Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Meetings

O.K. So I said that I wanted to get on the Blog so it didn’t go to the weigh side… and then I didn’t blog for a Couple days… Let me explain. I have been torn about how many people I wanted to know about this for a while, but since steps are definitely being taken in that direction I figure now is a good point to start opening up about it a little more. So here it goes… Monday we traveled and then Tuesday and Wednesday I was at the University of Chicago Medical Center for a weight loss surgery consultation. This is not something I go into lightly Something has to be done and I can’t/don’t do it on my own… here are issues that my weight is causing with me… I take Medicine for Hypertension (high blood pressure), Cholesteral, And type 2 Diabetes… it is getting harder and harder for my doctor to control my diabetes with medicine… and the combination of the higher sugar levels and the high cholesterol means (as my doctor puts it) If I were to have a stroke or heart attack it would be sad but not suprising. I told you all that to let you know this isn’t something that is being done for vanity… it is for necessity… I want to one day hold my grandson/granddaughter and if things continue the way they are I don’t even know if I’ll see my son in high school… I don’t want that. And I know from previous experience that yoyo dieting might be a patch for me… but I need a tool that is more permanent… My Body is something that I need to take care of for myself, for my family, and for God. I am not doing anyone right by being this large… I will try to post more about what “went on” the last couple days tomorrow… but for today I need to get some stuff done, so I have to go.

2 comments:

Jill said...

Thanks for sharing what you are going through, you will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers. I am wishing you the best, most importantly good health.

Jaime said...

Andy,
I will be praying for you as you go through this.