I woke up and the day started out great! My support team would show up later as they Mitch, Megan and Nikki all needed to get some sleep from the day/night before. The pain medication which the nurse keeps injecting into my IV was keeping me comfortable. I was able to get up and walk around. I was a little sore in a few spots, but nothing really to complain about. I was surprised that the pain wasn’t that bad at all. I know, I have pain medication. Yet, I’m able to move around… get in and out of bed… walk around the floor! Yea!
I can’t drink anything until after my gastric test. The odd thing, I was not missing drinking any liquids, as long as I had my ice chips. The ice chips in the cup meant the world to me. I was fine. I thought the day would be easy… I thought the rest of the day would consist of my being very tired, in some pain and the awkward pain when Continue reading
On July 25th at 6:30 a.m. my 2 daughters and I arrived at The Hartford Hospital for my gastric bypass surgery. What I had planned out in my mind… you know, the “mental preparation”… was to have both my daughters in the “prep room” with me. They both have different personalities and together I thought it would make the 2 hours preparing before surgery go quickly and with the least amount of stress possible. Was I wrong!
My stress level was good when we showed up on the prep floor. (Yes, we actually show up on a floor where they prep all of their patients for surgery!) … Anyway, we were told that only 1 person could be by my side. ONLY ONE! Were they crazy? Didn’t they know Continue reading
IT’S TRUE…. Tommorow… Just one more night… I will go to sleep… and when I wake up my life will change – PERMANENTLY! FOREVER. Tommorow! Ahhhh!
You ask how am I feeling? Actually, I’m not nervous at all. I don’t know how I will feel tommorow. Right now, I’m Continue reading
Can you believe I started this journey 8 months ago? In only 2 days I will be on the operating table! Just 2 days. My whole life will change. Everything I eat will have consequences… and some pretty serious immediate consequences. It won’t be like before. Just this Thursday I’ll be given a “new life”.
We all know I’ve already been through my “Anxiety Breakdown“, which was the day “reality set in”. I’m having no problem surviving the 7 day liquid diet although Continue reading
I wanted to shout from the roof top about an amazing flavored herbal decaffeinated Tea that I came across (on accident)! Keep in mind….I’m not a tea person. This tea is AMAZING!
I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about Celestial Tangerine Orange “Zinger”! I don’t know if I would have gotten through the first few days of my liquid diet without Continue reading
I’d like to thank Cracker Jacks for sending me a FREE 3 oz. bag of their NEW Hearty Mix. It’s exciting that the old fashioned Cracker Jacks in the box which I grew up with has come out with 4 Flavors. Yea!
These 4 new flavors are Peanut Butter Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Spicy Pizzeria and Cheddar BBQ.
We received the Continue reading
There is a variety of drinks to get protein into our daily diet. Anyone with bariatric surgery knows how important it is to get at least 60 – 70% of protein daily. Protein shakes become a way of our life.
Here is a list which is recommended by the “Center for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery”, Hartford Hospital, Yale Hospital and Continue reading