Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Day 13-the final day...

Well, this is it. Tomorrow is my surgery. I am excited. I am scheduled to arrive 10am tomorrow for 12 noon surgery. Everyone has called with their good wishes. I cannot wait till tomorrow is over, and I start what I am considering my new life. I am turning over a new leaf to better health.
I spoke with Yolanda today, after she sent me an e-mail that made me cry. She is SO good to me. She is like my own sister. She understands me and knows when I need a kick in the butt. She has walked this road and is wiser than I am about this. She kept me encouraged when I was going to give up. I love her and am grateful that I have her for a friend and SISTER. I hope and pray that I do as well as well as she has.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Day 12-back to the doctor

Ok...this is only for two more days. I have come to HATE slim fast. Frankly, it smells like baby vomit. I have to have it on ice and chug the entire can down in one guzzle.

Back to the doctor today for a final pre-op visit, and I get to spend the evening doing the bowel prep. YUM-O. I have stomach cramps from the fleets phospho-soda. I have one more bottle to down.

OK..had to take a break for upset stomach.

I will post tomorrow...need to be available for the bathroom. Yahoo...pray for me.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Day 10

Day 10 kept me busy for the most part. I spent the day with my older son, Ricky. I was a coach for the Elyria Catholic Academic Challenge team. These kids are SMART!!! This is similar to the college level Quiz Bowl, or for those of us here in Northeast Ohio, like the Saturday night television show. The meet was in Copley, Ohio and is the largest meet in Ohio. We took 4 of 7 matches. Got home and the dog missed me so much, he has been climbing all over me.

Had some delicious WonTon soup broth for supper tonight. YUM-O. (YEAH, RIGHT) I may even splurge and have some jello for dessert. (living large here)

Friday, February 23, 2007

Day 9-a visit to the doctor

Day 9 and I had to go to the doctor for a pre-op physical. I have lost 9 pounds this week alone! That makes a 31 pound weight loss since they told me to start to cut back before surgery. I had thought that I was going to give up this morning, but that news about the 9 pounds has given me some extra UMPH to go the extra mile. Mind over matter, baby.

31 pounds!!! I cannot believe it myself.

No vitamins now until after my surgery now. I am also saying a permanent good bye to my dear friends, Ibuprofen and Aspirin.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Eight days and no food...

...makes a girl jumpy. Be proud of me folks! I had a party at my house tonight and served a Chocolate mousse dessert, a cheesecake dessert and a cookies and cream dessert and I did not even lick my fingers.....I ate some jello as a reward! I can see that I have lost weight in my face and in my pants ... yipee skippy.
Remind me never to have another party to sell something at my house. I invited 35 people and had all this food ready, eight showed up. Never again.

Good night.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Sense of humor

Ricky has the best sense of humor, and what is even better is the fact that he laughs at his own jokes. He came running into my room to let me know that Heather Mills is going to be on the next "Dancing with the Stars" and that she is going to dance to "Peggy Sue", to which I countered, "No, I hear she is going to dance to At the Hop". (get it? hop?) He starts to laugh and then says, "She has a leg up on her competition". He is laughing so hard that I think he may wet his pants...I love how he enjoys wry humor....

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday and being the "good Catholic" that I am, I am going to fast today...hahaha....Day 7 ....half the way there! Yippee for me!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Day 6 ...the saga continues

I have met my enemy and am ready to take him on. Not so weepy today, just food everywhere I turn. It is FAT TUESDAY and the paczki's were in the office, dad made peach cobbler, the girls were planning on Chipotle (my favorite eatery) for lunch ...yet, I MADE IT! Another day of no solid food! Eight more days until my bypass.

Was excited when the cutest drug rep this side of the Mississippi came to the office and asked me if I was losing weight. Could have kissed him on the spot.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Bored yet? Day 5 no food in sight....

I cannot believe that I have not eaten in 5 days and AM NOT HUNGRY!!! I have existed on boullion, slim fast and Crystal Light. If I have not lost weight already.... I am feeling quite "boo-hooey" today and do not understand the emotions behind all this.

Today was President's day, and the kids had the day off. I was quite suprised to see how much work was done here when I was on work. I hate having to work when they are off. I feel like I am losing my babies. I look at Ricky and he is a man already. Sadness....

I wish I could alleviate some of the worries that my sister, Valerie, is having. I love her to death and think that she gives 110% for her children and husband. I wish that she could have some peace of mind that everything is going to work out for Paige. I am so glad that she has been able to turn to Trish for support. Thanks again, Trish.

Until tomorrow....

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Day 4...still no solid food...

OK....day 4 is now over, I made it through again. I am allowed 4 cans of slim fast (gross) ...it smells like baby formula, and if you have ever had a child who spit up a lot as an infant, it brings back HORRIBLE memories. I have to chug it down FAST so that there is less of a chance that I will smell it. I treated myself to WonTon soup minus the wontons...try explaining that to the Chinese person behind the counter...makes for a few laughs. I also cannot say enough about the taste treat Lemon Ice. ....Just a little piece of heaven right now. I am still not hungry right now. HONEST. 10 days till my surgery. People who talk about it with me ask me strange things like will my husband still like me after the surgery, and have we discussed this. It does worry me, how he will feel with my changes...

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Day 3 of no food...

OK....have not fessed this to anyone outside the realm of close friends, but I am having a gastric bypass 2/28. I havc to follow a liquid diet for two weeks prior to surgery. I am on day three and do not have hunger pangs...honestly! I do see WAY too many food commercials for comfort. I get to drink 4 1/2 cans a day of slim fast - GAG ME...chicken or beef boullion, lemon ice, popcicles, decaf iced tea, and crystal lite. My kidneys are working double time....
I am excited but scared. The guys here at home are really being encouraging. Will keep you posted....