Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Big Day

So tomorrow is the big day. I have lost approximately 12 lbs on the liquid diet. I must say I am a little nervous. Packing the suitcase, washing the clothes, and getting the final errands run. I have managed to drink 38 shakes with just water and coffee as the other things to pass my lips. I still have 4 shakes to go, but this was a challenge.

I never cheated though, and that is a miracle. I even had a dream where I was a giant burger (like those Whopper Jr commercials), and I was eating myself. But no food. That was the toughest thing I have had to do mentally. I am ready for this surgery. I am ready to be able to drink or eat more that just shakes.

After surgery, I am still on liquid for two weeks, but a little more options. Broth, jello, cream soups (strained), milk, water, protein drinks, and yes, coffee. More than just shakes. I am going to patiently wait for Sept. 10. That is the day that I can start eating. Pureed foods, but I can still eat.

Well, I promise that as soon as I am home from the hospital, I will let you all know what happened. So until then, stay safe.


Kathy said...

Good luck, Erie. I'll be thinking about you!


Kathy said...

Hope you're doing well after your surgery, Erie. Before you know it, it's just going to be you - and no tummy!


captain sten girl said...

shes gonna be a model!! :-) .. i gots more than a belly lol lucky n very brave girl she is ...hope u feel better soon .. i know im not very good with words but itry ...