Holy crap. Surgery is in two days.
In 12 days on the liver shrink, I've lost 6 pounds so far - also, I'm pretty sure this is the only Thanksgiving I've ever lost weight I didn't even feel deprived. I had delicious turkey and someone brought an awesome salad. Our hotel had a hot breakfast every morning that involved some sort of eggs and some sort of meat, so even though I didn't travel with protein drinks, I was able to meet goals and feel pretty good about being mostly on liquids. The second Thanksgiving was even easier, as my SOs mom is a big creole cooker (her family is from Mississippi), so that "thanksgiving" is mostly crab dip and prawns and meat, so it wasn't at all difficult to avoid carbs.
We got back from our travel Saturday. I hit up the fabric store to stock up on yarn and thread to help keep me busy for the next month. I spent Sunday stocking up on broth and liquids and soups, and doing chores like laundry and bathrooms that I'm not going to get to during that first week after surgery. A few final things to do tonight, and then (besides working) I'm just coasting until surgery! Planning a very light but still semi-celebratory meal of scallops for tomorrow night.
I'm so looking forward to being off work. I think when my time away is up, it's time to look for a new place to go. I love most of my coworkers, but I'm bored senseless and I can see that being worse as my energy returns with weight loss. Im ready to return to something challenging again in the nursing world and I can't wait to see how much better I can move on the floor without all the weight!