Luckily, I'm right smack in the middle of mushy / puréed foods, so Thanksgiving was not too difficult to navigate. My in laws and my parents live about 25 minutes from each other, so Pat and I like to split this holiday. This year, we had dinner at my in laws' house. My mother in … Continue reading Thanksgiving
Let's talk money. Luckily, I have pretty sweet, traditional health insurance. I can't remember exactly how much is deducted from each paycheck, but it's somewhere around $100-$150 to cover Pat and me. Copays to see my primary are $30. Specialists are $65. The big hit comes when either of us are admitted to the hospital. … Continue reading Dollar dollar bills y’all
Welp, today was my first day back at work and I survived. 🙌 I know I've mentioned how much I love my coworkers. We talk often about how crazy it is that we "found" each other. Today, when I opened the door to my office, it was completely decked out with streamers and little sleeve … Continue reading Back in the saddle
Quick update: I had an appointment at Dr. Kurian's office yesterday afternoon. My incisions look great, even though my stomach is still swollen and sore. I feel a little dizzy / easily worn out if I walk or stand for an extended amount of time but that's totally normal. The trip into the city was … Continue reading Live from my couch!
Hello from my couch! The past few days have been a pain killer induced haze so I'm going to do my best to document it but there will be some gaps! I arrived at NYU Kimmel Pavilion at 6am on Saturday morning. Quick check in with admitting and I was led to the surgery prep … Continue reading VSG yeah you know me
If you follow my Instagram you already know that insurance approval came down to the wire. Lots of stress, emails and phone calls ended with one huge sigh of relief yesterday morning. I've been ingesting only clear liquids since yesterday. It's definitely a blessing that I had work and some prior obligations to keep me … Continue reading Tomorrow!
My parents will tell you that I was a very serious child. I don't know if that has to do with having a brother who was so sick as a baby or being the oldest of four. Maybe it's just who I am. I mean, some of my friends call me "grandma". I worry. A … Continue reading Worries