Well I got my letter in the mail about my approval for my surgery and was really excited. Because this confirms I am having my surgery. As you all know the surgery scheduler called me about the approval so I already knew.
My next step is to see the nutritionist about starting the Optifast diet this Friday for four weeks. I will start the diet this Saturday minus two hundred dollars in my pocket. I am so really to get the ball moving. The Optifast is suppose to help shrink your liver before the surgery, because a enlarge liver can cause problem reaching your stomach during the surgery. I have previously been diagnosed with fatty liver so this does worry me some.
I will be allowed five Optifast 800 supplements and one food meal a day. It will consist of protein such as chicken breast, 1 egg, fish, lean ham, turkey breast. Vegetables non starchy, fruit such as Apple, oranges, kiwi, peaches, etc. Unlimited sugar free jello, sugar free popsicles, picked, cucumbers. APPROXIMATELY 1200 calories per day. Woo!!! I will really savor that one meal.
It seems that when you get to this point everybody starts trying to give you advice. For instance two ladies made sure they mention…. so and so died from that surgery. I mean really!! The last thing anybody wants to hear is the word death especially when you are getting ready to have the surgery.
Nevertheless as I have said on numerous occasion. This is my journey!! As long as I trust and believe in my Lord and Savior, I know everything is going be alright.
Love, Peace and Happiness