Between the preparation sessions at the bariatric centre and being on OH I learned what I needed to. I had 16 months from referral to surgery. So it was a long enough time to learn.
I created WORD files on my computer of various topics, like anemia, what to do if you are experiencing constipation, what to bring to the hospital, and any other tips.
I also updated my will and power of attorney for medical incapacity.
I ended up with no issues post-op (other than just having major surgery and I was tired). I took 4 weeks of sick leave and 4 weeks of vacation leave for my recovery period. It was a full-time job ensuring my nutritional needs the first 6 weeks post-surgery. Then once I was back at work, to remember to take my vitamins at the various times throughout the day (used Outlook calendar for reminders). I found that it took approximately the first 3 months to feel comfortable knowing the protein content of what I was eating.
I had no issues with any new food I have introduced to my diet. No strictures, etc.
Good luck with your last two pounds.