Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Starting to feel even crazier! lol  I am trying not to smoke and not to snack.  Your house can only get soo clean.  What did you guys do to ignore the food?  Is there a trick I dont know about? lol  As of tomorrow it will be 2 weeks till B day  I am having the worst feeling that something is not going to work out.  I have testing in a week and I keep fearing that something will go wrong.  This is me just panicing right?  I have just been too lucky up till this point.  Is this really meant to be....I hope so!

Since I havent been to the center to get the tesing I havent learned very much.  Could you guys tell me what I should have at the house after surgery.  Things that might make things easier?  Someone told me to get baby silverware and plates.  Did u guys do that?  What did you wish you had once u came back after surgery (other then food and water lol)

I am so glad to have people to ask questions to.  I get lost in the big forums.  I will write something and next time I go back I cant find it anywhere.  You guys are all so nice and helpful.  Thanks so much.  I am sorry if you get tired of me asking so many questions.  This has to be the biggest thing that has happened to me.  And at this point I cant sleep or fill my time so I am feeling REAL crazy.  I live alone and have no one to talk to except the dust bunnies.  Now they are going away too.  I deffinatly need to figure out something to do.

OH ya and I was wondering.  The chewable vitamins they talk about, I had flinstone gummies but I looked and they have sugar so it wont work right?  What did u guys get?  I have the chewable calcium and b-complex.  I really want to be prepared and do things right. 

*wow I went back and read this and thought man I really do sound like a spaz HA HA HA


  1. Hang in there - I know how you feel. I am on the last week of my Optifast diet and sometimes I feel like climbing the walls!

    I don't think there is a magic answer and anyone who says it's easy is a liar!!!!


  2. I use centrum chewable but use ones you like because you wl be taking them. I ate lots of Popsicles and fudgesicles, I also used the he k out of my bullet, that thing will purée anything lol

    calm down, your going to do great!

  3. Ask away! I do the same thing!!!

    I did not do baby plates and such. To be honest, it felt a bit weird and 'diety'. And I don't want this to be a diet.

    As for avoiding food pre-op, I just set my mind to it that it was non-negotiable. I wanted surgery and was scared fatty liver was going to be a problem. Every time something tempted me, I told myself I could have it after surgery - but not to risk surgery over a fatty liver!

    Hang in there!


  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

  5. After surgery, I did a lot of soups on the full liquid portion of the post-op diet. Anything that wasn't a creamed soup, I put into a food processor, worked really well for me. A few of my favorites: Broccoli and Cheese, Baked Potato, Fiesta Chicken
    And all are good with some cheese melted on top! Yum!
    I also went and got baby food. I know this sounds weird, but I have a life long love of baby bananas anyway, so I figured if I had to have mushies, why not them.
    Oh, and some kind of hard candy. My mouth was SOOOO dry after surgery, I needed something to suck on.

  6. My dietician said that Flinstone chewables are fine, as is the Viactiv chewable calcium. I don't worry too much about the little bit of sugar or calories as they deliver much needed nutrients.

    It's funny, I don't like the grape vitamins, so they go in the trash!

  7. I'm on day 5 of the pre-op and yesterday wasn't so great. Mid-afternoon I got so dizzy, I had to lie down. I think pee'ing every 3 hours for the last 4 days did it. I ate 4 crackers each with a bit of peanut butter on them and felt better. I think I needed salt. Then last night we went out for dinner and instead of the shake I had a chicken breast and a bunch of roasted low carb veges that I can have with lots of herbs and salt and feel ok today. Back on liquids and will try one day at a time. This link (http://www.obesitysurgery.ca/forum/) might help you. It is the place I am going for surgery and they post a lot of info about what to eat before and after. I find it easier to navigate than Lapbandtalk. There are some areas that are only available for patients but the rest is open to all (I think). Keep up your spirits. We'll be on the other side soon.

  8. Hey! My name is Ashli and I just started following your blog :) About the fearing something will go wrong thing...I am the same way! I want this so bad (I'm still waiting on insurance approval, BLAH!!!) that I keep making up these irrational fears like, "what if my husband gets fired for some crazy reason and we lose our insurance and then I can't get the surgery!" just stupid stuff like that. I think it's completely normal to worry when it's something you want so bad. Just hang in there...it's really all you can do.