Well, I am one week away from my big day, and I started my liquid diet this morning. The few selected family members that know about my surgery have been very supportive...especially my husband, mom, & son. I have mixed emotions today, perhaps in part because work has been stressful. I have a very stressful profession in general, and the workplace environment I'm in now is more stressful than most places like it...
With that being said, I still have a hint of excitement mixed with a little anxiety, which I'm sure is normal. I weighed today and I was down to 266, which I feel pretty good about because at the last doctor's visit I think I was 274 (or something really close).
One thing that I wonder about is the tid-bid of forgetfulness that I've been experiencing--which I think is caused by job stress and anxiety about "what happens" post-op...with my body and more interestingly, how I'm going to function at work.
The liquid diet is going ok so far...it's 2:40pm, and I haven't had a melt-down or major craving for FOOD--lol, which I think is great. I've had to do liquids before. So, I feel kinda like a veteran.
Fortunately, I like to drink water and herbal teas... I find both soothing to my soul. So, a couple of weeks of this (pre & post surgery), and I should be chilly-willy. Perhaps, nothing will bother me at work...which is my guess anyway once I really start loosing weight!
One last thing--I really am thankful to the support from the people who have offered expressions of kindness and understanding on the OH forum. You guys have been extremely inspirational and encouraging. THANK YOU!