As the sun is rising on this new day, change is on the horizon. Today there are projects to complete, bags to pack and the journey to Birmingham to make. This day has been a long time coming and I am excited, anxious and ready for the next step.
The last few weeks have been filled with much preparation. I have organized all of my clothes by size in separate bins so as the body changes, transition will be easily made. The house has been cleaned to prepare for six weeks of physical recovery (i.e., no lifting above 10 lbs). The refrigerator is filled with only liquids which has been my mainstay for the past week and will be for two more. I have attended classes and met with my surgeon, Dr. Lee Schmitt, for the final time pre-op. Tomorrow I will officially join the “losers bench” and I couldn’t be prouder!
Following surgery I will be up walking within the hour to start “working out” all of the gas that will be pumped into my abdomen, which creates a dome where all the work is done. As soon as I leave recovery I will become a walking fool until all the gas is expelled. I’ll just leave you to that image.
I will continue on clear liquids for 6 days then transition to full liquids which includes strained cream soups and yogurt. On the 27th I move to pureed foods and a week later to soft foods. I don’t think I have ever looked forward to eggs so much! On the 24th of January it’s regular food in my new 3 oz capacity. There is so much to look forward to and I am so excited to make this major life change in order to enjoy all of you and my wonderful family for decades to come.
Thank you for your love and support as we continue together on this journey or as my sister Kallyn calls it, Go Team Lisa!! Will be so thrilled to share the transformation including the struggles and the victories from the other side. See you soon….