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Friday, February 18, 2011

mini-BOOBS of the 'Burgh

Yesterday I got to meet Band Groupie and Judi!  It was so much fun.

We had lunch at a place right across the street from the hospital where my Bariatric office is (and Judi's too!).  While I was waiting for them I noticed several doctors, nurses, and plastic surgeons that I recognized.  Both of my babies were born at this hospital, my husband did a 3 month clinical rotation there, plus he occasionally picks up shifts there now, aaand my next door neighbor is a plastics fellow and I've met a few of his friends, so yes, I know me some hospital peeps.  Anywhooooo....as I sat there waiting to accost Band Groupie and Judi as soon they walked through the door---that's when I got a CRAZY IDEA.

I bet, if I sit there at Panera LONG ENOUGH, I might run into my surgeon, or my PA, or someone from the bariatric office.....yeah, and if I can catch them there at Panera on their lunch break and tell them my whole sad pathetic sob story, maybe they will listen and........and......uh.............ummmmm.

Yeah.  It was a crazy idea.  Just a fleeting thought.

I am not a stalker.  I am not a stalker.  I am not a stalker.

But oooooohhhhhhhhhhh it was soo fun to sit and chat with the two ever-so-lovely Judi and Band Groupie.  They are just as delightful in person as they are to read, so if you aren't following them yet, you totally should.  And they paid me 50 cents each to say that.

We could have talked all day and all night without stopping to breathe, I'm pretty sure of it.

Before I knew it, it was 12:40 and I had to rush off and go pick up my little boy.  While I was driving over there, my phone rang.  My heart skipped a beat, thinking maybe it was the bariatric office calling to tell me I'm approved.  Noooooope!  Wishful thinking.  It was the preschool director calling to let me know my son had jumped off the stage with a toy in his hand and she wanted to warn me before I saw him.  He had a nice size bruise and cut under his eye.  :)  Here's a photo of that for you too, but it looks worse in person.

And I didn't want to leave Rex out because he was such a good boy at lunch yesterday.  He is so sweet and mellow---all the time, I have to say, I'm not bragging or gloating, it's just the truth.  We are so blessed.  Yes, I fear it won't last forever, but for now he is just so sweet and good-natured.  Last night he started in with a fever and his cough worsened to wheezing so...... I took both of my boys to the pediatrician this morning.  Just a secondary bacterial infection from a cold they got about ten days ago.  No worries, antibiotics and they'll get better soon.  :)

As for my Lap Band, I'm hoping to hear ANY DAY NOW.  I opened my "grievance," or appeal, or whatever they want to call it, on January 18.  They are supposed to issue a decision within 30 days of January 18----so according to the calendar that was yesterday!  After I got home from running around all day, I called the insurance and the lady on the phone told me she could not see anything in her computer, but reassured me they would put something in the mail within 5 business days.  So that means I'll call again later this afternoon.  :)


  1. Lee Ann - fingers crossed! With the new FDA approval for BMI at 35 - won't that help? Lunch sounds so fun!

  2. You all look amazing, I'm jealous. I remember the waiting game, I swear the insusrance lady thought I was stalking her I called so much. But once you get the approval it goes so fast!
    Good luck!

  3. I hope you get good news soon! Your boys are beautiful!

  4. You ladies look beautiful! And your boys are adorable! :) Fingers crossed you hear something SOOON!!

  5. Your boys are so beautiful and you three ladies are too. Sounds like a fun lunch! On reply to your post on my page. I really don't understand why you're having such a hard time getting them tom push this through. It seems insane and ridiculous. But it will.. I feel sure. How is that red balloon?

  6. Y'all look great! Cute kids! Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

  7. That's so great that y'all had so much fun!! Fingers crossed. :)

  8. OMG - so jealous and wowser - your boys are so cute I just want to pinch their little (bruised) cheeks! LOL