Monday, August 31, 2009

Getting closer...

So, the pre-op diet is no longer liberating nor entirely miserable. I am not enjoying it but it just "is" now. I don't feel hungry, but feel left out that I can't eat what others are. This proccess has made it incredibly obvious how much of a mental problem this really is. I have been going through a period of morning, as well as some questioning. I know this is the right decision, the only decision, but wow... letting go of this life is tough. I am down about 8 pounds, and that makes me very happy. My husband has been extremely wonderful. He doesn't eat anything in front of me and plans on following my meal plan right a long side of me.

One more day of waiting, tomorrow is strictly liquids, no cream of wheat or pudding, not that I really mind. I can't eat much of that stuff anymore.... too gross! I am also including a before photo (sort of) I had my husband take this photo before my last round of dieting. I think I was about 5 lbs lighter... so close enough. I don't generally look that miserable!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dare I say liberating?!

So, today is day two of my pre-op diet. I woke up this morning feeling really good and dare I say.... liberated. It is not that I enjoy this diet, but I feel that I am finally doing something positive. It has also reminded me that there are other things in the world besides food. Obviously, this is only day two and tomorrow I could feel miserable... but today I am going to ride these good feelings as far as they will take me. I also lost 3 lbs... that helps the good feelings along. I have been walking regularly, and I am impressed with my self for finally getting my ass in gear. Six days til surgery... I think I can do this.

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!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Everything finally worked out...

I got all my paper work filled out and was approved for surgery boarding! My surgery date is September 2nd. Not so long... about 26 days away. I start my pre-op diet August 24th after my nutrition appointment. I am so so excited!