Well, this is day 4 of the intense pre-op diet! Some hours are easy and some hours all I want is a Dominos Pizza or Sesame Chicken. Then again thats what got me here :) Surgery is still scheduled for July 7th at 9am. However, I made a call to the office asking about Asthma inhailers when should I stop using it before surgery. The assistant called Dr. Schrope and when I got a call back I was told that surgery may have to be postponed since I have Asthma. UGHHHHHHH . SO! Since Im from a Stubborn German Stock, I called the hospital and my asthma specialist to cut them off at the chase and get pulminary clearance and I cant do it without a presciption for the PFT Test which Ive taken God knows how many times. I want this surgery and I want it now!!!!! And yes I am throwing a tantrum like a 3 year old LOLOLOL
Well I am here 2 weeks to surgery and I have not always been faithful to the pre-op diet. Some days on and somedays off and a few REALLY off days. But I have no choice now! All the food is out of my kitchen and the pantry looks like Old Mother Hubbards! I hope and pray I get through this so I may have a successful surgery. Why is this so hard? Love, Peace, and Serenity to all! ~ Albert
Well folks - its offical I HAVE A DATE! Well, a date for surgery that is :) July 7th 2009 at 7:30am at Valley Hospital in NYC. Dr. Beth Schrope of Columbia Presbyterian Weight Loss Surgery will be doing the slicing and dicing. I am very exciting and nervous all at the same time.
NOW! for the issue of the pre-op diet! I was told to do the diet for 4 weeks (2 which were optional and recommended and 2 which are non neg.) Some days I do well, some I slip, Any advice for me? I mean if I cant even do this now, can I do it once I have the band in me. That scares me :( Well off to have a protein shake - God Bless! AEG
Good Evening to you all: I am 31 years old and male (YES! I said male - shocked!!) I will be undergoing Gastric Banding Surgery next month. My surgeons and Dr. Daniel Davis and Dr. Beth Schrope at Columbia Presbyterian in NYC. I have been dealing with eating disorders my WHOLE life. From being sent to an Eating Disorder Clinic when I was 10 years old for Kids to being fully Bulimic in college and then 2 years of Atkins Religiously. I have sent my body up and down 140 lbs each time OVER and OVER again. Well enough is enough. I am now 12 anymore, its not about vanity - its about my health and will to live. For that I am proud of what I am about to do. Love to all of you and prayers for stability in all our lives. - AEG