T Minus Ten Days And Counting

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.

8 responses to “T Minus Ten Days And Counting

  1. WOW! I can’t believe it’s this close. I hope I get a chance to see you before you go in.

    • we should make plans. Maybe you and your hubby could stop by Friday night and we can try my Tia Maria Coffee liquor.

  2. That sounds like something I’d enjoy!

  3. So excited for you… it’s been a journey, and so happy that you’re almost there. Sending good thoughts your way!

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