June 21, 2020
Today is day 9 of 13 of the pre-op clear liquid only diet. I have lost 10.2 lbs. Things have been difficult at times, but most of the discomfort has been psychological. I am not often hungry, and my blood sugar remains stable most of the time. I am drinking about 70g of protein per day, 8oz of juice, lots of clear broth, and water. I am also taking vitamins. I am not a fan of the protein drinks, but I am getting them down. I have followed the diet perfectly so far. Using meditation techniques to get through the psychological difficulties has made all the difference in the world.
Even just losing 10 lbs has made some positive difference. My face seems thinner and it is no longer as uncomfortable to lay on my back. I am excited about the changes to come.
5 more days till surgery!