I had an appointment with my surgeon today with the expectation of hopefully locking away a date.. I didn't expect that date to be only 12 days away!! It was a little bit of a shock when he said he could get me in on the 17th of Feb (the day after my birthday). If I didn't take this date, the next available could be months away and I wasn't really willing to take that risk. Things are starting to feel a little more real now that it's all locked in so the countdown is on and I plan on making the most out of my final days with a stomach.
The good news is that it's after my birthday and I'll still be able to celebrate and go on the wine tour I already have locked in. I also have my gig next week for Seb's 100 Thing event which I'm really looking forward to. Plus, given my surgery is the following day, my Dad is flying over for my birthday and it's been a few years since I've seen any family around on my birthday.
The bad news is that I had tickets to see Eminem on the 19th which I've had to sell (and have managed to fairly quickly). But I have other things I'm planning later in the year that are more important to me and give me a reason to recover quickly so, although it's a shock, having my surgery so soon could help in making 2014 my best year yet.
Most importantly, if I'm ever allowed to put on weight and eat whatever I want, now is the time! First stop after my appointment and making a few phone calls was Gelato Messina for some delicious ice cream. Second stop, an Italian place around the corner for some pasta for dinner. As you can see from the pictures below, I do love my food (sorry for all the ice cream pics..). Bring on the next 12 days! :)