Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Got My Date!!!

Got the call today from the surgeons office and I am officially on the schedule for May 21st at 8am.  I am so happy!! (and nervous). I had actually gotten a call from them yesterday that I missed. Of course when I called back I got their voicemail, so I had to wait for them to call again.  I didn't let the phone leave my sight all day today, just to make sure I didn't miss it again.

So, in just a little under three weeks I will officially be hopping on the Bandwagon.  I've got to start making my lists...I'm a big list person, got that from my mom.  I make lists of my lists and even add things to the list after I've done them just to be able to cross them off ;)

Seriously, I need to officially make my list of items to have on hand prior to surgery.  I've been gathering some things along the way, just so I don't have to get everything all at once.  Here's what I have so far:

  •      Assortment of powdered proteins (I've been sampling to see which I like best, now I just need to buy  more)
  •      Assortment of pre-made protein shakes
  •      Gas X
  •      Milk of Magnesia
  •      Heating pad
  •      small plates and bowls
  •      small forks and spoons
  •      chewable vitamins (although I don't really like them, I'll use us the bottle before I switch brands)
  •      blender bottle
  •      magic bullet (i've had this for years)  anyone know where I can get extra cups?
  •      small dixie cups for sipping fluids the first couple of days

I have an all day nutrition class on the 17th, so I'll do a major shopping trip that weekend before surgery.  Anyone have suggestions about things that were/ are helpful for you?


  1. My heating pad was my best friend for the first two weeks!! I also stocked up on Crystal Light and other sugar free sipping options. It makes it way easier to get my water in.

    Do you have to do any sort of pre-op diet?

  2. Yay for you! I can only imagine the many feelings you have right now. Best wishes for the journey!

  3. Thanks everyone. I cant believe I have a date,it hasn't really sunk in yet. My surgeon only has you do clear liquisds the day before surgery. He's not that conservative before surgery,but he is after. I think only full liquids for a month after.

  4. Yeah for you! I got my date this week as well. I'm getting my band the 23rd! Really thought it wasn't going to end up until june or even july, so I haven't started grabbing anything. Mind sharing your experience with your various powders/ shakes? I'm still taking research and trying to track some down!

  5. So excited for you! I stocked up on organic soup - fire roasted tomato soup (pacific brand) - I also used alba and atkins shakes - still use atkins in a pinch.

  6. Sorry I'm so behind on reading blogs! Congratulations!!! It will be here before you know it!