Thursday, March 29, 2012

Preop diet day 3

So I am home with my son today and I am struggling. I feel like I have a bottomless pit. I have figured out part of my problem. I bought "energy" crystal light mixes and I think the caffeine is making me jittery and hungry. I will go to the Wallie World tonight and get regular mix so I won't feel this way. I go for my preop visit with my doctor and for labs next Thursday. Another question... Do you need someone to stay at hospital with you at night? My husband will be at home with my son and my mom has used all her sick time to be with my unless I let my M-I-Law stay or a friend, I will be alone. Did anyone feel like they needed anyone at night or were you sleepy and wanted to rest???

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Preop Diet Day 2

Hello!!! It's my Friday!!!! I work 3 ten hour shifts, Mon, Tues, Wed, so today is the start of my weekend!!! The diet went a little better today. I took an extra protein shake with me and it held me over, plus I was busier today at work. I am going out of town Friday with my husband for a fishing tournament and I am a little worried about how I will do out on the boat. Cucumbers are an all you can eat, "free" item on my diet and between yesterday and today I've eaten 5, so I had to restock and buy more today!! I will try to take them on the boat with me. That, canned tuna, and protein shakes. Might have to take a nap to take my mind off things!!! Hope everyone is having a great week!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pre-op diet- Day 1!!

First I have to say that this was the hardest, out-of-sorts day I have had. I didn't feel like I had enough energy to make it through the day, I was jittery, and I had an awful headache. While I know why I feel this way, I don't know how people are expected to work 10 hours and feel this way. And I'm not even on the all liquid diet. I would love some feedback from others about this and is this how you feel when you are first banded??? Does the hunger really go away at first when you get the band??? Just curious....

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Addicted to food...

I finally went grocery shopping for my family today. We needed everything! I start my preop diet on Tuesday and I needed to get some food for that and make sure my husband and son had something to eat while I was dieting. I found myself thinking about all the food I could no longer eat starting Tuesday and almost wanting to buy everything I knew I would miss and eat it today and tomorrow. Then I thought, I must really be addicted to food for me to have anxiety over not eating certain things. I realize that food had too much emphasis on my life. So.... I didn't but anything extra like salt-n-vinegar chips or chocolate ice cream, but I thought about it a lot. I didn't get to go out with my friends Friday night because we had 2 emergencies at work and I went in to work. My husband took my son and I to P.F.Changs yesterday so I didn't miss out and I think the girls and I will go out after work tomorrow night for one last hurrah!!!! I would love to talk to some people who are starting their journeys or anyone who "has been there." Have a great week!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Nutrition Class

I went to my preop nutrition class yesterday. I really love the dietician. She has great energy and enthusiasm. A few people there were asking "doctor" questions which led me to believe they didn't understand the procedure they were having. Me on the other hand have read every piece of information I could get my hands on. I also met a girl who is having surgery the same day as me. They also weighed us and I was 240.9 lbs. Just what I thought. So i start my preop diet on Tuesday and my friends are taking me out for my "Last Supper" tonight at PF Changs! Yeah! That's it for now!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

First post!

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Melissa. I am 37 years old and I will be having lap band surgery on April 10, 2012. Less than a month away!! I have enjoyed reading many lap banders' blogs, especially seeing the progress that they have made and I thought it would be cool to do the same. I am interested in sharing experiences and meeting friends. I hope to be an inspiration to others in the future. I was looking for a picture of myself for the intro and I found this one I took with Jared(from Subway) when the hospital I work at opened a Subway. The irony cracked me up tonight. Good night all!