Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Water, water, everywhere

The photo below shows my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, represents snacks and every other waking hour. I must drink 1oz of water in one hour. No more...even though I feel like I could drink a whole swimming pool full! I must slowly sip each until the cup is empty. Then, at the top of the hour, I get to start all over again. Tomorrow I start clear liquids (broth, jello, etc. )

Until's water, water everywhere, with only 1 oz drops to drink!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My "before"

So, we're on the way to the hospital. Stomach is a bundle of nerves. Not scared just anxious.

This is my "before" pic:

It's a lovely close-up of my no make-up face and no product hair.

As advised by my surgeon, there was no last meal. I was able to eat up until midnight but I did not spend the evening chowing on all my favorite foods. There was no chocolate orgy or sushi supper (sorry, Todd). I munched on leftover chicken fingers and fries. I fell asleep about 11 and promptly woke up at 2:30. I watched some TV and eventually fell back to sleep only to wake at 5'ish. I gave up and put the TV back on.

I am ready. As ready as I will ever be. I have been blessed beyond measure with love and support from friends and family. And I have been completely and totally open about my decision to have this surgery.

So goodbye before. Goodbye old way of life. Goodbye and good luck. Go pick on somebody else. This girl has a date with her long awaited transformation.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

And So It Begins

3 more days. Just 3 short days and I will forever be changed. I have a lot of work to do to get my house and my family ready. The weekend starts now with busyness and crazyness. We will spend the next 3 days cleaning house, continuing to unpack and generally just trying to keep my mind off the fact that I am about to make a big, permanent change that will affect my life forever...affect my life for the better.
As so it journey to freedom.