Saturday, June 25, 2011

5 days to go

I can't believe that this time next week I will be sitting on the couch recovering from my Lap Band surgery.  I am getting nervous....quite nervous actually.  I'm not worried about the surgery part, I am worried about the whole  life change.  What if this tool doesn't work for me?  What if I spent $13,000 (yes, American Express loves me this month!) on another failed attempt at weight loss?  What if I have a problem with the band years down the road?  Any words of advice or motivation would be appreciated.


  1. Yay! Don't be scared! We got this! I'm right behind ya!

  2. I was banded a year ago this week - this has been the most amazing year. it was all worth it. I know that it doesn't seem to work for everyone - but sometimes I think that may be because they didn't have a great doctor and the band isn't adjusted properly. If you are worried about complications, imagine the complications down the road of being obese. You've made a good decision and it will be an amazing ride! There are so many things to look forward to. Congrats!

  3. I will be banded on June 30th also!!! Good luck to the both of us!!!!

  4. I am sorry I am just getting to your blog this morning! I have been so busy with work I didn't even look at blogs over the weekend!

    I felt the exact same way before surgery that you are feeling now. I did not think this would work. I thought I would be the girl who never changed! But part of it is having the attitude that " I will make this work " and you will. Getting to the point where you accept you need this help was more then 1/2 the battle.

    Trust me. Ask for help when you need it. But don't compare to others! This is your trip. The first few days were rougher then I expected but I barely remember them now!

    As for the earrings. I do Stella & Dot! You can order them from me at

    I love all of there stuff!

  5. Hello, I'm new to your blog. I have the same fears as you do about the band will it last forever...will I have issues down the road in a few years. I just keep telling myself it is going to work and not worry about something that hasn't happend. I haven't had my surgery yet I'm trying to get my insurance to pay for it, and have to follow a 6 month medical supervised diet before they will pay.