Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Yours!

Happy Thanksgiving to all you Crazy Americans! And to my Non-American Followers.... I am thankful for your Friendship and Support too! You are all a Blessing to me! I look forward to spending the day with my family, laughing, crying, Loving, Hating, And of course.... EATING!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Delayed and Dismayed....

Well, My Surgeon's office called this morning to delay my surgery. It seems a more serious case of a patient who has cancer is the same day that I was scheduled who they believe will need more time leaving not enough for me. I was annoyed at first, I mean... I wanted November 5th or 6th, but those weren't available. They scheduled me for the 12th, but then called Me to reschedule me for the 13th since the Doctor is out of town on the 12th. I was already concerned about how close the surgery was to our next work trip to Orlando which is the beginning of December. So today she said, since thanksgiving is the following week, how about the 27th? Well, My George has already put his schedule in with Disney and our cruise is paid off for December 10-15, so.... I decided to push it off til the new year.... and it is now scheduled for January 7th. It means I will be able to enjoy the holidays and get more prepared but I was almost 2 weeks into my pre-op diet when she called... I wanted to throw a tantrum!

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Week From Tomorrow!

                           Well, The countdown is on... My Gastric Bypass surgery is one week from tomorrow. I am on a pre-op diet that is much least restrictive than my previous one from my LapBand Installation. This one is 1000 calories a day, Which seemed like it could be easier than my all liquid OptiFast pre-op diet that I did before my LapBand was put in 2010. I am thinking of switching it to all liquid for this next week to detox myself... Less options are better for a food addict like myself. 

                              I was getting a bit of the Last Supper syndrome after having my Lap-band removed... Excited about being able to eat bread and pasta and even Chinese food. All of which, I didn't think I missed but it seems I did. I have gotten control of the Night Eating Syndrome with the Lexapro, but I seem to be hungry all day long and I am getting into old habits like not eating all day and then overeating at dinner and snacking afterwards too. I know this new life will make a lot of these issues go away but it's depressing to admit that my issues with food are no better than they were 3 years ago when I started this journey. 

                               I am nervous about tomorrow's election, I was hoping to have my surgery today, but since it wasn't available I have to wait til next Tuesday... Too Bad, because having my surgery today would have distracted me from worrying about the outcome of tomorrow's election(I voted already several weeks ago by Absentee Ballad in Florida since we are still registered and it's still our permanent residence til we are completely settled in here in PA) and I am a huge TwiHard.... and I am missing the Advanced Screening of Breaking Dawn Part 2 next Wednesday which was a hard choice .... LOL My Physical Health or My Mental Health... LOL

                                    This is going to be a huge change for me, my new stomach pouch will be 2 ounces.... which means that those little condiment cups that they give you in restaurants will be my new serving size....Weird, right? Also, They tell me that I will only be able to drink 3-6 ounces of water an hour, which will make it difficult to get all my water in... for a while.