Friday, July 30, 2010

T minus 4 days....

It is hard to believe but in less than 4 days I get banded! I am so excited, nervous, happy, sad...all at the same time if that is possible.
I have been looking at this as an option for months now, and it always sounded like the perfect option, but now that it is here, I am getting nervous.
Not as much nervous for the surgery, but more for the change for the rest of my life. Changing my relationship with food, changing how I see myself as a person.
I also am not telling many all. One friend, my DH and my parents. So I feel like I am keeping this huge secret and spend so much time wondering if people are going to be able to figure it out:)
I have loved to follow everyone blogs and honestly they have been the #1 reason why I have decided to do this. I feel like you have this great community that I can't wait to be a part of:)
I got the call this Monday that insurance approved, and from there, they scheduled for 8 days later. I am struggling with my 900 calorie a day diet, but getting through it. I am then wondering - what If I don't loose enough weight before the surgery- would they turn me away when I go in? Has anyone cheated on the Pre-Op Diet? Am I failing already as I am having thoughts of cheating at only 3 days in? Oye..... I need to get out of my own head some days:)
Thanks for reading and for following my journal and helping keep me accountable!


  1. Hi Mel,

    Just wanted to pop my head in and say all the best for your op. How exciting!


  2. Thanks! As the day gets closer I am more excited and fearful all at once! Thanks for the support:):):)

  3. Mel, good luck with your surgery on Tuesday. I was a nervous wreck the morning of my surgery and after it was done, I felt like my new life was just begning, I was laying in the recovery room with a silly little grin on my face. I am 4 days post op and feeling great. good luck and keep us posted:)