All Approved and Ready to GO

Aug 23, 2010

Well, it has been a crazy few weeks.  I have looked for a new place to live in 100+ degree weather, found a really cute apartment, down sized by 1/2, had my pre-op class my surgeon requires, got a surgery date and working on unpacking while maintaining a liquid diet for 2 weeks.  It has been challenging.  I have cheated only 1 day and had a regular meal after I got a surgery date. 

Now I am back in the swing of things and headed on the downward track to health and recovery.  I have lost 18 lbs in 6 weeks, still pre-op and need to be buying myself a scales so I can weigh myself on a regular basis.  I already feel less bloated, able to move better and less SOB.  I am feeling happy.

When I went to the class I was hearing how people who also had the pre-op liquid meals were complaining how hard it was to not eat, but for the most part it was easier than I expected.  My mind still wants to eat, but my stomach is full and doesn't really feel the need for food.  I drink my protein shakes 3-5 a day, 1 V8 a day, vitamin waters, tea with Splenda, and one can of soup, Chicken Noodle or Veg Beef (my one food thing a day).  I know I am losing water weight, my shoes are looser, and the lymphedema is better. 

I feel more hopeful than I have in years.  Thanks to all for support and continued progress to all.


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St Louis, MO
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Jan 31, 2004
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