina said...

We will be praying for you!! Love being sent your way from CO!

Brooke said...

Thinking and praying for you tomorrow Aunt Heather! We love you!

Heather said...

Sally--Has your ph# changed. I couldn't get through to you on the old 972-294-****. Let me know.