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can i get a spring break whoop whoop?

hell yeah!

yes today is the final day of the quarter and the sky is blue (ish) outside.  my report cards are largely done and sitting with the secretary.  i have to calculate my mileage for reimbursement and then i am outta here! 

so some of you know this and some of you don't but here's the big reveal:  i am leaving on tuesday march 17 for puerta vallarta where, on march 18th, i will have gastric bypass surgery.  now don't freak out.  i've researched a ton and found a great doctor with a good rep and good numbers on, you know, morbidity rates and pos-surgical complications and things like that.  the hospital looks great--i've seen pictures and everything is going swimmingly in preparation for the trip.  but i wanted to let you know so you can all send me those good thoughts and energies and yes, even prayers (cause i know some of you do that and have a really good in with the ptb's).  i'll be in the hospital the night of the 18 and 19 and then in a hotel with wifi(!) til march 26.  then i'm going with my cousin, who's traveling with me, back to her home in southern california where i'll spend another week recouperating and hanging out with absolute_tash and maybe wovenindelibly  (what what?).  back in portland on april 2!    so i'll definitely try to keep you updated as i progress.  and sometime when i get brave, i'll even post photos.  the surgery is laparoscopic so the recoup time is quick(er) and i'm hoping i'll even be able to take advantage of the beach my hotel is on.   my bases are covered, you guys, i've done all the research, asked all the right questions, and yes this is the right thing for me.  i'm very excited to embark upon a new part of my life and glad to have all y'all along for the ride!

yesterday i got pesos and travelers cheques; saturday i get the pre-travel pedicure; sunday i'm meeting my housesitter; monday is my extra-special 3rd birthday dinner with enzo (his b-day is actually wednesday but i'll be in surgery so....) and tuesday i leave!! 

well there's my bombshell!  what's up with you guys?


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Mar. 13th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
Best of luck with the procedure. It's pretty common nowadays. My mother had it done 20 years ago.

Where in SoCal are you going to be?
Mar. 13th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
aw thanks! it is pretty common. my cousin who's taking care of me had it done about 6 years ago and it's been amazing for her. 20 years ago, huh!? that was way before the whole laparoscopic stuff...how is your mom doing?

i'll be in corona down there in the suburban wasteland where the 15 crosses the 91. are you in that part of the world?
Mar. 13th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, my mom is doing pretty well. Has a big old scar down her stomach because it wasn't laproscopic back then.

I'm in Los Angeles, actually. Corona is about an hour and a half away.
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Good luck! *hugs*
Mar. 15th, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
oh thanks! i'm very excited....i'll keep you posted.
Mar. 13th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
I hope everything goes well and it works wonders for you! Pop in if you can to let us know you're okay. :)
Mar. 15th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
oh i absolutely will check in. thanks for the well wishes.

Mar. 13th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
Best of luck!


I've researched going to Mexico for a Dental Implant, so I know that the docs and hospitals down there can be really great and save you a ton of bucks. You've done your homework, so I'll assume all will go swimmingly.

I'll keep you in my thoughts and yeah, if you get a chance to pop in and let us know how it goes.

Bon Voyage!
Mar. 15th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
oh yeah the dental industry there is HUGE. i'd do it in a flash if i had to. check out "patients beyond borders" it's the medical tourism bible with lots of good info especially on mexican dental stuff.

thanks for the well wishes! i'll definitely keep you all posted as things progress.
Mar. 13th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the procedure!
Mar. 15th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
thanks muchly michelle!
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