My Gastric Sleeve Journey

My Gastric Sleeve Journey

On a Clear Day, I Can See … Lime Jell-o!

on January 13, 2015

It is the last day before my surgery. My surgery time was just confirmed as 7:30 am on Jan 13th. I have to be there for 6:00 am though Good thing I have a friend to drive me!

Today, being the last day is very special. I get to drink and ‘eat’ all that are clear. So it is an apple juice, Jell-o and broth kind of day. I am sure it is good for my health, but if I never see broth again without veggies and meat, it will be too soon. On the other hand, lime Jell-o is the bomb!

I am finishing packing for the hospital. I don’t want to take too much, or too little. I guess I can pack yoga/gym pants, as I will be living in them for a bit. This makes me sad. I will miss my jeans. I basically live in them. They are comfy and warm in the winter. So I am enjoying them immensely today. Some things you will want to pack are:

  1. Toothbrush & toothpaste/floss /mouthwash
  2. Deodorant
  3. Lipblam
  4. Hairbrush
  5. Case for your glasses, if you wear them
  6. Books/Notebook/Pen
  7. Puzzle books
  8. Headphones/MP3 player/Cell phone
  9. Phone Charger
  10. Earplugs
  11. Slippers
  12. Housecoat ( I am using a big sweater)
  13. Clothes you will leave in (make sure your shirt is loose and have gym/yoga pants)
  14. Any meds

I think this is about it!

I promised that I would document my surgery experience (well, not the actual surgery. I will be asleep) and measure my level of pain/discomfort. I found some excellent scales for this, as seen below:

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I would have rather used this one below, but I think I would pretend to be in a lot of pain, just to abuse the Justin end of the scale 😉

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I have a pretty good pain tolerance, but we shall see! I will be honest with how I am feeling and all the glorious loveliness that goes along with this procedure. I will note what I am drinking, how much, how tired I am, how much exercise I can get through, how gassy I am (I have been advised that this is a doozy for a bit!), how loud my neighbors are, what cool shows are on TV – you know, the important stuff! I am bringing a notebook with me so I can get it all down.

That’s about it for me for now! I will be back as soon as I can! Stay cool, keep your chin up and believe that you are always worth putting you first! 🙂 See you on the other side!

2 responses to “On a Clear Day, I Can See … Lime Jell-o!

  1. Heather says:

    Talk with you in a bit, sista! As soon as you can get to your phone!! Love you.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Icesis says:

    I know it’s past now, but I hope everything went well and will talk to you soon!

    Liked by 1 person

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