Friday, June 12, 2015

176.4....drive by blogging

This is going to be quick.


Life is a little crazy right now, and I haven't had much time to blog. I will try to hit the key bullet points.


Weight is down to a lovely 176.4...lowest it's been since my wedding, so I'm pretty damn happy about that.


I've started yet another new medication because I'm attempting a whole new pain management protocol...which may be working for pain management but is otherwise causing a shit-ton of side effects AGAIN. So we are back to super-duper dry mouth and messed up taste and smells, add in massive fatigue (and headaches, but those seem to have passed now, thank goodness), burps AND gas, constipation, lack of appetite, some muscle twitching as of today, oy...I'm a mess. BUT...I'm not in pain AND I'm not on narcotics...so I guess that's something. At least the DEA thinks so. (I've been on 3...yes THREE vicodin a day for the last few years due to chronic pain associated with my SCI and the DEA was having a conniption fit over it and I'm tired of dealing with the issues). This morning I didn't even take my daily dose of Naproxen that I take every morning before I get out of bed...that's a pretty big damn deal! But...food tastes horrible...which could explain the weight loss. I bet I'd lose another 5 lbs if the constipation resolved (TMI, I know...but true).


My husband found out this week that he got the job! Wohooo!!!! He starts on the 21st. I'm so proud of him...and this gives us a little stability we've needed since he was laid off from the job he had in December 2012. He's had work since then but every job he's taken was 30% or more below the salary he made previously. He's finally back to where he was, at a company he loves, doing a job he wants to do, so I'm excited for him. This job was an internal hiring for a new position at his current company that he competed against a LARGE pool of internal candidates, so him being selected is pretty awesome!


My initial request for approval for breast reduction surgery has been denied, and I can't even tell you why. I literally can't tell you why...there is no reason listed on the denial. So I'm officially in appeal. I'm drafting my personal letter and awaiting the letter from my PCP.


The new dog is a spaz time 1000...and I'm massively in love with him. It's seriously insane how fast we both fell in love with him. Scott is going to turn into that little old man you see driving down the highway with the dog on his lap...only he's 45 and already doing it.


My podcast posted...if anyone is interested in listening: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jmoe-patrol/id981711483?mt=2&i=344136545  There is absolutely nothing WLS related in it...you have been warned. :)


Finally, I had promised a fellow blogger that I would post about her site, and then haven't been back in a while to do it...so I really need to do this. (Forgive me Amanda!!!) Amanda has achieved goal with her band and recently struggled with the reality that she will likely be losing the band due to complications. She is now restructuring her blog to focus on healthy living and maintaining her weight loss, band or no band...and continues to need the support from the blogging community. Why not have a read? http://amandakiska.blogspot.com/


Ok, I gotta get back to work...a thousand things to do and not enough time in the day to do them. Happy Friday!