Friday, May 28, 2010

New Blogger!

Hello all,

I just received a very nice comment from a new blogger in my neck of the woods contact  Barefoot Jen!

Wow! I have made it!

I actually feel like  a human being today.  Many thanks for all of your comments and insight.  A special thank you to Tessierose who gave me hope on the phone yesterday!  I have never met her but I felt I could call and cry and ask her advice.  I was right.  She made me feel so much better.

I slept well and I have no more nausea or heartburn.  The gas pains have subsided and I actually sipped some very creamy cream of wheat this morning.

I was beginning to feel like a loser because I felt like I was hit by a truck!  Ellen and Janice seemed to bounce right back without a hitch.  It just goes to show how all of us are so different.  Maybe it is my age, 50.  I don't know, but for those of you getting banded soon, take heart.  Everyone is different.  Don't let my experience scare you!

Thanks again for all of your kind words.  It means the world to me!

Miss Vickie

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I think I am alive!

Sorry about the empty post.  I was trying to edit it and just didn't feel well enough and forgot about it I guess!  Yesterday was not a good day.  I was very sore and had a massive headache.  I used the Loritab and it made me itchy and hot and nauseated.  I did not take any vitamins or drink any protein shakes.  I could barely drink water.  I sipped it all day but I was so afraid I was going to throw up.

Today seems to be better.  No headache and not nearly as sore.  When I got home from the hospital on Tuesday I stepped on the scale..up 10 pounds!  I was so swollen because of all the fluid from my IV and the gas made me look and feel pregnant.  However, this morning I am down 15 pounds!

Yesterday I had buyers remorse.  I was talking to my sister and I started crying and asking her what the hell did I just do?  I knew to expect that and I was in so much pain that I elected to have!  Anyway, I think today may be my turning point.  I do feel a lot better.  Thank you for all the support.  I needed it.

Miss Vickie

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Two days after.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ahhhhh! I am home!

Well, I can officially say I am a Bandster!  Everything went very well and Dr. Friedman said a had a nice little liver.  I have an AP Lap Band 11cc's.  I am doing well, but I feel pregnant with all the gas in my belly.  My hands are swollen from all of the liquids they pumped into me and I am a bit shakey.

My wonderful DH brought me some beautiful red roses today.  He is so sweet and extremely supportive.  I am so lucky to have him.

I hope Janice did well today and I know there was another new blogger who had her band yesterday.  I am kind of in a fog and I can't remember her name, sorry!

I had a most special visitor last night.  The one and only Amy W. came to see me!  She looked so skinny and cute!  She made me feel so good, thanks Amy.

I will catch up all of your blogs when I can sit more comfortably!  Thanks for all the well're the best   :)

Miss Vickie

Saturday, May 22, 2010

What's that smell???

Hello Ladies,

Let me start by saying we still have no air conditioning!!!!!  My husband got home last night and we will be in the hotel through the weekend.  Hopefully it will be fixed on day.

On another note,  I noticed last night that my hands smell like cigarettes...and I don't smoke!   Could it be all the fat and toxins leaving my body with this clear liquids diet?  I truly don't know but it is the strangest thing!  I hope I am not losing my mind!  Any ideas?

Till Monday,

Miss Vickie

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bad, bad timing!!!

So, I dropped DH off at the airport on Tuesday morning and stopped at Wally world to stock up on my pre op liquids.  I get home and was sitting at the computer and noticed I was getting warm.  I checked the thermostat and it was 78 degrees in my house.  I usually keep it at 71 cause I'm a woman and I'm fat and 50 so I'm always hot!

The AC guys discovered the motor is shot.  Of course he has to order it and I asked him to over night it so hopefully he can fix it today.  So, here I sit in a hotel room in Pensacola, FL by myself drinking only liquids!  I forgot to pack the nasty protein shakes so I have been drinking juice and broth.  Why do things break in the house when DH has to travel?  Over the years there have been many things that have broken as soon as he steps on the plane!  Oh well, it builds character right?

I really hope to go home today.  It was just too hot to sleep there.  It has not been too difficult just having liquids.  I have been a little hungry at times but I think I will live  :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ugh.....before pictures :(

I asked my husband to take some pictures today and take measurements of me. Bless his heart, he never makes me feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. I, of course am so disgusted with myself. But, on to a new body and self image!

My daughter is getting married the end of October and I am so excited to actually be able to buy a nice dress. I hope to have a good 40-45 pounds off by then. I am taking her to Kleinfeld's in NYC to buy her dress. She is my only daughter and I am looking forward to the experience.

Thank you for all of the nice and encouraging comments yesterday.

Miss Vickie

Monday, May 17, 2010

Victoria Day!!!

Alrighty then! I will have surgery on Monday May 24th and it just so happens to be Victoria Day in Canada!!!!!! My nutrition appt. is tonight and pre op and surgeon appt. is this Friday!!!!! I start my liquids this Wednesday. I think I am already getting hungry!

All of you are so wonderful. I can't wait to meet you in Chicago!

O.M. Freakin G.!!!!!!!

I finally got approved today for surgery!!!!! I have my name penciled in for next Monday, so I am trying to get all of my necessary appointments done this week so I can keep that one. I have been waiting since September 2009, and it's finally my turn!!!!!!

Thanks for all of the support. I called the insurance company this morning and found out I was approved. You guys are the best!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Blogger

Hello people,

I became the first follower of Meg at Zen & The Art of Meal Replacement. She just started her blog today. Let's give her some B.O.O.B.S. support!


Monday, May 10, 2010


Is it okay to call the surgeon's office after a week since the paperwork has been submitted? Each day I am dying a little more. I want to call and talk to Miss Amanda but I don't want her to think I am a pain in the ass.....which I can be at times. They have "penciled" me in for May 24th. It's getting close and I still have 3 appointments ( pre-op and such) before that.

So, what would you do?

Friday, May 7, 2010


1. Do you have nicknames?

Yes, my given name is Victoria and I have always been called Vickie. My husband, however, has quite a few for me; Birteen....(silly joke), cutie face sugar lover, curly haired girl, attitude girl, I could go on and on.

2. What was the last straw or incident that made you consider Lap Band Surgery?

I just want to wear dresses! Also, I have decided that this is the year for Victoria! At 50 years old, I'm tired of being fat!

3. What is your favorite joke?

Last night, my kids and I were sitting in the living room and I said to them "I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that happens just pull the plug."
They got up, unplugged the computer and threw out my wine.
They are such asses.......

4. What flavor T.V. dinner are you?

I have always loved Swansens Beef Pot Pies. Weird, I know.

5. What blog or comment stuck with you this week?

I have to say I really enjoyed reading all about Judi's journey as the first S.O.B.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I am so excited!!!!!!!

I just booked the hotel room for B.O.O.B.S.! Theresa and I will be roomies and we are all set!

I have my last 6 month diet and nutrition appointment today! Whoo hooo! Now the waiting and stressing begins for the approval.

Last by not least, I get to have lunch with Amy W.!!!! Lucky for me, she works right across the street from the doctor's office. It's going to be a great day!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone,

Miss Vickie