Monday, March 11, 2013

There is no emoticon for what I am feeling now

Quick recap for those who haven't been following along. I once weighed 595lbs. I am now about 300 after gastric bypass and today I have surgery to remove excess skin from my stomach and chest.

I am just a few hours from surgery and I have already been awake for a few hours. So many thoughts are racing through my mind. I am anxious, nervous, excited, scared, optimistic, worried, tired, energized, hungry, thirsty, hyper, subdued.  I am a walking contradiction, much like

I took a before photo, but I won't scar you all with that photo...yet. I need to remember to ask for a photo of what they remove if possible. I know I won't suddenly have a six pack or anything. In fact I will still probably have a good bit of a gut, but it should be a significant improvement. My only remaining major problem area after today should be my thighs.

My next blog post will be somewhere the other side of surgery but I may tweet some more this AM.


Tad Callin said...

Just don't forget to breathe!

If you saw the clip I posted the other day about prayer, then this will make sense:

I would be happy to make you a sammich. :-)

Jeffrey "JGB146" Blake said...

Good luck in surgery, Mike! Here's hoping for a speedy recovery!