2 days until my surgery!! Seriously...am I actually having surgery in 2 days?! I remember talking to my parents about 6 months ago about wanting to have lapband surgery. They knew how much it meant to me and have been super supportive since day one. Then I told my boyfriend who stills insists that I don't need weight loss surgery but understands that I am doing it for myself and no one else. He respects my decision and is behind me 100%. I have to remember no matter how much weight I lose, he was with me before my transformation and loves me no matter what. Next, I told the rest of my family who have continually been loving and offered nothing but kind words and prayers my way. Lastly I told all my friends and co-workers. I have been so blessed by all the support and hugs and concern everyone has been showing towards me in these last few weeks and days before my surgery. It almost brings me to tears just realizing how much they all truly care and want me to succeed in this journey I am about to go through. Even since day one of deciding I want to have surgery, I have never felt alone in this experience. I am blessed beyond words and it is such a warm and comforting feeling. It makes my heart smile in a way I can't describe with words.
So tonight I went to Wal-Mart to get all the medicines and "food" aka liquids and other things I am going to need for the next week or so. I meant to only spend about $50 but ended up spending $130! Opps! Like I said, I love shopping in any size, shape or kind :) I stocked up on water, juice, vitamin water, yogurt, freeze pops, chicken broth, etc. I accidentally left the grocery list my doctor gave me at home so I had to remember what to buy by memory. I have also read on other people's blogs that Gas-X really helps after surgery. I didn't know if I should get the chewable kind or the strips...so I just got both! And as funny as it may sound, I invested in a new razor so that I can have a good, clean shave before I go lay on that operating table in just a piece of paper that barely covers me up! Is there anything else I am forgetting that I may need to get from the grocery store? Anything else you ate/drank in the days following surgery? I stocked up pretty well so I hope I have most of what I need :)
I also had my "last supper" tonight with my parents at my absolute favorite japanese restaurant! It was so delicious! I ate all the chicken and fried rice I wanted and now I am regretting it! I am so stuffed! BLAH! Starting tomorrow...it is all liquids for me :) Let me know if there is anything else I should remember to do the day before surgery! I feel like there are some things I am forgetting but maybe it's just me being anxious and wanting to get this surgery on the road. Tomorrow I will be taking my "before" pictures, although I may not have the nerve to post them on my blog. I am also going to take all my body measurements as most of you have reminded me to do! Thank you all again so much for the kindness you have showed me! I truly appreciate all the advice and I take it to heart! Even though I have never met you all, I feel like we all know each other :)