Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Life Update

Hello Friends and All who enter;

Today was a very good, productive and interesting day. I worked on my friend's car and I went to my first Group Meeting for my Bariatric Surgery. I am officially on the move and I learned alot about the procedure I will be having and interacted with people that have already walked in my shoes. I am so looking forward to having this surgery. Having a BMI of 55+ and weighing in excess of 350 Pounds, things really need to change dramatically in my life.

There is no other reason for this other than to get healthy and spend more time with the one's I love and that love me. I want to be able to play with my children, my grandchild and enjoy life with my loved one's, family and friends. So, barring that the insurance company does not give me any problems, the surgery will take place sometime in January 2011. I am grateful to God for all the support and motivation that I am receiving from my family and friends, especially my better half Susan.... Thank you so much for your unfailing love.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

On The Move

Well my friends.... Since my last post their has been many changes. We have since moved to our new home. The old home has been sold. I am pleased with my self for a number of reasons. I feel that I am doing better at opening up and allowing people into my life and in my circle of confidence.

I will give more details about that soon enough. I am still getting used to the new place. I like it because we are able to have get togethers with family and friends. Yes, I said friends. I will also get back to that later. But the most important news of the moment is that I will be meeting the surgeon for the first time in a week from today on July 22.

I have finally made the decision to go with the bariatric surgery. I will be having the gastric sleeve procedure done. I shall lose over 75% of my excess weight within a year and a half. I am so looking forward to getting healthy, getting rid of the diabetes and the lower back pain. After a lifetime of weight loss attempts, I really find it necessary to do something drastic. At a 52 BMI, something needs to be done.

I am looking forward to a long life with my wife, my children and my awesome grandson. However, I must say that I have been so pleasantly surprised when my friend David offered to be with me when I go to see the doctor. It has been so long since I have had a friend of that caliber. I have met two special people that have enriched my life and have taught me the meaning of having and being a friend. David and Erin have become just like family, and I could not be happier. 

There are others that are close to "Good Friend" status, but as far as David and Erin are concerned, they have a special part in our hearts and in our lives. My prayer is that this friendship can transcend time. David's offer to be with me for "Moral Support" spoke volumes to me. To have a friend that cares about you and expects nothing in return; is an absolutely true blessing. All I know is that I will do my best to be as good as a friend.

So, I am blessed for the following reasons: I have a wife that loves me regardless of my multitude of shortcomings. I have wonderful children with very much potential, I have an awesome grandchild that looks just like his grandpa, and I have friends that truly love us and genuinely care. I love to be proven wrong by people. I normally tend to expect the worst from people, and usually wait for the other shoe to drop. But when I am proven wrong; that makes me happy. 

So, at this moment I have no complaints, I am very pleased with the life and the lives that I have been given. I think I wrote a book, but I just had a lot on my mind. Til next time my peeps, and I will keep everyone posted on my progress.