Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Pre-Op Diet: Days Nine & Ten (the last) + Pre-Op Assessment

I don't know what was in that slice of cake I ate but it had the effect that eating cake usually has - the scales reported a weight GAIN of 2lbs. Ouch! Serves me right for breaking the diet. Fear not though, even I am not daft enough to think that one slice of cake could lead to a 2lb weight gain; it's that 'time of the month', so I'm going to assume that's what's to blame (great timing getting my period just as I go in for the banding operation!)

Monday afternoon I headed over to the hospital for my pre-op assessement; I'd been told to allow an hour, it actually only lasted 20 minutes. The nurse took my blood pressure, took about three phials of blood, took swabs to test for MRSA (even though the results won't be back in time - more about that in a moment), weighed me (I've lost nearly 2 kilos according to their scales, although kilos mean nothing to me, but I've lost them, so that can only be a good thing!), and took a urine sample. We had a chat about a few things (nothing important), she asked if there was anything I wanted to know (my questions were about what time my op might be [she didn't know but I have to be at the hospital for 7.30am], whether I needed to bring in anything to eat/drink [no, all. provided by hospital], and could the durgeon write me a sick note for time off work [probably].) And that was that. Nothing to worry about. The only niggle was the MRSA thing - because I was in contact with my father who had MRSA back in October, it's possible that I have picked it up (equally possible that I haven't, or that I have picked it up from someone/where else, as anyone can), as a result, the hospital will have to assume I do have it and take the necessary precautions and keep me in isolation, apparently. So, there we go.

Food intake for the day:

Breakfast
porridge and milk
coffee and milk

Lunch
tuna and salad sandwich, plus tomatoes

Mid-afternoon
grapes

Dinner
pasta with tuna, tomatoes, onions, peppers
Weight Watcher yoghurt

Day Ten - last day on the pre-op diet; day before going for the operation!

The day seems to have flown by. I took small boy over to the health visitor to get him weighed - he's put on just over 1lb since the end of November and now weighs 24lb 7ozs (hopefully I'll have lost that much soon!); he hadn't put on weight on the same scale as usual, but that might have something to do with the fact that he's going through a phase of only really wanting to eat toast and breadsticks. Fussy little critter.

I then spent an hour or so wandering round Henley, where I also had my lunch (not quite diet-worthy, but near enough) before heading home. My mum had arrived to stay for a few days to help with looking after small boy while I'm in hospital/laid up afterwards.

Food intake for the day

Breakfast
Porridge with milk
coffee with milk

Lunch
croque monsieur with salad
coffee with milk

Mid-Afternoon
mango chunks

Dinner
pasta with tuna, tomatoes, onions, peppers
Weight Watchers yoghurt

So, this is it. I'm all packed and ready to go in the morning. I'm staying in overnight, so probably won't be blogging again til at least Thursday. Let me wish you all well on your diets, and to any of you who are having the band before I get back online - I look forward to hearing all about it, soon!

5 comments:

  1. Good luck tomorrow in your Surgery Justine!!!

    I have heard of another bandster that had her monthly period when she went in to Surgery, & they wouldn't let her wear anything for protection until after the Surgery!! Hope yours goes better.

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  2. Good luck! Tomorrow will be great. As they say, tomorrows the first day of your new life on the "loosers bench". You can do it!

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  3. Good Luck Justine! Keep us posted when you're feeling better.

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  4. Hi there...new follower...I just wanted to say good luck! My surgery was last week, and it wasn't as bad as all that. Can't wait to read about your experience!

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