Meeting the surgeon.


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 again, and he has had a lot of experience with this surgical procedure, so overall I’d call it a good meeting.

Two weeks before the surgery I will go on Optifast to lose some weight. This is to reduce the fat infiltrating my liver and make it less likely that the RNY will have to be open. While having a scar on the stomach doesn’t stress me out, I would prefer a faster healing time to a slower one, and smaller incisions will heal faster than a long one. Ergo, the Optifast.

The toughest thing, I think, overall, will be eating slowly. Hubby told the surgeon that he’s never met anyone who eats faster than I do. This is probably true, and it probably stems from hating to eat foods cold that should be hot, and vice versa. I have heard several times that tepid food is best initially because of the lowered impact on the pouch.

It will all be worth it when “the pounds melt off,” as I’ve heard and read over and over. Eat to live, not live to eat. Nothing tastes as good as thin feels. Etc.

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