Monday, January 21, 2013


Finally!  I have an appointment with my surgeon on Monday, February 4th.  Hopefully we'll be able to get this baby on the calendar once and for all.  Since I'm not going through insurance (100% self pay), I'm thinking there won't really be any more hoops to jump through.  Here's twenty grand, won't you please cut me open????

In other news, here's what is currently making me excited about losing weight: being able to comfortable sit in a chair with my legs crossed.  Such a simple thing, yet impossible for me.  Ugh.

I found out there's a Curves location about a mile from my house and gave them a call over the weekend.  Membership is pretty fair AND they offer Zumba classes.  WIN.  I have done Curves a couple times in the past and I think that might be the perfect way to ease back into exercise. 

It's been really hard for me to get in any kind of physical activity because of my back pain from the car accident I was in 2 years ago.  I think carrying around so much extra weight has really held up my healing process, so after just a couple minutes of activity my back is killing me.  Not to mention pain in my knees and heels.  So much physical strain from lugging around 300+ pounds...I can't believe I've been doing this to my body. 

But not for much longer :)



  1. Yay!!! I was self-pay as well. I had to do a psych eval, a nutrition class, a fitness class, an EKG and some bloodwork. Seems like a lot, but it wasn't too bad.

  2. I've done the medical & psych evaluations and the bloodwork, but no classes. My surgeon might want me to complete a couple before he'll schedule me, but I hope not. I'm anxious to just DO IT already!

  3. Congrats! I cannot imagine doing this self-pay... there is no way I could have done it. Kudos to you for finding a way!

    1. Lucky for me, I didn't have to look too hard to find a way. When I found out my insurance didn't cover the procedure, I pretty much just gave up on the idea, but my mom said absolutely NOT. She is insisting on helping me financially. "You can't put a price on your life," she says...which is certainly true. She's probably saving my life :)

  4. How did the appointment go?!