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My Mother!

JennieDK

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Today I went in for my presurg scope, so they can look down into my stomach and make sure all is okay. I'm day 3 into my liquid diet, and because of my scope, I was not able to eat after 10pm yesterday until about 2pm today (after the procedure.) My mom, who is pretty awesome most of the time, went with me today because I needed someone to drive me home after the procedure. (They put you all the way out.)

 

Anyway, we had to sit back in the waiting area for about an hour before the doctor got there, and what did my mom spend that time talking about? Food! She read me a recipe she copied down from out in the waiting room. She listed what he will probably make for Christmas, and she pointed out that they were having my favorite one of her dishes (homemade beef stew) that night for dinner. I finally had to tell her that she was allowed to talk about food for the rest of the day! It was funny, but a little sad at the same time. It kind of encapsulated my experience with my family during times I've tried to lose weight: they say they support me, but then their actions say something else. My grandmother is the same way. She's famous for handing you a cookie, letting you start to enjoy it, and then looking at you and shaking her head, saying, "Boy, we really need to start watching our weight."

 

You gotta love family! But it was a good day. I was nervous about the scope, and it went really well. I had my last official appointment with the surgeon's office until the surgery, and honestly, the liquid diet is not too bad. I've actually lost about 4 pounds in the last 3 days. So onward we go-- 12 days left!



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When I was on my liquid diet I had to send my family out to eat because I couldn't be around food. I was very grouchy too! I am two months out and I promise that about a month- 6 weeks after surgery you will not be that senative around food, at least I was not~ No matter what anyone is having, preparing or offering me, I have a little and am satisfied. The pre-op and month after is the worst. After that your mom can TALK FOOD all she wants and you will enjoy it. In fact, I bake a lot more now, because I know I can have it in the house and control myself around it. You will be so glad you did this surgery. Just remind yourself this stage is not forever. Even though you will feel like it sometimes!! :)

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I'm also 12 days out my surgery is schd. for 12-12-12 at 12noon. So excited yet a bit nervous as well. My dr. has me on a 1000 cal. a day diet and then clear liquid only for two days prior to my surgery. I wish you the best!

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Thanks for all of the encouragement, everyone! I just went spent the evening out with some friends at the coffee shop, chatting it up! Normally, I would have ordered something to much on, or we would have met for a "grown up" drink, but we had a great time, and I stuck to my decaf tea. A good time was had by all!

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