Friday, May 14, 2010

Now I introduce....

The Bama Bandit! That's me! I'm banded! Dr. Zapata is awesome! Mexico was lovely-- the hospital was terrific. I'll tell you all about my experience tomorrow, right now, I just wanna chatter about what I'm coping with right now.

Today, I'm 3 days post op. I was banded on Tuesday the 11th in Monterrey Mexico and flew back home to Alabama on the 13th. So, today was my first full day at home. It was... Trying. I have a lot of bad habits that I'm gonna have to unlearn and also... I have some SERIOUS head hunger! But, I'll make it it through. I'm confident of that. This surgery came directly out of my family's bank account and I am NOT letting all that money go to waste!!!

I'm surprised--and pleased!-- that I haven't had the gas pain many bandsters mention after their banding. I've been a walking fiend, though, so maybe I've cut it all off at the pass. I have, however, had a good bit of port incision pain. I would take pics to show y'all my 5 incisions, but... I can't find our digital camera. That's right folks, no pics from Mexico because I am disorganized and would lose my head if it weren't attached.

Ok. My son (who was 8 months old on Thursday) is having a most impressive hissy fit to nurse. I shall return soon to continue this post.

Until then....

Monday, May 10, 2010

Headed South of the Border!

I canNOT believe that I'll be boarding a plane in less than 4 hours! And in less than 24 hours... I'll be banded! Although the wait has been long, it feels like it flew by (now-- when I was waiting, it DRAGGED).

My kids are weird this morning-- the 7 month old senses something's off so he's yowling and my 3 year old has a horrible croupy sounding cough. I've got to call the pediatrician and schedule her in for an appointment and get her grandmama to carry her in. She just doesn't sound very well at all-- which is bugging me since I'll be leaving her for 3 days. :( I hope this doesn't wreak too much havoc with her diabetes. If she ends up in the PICU while I'm gone, I'll be heartbroken.

Anyways, I have a few more things I need to get done this morning, so I have to log off. The next time I post-- the Bama Bandit I shall be!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Less than a week to go!

HOLY CARP! (yes carp. Don't ask.)

I can't believe it! This all feels really insane to me. Seems like these past couple of months have FLOWN by and now... 6 days until I'm banded! Last night, my husband and I were watching TV and I said, "Omigosh... This time next week, I'll be banded!" He was like, "Ummm... Yeah?" Goofy. He just doesn't get it. I'm gonna get my LIFE back!

(promise to do a real post later-- gotta handle the nursling right now!)