Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Here We Go!

Not sure how, but somehow my TV has ended up on Bubble Gumpies, which is even more odd since I have no kids.

It's a little after 5 a.m. and yes, I am up. I have been up since 12:30 Facebooking, Pinteresting (yes, those must be actual words) and trying to find something, ANYTHING on TV. Oh the joys of working nights, my nights off are spent like this.

I decided I must start my own blog now that I feel like I am getting so close to starting my Lap Band journey. I wanted to do this because I have found so much inspiration from reading the blogs of other bandsters, maybe something I share about my personal journey can inspire someone else.

I want this blog to be a place where I can share the good, the bad, and the ugly. Where I can be brutally honest with what I experience and where I can share the many joys I have waiting for me.


So, let's start this journey...

I started looking into WLS several years ago. I have been overweight my entire life. Other than the many health problems and risks associated with obesity, I feel like I have missed out on so many things that people seem to take for granted. I want to be able to enjoy simple things such as enjoying shopping or riding a roller coaster.

After researching the Lap Band I have attended 2 seminars by Dr. George Woodman with MidSouth Bariatrics in Memphis. I have decided that I want to and need to do this for myself. For myself, no one else. So far I have told my husband and mom about my decision. My hubby actually went to both seminars with me and both my husband and mom have been so supportive of my decision. I have only told these two because I guess I feel that if I run around telling everyone about my decision to get the band, I will somehow jinx myself and things won't work out. I'm sure that sounds silly, but I'm not taking any chances :)

I have such an overwhelming feel of hope.

Rock on,
-ashley

12 comments:

  1. Hi Ashley! Looking forward to following your journey. I can tell you that the lap band is the best decision I ever made.

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to sharing my journey with everyone :)

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  2. Hey Ashley :)
    Great to meet you!
    I hope everything goes wonderfully well for you, I look forward to hearing about your journey.
    xx

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    1. Thank you for the well wishes and inspiration!

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  3. Hi! Add the followers widget so you can get more followers :) I'm your newest blog buddy!

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    1. I added it (I think)! Just wanted you to know you're blog was the first one I ever came across and has been a daily inspiration!

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  4. It is a decision I have not ever regretted yet! Was the best thing I did for myself! Congrats on making the decision, can't wait to follow your journey! Stop by my blog sometime:)
    http://mylifeasabander.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks girl! On my way to your blog now!

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  5. Congrats on starting your journey. I am about 4 months post op and the getting the band was the best thing I have ever done for myself. Hasn't always been easy, but totally worth it. Feel free to ask any questions you have.

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    1. Thanks hun! I really appreciate it!

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  6. I am a fellow West Tn gal. I lived in Memphy for 5 yrs in college. I had my band surgery done by Dr. Weaver @ St Francis ( the other Bariatric surgeon in Memphis). We are short on WLS bloggers from TN so you are a welcome addition

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    1. I am so excited to meet someone else from West TN! And I have really enjoyed reading your blog!

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