Entry posted by AmberDawn ·
24 days out from surgery.
My first blog.
Figure I've lurked on this forum long enough. Time to actually get involved, maybe it will make this whole process seem more real. Right now it hasn't really sunk in yet that in less than a month my life will be changed forever.
I guess I've been on auto pilot since I took the next step and setup my psych eval and diet appointment.
I went to the mandatory seminar back on August 20th with my husband and had kind of decided on the band but was thinking about the sleeve also.
I then went to my consultation on August 26th and decided the sleeve would be a better option for me. My Husband expressed concerns over the risks of dying since there's a higher chance with the sleeve so I kind of backed off the idea and put it on the back burner for a month or two. Then I guess at some point we had another talk and he knows this is really what I want to do, so now he supports me 100%.
Now it's all been happening so fast. I had my upper endoscopy, diet consultation and psych eval all basically in the month of November. My preop appointment is November 28th and Surgery is set for December 12th.
I guess that's the only bright side of having shitty insurance and being cash pay is you don't have to wait on approval.
So now I'm just going through the motions trying to get everything lined up.
Today I was able to move enough money over to my savings account to cover the cost of surgery less 5000 which will be put on my Care Credit card, probably going with the no interest for 18 months route. Payments shouldn't be too bad then.
Also got my new "Blender Bottle" today and tried it out. I really like it, made mixing the powder in very easy. Also got a magic bullet type appliance. Figure I'll need it to get through the preop diet easier. Not looking forward to starting that on the 28th. I'm going to do my best and not pig out on Thanksgiving like its my last meal ever. lol
I did try another protein shake flavor today, Chike's Orange Creme with just water. Ugh definitely didn't like that.
Going to try a few more flavors before I decide on which one I want to go with.
The dietician recommended either Chike, Muscle Milk Light, EAS Myoplex, Adkins Advantage, or Body Fortress. So far I've only tried Chike.
On another note, my husband found a gym buddy and is going to start going to the gym 5 days a week next Monday. I think this will really help me with my process since we'll be able to motivate each other to stick with good habits.
Anyways this has become more of a book than a blog. lol
We'll have to see if I can keep up with this blog thing.
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