Monday, June 21, 2010

So what's been going on???

I figured it was about time to update my blog. Alot has happened since my last update, but I've gotten so into doing video blogging I sorta forget about my normal blog. Anyway, those of you who want to follow my vlogs, look me up on you tube. I am Bamboo2you.

So, the update. Today is the fourth day of my pre-operative clear liquid diet. Things are going pretty well, but this has been one of the most difficult things to get through. Day number 1 was horrible. I felt like I was starving and honestly it seemed like I was having withdrawal symptoms from lack of food. I was clammy and my heart was racing. It was weird, but I survived. Day number two was equally as hard; however, I tried to stay busy and I think that helped. Yesterday was a much better day and so far today has been even better. I think it's safe to say my body is getting used to the liquids.

I am able to eat as much as I want of a very limited group of foods. I can have broth, decaff tea, sugar free jello, sugar free Popsicles, water, diluted G2 Gatorade, crystal light, etc. Basically, I've been living off of chicken broth, Popsicles, and jello. I drink a good bit of G2 and tea, but also a good bit of water. Nothing makes me feel full, but at least the hot broth does sort of feel like a meal.

Surgery is in one week. Monday the 28th of June will be a life changing day for me. I hope I am ready for the challenges that lie ahead. I think for the most part, I feel pretty secure about this decision, but the liquid diet has made my brain try to play tricks on me and tell me I'd rather not do it so I can go eat a cheeseburger haha.

No, in all honesty, I'm as prepared as I possibly could be. I've been to a nutrition class and have a whole book of do's and dont's for what to eat. I have to follow a very strict diet for the first two months after surgery and then it will be up to me to make the change to a healthy lifestyle. I had pre-op testing done last week, which went pretty well. It gave me a chance to see the hospital and meet some of the surgical staff, which was a plus. All my testing came back just fine and now here I am on the countdown to surgery.

It's amazing to me that it was only 6 short months ago that I found out I was going to be able to make this happen. I am so thankful to my father for helping me on this journey, he truly is saving my life. I 100% feel like I will be a different person in the end of this. I know I can do well by this and make the changes to improve myself. I am a bit worried how those around me will take all the changes, but I can't really focus on that. I have got to do this for me and get better for me. If they can't handle it, in the end I feel like it will be them losing out on something rather than myself.

I have to say my vlog has been a huge plus to this point. I have gotten more followers than I ever thought I would and it gives me confidence to know there is great support out there. It's amazing to hear other people are motivated and inspired by my videos and thus far that is giving me a huge reason to go head forward into this video project. I hope it continues because I'm having a good time with it.

Anyway, that's the main update. I am looking forward to getting this week over with and starting my new life. I believe June 28, 2010 will be my new birthday and give good reason to celebrate in the future. I hope I am right.


rxBambi said...

yay for you! and yay for sugar free popsicles! Cant wait to hear more updates.

I don't suppose chardonnay is part of your liquid diet? Bummer...

Dustie said...

Becky - I am so proud of you! I am excited to be able to watch you on your journey and will be praying for you the whole time. This is life changing and you are going to do amazing! Love ya girl!

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Hey, just read Goose's blog and read you lost 76 lbs in 9 weeks == that's crazy and amazing!!!

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