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    Saturday, August 05, 2006

    Hello... Is There Anybody In There, Just nod if you can hear me...is there anyone home?

    I'm alive!!! I had to live a whole week without the laptop. I'm writing this post using my new virgin laptop. I decided to take another route when I started looking into MAC software. Almost every program that I needed was $500. I decided to go with a PC for half the price.

    This week nearly killed me. It was 101 degrees on Tuesday on my deck after work. Of course this was a day that we had to work outside. I was close to heat stroke. This big girl had the dry heaves, pale face and the dry skin. I can't wait to get rid of this weight.

    On the weight loss surgery front, I found out that my file has been sitting on someone's desk for 2 months at the insurance company. I'm starting to think that it may never happen. I've put my entire life on hold waiting for this change. Bleah!

    I did meet a friend of a friend last night at the county fair who had the Roux-En-Y gastric bypass, one year ago. She looks awesome! I would have never guessed she had ever been heavy. I was confused by her alcohol consumption though. My bariatric center said that you must abstain from alcohol forever. She was really knocking them back.

    I have lots of new stuff to get rid of on this laptop. I'd better get at it since there just aren't enough hours in the day.

    I do want to laugh at a group of friends (you know who you are, *cough, CrabCake, cough*) who had a lengthy conversation via group email this week. I had more email than I've had in months.


    barman said...

    You are back. Yea. I kept checking and nothing new. It is wonderful to see you again. I thought about trying to get ahold of you but I didn't want to bug you.

    A new laptop, nice. Enjoy breaking the cherry. Mine is still kicking but one of these days soon I am afraid it will meet it's maker too.

    Silly insurance/medical facility staff. Makes you want to go there face to face and get the job done right. I had my interesting fight with insurance before. It was so frustrating. I hope you catch a break soon.

    Welcome home Sign Gurl!

    Manny said...

    Welcome Back! I've missed you.

    This whole online/e-mail at home is still fairly new to me. I used to get excited when I saw I had mail. I think this week did me in.
    Between the group and a friend of mine my inbox was all jammed up. The group was a family thing and when one of us are in trouble then we are all in trouble, but my friend on the other hand. I love JJ dearly, but the pictures and the forwards. It is never a real conversation. Does it make me bad because I usually just delete most of those?

    Manny said...

    delete before I even open them?

    Suze said...

    Jenn, good to see you back. We have missed you around the place.

    I can't believe your file has just been sitting there with nobody doing anything about it. They want bloody firing for that!

    Have fun with your new laptop, I'm sure the results on this will be just as good as any Mac. :)

    SignGurl said...

    Barman~ Thanks for the welcome home! The new laptop is hawt! It's a little different to use and about 10 times faster.

    Manny~ I started deleting all forwards from family. I just don't have time to open them all and read blogs.

    Suze~ I really missed catching up with everyone. So far the laptop is wonderful. As for the insurance crap, I'm done waiting with baited breath.

    buddha_girl said...

    Ahem. First, I'm glad you didn't go the way of MACs. I HATE them.

    Now, I'm going to firm here...because I love you. You are NOT to put your life on hold for ANYTHING. If and when the surgery happens, you'll be ready. In the meantime, live.

    Your friend? She's fucking with some bad mojo. Plenty of people who have the surgery continue to throw back the fermented goods. It's a recipe for disaster. I haven't had a sip since WAY BEFORE they sliced and diced me.

    Love you, woman!

    cutie said...

    SG~ I've had several friends who have had the surgery and for a few, half a drink is enough to knock them on their ass....for two other women I know, it actually gave them an EXTREME tolerance for alcohol. My very dear friend Sheri became an alcoholic after her surgery because she could down a whole fifth of vodka and still be standing. I'm not sure why the difference for some. When Sheri went to rehab they explained that for some women, the surgery does the opposite. Perhaps abstaining is the best action to take...


    terry said...

    hey, welcome back!

    and i think you need to start raising holy hell with these insurance morons who aren't doing anything about your case. seriously. what are they doing???

    Sal said...

    Baybeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Welcome back sweetie. I am glad your online agan. I missed you alot.

    Chrissie said...

    From what I understand liquids will go right through so the buzz doesnt last as long as it move quicker through your system.. but i think the main reason they dont want you to drink is because there are a lot of empty calories and carbs in alcohol... My last surgery basiclly was the same only not to the extream of a bypass patient, if that makes sense lol I'm hooked up the same but my stomach isnt that tiny (thank god)