Here we go with another step: I got scheduled for my first consult with the surgeon! It's next week on Thursday. I was really lucky to get in so soon--they told me there must have been a cancellation--because usually he's 3 or 4 weeks out. I'm taking this as a good sign. :-)
I also got set up for the social worker and nutritionist, one each in the following two weeks. I live fairly close to the hospital (less than 30 minutes), and told them I would take the soonest appointments instead of waiting until I could get them all in one day.
I haven't lost anything much since my 20 pound mark, but re-started my iron, and that does cause a little, uh, "situation." I would like to get down a few more pounds before seeing the doc, though, to show continued progress. I've also been walking on the treadmill every day until today, when I don't feel very well. We have some people out at work, so hope I don't have it! I need to prioritize getting my flu shot!
Have a good rest of the week, everyone, and stay well!