Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First day of pre-op diet and so much more

So.. on Monday I went in for my nutrion and post-op care class. It was very interesting but scary all at the same time. There are so many rules and things you can't eat for the first six months. For the first time I started to freak out and think I might not be able to do this. I had a second appointment that to have all my pre-op admissions testing done. That was a nightmare. I ended up waiting for quite some time for the anaesthesiologist to come in and talk to me. All in all, it was a LONG day.

So currently, I am on the pre-op diet which is liquids with some mushy food. I can have as much as I want of broth, tea, crystal light, water, and sugar free jello. I can have 3-4 slim fast low carb drinks a day, and I can also select from a list of items 6 things. Oatmeal and cream of wheat are included as well as raw veg, light yogurt, sugar free pudding, skim milk, unsweetened apple sauce, and V-8. So far it isn't really enjoyable, but it is tolerable. We'll see what I am saying by day 5. I will be on a clear liquid diet the day before, and a limited liquid diet 2 days before.

This weekend is also my 6th year wedding anniversary and my husbands birthday. I am not so sure how much celebrating we will be doing. This whole eating thing really messes things up. :) Guess I better get used to it!
I have to see my cyst surgeon today for a pilonidal cyst I had removed nearly 6 months ago. The wound was left open and still has not completely closed. This may be my biggest concern with the Lap Band surgery. I am not sure how I am going to deal with all the healing. Maybe all the protein will help!

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