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.