Monday, May 16, 2011


My bags are packed and I can hardly stand it!  I actually had a good night's sleep.  A good friend of mine, who had the VSG 3 years ago and has been a wealth of information, called me right before bed and prayed with me over the phone.  She was giddy and excited, too.  I hope I am as successful as she has been, because she has totally rocked the sleeve and has kept over 100 lbs. off and looks fantastic!

I just kissed my girls goodbye and sent them off to school.  I told them I would be home on Wednesday and that  it would go by fast.  My husband went to his classroom this morning to leave some last minute instructions for his substitute teacher and then will take the rest of the day off and take me to the hospital.  I now need to take a shower with some antiseptic soap that they gave me.  I leave in a little over an hour, but my surgery isn't for another four hours.  My last weigh-in before surgery was 262 lbs. this morning.  Officially 20 lbs. lost before surgery.  Woo hoo!  See ya on the other side...the LOSER'S side!


FreeJulie said...

Wonderful! Congrats Sandy and the very best of luck to you with the surgery and a speedy recovery. I'll be looking forward to reading about your experience! You will be in my thoughts.

Hey, my preop weight was 263 (day of surgery 255) we're starting at pretty much the same place!

Debi said...

I hope that your Surgery went smoothly, and you will recover fast with little to no pain...I will be glad to see your post letting us know that all went well, and you are doing great!!

Jacquie said...

I hope all went well Sandy. I cant wait to hear all about your experience. I am banded and will be having VSG on 6/24 due to complications with my band. My blog is private but would love for you to follow. email me at and I will send you an invite if you are interested!

Sheila said...

Sandy, is Wed. your day to come home? Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and hoping that the healing is going well. Walk, sip, rest, repeat!