Hard to beleive that two weeks from today is my GBP surgery! After months of prep, it all comes down to this...the surgery; then the start of a new journey! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it's getting brighter with each passing day! I am super excited for my sugery!! I have never been one to get nervous about my surgeries, I guess I take them in stride, since I have had a lot of surgries from the time I was little. When I first started with OTC (Obesity Treatment Center) I was told in order for me to schedule surgery, I need to complet the required classes, and I did! I would also have to lose 20 lbs and I have done that plus. I beleive I am down 27 pounds and I just started my two week liquid diet, so it should be interesting to see how much weight I drop in the next two weeks.
When I was able to schedule my surgery, the nurse told me about the liquid diet and I had to lose an additonal 5-7 pounds before my pre-op apt with my surgeon Dr. Catania which is on Jan 4th. So far I have lost 3 out of the 7 pounds and feel pretty confident that I will meet the requirements.
I actually did a little shopping while my husband was sleeping/recouping from his hip surgery on Dec 22nd. I went to Walmart and picked up a new protein drink mix. My Nut says I can't do the HMR shakes after surgery, I needed something with more protien. I also picked me up a new bathrobe, slippers and nightgown, liquid tylenol, and gaxX strip. Those were some of the things that I have read that I needed.