I can not believe how quickly time has gone! Despite all the resarch and talking about surgery I have done, it does not seem real yet that tomorrow I will be having most of my stomach removed
For the past two weeks I have been on a liquid protein shake diet to help reduce the size of my liver prior to surgery. It has been surprisingly easy. I have been having cravings of course, but nothing I couldn't get passed, and frequently had to remind myself to get in all four shakes each day. I just have not had very much physical hunger. From what I have read, it seems that this is common after surgery as well.
**warning** this may be gross.
One side effect I have been having is related to what comes out the other end. I swear it is like an old outhouse. The other day I was in the bathroom and my 3 year old daughter came barging in. She got a horrified look on her face and ran out yelling "I don't like that smell". Well, neither do I, but it may keep her from barging in on me again for a while
. I regularly think of Ian's quote "Never trust a fart" Well, I now understand. I have had issues with the silent but deadly, and more than just gas comes out. I really hope that eventually this will get better...?
I do my pre-op cleanse this afternoon/evening. Since I have not had anything solid in two weeks, perhaps it will not be that bad.
Well, I know this has been pretty long, but I want to thank all of you for the posts and advice these past couple of weeks. I am looking forward to becoming a FREAK!!!