Sunday, 10 July 2011
THIS IS IT!!!!!
OK. I've packed my bag, and I've got everything I need. I am incredibly nervous, despite everyone telling me I'll be fine. My biggest fear is going to sleep and not waking up. I know I won't, but there is a lot I haven't done in my life yet, and that's what would upset me most. Anyway, many happy thoughts, deep breaths and remembering that millions of people do this everyday without incident, will get me through.
After 2 horrible weeks on this stupid diet I have lost 7kg. My liver had better be the size of a fucking peanut or I will have an absolute tantrum! I was reading through all the post op diet recommendations and I can't tell you how excited I am that in 3 weeks time I will be having semi solid food such as mashed potato and mince. I was drooling at the mere thought of it!! I will be without anything (except a drip) for 24 hours or so after surgery, followed by clear liquids for 24-48 hours and then I can have liquids such as yoghurt, custard, optifast shakes, soups and so on, but only about a quarter of a cup which I'm told will be plenty. I'm pretty excited about the custard too, just quietly!! I'm hoping to be released from hospital on Thursday. Until then I will be incommunicado but rest assured I will be writing down the entire experience in all it's glory to retell when I get home!
So, as my friend Ms Metcalfe says, look out world, here comes Elly V2.0!! A brand new me! I'm excited to see what I will look like in 12 months from now. I know that road is going to be difficult at times, but I'm ready for it.
See you on the flip side!