I was really downplaying this procedure today, not really expecting it to slow me down too much. It wasn't until I left the doctor's office when I started thinking about the need for this to be a rest day from exercise.
The procedure was the removal of a clogged salivary gland on my lower-inner lip. This required a local anesthetic and some precision slicing by Dr. Rebik. It required stitches and a couple of prescriptions after the excavation of flesh. I didn't realize how exhausting my anxiety leading up to the procedure became. It was a huge relief when it was over. My goodness, I'm so glad that's done.
I handled the anxiety well, I think. I didn't let it affect my resolve to take extraordinary care. I kept very busy with work and in close communication with my support contacts--not about the procedure, mainly about normal weight loss support issues and affirmations. In fact, I had a location meeting/record session right up until fifteen minutes before the procedure. I made sure to eat well, too. It was a good day, made even better by a nice surprise at Dr. Rebik's office.
I arrived at my appointment and was greeted in the exam room by Dr. Rebik holding his copy of my book. It turns out, Dr. Rebik attended the January 19th, 2013 Oklahoma Osteopath Winter Conference with over three hundred other doctors and medical professionals. I was one of the featured speakers that day and Dr. Rebik was one of the doctors who purchased my book after the presentation. This was a very cool surprise. He showed me where I signed it to him and we had a nice time recalling that special day at the Hard Rock Hotel in Tulsa. It also served as a nice reminder of how much I desire reviving my schedule of speaking engagements.
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Rebik. He put me at ease and immediately took away the anxiety issue. He's an amazing ear, nose and throat doctor!
I'm on a pain medication and an antibiotic. I took it easy this evening. I feel good about that decision. I sincerely appreciate all of the wonderful comments, messages and emails after yesterday's maintenance weigh-in. Your support is such a wonderful gift. Thank you!
My Tweets Today:
Happy Thursday! French roast with two tablespoons half & half X 2 cups. 80 cal. pic.twitter.com/9E7BbCdw9O— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 3, 2015
Avocado omelet w/2 egg whts & 2 whl eggs-w/99g avocado & topped w/1slice provolone. 96g grapes, 180g apple. 554 cal. pic.twitter.com/xYHkFadbZt— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 3, 2015
Spicy Beef, Bean & Provolone tostadas w/salsa, jalapeños, lettuce & lght sr crm. 115g watrmln, 105g grapes. 642 cal. pic.twitter.com/rpOCsvKmOu— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 3, 2015
Lunch details: 4oz 96% lean ground beef. 130g fat free/sugar free refried beans. 30g light sour cream. Two slices natural provolone.— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 3, 2015
Midday meeting. 32oz glass--with ice= 3 cups water. #watertracking #wateraccountability pic.twitter.com/vKUvnRciVW— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 3, 2015
Evening coffee with three tablespoons half & half. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/at06alQNUP— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 3, 2015
Dinner is coming together nicely. pic.twitter.com/F2RmW8ynXx— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 4, 2015
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/Cc0BTjWPzi— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 4, 2015
3.2oz sirloin, 4oz tilapia, 285g swt. Pot. w/onions & mshrms prepared w/oospray. Asparagus & 1/2 ear corn. 647 cal. pic.twitter.com/lhSvhz7MqI— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 4, 2015
After dinner cup of French Roast with 2 tablespoons half & half (added to last 1/4 of previous cup). 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/vSw9dATela— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 4, 2015
6.5oz pear, 170g apple w/10g natural peanut butter (1/3 of serving). #lastfoodofday 267 cal. pic.twitter.com/zFMdFW2S8e— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 4, 2015
Thank you for reading and your continued support,