I cannot believe I only have ten days left. I still have to get a stress test. That is scheduled for Tuesday. I have my leave of absence approved at work and I have applied for short-term disability as well.
Today I went to GNC and bought all of my vitamins and protein drinks. GNC was much less expensive than many of the online stores I was directed to by the doctor. I still need to get a B-1. GNC didn’t have it in a chewable form. Oh yeah, that’s right. All of my vitamins have to be chewable. I will also have to be on vitamins and protein drinks for the rest of my life.
The protein drinks were the most difficult thing to find. I am allergic to milk and the majority of protein drinks are made with isolated milk or whey protein. I found a couple online that were non whey, but one of them had shellfish, the other did not have enough protein. GNC had a couple different ones that worked. One was a soy protein the other was egg. I bought one of each.
This week I have to eat light. No heavy starchy or fatty meals. I stay on that diet all the way until the day before the surgery. The day before, I can eat a normal meal before six on Tuesday. No liquids or anything after midnight. My surgery is at 8:00 am the next day on Wednesday, October 24.
I also moved all of my clothes that I will need for after the surgery to my sister’s house. They have the guest room all set up for me. I just need to get through this week and my stress test and I will be ready.
OH my gosh, I almost forgot…my mother is coming to town too. I am excited to see her. I have to do a thorough scrubbing of my apartment though. It’s in pretty good shape now, but no where clean enough for a visit from mom. I once had a magnet on my fridge that said this:
Show me a house that is excruciatingly clean and I’ll show you an older female relative about to visit it.
Yeah, it’s like that. My only regret is I do not have time to get the carpets scrubbed before she arrives.