A lot has happened since I last posted. The big thing is that I went back to Tulsa for the first time since my wreck. That took a lot for me to do, especially since it was in bad weather again! I was really struggling between not letting my fear control me anymore and also being wise. I decided to go ahead and go, but to be VERY careful. I took three hours to do a two hour trip. I hate rain, by the way.
I basically just went for a mental health weekend. It was great to see my friends and attend a Bariatric Buddies support group meeting. It was just a handful of us in my friend Lise’s house. Valerie took pictures of us and it was great fun. I have to say I was shocked … as in nearly fell over… when I saw my own picture. I couldn’t believe how much I’ve changed just in recent months. The crappy pictures I take on my Web cam just don’t do it justice. As you can see from the picture I posted in here, my face is much thinner and I don’t fit in my wheelchair anymore. It’s just too big for me now, actually to the point of being uncomfortable. I do look tired for some reason but I think it’s because I had just eaten and my allergies were driving me crazy that day. Compare this photo to the one that is on this blog as my main photo. That old photo was taken last time I was in Tulsa, right before my wreck. It was taken two months prior to this new one. Oh, that lady behind me is my lovely friend Janice. She just celebrated her one year and she’s lost like 150 pounds and is below her goal weight from the doctors. Doesn’t she look fabulous? Jamie
PS..I’m going back to Tulsa this weekend for a doctor’s visit and the big formal event called the Spring Fling. More on that later.