I didn’t mention it before but when the surgery date was set by my surgeon he told me that he wanted me to lose 20 to 25 lbs. before the surgery and put me on a primarily liquid diet. This is not uncommon among GB patients, it helps to shrink the liver making the surgery less dangerous by creating easier access to the stomach and the intestines.
When he first mentioned it to me I felt positive that I would be able to achieve those results. In fact I felt positive that I would be able to achieve the higher end of what he asked of me. Cocky? Yep! Although I struggled early on I managed to lose the first 11 lbs. in about two weeks, okay not too bad, that gave me three weeks to lose the other 12. Well the surgery is a little over a week away and I have only lost and gained the same two lbs. over and over again since then and I am STRESSED out! What if he decideds I can’t have the surgery yet? What if he does do the surgery but there are complications because of my lack of will power? Why did he want me to lose so much, part of the reason I am having this surgery is my inability to do this on my own? Needless to say I am cocky no more.
Anyway…just having a bit of a struggle this morning. Trying to put it in God’s hands and let it go. It’s hard…Pray for me please.
Love ya all…