Gastric Sleeve Sandy Thursday, 7 April 2011

Went to the hairdresser today, now, don't be afraid, I like it!

And I was searching for some old photos and found this taken at a Taylor Swift concert with my friend Sharlene, Febuary 2010....FAT! My head must be thrice as big (could be more but any excuse to use the word "thrice")

Gastric Sleeve Sandy Monday, 28 February 2011

It's Oscar "Day" and I'm all set.  There's no excuse not to frock up for the Oscars, even if it is 10.30am.  I have my frock, champas and a mountain of ironing.

These are my picks.

Actor in a Supporting Role
·         Christian Bale in “The Fighter”

Actress in a Supporting Role
·         Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
Costume Design
·         “Alice in Wonderland”
·         “Inception”
Animated Feature Film
  • “Toy Story 3”
Documentary (Feature)
·         “Restrepo”

Art Direction
·         Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
Foreign Language Film
·         “Biutiful” Mexico
Music (Original Score)
·         “How to Train Your Dragon”
Music (Original Song)
·         “I See the Light” from “Tangled”
Visual Effects
·         “Inception”

Short Film (Animated)
·         “Day & Night”
Film Editing
·         “127 Hours”
Actress in a Leading Role
·         Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”
Actor in a Leading Role

·         James Franco in “127 Hours”
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
·         “The Social Network”
Writing (Original Screenplay)
·         “The Kids Are All Right”
·         “True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Best Picture
·         “The Fighter”

Gastric Sleeve Sandy Thursday, 10 February 2011

Posted by Picasa5 Incisions 9 months on. You can't see the one between the boobs at all. I'm a slow, slow healer, I have scars everywhere but I measured my middle incision and it's exactly 2cm long.....nothing!

Here's a pic a couple of weeks after surgery

Gastric Sleeve Sandy Friday, 24 December 2010

 2005 - 115kg+
 2005 - 115kg+

Day before Optifast - May 2010 - 115kg
Day before Optifast - 115kg - May 2010
Early December - 85kg

Yesterday - 83kg


Gastric Sleeve Sandy Monday, 19 July 2010
Gastric Sleeve Sandy Tuesday, 6 July 2010

I just had the most bizarre appointment with the anesthetist. I received a bill for $1500 and apparently PCI pay around $500 so you're out of pocket $1000. The letter said if you have a post-op appointment it will reduce the bill by 70% (or thereabouts). So, I just had a 30second appointment, paid $401 and they sent the rest of the bill to HCF for the remainder. Not too much effort for a $600 saving. I just think it's totally bizarre and now I'm off to spend my $600!

Gastric Sleeve Sandy Monday, 7 June 2010

I just took my surgery receipt for $4500 into Medicare and received a $918.75 refund and $306.20 from HCF...not bad.  It's a shame the Anesthesiologist's gap is $1000 or else I'd be spending! Although I know he's totally worth his fee.... just saying, that's all.