Anyway, I have to get an endoscopy next week, and do a sleep study to see if I have sleep apnea. Once I have those things taken care of, I'll come in for a follow-up with Dr. Scott and he'll get my surgery on the calendar as soon as he can. The nurse said I can expect to have my surgery in about a month, and I'm estimating more like 6 weeks just in case things don't go super smoothly. I asked if I should follow any specific eating plan between now and then and he said that I could eat normally all the way up until 3 days prior to surgery, when he'll put me on liquids. I know from reading some of your experiences that some surgeons prescribe a low carb, high protein, etc. diet for the weeks leading up to surgery...can some of you chime in with comments and give me some advice on stuff that worked for you? It would be nice to get a head start.
On a completely non-weight loss surgery related note, my BF Charles cracked me up last night. We were watching a commercial for an SUV that has one of those rear-camera monitors on the dash, so you can see things behind you and avoid hitting them. So there was a woman who looked on the monitor and saw a boy on his bike and stopped suddenly until he safely passed by. Charles says "I think I would be so confused by this at first. I'm so used to looking over my shoulder that I'd all of the sudden be watching this monitor and thinking 'Hey, I really like this show about the boy being run over by a car! Wait, what happened to my bumper and why is there blood everywhere?'"
One last thing--today is my little brother's birthday!! He is 28 today. Here are some pictures from when our family got together at his house on Saturday
Mike with his beautiful girlfriend Mel
Me and Mel
Mike and Charles
Mike and our Mom
Happy Birthday Mikey, I love you :)