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One Week to Go

Posted by on 3 January 2012

Well, I’m sort of adjusting to the liquid diet.  I’m almost always hungry.  I don’t care if I ever see broth again.  Cottage cheese is a huge textural issue for me.  Yogurt is my saving grace, but I can only have so much of that.

I finally had a salad tonight.  My paperwork says 1 salad a night for dinner if needed.  I needed it!!  It was small and it was good.  I had some Zesty Italian on it because I can’t have other salad dressings.  I probably shouldn’t even have had that, but oh well.  I’m following all the rules and if that breaks them so be it!!

I can’t believe I only have a week to go.  By this time next week, I’ll be laying in my hospital room alone waiting for morning so that I can go home.  It’s really gone by pretty fast.  Some days are better than others, but that’s to be expected. 

Did get some bad news today.  Hubby will only have the day of and the after my surgery off.  If I don’t go home on Wednesday, I’m up a creek.  I’ll have to wait until he gets off work to go home.  He’s used some of his vacation time for VA appointments and because they told him he had to be under a certain number of hours by November.  Well he did that, then they took time away from him for the company Christmas party, plus a new company has taken over….that left him with just a few days of vacation.  He can only take 2 of them now.  I feel so pressured to leave that hospital on Wednesday.  I wanted to anyhow and that’s when the doc told me I’d leave if all went well.  This just sucks to know that there’s that much of a time restraint. 

The rest of this week is crazy.  We have religion class tomorrow, which I didn’t think we did until New Year’s Day.  Usually, we have a meeting and then go back the following week.  But no, not this year.  So I’m frantically trying to find a lesson because I was all about getting next week’s ready for hubby.  I hate to say it, but tomorrow may just be a “let them run wild” night.  And as hungry as I am that time of night, I can’t focus.  That’s a huge problem for me.  I usually nod off for a nap around then since I started the liquid diet.  Anyway, then Thursday, kiddo and I get our hair cut.  I want easy managible hair for the hospital and mine is really out of shape right now.  Friday is my pre-op and that takes a couple hours.  The weekend, I’ll pack my overnight bag and just relax.  Monday I take the dogs to the vet and have to try to get them re-registered with the city.  The city used to be closed on Monday, so I’m hoping they’ve changed their schedule.  If not, I don’t know how I’ll get them re-registered on time.  Finally it’s Tuesday and the big day!!

I have the world’s worst scale, but according to it, I’ve lost 10 pounds.  I guess going through this, I really should get a new one.  I’m going to need it for accurate records.  I can believe it though.  Nothing but liquids for a week.  It’s possible!!  I’ll find out for sure during the pre-op because I was weighed on that scale in November when I had the scope done.  My sugar is doing great too!!

Alright, that’s my update for now and I’m off…..


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2 Responses to One Week to Go

  1. Bethanne

    I wish I lived near you so I could come drive you home if you needed it. That would take some stress off of you. Please, feel free to email me if you live in or near Shawnee. I have a friend in that area who I could volunteer to help you.

    Liquid diet, hooah! You’re doing great and are in my prayers.
    Have a great rest of the week,

    • Elaine

      Bethanne, you’re so sweet!! Thank you very much for your kind words and offer to help. I don’t live near Shawnee, but I appreciate your offer. I’m so glad to know that you’re a fellow Okie and that you are somewhat close. We go through there on I-40 to my parents house often and my daughter has considered college there, but for now has opted something else closer to home. She’s a teen and her mind will change often!!

      Thanks for your prayers and I’ll update as soon as I can!!

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