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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Who, What, When, and Where

I will be having my surgery on 1.10.11 at Duke Raleigh Hospital (Duke Raleigh WLS) in Raleigh, NC. 

My surgeon (Dr. Yoo) and his team couldn't be nicer or more helpful.  If anyone in the Raleigh area is reading this and is looking for info - please comment or email me!  I would be more than happy to help. 

The last step I have before the surgery is the pre-op testing.  I am having that done on 1.03.11. 

It is interesting to read other blogs and see how different our experiences have been.  My surgery will be done outpatient - no overnight stay for me!  My surgeon is also considering me for the "single incision" surgery.  Truthfully, I don't care what he decides - one or five - as long as I come out of the OR banded I will be happy!

The First Post it is.  My first blog.  Why start this blog?  Well, back in August I started considering having weight loss surgery, specifically lap band surgery.  My first thought was to research it on the internet - I couldn't believe how many blogs I found on the subject and how helpful they were!  Now, here it is the 29th of December and I am 11 days away from having the actual surgery!  I am very excited to get this weight off once and for all.  I don't think I have ever in my life been so determined about something.  Failure is definitely NOT an option. 

While this blog will mainly be about my weight loss journey, it will also have other topics, because, let's be honest, it could get rather boring just giving weight updates.  I love to talk about my dog, trashy reality TV, sports, and pop culture.

So I hope you follow me or check back often.  I will uploading pre-op photos soon!  Also please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding post-op lab band surgery process!