At last…

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….

8 thoughts on “At last…

  1. It’s amazing how quickly this time has passed. Much success and a quick recovery. Having had several laparoscopic procedures, I understand the challenge of getting rid of the extra gas. Love to you!❤️

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  2. Lisa, I just don’t think I could be any more excited for you!!!!!! I love that we are on this journey together! I don’t know if I told you, but I couldn’t figure out why I was so wired post op…couldn’t sleep, talking all the staff’s heads off. Finally figured out they had to have given me a steroid in surgery. So, I pulled up a video of the surgery to pass the time lol!
    I love you, love you, love you and you are going to ROCK!

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  3. Big sweetheart, I wish you all the best in the world, and a save transition into the new you. I am sure you keep the same heart so I am already lovin the new Lisa. See you soon! Big, big hug…. xxx

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  4. Continue to be so proud of you… your courage… your strength…. your love of life and everyone around you! Praying that you have an easy recovery. Thankful for you and that you have chosen to share your journey with us.

    Much Love,
    Cousin Lisa

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