Tuesday 28 October 2008


Had my appointment yesterday with my surgeon and the nutritionist. Being the pessimist I am, I was quite anxious they would tell me I could not have the operation for some stupid reason or I hadn't lost enough pre-surgery weight.

By my surgeons scales I had lost 4 kilos since I saw him last which he was pleased about saying 1/2 a kilo a week is a healthy loss blah blah blah.

I recorded a 2.5kilo loss with the nutritionist and 3 cm off my waist, he also was happy with that.He even told me as long as I was eating sensibly I didn't have to have the Opti-chuck two weeks before surgery but if I could manage it it would be better AND only do two meals and have a "normal meal" as night. WOWSER!
I must admit I have been stressing out with the thought of having to go on Opit-chuck for 3 meal a day and for two weeks. I've read so many other blogs and it's been struggle for alot of fellow bandsters, but if it came to the crunch I would do it, but now knowing I don't have to do it has taken some of that stress away.

My plan of action will be to stick to the meal replacements as much as possible and when I start getting a bit toey, I will alternate to having real food, but sticking to the low carbohydrate regime of protein and free veges with no starchy carbs. I think I need the rigidity of the shakes as I'm someone who goes way off track if I'm choosing for myself all the time, so I think this will be a good balance.

My surgeon also told me if I was going to have a "Last Supper" before my surgery to have it two weeks before. He told me of one case where a young girl went on a eating and drinking binge two weeks before her surgery and her liver was so huge they couldn't do the operation. I'd be devastated if I woke up and was told 'Sorry, we couldn't do you! Anyway I certainly don't plan to go on a bender, I just want a nice big steak and a caramel tart as my last hurrah.

So, it's just a waiting game now - 24 days and counting!!!


Janene said...

That is so exciting! Only 24 days to go!! 47 days til mine :)

And lucky you not "having" to do the Optifast thing - I have to do 4 weeks but only 2 meals a day, so not so bad.

Nola said...

Ahhhhh a caramel tart....a girl after my own heart!!! I am so pleased that you don't have to do the shakes full time for two weeks....that will be far easier and less stressful all round! You are doing really, really is getting exciting now isn't it?

Chris H said...

24 days! OMG... you must be so excited! My niece in Melbourne (Not the Police Officer one, but her sister) is having the same op in 9 days! She's excited/scared/excited...... lol!

Half Man said...

Good job. I hope the time passes quickly for you.

Tania said...

Wow - only 24 days!!! It'll be here before you know it!

What good news that you don't "have to" go on shakes - but make sure you damn well enjoy that steak and caramel tart.

Spider63 said...

Stop thinking about the last supper and similar things!

Lapband is no big deal, you will be fine. Focus on your wonderful future, a great life where the pounds will melt right off, and you will look so beautiful and you will be very healthy.

Someday soon, you too will be looking at the photos of the fat people and laughing at them...


By the way, at work somebody said that I look like Santa Claus...

Carlton said...

I'm so pleased that the doctor's appointments went well.

Its getting close now..

Chrissie said...

Sounds like you are doing great. 24 days huh? That's so exciting.