Thursday, August 19th at 9:00 am I will be having surgery. I have to admit, I am a bit nervous. The excitement is definitely starting to settle in. I am looking forward to my new life. The pre-op diet was not as hard as I thought it would be. I will post how much weight I lost later in the week from it.
I still can't believe my day is here. I started this journey so long ago and here I am. The absolute worst part of the whole thing was awaiting insurance authorization. My new life is almost here. I am already a better me and will only get better. "If I wasn't meant to fly, I wouldn't have these wings". That's how I feel today.
Rebecca, the Bariatric Surgery nurse just called me. She said "a little birdie" told her I had become a foster mom again on Saturday. She wanted to see if I wanted to post pone my surgery. Heck no!!! I am super mom. I have magical powers. I am sure all you other mothers can relate. lol
Anyways, my brother and their wife had another baby last Thursday night. Her name is Kelsee. Friday CPS showed up to remove her from their custody. Of course I stepped up. She is my blood. I am sure if I would have been able to talk to CPS over the phone I would not have stepped up. That is just not how I handle things. I have to be in a middle of it and hear it from the horse per se. What really happened is I glanced at Kelsee and I knew I would not let her go to a foster family/strangers. She was coming home. Yes, I took her in 5 days before my surgery. At least she is under 10 pounds which is my max lifting weight. =) As for the "little birdie", it was the social worker from the hospital concerned about me. The wonderful nurse that I have felt she needed to check in to make sure I was up to going through with it this week. My dysfunctional family will always unite as a single unit when the need arises. I will admit, they are all against this but will support me and love Kelsee. I have no worries about how my daughters and foster daughter will be cared for while I am in the hospital. On top of that I have some of the most amazing friends. Thank you D, Kim & Sandi. (alphabetical order... lol) Love you all!!!
Here are the dynamics of my daughters. Their parents are my brother and his wife. I became a foster mom to Leeah first, then Kaylee. My life has never been as complete and content until I "got" my girls. To my angels that God gave me, I love you with all my heart and will never stop. Kelsee, you are also a precious angel that I will love until eternity.
Looking forward to my life with Lap Band.
Ron, thank you for being the man that you are and understanding how I had to bring Kelsee home with me. See you tonight for my goodnight hug and kiss. <3