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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

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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

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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

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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! 

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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

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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