Well, this Thursday I will hopefully move one more step closer to the surgery I want to have that should help me move forward even more. It’s interesting that I’ve been wanting this surgery since I was a kid and have no qualms about doing it. In some weird way, I’m almost giddy about it. Part of it is a pure fear of the big C and part of it is pure happiness to alleviate some back issues. I think there is also a part of me that looks forward to getting rid of the “things” that cause me so much grief when I was younger. Developing breasts at age 8 was a curse for me rather than a rite of passage. It is still a scary process but at least one that will allow me to move forward. The surgeons I found are very good at what they do and I’m hopeful that I might get this covered under my benefits with just a minimal deduction charge to pay.
It has also given me an extra incentive to eat healthier and do more exercise. I’ve been doing daily push-ups, arm curls, chest press and walking. This won’t cause overnight slimness but should help keep me a little more fit and ensure that my chest muscles might be able to handle this better once the surgery rolls around. The next few months (Jan/Feb/March) look busy on my work schedule so I’ll have to be diligent to ensure that I remain focused on my goal. It is good that I am busy as it will mean I remain employed and may give the company an even greater reason to help me get my green card or some other option to keep me in the US.
As busy as work seems, I’m rather excited about what’s coming up this year and am rather upbeat and positive about it. Being the lead on some development has put me in the forefront of things and perhaps I’ll do an occassional travel to somewhere new and exciting. It does make things a bit tricky when it comes to things like surgery, exercise, etc. but taking everything in stride will, I believe, help me. Anyways, I should have an update sometime next week and should have an idea of when things will move beyond that.
This past week or so I’ve been exploring my creative side with my camera and started participating in a group that would post at least one picture a day. While I know I can’t meet up exactly with that, I’m going to try to add regular pictures (mostly B&W) to my Flickr account. With some luck, I’ll have some pretty nifty shots. You can check them out by visiting here or going to my Pix by Linus page.