Need to Share

SweetRide1
on 1/11/18 2:30 pm - Waterdown, o

Today was my last day at work before surgery on Tuesday. I feel weird.

I stopped at Pennington's on the way home to buy new underwear. I walked in, I looked around and thought...this is the LAST time I'm shopping here and I felt weird.

I bought some pretty new undies for the hospital...I'm not sure why, but I did.

I got home, I'm sipping on my Optifast and all of sudden got teary and wasn't really sure why, and then I realized it was relief and joy. Weird...I know.

I'm so close it's tangible. I'm going to finally lose this weight and move on with my life. I didn't realize the toll the last 7 months had taken on me. The waiting, the stress; when will the phone ring? I know you all know the feeling.

I've been emotional the last couple of weeks but today I know what I'm feeling and it's still emotional. I will never know how to explain this to anyone but you guys. You will know what I'm feeling.

I'm so excited, grateful, joyful and ready.

I'm off to my pre admission and pre-surgery nutrition class tomorrow. 2 more days of OPTI and then 2 days of clear fluids and then it's really going to happen.

I need to stop crying now before everyone thinks I've lost it. LOL

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

LeslieCL
on 1/11/18 2:41 pm

I hear ya. I alternate between tearful, anxious and calm. We are currently checked into a hotel close to the hospital so I don't have far to go tomorrow. In the home stretch and I can see the finish line. Same for you. Good Luck!

Referred January 7/17, Orientation Humber May 28/17, Meet Dr. August 4/17, TRIO November 3/17, Internist November 21/17, Surgeon again December 21/17, Pre-op assessment January 4/18 and Surgery January 12/18.

Smoka
on 1/11/18 5:42 pm
RNY on 09/12/17

Wow! All the best Leslie. You will do great!

Barb

Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs

LeslieCL
on 1/11/18 5:54 pm

Thanks Barb!

Referred January 7/17, Orientation Humber May 28/17, Meet Dr. August 4/17, TRIO November 3/17, Internist November 21/17, Surgeon again December 21/17, Pre-op assessment January 4/18 and Surgery January 12/18.

SweetRide1
on 1/11/18 6:10 pm - Waterdown, o

Good Luck tomorrow!

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

countrysweetheart
on 1/11/18 2:51 pm
RNY on 03/26/17

Wishing you the very best with your upcoming surgery!

Starting weight:280lbs-Referral: July 11/16-Orientation: September 29/16-Pre-surgery-weight 249lbs

Surgery date: March 26/17-M1-16lbs-M2-10lbs-M3-10lbs-M4-9lbs-M5-9lbs-M6-8lbs-M7-5lbs-M8-6-M9-4

leeann73
on 1/11/18 3:06 pm

You guys are both doing great and those emotions are so totally normal. This is life changing.

referral: early June 2016; surgery Feb 21, 2017

TheRealMeWithin
on 1/11/18 3:27 pm - Canada
RNY on 06/02/17

emotions were crazy for me at that point too - perfectly normal.
Good luck with everything during this super exciting time!!!

Surgery Jun.2/17 at TWH ----- HW 215 - SW 197.2 - GW 130

Pre-Op=8.8lbs --- Optifast= 8.4 (was on it for 9 days due to cancellation)

M1= 20.6 --- M2=10.2--- M3=8--- M4=5.8--- M5=9.0--- M6=5.2--- M7=7.0

https://trendweight.com/u/6ffd55753da24d/

Harpediem
on 1/11/18 4:03 pm

It's what it feels like when you grow wings.

Smoka
on 1/11/18 5:41 pm
RNY on 09/12/17

Everything...well said. Yes. I could totally relate. You will do just great. It's an emotional time for sure, but the best part is that everything is going to get better quickly! It's such an exciting time. Congratulations!!

Barb

Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs

Most Active
I love this tool!
TheRealMeWithin · 26 replies · 265 views
I have been RNYd!
LeslieCL · 23 replies · 454 views
Weight Regain
margiej · 20 replies · 639 views
1 Year Out
Jo0710 · 19 replies · 262 views
I?m new and have questions
Igotyou42 · 17 replies · 270 views
Tomorrow's The Day!
SweetRide1 · 17 replies · 271 views
Not here for judgements!
Ms Coffee · 16 replies · 433 views
Going to Rounds!!
losingit_sa · 14 replies · 194 views
Questions to ask the surgeon
anncha · 13 replies · 178 views
I am home.
LeslieCL · 13 replies · 249 views
Recent Topics
Birthday NSV
RoundPenny · 4 replies · 41 views
I am so frustrated!
laisheavenbound · 6 replies · 65 views
Sweet NSV
Caff · 2 replies · 46 views
×