Archive | April, 2014

Quick Update

19 Apr

Just to say Linda had her appointment on Thursday, she is due her operation on the 21st, talking to the nurse I am about 4 weeks behind her due to Easter getting in the way :( but everyday is getting closer, I can’t wait!

And just cos I love my dogs..

My old girl <3

My old girl <3

Baby Cady with her hair short!

Baby Cady with her hair short!



12 Apr

GetExcitedGirlWell Linda did get her letter this morning. Happiness for us!

I was looking at my surgery list, the first one on there, walking, I have been doing some more of lately. I’m no where near the not being in pain part yet, but something has made me motivated to go out and walk with the dogs and it feels amazing. I even walked from my house to my mums and to be able to do that, something I never ever thought I would do almost had me in tears. I don’t feel trapped in my house anymore, I can do things I want to do when I want to do them (almost!) I am still in so much pain though, but just getting out there and doing something for myself is very liberating to say the least.

The most I walked in one go was 2.8 miles I think, this is huge for me, I wouldn’t even go out my front door a few years ago and now me and the dogs are going off on our own and loving it. I do panic every time I walk past people (younger in particular) and I can’t walk without my dogs, they’re like my safety blanket, but I’m getting there, and now with this news of Lindas letter it’s not far away where I will be able to walk pain free with luck!



A Glimmer of Hope

11 Apr

Two people I know have had their letters!

Well thats not technically true.

Matt had his Monday. His appointment is for the 17th April for his pre op assessment.

Linda rang Nia and her letter was on the way for the same date, 17th April, however she hasn’t got it yet, we think it’s got lost in the post, so another was sent out yesterday and we are hoping she gets it tomorrow.

This has made me very happy, not having a clue of anything that is going on is very frustrating. Waiting, waiting and some more waiting thats all I’ve been doing since September, so to finally know the people who are ahead of me are getting letters is very exciting.

I would have had my date for the same time as Linda, but the sleep apnea put me back by about two weeks, so I’m hoping I get my letter soon, however we have Easter coming up so that’s probably going to push me back some more, but at least I know something is going on now and can start getting a little excited (I’ve had my suitcase ready for a year!!)


file0001671726164I weighed yesterday and my BMI was 59.9 I’m at a weight now that I haven’t been since I moved back here nine years ago. When I first asked for surgery I think my BMI was about 75, so I’m feeling very pleased with that, though I do know that it was the Byetta that has helped me get there, thank you Clare :D


So here is to the next few weeks and hoping I get my turn!

I can see a silver lining finally :D


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