Post Op ~ Days After Gastric Bypass Surgery

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


Today Gastic Bypass Surgery

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


Tommorow’s Surgery Day!

1 dayIT’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


Only 2 Day Until Surgery!

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

Tangerine Orange Zinger – In Love!

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


Cracker Jack’D – Cheddar BBQ

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!

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These 4 new flavors are Peanut Butter Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Spicy Pizzeria and Cheddar BBQ.

We received the Continue reading

Protein – Bariatric Approved

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