I really wanted to be consistent with the weekly vlog thing. A lot of things have been going on with me. Having Lap Band surgery may have very well saved my life on more than one level. When I went in for surgery, the anesthesiologist listened to my heart murmur (which I have known that I have always had) and was apparently concerned enough about what he heard to go talk to the Chief of Cardiology of the (military) hospital where I got my lap band. I was cleared for surgery, but the Chief of Cardiology ordered an echocardiogram to be done a couple of weeks after surgery. I had the echo done and it turns that I am quite the specimen. I went in yesterday to meet with the cardiologist for a follow up consultation and the findings are that I have some congenital issues that if not fixed may very well lead to heart failure. As a matter of fact, he seemed almost surprised that I have not already had a stroke.
If I would not have had Lap Band surgery, I would have never known that I had these issues. And of all doctors that have ever been involved with my health care throughout my life, it was an anesthesiologist that cared enough to look one step further.
They are going to send a scope down my throat to get some better views of my heart before they refer me to a "heart hospital" and the heart hospital will check me out before recommending course of action which apparently pretty much boils down to operating on my heart.
The cardiologist does not want me exercising, but I do intend to at least get out and walk as the weather is getting nicer.
I thought I was scared to get lap band...but I am absolutely terrified of having my heart worked on.
Well....on to lap band related stuff...I think I am just not going to do well until I get my first fill. I am just not strong enough to diet on my own. I've gained another 2 pounds. Uggg...but I am relating this to stress eating.
I want to thank Nicole for my very first blog award.
The rules are as follows: 1. Answer the question: If you had one chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be? Yes...I would have to say that I would have finished college. Seems like every time I would take classes I would get pregnant. Well, 5 kids later and now being a grandmother I still hope to finish college. My youngest just turned 2 and I KNOW she will be my last. So, there is still time...I just wish it would be all over with already =) 2. Pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have been selected for the award.
Erika - great reading all the time. Joia - I so feel like I can relate with a lot of her posts. Pamela - such a sweetie...you can just tell. Jenny - I love her vlogs in the bathroom...she makes me chuckle. Bonnie - Great blogger and great poster. She gives off such a positive vibe to me. Jennifer - From one southern California girl to another who also played a mean flute (5th grade to 11th grade for me). (unfortunately, I'm no longer in California...But...I'm in Florida! Thank you, Air Force). Jocelyn - another beautiful woman...and she is awaiting her band debut.
geez...just 6. are you serious. Well I followed the rules and stopped at 6, I cheated and picked 7, and I didn't want to stop there. I secretly nominate everyone else =)) 3. You have to thank the person (people) who gave you the award.
This is my first vlog. This is my back up to pictures, which I don't seem to get into a lot of. So...with a weekly update, I will be able to watch my progression as I work on getting this weight off. And... it is something to look back on once I do reach goal or have lost a significant amount of weight.
I just watched my preview and it looks like the audio and video are a bit off. Oh well..That was take 10 and I'm not doing it over.