I'm so excited I can't stand myself!!!

@Katlady2 (9920)
United States
January 9, 2008 6:36pm CST
I just got off the phone with the nurse at the hospital where I will be having my gastric bypass surgery. Guess what?? My surgery is scheduled for JANUARY 31st!! Yaaaaaaayyyyyyyy! I have my pre op on the 23rd. I'm practically jumping up and down in my chair as I'm typing here! The nurse told me that if I gain weight, they won't do my surgery. So now, I'm really going to have to hit the recumbent bike just to be safe. LOL! AND....I guess I'm going to have to go and buy me some cute pajamas to wear while walking up and down the hallway there. Can't be looking all ratty in front of the public now, can I? Teeheehee!
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28 responses
• United States
10 Jan 08
Awww yay!!! =] I hope everything goes well for you!! I'll keep you in my prayers!!!
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Thank you very much hon. I really appreciate it.
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• United States
10 Jan 08
Hey congrats. I'm excited for you. My sister in law and good friend had it done and it dose work. Be good to yourself. Your in my prayers. ~WiteNgtOwl~
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Thank you very much hon. I appreciate it.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Wow! They sure upped the surgery alright. Congrats on getting a sooner date for the surgery. For someone going into surgery, any kind of surgery, your sure all hyped up about it. Sure hope everything goes a-ok for ya b4-during-after surgery, my friend. :-)
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Jan 08
It was so funny. When the nurse asked me if I wanted the surgery this month, I was like "well......YEAH!" (it was all I could do not to add the "DUH" at the end of it LOL). Usually I am very nervous about surgery of any kind. But for this, I am actually happy to have it. Thanks so much hon. HUGS!
@CatAnna (98)
• United States
10 Jan 08
I'm so happy for you! And all that jumping up and down will probably keep your weight down naturally between now and then LOL. That's just 3 weeks away... better start looking for those cute PJs ASAP ;-)
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Jan 08
ROFL! Between the jumping and the bike, I ought to lose at least another 5 lbs by then. Hahahaha! I'll definitely be going shopping here very very soon. Thanks hon. Hugs!
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Excellent news! I'll ride my bike along with you... we'll both be in good shape! And when you buy those pjs... pick up some baby-dolls for later on...!! WOO-HOO!!
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Oh I intend to! When I lose my weight, Victoria's Secret, here I come!! LOL
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Wow that's fantastic Katlady..this is much earlier than you expected isn't it? I bet you're going to use that calendar and mark off those days until "countdown" LOL You mean you wear ratty pjs? Hehee..now we can't have that can we? ((hugs to you hon))
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Jan 08
You should see some of the ones I have. I call them my "Sunday go to church jammies" because they are so full of holes in the legs. ROFL! And yes, the calendar already has marks on it all over the place. LOL Thanks hon.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Mmm..so your sunday to go to church jammies are...."holy"?? LOL
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
14 Jan 08
LOL! I KNEW you'd appreciate my warped humor!
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
10 Jan 08
Sweet I am so happy for you and I hope it all goes well I am glad though that you are going to get it over and done with and that you did not have to wait any longer I love you Sweet a big Hug
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Jan 08
I'm glad it's happening too. I was getting too impatient for my own good! And it was driving hubby up the wall! LOL Thanks hon. Big hug to you too. Love you.
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
10 Jan 08
I am happy for you I really am, nervous but happy. Good Luck and do keep us posted, Please!!!
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Jan 08
The nerves haven't started for me yet. It will be right around the day before surgery that the butterflies will hit...then, I will be an emotional wreck! Hahahahaha! Thanks so much hon.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
10 Jan 08
Congratulations. I hope it goes well. Oh you are going to get those pajamas will little Cheshire cats on it, are you not? And they are gong to be hot pink, correct?
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Jan 08
If I can find some like that, I will most definitely buy them and wear them with pride! LOL Thanks hon.
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@AmbiePam (51159)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Congratulations! That is wonderful news, and newS you have been waiting a long time for. We'll all be praying for you when your surgery times comes arounD, so never fear, prayer warriors are hear! LOL
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Thank you my dear queen prayer warrior. You are very much appreciated and loved my friend. Hugs to you.
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@sherrir101 (3676)
• Malinta, Ohio
10 Jan 08
I am so happy for you! Can you see my "happy dance"? There will be days when this seems good and some days other. But in the most part it will be great. Anytime you want to talk, just PM me and we will chat. Congradulations again!!
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Jan 08
LOL! Yes, I can see your happy dance hon. Love it! Thank you so much for your support. I really do appreciate your friendship. HUGS!
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Good for you Katlady! I know 5 different people who have had this proceedure done within the past 3 years (3 women and 2 men.) They have said how wonderful they feel now since having it done. Each and every one of them reports better energy, and no more leg pains. Not one of them had any problems with the operation, nor after it. I'll be praying for your success and hoping that everything goes as well for you as my friends! Now...go out and buy those pjs so you'll feel extra good :-)
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Jan 08
I hope mine turns out as well as your friends'. I intend to get those jammies here really soon. LOL Thanks so much hon.
@pinklilly (3445)
• Australia
28 Jan 08
All the best to you that is my son's Birthday and I am meant to have an operation the day befor "30th Jan" but Have a measly cold and am afraid that they won't operate. I couldn't handle being sent home, when I have made arragments for family to help and they have taken time off work and traveled far to help.... It's tommorrow and I'm glad to go and get it over and done with but afraid of being sent home... Either way I will still be suffering pain...... Best wishes to you
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
29 Jan 08
Happy Birthday to your son! And I hope you are feeling better for your surgery. I would want to be getting it over with too. Please let me know how everything went for you. Good luck and best wishes to you too hon. Thanks.
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@pinklilly (3445)
• Australia
3 Feb 08
Thank you, it went well and am recovering quiet quickly, still a little sore though.... I amazingly woke up that morning feeling good and didn't even feel like I had been sick... I was stressing so much and making sure all the housework was done befor I went in I think that must have been my problem, or the prayers worked...... I hope you are feeling much better and everything went well for you :) all the Best
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Feb 08
I did the same thing...stressing over getting the house and bills in order before hand. I'm glad it went well for you hon.
• United States
25 Jan 08
Good luck with everything. Keep us posted. God be with you :)
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Thank you so much hon. I'll probably post so many updates that everyone will get SICK of me. LOL!
• United States
25 Jan 08
No way. We won't get sick of hearing you. I'm curious as to how it works out.
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@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
13 Jan 08
Congrats Katlady, I'm so happy for you !! So what are you going to do between now and then..I'll make sure to keep you in my thoughts. Again I'm so happy for you .. Congrats and good luck.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I've been busy working on my exercise and stressing over that stupid law suit. I'm finally going today to pick up the response papers to fill out, and I have to return mine by Friday. Hubby has until the 4th of February to get his filed, so I don't have to rush so much hon his. But we are going to get them filed before my surgery. So that's all occupying my time quite well. LOL! Thanks hon.
• United States
15 Jan 08
Please don't stress over everything it's not good for you and can cause weight gain actually. So deep breaths and lots of calgoon take me away when you feel stressed. I'm so happy that your keeping up on your exercising. I need to get my but on my treadmill and on my DDR game. (Dance Dance REvolution) I so need to keep up with it. Well I wish you luck with every and if you need to talk as alway I'm here take care.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
10 Jan 08
That's just wonderful. Am so happy for you. I don't need to ask if you're excited and jumping all over the place. How long have you actually waited for this surgery to happen? Awww yes, go buy some cute pajamas that are comfy. You have my permission...lol
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Jan 08
I have waited for three whole years for this to come about. The doctor that was supervising the Medifast program that I was in was the one to suggest the surgery because I couldn't lose very much weight that way. The next day, I told my doctor and he got the ball rolling. What with my insurance taking forever and a day to even answer him about approving the procedure, and then taking longer to deny the surgeon I went to the first time, and then even longer to move up the waiting list for the second surgeon I went to, it was very disheartening. Thankfully the wait is over. And thank you so much for the permission....I'm going to get right on the shopping. Hahahahahaha! Hugs to you hon.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
10 Jan 08
And the excitement builds. Won't be long and the surgery will be behind you. Just think you can go shop 'til you drop for pajamas and other cozy clothes. Take care and I wish you the very best.
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@KrauseHome (36750)
• United States
29 Jan 08
Well, sounds like an intense surgery to be enduring, but I will be Praying for you and wishing the best in a successful and quick recovery. Hope your results will be a good one.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
29 Jan 08
Yes, it's definitely an intense one. It's supposed to last for 3 to 4 hours. I'm nervous, but still excited. Thank you so much for the encouragement hon.
• Canada
15 Jan 08
I finally have a chance to visit friends sites and see what has been happening with them. After reading your touching comments about the passing of Tasha I wanted to send you an e-mail to express my appreciation. While I was here I saw this post and want you to know that I will be holding you in my thoughts and prayers from now until after you come back and tell us you are doing well. The positive, enthusiastic attitude you have about what you are having done will go a long way to assisting you during your recovery. So ride away...and maybe you should take a photo of yourself in your cute PJ's...strutting down the hall and celebrating the body you are well on the way to having. Wishing you many light filled blessings...you are a valued member of this community. Hugs, love and light... Raia
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Thank you so much hon. You are such a wonderful friend, and I am so glad we met here. I'm sure hubby will be snapping away with my trusty digital camera while I'm attempting to strut my stuff down the hall in the hospital. LOL! I'll make sure to post one for you....I better make sure I have my makeup with me beforehand. Hahahahaha! Hugs to you hon.
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
14 Jan 08
Oh happy days...counting down now to the new you. I'm happy and excited for you girlfriend I've been treadmilling everyday for nearly two weeks (and every other day for all of December)...sweating away as I think positive. I'm trying to eat right and Sunday I was so pleased. I had cereal, a sandwich and then roast chicken dinner with lots of vege. No snacks, 2 coffees with skim milk and sweetener and 2-3 bottles of water. I realised I hadn't weighed myself dfor a bit so I hopped on the scales and I've gained 500gm!!! It's just not bloody fair!!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I'll bet you're gaining muscle and that's what is showing on the scale. Try measuring yourself for a while...you'll see that inches or coming off, and that feels just as good as seeing less pounds on the scale! Good luck hon, and thanks for the positive words. Hugs!
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Bless you Katlady!! That's wonderful news!! You're going to do really well I just know it! I'll be thinking about you the whole time and pray that all turns out well and in your favor.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Thank you so much hon. I just went and told the nurse at my family doctor's office, and I think she was doing the snoopy dance right along with me! LOL!