Here we go!
Nov 06, 2010T minus two days and counting - Monday is my surgery date, with Dr. Akkary at Preston Memorial - I'm so excited! After a hellish work week (about 75 hours in a week) I am so ready for my time off to recover :) I've been doing great on my liquid diet - lost 12 pounds since I started it. I'm not looking forward to waking up at O-dark hundred hours to drive to the hospital, which is an hour away, to be there by 7am, but it is so worth it.
The Atkins protein shakes are delicious, IMHO... much better than some of the others I've tasted out there. Tastes like thick chocolate milk. My husband detects a faint chalky aftertaste, but it tastes fine to me. Caramel is my favorite, followed by mocha and dark chocolate.
I had severe leg cramps the other night, and my dietician recommended I stay on 4 drinks rather than 5, as I may be getting too much potassium. I did 4 yesterday and was fine.
I've also been looking at what I can eat for my pureed thanksgiving in three weeks, as I'll be in Maine with my in-laws. Luckily my mother in law has done liquid thanksgiving for stomach surgery before - she's going to blend some turkey, add a bit of low fat gravy and serve on mashed potatoes for me :)