They moved up my surgery date and I'm freaking out
on 12/18/19 6:48 am
Yup ... instead of January 13, 2020, they moved it to January 6, 2020.
I am freaking out. I had things in place re. work and daughter's sports, etc. for January 13. I guess I'm excited and scared. I feel that January 6 wasn't filled because who wants to be on Optifast before Christmas. The nurse who called me said start it Boxing Day. Honestly, I just don't want to risk the procedure and will start it the two weeks ahead on December 21 and maybe let myself have some turkey for Christmas dinner. I will be clear liquids for the two days before surgery. Yikes yikes.
I could use some positive enforcement saying this is all worth it and I won't regret it. I'm not second guessing my choice ... just need a little encouragement because this is happening real fast now.
Referral: Feb 14/17; Processed: Apr 28/17; Hamilton Orientation: July 24/17; Pre-Nutrition: Oct 27/17; Re-Do Hamilton Orientation: Apr 29/19; Pre-Nutrition: May 17/19; Nurse: May 29/19; Blood work: Aug 2/19; EKG: Aug 1/19; Allergist: Aug 15/19; Abdominal Ultrasound: Sep 4/19; Dietician: Sept 9/19; Internist Dr. Taboni: Oct 10/19; Social Work: Nov 06/19; Endoscopy Consult: Nov 08/19; Gastroscopy: Nov 21/19; Meet Dr. Gmora: Dec 4/19 Pre-Op and Surgery Class: Jan 09/20 Surgery: Jan 13/20 OMG they moved it up to Jan 06/20
on 12/19/19 7:29 am
No freaking out... you still have lots of prep time and it is DEFINITELY worth it!
I understand that the change throws a bit of a wrench into scheduling for work and activities but it is only a week difference so I'm sure everyone will be supportive in rearranging. As for the Optifast, just realize that it ensures the best possible conditions for your surgery. I had 4 weeks of it just before Christmas and got through it pretty smoothly by using lots of ice, a couple different sugar-free and Ninja blender.
Most people are complaining that they haven't been called with a surgery date because they want to move forward on their journey,, so consider this a blessing and embrace the change of date!
Best of luck with your surgery!
Don't worry about risking your procedure. Follow their guidelines. If they feel you aren't safe, they wouldn't do surgery.
I had only one day of clear liquids.
I follow procedures to the letter. I will never know, but it might have accounted for me having no pain after surgery and recovering so quickly. I had surgery on a Tuesday, was home on Thursday, cooking and cleaning by Saturday and back to work on Monday.
Good luck with this. It was the best decision I made.
Real life begins where your comfort zone ends
on 12/23/19 6:48 am
There's always going to be something that feels like it is not a perfect time! I was EXTREMELY ambivalent about surgery - (I had RNY) - would go back and forth - and actually postponed the surgery the first time it came up as I was still undecided (and there was a lot going on in my life). I restarted 8 months later - had to go through many of the steps again .... eventually (June 11)- I went through the surgery and it is the BEST thing I've ever done! I feel like a NEW woman - I am currently down 84 lbs (still 50+ to go) and plateauing (has been almost a month since I've lost, but no regain)- I can WALK - up to an hour at a time with my new rescue dog, I have SO much more energy, I can PUT my damn shoes on without having to have slip-ons (things many of us understand are a challenge) - ZERO regrets! Good luck and I think you'll be super happy with the results!