Well, I have an announcement to make. It's kind of a big deal in my life, so I'll give you the back story. The summer I worked at Camp Blue Haven ('02) I busted up my knee. I dealt with it for two years until I saw my doctor about it. He said that he needed to operate, which I was expecting. Then he said that I was in for more knee surgeries, ankle surgeries, hip problems, etc. unless I did something drastic about my weight problem. In his opinion, with my disease and medical history my only realistic option for losing the weight would be gastric bypass surgery. It came as a shock that my doctor would recommend something so drastic. At the time I didn't know anything about the surgery except what I'd seen on media reports. So, I started doing some research about the operation and decided that it was probably my best option. The timing didn't feel right though. I had just graduated from college and was looking for a job. I was also somewhat emotionally unhealthy at the time, so I decided to shelve the issue for a while. During the spring of this year I started thinking about the surgery again. I was/am doing so much better emotionally. I would like to have already had this surgery before I start my career. And, my school schedule would be good for this type of surgery because I have huge month long breaks for recovery time. So, I started looking around at doctors and even went to Dallas one weekend for a initial appointment with a surgeon who'd been recommended. The doctor I felt the most comfortable with was Dr. Syn who practices in Lubbock. He is very competent and has even operated on a patient with my disease. I trust him completely with my operation. The next big battle was with the insurance company. They initially denied my request for coverage, but I found out last Friday that they'd approved my second request. That is such a huge blessing. So, there you have it. On December 12th, I will be going in for a major surgery that is going to change me drastically. Honestly, I don't even know all of the ways this surgery is going to change me, but I'm as prepared as I can be for both the good and the bad. I would ask for your support and prayers as I enter this new phase of life.
By the way, Grey's was awesome tonight!!