Saturday August 13, 2005

Hello everyone,

There’s no new news but I felt like posting anyways. I guess I did hear back from the EGD and all that has been sent to my surgeon’s office. I think I already said that though.

I still haven’t heard back about my psych test and I’m somewhat concerned but not panicking. I just want it all to go well. I’ve worked so hard for this and I just need to get it done before the holidays!

I did find out that I am going to be able to get some help with the intial deposit for the surgery but then I am going to have to ask for a loan. The portion that I owe beyond what insurance pays is due upfront before the surgery. I have no idea how much that will be but I think it will at least be 20 percent. So whatever 20 percent of $28K is, LOL. I had thought I would have my Mary Kay business up and running a lot better before I was ever ready to consider this surgery but I became ready for the surgery a lot faster than I thought I would and my MK business has been really slow.

I’m not looking for loans or handouts…but I am curious. Do any of you have suggestions on ways that I can raise the money? I’d like something that is legal and fool proof!

Oh, I did have an interesting conversation with my boss the other day. He flat out asked if it was gastric-bypass and I didn’t know what to say so I fessed up. He said I must have mentioned it to him at one point otherwise he wouldn’t have known. It should be fine that people at work are finding out, I just wasn’t ready for people to know yet. So far three people that I know of know what kind of surgery I’m having and all three are very supportive. My boss said he thought everyone would do whatever they could to help me during the recovery. That was a good thing to hear.

I’m really hoping to have this surgery soon. For one, I just want it over with. But I am also concerned about my health after having the radioactive iodine for my thyroid. I know I need this surgery now to not only lose weight but to maintain a weightloss now that I don’t have a metabolism.

Part of me feels the need to document this whole process and write about it after it’s all done but at the same time, this weight loss thing is very very very personal to me. Heck, I don’t even know why I’m writing about it on a public blog! I guess I am writing more about the surgery process than anything else. The weight issue was nothing that I felt the need to discuss with others when I was gaining it and I sure as heck don’t want to discuss it once I start losing! It’s just not a public topic for discussion, ya know?

Oh well, first my insurance has to find out if (that, HA HA) I’m crazy. I just hope I did ok on the psych test!

Wish me luck, I’ll stop rambling now.

2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. What the heck is an eProp? LOL!!! Anyway, my comment is about making money. It’s not much … only $5-10 a month. I subscribe to an online survey service that pays you $5 for each survey you complete, and they send one or two a month (which are about household products … foods, personal items, etc.). They don’t spam you or sell your e-mail address, and are very strict about confidentiality -for them, and for you. They send out the payment checks immediately. I’ve been doing it for about three years because it’s something fun and interesting to do, while making a tiny bit of cash. The Web site is http://www.pineconeresearch.com if you are interested.

  2. I have no idea what an eProp is, LOL. Thanks for the site! I want to look into that. I went to the site but didn’t see where I could sign up, am I dense?

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