Category: Fears

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Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Been on Optifast for almost a week, and although I’ve not been completely faithful with five drinks and a lettuce salad with lemon juice per day (actually, I shake if I don’t have SOMETHING a little substantive) I have lost about 15 lbs with a week of the Optifast still to go. I’m nervous, I […]

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Met the surgeon on Tuesday. He spent most of the time we talked reinforcing what I’ve already learned about how my life will change post-op. Pouch the size of a shotglass. Half a sandwich in an hour. This is a tool, not a magic wand. And so on. Still, it was good to hear it […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

One of the things I know I’m not going to be able to take post-surgery are the marvelous little pills of wonder that relieve pain and take down swelling. Given that something weird happened to my back, I really need to take that swelling down before the surgery. Tylenol won’t cut it. I told my […]

Friday, August 14th, 2009

One of the things I’m pretty sure I will have to give up is caffeinated coffee. This will be…unpleasant. I plan to buy decaf and blend it half-and-half with full caffeinated and wean myself off. I have been caffeine-addicted for so long that I don’t relish the idea of cold turkey.