Friday, December 26, 2008

The final answers to your burning questions...

Kelly asked???
What was the deciding point for you to get Gastric Bypass? What was your heaviest weight? What do you do for a living? Where did you attend college? Have you lived anywhere besides Alabama?

I was experiencing hematuria (blood in urine) secondary to diabetes and was referred to a kidney specialist. He diagnosed me as having diabetic neuropathy (pain and numbness in my feet). He told me that if I didn't do something to lose weight that I would end up as a double amputee with my husband pushing me around in a wheelchair. I didn't like the picture of that in my mind, so I started the process for GBS. Wish I had done this years ago! When I went to the GB surgeon, he weighed me at 278.9. In 2006, my family doctor weighed me at 291. I really believe the picture on my blog with the Pecan Delight boxes is over 300, but I couldn't tell you an exact weight. Most heavies don't weigh themselves much.

I am a federal government worker. I write disability decisions.

I did not attend college. I started work right out of high school and got my Social Security knowledge and experience on-the-job.

I lived in Texas for two years and Kentucky for four years. I would go back to either place and the houses I lived in again in a heartbeat, but just not with the man I lived in them with.

DysFUNctional Mom asked???
I have one! Why does your title say "The Ramblings of an un-inebriated mind"? Any significance to that?

I think my ramblings on this blog are much like a drunkard (stumbling all over (myself) and not making any sense), but I wanted everyone to know that all of my thoughts and craziness are not encumbered by any trace of alcohol, that's just how my little brain works all on it's own. Not that there's anything wrong with imbibing every now and again. I don't anymore since my surgery and really didn't much before then either. I'm quite capable of getting into crazy situations without the added benefit of "LIKKER." Although, I think a Long Island Iced Tea or a Frozen Strawberry Margarita would taste nice.


Lynda said...

I enjoyed getting to know you better.

renee said...

I did not realize your diabetes had progressed that far. Glad you decided to do the gastric bypass.

Kelly said...

Considering what you had to go through with the GBS and diabetes, you look great. I'm glad that you made that decision, because you may not have been here for us to get to know you better! ;)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I looove frozen strawberry margaritas! My favorite drink.