So much has happened since the last time I posted! Guess I’ll try to summarize the last few months.
On March 25th, my boyfriend and I FINALLY moved into our dream apartment. Thank goodness for my WONDERFUL friends and my boyfriend’s amazing parents! We never could have done it without everyone’s help. From helping with the actual moving, to cooking dinner for us, they truly came through for us. I will be forever grateful.
On April 21st I stumbled over the dip for a handicapped ramp and broke my foot. Since this was the second time I have broken the same bone, the orthopedic surgeon decided the bone would not heal on it’s own. So, I am now sporting a lovely pin and a bone graft from my heel. I’ve been on a leave of absence since the day I was hurt. I can’t drive which is driving me bananas! however my friends have been amazing and have made this ordeal sooo much better.
I hit a major milestone in May. With family and friends gathered, I celebrated the big 5-0! My mom, her two sisters, and my two youngest sons drove a great distance to spend a few days with me. My boys worked in cahoots with my boyfriend to suprise me! Even more suprised was my mom! She hadn’t seen my third son in EIGHT years! I had an amazing time with my boys so very much. My mom and aunts worked their fannies off to help me get the apartment squared away. I LOVE MY FAMILY SO MUCH!
During this forced time off, I started researching getting a revision to my weight loss surgery. I’ve not had near the results I expected and am still morbidly obese. Well, that kind of went south when I realized the cost involved. However I found a few support groups, on Facebook of all places. The support has been amazing. That is when I realized that I had not been following the proper post-op diet for the last 7 1/2 years. I knew going in to this that I would have to alter the way I ate. But I fought the change and ate whatever I wanted. Not suprisingly, I’ve started to regain…to the tune of 50 pounds. So, I vowed to go back to the post-op diet (low carb/high protein/high fat) once and for all. I’m thrilled to report a loss of approximately fifteen pounds in the last 2 months! I’m finally starting to see a difference and MAN what a difference it makes!
I’m set to go back to work on 6/24, and am I ever ready! I’m thrilled that I will be allowed to work from home now, and will only have to go into the office once a week. I am so very blessed. My boyfriend has been absolutely amazing. He didn’t blink at having to shoulder the greater financial responsibility while I have been out of work. He took care of me completely while I was incapacitated. Without complaint. He has been extraordinarily supportive of my menu changes and is willing to help however he can. All while he boosts my self-esteem daily. He’s amazing.
Much like his parents, who not only helped us move but have been there every single time we’ve called on them. His mom to me to a gynocologist appointment for goodness sakes! On Memorial Day she mentioned she was leaving for a trail ride in Colorado the next day, and would be passing through my home state. When I lamented that I missed my mom, she offered to drop me off there while she was driving through! The next morning at 7:00, I was packed into her truck an on my way home. I had almost 2 fabulous weeks with my mom and stepdad. There just isn’t a better medicine than that.
Time for bed. I’m going to my second post-op appointment tomorrow morning. I’m ever so hopeful I’ll be given the okay to drive again!