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January 19, 2011

Tomorrow is

the big day.  At the unGodly hour of 5:45 a.m., Peter and I will kiss the still sleeping children and leave the house for the hospital. Auntie Dr. Salty Dog will be watching guard at home (along with Sandy, the Wonder Mutt) while we travel the long 15 minutes to arrive two hours ahead of time for my 8 a.m. implant exchange.

I hadn't mentioned before, but the surgery was slated to start at the reasonable hour of 10 a.m.   Plenty of time to get the kids off to school and arrive at the hospital with time to spare.  While confirming the insurance information (for the 1,000,000th time) yesterday, Pete said something about the surgery beginning at 10 a.m.

The receptionist said, "10 a.m.?  Um, the surgery starts at 8 a.m. and you need to be there at 6 a.m.!"

Peter mentioned that no one had said anything to us, and the reply indicated that the hospital had randomly changed the time the day before and that we were "in the queue" of those to be called. Oh, of course.

After several freak-outs and rambling FB updates on my part and phone calls and texts on Peter's part, we ended up being able to keep the time.  (A huge thank you to all of you who volunteered to help, we really do appreciate it!)  Despite my excitement about the surgery, this little change threw me off completely.  It just amazed me that the doctor's office didn't think to call immediately, nor did the hospital.  However, the hospital had zero issues contacting me today and pestering me for the co-pay.  Funny how that works!

I have been so busy with my new routines, that it didn't occur to me until earlier this week that I might have to slow it down for a bit because of the aforementioned surgery.  I have been told that the implant exchange is "a cinch", but in some respects, I am still recovering from the first (*shudder*) surgery.  I realized that it can't hurt to take it easy for a bit, so I am giving myself two weeks (to the day) off from Pilates and about the same for the couch to 5K.  I am planning on taking short walks by the weekend, but if you follow my workouts on Facebook or Daily Mile (and thank you for the support!), please don't be surprised by the massive drop in speed.   I know I need to work back up to my snail's pace and don't want to overdo it the first week or two.

On that note, I realized a little update is in order.  Yes, I have been keeping to most of the resolutions.  I haven't entirely eliminated meat or dairy, but did find a good coconut milk half and half (vegan) and am gradually switching over.  I still have a glass of wine now and again, but that will not happen again for a while due to the surgery.  I stopped the supplements on Monday in preparation for tomorrow's surgery, but had no problem keeping up with them.  I have exercised daily in one way or another since January 1st and since then, have

  • finally started (and am enjoying) a Pilates class (tougher than I thought)
  • walked/run 39 miles
  • lost 9.2 lbs

It's too early for bloodwork, so no news on that front.  I feel better, naturally, but no telling if that truly translates into a healthier me.  Now, to add one more set of numbers to the mix:  I will also try measuring inches.  While it's encouraging to lose weight, I find inches to sometimes be more telling.  I'll measure tomorrow and then again every 20 days.  Even if the bloodwork shows no improvement (and I'm honestly hard-pressed to think it won't), I have already seen changes in other areas, and that will keep me motivated for the foreseeable future.  


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Great job! I love following your daily mile progress and hope that one day we can do a run together! :) Best of luck tomorrow!!! xo

Good luck tomorrow! Do you like your pilates class? I'm looking for one and we're not too far from you.

Good luck tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you.

Good luck Jen! I bet you will be happy with the result. And you most definitely need to take it easy for a while, "cinch" or not!

Good luck! I'll be thinking of you and hoping all goes well with surgery and recovery. Way to go on the resolutions - you'll bounce back in no time :-). Lots of hugs for tomorrow!

Been thinking of you and your big day tomorrow! Tonight Will and I will raise our glasses of wine to toast you and the impending surgery's success.

~ Bethany

Good luck tomorrow, and take it very, very easy. You're rocking your resolutions!

Team Geraghty is thinking of you and the fam.

Good luck with your surgery tomorrow. Fingers crossed for a quick and easy recovery.

We're all thinking about you! XOXO

Best of luck tomorrow! We are also rooting for you!

Thinking of you and sending the best of wishes for tomorrow and after... I'll send texts and check on you in the late afternoon! Until then - get some rest! xx

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