Time has absolutely flown by and all of a sudden, here we are.
Less than 2 weeks to my bypass now and I am into the 2 week pre-op diet. Its actually not too bad – and not too hard. Sure having 2 shakes a day is pretty boring but I’ve already met the weight loss goal that my surgeon set for me so now I am playing a game of “how low can it go?”
My starting weight was 154.5 kilograms and todays weight is 146.1 kilograms.
One of the questions, or sections of questions, that I was asked on my initial patient profile were around my relationship with food.
- Do you eat in the car?
- Do you choose not to eat in front of others?
- Do you eat when you are sad?
Oh no I thought, not really in the car. I’m okay with eating around other people. Sad, not me!!
Woah – how bloody wrong was I? And I started realising these things even before I entered the two week period. I ate so much – and much more often than I even realised. I felt quite deflated after this realisation, and quite scared and sad. I ended up texting my Mom and laying it all out – even though I had admitted it to myself in my head, I wasn’t quite ready to say it out loud. And then Mom gave me one of her talking to’s, which is exactly what I needed, and reassured me that I wasn’t making a mistake, this anxiety would pass and that she was proud.
So here we are – my surgery is in 10 days and I think I am organised. I’ve met my goal weight loss, my final approval has come through from Southern Cross so they will cover the full $7500, I have my hospital pack and a new shiny Nutri Bullet blender. I think I’m ready to go! Am I missing anything?