“An optimist is a braver cynic.”
― Colum McCann, TransAtlantic
Monday, January 25, 2010
Cat's Out of the Bag
Well...sort of. So I had been feeling guilty lately about not telling my mom about the lapband. First she thought I was pregnant...as if that would be the worst thing that could possibly happen. But alas, no 100 lb baby inside waiting to jump out. Then I started thinking with all the doctor appointments and the Breast Cancer Walk I'm preparing for, she'd think I have some kind of cancer. There were a number of reasons I wasn't telling her; Fear of not getting the support I have hoping for was one of them. Another was there's a good chance insurance won't cover it anyway so why get anybody worked up? Boy was I wrong about the support. I told her on Friday and sure enough, she had already suspected something was up. She thought it was just my husband looking into it though so I think she was kind of surprised when I told her I was too. She doesn't know a whole lot about the band so I did my best to give a very brief desription of what it is and what my insurance requires and all about this ridiculous 6 month diet I have to do. Overall, she was great. She simply said that if this is what I think will help, then go for it. She also agreed not to tell anyone else and seemed to really understand why I didn't want others to know. I gotta tell ya. I feel a lot better now that she knows. I hate keeping things from her as she really is the one person I can tell anything to. Not to mention she is my emergency contact that doesn't live with me that you have to put on every form you ever fill out. You would think your medical contact should know if you're going to undergo surgery, not to mention have something implanted IN you. However, the cat is not entirely out of the bag as it's still a secret to most people.
So far, it's a pretty good Monday. I had my compensation talk with my boss and not only did I get a promotion with a fairly decent raise in today's economic climate but also a cash bonus which never happens around here. Very excited about that!
In other news, I'm starting my Couch to 5k program tonight. Hopefully I don't pass out trying to jog. I'm bringing my cell phone just in case. LOL. I need some advice. I need a good pair of shoes for this training but I seem to have a dilemma. I'm training for a 5k run but ultimately will be doing a 60 mile walk in November. I can only afford one really good pair of shoes. So should I get running shoes or walking shoes? Some of my internet research has led me to believe that running shoes would probably be best as more technology and money go into those for your foot type but I'm looking for any input that might point me in the right direction.
I think that's about it. Overall, great week so far. I hope all of you are getting off to a good start as well. Have a great week!
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