Tuesday, January 14, 2014

On the Road

So, I had the opportunity to get out of the state this week for an on-site training in Kansas....

I gotta say, it's nice to be out of the house. Unfortunately, I normally can't find the extra funds for these kinds of trips on my own. So work trips give me a sort of vacation from home. Although, I have to work through the day, I feel it's more than worth it.

I really love Jonesboro, but this is the 2nd time in two months that I have been in the Kansas City Area for work, and I gotta say, it's a great area. There is some decent landscape, and KC is super nice.

Bill invited me to a St. Louis Blues game this weekend as well. I am still considering taking the trip as it will be mostly paid for. Getting out of the house really makes me feel better. Especially, suffering from depression, it's a great thing for you to get out and do something rather than sit at home and watch netflix.

Work is still going very well, and I plan on redesigning the website this weekend. Check back here for Kansas updates through Thur.

For now, I am going to soak in the hot tub.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My blog needs a facelift.

So, I have had this site layout for about 4 years now. I think it's about time to redesign.

I'm looking for ideas on what my readers would like to see, I am also looking for an artist to create a new banner!

Comment, and let me know your ideas.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

It's official. My life is going to change

So, after 2 years of information gathering, and doctors appointments, I finally got the call a couple of days ago that my surgery has been approved and will be 100% paid for. The only caveat is that the funds may not be available until the 2nd quarter of the year (At the latest), but will likely be in March.

After talking with the surgeon and looking over my options I have decided to go with the Sleeve Gastrectomy. It has a very high success rate. While it isn't quite as effective as Gastric Bypass, it is much much safer, with less complications and side affects.

Here is a quick video of the surgery I will be receiving.

The surgeon expect that I will lose around 200lbs, but it will require a change in lifestyle. I feel like it wont be an issue for me to get up and be active once I am able to do things without hip and back pain.

I will continue to blog during the journey the months before and after the procedure, and will of course update with pictures. This will be a life changing procedure for me since I have spent the majority of my life overweight.

I cannot wait to see what kinds of opportunities this will afford me.