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Ups and downs

Okies, so today I had an appointment with my surgeon, to check my progress since the surgery (three weeks and one day ago!).

Everything's healing as it should, but the best news is that I've lost 19.8% of the excess weight already!  He's delighted, and I'm pretty damned proud of myself!  He's so pleased, he's asked me to speak as a patient the next time he does a seminar on the gastric banding surgery, which was pretty damn fantastic!  Then he made it better by telling me that he thought I'd make a great speaker, because I was so intelligent, and I had a great attitude, and he thought I could be a good advocate!

On the down side, tomorrow I have to go to a funeral.  My uncle died on the weekend, which is very sad.  I miss him already.  I've been asked to do one of the readings, because my aunt thinks I have a lovely speaking voice.  It's a compliment I'd be just as happy not to get, given the circumstances.  I just want to do Uncle Podge (yes, it's a nickname) proud.

Anyway, because of that, I won't be around much tomorrow (tonight, for the US folks).  But those of you who have joined bros_destruct  will be delighted to know that I've begun planning my first picspams!  May even do my own colour comentary ;-)

So be good to one another, and love your families just that bit extra - you never know what's around the corner.


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Sep. 24th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
Great news on the health front, congratulations!

I'm really sorry to hear about your uncle, though, hun. My thoughts are with you and your family. *huggle*
Sep. 25th, 2008 12:03 pm (UTC)

Thankies hon - much appreciated
Sep. 24th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
wow! that's awesome! do you have a certain goal weight that you are trying to reach? no matter how much i work out, i still don't seem to lose much weight on the scale. i guess it's cuz i have more muscle now. and huge boobs :P

awww, i'm sorry hun:( *hugs*

And I will do a pimp post for you guys in my LJ asap! picspams are ♥ yep yep
Sep. 25th, 2008 12:12 pm (UTC)

Well, working towards what the charts say is the ideal weight and Body Mass Index for my height, but really it's about what I feel is the right weight and size for me.

And my real goal is being able to walk and/or run the 5km version of the Bridge to Brisbane fun run with my surgeon and other patients next September!
Sep. 25th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
nice work with losing the weight! :P
thats pretty awesome that he asked you to speak as a patient the next time he does a seminar :)

gees, im really sorry to hear about your uncle. -hugs-

woooooooooooooooop picsspamzzzzzzzzzzzz ♥
Sep. 25th, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)

Oh, it gets better - his office called me this morning (while I was on my way to the funeral) to ask if I would be open to speaking to another patient who is scheduled for surgery next month and has some fears!! I may ask to be put on the payroll at this rate!

Picspammmmmmmmmmm tomorrow XD!

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