Saturday, February 14, 2009

I didn't die but I thought I might

Happy Valentines Day!

The last two months have been challenging to say the least but I am back and, hopefully, my humor is intact. There have been moments - no hours - where there was no humor and I sat on my couch with a vacant expression and no interest in life. What caused the funk? All I did was have gastric bypass surgery but it almost killed me and I am still struggling with life after GP. That's not to say I would not recommend this surgery to anyone. I would. Misery loves company. No, seriously, I had an unfortunate set back with my surgery but I have had several friends over the last ten years that have had RNY and lapband surgery and no one else had complications. It is just the way the cards fell. And everyone of us is glad we had the surgery. The positive aspects far outweigh the negative. But enough of that. I am happily crawling from the abyss and feel human again.

I see that in my absence I lost some readers. I understand. When cleaning out my blog I, too, have eliminated journalers who seemed to have dropped off the map. I hope they will see that I have returned and they will as well. And, thanks to those of you who sent me notes or left messages asking of my whereabouts. I sincerely appreciated it but did not have the energy at the end of the day to respond. That has been my biggest challenge. I should have taken off more time from work after the surgery but I jumped back into the fray after two weeks and that has slowed my recovery.

The company where I worked was sold and the doors closed. The corporation that purchased our little giant hired me as their new call center manager. In these tough economic times I am thrilled to be employed. We are building the Client Service Center from the ground up - policies and procedures, schedules, training materials, scripting, etc. and I am loving the challenge. I still wear the hat of the old company so I have been closing out the billing from there in addition to my new duties. It has been a while since I was responsible for a start-up operation and forgot how much energy is needed. But, with my new attitude, I am sure I can make it all happen.

Now, I am off to read your journals and catch up with you, my friends.

9 comments:

Melanie said...

Welcome back Donna! glad to hear you are on the road to recovery!!


Melanie

Donna said...

Well, I'm glad you're out of your funk!

Veronica B. EDMD said...

glad to see you're doing well! hopefully the worst is behind you!

Veronica

Leigh said...

Any surgery can have complications, I'm glad you're doing better!
See you around the blogs!

:) Leigh

Rose said...

Welcome back. So happy you are o.k.

Hugs, Rose

mortonlake said...

welcome back donna,glad you are starting to feel more brigter,surgery takes a long time to recover from,and sometimes we push ourselves and expect too much.take care,mort xx

Missie said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. GP is a big change in your life. i can understand the depression. After I recover from the surgery I had on Thursday, I'll be starting my journey of having GP.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Sorry to hear about the complications, but glad you are back :o)

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Hand-in-there......my hubby is almost 4 year post=op GBP surgery......there were more rough days than we care to remember.....but, the results are worth it.....no more high BP, diabetes, heart problems or shortness of breath....plus 125 pounds lighter.....it only gets better!.....LindaMay