Are You Scared?
By Kelley Narramore, LPN
Are you scared or nervous? This is the question I have been asked over and over again and I can honestly say the surgery itself does not scare me at all. The only thing I am scared of is failing. If I fail at this I feel like I have no one to blame but myself. I have the absolute best support system at work and at home that anyone could ask for. I have the knowledge I need to be successful, so I can’t use that as an excuse. So, that is my only fear, the fear of failure. I know most of our patients are also afraid of this, so I know I’m not alone.
What has this week been like for me? Well, I had a lot of work to do to prepare to be off for a week. I got that all caught up. I have filled all of my medications. I have stocked up on all of my protein drinks and soups etc, thanks to the great gift the office staff gave me. I have been trying to get my house clean but that is always a work in progress. I feel like I am ready. I start my two day liquid diet tomorrow. Kind of strange to think I won’t eat solid food again for thirty-two days.
So, as I told you all last week Friday is my weigh day, I had set a goal for myself when I started this process. I wanted to lose fifteen pounds prior to surgery and when I stepped on the scales this morning, it was fifteen pounds exactly. How awesome is that? I about cried, the first goal of many! My next is to get under two hundred pounds. Can’t wait for that day!
My next post will be four days post op, wish me luck!
Til next time!
Kelley Narramore from Kelley’s Korner
Kelley Narramore is an LPN, with New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery. She is sharing her own bariatric surgery journey.