I was very pleased to see that the sun has come back to Sacramento. Lately, I have been sleeping in a lazyboy instead of my own bed. This isn't because I am lazy or weird (although I am), but because I am a belly sleeper, and I am tender after my surgery on the belly parts. There are advantages to sleeping on a lazy boy. For one, I get to watch the big TV, late into the night, as well as fall asleep in place, rather than have to get up and physically go to bed. I do hope I will be back in my own bed in a week however.
The Surgeons staff told me I needed a medical I.D. bracelet so in case something happens, the paramedics wont try to stick anything down my stomach while the lap band is in. So I ordered a bracelet online (Amazon, almost always has the best prices, if you are willing to wait a week to ship free), and needed to find an engraver to simply put "LAPBAND" on it. I figured the best place to do this would be the mall, because there are tons of stores and many jewelry and jewelry repair shops. The Galleria in Roseville, was built while I was in high school. It was a whole lot smaller then, and I remember frequently making it an after school hang out. It is sort of ironic, because the mall is so crowded that when I see high schoolers not buying anything and just hanging out, I want to throw something hypocritically at them. I digress. I found an engraver here in the modern mall which is easily double the size it was when it was first built, and now with 4 times the people. I had to kill a half hour while they worked on my medical ID. I walked around, went by the food court, and felt as if all eyes were on me. Perhaps they thought I was going to order a ton of food, or make myself miserable by ordering a pea on a plate. I showed them though. I walked by all the food establishments and then simply left without ordering anything. That must have been odd for the fat people watchers. Of course I have been known to overreact and be quite paranoid, but I assure you I took my medicine.
While walking out of the food court, I found one of those 80's style instant photo booths. I decided it would be fun to get my picture taken. One should know that I am 25 years old, yet I had issues figuring out the machine. I didn't ask for help, but some nice high schoolers were willing to help the old man figure out the machine, before he threw it over the railing to crash into the Mall's first floor. What do you know, those kids I was just complaining about proved good for something. I should re-think my life. Anyways, the photo turned out somewhat nice, and my head actually doesn't look like a basketball.
I returned to the non-English speaking engraver. He seemed to have trouble remembering me from a half hour prior, so I basically broke out into charades, and he figured out what I was looking for. They did a good job. There wasn't a typo that said like "life-bland" instead of Lapband. Sadly when I returned to my motor vehicle and attempted to put the bracelet on I found out it was too snug and that I should wait a few pounds before I wear it forever. I could also just wear the bracelet anyway and break my wrist when I lift something heavy, but that didn't sound fun.
I haven't made much progress in the last few days on my weight and just to clarify that isn't a bad thing, in fact it is a good thing. The most important thing about the first month is recovering and making sure you get plenty of nutrients especially proteins. If you don't eat a lot of proteins, you heal a whole lot slower, and when you do begin to lose weight your body can eat your muscle with the fat which is a bad thing, because the more muscle a person has the more calories they burn. I am like an expert on this stuff, which is ironic, because I am the one with a weight problem. OY VEY.
In 3 weeks I will get my first Saline injection into the band, which will inflate the tube around my stomach. I cant "wait", because that is when I lose the "weight". Pun Pun Pun. Monday I have no school and no work, but I will be spending my day catching up on homework I haven't done in a couple weeks, while I have been procrastinating and in recovery. Luckily most of that homework is watching movies. Yay, modern college is cool. Modern art is not so much. That is just an opinion. Have a good day, and I will keep on Trucking.
Below is my music video of the day, by the band "Skillet"