Not so long ago I told you about myself having a gastric bypass in the near future, well that date is here, TOMORROW! I am anxiously awaiting my surgery at 7 a.m. EDT. I say anxiously, I am, but I am also a little apprehensive as it means a total change in not only my eating habits but my way of life. I have so many new situations that I have to consider and am actually looking forward to taking the first step tomorrow. I think the apprehensive part comes in where the surgery part is considered. Of course we don't know when our "time" is and I know it's a morbid thing to actually speak of, but it's true, it is such an integral part of this process. For heaven's sake, I am going to have a golf ball sized stomach for the rest of my life and I have to learn to live with the surgery and its after effects. I am positive though.
Tomorrow morning I leave here at 6:30 a.m. and reach the hospital at 7. My surgery is at 9 a.m. and should last a couple of hours at the most. Jeff will be dropping me off tomorrow morning and waiting until I get out of surgery then he and Connor are going camping! Yeah! I told them it would be a good time to go as I didn't want them in the hospital room all w/e with me while I was trying to rest, they thought it was a good idea. I will be on ice chips for the first days of recuperation and then I move onto clear liquids. I will be on the clear liquid phase (or phase I) for a couple of weeks and after my doctor give me the high sign, I can have not so clear liquids. lol WOOHOO!!! Anyway, I will keep you posted of everything that is happening as I go, yes, taking pics-even though I will not be oh so pleasant looking at most times. Sorry. You get me the way that I am or don't have to take me at all.
The reason that I am doing this is because I am 48, *cringe* and I don't want to be on the hill of the big 5-0 looking down and seeing...well...the me I have become over the years. I know it won't be an overnight change and that this is a drastic measure, but it is definitely something that I am willing to undertake so that I can add not only life to my years but quality of life to my years as well. I want to be able to see my grandson, Stratton, playing and having fun here with us as well as other wonderful life events to come.
Thank you so much for taking this journey with me. Please don't be afraid to comment as I go. I know this is a business blog but, Nostalgic Dreams is me...and I am Nostalgic Dreams. I can't have my dream of Nostalgic Dreams without me being well, ME.
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow as I go!
*hugz n blessingz*