Sunday, 17 January 2010

D-36 Lazy Sunday

First of all, I would like to thank my first followers :) It's nice to feel a bit of support.

Today I had a very lazy day, it is usually what happens on sundays. I slept until 11 then watched TV, been on the internet, did a bit more wedding planning. Then I eventually did some housework. I like to have a day in the week where i can take it easy and just do whatever i feel like doing.

I am desperately waiting for my operation pack to arrive through the post. It should be there by tuesday. There is the whole program of my trip to Belgium. I am really excited but starting to be a bit scared about the operation itself. I wonder if there is anything I need to bring like a travel pillow to have on my belly in the plane so the seatbelt is not directly presing against the stitches on the way back home, any kind of medecines i should bring, what type of clothing...

If you have any tips about that let me know.

Tomorrow is my last week in work before I go on holidays to France for a week, I have 2 weeks off, then back in work for 2 weeks and off again for 2 weeks for the operation.

For those who don't know what the band will look like I will put a picture with this post. Oh and I forgot to explain that I had named my band Sammy, because I think it is a cute name and for the days he will annoy me I preferred him to have a cute name so it would be harder for me to get mad at him.

I have decided not to tell many people about the operation, just the people the closest to me. I was quite disappointed with the reaction of a few of them... saying that they disagreed with this type of procedures and I shouldnt do it, that I was selfish because it was dangerous... I explained that it was more dangerous for me to stay at my weight than getting the operation, but they don't understand, they think that if I lose the weight I wont be ME anymore, this is the silliest thing ever but anyway... what can I do about it? Nothing will make me change my mind now.


  1. Hi Julie!

    Thank you so much for your kinds words, for reading my blog and for telling me that you have one too! I can't wait to follow you on your journey, it will be great! This is such a great support system that we all have here in bloggy world, it means everything to me! Welcome!

    I did not have to travel for my operation so I am not sure about what to bring for that. For the hospital I brought my pajamas, slippers and a toiletry bag for my overnight stay. As for medications, your surgeon will go over that with you well before the operation.

    I have told a few people about my operation and for the most part the response was positive. I have not told my parents at this point and I am not sure I will. I have come this far and it hasn't been an issue. I don't see them very often due to our locations. Plus we don't really have that close of a relationship. I am sorry that you had some negative reactions, but some people don't understand what we have gone through to get to this point. You are correct, you can't do anything about it, so don't focus on it. Do what you need to do, this is about you - not them!

  2. Just let the negative reactions roll off your back because if they are true friends when they see you healthier they will change their minds - if they don't like a lot of us you will probably need to reevaluate some of your friendships.