Tuesday, March 22, 2011

5 Months Post-Op Updates & More...

Well, it's been a while since I've blogged. I've been pretty depressed and life has been really stressful lately. Ron's been out of work since the first of the year because of his migraines. For a while there he was having one just about every day. Now he's down to about 3 a week on average. He's seeing a specialist in Springfield and I think we are finally on the right track to getting the migraines under control. They are discussing BOTOX now. We've heard alot of good things about it and it's effect migraines so I am hoping it works out for him.

On to more exciting things... We've decided to take a leap of faith and move to Tennessee.  We've been talking about it for some time now. We're ready for new scenery and a fresh start. My best friend, Brenda, lives in Lynchburg and works for Jack Daniels which is where Ron and I are both hoping to work. We're heading down later this week to check things out, find a jobs to keep us going until we can get on with Jack, and hopefully a place to live. Most likely we will be staying with Brenda for a while though. Once we atleast have jobs we'll head back here to Missouri to get our stuff and tie up all of the loose ends. I'm excited, nervous, and scared. We'll have absolutely no family around and that will be the hardest part of it all. But along with many other things I learned from my mother when I was young...  I learned that sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith in order to survive, be happy, or whatever it may be. Soon our adventure will begin!

As far as my weight loss goes, things are going alright. I am down about 85 lbs since surgery... 225 lbs all together. Yep... I've got all the loose and saggy skin to show for it too! I currently weigh 240 and have about 100 lbs to go to meet my goal. I don't really feel that I am doing as well as I should be, and I take complete blame for that. With the depression and stress, I've let my self slip a bit as far as getting my protein down and exercising as I should. I did have my 3 month follow-up though with Missouri Bariatrics about a month ago and it went well. My doctor and the nurses were impressed with how well I was doing and how much I've lost. I think that once we get moved and back on our feet things will get easier and staying on track won't be so hard for me to do. I know that once we move life is going to completely change for Ron and I. We'll have a much more active lifestyle and we'll either be working or on the go the majority of the time. I'm totally looking forward to that!!! Since I became disabled, I've gotten pretty lazy and even though I've had my surgery and have gotten healthier I haven't really been able to snap out of my laziness mode. Brenda has already promised me she'd keep me on my feet and moving, and I know she will... She is constantly on the go! Anyway... I've had a lot of people asking for updated pictures... I'll try to get some taken and posted on Facebook soon.

Well... I really don't know what more to say. Once we get moved I'll blog with updates on how everything is going, and I'll try to keep you all updated through Facebook when I can.

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