Archive | November, 2007

The Last Procedure

27 Nov

Emily & Dr. Andy DeWitt, September 14, 2005

I have been through multiple surgeries over the past few years.  2000, emergency c-section (after 36 hours of labor…a story for another time) to deliver Girly Girl; 2003, c-section to deliver an 11 pound Button Boy; 2004 – umbilical hyrnia repair, from Button Boy being 11 pounds!; 2005 – gastric bypass; 2006 – gall bladder removal; 2007 – May -panniculectomy; October – breast reduction, liposuction, & revision to panniculectomy…..so, by my count that is 7 surgeries in as many years.  Granted most of them were voluntary (or at least 3 of the last 4 were)…I am very glad that I had every single one.  I wish I had done my gastric bypass earlier, but that is only because I feel so good now!  I love my new body shape with all of my excess skin gone…my husband has the same view….uh…more or less!

All this to say, that over the last week of thinking of my life and what I have to be thankful for,  I am thankful this year to have completed my last procedure (Girly Girl says that I don’t really know that…only God knows!)…and to have had the support of my dh, kids, parents, in-laws, and friends.  I have not had one person in my life ask me WHY?! I was doing what I have done…they have all supported me and loved me through it all…especially my complaining and pains.

If there is one thing in this life God has blessed me with that I am most thankful for…it is my family and friends…I find it difficult to differentiate between the two because I love them all like they were family, and I hope I show that to them (you, if you are reading this) on a daily basis.

Emily 2 years post-op

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Long Awaited Return

26 Nov

Well…my surgery is over.  I am healing “perty” well.  I still have some pain, but most of it is in places that I can not (or will not) blog about….since most of my friends tell me I have no modesty at all…I’ll prove them wrong on this post…at least for now!  I may post pictures (G-Rated, of course) later!

Our trip to the beach was almost 2 months ago…and we are still talking about it!  It was a glorious time!  I am going to post some pictures that Mojo took on the beach…we took his lighting set up to be able to get some good quality pictures, but the family picture that I desperately wanted was not gotten!  I guess that will have to wait until next time!

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Stay tuned for more updates from the last two months…and more pictures!

My Little Bloggityville Break…

1 Nov

I have been away from Bloggityville for right at about 3 weeks now.  Not really a reason for it, other than recuperating cleaninglaziness and Blogging Block (which I now believe is an actual disease!)

We had a wonderful week of family time.  We enjoyed one another tremendously and we have spent time laughing, shopping, crying, shopping, being tired, and did I mention shopping?!  Our favorite time of year to go to the beach is in the fall.  The weather is beautiful and the water is still warm enough to get into (unless there has been a hurricane).  We stayed with my parents in a lovely home that sleeps way more people than we actually know.

My dear son got to spend Granddaddy time every morning before the sun came up…because he and his Granddaddy are the only two early birds in the family!

 Granddaddy & Button Boy

Every morning they got up, and it used to be that Button Boy would go and sit in his Granddaddy’s lap and quietly nap while Granddaddy read or they would sit and talk, but not anymore.  Button Boy is way too busy to have sweet cuddle time with anyone, unless he is half asleep.  Instead of sweet cuddle time, Button Boy was headed to the basement of the house where the beach came right up to the carport.  Granddaddy was happy to go down with him and watch him make “sand angels” and roll around in the sand….in his pajamas, I might add.

It was a sweet time to spend time with my family away from the everyday hustle and bustle of our busy lives.

I will post over the next few weeks about some of the things we did on our trip, and some pictures to go along.

Upon returning from the beach, I went on and scheduled my **last** (okay, hopefully my last) reconstructive surgery!!!  I won’t go into too many details, until I am able to post a picture or two…but suffice it to say…I’ve never looked like I do now!  It is totally amazing!!!

I will be back with a vengence, or at least a few comments here and there….hopefully beginning this weekend!  I have missed updating the bloggysphere about my everyday, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum, busy life!