I got pre-op clearances that I need to do. My doc's office faxted them to me. I have to get some blood tests, a chest x-ray, and an EKG. I have to bring the results with me to my pre-op appointment on the 2nd. I am getting my blood tests and chest x-ray tomorrow, and this Thursday, I am seeing my PCP and they will do the EKG for me. Yes!!
I am excited and even proud of myself. I had quit smoking for my original surgery over 4 years ago. I didn't look back until this last summer. I had broken up with my boyfriend at the time, and for some DUMB reason decided to smoke a few cigarettes. I started out slow, then worked my way back up to almost a pack a day!! UGH!! I was even starting to have trouble breathing.....and trying to jog again, forget it!!
So, kept thinking about my upcoming surgery, and what if I am not allowed to have surgery because I am smoking? LIke, what if some of the tests I am having to do, would not come out good because of it? Also, I am doing to this to FINALLY get down to goal, and to be healthy......so why in the heck am I putting so many poisons in my body every day??
I smoked my last cigarette I think Wednesday morning. I finished off a pack that I had and haven't bought anymore. I am craving one, but I will not go there!! I can't!! let anything derail this gift I have been given at a second chance at WLS. I control me.....I am strong......I can do this!! I keep repeating this to myself. Heck, I am already breathing better, so I KNOW this was the best thing for me!! I am very glad I put them down again.
I have been stocking up on Vitamin Water, and will start getting some Isopure and will order some unflavored portein powder and maybe some chicken broth falvored protein powder. I want to be prepared. My sweet boyfriend says he will follow the post-op diet with me......I know it's not fair, since he will have his regular stomach and will be ravenous....but he is insisting. He is such the man!! I am not sure how I got so damn lucky, this time around, but I am certainly glad I did!!
Two weeks from Tuesday, I will be sleeved!! Yay!!!
My weight has been up, and it sucks!! I was back up to 193 this morning! I know some of it is water weight, but I know I have also been bad wiht my eating. Cookies, chips......candy, and some protein sprinkled in a few places. ha ha ha ha Seriously, I think I am PMSing, so the cravings have been severe. Okay......off to get some protein in, made chili!! Yum!! Have a great week, everyone!!