Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Woe and Damnation...yet in a happy way!

I know. That's pretty confusing. But the thing is I am pretty confused as well. Or, I should say, suffering from mixed emotions.

I just came back from my first appointment with my bariatric surgeon and I walked out with my surgery date! January 6th, thank you very much, and thinness sits on the horizon, warmly beckoning me forth into its scrawny little embrace! Awww.

The bummer? I'm not allowed to travel for 6-8 weeks. I am supposed to go on the Florida Romance Writers' Cruise With Your Muse cruise January 22nd 23rd and 24th with my two best gfs and a bunch of other authors and fans and fun-loving people! Now I have to cancel. Oh and I was going to have a book signing in Coconut Grove after the cruise and I can't do that either. My friends are going to have to cruise without me while I am stuck home making other dreams come true.

And yes, I could have scheduled the operation post-cruise, but I have been waiting in line for this surgery since MAY and I am so not going to push back my turn. Not a full three weeks. I love fun in the sun as much as the next gal, but there isn't much fun in it for me anyway these days. My back and neck are screwed up, I'm tired all the time, I'm hauling around so much me it's exhausting.

So you can see why I am willing to nix going on this cruise in trade for starting my new life as a skinnier person. I am sorry to disappoint others, but I hope they understand. On a waiting list like this one to get one of the best surgeons in the states to do your surgery, you just don't say 'no' or 'maybe later' when your turn comes up. Besides, dreams of buying off the rack are already dancing in my head.

And then I want a boob job.

Hugs and Kitties
Jacki

16 comments:

Joy said...

Congrats on getting a surgery date!

I hope everything goes splendidly :)

Mariana said...

All the best to you and I'm sure it's nice to have a date. It makes everyday doable, at least that's how I felt about my hip surgery :) On the up, 1/6 is my daughter's birthday, so only good things happen that day ;)

Sara said...

I had a Breast Reduction a few years ago and I still remember the joy of getting a surgery date. Yipee!

My BFF had gastric bypass 4 months ago and the most important thing I can share is make sure you are focused completely on yourself during your recovery.

Best of luck!

Tracy said...

Jacki - that is so WONDERFUL!! I'm so happy that you finally got your date. I'm sure it's just one less thing that you have to fret over. It's too bad that you have to miss the cruise but I'm sure everyone will understand!

{{big hug}} and congratulations!!

Stephanie*magic* said...

Jacki!!! What great news!!!
I'm so happy for you!
Congrats!
*hugs*

Suzanne said...

Good for you! Congrats on the surgery date. Just think of the bikini you can wear on the next cruise...

Lady Caella said...

Oh Jacki, that is wonderful news!! I'm so happy that you finally got your date.

Hugs
Natasja

Leah said...

That's great news! I hope everything goes splendid.

Shari C said...

Jackie, that is such wonderful news! I am so happy to hear you have your surgery date now. I know it must be hard to give up your plans for the cruise and meeting friends and fans, but your personal health must be your priority right now. I am sure everyone will understand and wants the best for you. Wishing you the Best!

Ada Lato-Esposito said...

All the best 4 ur upcoming surgery! Ada :)

Michelle said...

Congrats Jacki! I svelter you in 2009...what better a gift can you give yourself. I can totally understand cancelling the cruise to have the surgery...I would do the same in your shoes. I wish you the best of luck with the surgery and after!

Glow said...

Good luck. My daughter had this operation and she looks great. You will be happy :).

Glow

Glow said...

Good luck! My daughter had this operation and she looks great - so will you. Be happy :).

Glow

shiver said...

Jacki!..Congrats on the surgery date..will forward prayers to the Gods of Healing and Health for ya..A boob job too...wooohooo gotta luv the titties...You have a big heart girl and this is going to be an awesome adventure..will be around just call..take care..

LynTaylor said...

Congrats on getting a date for your Surgery. Sometimes we have to make sacrifices and in the long run this decision is the best for you.

leelee said...

Congrats on your surgery date. I too am in a program through my HMO and know the feeling of meeting with the surgeon. WOW, this will change your life. Hit me up if you need any info or extra support!

 

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