August 3rd is a special day for a couple of reasons. Today marks the first week milestone of my having weight loss surgery. The decision to undergo Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass was the culmination of more than 2 years of thoughtful consideration, research, discussion, and prayer. I was initially unsure how – or who – to tell about this decision because it was such a personal choice.
Overall, my surgery and post-op days were truly blessed. I’ve experienced little pain, just general aches and soreness and unusual sensations. My surgeon, Dr. Davenport was very attentive – he made sure that I was well-informed all along the way and the visits while I was in the hospital felt like he’d gone out of his way to make quality time for Dede & me. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t also praise the MCH 6C nursing staff, especially Mona, Brad, Hope, & Shawna. They were patient and supportive and, well, just everything I needed and more.
And of course, it goes without saying that I couldn’t have undergone this kind of life-changing surgery were it not for Dede’s understanding, support, and unconditional love.
So now, one week post-op, I’m back at home recovering and doing well and the prospects of the changes I’ll be making in the coming weeks and months are so exciting that I can’t bear not to share. I’m proud of myself for having the determination to go through with such a dramatic procedure. I’m excited to imagine how my size will no longer dominate and limit nearly every decision I make. I’m thrilled to imagine cool new clothes for Christmas. But more than anything else, I’m filled with joy at the idea of having bought myself many more happy, healthy years with Dede.
Thanks to everyone for the support and encouragement! I’ll keep you posted on my progress…