I am so happy it's the weekend!  I went for a four mile walk with Elizabeth.  Sent Francisco to the Urgent Care office for bronchitis and may send EE but she seems to be improving.  

I can always tell when I start getting paychecks again.... I start planning what it's going towards.  So, we are just planning our trip to go see family in Hawaii for Thanksgiving and I'm also thinking that just after I will be considering the Gastric Sleeve.  Lots of things would have to come together to make this possible but I can see the possibility. 

It's amazing how opinionated everyone is on the subject.  It's not an easy thing to come to the decision of "there is no way this will happen and be lasting if I continue to do the diets, exercise, and all the things I have done over and over again"  They have morally bashed me saying it's just you and you can do on your own, you have to be an example for your kid, and you need to just be a better you.  You don't think I know this... you know I walk a couple miles multiple times per week, you know that I know what I should eat, you know I know the portions and then what the stomach and brain say totally contradict the rest.  It doesn't matter how much I know... it's the habit and ability to truly change the body and mind.  Yes, I can totally screw this up... I can do everything and lose the weight and 4 years later over-eat so much that it stretches the stomach and I gain all back and more.  The idea is to completely overhaul the brain and break the habits that one goes to when a diet fails or missed exercise days become months.  

So, I'm still looking into options. 

Work is work and we are busy.  I love good days but I'm so not used to having multiple people in the room "helping".  I am not used to a hospital where the room nurse and CRNA don't go get the patient together.  I'm not used to the differences at this hospital than the ones I've been to in multiple states so I'm having a harder time not saying "this isn't right and needs to be fixed".  Generally, I try to stay out of politics and policy.  I have told several that this is going to cause errors and they have even said that it already has caused them.  In which case I don't understand why the process hasn't been changed?  

Maybe it's not my soapbox to get on.  Philadelphia is a very different city to me.  I know we'll be here for a while so I better start embracing it a bit more :)  time to work on the websites, plans, 401K and so much more.  

I hope your journey is amazing!