- HEALTH TRACKER
I am scheduled for a VSG this coming Monday and have been on a pre-op diet for 9 days now. My diet is protein shakes, clear liquids, and V8/tomato juice.
Last Friday (day 5 of diet) I had an annual checkup with my PCP and got some bloodwork done. I had no idea they had a lab on site so hadn’t been fasting—I had some coffee (with literally a splash of fat-free ½ & ½ (finished the carton, been drinking black coffee since)), V8, and part of my first morning shake but the nurse said to do the bloodwork anyway.
Well, the office called today and told me my fasting glucose was 141 and they want to do a 2-hour gtt.
I told them I can’t do it before the surgery because it’ll mess up my pre-op diet (I have worked DAMN hard on this diet and refuse to screw it up). But then after surgery, I still won’t be able to do it because I won’t have the capacity for that nauseating drink. The nurse is going to talk to the doctor and see what he wants to do.
I also went in for pre-admission testing at the hospital this morning. THEY drew blood too but I’m not sure if there was a fasting glucose test in there or not. There were certainly enough vials for it. If my fasting glucose comes back elevated from this morning’s testing, is that something the surgeon would cancel the surgery for?
I’ve had elevated blood sugar before, but it was at a “keep an eye on it” level. I also had gestational diabetes (diet-controlled) to add to the mess. And my dad died from complications of poorly managed Type 2. So it’s in the family and I’ve got a history.
I am panicking right now that they might cancel my surgery. After all this work on the diet, making plans to be out of work for a week…I mean, isn’t the surgery supposed to HELP patients with diabetes? What would they do? Postpone it while putting me on meds or something until an A1C comes back within a reasonable range? The office did say they may have me do an A1C before surgery…
Should I call my surgeon’s office and tell them? Should I wait and see what happens with my test this morning? Should I just crawl into a hole and cry? I’m crying anyway…
Lap RNY February 15, 2012
Starting weight 195 (ht. 4'10.5")
Surgery weight 178.5
Current weight 119