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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Delayed Gratification

Those of you who follow me on Facebook already know but I'm not having surgery this week.  There was some concern by the hospital vascular department and anesthesiologist assigned to my case.  They felt at my weight and with my history it wouldn't be safe.  They are the experts so I understand, I'm not even mad.
Today the surgeon got approval to do it once I'm under 600 pounds and I think I have about 40 pounds to go.  I will have my official weigh-in tomorrow morning and I'm setting a goal for myself, no matter the number, to be under 600 pounds by 8/31.  I'm going to bust ass to get this done, cause I don't want it taken away from me again.  I don't think I took it serious the last couple of weeks, it felt too easy, like this was too good to be true.  I should have know.  Everything works out as designed, and once the weight is off, not only will I have a head-start on my new life, it will make the surgery easier for them so yah, I might live!


  1. I'm glad you're thinking positive about this, and motivated! I'm also glad though that your doctors are taking your safety seriously.

  2. Stay strong! I know that it can be a disappointment now, but you want to actually be alive to enjoy the rest of your journey! And if you lose weight before surgery--that's less you have to lose after! :) Good luck and keep us posted!

  3. Rip...so sad you didnt get to see tour dream come true. Atleast you are happy and healthy now in heaven!!

  4. RIP Thomas, we will miss you!

  5. Thimecules!!! I am sorry you are gone. :(

  6. Thomas,
    I think about you from time to time and miss you. I wonder if I was a positive or negative part of your life. When you were with us, I believed I was helping you achieve what you wanted for yourself. In retrospect, I worry that I accomplished nothing with my advice and pestering and only made the life you had left more difficult.
    Thank you for everything you did for me and the other people in your life. You meant a lot to me and I hope your family is able to find joy in life without you.