That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an anything. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..
Here's wishing you a wonderful, painfree and speedy.
, get a pedicure, get your hair done, go.
And go for nature walks may help. Keep puzzle.
Near your bed and work on a jig saw puzzle (or some other hobby)..
I am waiting for a referral to kick in so I can get an appt with the weight loss clinic but do have Fibromyalgia so always looking for ways of relaxing and.
I had the same nesting urges I had right before my son was born. It felt really important to tie up any loose ends and make things as simple as possible. Still, I was beside myself with happiness and excitement as I looked forward to.
After working so hard to make it happen. That alone gave me all kinds of positive energy to sail through the early days even with the ups and downs...
Thanks so much. All of this is great advice :)..
I really did nothing......I was just so ready to have my.
, I counted the weeks, days, and then it was here..
My mind set was so focused that I needed this to save my life, I wasn't even nervous..
Your gonna do great, and you'll be our thoughts and prayers...
I also wasn't nervous until they wheeled me into the operating room. Which I tell you all looked like a large broom closet! I felt like it was way too cluttered to be an operating room... Might have been that I had already gotten some drugs in my system, I don't know but my aunt thinks that is the funniest thing cause thats all I remember, I never even saw my surgeon, for all I know the janator did it in the broom closet! lol.
I would make sure you have the Medifast food you will need for the first week at home, or that someone can go shopping for you if necessary..
I was told about the pillow, and forgot one so the hospital actualy let me take one home for my ride! It was very much needed! I brought a bunch of things to do in the hospital while I was there, I didn't do anything for 2 days except.
Day 3 I was finally able to sign on line since I brought a laptop... but I didn't do much. Relax, enjoy the rest and heal!.
I was put on a.
For 18 days, it just about did me in! lol I was ready to eat my left arm, but I survived and I lost 15 lbs! If your not on a.
, I suggest eating a steak, if you enjoy it! Cause it will be 5 or so months before you can eat steak, I wouldn't over do it but eat a steak!..
Crystal I love your posts. Always make me smile lol. I didn't really do alot of prep beforehand. I had no special diet. Mine was 2 days after Christmas so that was my last big meal. The day before I just had to eat a.
Which wasn't a problem at all. My.
Center gives you a pillow specificall for your stomach for support when coughing and moving and I have used that so much this past year. Make sure if they don't provide that you do bring a good supportive one. Also make sure when you.
They give you a binder. That will give you lots of support the first couple weeks or longer. Make sure you have the foods/liquids you'll need until you are able to get out on your own. I couldn't drive for a few weeks cause my incision was quite large. I wasn't really nervous either. Just think positive.
We'll be praying for you :)..
Welcome aboard Janet. I am also awaiting my.
Which happens to be the day before yours.....March 17th.....St. Patricks day. And I am more then ready. As a matter of fact seeing that mine falls on Pattys day I bought me some green underwear and some green socks....I figure I might as well start this new life in style and in since with the holiday....lol I am not over doing my eating but I sure am enjoying foods that I know I will not be able to have for a while...
Just be sure you have your Medifast food and vitamins already waiting at home because you probably won't feel like shopping for a few days and noone else will read those labels like you do..
You won't need a cd for.
, you'll be out cold and for me the whole hospital stay (1day) was so filled with trying to do all they wanted me to do, I didn't have time or energy to do or worry about anything else. plus, I was medicated. It will all be a past memory before you know it and you'll wonder why you ever worried so much. God bless you and keep you. patty..
The big day is coming for me soon (March 18th) and I wanted to know what you did to prepare yourself for the.
As well as the changes that were to come. Today I am feeling pretty calm. I'm grateful for that. I had a friend give me a CD to listen to up to and during the.
That sounds great. I'm also being mindful of my Medifast food intake so that I don't gain any weight. Looking forward to hearing about your experiences....what worked and what did not..
I'm scheduled for my.
On March 16. I've made an appointment for a full body.
For the day before, because I want to be as relaxed as possible going into the.
I'm the type of person that will get very anxious, particularly because I've never had.
Or been under anesthesia before. I agree with CarrieinSK to do things to calm yourself before the big day. I never thought of asking the surgeon to play a calming CD during my.
...and I'm a.
Therapist at that! I may bring something with me and ask, but who knows what he'll say..
Good luck to you. We'll be going through this together:).
I made sure I got in at least 64oz of fluids a day, tried focusing on taking really small bites and chewing everything to oblivion...
To eat SLOWLY. If you think you're eating slowly now, you're not. You will see what I mean afterwards... I STILL have problems eating slowly at a little over 3 months out. Your stomach will definitely let you know. I didn't do a 'last supper'.
Don't do that to yourself. You're in this to.
, so what good is eating a big final meal of stuff you're not supposed to have going to do you? Stick to doing the right thing, try to develop good habits now so you can keep it up after the.
- you're only sabotaging yourself if you binge on one last big meal. Stay strong and do right by yourself...
Hey gals...we have three of us having.
One right after the other. Erin on the 16th, me on the 17th and Janet on the 18th. I have to work the day before so no relaxing for me plus I have a small farm with alot of animals so they will need taken care of when I get home. I might get to sit down by 8 that evening....lol..
Wow...I can't believe how many of us are having this procedure within a couple of days of each other. Mila is also having her.
On the 17th. In fact...in the same hospital and with the same surgeon as me To all of you lovely ladies that are doing this the week of March 16th, let's please stay in touch, Glad to know there are others literally doing this at the same time. Best wishes to all of you at this time. :)..