Is it Just me?

Robyn R.
on 1/2/14 11:56 pm - Bowmanville, Canada

Hello my friends

I am just wondering if it is just me or if anyone else has just been so confident in their decision, that I can't really describe how i am feeling.  I start Opti next week with my surgery on Jan 21.  As of now, I am not nervous or am still too far away.  It seems surreal and I am so excited about my future.  All the things that I will be able to do with my family.  Friends of ours want to go out for dinner/food funeral on Monday and I am unsure of what to have.  They suggested chinese buffet, and I am like "whatever, doesnt seem to phase me that I wont be eating that again.  My mum's friend has praised me for being pro-active with my health.  Guess I am feeling numb and i do not think that it is related to the -35 outside.  I am preparing like mad at work as they are not replacing me for my sick leave so I can not wait to see what kind of a pile is on my desk upon my return. 

Anyway, I am rambling and just wondering if it is just me.

Referral Summer 2012, Orientation June 10/13 HRRH, Dr Hagen July 3/13, Dr Glazer, RN/RD/SW September 19/13, Dr Hagen October 10/13, Surgery January 21/14

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HW 290  Opti Start Weight 280.9  Surgery Weight 264.8 CW 207

    

    
aidan
on 1/3/14 12:40 am - Canada
I was super calm before surgery. So very ready to start actively living my life not just from the sidelines anymore. The first 3-4 days of optifast can be a real challenge but hang in there! Best of luck!

   

    

Robyn R.
on 1/3/14 2:15 am - Bowmanville, Canada

Thanks.  I am trying to prepare for the challenge, but we will wait to see what happens. 

Referral Summer 2012, Orientation June 10/13 HRRH, Dr Hagen July 3/13, Dr Glazer, RN/RD/SW September 19/13, Dr Hagen October 10/13, Surgery January 21/14

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HW 290  Opti Start Weight 280.9  Surgery Weight 264.8 CW 207

    

    
Catw
on 1/3/14 1:31 am - Arnprior, Canada

You may get more nervous while on Optifast.  Most people get more emotional than usual while they are on it.  It's not the optifast itself, it's the hormones stored in your fat being released.  I think my biggest fear ****il surgery was over) was that they would cancel my surgery.  I account for most of that being from having survived 2 childhood illnesses that should have killed me, a car accident, and several surgeries before this one.

As for a food funeral, you will be eating again.  If you like buffets, do that now.  It will be a long time before you'll feel like paying the price for the amount you eat.  As for Chinese food, you will be able to eat it again, but will have to avoid the deep fried stuff.

Some like Opti, some don't.  You can add SF flavorings, but my best advice, make it as cold as you can.  I was worried about the vanilla, so I got all chocolate.  But with vanilla, you can add a bigger variety of flavors to it.

Cathy

        

Robyn R.
on 1/3/14 2:21 am - Bowmanville, Canada

The nerves may start once I open that box.  It will be a challenge for sure.  I have my PATTS on my first day so it will be interesting to say the least.  I have to say, my only fear is not coming home to my son who is 12 and living with Asperger's.  I have visions of showing up at HRRH and being wheeled right in to the OR without anytime to think about it.  Which might be a good thing

i have no desire to go back to my previous eating habits.  I have broken that addiction and I know that temptation is always in the background but i have been miserable and big most of my life.

I have one box of vanilla and 3 of chocolate and 2 bottles of SF syrup with a coffee warehouse not far from my house with a multitude of flavours

It just feels right

Referral Summer 2012, Orientation June 10/13 HRRH, Dr Hagen July 3/13, Dr Glazer, RN/RD/SW September 19/13, Dr Hagen October 10/13, Surgery January 21/14

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HW 290  Opti Start Weight 280.9  Surgery Weight 264.8 CW 207

    

    
Catw
on 1/3/14 2:39 am - Arnprior, Canada

Then you know you are ready to rock this, pre and post op. Worst part of the whole process is the hurry up and wait.  Hurry up get here early, but wait until we are ready for you. 

You'll be fine, you already have the best attitude.  You are doing this for you, and the side effects will be good for your family as well.  And you'll be looking forward to each eating stage as you get there.

Cathy

        

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on 1/3/14 2:55 am

I was very excited in the beginning then when it got closer I was nervous.I think I was nervous of the unknown.But the day of surgery I was pretty sure I was doing the right thing,I think you are happy you have made the decision. I am sure you have thought long and hard about this to know it is right for you.You are not rambling.That is what this page is for.We all need support.There is a lot of good information on this site.Best wishes to you.

G_mama_d
on 1/3/14 6:28 am - North Bay, Canada

I had surgery dec 18, pretty much felt the same, calm cool and collected. Knew i wanted this and was prepared for the changes. 

All the best to you.

RNY - Dec 18/2013

 HW- 333 lbs. Approved for Surgery- 285.4 SW- 272.  GW-160-180

     

Charlene Straus
on 1/3/14 10:38 am - Mississauga, Canada

Bariatric surgery is a big decision, that our teams have made sure we are ready for. It is a long process of education and soul searching. By the time we reach the point of Opti-Fast, we have made up our minds that this is the only decision, for us. It isn't just you. Many, not all, of us are/were at that same confident decision point. Good luck to you, on your surgery. It is a journey and one hell of a ride. 

        

        

Yoyo4life
on 1/3/14 2:04 pm - Brampton, Canada
RNY on 01/08/14

good luck to you girl on your journey...im on my last few days of opti and trust me it is not easy the first week and a half was rough for me and then  kinna just got use to it...but you also get very emotional on opti no more food so be prepared emotionally...i hope you have a great experience ur almost there...

    

Referral sent: Aug/30/2013 Orientation: September/24/2013 Nurse Appointment: September/30/2013 Social worker Appointment: October/7/2013 Psychologist Appointment:Oct/11/13 Dietician Appointment:Oct/21/13 Nutrition Class: Oct/29/2013 Surgeons Appointment: Nov/22/2013 PATTS: December/13/2013 Surgery date: January/08/2014

    
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