Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I did not get the letter yesterday.

And my patience is wearing thin. I want my letter! That was my rant for the day. Aside from not having my letter, I'm darn happy. I'm thrilled to know that I should indeed have the approval letter in my hand this week. I'm thrilled to know that soon I will have a definite date and be on my way to band land.

I have been reading lots of blogs and lately have seen a few posts about the decision to tell or not to tell about the band. Band Groupie's post was really a great read and made me chuckle. I have already told just about anyone who will listen, including perfect strangers about my intent to get the lap band. I never really gave much thought to not telling. Anyone who knows me knows the struggle I have had with my weight. I really could give a rat's hiney if someone thinks it's a bad decision or not. When I told my sister-in-law that I wanted to have the surgery, she started to make a comment and I could tell by her expression it wasn't going to be positive, so I just stopped her and said "I've made up my mind, this is a decision that is best for me, If what you are about to say is not nice or supportive, please don't share." And so, she did not share. Other than that, everyone I have discussed it with has been more than supportive.

One of my problems in my life is that I have not always been good at asking for the help and support that I need. But with middle age, a little bit of wisdom has come as well and I find that when I do speak up and ask for what I need, I generally get it. Life is good. I am loved and have people in my life that I love right back. I'm ready to enjoy my good life from a healthier body. I really am ready!


LDswims said...

I am so thrilled for you, too! It's so exciting to know that people DO get approval - it gives me hope. :)

Jacquie said...

Good for you shutting down your SIL! I had a friend who was starting to tell me that having surgery and having a foreign object put in my body was not a healthy thing. Maybe I would have agreed if I wasn't staring at her perfectly augmented boobs!!!

I'm so excited for you and glad we'll be going through this at about the same time.

Kim said...

I never once thought about not telling anyone before my surgery either! Now that I have done it, it was the best decision I have ever made. Tell everyone who has something negative to say to piss off!

Jenny said...

I can't wait for your letter to come! I think its hard for people to wrap their head around it. Either they haven't ever been heavy or they just don't get that this is a tool. I think that they think that there is no work that goes into having the band. IDK, I'm proud of you for sticking to your guns!

THE DASH! said...

OOh nice cut off for the sister in law - I like your style. You know what you want and darn those naysayers who are about to bring you down (not that she was prob going to do that - I meant more the fact you were able to say it straight and get in before anything negative came your way.)
Bring on that letter!!

Camille said...

I like your style as well. Hoping you get that letter, girl!

Debi said...

I too love your comment to your SIL! I also have never thought twice about telling anyone and everyone about my Surgery!

Hope to hear that you got your letter SOON!!