Friday, February 12, 2010

One more day!

First things first; I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has read/commented on my little blog! You have all been really sweet. I'm so excited about this process and its great to talk to people who are in the same boat! I can really see that this will be very helpful to me.

Although I'm bummed about not getting the automatic all clear, I'm glad. I really think that working with this therapist will give me a better chance at being successful. And I'm trying to focus on the positive. She never said she wouldn't write it.

Tomorrow is my seminar! WooHoo! I don't know why I'm so excited but I totally am. I really hope that this helps my DH understand what this is all about. Bless his little head, he thinks I'm fine the way I am. Which is a good thing-please don't think I'm complaining. But he's never known me to be smaller. When we met, I was 175 (which right now I'd kill for) but its still on the overweight side. I know he's worried about the risks involved, but I hope that when he meets the surgeon he feels more confident. I know he will stand by me regardless, but I want his approval. I think this journey is hard and we need all the support we can get!

I'll letcha know how it goes!!


  1. Very cool...focusing on the positive is the only way to go, I think. Sometimes hard...but makes for much better days.

    My sweet hubby got a lot out of that seminar. He went because I asked him to, not because he wanted to...but he felt quite similarly to what you described. If this was what I wanted, he wasn't going to stand in the way but he didn't like the risks. When we left there...he was completely on board. I can't wait to hear more!

  2. I too agree that it will be great for your DH to go to the Seminar. For me, because I had already done extensive research on it & had already been reading up on all the blogs, they didn't tell me anything that I didn't already know. But it did help my DH & he was much more accepting of the Surgery after attending.

    Thank you for Following my blog!! I hope that mine as well as everyone else can help you in any way we can! Just ask a question and we will all try to answer for you from our own experiences.

  3. I have to say, you are setting the standard for looking on the bright side a little high. Can you whine a little so it doesn't look so bad when I whine about how I have 5 LONG MONTHS to go through before I find out if I get the band? LOL Seriously,way to look on the bright side. I'm betting after the seminar your husband will see the benefit of the band. It's great having a supportive husband. Don't know what I'd do without mine.

  4. Yes, he'll get a lot out of it...mine made it to two of the three I went to (selecting the place). When I told him I was going to the PCP to start the 6 month diet he said '6 months?! I thought it was 6 weeks!', were you asleep LOL? He did learn a lot though! Have fun tomorrow!

  5. Hi Jenny! Just found your blog- welcome to the sisterhood!
    I hope your seminar goes well tomorrow. I remember sitting in one thinking - OK I'm ready, but really the wait(which is torturous)helps you get ready.

  6. it's so nice to see that everyone was getting such great support in the beginning. my hubby wasn't on board at all. AT ALL! in the beginning. he said that i could do what i wanted cuz it was my body, but he wanted no part of it. wasn't even going to go when the actual surgery was done.
    he's since come around. that's why i love the sisterhood so much.