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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

So this is hell... :/

It's amazing how a liquid diet can take me to such a dark place so fast.  I am one cranky lady.  Everything is annoying.  Including typing this. :)  13 days til' my revision surgery.  I am ready to get this sleeve fixed and move forward with what I intended the FIRST time I got it done.  My 35th birthday is coming up next month.   Last year I envisioned being so much farther out in this WL journey by now. 
Anyway, on a happy note... I just took a mini-vacation to Austin with my family and I was out and about the entire time.  Every day, several times a day I was thanking the good Lord for the blessing of this surgery.  I swam in a lake, floated in a creek, went on a tour of the capital with my family, walked around a museum, toured UT, went on a little train ride (and fit in the seats)... All without restrictions. :)  What a wonderful change it was from our last summer vacation when I was sitting in a wheelchair.  Nothing more than a bystander watching everything go by.  This time I was a full participant and trust me when I say I spend most of that time in such a wonderful, grateful state.  You can truly see the blessings if you have been to the darkest places and I know know that I would not go back and change anything.  Every step, every walk with my family, every trip to the store I am grateful.







5 comments:

susan said...

Stay away from the dark place!! Your determination and self-discipline are both bright indicators of your strength ... feel delighted in your ability to restrict with such diligence.

Lyn said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mrs. O said...

With every drink, keep reminding yourself how far you've come and how much farther you'll go after this revision. It'll all be over before you know it. :)

Amanda said...

I'll be thinking about you -- your mini-vacation looks like it was delightful!

Lori said...

The liquid diet is a small price to pay for the revision surgery. It won't last forever but the weight loss will. You can make it.
Lori