So, while I was at work today, I got a phone call from West Medical, and I got the news that I’m going to have the Gastric Sleeve. I was excited to hear that, but then I heard the date, December 11th. It’s way sooner than I expected, and I got nauseous right afterward. I thought that I would have a bit more time to get in the mindset that I need, but like most things in life, I have to be thrown into the situation and adapt as I go.
This is a decision that I don’t take lightly. I had to do some soul searching, and had to get my research down, and this was something I had been toying with for over a year now. I know that life is going to change, and I know that my tastes might change as well. Being a foodie, this was one of the hardest decisions that I’ve ever had to make. Now, I realize that I can no longer make food be my comfort in life. This is good.
The hardest part is that for the next two months, I will be on a liquid diet. I’m probably going to be grumpy, and once I have the surgery, I’ll be in lots of pain, but this must be done. I also know that life will suck for the next several months as well. This is the journey I must take to get myself on the healthy path. As I have seen that I have friends and family who’ve shown support, I’ve had just as many express concern. I appreciate both sides of that isle. It show’s the love and support that I do have in this life. I’m loved far more than I feel that I deserve, and I say thank you too all the opinions.
This is the path that I feel is best. Much like my decision to go to film school, I had people tell me that I should find something to get a “practical” job. I found a way to do something I love and have a passion for, while still using the degree for something “practical”. With all the well wishes and concerns, in my experience, I’ve discovered that only your own person truly knows what’s right for you, as I have for myself.
This is the director, and that’s a wrap.