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34.5 hours left... but who's counting?!

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Hi Everyone.

I've been on a clear liquid diet all day today - no food and it is hard!  I have to get through tomorrow and then be at the hospital at 8:30am Tuesday.  I have a hunger headache which stinks, but beside that I am just peachy!

Christmas was good.  Shelby has told me several times that this was "the best Christmas ever!"  I like that!  I'm not sure what was different from past years.  Maybe less drama because we stayed away from it?  Who knows!

This isn't going to be a long post because (amazingly) I really don't have much to say.

I'm ready.  I'm just ready.  Ready to move onto the next phase of my life.  The phase in which I become a healthier happier Mary Beth!  Of course, I am the most important factor in making myself happier, right?  It's going to be a process, but I am READY!

If everything goes as planned, I should be home by Wednesday afternoon.  Recuperating in my own bed. 

Gratitude time!
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2 days into the liquid diet, only 8 more to go!

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Hi Everyone!

Are you all ready for Christmas?  I've got the gifts, just need to wrap them and just might get that done by tomorrow - yay!

Let's see... Since my last post, I've gone to my pre-surgical appointment with Dr. Heydari.  He has a meeting with every person who is scheduled for a specific day at the same time.  He said normally the room is full, but he only has three surgeries scheduled for December 29th.  I'm the only gastric bypass patient.  The other two are getting the lap band.  Let me tell you, the other two ladies there were whiners!  One actually bitched and moaned about the support group meetings.  Apparently she doesn't like when people support each other and share ideas, etc. hmmmmm... that's what support group is lady!  Then, she complained about the tickets that are handed out at the beginning of each meeting.  Each person gets a ticket and then at the end of the meeting, if their number is called, they win something!  I think it's super …

16 days & counting!!!!

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So I didn't realize it has been almost two weeks since I posted anything!  It's not that I don't want to, I do!  Life is just getting in the way dag nabbit!!

Let's see, my surgery is scheduled for December 29th, just 16 days away!  I think I've got everything covered as far as transportation & Shelby, so that's good.  This past Friday I went in for blood work (I think they took six vials o blood!), an EKG and an upper GI.  I had thought I'd already had one, but no, that's an EGD - where they put you to sleep and put the camera down your throat to check out your upper digestive system.  NOOOOOOO, this was an upper GI where they make you fast, not even water after midnight.  I have been battling a cold for almost 2 weeks now, so that was HELL!  Then, they give you this little medicine cup filled with this crystal stuff that is like pop rocks, which you are supposed to take like a "shot" but I don't drink and even with the little medicine …

Normal "conversation" with my 11 year old...

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Hi Everyone!  I hope you're all having a good week so far.  I'm still pretty excited about my surgery date in FOUR WEEKS - woo hoooooooo!  Okay, enough of that.

Every day around 3:30, I send a text to Shelby asking her if she's on the bus yet.  Pretty normal "mom" stuff.  Today our conversation went like this:
Me: Are you on the bus
Shelby: yes
m: did you have a good day?
s: no since my rib hurt all day
m: um, what did you do? and how much homework do you have?
s: idk and none
m: did you fall, trip, run into anything?
s: no
m: probably growing pains, sorry :( please vacuum before I get home
s: no, i'm hungry
m: eat and then vacuum
s: fine
m: thank you

then she calls me and tells me she won't vacuum.  I give her another choice - putting away all the clothes she left in my room while she was sleeping in there when Karen was visiting OR vacuum.  "Awwwww moooooooooooooooooooooooooooom, can't I do anything else?" 
Nope, those are your choices. 
Silence.
Shelby?
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